Today was a great day!
My father and I went to the Grazer “Fetzenmarkt”. It is the biggest fleamarket in my hometown and takes place four times a year.
I just love strolling around, looking at all the stalls and searching for treasures.
Of course I found some:
A Gillette Super-Speed from 1948/49, in good condition.
I am a big fan of vintage safety razors, I collect and use them.
It fascinates me, how well they work. They were engineered way before my birth and in my opinion they are far better than the new 4, 5 or 6 bladed high-tech pieces of junk (and way less expensive), that are produced nowadays.
I am defiantly going to use this one!
And an old Stanwell Vario.
She was lying there between two broken Peterson system pipes, a rugged Vauen and some unsmokable NoNames. Poor thing, I thought, with a little bit of love and care, she could be a nice smokeable pipe again.
So you see, I just had to buy her and give her a nice new home, where she will be treasured and appreciated.
This weekend I will refurbish her and show you my way of dealing with estate pipes.