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Pipes505

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Jul 14, 2023
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New Mexico
I was always fascinated by my grandfather’s pipe collection, which I inherited at around age 11. Dunhills, pre-transition Barlings, Sasieni, Charatan, Comoy all 1940s-early ‘60s. I’ve been a pipe enthusiast ever since. But all these years later (about to turn 54), and I never smoked any of his old high-grades. Only pipe’s I’ve bought. I guess I just always wanted to keep the old-timers in their professionally refurbished condition. Well, for some reason, I woke up today and said today’s the day, and I smoked my first Dunhill. No idea why today was the day. But I’m glad I did. There was something special about it. And it won’t be the last time.
 

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Lifer
Nov 14, 2020
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I noticed several of the Dunhills have pretty oxidized looking stems. Hopefully they haven’t been that way since you’ve had them. On an Enthusiasts side, several of those pipes would fetch a serious 3 digit figure of many hundreds $$$.

Considering the sentiment, and value, I’d clean the oxidation out, also oxidized stems don’t taste nice either.

Nice looking collection enjoy them. :)
 
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Pipes505

Lurker
Jul 14, 2023
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70
New Mexico
Pipe enthusiast or Pipe smoker?

I noticed several of the Dunhills have pretty oxidized looking stems. Hopefully they haven’t been that way since you’ve had them. On an Enthusiasts side, several of those pipes would fetch a serious 3 digit figure of many hundreds $$$.

Considering the sentiment, and value, I’d clean the oxidation out, also oxidized stems don’t taste nice either.

Nice looking collection enjoy them. :)
Any suggestions for getting that oxidation off and, more importantly, keeping it off?
 

OverMountain

Lifer
Dec 5, 2021
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Western Caccalack Hinterlands
I was always fascinated by my grandfather’s pipe collection, which I inherited at around age 11. Dunhills, pre-transition Barlings, Sasieni, Charatan, Comoy all 1940s-early ‘60s. I’ve been a pipe enthusiast ever since. But all these years later (about to turn 54), and I never smoked any of his old high-grades. Only pipe’s I’ve bought. I guess I just always wanted to keep the old-timers in their professionally refurbished condition. Well, for some reason, I woke up today and said today’s the day, and I smoked my first Dunhill. No idea why today was the day. But I’m glad I did. There was something special about it. And it won’t be the last time.
That is an enviable collection! Chapeau!
 

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Part of the Furniture Now
Dec 25, 2021
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Nice collection of your grandpa's precious pipes...I am sure he would want you to smoke them and enjoy them as he did...I bet it is a lot of special going on smoking them...Enjoy!!I would never sell them but smoke them...there is plenty of people doing restorations here -stems are labor intensive if they are really bad..
 
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Pipes505

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Jul 14, 2023
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New Mexico
Nice collection of your grandpa's precious pipes...I am sure he would want you to smoke them and enjoy them as he did...I bet it is a lot of special going on smoking them...Enjoy!!I would never sell them but smoke them...there is plenty of people doing restorations here -stems are labor intensive if they are really bad..
Some baking soda and water is taking it right off!
 

Sobrbiker

Lifer
Jan 7, 2023
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Holy crap, 43yrs of sitting on them?!
I was 55 and hadn’t smoke a pipe before (at least not as we discuss smoking pipes here 😉) when my father gave me his pipes (nice, but nowhere near that nice of a collection) as a pre-inheritance (he’s 93 and still truckin’ as best he can) last fall.
I had them out of the box I shipped them home in the day they hit home and had cleaned up and smoked at least 3 within a week.
He was tickled when I texted him my avatar pic smoking his Sven Lar.
I’m sure your grandpa’s glad your enjoying them
 
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