A Gert Holbek Polonius Landed

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OzPiper

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Landed a white whale yesterday - a Gert Holbek Polonius

I reached out to a collector of Danish pipes - Pibe Dan and Gert Holbek in particular. He very generously agreed to sell me one of his 9 (yes, nine) Gert Holbek Poloniuses. He has the most enviable collection of Gert Holbeks - at least one of every shape Holbek produced.

What was very impressive to me was a photo showing his line-up of the Poloniuses. None were identical, each one an individual.image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
 

OzPiper

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Can you post the picture of the lineup?
Group of Holbek Poloniuses ?? Polonii ?? He "forgot" a couple of others that he had - they we're left out of the photo accidentally.
Mine is the 2nd from the right.
The sandblast is a beauty. The one on the right is more of an egg/brandy, but Holbek calls it a Polonius as well.image.jpg beautyimage.jpg
 
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alaskanpiper

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OK fine, here's mine. An ebay score for $123. Black Sandblasted Polonius. I'm pretty sure it has a replacement stem though. Smokes like a dream.

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