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Flea Market Find

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Gradog, Jul 8, 2010.

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  1. Gradog

    Gradog Member

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    Here are my flea market finds after a little work.
     
  2. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Nice !!! The bottom pipe has the length and slight curve I love .... Enjoy those pal !
     
  3. gunsmoke

    gunsmoke Member

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    very nice save. Where did you gert the stems? :thumbsd:
     
  4. dubhdarra

    dubhdarra Active Member

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    by the fake amber stems i'd bet on those being pretty old if they're original
     
  5. Strongirish

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    Nice job!
     
  6. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    Looking really good - the top one is the shape that used to be called a "Turkish" in Scotland; don't know why and I've never heard it called that anywhere else - we didn't know much about the world then so I suppose we imagined everyone in the middle and far East ran about with a turban so maybe that's where the name came from as the shape could be seen to resemble one.

    On Liam's point about age - in one of the Holmes stories, Holmes comments upon fake amber and how adept the London tobacconists are at simulating it, often embedding a fly in the substance they used. Could be worthwhile getting an expert's opinion on them.

    Enjoy the pipes

    Gerry
     
  7. Gradog

    Gradog Member

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    I bought the stems at a pipe makers supply in Vermont. I turned them in my lathe and bent them with some heat from a hair dryer. They are now my favorite pipes. The leather covered Longchamp being #1.
     
  8. Longrifle3006

    Longrifle3006 Member

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    me likey....well done! :suicide:
     
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