Canadian the pipe

California Style

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The value of pipe #229 is 60 points.

Allan Shinogle gave me a heads up about this offering on eBay by Bill Gates (no, not that Bill Gates, this is the one in Pennsylvania.) The pipe appears to be unsmoked. At first both the seller and I thought we had uncovered something truly rare - a the pipe which was marketed under another name. Alas, further investigation on his part showed that it had only been stored in the wrong box for many years. Even so, it is a wonderful example of a California Style Canandian. After a long life on the Pipes for Trade page, Gregory Smith got this beauty in exchange for a bunch of old pipe shop catalogs scans from his collection and a few catalogs as well. A good deal for us both.