Well said. Then I think about the pipes that I have bought new and where they will end up in 60 or 70 plus years.But I’m a history buff and it’s humbling to interact with or own objects that have already lived previous lives. It gives you a sense of perspective on the fleeting nature of the here and now, thinking about somebody else being a young man or woman half a century ago on another continent, smoking the very pipe you hold in your hands now.
I do think of this often myself. Might just do what Cosmic is going to do with his collection... Leave a couple behind for family and/friends then burn the rest with me!Well said. Then I think about the pipes that I have bought new and where they will end up in 60 or 70 plus years.
Both. (And you thought you wouldn't get a straight answer out of me!) Tschiraldi's got it right on quality too, esp. when it comes to GBDs/Comoys. BITD pre-Cadogan other than those two there were no finer British pipes other than BBB & Barling. (And yes, I *deliberately* EXclude D*nh*ll, even though I had one.) But back to the query...appeal to you more financial or nostalgic/romantic
@Don - I do have a couple of the Hunter style pipes that I found and did very little restoration on simply because I don't like the stems but liked the looks. I have this one and another one that is a sitter.I would be interested in hearing other folks talk about this subject of preservation verses total restoration. I should note that I am a history guy and work for a Historical Commission / Museum so my views may be much different than others.
Yeah, I remember that S&G of yous, pappy. Really intrigued me since I hadn't known of them before. Quite a score on that one!Salmon & Gluckstein with a silver band hallmarked for 1896.