Digging the Danes – Cleaning up a Danish Sovereign 179 Bent Apple

I thought I’d start working through my recent estate lot purchase with a relatively easy refurbishment. This Danish Sovereign 179 Bent Apple is a Stanwell sub-brand, designed for export and sold exclusively in Canada and the USA. My best guess is that this pipe was made sometime in the 1980’s. Judging by the layer of cake in the bowl, this pipe was a favourite in … Continue reading Digging the Danes – Cleaning up a Danish Sovereign 179 Bent Apple

The Burn Unit – Reclaiming a Scavenged Danish Sovereign Rhodesian

Hunting for estate pipes to refurbish has its ups and downs. Back in the heyday 1950s and 60s, almost every man had a pipe somewhere, which created a steady supply of pipes needing repair. Nowadays we refurbishers must be more adventurous, wading through the flotsam and jetsam of antique shops, second-hand stores and estate sales to find our quarry. I find antiques & collectibles sales … Continue reading The Burn Unit – Reclaiming a Scavenged Danish Sovereign Rhodesian