Refreshing a Vintage ‘Best Briar Pipe’ Horn Stem Paneled Apple


Dal and I wrote back and forth on this one while he was restoring it. It is an interesting pipe but we could not settle on the provenance of it. Give the blog a read. Some unique features on the pipe.

The Pipe Steward

The next pipe on the table is a diminutive, squared panel which I would call an Apple shape.  I acquired the pipe from an eBay seller in Nevada in November of 2017.  The Paneled Apple was in a Lot of 13 pipes which headed in my direction after having the sufficient bid. Pipe man, Daryn, from the state of Texas, saw the Best Briar Pipe in the ‘For “Pipe Dreamers” ONLY!’ collection and reached out to me about commissioning the pipe.  I appreciated very much Daryn’s kind words regarding the restoration work I do and that I do it to benefit the Daughters of Bulgaria – an effort helping women and girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited.  When I examined the pipe that he wanted to commission, it almost appeared to have never been smoked.  It was in very good shape and so I decided to work on…

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