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  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    Does anyone knw anything about a Richard Carlton Hacker Signature edition 2002 Comoy Pipe? Any information is greatly appreciated by a gal whos dad owned it.
     


  2. Stonewall

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    Ok...I've found out all I need to know on the pipe. Where could this gal sell a collectors pipe that's worth $600? How would one find the appropriate market to sell such a pipe?
     
  3. N3M0

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    Hmm, if it really is rare, I would try calling around a few local B&M's and see if you could leave a flyer there with information about the pipe, like people do at grocery stores and what not, or see if the B&M wants to buy. Or a pipe show?
     
  4. David Emond

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    Sell it on the bay for her?
     
  5. daveinlax

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    The RCH?? Not a chance! I remember these pipes, they were never popular and the series ended at just the two pipes. The few I've seen have sold on eBay for under $100. I thought the blasted billiard looked OK but didn't like the smooth bent sort of bull doggy one at all. :confused:
     
  6. Stonewall

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    The pipe retailed/retails for around $567.00. It's new, unsmoked, and in the box. It's numbered #37 out of 50. According to my information only a few select grain bowls from the entire factory were used in the production of this series and two have recently surfaced and sold at auction in the UK for $600 plus dollars.

    I think I have all I need to know; thanks to everyone who responded.
     
  7. Longshanks

    Longshanks He who shall; so shall he... wait, who?

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    I'd stick it on eBay... make sure you throw in a beater pipe rack, a cheap aluminum reamer tool and a corn cob to 'up the anty' a bit... those added accessories usually pull in a couple extra bucks. :thu2:
     
  8. Stonewall

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    ....shouldn't you be researching the scientific phenomenon of the slotted stems of Carey Magic Inch pipes rather than loitering on this thread?
     
  9. Stonewall

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    .....I was kidding. I have no access to the stick poke (or any other) icon whilst on the iPoo. I mean iPod.
     
  10. Riff Raff

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    I would check with a couple of good ebay vendors (Coopersark, SecondHandSmoker) that sell on consignment. I would also check with Marty Pulvers (http://www.pulversbriar.com/) and Dave Neeb at Mklaw Pipes (http://mkelaw-pipes.com/) Either of these two will treat you fairly. I watch a lot of Comoys ebay ads, but have not seen a Hacker edition in nearly 3 years. Value would vary greatly depending on the condition. My guess is an unsmoked pipe would go $200-$250 and go down from there based on conditon. Post a few pictures of it please.

    I found this in the 2002 Edition:

    The briar bowls were from the Charatan factory in England and perhaps either Charatan or Comoy was the manufacturer. The 2002 Edition seems to be made by Comoy.

    Here is some information from Hacker's website and SmokeShop:

    LEFT: This is the very first RCH Signature Edition pipe, issued in 2001. It was the first pipe to be officially sanctioned and designed by the author, utilizing very old briar bowls discovered at the Charatan factory in England. The shape is a classic Group 5 saddle bit billiard, sandblasted with a “pre-war” deep double-blast. The bruyére-finished pipe is enhanced by a silver band embossed with the RCH pipe-signature logo, the author uses to sign his books. Additional features include a tapered rim for easy loading and gently curved “button” on the handcut vulcanite mouthpiece to keep smoke away from the tongue. The bottom of the shank, stamped “Richard Carleton Hacker - Signature Edition 2001” is flat so the pipe can stand on its own. Less than 250 were made, so if you find one, grab it.

    Source: http://www.richardcarletonhacker.com/rchcollection.html

    Second Edition Richard Carleton Hacker Pipe Debuts

    Following the quick sell-out of his first Richard Carleton Hacker Signature Edition pipe last year, the internationally-known pipe book author has designed a second pipe in the series. Only 150 pipes have been made for this extremely limited edition.
    In creating the second Richard Carleton Hacker Signature Edition pipe, the author took inspiration from a 1930s British "own label" estate pipe in his collection.

    "Like my original pre-war briar," said Hacker, "the new RCH Signature Edition is a quarter-bent, diamond shanked bulldog, a very difficult shape to make. But what really sets this pipe apart is its military mount with vulcanite fittings; it's a very graceful shape that no one's made for years."

    The original pipe is stamped 'St. James,' after the fabled London district once home to gentlemen's smoking clubs and numerous pipe shops. The pipe was a private label once made by Comoy's, the oldest briar pipemaking company in the world. According to Comoy's official historian, John Adler, the pipe was probably made by the company's factory on Rosebury Avenue. "So naturally, it was only fitting to have this [new] pipe made by that same company," said Hacker.

    The best 150 bowls in the factory were hand selected for this pipe, which is stamped with the author's name on one side of the diamond shank, and "Signature Edition 2002" on the other. In addition, the RCH pipe-signature logo the author uses to sign his books has been individually hand engraved and gold-filled on the ferrule of each pipe. A gently curved "button" on the tip of the handcut vulcanite mouthpiece helps keep smoke away from the tongue. The Richard Carleton Hacker Signature Edition comes with a handsome presentation box bearing his signature; inside is a specially-marked glove to protect the briar. James B. Russell, Upper Saddle River, N.J., Tel: (800) 221-7738, Web: www.james brussell.com.
     
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  11. Longshanks

    Longshanks He who shall; so shall he... wait, who?

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    LOL... I hear ya.
    But you're right... I do need to finish cleaning up the latest acquisition. It is going to be oh, so pretty.
    :)
     
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