I have wanted myself one of these just for the novelty factor, but think one would be nice to add to my collection. On a whim, I searched the bay today and found a beautiful version that had been "rarely smoked". So I snatched it up. Not sure how rare the hurricane standard pipe is, but it doesn't matter much to me, because I just wanted it because I wanted one. Can't wait to give her a clean and put her through a little smoke.