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Jason64
01-14-2013, 16:36
Hi folks,
Is the material used to made for pipe of year series are different with regular pipes?I wonder why they are much more expensive?

Wyatt James
01-14-2013, 16:38
That is a good question. I wouldn't think so, and its my guess that its the number made as opposed to regular pipes, making a limited edition, but I could be wrong.

Bob
01-14-2013, 16:38
Because they are produced as a limited design

Wyatt James
01-14-2013, 16:43
WOW, looks like I was right! I must be getting wise in my old age

Bob
01-14-2013, 16:51
WOW, looks like I was right! I must be getting wise in my old age

Don't take my explanation as gold Wyatt, that is just my opinion!! LOL

Jason64
01-14-2013, 16:56
So just this? Because they are limited edition?

Bob
01-14-2013, 17:09
Jason, pipes are just as anything that is made limited edition, prices go up! POY pipes are generally stamped with the year and number that are available. Lets say a carver is doing a POY and he is limiting the number of pipes he is producing at 100 pipes. The pipe could be stamped 2013, and with the number one. Meaning it is a 2013 POY, pipe number 1 of 100 pipes. Not all POY pipes are more expensive, I bought a Stanwell 1994 POY for $75.00. I guess it does depend on who the maker is, quality of the briar, and the number of pipes made. If I am wrong, somebody please correct me.

Bob
01-14-2013, 17:12
Some pipe companies offer their POY's as rusticated, sandblasted, and smooth. Each in a different price range, with the rusticated as the least expensive.

Wyatt James
01-14-2013, 17:28
Sounds good to me Bob! Makes perfect sense, that is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the question. I also agree that it depends on the finish. I don't think that applied to the PSU meer though, did it? I'm trying to remember back.

Jason64
01-14-2013, 17:29
I see,thank you so much bob.as a matter of fact I just searched among peterson and savinelli.I am doubtful to buy a POY or something like Holmes series which I really love;however,they are so hard to find

Wyatt James
01-14-2013, 17:32
The POY are nice to have. Other than the PSU pipe, I don't have any yet, but I have my eye on the Peterson POY often. I myself am a big fan of limited edition items.

Jason64
01-14-2013, 17:33
The POY are nice to have. Other than the PSU pipe, I don't have any yet, but I have my eye on the Peterson POY often. I myself am a big fan of limited edition items.

So am I :))

Bob
01-14-2013, 17:36
Wyatt I think when a forum offers a POY they are generally limited to one shape and finish as to keep it simplified.

Wyatt James
01-14-2013, 17:38
Makes sense! I was very torn between the rusticated and the smooth egg when I got mine. To many choices often lead to more than one purchase lol

Bob
01-14-2013, 17:46
My POY Pipes:
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h384/Baskerville59/65e5bab6.jpg
ASP offered their POY from different carvers.
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h384/Baskerville59/ecd71936.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h384/Baskerville59/b0623523.jpg

ASP also gave you a choice of Meer or briar.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h384/Baskerville59/49691264.jpg

This is my Stanwell

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h384/Baskerville59/3a4f7192.jpg

This is my Savinelli/P&T magazine POY

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h384/Baskerville59/0408995b.jpg

Wyatt James
01-14-2013, 18:02
Very nice Bob! Love the Tinsky Volcano

Tony Malerich
01-14-2013, 18:55
Quantity available and then often (though not necessarily) a unique shape design. One generally uses nicer briar for a POY, but I don't know that it's particularly exceptional.

Bob
01-14-2013, 19:38
Very nice Bob! Love the Tinsky Volcano

Thanks Wyatt, it is a one of a kind. It is the only Coral Finish that Mark did in that POY series.

Wyatt James
01-14-2013, 19:52
That was a great pick up! That is one beautiful pipe

morty58
01-15-2013, 15:00
I would also say it is due to the limitation of the pipes.

morty58
01-15-2013, 15:02
Bob those pipes are beautiful. I love the first one and the 2007 Sav. Very nice !!

T-Bear
01-15-2013, 20:31
Most POY pipes are engraved with the year, and in some cases, the club/group/organization that commissioned them. This raises the cost, especially in low run commissions. Outfits like Peterson, Savenelli etc...do a large run every year...keeps the price a bit lower, as they are not doing a "commission" per se.........