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    Ebaywatch


    This thread will serve as a catchall for various miscellanies that grab my eye.

    Any additional interesting auctions that you may point out are heartily welcomed as well.

    First up,
    check this early 30's Dunhill catalog,
    sold for $693!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edward-VIII-...p2047675.l2557

    It is a circa 1930's abridged catalog, John Loring notes:
    "The lack of both Root finished pipes and the Vernon Dunhill "click" fitting place this no later than the early 1930's and while similar in style and layout to the late 1920's catalogs, the Gothic "Dunhill" suggests that it is a bit later."

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    Now,
    here's a flipper that has recently caught my eye, and my ire.

    Noticed a nice Herbaugh rhodesian with an unusual flanged top and I liked it very much.
    I offered the seller a respectable $250 which was turned down.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ABE-HERBAUGH...0AAOSwK6RZDfZ0

    The seller bought that pipe only a couple of weeks earlier from Cooper's Ark for a cool $158,
    dammit!

    I wish I would have been around for that auction...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Abe-Herbaugh...p2047675.l2557

    The same seller also had a 1987 Ashton,
    a pipe which may have problems because it seems as if the first buyer may have returned it:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASHTON-7-BRI...4AAOSwSypY9nZ6

    The second buyer
    was the flipper:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASHTON-7-BRI...p2047675.l2557

    And the pipe was recently sold again,
    this time for $196...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASHTON-Brind...p2047675.l2557

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    A new one on me is this Colt Firearms bakelite piperack,
    apparently they are highly sought after!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BAKELITE-PIP...vip=true&rt=nc

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    I actually bid on this, but didn't go high enough.

    I love all the old Froth Blower stuff!

    These little booklets rarely pop up.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-ANCIENT...vip=true&rt=nc

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    A Gallaher's War Horse Bar which went unsold:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/war-horse-to...vip=true&rt=nc

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    An interesting full tin of Old English Curve Cut,
    an elegant presentation.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-OLD-...vip=true&rt=nc

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    An old Capstan Medium cutter-top sold for a very reasonable price,
    it was fine cut though, most likely intended to be for roll-yer-own ciggies.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Vintage...vip=true&rt=nc

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    There was a time when I would've bought this pipe,
    but nowadays I've slowed down and I'm just happy to add another interesting variant to my list of British sandblast names,
    the Abdulla SHARK SKIN.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Abdulla-039-...vip=true&rt=nc

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    You certainly hunt them out now, Troy! I never gave a thought to people flipping pipes on eBay before.
    Russ

    After all of the statistics and reports are finished with, I've come to the conclusion that the only real danger of smoking a pipe is being interrupted.

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    Just noticed that someone has listed some Velvan Plug.

    The asking price?

    $79.50!


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Discontinued...AAAOSwH09ZNxP9

    The same seller
    recently sold a very early 8oz package of Penzance,
    for $400:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Esoterica-Pe...vip=true&rt=nc

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    I though that this was a very interesting vintage magazine,
    but not interesting enough to try and buy.
    Pretty neat though...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-SMOKER-0...vip=true&rt=nc

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    I would be very interested to try Lane's old Eringold,
    was it similar to Erinmore?
    An attempted match?

    At this price I'll never know!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/263020296318...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    An old Condor pouch.

    I like the stripes!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/292129343007...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    Geesh man! I can't believe people are actually paying that much for tobacco! I can imagine the only way to go from there is to plunge straight into a pool of thick disappointment !

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    A beautiful pipe that I didn't win this afternoon. RYAN QUAGLIATA Bamboo Freehand.

    Oh well...It's not like I don't have enough pipes.

    https://pipedia.org/wiki/R._Quagliata_Pipes

    rq.jpgrq2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Geesh man! I can't believe people are actually paying that much for tobacco! I can imagine the only way to go from there is to plunge straight into a pool of thick disappointment !
    LOL

    Yep, old toby is always a gamble --- I'd be concerned about that $50 an ounce Penzance given its age and less-than-ideal packaging, but I do understand why people buy the old stuff, I only wish that I had that kind of money to burn!

    Recently noticed that DPS has a slew of "vintage" stuff and almost went for the 3 tins of LLD they have listed just because I'm curious as to how it has aged, although those tins are likely only a couple of years old...

    http://www.danishpipeshop.com/group....1#.WThzLYzyvIU

    Sometimes a good strategy is finding a partner or group to all chip in if such is possible, me and a local buddy (a longtime Condor smoker) both pooled our resources a couple of years back when ebay seller -bedinarose- listed a one pound keywind tin of Gallaher's Irish Roll, but sadly we still lost, I think the final price was slightly north of $325 if memory serves...

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    Bedinarose was a stand-up seller and I miss all the great auctions of old stuff,
    did me right too!

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topi...pled-integrity

    I did end up re-winning the Condor tin and the second time around it was much much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    A beautiful pipe that I didn't win this afternoon. RYAN QUAGLIATA Bamboo Freehand.

    Oh well...It's not like I don't have enough pipes.

    https://pipedia.org/wiki/R._Quagliata_Pipes

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    WOW!

    Truly a beautiful pipe!

    I love everything about it and I don't usually go for smooths nor bamboo, but baby is that thang bangin'!

    I can see why you were attracted to it.

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    Gallahers 'famous' Irish roll? Couldn't have been that famous could it? I've never heard of it. Lol. Shame you & your mate didn't get it, sounds wonderful. How did you get on with those tins of Connemara black? My plug of gallahers honeydew didn't fare too well in the end. It looked like a dry pale plug upon opening, only after rehydration turned out to be cut bar. Amazingly,considering the age it still had a flavour to it. Although it was a completely different flavour to the sublime tin of rubbed out honeydew I had awhile ago. The smoke itself resembled a crossover of tastes. Old queen Victoria's bloomers & lady havishams wedding dress! Lol.





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    $2.50 a pound for Irish Roll in 1941!

    The Connemara turned out to be most excellent, only opened one tin so far and it was solidly sealed and had preserved the contents in perfect order, still moist after all those years. It is indeed a "baby Condor" as the professor said as it tastes very much like the oldtime Condor but with a lesser body strength --- I've been mixing it with LakeLand Dark and having some grand smokes with it!

    Ironically, it may not have actually been made by Gallaher at all, but by BAT (likely in Liverpool) as they had a special arrangement for making certain export blends it seems,
    just found by chance while bouncing around in the Legacy Library...

    https://www.industrydocumentslibrary...s/#id=glfn0207

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    Many thanks for the pix of the RDH!

    Pipestud recently sold a 50g tin of RDH from the 1980's for $150!

    I haven't had much luck with RDH --- then again I've only had 2 different samples, one the R/R and one the flake,
    and neither had fared well well over the years,
    RDH is one I would have loved to try super fresh.
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    Another tobacco listing,
    this was an interesting lot of E&C tins,
    an American brand whose tobacco was made by Robt. McConnell in London,
    the 6 tins fetched $957.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELEPHANT-amp...vip=true&rt=nc

    For more about E&C,
    see here:

    http://www.serjacopo.com/e%26c/E%26C_008.html

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