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BIG estate sale score!

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  1. NickWilliams

    NickWilliams Member

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    While I was at work yesterday my brother was out and happened upon an estate sale. He called me at work, and told me found a nice size lot of pipes. Needless to say, I asked him to pick them up for me. When I got off work I went straight to his house to pick them up, and I was surprised as heck to see that there 20 pipes waiting for me. 20 pipes!

    Lots of nice little smokers, nothing too fancy, but all of them have great potential. There were few Carey Magic Inch pipes (which I happen to think are awesome!), a couple of Amphora, and one "The Pipe."

    Looks like I am going to spend the day cleaning and polishing...

    I just got done thinning the herd, and now I went and bought 20 more pipes. I think I may have a problem.
     


  2. IrishRover

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    Congrats on the new score!!
    . and yep, you've got a problem and what's worse is you have a brother that's an enabler - ;)
     
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  3. furious

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    Great score. Gotta love thos estate sales!!
     
  4. Jussto

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    It's lots like that where I've found many of my favorite pipes, everything from old Grabows that just happen to smoke like a dream, to a Peterson African Meer that came in a lot for less than $40! It's fun to clean up those old lots, pick out your favorites, and swap or give away the ones you like less, rinse, and repeat.

    If you get a chance, pictures of your clean ups would be great!
     
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  5. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    The circle of life.
     
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    Yea, pics please!
     
  7. BigJ

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    Yep you know the rules...pics or it didn't happen!
     
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    :popc: ... yeah, what they said...
     
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  9. NickWilliams

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    I have to polish them up before you guys can see 'em. I will post pics tonight or tomorrow. Wait till you see "The Pipe." It started off white and had some scratches and chips in the finish. I just took it down to the factory black, and it turned out gorgeous!
     
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    Congrats! I almost bought a lot of 10 ysterday for $17, but bought one Kaywoodie estate, and a Savinelli for a total of $80.... I am a VERY happy Camper. :)
     
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    I've decided to list all of the ones I got polished up today in the for sale section. I got a good deal on them, so they will all be priced very low.
     
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