The value of pipe #497 is 24 points.
The 2003 CORPS pipe show in Richmond, VA was notable for its being held the day after hurricane Isabel smashed into the area. Attendance was surprisingly good considering the electric and water outages that were part of the weekend. I'm glad I went because Bob Grosz had this pipe for me. Since I have a better example already in the collection, it will be on the Pipes for Trade page until someone has an offer for me.
Jay & Louise Jones, Hermit Tobacco, found a treasure trove of old the pipe literature, much of which I had not known of before, and traded it for this and three other pipes.