|John Eells NASPC '08 POY #121479 (SOLD 1/9/18)
|John Eels. It really might be true to say that to know him is to
love him. Of course, he might not love you, but that is part of
his je ne sais quoi. Perhaps more importantly to this dep't. is his
acknowledged as a quiet, but brilliant, pipe maker. You do not
see many of his pipes available for sale because 1) people
don't relinquish them willingly, and b) he doesn't make many.
Probably now, he doesn't make any. Regardless, we love you,
John. This is pretty large...a Grp. 6 in size, or even 7. The
cond. is exc., and the construction provides a wide-open draw.
Knowing John a bit, I'm sure the wood is from the era of Old
Ironsides. Hell, it probably is from Old Ironsides. (Next time you
visit that historic site, check to see if maybe a few timbers are
unexplainably missing.) Used.
6.75" long, bowl 1.75" tall. Weight: 2.25 oz., 63 grams. $225.