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Snagged a New Mastro De Paja off Ebay

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  1. numbersix

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    Picked it up for only $82, unsmoked, brand new. I don't know the actual value of the pipe, but from researching, I believe I paid less than half it's value. Regardless, I know it's a good price no matter what. I've had it for over a month now, but only now got around to posting it. Smokes beautifully btw.

    "Be seeing you"


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  2. peckinpahhombre

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    Beautiful. You got a great deal.

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  3. sparroa

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    $200 seems about average for many Mastro de Paja pipes.

    I don't know what this one is worth, but it is definitely worth $82 by any measure...

    Congrats.

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  4. cigrmaster

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    six, that was a steal, great looking pipe. I think Mastro's are a very underrated brand. I still have one that I will keep forever because of how well it smokes even though it has an acrylic stem.

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    Thanks guys - much appreciated!

    I think Mastro's are a very underrated brand. I still have one that I will keep forever because of how well it smokes even though it has an acrylic stem.

    It's a maker I've kept my eye on because I've heard a lot of positive things about them. I knew from researching that if I picked it up for under $100 (especially since it was new, unsmoked), I could be assured I wouldn't over pay.

    It's a great pipe, very lightweight - solid smoker.

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    I really like the finish.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Nice looking pipe, Number6.

    I bought an estate one off Ebay a few months ago and find it to be a great smoking pipe. It gives a dry smoke, similiar to my Ascortis.

    I prefer vulcanite stems, but can live with an acrylic stem if it's well shaped and on a good smoking pipe.

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    Very nice pipe, Six and you got it for a great price, congratulations!

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    Thanks a lot guys - appreciate the feedback! I am very happy with this pipe - great smoker.

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  10. allan

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    No 6, it looks like it is between a group 4 and 5?

    Hope it gives you years of good smoking

    Allan

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    Good score. Enjoy.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  12. ohin3

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    I dig it. I only have one Mastro De Paja but it never fails to deliver a near if not perfect smoke. Love their aesthetic and the texture of their rustication. Enjoy that pipe my friend and label me just a little bit jealous.

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  13. captainsousie

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    Good catch and great deal. Hope it smokes great for ya.

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  14. deleon

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    Talk about Lucky!!!! Great Buy!

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  15. yadan

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    "I don't know the actual value of the pipe, but from researching, I believe I paid less than half it's value. Regardless, I know it's a good price no matter what."

    Exactly the point! A pipe (or anything else, for that matter) is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

    Enjoy your beautiful pipe!

    "I'm always easy to please since I'm always satisfied with the very best." - Oscar Wilde
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  16. zonomo

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    really nice pipe. The kind you will have 20 years from now.

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  17. numbersix

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    Thanks a lot guys - appreciate the comments!

    Exactly the point! A pipe (or anything else, for that matter) is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

    This is very true - but I am a well-known skin-flint. If I paid more than I could buy elsewhere, I'd be kicking myself!!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. bentmike

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    Great pipe six. Love the classic lines.

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    Masto de Paja pipes have a wide range of finishes, grades, and prices. They all use the same briar and personally I have never smoked a bad one. Like cigrmaster said they are a very underrated brand. Congrats on a really good grab on that billiard, I'm sure ot won't be your last Masto.

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    Congratulations on your new pipe. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

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    Thanks a lot guys - it's really is a superb smoker, beautiful to look at too (the photos don't do it justice believe it or not).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. mso489

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    That's a beautifully proportioned and crafted pipe, so conspicuously handmade in one of the classic shapes. It has always fascinated me
    that a significant number of pipes reach the estate market unsmoked, maybe as much as five percent. For some, the impulse to collect
    must go on after the impulse to smoke ... or something. Some of the boxed high-end collector's presentation sets may just strike their
    recipients as too nice to smoke. I don't want anything too nice to smoke! This one is perfection. Smoke away!

    Posted 1 year ago #

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