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Avocado Green/Black Buff Design

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Chicagoland Pipe and Cigar Club held its annual Show April 23-25, 1999 and I was delighted to attend. One of the dealers there, Jim Tedesco, had a large selection of pyrolytic graphite pipes. They had been so well cleaned and reconditioned that they looked like new. We hemmed and hawed and dickered. Finally, I got about 30 pipes from him. This is one of them. This pipe is a variation on the basic design. The top half of the bowl appears to be a separate piece from the bottom half even though it isn't. The expression "buff" may come from the gem-cutters term "buff top" which refers to a step-cut bottom and cabochon cut top. Or it might refer to the process by which the first color was removed —buffing. Interesting.

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Valuing the pipe result for pipe 111: 38 points.
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