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Old 12-25-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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So - my Grandfather passed away back in September. I had gotten his old humidor (mason jar style - and packed with Dutchmasters )...but I had never found his pipes.

Until this morning while setting up my grandmother's new TV.



^1-6^



^7-14^

Pretty cool. I'm going to start working towards restoring some of these. I'll include some better detailed pictures in my next post.

Oh - and here's myself, my father, and my grand father about 2 years ago having a cigar on the back porch

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Old 12-25-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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^Pipes 1-3 (Bowls)^



^Pipes 4-6 (Bowls)^



^Pipes 7-9 (Bowls)^



^Pipes 10-12 (Bowls)^



^Pipes 13 and 14 (Bowls)^

I want to restore the 1st and 4th pipes for me quickly - and my father has requested pipe #12 for himself. Do any of these pipes look like something outstanding to anyone?

I'm going to start doing my own research - but if anything jumps out at you just let me know!

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Old 12-25-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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So cool! I lost my grandfather recently and know what you have been going through. It is great that you have these pipes to remember him by. Looks like you have a great meaningful collection!
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
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1 and 4 look light they might be Custombilts or Tracy Mincers. I'm not a collector of such, but some special few are worth a fair amount.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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1 and 4 look light they might be Custombilts or Tracy Mincers. I'm not a collector of such, but some special few are worth a fair amount.
Cool! I will see if I can find a maker's mark on it anywhere. Maybe it can point me in the right direction. Thanks!
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:19 AM   #6
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thats a nice set of pipes. #12 should shine up great for your dad. 5 should shine up nice. 9 looks absolutely pristine
I see some markings on #5. I cant read them though. 9 looks a lot like my great grandfathers old pipe
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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Is 7 bound in leather? If so that could be a cool novelty pipe to hang on to.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
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Wow, this made me remember of my grandfather. He once had a collection too. But my grandmother was not able to preserve those.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:36 PM   #9
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Is 7 bound in leather? If so that could be a cool novelty pipe to hang on to.
#7 and #14 both are, actually.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:18 PM   #10
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Alex what do the markings on #5 read? and any markings on 9?
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #11
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Alex what do the markings on #5 read? and any markings on 9?
#5 says "Yorkshire Imported Briar" and then 2 diamonds with check marks in them.

#9 has "ITALY" stamped in it where the neck meets the stem on the underside of the pipe.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:05 PM   #12
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Awesome! Alex! I Starting Smoking Pipes & Cigars After Enjoying The Aroma Of My Grandfather's Pipes As A Little Kid!
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#9 is a basket pipe, albeit a very good looking one
#5 the yorkshire briar thing I googled it and I saw a sears ad for them, but other than that they seem to be like basket pipes as far as selling prices. IDK what your intentions were for them. #12 that your dad claimed seems to me to be the the best one to display right off hand, alog with maybe the leather wrapped ones
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Great find!
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#10 and 11 look like great pipes. I've been thinking recently about getting into pipe smoking. the B&M by my house has a great selection of tobacco.
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#9 is a basket pipe, albeit a very good looking one
#5 the yorkshire briar thing I googled it and I saw a sears ad for them, but other than that they seem to be like basket pipes as far as selling prices. IDK what your intentions were for them. #12 that your dad claimed seems to me to be the the best one to display right off hand, alog with maybe the leather wrapped ones
I'm not intending on selling any of them unless one ends up being outrageously priced. I'm going to do my best to clean them up and then offer them to any family member that is interested as a memento

Any that I keep will be kept in a pipe rack and used for smoking sometimes.

My grandfather wasn't a high-end guy. I'd imagine most of these were relatively cheap. He rode stuff hard and put it away wet
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I didnt figure you would be selling them. nothing worth selling that I see. your grandfather and my great grandfather were a lot alike
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I bet those pipes have seen some pretty interesting stuff in their time. if only they could talk.
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