Billiard the pipe

California Style

pipe photo
The value of pipe #681 is 46 points.
46 points description

Jay & Louise Jones of Hermit Tobacco had a table at the Chicago 2006 show with these pipes they held onto for me. They were appointed by the estate executors of the late Tom Dunn (Editor/Publisher of The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris and founder of The Universal Coterie of Pipe Smokers) to liquidate his massive tobacciana collection. Knowing my interest in these pipes and my willingness (eagerness even) to pay exceeding well, they gave me first refusal on his seven Venturi, Inc. pipes - five the pipe and two THE SMOKE. I took them all. Tom obviously enjoyed smoking this one because it is clearly well used. It is not an improvement to the collection, so it goes to the Pipes for Trade page. I will enjoy smoking it until someone offers me something outstanding for it.

Jay & Louise got it back when they 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.