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Dr. Grabow "Special 11" Pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Otoolefan, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. Otoolefan

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    I recently got a Dr. Grabow "Special 11" pipe, my second briar pipe since becoming a pipe smoker for real. (The other one is a small Grand Duke). Anyhow, I bought this pipe at a local tobacco shop here in Oklahoma run by the Chickasaw. The pipe seemed just a bit different than the ones I've seen in a box at Walgreen's.

    I've only been smoking the pipe for about a week now but already really like it. Today I found out that this model pipe was only offered online or by mail, a special noting an anniversary of Dr. Grabow, and they stopped selling it in September of 2011.

    So I thought it a little strange that I found one for sale NOW at a store. Just wondering if anyone else was able to buy one of these in a store.

    Anyhow, I'm glad I found one....

    Don
     
  2. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    No pics. The pipe is imaginary. :D
     
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  3. Coda

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    Pics or you bought a bubble pipe...
     
  4. Otoolefan

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    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Link's not working for me. Anybody else seeing it?
     
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  7. Otoolefan

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    Sorry for link trouble. Still a bit computer illiterate when it comes to uploading my own phone photos onto this site. I was definitely born in the wrong century. Probably one of the reasons I became a pipe smoker :)
     
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    Special 11 was, in fact, a special promotion from Grabow. Several of my "crones" bought a "bunch" off the (Grabow) website. Even without a picture they are as stated.... only made in 2011.... never to be made again.. Beware 2012.... ted
     
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  9. Otoolefan

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    So, they were never sold in stores? Weird that one showed up in my tobacco store...
     
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    Don, I'm sure that any not sold through mail order and/or online were sent out to retail shops. You are lucky... there seemed to be very few left.
    BTW... There were several complaints with them.. The filter didn't always fit as it should... I took 2 back to the factory to be repaired. Most folks just smoked them sans filter.. ted
     
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  11. ruffinogold

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    It's a nice lookin pipe !
     
  12. Otoolefan

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    Ted,

    Thanks for the info. So far, so good. Haven't had any problems with the filter. My only complaint is that I wish the stem was just a little longer, kind of the way it is with the Grand Duke I have. Think the stem is just a bit too short considering the size of the bowl. But that might just be me...

    Don
     
  13. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    I bought mine online from Grabow when it was offered. I love it and it's my everyday burley pipe.
     
  14. Otoolefan

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    Excellent. Very happy with mine so far. Going to use it for the same purpose.
     
  15. ted

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    FYI... Grabow has just started an "1812 anniversary edition". Only heard about it... not seen. ted
     
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    Got the email today on it Ted,looks like i better build another cabinet.
     
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    I got the email today as well, and plan to order myself an 1812.
     
  18. Coda

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    Pics?...
     
  19. gahdzila

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    Coda, I don't have a pic that I can post, but there was a pic of the pipe in the PDF that they attached to the email. I'm new to this forum....do we have private messaging? If you want to PM me your email addy, I'd be happy to forward the email to you. (I assume you wouldn't want to post your personal email addy in the thread).
     
  20. gahdzila

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    From the tiny pic I got in the email, the 1812 doesn't look particularly flashy, just a billiard (with your choice of bent or straight, smooth or carved). And it is priced about the same as other Dr Grabows. But it is stamped "Freedom 1812" and has a brass band, and it comes with a "presentation faux drawstring bag" (direct quote from the email LOL!), and is a limited edition...and I was gonna order a couple of new Grabows anyway, so I figure it's worth a shot ;)
     
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