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    1910-20's WDC Redmanol with removal bowl

    Just received this odd pipe. I haven't cleaned it up yet, but looking forward to the results later today. The stem and stummel are Redmanol. The band is 14K Gold-plated. The bowl appears to be briar, screwing on to what looks like white ceramic:

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    Very interesting pipe, Scott, congrats!
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    It's certainly got bling!!

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    Most unusual Scott, I like it!

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    Well, it's 'restored' as much as it's going to be. I got the stem loose by sticking an alcohol-soaked pipe cleaner in and letting it soak a while. The ceramic inner bowl cleaned up nicely, but will not un-screw (I'm told it should). The bowl is definitely briar, and was very easy to clean. The only problem besides the ceramic bowl refusing to budge, is that now the stem doesn't screw in tightly - common problem when you clean the innards and tenon of a very old pipe. A little beeswax on the tenon should help.

    I'll temporarily add it to my smoking rotation and see how I like it.

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    Unique pipe!!!! Where did You find it and how much did it cost???



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    Quote Originally Posted by etecjon View Post
    Unique pipe!!!! Where did You find it and how much did it cost???



    Jon
    It was $19.95, including shipping, on ebay. The flip side of the story is that I was going for a difficult Peterson from the same seller and bought this one because shipping would be free. I paid over $200 for the one I was really after, and it turned out to NOT be what I thought it was - probably a $75 pipe after restoration. I also bought a third old pipe from him for $10. Overall I still finished in the hole, but that's going to happen. The worst part of it is that the Peterson would have been the last one I was looking for in an army mount collection, so I'm still looking. But looking is fun, even when it's a fail.

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