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PostSubject: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:09 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ben-Wade-Family-Era-Estate-Pipe-Made-in-Leeds-England-Beautiful-/271194752743?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=8mzvPx7AxTm%252Bh%252BPjfhBnKard23w%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:14 pm

Nah, I'm good. What a Face Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:21 pm

Amen to that for sure! DAMN What a Face Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:21 pm

That's an old school Brit original. Pedigree without the pomp.

Looks like Lucifer nabbed it, given the sixes in the final bid. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:23 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
That's an old school Brit original. Pedigree without the pomp.

Looks like Lucifer nabbed it, given the sixes in the final bid. Laughing

Heh! Looks like the devil scored a deal or made a deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:25 pm

PeeDee knows.

So does Mr. E.

& Mumbles.

And a few other gentlemen of experience & taste.

Shocked 66 freaking dollars ! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:31 pm

A few years ago you could nab a Lowes for that kind of money, then the word got out. Barlings didn't always command the kind of money you see today, nor did many Charatans. Same thing. This pipe will clean up nicely, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if it sells for three times that, three years from now.

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 10:37 pm

Charatan always considered Ben Wade (Leeds) as their only real competitor.

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Fri May 03, 2013 11:01 pm

Anybody see what vintage GBDs are going for nowadays? affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sat May 04, 2013 2:35 am

Dayum! Shocked

These are every bit as good as any Brit pipe of the period.

Most people aren't even aware there was a Wade family era. Unfortunately, the image of being a Charatan second is what has stuck in people's minds. Not bad for the value, but nothing to do with the Leeds pipes.

Anyhow, with that said, it seems like the cat's out of the bag already. Starting price on a similar pipe is $90:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EARLY-BEN-WADE-FAMILY-ERA-WALNUT-English-Estate-Pipe-e70-/251220207208

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sat May 04, 2013 7:47 am

Is this pipe really worth more than $66, I don't have a lot of knowledge about the value of these pipes, but the condition to me looks bad, the top of the bowl and the stem has been sanded, and the picture of the inside of the bowl looks to be as tho the draft hole went to deep and started to gouge the outside wall of the tobacco chamber and also in the same pic it makes it look like the draft hole is high, and at the stem shank junction looks a little funky as tho it might be a replacement stem, or maybe they were taken apart and buffed separately ?

or again am I just being to picky? LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sat May 04, 2013 8:04 am

You're picky! Evil or Very Mad Laughing

If you look at the second auction referenced in this thread, that's pretty much what the first pipe will end up looking like after a restoration. It looks a little rough, but it's old. You're talking (if memory serves) pre WWII golden age of British pipe making. It's a romance and nomenclature pipe, a collector.

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sat May 04, 2013 8:51 am

A bomb took them out during WW II.

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sat May 04, 2013 9:52 am

BigCasino wrote:
Is this pipe really worth more than $66, I don't have a lot of knowledge about the value of these pipes, but the condition to me looks bad, the top of the bowl and the stem has been sanded, and the picture of the inside of the bowl looks to be as tho the draft hole went to deep and started to gouge the outside wall of the tobacco chamber and also in the same pic it makes it look like the draft hole is high, and at the stem shank junction looks a little funky as tho it might be a replacement stem, or maybe they were taken apart and buffed separately ?

or again am I just being to picky? LOL


Your observations are right on. The stem does look funky, and the bowl has a major indentation from over from over zealous pipe cleaner usage.
And if shinypipes only charged $95 for the other pipe, then the $66 doesn't seem too far out of line, as he always over values his pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sat May 04, 2013 9:19 pm

I submitt this as the kicking myself. Was bidding on it and could have had all that beautiful blast to my self for under 30 bucks shipped. Kid started hollaring turned to handle him and when I looked again I missed it by a few seconds. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Evil or Very Mad

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161016091194?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_118wt_1171
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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sun May 05, 2013 7:49 am

Thanks for the education Fellas, the history of the brand would definitely attract the serious collector, I am not into the historical type of collecting yet, I am still at the "that's a nice looking pipe" collector stage Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sun May 05, 2013 8:26 am

Some pipes become icons.

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PostSubject: Re: Commence Kicking Yourselves   Sun May 05, 2013 9:06 am

Yak wrote:
Some pipes become icons.

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Others are suitable as wallpaper.
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