Estate Pipe Sites

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In addition to eBay I have visited Blue Room Briers and Smoker's Haven looking for estate pipes.
Have you found other good sites for estates?
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:34 am

Pulvers Briar is a good one if your looking for mid to high range pipes, but for the most part I stick to the bay. You can get better deals if you know what you want.
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Etsy frequently has good stuff.
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houtenziel wrote:
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Etsy frequently has good stuff.
Years ago I've gotten burned on Etsy and never went back. Maybe I should revisit.
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houtenziel wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:03 am
Etsy frequently has good stuff.
Years ago I've gotten burned on Etsy and never went back. Maybe I should revisit.
Etsy, like eBay, carries considerable risk. On the one hand, I've managed to snag things like an unsmoked Kaywoodie Signet from the 50's for $13 because a lot of folks selling there aren't "pipe people". On the other, I've seen a lot of pipe refurbishing outfits pop up over there with the usual overpriced estates, with a 1/4" deep carnauba, on bright white backgrounds.. you know the sort I am talking about. I won't buy anything from either site without clear pictures of both sides of the stem, button, stem-shank transition, and at least 3-4 angles on the bowl. Maybe I am weird, but I greatly prefer to buy estates that haven't been refurbished and have been left in a state of disrepair.
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Stem and briar gets some cool stuff
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It's definitely easier if you go on a site like etsy with a general idea of what brand you want to look at vs just a generic "estate pipe" search. There's a nice variety of old dogs and beautifully restored estates to be found there
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BTW I find Blue Room Briers very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions not only about their pipes but also just general discussions about estate pipes
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oubobcat wrote:
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BTW I find Blue Room Briers very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions not only about their pipes but also just general discussions about estate pipes
They are some of the nicest folks out there. I traded a few pipes for credit towards one of their own brand bamboo apples. Once the pipes arrived there one of the owners called to give me the breakdown of the credit & make sure I was OK with the amount. It turned into a really great hour or 90 minute chat about pipes, tobacco and life in general
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