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Latest update July 24, 2020

Refurbished Pipes for Sale #4

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Pipe Restoration - Before and After

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Pipes in Selection #4 - Click the grid image to view details of each pipe

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254-RfStanBW402 Sb  R950.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfStanSil 83  R595.00    Sold on preview days

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254-RfStanDeL Sm 88 R895.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfStanBamA R950.00    Sold on preview days

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254-RfStanScanSb Bent  R495.00    Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfStanRoskilde70  R495.00   Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfStanScan126Sb R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfLar2SmFullBent R1250.00
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Reserved during lockdown

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254-RfLarFTallBent  R1250.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfLarSBlast R950.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

STANWELL – from Denmark

It seems that the Danes have a flair for innovative design without compromising functionality. So it was many years ago with Paul Stanwell and his team of pipemakers, and to protect themselves from piracy each Stanwell shape is registered. If you would like a pipe away from the classic English pinstripe suit, yet one that still performs and handles like a Rolls Royce, Stanwell is it.

Stanwell Black & White shape 402 Sandblast

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254-RfStanBW402 Sb  R950.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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This lightly sandblasted pipe with the White (short), or Black (long), mouthpiece has a great feel in the hand. Both mouthpieces offer the 9mm filter option.
Hardly smoked

 

Weight  49g
Inside bowl diameter 18mm
Inside bowl depth 35mm

 

 

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

Refurbished Pipe for sale

Refurbished Pipe for sale

Refurbished Pipe for sale

Stanwell Silhouette shape 83

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254-RfStanSil 83  R595.00    Sold on preview days

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Made in Denmark this classic bent pipe has hardly been smoked.
Non-filter, the deep 45mm bowl offers room for bowl filters if wanted.

 

Weight  38g
Inside bowl diameter 20mm
Inside bowl depth 45mm

 

 

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

Refurbished Pipe for sale


Stanwell de Luxe shape 88 smooth

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254-RfStanDeL Sm 88 R895.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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From the clean look of the inside of the bowl this lovely pipe been very lightly smoked if at all.
Plenty of straight grain, with one soft-looking area on the bowl.
The pipe is fitted with a Teflon peg and an adapter

 

Weight  50g
Inside bowl diameter 20mm
Inside bowl depth 43mm

 

 

 

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Stanwell Bamboo shank A, Billiard

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254-RfStanBamA R950.00    Sold on preview days

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These rare Bamboos fitted pipes were always in great demand. Fitted to high quality bowls the Bamboo section act as a “filter” to absorb excess moisture in the smoke. This peg is stainless steel. Lightweight.

 

Weight  32g
Inside bowl diameter 20mm
Inside bowl depth 39mm

 

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

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Stanwell Scandia Full Bent Sandblast

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254-RfStanScanSb Bent  R495.00    Sold on preview days on preview days*

 

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A fine example of skilful sandblasting showing off plenty of hard wood in the grain.
Hallmarked silver band. This shape is one of the most popular from Stanwell – a big bowl but well balanced in the mouth.
Bowl shows signs of being carefully smoked.

 

Weight  74g
Inside bowl diameter 20mm
Inside bowl depth 48mm

 

 

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Stanwell Roskilde shape 70

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254-RfStanRoskilde70  R495.00   Sold on preview days on preview days*

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Roskilde is a city in Denmark west of Copenhagen. In its centre is the Gothic, twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral which holds the tombs of many Danish kings and queens. Stanwell agreed to manufacture a range of “own name” pipes for us, and we chose the name “Roskilde” having just visited the city.
Medium deep sandblasting draws out the grain pattern all over the bowl.
Unsmoked

 

Weight  45g
Inside bowl diameter 19mm
Inside bowl depth  30mm

 

 

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Stanwell Scandia shape 126

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254-RfStanScan126Sb R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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The light sandblasting shows lovely Straight Grain. The rough rim has matching Birdseye, and gives the pipe a good outdoor look. The line of this shape fits exceptionally comfortably in the hand.
Lightly smoked, if at all.

 

Weight  43g
Inside bowl diameter  17mm average
Inside bowl depth  36mm

 

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Refurbished Pipe for sale

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W.Ø.Larsen

W.Ø.Larsen was one of the most famous tobacco shops in Copenhagen, with a beautiful store located on Copenhagen's famous "Walking Street." Urged on by his store manager Sven Bang (S. Bang), the owner, Ole Larsen, decided to begin making pipes in the basement of the shop. Urged on by his store manager Sven Bang (S. Bang), the owner, Ole Larsen, decided to begin making pipes in the basement of the shop. During the flowering of the Danish pipe in the '60's, they first began retailing pipes by such carvers as Sixten Ivarsson, Sven Knudsen, Poul Rasmussen, and Brakner.
After his death his son Nils continued the business, but eventually Larsen was sold to Stanwell, who continue to produce so-called “Larsen” pipes in their huge factory.  (Not on their current pricelist.)
“Thus ended an important part of Danish pipe history.”
Typical for the W.Ø.Larsen School is the semi-classic shapes, that means classic shapes, but slightly different, often a little more full or round. The pipes often have lower point of gravity. A typical billiard would have a bowl shaped more like a pear and the connection between the bowl and the shank would be clearly distinguished.  

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254-RfLar2SmFullBent R1250.00
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A trademark Larsen fullbent pipe with lots of Straight Grain sweeping up from the base, with matching Birdseye across the base and along the bottom of the shank. Great feel in the hand.
The ring-turned mouthpiece adds elegance to the overall appearance of the pipe.  Hardly smoked. Non filter pipe.

 

Weight  48g
Inside bowl diameter 19mm
Inside bowl depth 39mm

 

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254-RfLarFTallBent  R1250.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

A classic Larsen tall bowl, more compact bent pipe. Lovely rounded rim to the bowl. Beautiful of eye-catching mostly Straight Grain rising up from Birdseye base. More Birdseye top and bottom of shank. Non filter pipe. Wonderful feel in the hand. Very good condition, hardly smoked.
Weight  56g
Inside bowl diameter 18mm
Inside bowl depth 46mm

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254-RfLarSBlast R950.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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Larsen Sandblast - plenty of Straight Grain sandblast all over the rugged topped bowl. The purposely left high wall on the one side of the top of the bowl probably serves as a windbreak in the outdoors. Unusual squared saddle mouthpiece. Lovely Larsen hand feel – as always. Excellent condition, hardly smoked.

 

Weight  42g
Inside bowl diameter 21mm (average)
Inside bowl depth 46mm

 

 

 

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Prolong the life of your favourite briar with a little more care and attention.

Professional Refurbishment.

Take a look at those old discarded pipes (discoloured, sour, damaged) - some of them may easily justify the cost of a professional repair or refurbishment. The bowl will be reamed, cleaned and sweetened with "mead", and the whole pipe polished to restore its dignified appearance - only the dents will remain as a reminder of past pleasures.
As well as replacement mouthpieces, a hole in the bowl or a cracked shank can be repaired.
You won't be able to buy a new branded pipe for the R200 to R300 the professional job may cost you. Bring in your pipe for assessment.


D I Y Refurbishment

Here is a step-by-step procedure:

There are 4 distinct cleaning processes:
1. Removing the build-up of tars and juices which collect inside the shank and mouthpiece, and in the base of the bowl.Work over a tray or dish lined with paper. Remove the mouthpiece from the pipe. Insert the nozzle of the CGA Pressurised Pipe Cleaner spray into the peg of the stem and press down for 2-3 seconds to release the spray. Repeat for the shank. Use a bristle cleaner to really scrub the inside of the shank and mouthpiece. Or you could dip the bristle in a solvent (eg Savinelli Pipe Clean, or some form of alcohol). You could pour or spray just a little solvent into the base of the inside of the bowl and work the bristle cleaner through from the slightly tilted shank.           
Try not to splash the solvent on the outside of the bowl or mouthpiece. Be careful not to start a hole in the base of the bowl through excessive twisting - and for very bent pipes go easy round the bend in the mouthpiece.
You have finished when the pipe cleaner comes through clean.
2. Keeping the carbon layer under control. When necessary, ream the carbon layer inside the bowl to an even thickness of about 1.5mm (R1 coin) - the T-shaped reamer from Savinelli, the Dunhill Carbon Cutter, or the precise, high-tech Senior reamer will do the job comfortably. Wipe the inside of the bowl with a little of the solvent.
3. Polishing the vulcanite mouthpiece to remove the bitter taste. Remove the oxidation from the mouthpiece with a mild abrasive (eg Dunhill Pipe Mouthpiece Polish, Savinelli Stem Polish or Jeweller's Rouge). This might require vigorous and lengthy rubbing (a whole TV programme). If very dull and green, a buffing wheel is a big help - remove the mouthpiece to prevent accidental breakage. With the buffing wheel, take care not to buff too hard on one spot - the vulcanite may burn. If the logo is stamped on the mouthpiece it will possibly disappear.
(A recent comment from a customer was that a buffing wheel is necessary when using "jeweller's rouge" but that he found a good hand rub sufficient when using Savinelli Stem Polish regularly.)
Watchpoint - water based cleaners or abrasives (eg Handy Andy, Vim) or alcohols (eg Meths, benzine) may add to the discolouration of the outside of the mouthpiece - extra polishing will be necessary.
4. Beauty treatment for the outside of the briar bowl. Polish the outside of the bowl with a wax polish (eg Dunhill Bowl Polish; Savinelli Bowl Polish) and a clean cloth. Again a buffing wheel can help - remember to remove the mouthpiece before starting.
(Corncobs shouldn't need a polish, but a beechwood will appreciate it once the varnish has worn off.)
5. Long term protection for the whole pipe.
The Dunhill Silicone Pipe Care Cloth: 100% waxed cotton - Rub lightly over the surface of bowl and mouthpiece after cleaning and polishing. Protects the pipe with an invisible film of silicone wax.

Complete Cleaning Kits are available from Denicotea and Dunhill

Finally, leave the pipe to stand bowl down for at least 24 hours before smoking.

NB Read about cleaning your Meerschaum - a very different process.

Prevention is better than Cure!
1. Don't oversmoke a pipe (especially your favourite) - it will become saturated and turn "sour".
Do rotate your pipes to allow each to dry out properly.
2. Do polish the mouthpiece regularly, don't let the oxidation get the upper hand.
3. Do allow the carbon layer to build in your new pipe - right to the bottom of the bowl - and then keep it reamed to about 1.5mm thickness to prevent cracking.
4. If yours is a filter pipe - do use the filter or use the adapter. Don't smoke without one of them, even once, it can lead to an ill-fitting mouthpiece through a swollen shank. This is almost impossible to rectify.
5. To prevent breakage, do hold close to the join when removing the mouthpiece from the bowl, and don't remove the mouthpiece until the pipe is cool.
6. Don't use a sharp pointed instrument to clean out the bowl - you may drill a hole in the bottom.
7. Do hold your pipe by the bowl (not the stem) when "tapping out" the ash; and don't knock it against a hard surface - you may break the shank or mouthpiece or crack the bowl. Fit a "cork knocker" to a handy ashtray.
The general principle to bear in mind is that the cleaner and drier you keep your pipe, the more enjoyable it will be to smoke - and the longer it will continue to give pleasure.

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