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PostSubject: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:27 pm

Fetching a pretty impressive price. Even with the gold and the nomenclature, it's going for a fortune.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300925981352?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:16 pm

Take away the gold band & the white spot and it doesn't have that much on my Sasquatch.

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:24 pm

I haven't seen your Sas, but that Dunhill has spectacular angel hair straight grain
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:40 pm

Well, it does say " 1 of 1" on the shank so you'll have a true one-off that no one else would have . Got to sty up with ones priorities in life Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:10 pm

Whatever you think of the pipe, wouldn't it suck to be the guy who apparently got outbid by $.01 on a $6,100.00 pipe?
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:47 pm

<shaking head>

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:55 pm

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I haven't seen your Sas

It's been in two fairly recent posts, FWIW.

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:17 pm

Very strange.

I went back just now to find the threads & link to them.

In this thread
http://brothersofbriar.forumotion.com/t23822-todd-bannards-let-s-see-em

I posted a link to this thread
http://brothersofbriar.forumotion.com/t23265-sasquatch

When I click on it, what comes up is
The topic or post you requested does not exist

The second thread has been similarly erased.

Somebody here must like me even more than I suspected  Laughing 

Or else he's got a grudge with Sas ? scratch 

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:33 pm

That Dunnie is a super nice piece of wood. Very, very finely grained. 6000 bucks worth? Well, someone thinks so.
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:19 pm

Yak wrote:
Very strange.
I went back just now to find the threads & link to them.
In this thread
http://brothersofbriar.forumotion.com/t23822-todd-bannards-let-s-see-em
I posted a link to this thread
http://brothersofbriar.forumotion.com/t23265-sasquatch
When I click on it, what comes up is
The topic or post you requested does not exist
The second thread has been similarly erased.
Somebody here must like me even more than I suspected  Laughing 
Or else he's got a grudge with Sas ?  scratch 
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I don't think anyone's messing with you Yak. That post was in the midst of the "New Editor for Forumotion" surprise for the forum last month when everything got screwed up and the format got tweaked. . I lost a pic I had posted at that time too.

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:29 pm

I agree it's a gorgeous pipe, and I wasn't Dunhill bashing (I like em well enough), but you could see the bidding frenzy coming a mile off on this one.

One of one, made specially for Iwan Ries for an anniversary. I don't know if the shop stamping on the gold band helps or detracts from the value, honestly. The grain is pretty damned nice. Pipe is probably worth close to a grand without that white dot and those stars.

Definitely a collectors pipe. I'd smoke it and ruin it.

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:39 pm

BTW, this collectors chaser special shouldn't go unmentioned.

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:42 pm

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Definitely a collectors pipe. I'd smoke it and ruin it.

Same here Twisted Evil  But then we are Pipe Smokers, not Collectors Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:45 pm

DR (Dead Root) Dunhills almost always bring outrageous prices. Unsmoked DR's don't show up very often. Like Sas said, wonderful pipe - but $6k wonderful? Only to the right collector. I suspect this one will never see a match.
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:49 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
BTW, this collectors chaser special shouldn't go unmentioned.

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Definitely signs the economy is getting better, or the top %s are spending Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:50 pm

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...this one will never see a match.  

I'd have Kyle christen it with his beloved Borkum Riff. If you're going to deflower and defile something, do it with some authority.

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:37 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
BTW, this collectors chaser special shouldn't go unmentioned.

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I was following this one, just out of curiosity, it went for a bit over 3K. As far as the Dunhill, I would think the Iwan Reis detracts from it a bit. Some people can spend 6K on a pipe like I spend $50, doesn't matter.
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:12 am

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:35 am

I agree the selling price of this pipe was ridiculous. It was a tremendously grained piece however and probably the nicest Dunhill I ever saw, but still. I do not understand how someone could buy a pipe with no intention of ever smoking it. There are cooler useless objects of art you could frivolously spend your money on if you just want to look at them. A pipe is a tool for smoking tobacco.
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:55 am

The gold band (check the fit !)* is guilding the lilly, IMO. Like eye-catching jewelry on a woman so beautiful she doesn't need it.

In the traditional aesthetic, silver (and more often, nickel silver) bands were put on exceedingly plain and/or rusticated pipes to make them look like they had something going for them.

Grain that nice doesn't need attention distracted from it.

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*Not only is the shank not quite round (gap), but the band's applied over it, which is the way you do a repair band.

The shank end under a band made integrally is turned down by the thickness of the band, with the result that there's no step up at the edge of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:56 am

Too rich for my pocket but it is a gorgeous pipe, I too would smoke it so just as well I can't afford it I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:34 am

Yak wrote:
Very strange.

I went back just now to find the threads & link to them.

In this thread
http://brothersofbriar.forumotion.com/t23822-todd-bannards-let-s-see-em

I posted a link to this thread
http://brothersofbriar.forumotion.com/t23265-sasquatch

When I click on it, what comes up is
The topic or post you requested does not exist

The second thread has been similarly erased.

Somebody here must like me even more than I suspected  Laughing 

Or else he's got a grudge with Sas ?  scratch 

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What is even stranger is when I click on your avatar I get the message

The member or poster you requested does not exist.

If I were you I would be a little worried.  jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:36 am

If I were throwing big bucks around on expensive & oversized showpieces, I'd get this one :
http://mkelaw-pipes.com/html/pipee1727.html
and save a lot of money.

Check the grain on the other side !!  Shocked 

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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:37 pm

I can see collecting things that will be used. If I buy a pipe, I will smoke it regardless of its value or collectibility. I would love to have the dunhill and the ashton. I would enjoy them both the way they were intended to be enjoyed, by smoking them.
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PostSubject: Re: Apparently they still like their fancy Dunhills.   Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:46 pm

Agreed, a G-grade Upshall is a wonderful thing. A shop in VA showed me an umsmoked E grade a few months back, they wanted $800 for it, the grain was incredible (it's still there if someone has a spare $800!)
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