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COLIN'S BLOG: ACROSS THE COUNTER
Estate pipes – at last

So what’s the big deal about Estate or Refurbished pipes?

The following quote, which we have used before, sums up exactly what these pipes are:
“A Refurbished Estate Pipe is just a pre-smoked pipe.
Because they’re used, all these pipes are likely to sport a few small dings, a few teeth marks, bowl edges slightly out of round, etc. – but in most cases their condition is the same as a new pipe after a few smokes.
The beauty of these pipes is that you can buy a gorgeous, brand name pipe with history, for much less than a new pipe!”

The pipes which have been smoked have been sterilised, cleaned and polished to restore their mature, dignified, appearance; ready to give many hours of good smoking to their new owners.
Those unsmoked pipes have been lightly buffed up and given a good rub with a Dunhill silicone cloth which leaves an invisible film of protective wax over the whole pipe, bowl and mouthpiece.
Most of these fine pipes are pre-Teflon peg pipes, with no stem filters.
If this is of concern use “bowl filters”.

The collection will be on our website from August 3, 2017.
Make sure you are on our database – go now to Sweepstakes Entry to submit your details.
Because if you are, we will email you a link for a special preview from 1 August.

What will you find in this collection?
For me the real gems are the Danish Freeform pipes, all from the 1960s/70s, and mostly unsmoked.
Danish Freeform pipes took the pipe world by storm at that time, and the names Larsen, Kriswill and Preben Holm were leaders in this field. There is also an early “Son” pipe – by Erik Nording.
The French pipe maker Courrieu is new to me and I must say that I admired the handiwork and like the look of the briar. His location is near St. Tropez, not in St Claude in the Jura (heart of the French pipe making industry). This must have opened up his talent to the tourist trade through the south coast of France.

Other odd pipes are a rare Turkish Saxophone Meerschaum, a Mattner Calabash, and two old Stanwell pipes. As usual the more classic pipes are headed up by nine Dunhill “White Spot” pipes; some unsmoked and some with replacement mouthpieces.

Pipes from Charatan, Savinelli, Peterson, and Willie Mattner are all there, but won’t be there for long.

The pipes are all in Johannesburg Head Office, available through any Wesley’s shop via an email request direct to head office
Or buy online through the website.
An email, or online order, for delivery or collection may be the quickest and most certain way to receive your choice.

You are not in the market for any additional pipes!
What about having one, or two, old favourites spruced up and sweetened through your nearest Wesley’s, or sent directly to us at Box 52466, Saxonwold 2132.
You may not recognise them when you get them back, but the taste, and feel, will bring a smile to your face.

You are a DIY person here’s how: step-by-step instructions.

Colin Wesley
No.409 July 27 – August 9, 2017

Note:
By law, no South African citizen, living in South Africa can buy a tobacco product via the internet or postal system.  In fact, you may not receive a tobacco product through the post.
In addition we may not receive payment through the internet for tobacco products.
We may only supply tobacco products within the trade – not to private individuals. The fine is substantial
Contact us for help in getting tobacco to your area.

You can read previous articles from “Across the Counter” in The Library.

PS If you can’t visit a Wesley’s Bricks and Mortar, remember that if you’re not completely happy with your mailsale choice, you can always return it for a full refund.

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