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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
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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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    This amazes me! A set of David Naill pipes half-mounted in hallmarked Sterling Silver for a fraction it would cost new, Ebay auction closing in 30 minutes with zero bids.

    Yes one imitation ivory mount is chipped. If that bothered somebody they could get that mount replaced for a fraction of the money they saved.

    I would snap them up but I already have enough pipes.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/20467931764...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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    1961 Grainger & Campbell pipes in superb condition for $650 no bidders.

    My old Pipe Major played a silver & ivory G&C set of that vintage. They sounded great, and in solos the judges always complimented them.

    Yet nowadays they're shunned for some reason.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/22602932750...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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    And speaking of undervalued pipes, here's a 1985 Kintail set for $525 no bidders.

    My current Pipe Major plays a lovely set of silver & ivory Kintails of this vintage and they sound great. That Bass drone fills the room!

    Yes one stock is cracked. That sort of thing never bothers me, in fact one of the vintage sets I now play came with no stocks at all. I picked up a set of vintage ABW stocks and I was good to go.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/27636287222...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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    This set is amazing, not in a good way.

    It's the Frankenpipes of all Frankenpipes.

    Quite a bit to unpack, but happily the seller has provided lots of clear photos.

    There's one Lawrie stock, and the chanter is Lawrie, missing its sole.

    The Bass bottom looks vintage, as does one of the Tenors.

    But most of the set is Pakistani.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/12645703088...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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