Sweeping the Cobwebs Out of a Medico Gold Crest Billiard

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…

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The Ghost of Pipe Refurbs Yet to Come!

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…

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