http://i33.tinypic.com/3483ehf.jpg My father-in-law (75) gave me this pipe a few years ago. He grew up in northwest North Carolina and his father was from the Shenendoah Valley in Virginia. Well, he had this pipe that his uncle gave him when he was a kid. All he knew about it was it "was around when I was a kid." I was looking for something else and stumbled on this the other day: http://www.ramshorns...m/1119f1f30.jpg It's a match to the one he gave me - top row, middle. The Pamplin Pipe Factory closed in 1951, located in Appomattox Co. VA, is now a museum. Read more - http://www.ramshornstudio.com/pipe_.htm I knew I'd find out where that pipe came from sooner or later. Anyone ever have good luck smoking a clay pipe, colonial style or otherwise? I never got around to trying one.