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Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 85
Los Altos, CA  94022

St. Claude, France...Napoleon, n'est ce pas? 89-387GN
Someday someone will explain why a man who killed off 1/2
million Frenchmen in one campaign is so revered in that
country.  And that doesn't even address that they were the
physical cream of France's youth.  The world is mad.  This pipe
is in good condition.  The carving is less than stellar. Used.
5.5"long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 66 grams. $35.
JR Sweden...Jonas Rosengren #31406
This pipe hits all the proper notes as far as I'm concerned.  The
pipe has the right, reasonable size for holding in the hand or
the jaw, Grp. 4, with a proper chamber capacity.  The pipe also
exhibits fine design, while still adhering to the standards of what
a traditional shape offers...the comfort of a flat, ebonite stem,
a wide-open draw and very good looking proportions.  In short,
this pipe maker, who donated this pipe, can make a pipe.  BTW,
that fuzzy looking blob at the front of the bowl is not bad camera
work (although it may be that, also) it is simply remarkably tight
Bird's Eye grain in a good sandblast finish.  I've never seen that
before.  From the maker, it would be $700.  New.
5.45" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $545.
Don Carlos One Note #112373 (RESERVED)
Grp. 6 in size and in excellent condition with a wide-open draw.
Very good, tight straight grain all around the bowl.  It could
easily have been graded higher.  Use.
5.4" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $110.
Psst.  All these pipes need to be sold to raise money
for a favorite son's medical expenses.  Just between
us, if you are interested in a pipe, and see that it
hasn't sold in two or three weeks, feel free to make
an offer directly to me.  We don't need to tell anyone
else what the selling price is.  What other people don't
know won't hurt them.  
N.B.  Choose carefully.  Very carefully.  Unlike all the
other pipes on my site,
the pipes on the Specials page
are not returnable for any reason.
 Nor have they
been, or will they be reconditioned.  They are sold
"as is." Simply put, I am not going to handle these
pipes twice.  Is that understood?  Is that clearly
understood?  There is no reason to think that there
is a problem with any of the pipes included here, but
they have been donated, not vetted.
JHW #210269
Let's start off with the fact that this is a very large pipe.  It must
have been one of the best briar blocks that Jack Weinberger
had.  He was able to form a single, fill free pipe out of it and
keep the plateau, which as you can see, covers the entire
bottom of the pipe.  There are some tooth marks on the stem,
but nothing deep.  The "JHW" is hard to find as it has been
buffed down, but look at the end of the shank, under the stem &
you will see the three initials.  All is intact, although a little
cleaning up, as with almost all these Specials, is in order. Used.
6 1/2" long, bowl 2.6" tall.  Weight: 4 3/8 oz., 123 grams. $95.
It's time to wrap up the Rolando Negoita project on
this site.  Thus, I will be reducing the prices of the
pipes on this page by degrees until all the pipes are
gone, or I'm gone, whichever comes first.  We are in
phase  six of the price reductions and each pipe
designated for the Rolando project is now reduced
by 35%.   After two weeks, Aug. 20th, they go down
another 2.5%, and will go down by 2.5% each two
weeks until, as I said (and I hate having to repeat
myself), all the pipes are sold.  
Red Hat (by Kjeld Sørensen #31443 (SOLD 6/25/19)
Grp 5 in size, maybe a bit larger.  You can see all the work that
went into the making of this pipe, so there's no need to belabor
that point.  What  you might not notice is that Kjeld chose to use
a twin-bore stem.  New.
5.3" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 69 grams. $315
Kurt Balleby #529240
This pipe was donated by Kurt the  purpose of helping Rolando
Negoita, who suffered a brain tumor.  Thus, I plan to also post it
on the Specials page where the other donated pipes reside.  All
the other pipes are subject to the discount; this one is not.  It
is being offered at an exceedingly low price for such a fine,
straight grain Balleby.  There are two little dings on the top of
the shank.  The pipe is Grp. 4, with an open draw, an ebonite
stem & is without a grade, perhaps because it was donated.  All
of the Balleby quality is in this great Apple. New.
4.85" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $1350.
4 Assorted Pipes for $40  (SOLD)
Not part of the Rolando donations: From the bottom up:
Peterson Standard System.  The nomenclature is buffed down,
but is legible and the stain color isn't pretty, but the pipe is in
good cond., with no rim burns and no tooth marks.  Grp. 4 size
& open draw.  next up is a George Yale.  It sure looks like a
Custom Bilt to me.  Algerian briar according to the stamping &
in near-new cond. Up from that is a recognized name,
Gasparini.  It's in very good cond., with no tooth or burn marks
but there are fills on the bowl.  Top pipe is a French Jeantet.  
They put out pipes for excellent value years ago.  This carved
Grp. 3 Bulldog is in very good cond.