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19 Pipe Estate Collection

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  1. bigjoe

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    Browsing the local sale ads I came across an old pipe cabinet at an estate sale that came nearly filled with pipes for $75. Since I only recently started smoking pipes and only have a couple, I figured for the price of a new inexpensive briar and a little elbow grease to clean them up it was a good deal and a fun winter project.

    The set contains:

    Kaywoodie Standard, bulldog, 07C, Made in England
    Kaywoodie Drinkless, Synchro Stem, small billiard 6729, Made in England
    Dr Grabow Savoy, Prince
    Monogram Filter Dry, billiard, 67
    Monogram, small billiard
    Yellow-Bole Standard, dublin, 9242

    Denicotea Patent, apple with a silver band, 4
    Medico Guardsman, billiard with a carburetor hole
    "CIVIC" London Made, billard, 930, Made in England
    Beldor SAINT-CLAUDE, 09½
    Camden, billiard, 172
    Canadian, marked Canadian, 296, Made in France
    Jayne Original, saddle stem billiard, Made in Canada

    D-Plumb Perfect Pipe, dublin, 168
    no name, rusticated author
    Medway DeLuxe, rusticated bulldog
    Royal York, large billiard, Made in France
    Orlando British Made, small bulldog, 006
    no name, small apple

    Most of the brands don't have much information out there on them. The Kaywoodie model numbers and 4 hole stingers point to the billiard being from the 30's and the bulldog might be from the 40's-50's. Looks like a lot of them are European and might fall into the same eras, I'm really curious about most of their histories.

    All of them need at least a thorough cleaning and buffing up, a few were still half loaded with tobacco, most have very heavy cake, and they all smell like an old cellar. Some look like they were lit using a match by someone with really bad aim!

    Looking forward to giving them a try!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. pitchfork

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    Cool! Is that the Civic on top, with the silver band?

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  3. agnosticpipe

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    Great score! At about $4 a pipe, plus the cabinet, you can't go wrong! Looks like you got some nice old briar there, and I'm sure you'll find some history on most of them.
    Have fun cleaning them up, and smoking them.

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. xrundog

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    That's a good buy. There's no high grades, but I think you will have some good quality good smoking pipes.

    Cake aside, the bowls and stems look very serviceable. You did good!

    Life is good. But it's better with a pipe.
    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. darwin

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    Viewing with alarm since 1948.
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    Great score !!

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    Wow! Nice haul!

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    Denicotea Patent, apple with a silver band, 4

    Answered my own question -- I guess that's not the Civic with the silver band. Again, nice grab.

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    That Canadian, second row, second from the bottom looks sweeeet. Right up my alley in shape and measurements.

    Nice find man. I'm always envious when people have this type of luck at random estate sales. Happened to me a couple times, but never a haul like this. Congrats.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. newbroom

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    Where are the pics of the cabinet? That was probably worth what you paid.

    I was looking at a collection of cobs on fleabay yesterday and had intended to attempt to win, but I forgot and went to bed. 50 pipes went for just over $100. There were some real beauties in there too!

    Nice to see that you're serious about your rotation!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. derfatdutchman

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    Real nice score, all look like they where well taken care of.

    "The value of tobacco is best understood when it is the last you possess, and there is no chance of getting more."
    Bismark
    Posted 4 years ago #
  12. bigjoe

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    Thanks for improving the contrast darwin.

    A couple of them have been abused, but most are just really well used. They all have a few dings here and there and most of them are pretty filthy but it shouldn't take too much to get them into smoking shape. I'll have to post a few pictures as I work through them.

    The cabinet is really just a plain wood veneered box, luckily it has a similar finish to my cigar humidor so they'll probably end up on the same shelf.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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