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New or Estate?

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:40 pm

How many New pipes vs Estate pipes when you acquired them, do you have in your pile? I got to looking the other night at my pile and counting. My first 2 pipes were new. Since then its been mostly Estate pipes that end up in my group, so I counted and its 2 Estate pipes for every New pipe. If I had thought about it without counting I would have guessed that it was about even but now that I have counted and am thinking about it, I rarely look at new pipes, most of the time I am looking at Estate pipes on the auction or...
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by Cleon » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:44 pm

Estate by far. IMO, you get better pipes at better prices that way. I have the added affliction that I like old make English pipes. Something about their shape and craftsmanship that I just love. I find pleasure in restoring them too.
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by JimVH » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:07 pm

I'm not certain, but I believe the majority of my pipes are estates. I know for sure the vast majority of the pipes I enjoy the most are estate pipes.

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Post by UncleBob » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:23 pm

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Re: New or Estate?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:27 pm

Almost all estates. I prefer old English factory pipes.
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Post by rgcurrey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 pm

Well my first three pipes were my Dad’s he gave me years back and were old when he gave them to me (thinking one was his durring WWII). That said, with recently picking them up and smoking them again I decided it was time for my own pipe. I looked and new and estate pipes and liked mentioned above looked more at estate because I could get a better pipe for my buck then new (and hey, none of my pipes were new anyway). Ended up buying an estate . . . Unsmoked, but an estate, lol. So I guess I just bought my first new pipe?
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:04 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Well my first three pipes were my Dad’s he gave me years back and were old when he gave them to me (thinking one was his durring WWII). That said, with recently picking them up and smoking them again I decided it was time for my own pipe. I looked and new and estate pipes and liked mentioned above looked more at estate because I could get a better pipe for my buck then new (and hey, none of my pipes were new anyway). Ended up buying an estate . . . Unsmoked, but an estate, lol. So I guess I just bought my first new pipe?
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:44 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Well my first three pipes were my Dad’s he gave me years back and were old when he gave them to me (thinking one was his durring WWII). That said, with recently picking them up and smoking them again I decided it was time for my own pipe. I looked and new and estate pipes and liked mentioned above looked more at estate because I could get a better pipe for my buck then new (and hey, none of my pipes were new anyway). Ended up buying an estate . . . Unsmoked, but an estate, lol. So I guess I just bought my first new pipe?
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Post by rgcurrey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:50 pm

Thanks and thanks. Once in a very rare occasion I will smoke a bowl of Golden Rod he had left in his tobacco canister. This has to be from the 90’s and in truth is to dry to be any good, but, it is special to smoke it while I remember him.
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by rgcurrey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:29 pm

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Re: New or Estate?

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:45 pm

Welcome rg! You are very fortunate to have some of your dad’s pipes. (Love your avatar.)

BH - I’ve got a pretty even mix of pipes that were bought new and estates, and I’ve had really good luck finding unsmoked estates and estates that are barely smoked. I’ve stumbled into a fair number of them. The majority of my artisan pipes have been unsmoked or barely smoked estates with the occasional new pipe or commission.

I have enjoyed restoring a fair number of old estate Comoy’s, Orliks and Petes and a few estate Savinellis.
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by Steverino » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:17 pm

I'd say it's probably 10 to 1 in favor of estates. This will change as I thin the herd. Due to commence around spring time.
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by Cleon » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:44 am

Steverino wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:17 pm
I'd say it's probably 10 to 1 in favor of estates. This will change as I thin the herd. Due to commence around spring time.
Oooh. You have some nice Grabows!
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:12 am

Cleon wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:44 am
Steverino wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:17 pm
I'd say it's probably 10 to 1 in favor of estates. This will change as I thin the herd. Due to commence around spring time.
Oooh. You have some nice Grabows!
Agreed. Which is interesting when I think of my collection and the original question. The largest name (by number) is Peterson, with Grabow a surprising second. It's about 50/50 new to estate on the Peterson side, but every single one of my Grabows has been a new purchase. So now I might have to purchase some of Steve's estate Grabows to make up for that irregularity.
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by Steverino » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:13 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:12 am
Cleon wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:44 am
Steverino wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:17 pm
I'd say it's probably 10 to 1 in favor of estates. This will change as I thin the herd. Due to commence around spring time.
Oooh. You have some nice Grabows!
Agreed. Which is interesting when I think of my collection and the original question. The largest name (by number) is Peterson, with Grabow a surprising second. It's about 50/50 new to estate on the Peterson side, but every single one of my Grabows has been a new purchase. So now I might have to purchase some of Steve's estate Grabows to make up for that irregularity.
You would be most welcome.
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Re: New or Estate?

Post by Steverino » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:17 am

Cleon wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:44 am
Steverino wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:17 pm
I'd say it's probably 10 to 1 in favor of estates. This will change as I thin the herd. Due to commence around spring time.
Oooh. You have some nice Grabows!
Some of them may not fit the "nice" catagory but with few exceptions they are in good shape. I have a collection of Grabow Regals I may try to sell as a set. I think it's around 30 pipes and includes some shapes that are fairly rare for the Regal line. Then there are the Kaywoodies.
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