I have acquired these 3 pipes and am curious about any available information on them, other than the markings. Should I clean them, and if so, how? Are they like some collectibles in that it is a big no, no to 'clean them up'?
Is there a price guide or some place where I can find an approximate value of each one? I've been collecting/dealing in old Red Line Hot Wheels, comic books, sport and non-sport cards for several years and grading and price guides are readily available. I've bought/sold/traded/ and graded those things for so long it is almost second nature. As an aside, if any of you gentlemen have such things to sell, I'm usually in the market! But pipes? Not a clue!
My wonderful wife is pushing for me to sell them. For some reason she doesn't think I need to collect anything else, especially now that razors have joined in on my hobbies! But I think they look really cool, and would look really nice in a display case with my other goodies!
Thanks in advance for even taking the time to read this and for any help you can offer. I appreciate it!
1. It says: Branley Old Briar on the side
2. It says: Genuine Block Meerschaum, Austria on the case. I'm curious what it's made out of!
3. It has: an 'M' in a shield on the side and says: Medico Sterling on the bottom. It sort of looks like there are knights on it?