That sums me up. I have a couple pipes that haven't seen a match. I have enough pipes to smoke of the same brand, shape and size that I want to keep a few new. 8OI can imagine any habit of smoking or not smoking your pipes, or smoking some and not others.
If you want to have a collection of pipes in pristine condition, in addition to your stable of smoking
pipes, that's fine too.
Not in this case. Unsmoked sets from that era are rarer than honest politicians. Touch fire and the value drops enormously. This is a completely different corner of the hobby.The best thing about pipes is that smoked or unsmoked they don't really lose much value if kept in good condition.