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A Mother Load has fallen Into my lap and I think I need help.....

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  1. vespertillio

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    Have you ever had one of those days when things seem to go right? It has been a while since I've posted but I usually check in once or twice a week to keep up with my fellow brothers. Life has been extremely busy as of late but it has not stopped me from at least checking in from time to time. There have been a few hardships lately which have caused some Financial pain but I've stayed true to my core Instinct of workmanship and have plugged along. Today a gift fell into my lap which consisted of over 200 estate pipes via a Craigslist ad. It only had one picture to go on and that was what looked to be a cooler of a tub of pipes. I decided to lowball him see if he would take my offer and to my surprise he did. When I went to pick them up I didn't quite realize how heavy 200 plus pipes could actually weigh. I'm hoping to clean and sell off quite a few of these but I'm also hoping that there will be a few in the lot that folks in here are looking for. I was wondering if there happens to be anybody in the Colorado area who might be able to help me sort this treasure. I know some but could definitely use some help. If anyone is interested please PM me. I don't want to make a lot of money off of these but some definitely will go to help with bills. I'm hoping there are a few in here that folks are looking for. I'll start the inventory this week. I'm not quite sure how to take this all in but for now...excited is the word. From what I can tell so far they are all used and well appreciated. A lot of cleaning will have to be done but I think I'm ready for it. Anyway, if there's a member here from Colorado who can help me I would have greatly appreciate some help to go through these. Best wishes to all.

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  2. scrooge

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    Way to go. Good luck.

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    well, that post is a good tease, but better would be mention of a few brands you've noticed in the box.
    Good luck with these!

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    Can you share a photo of the lot?

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    Man that sounds like a summer project from heaven, post some photos when you can

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    Here's the first picture. I'll try to get more later. Many thanks for the replies all.

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    Could we see the pipes?

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    Nice find, can't wait to see some pics of the pipes. I'm always on the lookout for old Comoys, particularly Grand Slams and any pipes that just say London Made on them I'd be interested.

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    Oh, man! I feel a bad case of PAD coming in the near future. Can't wait to see what's on offer!

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    If these have already been sorted by someone with some knowledge, you may find some choice rescues. If these were just bundled by someone who didn't know pipes, you might find anything. Best of luck. At the least, I think you'll find some good resto candidates.

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    My dad lives in colorado but he unfortunatly doesn't know much about pipe restoration. But would love to see what you come across.

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    What a crazy thing to stumble onto. Good luck!

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    KEEP US POSTED ! LOOKING GOOD !

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    What a find. Good luck.

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    Screw the pipes! How much do you want for the polystyrene box?

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    Sort them by country of make, English, Danish, American etc. It will be interesting to see what you have there...

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    Looking forward to more pictures.

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    If my mothers load fell into my lap I would be grossed out and haunted for life... but if you're happy, im happy for you?

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    I'm in Fort Collins. If you are in the Denver area or northwards, I'd be glad to help. I sent you a PM.

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    Hello all,

    I apologize for the lateness in getting some pictures. I did have enough time to get some today. well at least enough time to lay them out and at least redo the cooler with some padding rather than the jumbled mess. I didn't get a chance to really look at them all individually. I did see some Lorenzo's, mauro armellini, GBD, Kaywoody, O'clock, Jobey, Stern crest and at least one Peterson. The next thing to do will be a best effort inventory. Some kind folks have offered help and I will definitely be accepting and very appreciative. Anyway, here are some pictures. I apologize for bandwidth breakdown.



    That's not all if the pictures but I just wanted to at least update the thread. More info to come though I'm just not quite sure when. Cheers all.

    Fred

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    OMFG!

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    There are some interesting ones in there. I see a cutty and some danish shapes.

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    -Holy shit!

    I can see some good ones even at a glance ...

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    Holy shit, that's a lot of pipeflesh! Are you going to open a retail shop with all those?

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    Sixth pic. Second Row. Second from left. Like.

    Lots of other good picks in the batch though. Good catch! Congrats!

    RESPECT THE PIPE!
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    -Holy shit!

    +1

    @davet: that is truly disturbing lol.

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    By my count that is around 230 pipes and many of them look to be in decent shape. What a great find. I can not wait to hear how this works out for you. Happy puffing.

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    That's a whole lot of pipes going on!

    The ones that catch my eye, from left to right,

    Pic 2 top: #1 GBD Perspex, #3 looks like a Comoy's made Woodstock, #5 nice grained bent, #9
    bottom: #2 Sasieni Old England (?), #6 Stanwell (?)

    Pic 3 bottom: #5 Stanwell (?), #6 interesting shape and finish

    Pic 4 top: #9

    Pic 5 top: #3 Ascorti (?), #4 nice square shanked bent

    Pic 7 bottom: #6

    Pic 8 bottom: #5 Stanwell (?), #7 Barling's (?)

    Pic 10 top: #3

    Pic 12 top: #7
    bottom: #'s 2, 4, and 6

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    Vespertillio:

    You did good, hoss.

    Several fellow Coloradans have already chimed in, but I could be there Memorial Day Weekend for 48 hours of straight through labor. I'll take care of my accommodations but I will require food, coffee and bourbon.

    Fnord in Kansas

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    CHA-CHING $$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Excellent score! Those pipes look to be in really good shape, and there are some really nice looking pipes in the lot. Good luck with the restorations.

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    Oh my goodness! What a haul. You did good! I wish you were closer to WA. I would help in a heartbeat. You may want to just list them out just to make us all more jealous. ha ha. There are some there that are mighty fun to look at.

    Good job!!

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    Woooow Congratulations on that haul!!!!!! That is just amazing !

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    I don't even have words for that. Amazing.

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    Sweet!!! Looks like they aren't beat up or hammered like a Yard Dart. Congratulations!!

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    That's pretty exciting, there are some definite keepers in there. I think that GBD Perspex looks amazing!

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    Good grief!

    You could go swimming in all those.
    Definitely a few basket pipes mixed in, but I'm guessing quite a few are keepers.

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    I can only dream

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    Holy smoke!! I am also in the denver area.. Sounds like you may have things under control. What a score!

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    Wow! That's some undertaking!

    I like the little black acorn with the diamond shank. Do you know who made it?

    Also, does one pipe have some sort of vent holes in the rim?

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    Simply amazing. Awesome. Congrats

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    Dang, I thought I was doing good. I gave a guy a bunch of old siding and some cabinets for his new place and he came up with 20 pipes in 2 racks he bought from a storage unit sale. Every one of those pipes is ghosted with the same floral/baby powder note that I'd like to figure out what it is. I'm fairly certain it isn't Lakeland, I find Lakeland somewhat off putting but this is a friendly ghost. It may be from some long extinct blend as these pipes appear to have been in storage since the 70s.

    Congratulations on your massive haul. I really like the light grained bent pot with the clear acrylic stem. There are several others that caught my eye but that one really flips my skirt. Looks like a few Cayugas in there.

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    Massive. Impressive. Thanks for posting the photos!

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    Is the pipe circled in Red a Rope pipe and if so could I see a closer picture of it? I am interested in it maybe if you want to sell it for a good price.

    As my Drill Sergeant would say when I was in boot camp.... "Smoke em if ya got em"
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    What'a haul. OMG!!!

    I don't know where I'm going...but sooner or later I'll get there.
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    I look through those pictures again and am very happy for you, man. A lot of work, but so much awesomeness too!

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    Great find. Christmas in March. I saw one "Doodler" in there. There are three that are rusticated to look like tree stumps. I had a couple of those by a maker who was from Arkansas if I recall correctly. They were well made, interesting pipes. Sold them to buy the next great thing. I am in Denver as well, by the way. PM me if I can be of any assistance.

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