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The value of pipe #684 is 27 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 smoked this one some but, since I have nearly all THE SMOKEs in NIB condition, it is not an improvement to the collection. So it goes on the Pipes for Sale page.

Larry Buys bought it for his collection.