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I Scored a Comoy's Made 499 on the Cheap!

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  • Started 1 year ago by samcoffeeman
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  1. samcoffeeman

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    Well, I've been looking for a 499 for a while. This one came up on eBay a short time ago and I got it for about $20. It's a good score, considering a similar second(The St. James) of this model sold for over $100. This one was made for Leonard Pipe shop, stamped Dover Deluxe with the old Comoy's Made in England stamp, which should date it to late '30s-'40s. I read an article that said Leonard's was known for having high grade pipes made for their shop by well known makers. I'll post some more pics when I get time for the restoration. Hopefully soon!



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    Nice score! Should clean up like a champ by looking at it...

    "the weez"...
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    Yo Sam - very nice! I have a Leonard's too. Think they were a Portland, OR shop that had Comoy do their house pipes.

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    les

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Nice pipe Sam, enjoy it. By the way, I was smoking 2014 Robert McConnell Scottish Cake this morning, the one you sent me during last year's SS event. It is an amazing blend.

    Javan
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Terrific score, that pipe should clean up well, as it’s already in nice shape. It really doesn’t need much more than a good reaming, stem polishing and general briar polishing. The bent Rhodesian is one of my very favorite shapes as well, please post pics of her all cleaned up, should be a real beauty, congrats.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    A good Rhody is a beautiful thing.

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