March 2012 Auction Ends Wednesday, March 28th, 5pm Pacific


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Orson Welles' personal eleven piece pipe set. The famous pipe smoking writer, director and actor signs one Hardcastle Argyll pipe, ''Orson'' in gold permanent pen. Welles often took his personal pipe smoking vice to his onscreen personas, including the iconic Charles Foster Kane from his seminal masterpiece, ''Citizen Kane.'' The eclectic pipe set includes eleven pipes from different worldwide pipe brands. Oval wooden display unit holds a possible 24 pipes and features two glass tobacco jars with wooden lids in the center. Unit measures 17'' x 5'' x 8'' and is very lightly chipped in places. Pipes have been smoked, most likely by Welles himself. Set is in very good plus condition. Originally from the February 1992 Orson Welles estate sale.
Orson Welles Personal Signed Pipe Set
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,477
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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