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sparrowhawk

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I've been waking up in cold sweats wondering how much I overpaid for a Dunhill Shell Briar. For fun, I thought I'd ask the fun loving fellows and ladies how much I did spend on this pipe; I'll reveal how much the price was in a few days. The pipe is a Dunhill Shell Briar Classic, circa 1960, very nicely refurbished from what I can see, about 5 1/2 inches.


 

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pitchfork

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On ebay it would probably sell for $150-200. But if you like it, it doesn't matter that much if you paid a little more. It appears you bought it from a dedicated pipe seller, so you probably had some additional assurance that there were no hidden issues. That's worth at least a small premium I would say.

 

sparrowhawk

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Good question. I favor large chambers, so this shell is 4. 3 is just too small. Estimates are getting warm...

 

sparrowhawk

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No info about either, but I researched the seller and they appear to know their pipes, sell nothing but pipes, and even wrote a few blogs about pipes. As for stems, I actually prefer acrylic stems, so no problem there. And while I'm excited over getting a Dunhill shell, smoking quality always out-trumps aesthetics, although in this case I think i might have found a perfect balance.

 

sparrowhawk

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I'm sure I can find something for you for $100, though. Got a cracked Peterson 107, and another 307 on eBay .

 
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