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Nostalgia buffs...old catalog link

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by LifeOfRiley, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. LifeOfRiley

    LifeOfRiley Member

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    Peruse the 1942 George Yale mail-order catalog. It is fun to see some of the gimmicky stuff.

    http://pipepages.com/gyhome.htm

    UPDATE: More stuff here:

    http://pipepages.com/index.html
     
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  2. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Well-Known Member

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    That is cool, thanks for the link (I'll take page 6!)
     
  3. colorduke

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    Thanks for sharing,it's nice to take a walk back through time.
     
  4. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Great post. Strange to think that a decent pipe could be had for .75$ back in WWII. Or a Dunhill for $12, or a Pete Shamrock for $3.50... talk about inflation!!
     
  5. furious

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    Or a four-dot Sasieni for $8...course that was a lot of dough back then when you consider that a pack of cigarettes cost a dime.
     
  6. lifeon2

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    Man you could buy out that catalog for less than a lot of pipes go for these days.
     
  7. Steve Dennis

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    That's some great stuff from days gone by, thanks for sharing it!
     
  8. SmokeyJoe

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    Too Cool! Thanks for the links!
     
  9. GregL

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    This is great!!!
     
  10. OldSchool

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    $12 for a Dunhill prince. I'm thinking something happened to the Dunhills, or to the dollar. I'm betting on the latter.
     
  11. WrightwoodJohn

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    Seems the Dunhills back then were about 4X the price of a basic pipe.... kinda the same today
     
  12. GregL

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    According to dollartimes dot com $12 in 1942 equals approx $174 today.
     
  13. WrightwoodJohn

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    Maybe those were estate Dunhills' :D
     
  14. lifeon2

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    If they werent then you can bet they are by now ;)
     
  15. DMWyatt

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    Interesting how in this catalog a Dunhill costs $12, while the tobacco underneath it costs $0.69. Using $480 as a baseline price for a new Dunhill, because the number is convenient, the price of tobacco as it pertains to the pipe would be roughly $27 for 2 oz. It would seem, that contrary to my own perception, that the price of tobacco is proportionally LESS than it was back then. I wonder what kind of a correlation could be drawn from the 1950's.
     
  16. GregL

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    Well, again, according to the inflation calculator at the above-referenced dollartimes dot com, $.69 in 1942 is equal to $10.05 in 2012 dollars. And your current $480 baseline cost is equal to $32.97 in 1942 dollars. So, it would seem to me that other factors, besides inflation, caused a rise in baseline price from $175 (in 2012 dollars) in 1942 to $480 (in 2012 dollars) in 2012.
     
  17. Lithua pipe

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    Than for sharing, at those prices I could have at least One more pipe..
     
  18. DMWyatt

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    What's interesting to me is that, in spite of the political climate, the price of the pipe today is proportionally more expensive than the tobacco. With the extra taxes and fees brought on in the climate one would expect the tobacco to be proportionally more expensive. At least, I would.
     
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