Preben Holm Private Collection Freehand Pipe * Unsmoked * Coopersark No Reserve
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Preben Holm Private Collection Freehand Pipe * Unsmoked * Coopersark No Reserve:
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You are offerding on an UNSMOKED Preben Holm "Private Collection" model pipe, stamped as an "A" grade, that was carved by the studio of Preben Holm, in Copenhagen, Denmark around 1976-77. (This pipe possesses the early "Preben Holm Signature" bowl stamping, which is a tell tale of this pipe's vintage. This stamping was no longer used by the late 1970's.) As you know, the "Private Collection" series of pipes sat at the top of his line, and accounted for less than 2% of his entire production. These are rare, ultra high grade Preben Holm pipes.
The carving of this pipe is magnificent! This pipe was never enjoyed over its approximate thirty five year life! Imagine going into a pipe shop today and viewing the latest creations from Preben Holm. Those days are long gone, but this is the next closest thing! Preben Holm pipes in brand new and unsmoked condition have become extremely rare!
The original vulcanite stem is free from any marks or scratches. The "Preben Holm Signature" stem logo can still be partially seen. The entire pipe is both clean, crisp, and shines like glass!
Most of you know that Preben Holm passed way from an untimely death in 1989. There are no more of these magnificent pipes being made. He had a style that was truly all his own. A Preben Holm pipe can be spotted from across a room; so very distinct were his carvings! A pipe of this grade and in this unsmoked condition, especially for its approximate thirty five year age and brand new, unsmoked condition, is rare, desirable, extremely collectable, beautiful looking, and most importantly wonderful performing!
The shape is stunning. Classic Preben Holm! The overall balance feels perfect. The hand feel is very comfortable.The draft is nice and easy. The stem must be removed to pass a pip cleaner to the bottom of the bowl. Please note that the stem has minor oxidation. I am selling this pipe as I received it, due to its age and its unsmoked condition, I have chosen not to tamper with it, so that the winning buyer receives a pipe as close to the original condition as is possible. I will also comment that when looking from the top of the bowl, it may appear that this pipe was previously enjoyed. This is simply NOT the case. It is truly in unsmoked condition!
Here are the pipe's dimensions: The overall length is about 6.875". The bowl height is about 2.675". The Tobacco chamber is 1.0" in diameter and tapers down the bowl's 2.0" inner depth. Capacity is about that of a Group ODA to ODA plus size Dunhill pipe. It weighs 71 grams. The Preben Holm pipe sleeve that is pictured below is included.
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The winning buyer will include an additional $12.00 for Priority Mail shipping, tracking, and insurance. (Foreign buyers will remit payment by Pay Pal ONLY and will include an additional $47.50 for International Insured EXPRESS Air Mail shipping. As per both Bay and Pay Pal rules, this pipe will ship both fully insured, with the full value declared for customs. You may have to pay additional duty. No exceptions.) Thank you for your interest. Please do not forget to check out my other sales! Good Luck and Happy offerding!!!