Billiard the pipe

California Style

pipe photo
The value of pipe #682 is 34 points.

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 I am keeping it on the Pipes for Trade page to enjoy smoking it until someone offers me something outstanding for it.

Bill Moore just had to have it and offered me a nice California Style Bulldog in exchange. Good deal for us both.