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Keep Your Eye On THIS Auction --- It Will Go Nuclear

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  1. georged

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    The best example of its kind I've ever seen.

    (Pardon me while I go buy some lottery tickets... dashes for the door)

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-MINT-PATENT-ERA-1924-Dunhill-Shell-Briar-3-PIPE-BOX-SET-English-Estate-Pipe/362618372812?hash=item546dbd42cc:g:KuQAAOSwNXpcrrQm

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    Wow, those look spectacular! Item watched. Might have to get some popcorn and watch the sniping ensue with an hour to go. Already with 20 bids at over a thousand and it still had almost a week left. It'll be interesting.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    Wow this could be interesting.

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    Beautiful pipes! Hope they go to a good home to be smoked and enjoyed.

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    $400 a piece, for patent era blasts, seems about right. Their condition, and the fact that they're a cased set will add a premium. How much of a premium beyond their values individually is what we'll soon find out. I'll guess they'll close at $2K for the set, but that's totally just a guess...

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    Yeah, I’ve got this one saved on my watch list already. No doubt a great set that will head into the stratosphere.

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    Fun to watch like watching a Barret Jackson auto auction. Things I would love to own but could never get past my wife.

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    It the stems didn't have the Reg no stamped on them, I'd be suspicious. Those buttons look gi-normous! I predict $2642 for the set.

    Al

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    $ 2.500 ?

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    I predict it'll go over 3K.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    Over $ 5,000

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    A little heavy, crunchy on the photo sharpening, but not a bad looking trio....

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    I'd guess at around $4500 for the set. Condition is superb on all pipes as well as the case. If it doesn't hit at least the high 3's I'd be surprised. Right now there are no serious bids.

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    I’m with headhunter here, I think it’s going to at least go over 5 grand.

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    That is astounding. Gorgeous pipes. I hope they do go for 5 grand. Not to me of course.

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    $400 a piece, for patent era blasts, seems about right.

    My thinking as well. I wouldn't give more than $1500 for the set.

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    132 watchers. 1924. Wow! What a nice set. H. A. W. ? : Only missing some provenance, perhaps. Seems this pipe market is still somewhat alive

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    Hey for a hedge fund person at the high water mark, or a dot-com multi-millionaire, this is just walking around money. Two, six, or eight K, breezy easy. As Hemingway joked when Fitzgerald said, "The rich are not like you and me," Hem said, "Yes, they have more money."

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    Incredible pipes. I bet they will never be smoked

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    Thirteen bucks for shipping? I'll pass......

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    I'm guessing that the excitement picks up some as it gets closer to the end of the auction.

    Michael
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    That is a fantastic trio of pipes. I will guess $4750. Having a cased set like that would be so cool.

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    We should start a pool. Everyone ante up a new tin and the closest guess wins the pot, er, cellar.

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    You'd think at this level they could have used something nicer than a terrycloth towel as b/g... And they're used!!

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    I put in a bid of $1.98. Can't believe I got outbid.

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    Bits do look abnormally large...

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    Bits do look abnormally large...
    @davidy97.
    Yes, but I still want them
    I think the seemingly large bits on some of the pictures, may also have to do with the usual wideangle perspective distortion. Perhaps they did not use a proper lens for shooting these pipes, as we see so often here and everywhere....
    To see all the pictures of the case etc. you have to go to the description page below and if only looking with a mobile OS, then it is not that easy to see all the pictures.

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    I'm hoping to win the lottery tonight or tomorrow and then I'll place the winning bid. LOL.

    I don't care if the bits look a little large, they are still beautiful pipes.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
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    Ooooo, it went up $100 overnight. It's on my watch list. I bet it does get crazy in the last hour... like Game of Thrones crazy, ha ha!! I'll try to have popcorn ready.

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    We all need a little excitement sometimes. This should be amusing.

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    I’ve set a reminder for the auction end and have my $5 coupon code handy.

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    I put in a bid just to say I did. Not much danger of being successful at this level! However, I am tempted to put together a syndicate for a serious effort. I am thinking Embers should be good for it. Anyone else?

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    Provenance would be a plus, but maybe asking Chance privately would provide that. In the early days of eBay, things like this appeared frequently from sources who were totally unknown to the hobby and caused lots of excitement. The economy is strong, the market is more international than it has ever been, and thosee are fine looking pipes from a reputable seller. Certainly over 2K, but I expect an upside breakout. Only takes 2 bidders

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    A different sort of dunhill on Ebay, no bidders yet:

    dunhill cigs

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    I looked at the bids. Did the person placing the $3.00 bid really think they were going to win?

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    If you don't like those bits, you can just hit them with a Dremel after you win the auction!

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    Currently cheaper than a couple of yixing containers I have.

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    Yixing is no joke.

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    Just under 10 hours left and just over $1500.

    Everyone, don't forget your popcorn for the final 30 minute show tonight...

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    We need a betting sheet. $1 per guess entry. I am thinking 2900 is the final selling price.

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    3170

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    3170

    Must be Embers' secret max bid.

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    Nah, I threw $1650 at it and got outbid.

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    I was going to throw in a bid of $420, but I don't celebrate 4/20. I do however, celebrate 4/19.

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    I claimed $2,642 early on, because of the stems.

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    I do however, celebrate 4/19.

    Birthday?

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    First shot of the Revolution.

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    I claimed $2,642 early on, because of the stems.

    Color me confused.

    You think the stems aren't legit? Wouldn't be comfortable? Are merely black rubber instead of something truly attractive like glitter-infused, turquoise and chartreuse polkadot-swirl hand-cast acrylic?

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    First shot of the Revolution.

    Ah, shot heard 'round the world.

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    Two of the three top bidders have interesting records of bid retractions, especially the current top bidder. Frankly, I'd ban the sucker.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    ^^ Quite honestly, this is what I figured.

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    Color me confused.

    You think the stems aren't legit? Wouldn't be comfortable? Are merely black rubber instead of something truly attractive like glitter-infused, turquoise and chartreuse polkadot-swirl hand-cast acrylic?

    Just yanking everyone's chain! But, those are the largest buttons I've seen on a Dunhill of that vintage. (admittedly ,most are well used)

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Went significantly less than I thought it would!

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    ???

    It's still "running" with an hour plus left to go

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    Well they are just Dunhills. A Barling set like that would have already broken three grand.

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    Yes. Closing time is 8:20, PDT, and it's now at 7:18:14 PM PDT on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

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    I'm debating throwing two grand at it.

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    Do it

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    I'm debating throwing two grand at it.

    It is spring planting season...

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    Yikes, that would make each pipe $666!

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    It is spring planting season...

    That's what I was considering.

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    that would make each pipe $666!

    Today is 4/20, so the devils lettuce is apropos.

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    Today is 4/20, so the devils lettuce is apropos.

    $2,425.88

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    Wow, jumped $700.00 in a matter of seconds!

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    Wow, jumped $700.00 in a matter of seconds!

    The top bidder's max bid was likely above $2000, and snipers topped it.

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    Wow! One hell of a lot less than I expected. I guess those big tax refunds not showing up has had an effect on the market.

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    Basically, $800 per pipe and a handy, dandy carrying case. Not much more than if you bought 3 brand new white spots in a case at today's prices...

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  68. chasingembers

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    I guess those big tax refunds not showing up has had an effect on the market.

    Mine came in and spent most of it on tobacco. Went for more than I expected. Dunhill just doesn't have the power it used to.

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    +$216, anyone else do better?

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    Al, I wondered if you had won.

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