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Tinsky Christmas Pipe Collection on Ebay

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  1. ssjones

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    This is a little sad.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/192766490500?ul_noapp=true

    The seller is just a big fan of Tinsky pipes and used to be a participating forum member (tinpan). I met in at the last CORPS show in Va, where he showed this collection, and had a ready to print book. The book never made it. I'm sure his name was Robin, but I can't recall the last name.

    The seller was a customer of the now closed JB Hayes show in Northern VA (John Hayes ran that one). Johns son, Matthew still runs the JB Hayes in Winchester VA. As mentioned in the ebay ad, John was one of the original seller of Tinsky Christmas pipes. John makes a living as a fishing guide on the Potomac and Mark is a big fishing enthusiast, so I guess they hit it off early. JM Boswell well said they all three used to travel to shows together, I guess that would have been in the late 80's?

    Robin started thread here in 2013, with a Tinsky Advent theme, detailing a pipe per day.
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/american-smoking-pipe-company-christmas-pipes-advent-calender

    It's too bad that Robin's health forces the sale. He was quite passionate about this collection, I'm sure it pains him to sell it. I remember him being a decent guy, but a tad optimistic in this sale.

    Al

    Posted 7 months ago #
  2. ashdigger

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    Too bad..... and too optimistic.

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    Posted 7 months ago #
  3. wyfbane

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    Wow. Nice pipes, but spendy.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    It's a beautiful collection at an ugly price.

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    Posted 7 months ago #
  5. spartacus

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    Those are beautiful pipes. Unfortunately, I think his potential buyers is a pretty short list.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  6. aquadoc

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    So 34 Tinsky pipes at 1000usd(more or less) per pipe. What does a custom made pipe run these days?

    "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and sex, you don't actually live longer; it just seems that way."
    Posted 7 months ago #
  7. dochudson

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    Current Xmas pipes run $225 +/- depending on finish and grade.

    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Range? $50 to $10,000! Average? Median? A new one from an established but not revered (or dead) carver I'd GUESS is around $400.

    Thank God I am not a fan of most of Mr. Tinsky's creations....Thinking a new car for wifey instead of that collection!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 7 months ago #
  9. mityahicks

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    Awesome pipes at a I don't want to sell this price. Appeasing the better half?

    Posted 7 months ago #
  10. ssjones

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    Awesome pipes at a I don't want to sell this price. Appeasing the better half?

    You might have something there! Someone remind me about this tactic in 20 years.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  11. daveinlax

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    It's sad when a collector is forced out due to health. You can't blame a guy for trying.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  12. kcghost

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    Well, it could happen that he gets bite at that price but I wouldn't think so.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  13. raevans

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    Other than John Hayes, I think that Robin is the only other person to have the entire Christmas Pipe Collection. When he came to shows and displayed them, he would be offered outrageous amounts for them. Who knows, maybe he will get what he is asking for. I wish him the best of luck.

    Posted 7 months ago #

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