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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: For anyone born in 1960   Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:04 am

Here is an unsmoked 7-day set of Dunhills.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNSMOKED-Allfred-DUNHILL-London-set-of-7-Day-Pipes-with-Case/191850652327

I am not bidding and have no connection to the sale.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:42 am

Sweet. I put it on my "watching" list, just for a vicarious thrill in a few days. They're already up to $300 apiece.
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:57 pm

Cripes. For some this would be like finding the Holy Grail?

Hope they go to a good home!
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:48 pm

scratch That guy deals in low-end collectible coins; wonder how he happened upon a 56-year-old unsmoked Dunhill 7-day set? Love backstories. Did you ever wonder where heavyweight pipe collections go? William Conrad's Charatans? Edsel James's Dunhills? Tom Dunn's collection, hundreds of gift pipes among them? Who will end up with Rick Newcombe's pipes, or those of our own Banjo? Or even my modest assortment, for that matter, as I shuffle off to Bliss Eternal? The thing is, I would guess these tend to get auctioned off with a bunch of furniture to yahoos, at best, and no one with serious interest even knows about it. Then they turn up in a friggin' online flea market. Tsk, tsk!
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:07 pm

Now that is one nifty set! Quite the collectors' item........
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:25 am

Richard Burley wrote:
scratch That guy deals in low-end collectible coins; wonder how he happened upon a 56-year-old unsmoked Dunhill 7-day set? Love backstories. Did you ever wonder where heavyweight pipe collections go? William Conrad's Charatans? Edsel James's Dunhills? Tom Dunn's collection, hundreds of gift pipes among them? Who will end up with Rick Newcombe's pipes, or those of our own Banjo? Or even my modest assortment, for that matter, as I shuffle off to Bliss Eternal? The thing is, I would guess these tend to get auctioned off with a bunch of furniture to yahoos, at best, and no one with serious interest even knows about it. Then they turn up in a friggin' online flea market. Tsk, tsk!

This is my guess as well. The heirs don't know the value maybe...
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riff raff

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:08 pm

Wow, I've seen a 7-day set, but not Root Briar

I predict it tops out at $3105.
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:44 am

Richard Burley wrote:
scratch  The thing is, I would guess these tend to get auctioned off with a bunch of furniture to yahoos, at best, and no one with serious interest even knows about it. Then they turn up in a friggin' online flea market. Tsk, tsk!

From what I see over here, that seems to be the sad case more often than not. I guess the next of kin have no idea about the age or value of pipes, and given the demonisation of smoking in general they are simply cast aside or sold off in estate lots. I have often wondered how many great collectible/valuable pipes were casually tossed into the trash, or (more tantlisingly) are hiding at the bottom of some drawer awaiting discovery.

No, matter. I reap the rewards by scouring our local flea market and auction sites and on my budget that is how I have managed to gather up a modest collection of sort of collectibles over the last year or two. Great fun! A yahoo and his pipe are sometimes easily parted. 5$ Punto Oro, anyone? Twisted Evil

Here the saying goes: Die een se dood is die ander se brood (Literally: One's demise is another's bread; or something like One man's meat is another man's poison or whatever)

Ce la vie!
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:42 am

Damn it!! USA shipping only. Mad
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:20 am

SpeedyPete wrote:
Damn it!!    USA shipping only. Mad

That was a close call, but you are safe...
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riff raff

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:07 am

I'm over, but close, however 12 hours to go.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:57 am

Pushing $600 per. We're about to see how much the set is valued for what it is, above that of just seven NOS* Dunhills.

* OK, technically I guess they're estates.


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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:00 am

As far as my meager set of pipes & tobacco they will probably end up in the trash. You would think that the seller would include the freight in the sale. MIKE
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:47 am

riff raff wrote:
I'm over, but close, however 12 hours to go.

My own (private) prediction was going to be $3600. That was low it seems.
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:45 pm

Yikes, $7600!
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:12 am

riff raff wrote:
Yikes, $7600!  

The mind reels...
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:17 am

I guess the key factors were
- Unsmoked
- Root Briar pipes.

I've never seen a Dunhill 7-Day set like that before, and by the final bell, I guess the collectors had not either.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:04 am

riff raff wrote:
I guess the key factors were
- Unsmoked
- Root Briar pipes.

I've never seen a Dunhill 7-Day set like that before, and by the final bell, I guess the collectors had not either.

Plus they were from the "good" years, prior to '68 or whenever it was.
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun May 01, 2016 12:07 pm

I'm sorry but I just don't see it. Even if I had millions stashed away (and I don't) I can't see paying that much for those pipes. I have two dunnies made back in the 40's and they really don't smoke any better than most of my other pipes. Out of the 3 that I own the only one that I paid just a little over $100. for was my birthyear pipe. If it hadn't been for that I wouldn't have paid that much for it. Can someone explain to me what I'm missing here? Smile

AJ
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun May 01, 2016 1:12 pm

ajn27511 wrote:
I'm sorry but I just don't see it. Even if I had millions stashed away (and I don't) I can't see paying that much for those pipes. I have two dunnies made back in the 40's and they really don't smoke any better than most of my other pipes. Out of the 3 that I own the only one that I paid just a little over $100. for was my birthyear pipe. If it hadn't been for that I wouldn't have paid that much for it. Can someone explain to me what I'm missing here? Smile

AJ

Somebody saw it. Laughing  I think the seller got lucky and is now on the prowl for more old Dunnies. The price ratchet just clicked up another notch.
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun May 01, 2016 2:41 pm

[quote="ajn27511"]I'm sorry but I just don't see it. Even if I had millions stashed away (and I don't) I can't see paying that much for those pipes. I have two dunnies made back in the 40's and they really don't smoke any better than most of my other pipes. Out of the 3 that I own the only one that I paid just a little over $100. for was my birthyear pipe. If it hadn't been for that I wouldn't have paid that much for it. Can someone explain to me what I'm missing here? Smile

It's the "mystique," AJ...You just ain't feelin' the "mystique!!" Razz Razz cheers FTRPLT
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun May 01, 2016 3:51 pm

ftrplt wrote:


It's the "mystique," AJ...You just ain't feelin' the "mystique!!" Razz Razz cheers FTRPLT
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You're right and I'm not feeling like my hind parts have been violated either! Suspect Evil or Very Mad Suspect

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Sun May 01, 2016 7:36 pm

Geez.........

......what was it P.T. Barnum said again?  Laughing

There again, if one has more do-re-mi than brain cells who is to say what he or she should spend their $$ on! Me, I don't have that problem!





Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:28 am

It has been relisted.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201598201390?ul_noapp=true
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PostSubject: Re: For anyone born in 1960   Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:35 am

Fr_Tom wrote:
It has been relisted.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201598201390?ul_noapp=true

I wonder how often that happens with expensive sets like that? Rolling Eyes
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