Last I spoke with the maker, 13 is the number so far. He also said he doesn't collect until your pipe is finished. Also it will take a month or so to complete the pipes due to the complex carving and smooth finish for the top of the bowl. So those that need to sock away to afford it, you have time, payment won't be taken until your pipe is completed. This offering is limited to 30 pipes, or how ever many sells in the the 31 days from the introduction, so plenty of time to budget. I've got #10 on order, I think Hirsute got #1. I also want to mention that Paul didn't balk at donating the AP for the Sue auction, he was genuinely happy to do so. He's been following the forum and has seen what we do for the cause. Maybe he'll officially sign up when the LE sale is over.