Show us your Pipes

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by waffle, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    I'm not sure if a thread like this already exist, but considering we have so many "show us.." threads on here for so many different items, I figured.. why not?

    So, here's my formal invitation for all members.

    Also welcome: pipe racks, pipe accessories, pipe tobacco and anything else related to pipe smoking.
     
  2. shortbow

    shortbow Practically Family

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    Sure hope this one takes off. I can't show mine 'cause I'm computer challenged, but would love to see lots of pipes, can never have or see too many.
     
  3. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    email me a couple, i can post them for you.. we need to get this one going :)
     
  4. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    my two petersons.. all i have for now
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    my corona old boy..
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  5. shortbow

    shortbow Practically Family

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    Sorry Old Man, no can do. I have neither a digital camera nor the expertise to run one.

    I love that bent bulldog, I mean love it. If you ever want to sell/trade it please pm me first.

    I'm also envious of your Corona, have wanted one for a coon's age, but always seem to find other things to spend my meager supply of shekels on. I spent myself into the poor house this spring on a great sidelock 12 gauge. I have determined to send for one soon however, should my canoe come in.

    I'm surprised no one else has jumped in. Hope it heats up.
     
  6. shortbow

    shortbow Practically Family

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    Oy, just hadda looksee on my fave baccy emporium at 4noggins. Is that pipe of yours an 'Aran'?
     
  7. G MAN

    G MAN One of the Regulars

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    Here are my pipes,The first three are from a small shop in Rome called Becker & Musico
    One from a local guy named John Calich and a Peterson

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  8. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    Yes, yes it is. I purchased it used, over ebay.. don't remember the price, but it was worth it, I love it sometimes more than my system pipe. I usually use the Aran when mobile and the system pipe when having a nice sit and smoke. The system also has a longer smoke (bigger bowl). If I do ever decide to let it go, you definitely will be the first to know. :)
     
  9. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    nice collection! I'm digging the second one (looks massive!) and the the last.. very cool. I only have two, but would love to add some to my rotation sooner or later. Ebay is addicting.. I try to stay away.. lol. How long did it take you to get all of your pipes?
     
  10. psugrad98

    psugrad98 One of the Regulars

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    Oooh, I like that pipe pouch. 2 pipes and some tobacco. Very nice. Recently started smoking pipes more seriously. Been smoking cigars for years though. will post some pics soon.
     
  11. shortbow

    shortbow Practically Family

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    Cheers, waffle.

    Several years ago I bought a couple of estates and the guy threw in a couple of cobs. I just ignored them until yesterday, when I tried a few bowls and did some reading on these nicely plebeian smoking machines. You would not believe how cool and dry they smoke. I also found a guy who makes replacement lucite and vulcanite bits for the Missouri Meerschaums. Always new stuff to learn.:D

    Hope we see lots of weird and wonderful freehands on here.
     
  12. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    really? .. well, I've been eying a cob pipe for some time.. with your opinion noted, I think I might get one sooner than later. Good thing they're affordable.. lol

    cheers
     
  13. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    Here's a few of mine (the coin is a 50 cent piece, not a dollar):

    A pioneer calabash, probably 1960s
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    An antique calabash with a silver cap over the meerschaum bowl. I haven't figured out the age from the hallmarks yet
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    A Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen. I looked everywhere for this when I was last home, but I can't find it. Packed away in a box somewhere, I hope!
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    All these are packed away while I'm at school. My regular smokers are all average. I need to find a new straight pipe, though, my current one developed a burnout.
     
  14. shortbow

    shortbow Practically Family

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    Real beauties, Nick. I quite admire calabash's. Last time I tried to quit I gave away my whole collection and a nice 'bash was in there.:eusa_doh: They sure smoke nice, and they've got to be the coolest looking pipes out there.

    BTW waffle, if you get a cob I would like to hear your thoughts on the smoking qualities.
     
  15. phinz

    phinz New in Town

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    Dr. Grabow Starfire

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    Boswell Freehand

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    Blackwell Lovat/Dublin

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    Tinsky Lovat

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    Peterson of Dublin, London-made

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    Kaywoodie Streamliner

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    Boswell Rusticated Billiard

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    Peterson 9k Gold Spigot Mount

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    A very old picture of the collection. I now have over 100 pipes, the top shelf is full of tins and the second shelf is full of jars. The bottom shelf is now all cleaning/lighter/etc. supplies. I also have two more cabinets. One holds pipes and pouches, the other holds pipes and pipe tools.

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  16. phinz

    phinz New in Town

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    I also restore pipes as a hobby and have about 50 in various states of disrepair. Here's an example.

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  17. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    Nice collection! That Dr Grabow has a great shape. Three of my favourite, go-to pipes have been Dr Grabows. Goes to show that if a pipe is a drugstore brand, it can still be a good pipe.
     
  18. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    I only have two, an old cheapie briar that I picked up in 2002 (when I started) for $NZ35 and a Peterson which I bought here in Melbourne just last December.

    Sorry too lazy to take pics but here's my newish Peterson which is a lovely pipe to smoke...

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  19. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    Smithy.. great pipe!

    phinz.. you are my hero. lol. that pipe collection is amazing! hopefully I will have a collection to rival your own one day.. :)

    very nice pipe restoration job as well.. do you sell the pipes you restore?
     
  20. waffle

    waffle One of the Regulars

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    I did get your email, and as per your recommendation, I just purchased this beaut...

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    I will get back on here with a picture or two of the pipe when I receive it, along with a review of how the break in smoke went :D
     

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