...and that is why I have given some of my nicest and best smokers to friends who are younger than me...I would like my pipes to go on living after I am taking the dirt nap...and it also makes another person happy. Kind of a win/win solution.
It’s not mine, someone donated this stuff to Goodwill and it is being auctioned off, I’m not a bidder either just though you all might wish to see what happens at times although this is the largest lot I’ve seen on Goodwills auctions. Going to make someone happy digging through it.
There's a bloody rare Dunhill SK right up front there. That pipe alone is probably worth more than the bid at this point. I've already got one, but ... for someone who wants a rarity, there it is.
Which is rather odd, looking at the rest of the pipes, so it makes me wonder if that's what it really is, but I've never seen anything else that looks even remotely close to it.
Had I not already had a 1950 birth year SK I would have bid on the auction just for it, I’m not saying this is totally horrible since Goodwill will benefit from the auction and for all I know that was the intention of their owner, all I’m pointing out is if you have some wishes for your pipe collection make sure you spell it out in writing, regards.
If you have a fine collection, or if you just have a nice stable of pipes some pricey but most not, leave instructions of how your kin can find a pro to sell 'em on commission and get some benefit. Folks could select out keepsake pipes, if they want them, but better to leave a benefit than a burden. Not to be morbid, but another great thing to do is to leave instructions on memorial service or funeral including clergy, location, speakers, format, family or close friends to speak (alternates in case all don't survive you). Music. Readings. This really takes the weight off the survivors. My late wife who was several notches above intelligent called in her brother, her mother's favorite child, and issued him all the same instructions she gave me (we'd worked on together). So when I came up with the "crazy plan," my brother-in-law said, yep, that's what she said. No problems. I did all the work, but no one ever contradicted that these were the wishes of the deceased, which they were.
The vikings had the right idea: pile all of your pipes and tobaccos in a longship and (after a proper charring light) set the boat out with the tide.
Or was that weapons and treasure? Meh, same idea. Works for me.