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Found this at an antique store today...

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by dbt13, Sep 28, 2012.

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  1. dbt13

    dbt13 Sales Account

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    Today I was snooping around an antique store, mostly getting frustrated becasue everything was so overpriced (just because something is old doesn't make it expensive!!!)

    I found a basket of pipes marked $30 each. Most were older Grabows, Medicos and Kaywoodies all looked as if they hadn't been cleaned in 20 years. As I was trying to decide if I wanted to try my had at a restoration project I found this -

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    It's a Stanwell Golden Danish 63. The bowl and the stem are clean as a whistle and I quickly realized this has never been smoked. As I was looking at it, the salesperson offered to sell it for $25...it took about 1 second for me to hand her the money.

    Can't wait to fill her up and have a smoke!
     
  2. County Mountie

    County Mountie Active Member

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    A real beaut
     
  3. Goat

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    Nice sand blasting on that one. Even nicer score.
    Congrats.
     
  4. davidmackv

    davidmackv Active Member

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    Nice looking pipe. I never find anything at antique stores. I found two pathetic meers once.
     
  5. BigJ

    BigJ Active Member

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    It's always nice when you're the one that gets the better end of the deal once and a while.
     
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  6. Scottly

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    Lucky Dog :th1:
     
  7. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Very nice!
     
  8. Coda

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    Am I the only one that was more excited by the basket of Grabows/Kaywoodies/Medicos?...
     
  9. dbt13

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    I really had fun looking through those. There was one I really liked, a grabow tomahawk/pick axe???, but $25 seemed a little pricey.
     
  10. N3M0

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    Great find! I would call that a real hidden gem, hiding in the basket of dirty pipes ;)
     
  11. Artful Dodger

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    Great find! Always pays off to haunt the antique stores (I am a thrift store junkie myself...once in a while can find something amazing for a disgustingly cheap price)...Way to go!! Beautiful pipe. :gjob:
     
  12. davidmackv

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    Not in a 30 dollar basket. I can just go to Rite Aid.
     
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  13. Pecci

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    That pipe is stunning! Congrats.
     
  14. Coda

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    My mistake, I read it as "a basket for $30", not "a basket OF $30"...
     
  15. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    DrGs can be had new for 10-15 bucks....used ones shouldn't be more than that!
     
  16. Stonewall

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    Awesome deal! Outstanding! I don't believe that pipe was ever smoked, sir. You have a winner there fer sure. Congrats!
     
  17. conroygc

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    It's silly that I often see old, cracked, gross Medicos and Dr Grabows for >$20.
    Gotta love those thrift store scores!! That's a good one.
     
  18. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Well-Known Member

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    Nice pipe and a GREAT deal. Enjoy that thing!
     
  19. Steve Dennis

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    Great find and at a great price to boot! Enjoy.
     
  20. 5H4N3

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    Please tell us what store you are shopping at. At those prices I'll stock up on a few.
     
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