Sunday afternoon we went to an antique store about an hour away. My wife was looking for, uh, something, and I was looking for old pipes. I found several, mostly way over priced, at least for my budget. And she bought some stuff.
Anyway, I did locate a dirty, grimy Wally Frank Shipmate in a Rhodesian shape. It wasn't too expensive or in too bad shape so I brought her home with me. A good cleaning and some oxidation work on the stem was all it really needed. It was not even broken in yet, with bare briar showing in most of the bowl. It smoked really well, kind of felt like I had a piece of NOS except to my surprise I got no gurgle or dampness, except in the dottle.
I think she's a keeper.