This is the first of 17 pipes I bought recently as an auction lot. This Medico Gold Crest billiard pipe had sat somewhere undisturbed for quite some time - there were actually cobwebs in the bowl! - but it promised to be a quick and rewarding refurb job. The 14K gold band and birdseye hiding… Continue reading Sweeping the Cobwebs Out of a Medico Gold Crest Billiard
My apologies to Mr. Dickens for the title, but it seemed appropriate for this teaser post! Until now, I have made estate pipe purchases in ones and twos - a pipe here, two there, working on them one at a time, getting them cleaned and restored/refurbished before adding them to my rack and starting the hunt… Continue reading The Ghost of Pipe Refurbs Yet to Come!