so there was this pipe bowl listed as an antique clay pipe base or something like that... any rate, it turned out to be an austrian meerschaum, its carved with a castle and has some silver fittings on it but no stem, an archaologist friend of mine who's a pipe maker and expert dated it between 1810-1840. i really wanted it and was going to have it fit with a period appropriate stem. failure to win. suck. link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300422580292&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT so because me and the little lady actually have money right now (rare bloody occurence) so i decided to be horribly irresponsible and bought a bunch of pipes. theres one more i'm looking at but i'm not posting it cause you bastards will jack it. links. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270571924644&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320523996827&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120562739395&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT i like all three but i'm super piss my pants excited over the orlik double bore, partially because ruggers is always bragging about his radice doublebore (theres a nice one up on ebay right now incidentally), partially because i like orlik pipes, and partially because i bid on one of these a while back and got sniped last minute on it. any rate i'm super freaking excited and i needed three additional pipes for my rope tobacco, lakelands, and one more for... um... cause its a pipe. so grossly irresponsible, but much needed. a good reward for the hardest semester of my collegiate career i think. can't wait til they get here so i can enjoy them. lemme know what you think of them.