Collectable pipes are also generally discovered at local online auctions from country and deceased estates and, like ashtrays, these were frequently given as gifts or unique awards and more frequently kept and valued than used or discarded.
Pipes were created from many different materials, some short resided and simply damaged and created from substandard clay-based, or expensively fashioned from ivory or uncommon forest and adorned with silver and ceramic. The latter represent the highest potential profit.
Etched timber and ivory dishes fetch the highest prices especially with well-known encounters (a bowl with portrait of Napoleon fetched ?400 at a sale in Newcastle final month), and most extremely valued of all are lengthy stemmed pipes, up to 15 or sixteen inches lengthy with ornate etched bowls occasionally embellished with silver and precious gems.
eBay.com’s latest high prices consist of:
* $3075.00 was paid for a Lars Ivarsson Pipe
* A large Dunhill pipe fetched $1875.00
* A Dunhill White Place Briar Pipe and Situation fetched $954.81
* An Ivarsson Pipe, Pot with Bamboo, created $860.00
* A Meerschaum pipe etched with deal with of a mountain peak man made $661.00
I won’t go further simply because in just a few minutes I spotted the subsequent trends:
* Pipes represent one of these collectables that fetch high prices and seldom go unsold on eBay.
* Brands like Dunhill and Ivarsson are among the highest achievers of all on ebay.com as well as other eBay sites.
Meerschaum pipes can also be very collectable, meerschaum being the materials from which the pipes are made. Meerschaum is better known as magnesium silicate, a permeable nutrient found in rock veins.
Pipes created from meerschaum absorb pure nicotine and gradually develop deeper. The better types are elaborately carved to represent individuals or animals. The more elaborate the design, the greater the price is probably to be, like a pipe showing an elephant’s head with long winding trunk area and tusks that several years back fetched ?1,000 at Christie’s in the UK, and a cheroot owner (not quite a pipe) in the form of two women sitting on a snake that fetched nearly fifteen hundred pounds at Sotheby’s