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alanchrz



Registration date : 2012-03-13

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PostSubject: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 9:24 pm

My grandfather smoked pipes for 74 years. In his passing, my mother collected his pipes. Lately I've started to build pipes and here are the two collections together. The five lined up on the left side of the picture are mine (the two pieces of wood are the soon-to-be's).


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Thanks for looking! As usual, comments and questions are welcomed.
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Rob_In_MO

Rob_In_MO

Age : 46
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 9:26 pm

Holy Crap! Is that a MM Bulldog Cob in the upper-right hand corner?
Probably not, just dreaming.....

Either way - nice collection, dude!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 9:34 pm

There's some cool old shapes in that lot, for sure. Cool Are the brands of any note, or are they drugstore/basket pipe/no-names? At this perspective, I see what could be Grabow spades on a few...
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alanchrz



Registration date : 2012-03-13

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 9:40 pm

To be honest, I'm not sure what good brands are for anything pipe related. I'm still quite green in the 'activity' -not sure if that's the most appropriate word. I'll look through them and see what names I can still make out, most of them have been quite heavily used and seem to have been put away wet. If I can, I'll go ahead and post pictures of them individually as well.

Related topic-- Because I am still new to this, would these be worth cleaning up and and refinishing? If so, what would be the best approach?
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 9:43 pm

alanchrz wrote:
Related topic-- Because I am still new to this, would these be worth cleaning up and and refinishing? If so, what would be the best approach?

*shrug* Sure. Any pipe that isn't physically damaged can likely be brought back to life (and even then, there's experts that can repair broken pipes). "Refinishing" isn't probably necessary, but a good coat of carnauba wax would bring the briar back to life, and there's a ton of threads here on BoB about stem refurbishment that might do you some good. They may need a good reaming and the stems soaked to be free of tars, but beyond that, just a wax and a getting some of that oxidation off the stems and you probably have some nice ones in there. Cool
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alanchrz



Registration date : 2012-03-13

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 9:49 pm

Quote :
Holy Crap! Is that a MM Bulldog Cob in the upper-right hand corner?

Looking at it, I can make out the name Kaywoodie White Briar. Sorry it's not your elusive MM Bulldog Cob!
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alanchrz



Registration date : 2012-03-13

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 11:32 pm

This will be a long one- Just a heads up!

Here is a picture of each pipe with what label markings I can see on them.

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Kaywoodie White Briar

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Dunhill London

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Sir John

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Kaywoodie

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Weber

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London Royal

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Arlington

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Westbrook Dr. Grabow

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Royal Ascot

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Schulte's

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Kaywoodie Silver Grain

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Scotsman's Delight

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Old England

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Yello Bone

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Champion

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Schulte's

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Redonian De Luxe

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Kaywoodie

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Markings aren't legible

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Signature

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Schoenleber

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Frank

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Kaywoodie Flame Grain

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Knob Hill

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Unmarked

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Wally Frank

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Kaywoodie

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Medico, with date July 25, 1933

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'The Pipe'

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Label is too worn to read

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Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob

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Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob

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Kaywoodie White Briar

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Dreadnaught

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Denville

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Sculptural Dr. Grabow

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Kaywoodie

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Schoenleber

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Mountbatten

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Kaywoodie



Again, I'm not very well educated on pipe brands. That being said, I've done my best with limited knowledge. Hope this helps whoever may be interested!

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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 11:53 pm

Cool collection.
Your grandfather definitely enjoyed his pipes!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 12:13 am

I liked the "Dreadnaught" the best! They're all cool, though. What's with the "DEN" on the Dunhill? Your granpap's initials?
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alanchrz



Registration date : 2012-03-13

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 12:17 am

The 'DEN' is only half of it.. The other half of the pipe says 'ETHEL'

Ethel Den ..? It's scratched into the surface. Not sure if it's a name or has other meaning.
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kieveryuu

kieveryuu

Location : Greater Boston
Registration date : 2012-01-07

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 12:34 am

I like all of the canadians however the Sir John, the Scotsman and the Old England are the pipes that really stand out to me.

Nice collection.
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 11:28 am

Clean up the Dunhill the best you can. Its a shame it has markings on it. Some of the Kaywoodies that are in good shape can also be worth a little money. I've seen White Briars go for as much as $60 and as little as $5. I also think the Mountbattan might be worth a little: $30-$50 in good shape.
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George Kaplan

George Kaplan

Age : 49
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 1:20 pm

I had to cringe a bit when I saw the markings on the Dunhill. Depending on how deep they are, you might be able to sand it down and re-finish it. Lovely collection. Kaywoodie was once THE pipe maker, worldwide. There are a lot of folks that like 'em, but also a lot of pipes in circulation. At one point, they out-sold all other manufacturers combined!
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ejames

ejames

Age : 69
Location : Poplar Bluff,Mo.
Registration date : 2012-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 2:05 pm

Both of your Grabows are RJ Reynolds coupon pipes. Grabow made several lines that were only available through RJR. The Westbrook was probably the most popular of the coupon pipes. The triangular shanks are kinda rare. The Sculptura was the only sandblasted pipe available through RJR. Any Sculptura is rather rare today.
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http://www.ozarksouthpawpipes.com/index.html
itsKot

itsKot

Age : 29
Location : Malmö, Sweden
Registration date : 2010-09-19

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyThu Apr 19, 2012 12:05 am

A little off track, but I'll ask it anyway... Is that amboyna burl you plan on carving?
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alanchrz



Registration date : 2012-03-13

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyMon Apr 23, 2012 10:24 pm

Yes it is Amboyna burl. I figured I'd take a stab at another wood..
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alanchrz



Registration date : 2012-03-13

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptyMon Apr 23, 2012 10:28 pm

itsKot wrote:
Is that amboyna burl you plan on carving?

Yes it is Amboyna burl. Figured I'd take a stab at another wood.
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ginince

ginince

Age : 36
Location : CHINA
Registration date : 2012-04-28

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PostSubject: Re: Collection   Collection EmptySat May 12, 2012 4:36 am

IT SEEMS THAT U LIKE THE ENGLISH STYLE~~
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