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St. Claude, France...Napoleon, n'est ce pas? 89-387GN
Someday someone will explain why a man who killed off 1/2
million Frenchmen in one campaign is so revered in that
country.  And that doesn't even address that they were the
physical cream of France's youth.  The world is mad.  This pipe
is in good condition.  The carving is less than stellar. Used.
5.5"long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 66 grams. $35.
David Jones #210119  (SOLD 4/2/19)
The stem is the problem area for this pipe...1) it doesn't fit flush
against the shank, and 2) it has been bitten through.  The rest
is in fine condition, including the chamber.  Thus, the price is at
give-away price for a David Jones pipe.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $40.
JR Sweden...Jonas Rosengren #31406
This pipe hits all the proper notes as far as I'm concerned.  The
pipe has the right, reasonable size for holding in the hand or
the jaw, Grp. 4, with a proper chamber capacity.  The pipe also
exhibits fine design, while still adhering to the standards of what
a traditional shape offers...the comfort of a flat, ebonite stem,
a wide-open draw and very good looking proportions.  In short,
this pipe maker, who donated this pipe, can make a pipe.  BTW,
that fuzzy looking blob at the front of the bowl is not bad camera
work (although it may be that, also) it is simply remarkably tight
Bird's Eye grain in a good sandblast finish.  I've never seen that
before.  From the maker, it would be $700.  New.
5.45" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $545.
Don Carlos One Note #112373 (RESERVED)
Grp. 6 in size and in excellent condition with a wide-open draw.
Very good, tight straight grain all around the bowl.  It could
easily have been graded higher.  Use.
5.4" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $110.
Psst.  All these pipes need to be sold to raise money
for a favorite son's medical expenses.  Just between
us, if you are interested in a pipe, and see that it
hasn't sold in two or three weeks, feel free to make
an offer directly to me.  We don't need to tell anyone
else what the selling price is.  What other people don't
know won't hurt them.  
N.B.  Choose carefully.  Very carefully.  Unlike all the
other pipes on my site,
the pipes on the Specials page
are not returnable for any reason.
 Nor have they
been, or will they be reconditioned.  They are sold
"as is." Simply put, I am not going to handle these
pipes twice.  Is that understood?  Is that clearly
understood?  There is no reason to think that there
is a problem with any of the pipes included here, but
they have been donated, not vetted.
Don Carlos One Note #1123253  (SOLD)
Typically large Italian pipe, meaning about a Grp. 6 with an
acrylic stem and an open draw.  As there is no logo on the stem
it's almost definitely a replacement.  The stain on the rim is rub-
bed down a bit, but the edges are clean and without any burn
or wear.   Used.
5.75" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 51 grams. $55.
JHW #210269
Let's start off with the fact that this is a very large pipe.  It must
have been one of the best briar blocks that Jack Weinberger
had.  He was able to form a single, fill free pipe out of it and
keep the plateau, which as you can see, covers the entire
bottom of the pipe.  There are some tooth marks on the stem,
but nothing deep.  The "JHW" is hard to find as it has been
buffed down, but look at the end of the shank, under the stem &
you will see the three initials.  All is intact, although a little
cleaning up, as with almost all these Specials, is in order. Used.
6 1/2" long, bowl 2.6" tall.  Weight: 4 3/8 oz., 123 grams. $95.
It's time to wrap up the Rolando Negoita project on
this site.  Thus, I will be reducing the prices of the
pipes on this page by degrees until all the pipes are
gone, or I'm gone, whichever comes first.  We are in
phase  two of the price reductions and each pipe
designated for the Rolando project is now reduced
by 15%.   After two weeks, April 21st, they go down
another 2.5%, and will go down by 2.5% each two
weeks until, as I said (and I hate having to repeat
myself), all the pipes are sold.  
 
 
 
Sam Martin #330113 (SOLD)
Grp. 6 size, in very good cond., with just a touch of wear on the
inner rim.  The draw is wide-open 7 the air hole is properly
drilled at the bottom of the chamber.  The stem is acrylic. Used.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 60 grams. $55.
Red Hat (by Kjeld Sørensen #31443
Grp 5 in size, maybe a bit larger.  You can see all the work that
went into the making of this pipe, so there's no need to belabor
that point.  What  you might not notice is that Kjeld chose to use
a twin-bore stem.  New.
5.3" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 69 grams. $315
Ardor Venere "Pipes & Tobaccos" 2001 Pipe of the Year
This was donated by "Pipes & Tobaccos" magazine to help
raise money for Rolando Negoita.  It comes with its original
sleeve and box, which confirms that it is #143 of that release.  
The number is also stamped on the pipe.  It's a Grp. 5 size, in
virgin finish with a hallmarked silver spigot treatment.  The draw
is open. These pipes sold for close to $600 at the time.  We're
going to give you quite a price break, as well as a chance to
contribute to Rolando's fund.   New.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $345.
Pre-Transition Barling EXEL #329189
Shape # 224, in what appears to be exc. cond., except for a
layer of removable carbon on the rim and an oxidized rim.  The
Barling logo is fully intact on the stem and the nomenclature is
clear & crisp.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $225.
Børge Mortensen #33083 (SOLD 3/7/19)
Mortensen worked for Stanwell for over 30 years and made
pipes on the side.  His name is stamped in very small letters on
the turned part of the stem near the shank and he also has two
logos, the hammer of Thor, stamped on the stem and on the
flat bottom of this bowl.  Also on the flat bottom is the number
67, indicating the number of pipes produced.  The numbers
stamped at the front of the bowl are a mystery to me. Grp. 4,
and in very good cond., with an open draw.  Used.
5.75" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $65.
Four Assorted Pipes for $45  (SOLD)
From the top: A handsome Grp. 4 Bulldog from Ehrlich in
Boston, in exc. cond., but with the initials JWU stamped, quite
elegantly, on the top of the stem.  Next down is a Longchamp.
The pipe and stem are in very good cond. (no bite marks) but
the leather is not in great shape.  Below that is a George Yale,
which looks suspiciously like a Custom Bilt & is in near-new cond
The stem is currently a bit loose, but I'm sure i can fix that.  On
the bottom is London Topper; it looks like Sasieni made to me &
while there is no written indication to that effect, it does say it's
made from Algerian briar.  Judging from the stem button, it's old
and it does have fills.