Bent the pipe

Federal Gold

pipe photo
The value of pipe #502 is n/a 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 Tom Colwell had five pipes for me. I usually buy whatever Tom brings for me to the shows, whether I need the pipe or not. Since I have a better example already in the collection this one will be on the Pipes for Trade page and I will smoke it while waiting for an offer. I later got a still better example so this one has now gone to the Pipes for Sale page. It has been smoked a lot but well maintained. The paint has several dings, especially on the heel, but is not bad overall. The mouthpiece shows light wear, but is still serviceable. The bowl liner will clean up nicely. Sal Vitello liked it and got it for his collection.