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    Vintage "Warsson" Briar Estate Smoking Pipe

    Thanks for the tip Chris. I was ready to bid, but the big bids came in with seconds to go. GBP 789 - $1022.78.

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    I think, in my lifetime, I'm going to have to be content with my "Warsson" designed Stanwells!

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    It might not sound like it to some, but £789/$1023 is a helluva deal for that pipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    It might not sound like it to some, but £789/$1023 is a helluva deal for that pipe.
    Agreed. Unfortunately I had to pass on this one, due to the fact that is not my birth year pipe
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    I was one of the late bidders mentioned by Dave. I didn’t win the auction but I do now own the pipe!

    It had obviously been mislabeled and the photos were poor. I wondered whether this might result in it being missed by the big collectors. I love my 50’s Stanwells that were designed by Ivarsson and I thought it would be nice to own one that he had made.


    So, I checked with our resident expert (Dave, of course), who confirmed that it is a ‘61 Ivarsson.

    I decided to bid high, but no higher than I had paid for my treasured 1914 wind-capped Barlings. I was outbid and thought no more of it – C'est la vie!

    Next morning, I received a “second chance” offer from eBay, but at the price of my highest bid. This was the message I sent to the seller:

    “It seems that the winning bidder on this item has not been able to complete the transaction.

    In retrospect, it is a pity that a buyer with only two previous purchases should have been allowed to bid on such a potentially expensive item.

    Had this spurious bidder not been at the auction I would have won the pipe for £525.05. I would therefore give serious consideration to a lower offer than my highest bid in your auction - i.e. no more than £600.00.

    You will see from my own eBay feedback that I am an utterly reliable buyer and a fast payer.

    Best wishes,
    Chris”


    He accepted.

    A lot of dosh, but less than I paid for a couple of my WW1 Barlings.

    I think I have done okay.

    (The seller’s pics are in Dave’s post. I will put up some more once it has been spiffed up).
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    I was one of the late bidders mentioned by Dave. I didn’t win the auction but I do now own the pipe! It had obviously been mislabeled and the photos were poor. I wondered whether this might result in it being missed by the big collectors. I love my 50’s Stanwells that were designed by Ivarsson and I thought it would be nice to own one that he had made. So, I checked with our resident expert (Dave, of course), who confirmed that it is a ‘61 Ivarsson. I decided to bid high, but no higher than I had paid for my treasured 1914 wind-capped Barlings. I was outbid and thought no more of it – C'est la vie! Next morning, I received a “second chance” offer from eBay, but at the price of my highest bid. This was the message I sent to the seller: “It seems that the winning bidder on this item has not been able to complete the transaction. In retrospect, it is a pity that a buyer with only two previous purchases should have been allowed to bid on such a potentially expensive item. Had this spurious bidder not been at the auction I would have won the pipe for £525.05. I would therefore give serious consideration to a lower offer than my highest bid in your auction - i.e. no more than £600.00. You will see from my own eBay feedback that I am an utterly reliable buyer and a fast payer. Best wishes, Chris” He accepted. A lot of dosh, but less than I paid for a couple of my WW1 Barlings. I think I have done okay. (The seller’s pics are in Dave’s post. I will put up some more once it has been spiffed up).
    You've done more than okay, Chris. Congrats on the Ivarsson!
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    Well done.

    A sound argument and a lovely pipe.
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    If you fell into the Clyde you'd come oot smellin' of roses Chris.
    Nice addition to your smoking collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    Well done.

    A sound argument and a lovely pipe.
    Thanks, Jim. I thought that more than sound arguments for spending more than a monkey on a pipe would be needed for Pauline, but no problem - maybe because a ball gown has just been bought for D#2 in anticipation of her school leaving prom!! LOL

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    Great pick up Chris, will it be getting restored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    Great pick up Chris, will it be getting restored?
    I'm pretty sure I will send it off to our sheep-worrying pal, Ally, but will wait until I have it in hand.

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