Well, after a week or so, the Butz I eBayed arrived from Berlin. On occasion, I like international shipments - exotic stamps, customs stickers and all. Its essential to buy from a seller with good feedback, that is the measure as to whethere you are getting ripped off. This pipe, including shipping from Berlin was under 50 bucks. The pipe is typical Butz, a classic shape with unusual proportions, that is a cool thing about Butz Choquin pipes. This one is husky. A meaty bowl, very large oval shank with a gigantic filter chamber. Of course no filters came with the pipe and I would not use it anyway. The pipe smokes fine without the filter, the draw is perfect. I do like wide, thin bits and this pipe sure has one. The pipe came as advertized, a lightly used estate with the seller performing his "disinfecting process". No dents, wear, or teeth marks, the bowl reamed just down to the wood, like I would do. I gave the stem a light scrubb out, I do that with every pipe I buy, even new. First smoke was Old Joe Kranz, now Plumbcake. It smokes great.