I'm a mad collector and dealer of all sorts of interesting and unusual pieces. In recent years I've established a network of world wide clients for who I offer a "seek and find" service. I troll UK and European auctions, find interesting pipes and ask my client base if they'd like me to try and procure. I take a margin on the hammer price, add shipping costs and once payments cleared send off.
Every now and then I find Items that I'd like to keep. But my wife tells me "one thing in one thing out" so I've often got all sorts of things listed on eBay and elsewhere.