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    Not cheap at $1700 but a lovely set of old chalice-top Lawrie pipes.

    I think these were more or less their basic/introductory model in the 1950s and 1960s, as I recall they called them "antique style".

    I used to have a set of these back in the late 1970s that I got for $150. They had been sitting in a music shop for many years, with no takers.

    The general consensus amongst pipers back then was that these were inferior pipes, and old used ones were sold very cheaply indeed. A local High School bought around a dozen sets direct from Lawrie back in the 1960s for their beginning pipers.

    That all changed when Alistair Gillies started playing a set! Suddenly the prices skyrocketed.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/R-G-Lawrie-...p2056016.l4276

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    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    I love Dunbar pipes, but not a fan of any polypenco pipes.

    For those who do want a great-playing set of indestructible poly pipes, here's a Dunbar set with a $350 opening bid.

    Dunbar has long used a very strong plastic for their imitation ivory mounts, so it's not just the black poly parts that will withstand abuse. (McCallum switched from the brittle stuff they had always used to the Dunbar stuff a few years ago.)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/14558028408...ndition=4%7C10
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Following - I have a similar set of Dunbar’s (all black), that I rarely play anymore, and I am curious to see how much these will sell for.

    Rob

    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I love Dunbar pipes, but not a fan of any polypenco pipes.

    For those who do want a great-playing set of indestructible poly pipes, here's a Dunbar set with a $350 opening bid.

    Dunbar has long used a very strong plastic for their imitation ivory mounts, so it's not just the black poly parts that will withstand abuse. (McCallum switched from the brittle stuff they had always used to the Dunbar stuff a few years ago.)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/14558028408...ndition=4%7C10

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