Will be interesting to see where this ends up. $450 US retail for a 4k Old Antiquari. Around $260 - 275 will get you one from Italy. I will be a spectator. Nice Castello, but Coppo makes lots of nice pipes.
Al, the funny thing is I know 4 or 5 people interested in 55's, and to them the pipe is a "tweener." They either want one smaller/shorter or one that has a G/GG size bowl. And all but one of them frequently buy from Italy, so even if they could get interested in the pipe Chance has up, they are going to lose interest at a point somewhere below new Italian retail.
I have seen eBay auctions like the first one before, but for a pipe that has zero claims to rarity?
(To repeat, I do consider it a very nice Castello).