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Latest update August 29, 2020

Refurbished Pipes for Sale #7

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Pipes in Selection #7- Click the grid image to view details of each pipe

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254-RFSternSt. Silver R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfNoNameSmBent R395.00 Buy Now
Reserved during lockdown

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254-RfChaconBaya922 R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfChacSb283 StrRhod R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfMattPan.Billiard R450.00
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254-RfMatt Billiard R450.00
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254-RfJP&Son Bent Rhodesian R650.00
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254-RfJumboAppleSm R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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254-RfJumboBilliardRustic R495.00 Buy Now

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254-RfKeyser12Sm  R695.00  Buy Now
Reserved during lockdown

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254-RfFalPipeBntDover R445.00 Sold on preview days

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254-RfFalPipeStrGenoa R445.00  Sold on preview days

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 254-RfFalconBowl Apple R250.00 Sold on preview days

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 254-RfFalconBowl Classic Hyperbole R295.00 Buy Now
Reserved during lockdown

STERNCREST (LHS) Smooth Billiard Imported Briar

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254-RFSternSt. Silver R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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According to Wikipedia this unused pipe is indeed a rare find.
Brothers Ludwig and Hugo Stern opened a pipe factory in Brooklyn N.Y in 1911 and closed in 1960.
The quality of this pipe speaks for itself. It’s a truly elegant light Billiard with a Sterling Silver band and Silver mouthpiece. Inlaid logo.  Metal arrester.
Unsmoked, it comes in its original box and chamois bag.


Weight  34g
Inside bowl diameter 18mm
Inside bowl depth 39mm

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No Brand Name

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254-RfNoNameSmBent R395.00 Buy Now

Refurbished Pipe for saleReserved during lockdown

 

Most popular brands would be happy to have their name on this pipe!
Plenty of Straight Grain and no obvious fillings. Only lightly smoked.


Weight  58g
Inside bowl diameter 19mm
Inside bowl depth 38mm

 

 

 

 

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CHACOM

Chacom has become in recent years one of the most famous pipe designers. Guarantor of traditional manufacturing methods, Chacom is still one of the biggest French brands today. In their workshops in Villard-Saint-Sauveur at the gates of Saint-Claude, tradition and innovation are combined in the creations, for the pleasure of all pipe lovers.

Chacom Baya shape 922

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254-RfChaconBaya922   R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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Shape 922 is a short, curved “Pocket Pipe”. The interesting marbled finish gives the impression of lush vegetation. Current retail €72.60
Lightly smoked, if at all..

 


Weight  32g
Inside bowl diameter  18mm
Inside bowl depth  25mm

 

 

 

 

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Chacom Sandblast shape 283

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254-RfChacSb283 StrRhod R495.00  Sold on preview days on preview days*

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Light sandblasting brings out the delicate grains all over the bowl. You’ll see some uncommon ring grain down the front of the bowl.
Lightly smoked, if at all.


Weight  46g
Inside bowl diameter  18mm
Inside bowl depth  29mm

 

 

 

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MATTNER – handmade in Johannesburg, South Africa

Mr Willie Mattner, a past Second World War German immigrant, trained under his father in law, Mr Samek and continued to run the Pipe Hospital, in downtown Johannesburg for many years. The pipes were all made from imported briar.
The late Willie Mattner worked alone using tools and machinery to turn the hard briar, but with a skill and dexterity of hand and an artistry all his own. Well known to South African pipe smokers of the sixties to eighties, his handmade briar pipes were sought after as excellent quality and value – the pipes were always worth more than he asked. He was a legend in his lifetime.
Both these pipes are a tribute to our legendary Willie Mattner. Hardly smoked they may be the last of his pipes that we will have to offer.

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254-RfMattPan.Billiard R450.00
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What a beautiful pipe. The panels show off the good close grain, with hardly a flaw in sight.
An interesting variation – Mr Mattner has converted the 4 panels into an octagonal shape towards the top of the bowl.
Stands alone.
A good size – no doubt with some of the South African tobaccos in mind.

Weight  38g
Inside bowl diameter 21mm
Inside bowl depth 38mm

 

 

 

 

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254-RfMatt Billiard R450.00
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This sturdy billiard shows a good flame grain starting from the lower corner sweeping across the bowl and shank. The other side shows a lovely birdseye with plenty of hard wood. Thick-wooded bowl, very suitable for outdoor smoking. A large pipe - the excellent proportions make it look smaller than it is.
Stands alone

 


Weight  58g
Inside bowl diameter 20mm
Inside bowl depth 41mm

 

 

 

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Pietenpauw pipes

JP & SON pipes - Newer stampings acting Pieter's collaboration with his father
https://pipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Pietenpauw
Jan Pietenpauw pipes are made by Jean du Toit and his son in Pretoria, South Africa. I can’t do better than this quote from Reborn Pipes
“When the 2010 Pipe of Year was being discussed Jean was asked to make the pipe for the forum. He consented and I followed the process with much interest. The shape chosen was Jean’s take on a Rhodesian. He combined both smooth and sandblasted finishes on the pipe. The stem material was Cumberland and there was a shank extension that was applied like a ring to the end of the shank. Jean used Delrin tenons inserted in the Cumberland stem. When Jean posted pictures of the shape and the finished pipes I had to have one and placed my order promptly.
I have now had the pipe for over five years and have been smoking it regularly. It is a good smoking pipe. I remember that when I received it I wanted another but somehow time went by and I have only one in my collection at present. It was reasonably priced and promptly delivered. If you can get one of Jean’s pipes I don’t think you will be disappointed. His work can be seen on his website at: http://www.pietenpauw.co.za/
From FAQ on Pietenpauw website
Q: How do you break in a pipe?
A: I try very hard not to break it, but sometimes accidents happen and then the pipe will not smoke any more

Q: Do you always have to be so flippant?
A: Yes, because the alternative is being humourless and morose. Pipes are fun and so they should be.

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254-RfJP&Son Bent Rhodesian R650.00
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The finishing on this pipe is most unusual, but very enlightening – the light sandblasting on the lower part of the pipe indicates the flame grain which is confirmed in the polished upper portion above the ring.
This is balanced perfectly by the Cumberland mouthpiece. Quite beautiful.
Hardly smoked.

 

Weight  40g
Inside bowl diameter 18mm
Inside bowl depth 32mm

 

 

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JUMBO

Some amazingly good value “Own Name” non-filter, “Real Briar” pipes imported into South Africa around the 1970s.
From the same manufacturer as our Marca pipes.

Jumbo smooth Apple shape

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

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Hardly smoked, very good condition – no major fillings.

 

Weight  76g
Inside bowl diameter  22mm
Inside bowl depth  40mm

 

 

 

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Jumbo rusticated Billiard

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254-RfJumboBilliardRustic R495.00 Buy Now

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Well smoked. Overall good condition but some uneven reaming.


Weight  81g
Inside bowl diameter  23mm
Inside bowl depth  50mm

 

 

 

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KEYSER

KEYSER – Condensing chambers in the shank and mouthpiece trap the moisture. For many years South Africa’s favourite pipe. London-made especially for South Africa. For many years South Africa’s favourite pipe due to its unbreakable fitting (no fragile peg), and unique nylon mouthpiece which won’t tarnish and is virtually biteproof. Read more about it here  

Keyser smooth shape 12

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254-RfKeyser12Sm  R695.00  Buy Now

Refurbished Pipe for saleReserved during lockdown

 

 

This pipe was made in the days of well grained bowls
and the slim neat moisture trap.
Hardly smoked.


Weight  41g
Inside bowl diameter  18mm
Inside bowl depth  40mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FALCON – one of the first successful metal stem pipes

FALCON came up with a revolutionary concept for ensuring a dry smoke - dividing the pipe into 2 interchangeable parts, bowl and stem (they called the stem a “frame”), and building the moisture collection point right under the base of the bowl so there is no soggy dottle. All bowls and frames are interchangeable.
Picture of the system herehere  

FALCON complete pipes

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254-RfFalPipeBntDover R445.00 Sold on preview days

Weight  34g
Inside bowl diameter  21mm
Inside bowl depth  30mm  (plus trap)

 

 

 


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254-RfFalPipeStrGenoa R445.00  Sold on preview days

Weight  32g
Inside bowl diameter  20mm
Inside bowl depth  30mm

 

 

 

FALCON Bowls

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 254-RfFalconBowl Apple R250.00 Sold on preview days

Weight  21g
Inside bowl diameter  20mm
Inside bowl depth  24mm

 

 

 

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 254-RfFalconBowl Classic Hyperbole R295.00 Buy Now
Reserved during lockdown

Weight  28g
Inside bowl diameter  19mm
Inside bowl depth  39mm

 

 

 


 

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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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