It is very difficult today to find a cigar or pipe smoker, but I have a grouping of vintage pipe paraphernalia. Most of the interesting pipes belonged to my father-in-law who was a hardy Captain of a ship delivering oil for Imperial Oil out of Halifax Ontario during World War 11. Just as the movies depict the Captain on the deck of his ship with a pipe in his hand well that was Captain George Elliott . I guess it is the old story of why we hang on to these things, but since everything has a tale and a story to tell we hesitate to rid ourselves of those memories and leave the job of liquidation to the next generation. I suspect that as the time travels down the road the stories of these items and who they belong to becomes fainter and fainter and then that will be their demise.