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Whats My Pipe Worth?

This is a discussion on Whats My Pipe Worth? within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; I think evrybody has a few pipes laying around with brands that they have never herd of, unknown ages and ...

  
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    Full grown Puffer Fish fanman1's Avatar


     

    Whats My Pipe Worth?

    I think evrybody has a few pipes laying around with brands that they have never herd of, unknown ages and unknown values. I have a Couple that I cant find anything on and was hoping sombody could help me out. Please share your questions about pipes you own because somdoy has to have the awnser.

    So my first pipe is one that I know enough about except its value. It is a 1916 Comoy's with a silver band. The shank is marked Comoy's in cursive with London Made underneath in capitol block letters. I cant find any model numbers on it or anything and i would like to know what it is worth because I am thinking about selling it.

    The second pipe I am clueless about is a Prior DeLuxe, Ive never herd of it but it seems to be of nice quality and it says its made in france of algerian briar. So if you knwo anything about either of the pipes or if you have questions regarding the value of your own pipes feel free to post here.

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    Re: Whats My Pipe Worth?

    Quote Originally Posted by fanman1 View Post
    I think evrybody has a few pipes laying around with brands that they have never herd of, unknown ages and unknown values. I have a Couple that I cant find anything on and was hoping sombody could help me out. Please share your questions about pipes you own because somdoy has to have the awnser.

    So my first pipe is one that I know enough about except its value. It is a 1916 Comoy's with a silver band. The shank is marked Comoy's in cursive with London Made underneath in capitol block letters. I cant find any model numbers on it or anything and i would like to know what it is worth because I am thinking about selling it.

    The second pipe I am clueless about is a Prior DeLuxe, Ive never herd of it but it seems to be of nice quality and it says its made in france of algerian briar. So if you knwo anything about either of the pipes or if you have questions regarding the value of your own pipes feel free to post here.
    A Comoy's pipe from 1916? If it isn't beat to hell it could be worth a few hundred dollars, to the right person.

    As to Prior, it was a sub-brand of these folks:
    GOC stands for Gros, Grenier, Ostero & Cie., an obsolete brand from Saint-Claude. A GOC sub-brand / second was named Prior.
    The name "Gros" also appears in context with a privity named Vincent-Genod, Duparchy & Gros, who bought Comoy-David - Fabrique des Pipes - in 1923. Just one year later the name was Vincent-Genod & Gros Frères. See Genod.
    So, more than likely Gros, Grenier, Ostero & Cie. weren't pipemakers but rather wholesalers and perhaps financiers in the pipe and tobacco branch, who had pipes made as private label orders.



    Document: Gros-Grenier-Ostorero & Cie factory -- Pipes: Logos & Markings


    Don't know what the value would be.

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    Pipe Smokin' Piranha DSturg369's Avatar


     

    Re: Whats My Pipe Worth?

    Pics would help some, if available.
    Dale

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    Intolerable Curmudgeon GuitarDan's Avatar


     

    Re: Whats My Pipe Worth?

    impossible to give a useful answer without several detailed pictures

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    On permanent vacation tedski's Avatar


     

    Re: Whats My Pipe Worth?

    The worth of estate pipes is very subjective and changes frequently. Brand, age and condition all play big parts.

    Questions about your Comoy's:
    Does the band have any hallmarks?
    Through what markings have your determined a 1916 mfg date?

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    Full grown Puffer Fish fanman1's Avatar


     

    Re: Whats My Pipe Worth?

    Here are some pics.

    So this one is the Comoy's I know it is the from 1916 from the stamped lowercase a on the band.
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    This is The Lettering on the Comoy's

    This is a close up of the silver stamps

    This is the prior pipe

    This is a closeup of the stamps on the prior pipe

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    Full grown Puffer Fish fanman1's Avatar


     

    Re: Whats My Pipe Worth?

    well i decided to post the comoys on ebay and i took some better pics there if you care to see. i started it at 75 bucks wich i figure is an okay starting price and it has had alot of views and three watchers in just one night so i bet it will sell but i dont know what it will sell for but that is what the value will be.
    1916 Comoy's London Made Estate Pipe Hallmarked Silver - eBay (item 260814044852 end time Jul-13-11 17:01:58 PDT)


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