Where Do You Buy Estates?

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zerohunter

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I've only ever bought my estate pipes from eBay and from antique stores (when I get lucky). I find eBay to be a reliable source, but it can also be overwhelming. SPC is good too but is often outside my price range. Are there any other sites where you buy your estates?

 

zerohunter

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Feb 19, 2017
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Ash, totally forgot about Etsy. I've found some amazing deals there. I'll check out the others as well.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Not to the point, I know, but just to weigh in, I have been gifted two estate pipes and bought one from smokingpipes.com. Though many of my pipes are used enough to be homemade estate pipes, in effect, a few nearly 40 years old.

 

thomasw

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SP for my estate purchases: excellent service and very honest, candid condition reporting. One does pay a little premium, but SP backs anything it sells, taking away the worry of whether I am buying a lame pipe.

 

sablebrush52

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Jun 15, 2013
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Some I bought from my local B&M, many from eBay, some from other collectors, some from pipe shows, and some from Marty Pulvers, and Pipestud.

 

metalheadycigarguy

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Washington State
I've never used PipeStud or BriarBlues, but I've only ever heard great things from those two sites.

I've had great success through eBay over the last couple years, and have scored some amazing deals. Sometimes you just get lucky.

 

wyfbane

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In order of purchases:
EBay

Pipestud via EBay

Marty Pulver

Missouri Meerschaum

Tacoma Tinderbox (B&M)

Smokingpipes

This forum

P&C (used to have sick deals. Got my Butera pipe really reasonable)