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Old July 2nd, 2007, 03:10 PM
Hajo Flettner
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Default High End Narghile Auction

An old friend from the motherland went to an auction yesterday in London of all places that dedicated to vintage, restored narghiles. I really wish I was able to attend it seems some fantastic, rare stuff was about. A wide range of items from Turkey, the Arab world and Southern Europe were on offer from 16-19th centuries. It would seem that almost everything was professionally restored which is a must because DIY has it's limits. The costs went from reasonable (1000USD) to shocking (50000USD) with most stuff going for around 2-40000.

Craftsmanship has really declined over the last hundred years or so as slave made junk floods virtually every market. Very depressing.
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