The value of pipe #629 is 20 points.
Rick Osborn has been collecting the pipe and its cousins for several years but decided to abandon the project. He and I have done a lot of trading, selling, buying, discussing, and giving back and forth. As a most generous gesture, he gave me this pipe and four others before selling off his collection on eBay. A great guy and a brilliant man; I shall miss our close connection. This pipe is oddly discolored (probably from improper cleaning somewhere along the line) as shows somewhat in the photo and cannot become anything but a Pipe for Sale.
Martin Vollmer, a carver from Sweden, decided it would do nicely to try out the pipe's smoking characteristics and bought it.