Originally Posted by hairwing530
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but depending on your father's choices in briars, there may have been a lot of money in those old pipes. I've seen some of the vintage Dunhills and a few of the custom hand-made pipes go for BIG money, depending on the pipe, the maker and the like. If you stumble across any other pipes or pipe-smoking paraphernalia, drop me a PM and I can generally give you a rough idea of what it's worth.
I'm not too worried about that.
All of his pipes were "well used" and probably not in a condition that would be worth a whole lot. There wasn't a single one that didn't have the stem chewed through.
He started smoking a pipe in WWII and it rarely left his mouth afterward. This is him in 1949