Particularly the Patents, Pre-Republics and original Mark Twain's, all of which command reasonably consistent, estate prices at auction.In my opinion Peterson pipes embody what is meant by "a good pipe." Their design, materials, history, and elegance convey a certain mystique that eclipses other brands. System pipes eccentric quirky design and following. Innovation: they regularly come up with new series and design.Just as the author’s The Ultimate Pipe Book rekindled pipesmoking in 1984 and his The Ultimate Cigar Book helped start cigarmania in 1993, Rare Smoke is the world’s first look at the growing trend of collecting pre-smoked pipes.“Actually, they’re more politely referred to as estate pipes,” said Hacker, who has been called America’s most politically incorrect author because of his extensive writings on tobacco and whiskies.in order that the customer should know which part faced upwards.At about this same time a one year guarantee against defects was offered on the bowl of each pipe, and to insure against far older Dunhill pipes being replaced under this guarantee a simple dating code, showing the year of manufacture, was devised and stamped onto each pipe bowl. Over the ensuing years great interest has arisen over the "mystique" of the Dunhill pipe in general and the dating code in particular.
Here we will highlight the many wonderful Peterson pipe shapes and models that Peterson offers in the USA.
Thus, these endangered symbols of security have suddenly become ‘hot’ collectibles.” Rare Smoke is a limited edition destined to become as collectable as the pipes it describes.
Fifty Author’s Proofs sold out at 0 a copy and after the 2,500 remaining books are gone, Vol. Just as Sir Walter Raleigh proved to Queen Elizabeth that he could guess the weight of smoke, Hacker has done the patron saint of pipesmoking and the ancient alchemists one better by turning charred wood into gold, with the publication of Rare Smoke.
Before you toss Uncle Charlie’s smelly old pipes in the trash, you’d better read Rare Smoke —The Ultimate Guide To Pipe Collecting by America’s smokemeister, Richard Carleton Hacker.
That charred old hunk of wood may be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.