A few vintage, two piece rods were made with a longer tip section (sometimes considerably longer). Off the top of my head I can't recall any made with considerably shorter tips. The vast majority of multipiece rods have equal length sections, give or take 1/2 an inch.
Garcia Conolon made some fly rods with longer tips (this was one of them). The longer tip is vulnerable during storage and transport. If the price is right for the information you have, then give it a try.
Keep in mind, while you ask and contemplate, someone else might be buying your prize. As Upstream demonstrated, a quick forum search got the answer without any publicity. Don't expect anyone reading this thread to wait for you to decide.