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PostSubject: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:03 pm

Just an Old Dunhill

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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:15 pm

Current bid, US $1,625.00


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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:37 pm

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Current bid, US $1,625.00


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Bet it'll hit 2k, but then it's the first Patent Inner tube w/case I've ever seen !! And UNSMOKED at that ! But I bet it won't get smoked either at that price! It's passed out of the "smoking " range  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:41 pm

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Brewdude wrote:
Current bid, US $1,625.00


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Bet it'll hit 2k, but then it's the first Patent Inner tube w/case I've ever seen !! And UNSMOKED at that ! But I bet it won't get smoked either at that price! It's passed out of the "smoking " range  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil
So you'll be bidding on this then?

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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:53 pm

I bid $.05, EVERYTHING should cost $.05 ! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:23 pm

Saw this this pipe and was duly impressed. I like it alot. I could say that I'm going to try to get it but I'd be lying. Not sure my wife or wallet could stand it. You know how many GBD and Edwards pipes I could buy for what that pipe is going to sell for? I wouldn't even smoke the Dunhill but I can have a grand ol' time with GBD's and Edwards. The decision was a no brainer. No brainer? What decision? But then it does have some fine credentials... Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:33 pm

Wow, an unsmoked pipe from 1925, unbelievable.

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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:16 pm

ajn27511 wrote:
I wouldn't even smoke the Dunhill but I can have a grand ol' time with GBD's and Edwards. The decision was a no brainer. No brainer? What decision? But then it does have some fine credentials... Smile 

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Amen to that AJ! "Credentials" and "pride of ownership" only go so far IMHO - and it aint nearly as far as this one appears to be headied! Razz Evil or Very Mad 




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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:04 am

riff raff wrote:
Wow, an unsmoked pipe from 1925, unbelievable.

That's what I was gonna say.
If I was a rich collector, I would have to have it.  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:42 am

I'd thought to recommend it for BoB Pipe of the Year.  But then, I remembered there was only one.  But then, I thought: That's more than enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:49 am

Why is it nobody but the meerschaum makers offer pipes in those cases anymore?

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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:09 am

Does the section between the Ao and Dunhill look like scratches were left in the build?



I saw why it is an inner tube.  That's almost as well done as a drug store stinger. The wood is about as plebeian as it gets.

All in all, I can see why nobody wanted to smoke it.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:18 am

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Why is it nobody but the meerschaum makers offer pipes in those cases anymore?


Good point. Would like an answer to that myself. I would prefer a fitted case instead of the flimsy "sock". To answer the question myself I suppose it's a way for the manufacturer to make a little more money by "chumping" us off with a cheap bag. Mad 

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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:01 am

The problem with an old pipe like this is the wood is all dried up and hard. The moment one sets fire to tobacco in this pipe, the briar will also catch fire and be destroyed in minutes. I won't spend a dime on it. Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:36 am

I'll have to admit I don't understand the "collector" mindset; guns that aren't shot, rods that aren't fished, guitars that aren't played, whisky that's not drunk, and yes, pipes that aren't smoked are worthless to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:05 am

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I'll have to admit I don't understand the "collector" mindset; guns that aren't shot, rods that aren't fished, guitars that aren't played, whisky that's not drunk, and yes, pipes that aren't smoked are worthless to me.
I agree 100%. I do not want stuff I can't use.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:18 am

It's up to $1,775.00 with 3 hours left. You guys get your bids in Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:58 pm

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Idlefellow wrote:
I'll have to admit I don't understand the "collector" mindset; guns that aren't shot, rods that aren't fished, guitars that aren't played, whisky that's not drunk, and yes, pipes that aren't smoked are worthless to me.
I agree 100%.  I do not want stuff I can't use.
I've never been much of a collector.  In some areas, I wanted qualty/name/status but that never extended to pipes -- sporting goods mostly.

I do respect those who like to collect though.  Stamp collectors can't use them to mail something.  Coin collectors will never spend them.  Watch Antiques Roadshow for a host of other collectables.

Part seem gaining knowledge and expertise and we see that here.  Not a bad pastime and even profitable for some.  Sure beats that Franklin Mint stuff people collect.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:14 pm

$2551.00. I really don't have a problem with it, nor do I see it as any sort of abomination. It's a museum piece. I've seen uninspiring Dunhills of modern manufacture go for double that price just because they had a bunch of stars stamped on them. At least this piece offers something in the way of pristine historical signifigance.

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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:32 pm

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$2551.00. I really don't have a problem with it, nor do I see it as any sort of abomination. It's a museum piece. I've seen uninspiring Dunhills of modern manufacture go for double that price just because they had a bunch of stars stamped on them. At least this piece offers something in the way of pristine historical signifigance.
Told ya it would hit 2K or better ! Twisted Evil  But as PB said "... it's a museum piece" .
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:00 pm

Shipping seemed reasonable. I am claiming this buyer was not so worried about the shipping costs though...
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:12 am

Drop-dead gorgeous! But $2.5K gorgeous? I don't think so. I am comforted far more by a rough estimate of the wealth, and hypothetically enjoying it, than I would be for owning the pipe.

Buy four such pipes and spend $1000, 40 and it's $10,000. The numbers quickly daunt me.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:21 am

I don't know about drop-dead gorgeous.  I have to go with unique.

It is sacrilegious I know; but, I wonder just how well or poorly those pipes smoked.  They sure didn't have longevity on their side.  We look down on stingers and that is just a different form of one.  It goes even further by extending a smooth, non-permeable airway all the way to the bowl.  I bet a lot of them were wet smokers and people removed them.

I wonder if we are substituting its uniqueness for greatness.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:43 pm

Unbelievable! I'd be able to buy a LOT of very decent beautiful pipes for that!
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PostSubject: Re: Old Dunhill, might set ya back a couple bucks.   Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:07 pm

So which one of you mokes snagged it?

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