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Dr Boston & Dr Plumb

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  1. voodoo101

    voodoo101 Member

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    I got some Dr Grabow pipes and got a Dr Pat on the way. I would like to get some more Dr's.
    Does anyone know of a US retailer that sells one or both of these pipes. If not anyone know of an easy to deal with European Retailer with good prices?
     
  2. 1858remington

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    The Dr Grabow Viking is no longer made, and many of the other Dr's pipes are dicontinued.
    Ebay is your best bet for getting these pipes, and here's a few items to look at:

    Dr Grabow Vikings:

    NOS
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-196...267?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c25dcd71b

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-196...582?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c25dcd856

    Estate pipe
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dr-Grabow-V...352?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0032d200

    2 Estates and a pipe holder
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sea-Captain...422?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a730f5f36

    NOS package with exrta bowls
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-196...645?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5893483b95

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dr-...816?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cfae4fd8

    7 day set
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dr-Grabow-V...877?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c64895d0d

    FALCON

    Brand new with choice of bowl
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FALCON-STRA...les_Tobacciana_Smoking_LE&hash=item3a5d7e8d44

    Estate bent
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FAL...349?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7315cf5d

    2 pipes with extra bowls
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-Falcon-...420?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6475ac34

    Instant Metal Pipe collection
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Est...341?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4602b66fdd

    Yello-bole airograte
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-YEL...137?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4602b726a9

    (Seems the "Bold" is stuck in the on position)

    Twin Flow
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TWIN-FLOW-C...455?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ce385fdf

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLLECTIBLE...498?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ea1a5b9a
     
  3. 1858remington

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    The problem I have had with pipes from England, is that the sellers want to rape your wallet on shipping.
    Charging $15 to $40 just for shipping is pure highway robbery.

    Many of the pipes your looking for can be bought from American sources.

    If you go the Ebay route, ALWAYS check the shipping price before you bid, or you might have an unhappy suprise when it comes time to pay.

    The Dr Plumb peacemaker pipes are hard to find, but do come up on Ebay from time to time, usually from English sellers.
    Though I got mine from an American seller with very little shipping cost.
     
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    1858remington Active Member

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    $15 to $35 is a reasonable price for estate metal pipes, depending on condition.
    NOS or new manufactured pipes can command $10-$20 more.

    Remember, sniping is your friend, when it comes to ebay. Put a pipe you like on your watch list. Wait till the last 30seconds of the aution, then make your bid for the max your willing to spend. Odd numbered amounts seem to work at trippng up last minute bidders. So instead of putting say $20 as a bid, put $20.75 .
     
  5. Preacher1611

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    Dr. Grabows are still sold in pharmacies, CVS, Rite Aide, etc., you can check your local pharmacy and see what they have. I bought both of mine for $10 a piece, (I know they're more than that now), at a CVS Pharmacy.
     
  6. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    This is truth.
     
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    Voodoo, try Greens of Leeds and James Barber Tobacconist in the UK, they may have what you are looking for.
     
  8. Lestrade

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    Yep.
     
  9. voodoo101

    voodoo101 Member

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    Thank you I will take a look. I have read that Dr Plumb and Dr Boston are good smokers and I think they would be cool to have in my collection.
     
  10. Stonewall

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    Dr. Plumb's tend to be winners in my experience. I had (until yesterday) a Dr. Charles Billiard. Anyone ever heard of that guy? lol
     
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  11. voodoo101

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    Who made that pipe?
     
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