Michel Smooth Bent Apple Briar Tobacco Pipe, Unsmoked
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As passionate pipe sellers, we take great pleasure in researching various brands and delving into the fascinating world of pipes. In our inventory, we recently acquired a collection of pipes named Michel that had been left over from a pipe shop that closed its doors in the 1980s. Intrigued by its origins, we embarked on a journey of exploration.
Our research led us to discover an interesting connection between this pipe and the renowned brand Barling. Through Pipedia, a reputable source, we learned that Barling had a sub-brand called Michel. Encouraged by this information, we delved deeper into our investigation. Consulting platforms like WorthPoint, we found instances where Michel pipes had been sold by other respected dealers, often labeled as Barling seconds. Based on this evidence, we made the decision to classify our Michel pipes as Barling seconds.
However, our journey took an unexpected turn when we received a message from an individual claiming to be a Barling expert. They expressed their belief that Michel pipes were not, in fact, Barling seconds. This development has left us in a state of uncertainty. At this point, we remain open to different perspectives and interpretations.
In light of this, we have decided to consider these pipes as high-quality basket pipes, which were originally intended for such use. Our pricing reflects this classification. It is worth noting that opinions regarding the origin of these pipes vary, with some sources referring to them as English-made and others suggesting a French origin.
Moving forward, we will exercise caution when quoting information from Pipedia, recognizing that details can be subject to change. We value the input and insights of experts and enthusiasts alike, as we continue to learn and navigate the intricate world of pipe history and brands.