Collectable pipes are also generally found at local online auctions from country and deceased estates and, like ashtrays, these were frequently provided as gifts or unique honors and more frequently kept and valued than used or thrown away.
Pipes were created from many different materials, some short resided and simply damaged and created from substandard clay, or expensively fashioned from ivory or uncommon forest and adorned with silver and porcelain. The latter represent the highest potential profit.
Etched timber and ivory dishes fetch the highest prices especially with famous encounters (a dish with portrait of Napoleon fetched ?400 at a sale in Newcastle final month), and many extremely valued of all are lengthy stemmed pipes, up to 15 or sixteen inches lengthy with elaborate etched bowls occasionally embellished with silver and precious gems.
eBay.com’s recent high prices consist of:
* $3075.00 was paid for a Lars Ivarsson Pipe
* A large Dunhill pipe fetched $1875.00
* A Dunhill White Place Briar Pipe and Situation fetched $954.81
* An Ivarsson Pipe, Pot with Bamboo, created $860.00
* A Meerschaum pipe etched with deal with of a mountain peak man made $661.00
I won’t go further simply because in just a couple of minutes I seen the subsequent trends:
* Pipes signify one of these collectables that get high prices and rarely go unsold on eBay.
* Brands like Dunhill and Ivarsson are amongst the highest achievers of all on ebay.com and other eBay sites.
Meerschaum pipes are also extremely collectable, meerschaum becoming the materials from which the pipes are created. Meerschaum is much better referred to as magnesium silicate, a porous mineral discovered in rock and roll veins.
Pipes made from meerschaum absorb pure nicotine and steadily develop deeper. The better types are elaborately carved to represent individuals or animals. The more elaborate the design, the greater the price is probably to be, like a pipe depicting an elephant’s head with long winding trunk and tusks that a number of years ago fetched ?1,000 at Christie’s in the UK, and a cheroot holder (not quite a pipe) in the form of two ladies seated on a snake that fetched almost fifteen 100 pounds at Sotheby’s