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Where Do You Buy Estates?

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  • Started 2 years ago by zerohunter
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  1. zerohunter

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    I've only ever bought my estate pipes from eBay and from antique stores (when I get lucky). I find eBay to be a reliable source, but it can also be overwhelming. SPC is good too but is often outside my price range. Are there any other sites where you buy your estates?

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  2. ashdigger

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    You can try Etsy, BriarBlue, Mkelaw or pulversbriar.

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    Also pipestud (Steve Fallon) runs his own sales.

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    From real estate agents

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    Ash, totally forgot about Etsy. I've found some amazing deals there. I'll check out the others as well.

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    I have been pleased with estate pipes I have acquired in Pipestuds auctions.

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    Mostly from Briarblues, Pulvers Briar and Smokingpipes.com., but I do dance with eBay on occasion.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Not to the point, I know, but just to weigh in, I have been gifted two estate pipes and bought one from smokingpipes.com. Though many of my pipes are used enough to be homemade estate pipes, in effect, a few nearly 40 years old.

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    Auctions, forums and fellow pipe smokers. A couple from the local tobacconist.

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    Blue Room Briars & Marty Pulvers. I Ebay as well.

    Tim

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    SP for my estate purchases: excellent service and very honest, candid condition reporting. One does pay a little premium, but SP backs anything it sells, taking away the worry of whether I am buying a lame pipe.

    After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.

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    If I were to buy another estate it would be from SP or Pipestud.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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    Some I bought from my local B&M, many from eBay, some from other collectors, some from pipe shows, and some from Marty Pulvers, and Pipestud.

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    E Bay has been very good to me

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    I can vouch for both Pipestud and Marty Pulvers.

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    Ebay has been very successful for me.

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    Bought a couple from Briarblues. I would highly recommend

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    I've never used PipeStud or BriarBlues, but I've only ever heard great things from those two sites.
    I've had great success through eBay over the last couple years, and have scored some amazing deals. Sometimes you just get lucky.

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    In order of purchases:

    EBay
    Pipestud via EBay
    Marty Pulver
    Missouri Meerschaum
    Tacoma Tinderbox (B&M)
    Smokingpipes
    This forum
    P&C (used to have sick deals. Got my Butera pipe really reasonable)

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    Bought several from Marty Pulvers.

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    Some of the older pipers may know different than me but I feel that this is the golden age of purchasing estate pipes. The way I see it is that the first wave of the boomers are either quitting the pipe or just passing away and the grand kids would rather have the money than take up the hobby. My friend who owns our local B&M just the other day had a young woman come into his shop stating that her grandfather just passed and what would he give her for the pipes. She had a Savinelli Autograph, Dunhill Root Briar, Mark Tinsky and a Jody Davis Cardinal. He told me it happens at least once a month. I like to hit up the estate sales in my area and sometimes the local antique shops. I've also put wanted ads on Craig's list.

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    You gotta go where the pipes are that you want! As to eBay, they work out just fine for me, all you have to do is use common sense and pay what you want to pay and no more.

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    Mkelaw-pipes is a great source, too. I've missed out on several amazing pipes from there and everyone who gets pipes there are always very happy.

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