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Ebay finds

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
by Surlywill
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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:

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Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:10 am
by vwdeano
Looks like a STEAL of a deal. congrats!

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Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:02 am
by Middle Earth
Agree, that is a great deal and the swear-equity is well worth it.
You got some nice smokers
That is what counts

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Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:01 am
by Dr Uhaha
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The Pipe In Red:

I'll never forget the first time I saw you on eBay. You were way overpriced, but I just had to have you.

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Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
by JTWilliams
Surlywill wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)

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Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 pm
by Dr Uhaha
JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
Surlywill wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)
I don't know about Surlywill, but I put even perfect estate pipe stems in a jar full of Everclear for a day, and thereafter scrub them with a Mr. Clean white sponge and dip them briefly in bleach before rinsing.

May sound like a lot, but one time I popped an estate pipe in my mouth after only a brief water and soap rub down and I ended up with an infection in my mouth. Total vigilance is required when dealing with estate pipe stems.

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Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:09 pm
by Ruffinogold
What a great score 👍

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Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm
by JTWilliams
Bro Uhaha wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 pm
JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
Surlywill wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)
I don't know about Surlywill, but I put even perfect estate pipe stems in a jar full of Everclear for a day, and thereafter scrub them with a Mr. Clean white sponge and dip them briefly in bleach before rinsing.

May sound like a lot, but one time I popped an estate pipe in my mouth after only a brief water and soap rub down and I ended up with an infection in my mouth. Total vigilance is required when dealing with estate pipe stems.
That sounds like a damn horror movie. It's probably sacrilege, but I've considered getting no-name replacement stems (but keeping the originals in the event that I want to trade or 'bay them).

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Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:33 pm
by Dr Uhaha
JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm
Bro Uhaha wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 pm
JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)
I don't know about Surlywill, but I put even perfect estate pipe stems in a jar full of Everclear for a day, and thereafter scrub them with a Mr. Clean white sponge and dip them briefly in bleach before rinsing.

May sound like a lot, but one time I popped an estate pipe in my mouth after only a brief water and soap rub down and I ended up with an infection in my mouth. Total vigilance is required when dealing with estate pipe stems.
That sounds like a damn horror movie. It's probably sacrilege, but I've considered getting no-name replacement stems (but keeping the originals in the event that I want to trade or 'bay them).
It was as bad as you can imagine.
I learned my d*mn lesson.

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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:12 pm
by Dr Uhaha
Alright Potmasters:

Is this Ben Wade worth $47.95, with shipping?
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