Monday Money Shocker: 10,000 bucks for a PIPE? Larson Straight Grain Collector’s pipe

OK, after someone recently pointed it out on Reddit – I think I have to showcase this pipe.

A real bargain, a real stealjust 10,000 Dollar. ;-)

That is more than the majority of people on this world is earning. Per year.

Unusual construction, great craftsmanship, perfect pipe maybe - but 10K bucks? seriously?

Unusual construction, great craftsmanship, perfect pipe maybe – but 10K bucks? seriously?

Anyways – beyond the envy or morality (I am actually no big fan of both – if you want to have such a toy – DO IT!): what does make a pipe so expensive?

Nothing “objective”, or at least not a lot of that. Yes, it is a Danish collector’s pipe, a very special Larson Straigth Grain. It may be unique and extremely rare and in great condition. The grain may be perfect, the craftsmanship as well. The complicated anatomy of the pipe (removable wooden cap) might add a few bucks on top.

But 10K bucks?! Seriously?

Let’s be clear on it: this is “Art” pricing. Irrational at best – like those nonsensical paintings traded for 10s of millions of dollars… You can not argue about it.

If you like it and have the necessary change: why not. For those who want a beautiful pipe that smokes great and is not seen at every street corner – there are many good choices for 1/10 of the price and less. Both types can be found on our High Profile Estate Pipe Listings Page

From seller’s description:

BEAUTIFUL LARSEN STRAIGHT GRAIN

FIRST UNIQUE ORIGINAL FROM ’80

INSPIRED TO THE MARVELLOUS BO NORDH CALABASH

WITH REMOVABLE CAP IN WOOD

VERY RARE FOR DANISH PIPEMEKERS COLLECTORS!

stampings: LARSEN STRAIGHT GRAIN

HAND MADE IN DENMARK

LONG16 CM

BOWL GROUP5

WEIGHT47 GRAMS

P.S.:…oh, and in case you actually consider buying this pipe (or any pipe over $500, for that matter!) – me and a bunch of semi-stray cats and dogs here in Paraguay that I try to take care of will haunt your dreams if you do not donate at least ONE(1) percent of the purchase price to my animal charity  fundraiser on GoFundMe.com. See, I knew you could do it… ;-)

P.P.S.: I wanted to discuss this sort of high-priced pipe sales and the “artsification” of the pipe market on Reddit, but the link got pulled because I had misinterpreted their blogger rules – and am too lazy to comply with rule fetishism or questionable demands like posting complete carbon copies of your own content… Instead feel free to discuss in the comments below – I would really be interested if you know of other pipe sales in the same price range or even in the 6-7 figure range…

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About Martin the Wanderer AKA "curlysmoke"

A smoker and friend of pipes, good sweet Danish tobaccos, and daydreaming. Author, self-development geek, calisthenics adept, treehugg'n shaman and a few other things. German expat in Paraguay btw - so be patient with me and my broken English

Posted on December 8, 2014, in Estate Pipe Sales and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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