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introduction and my collection

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  1. jc5214

    jc5214 Member

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    So i have been a cigar smoker for awhile and have recently got into pipe smoking (which i have found to be more enjoyable)well once my grandfather found out he set me up with a little beginner collection.
    http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee504/jc5214/pipecollection.jpg
    Im not sure of the maker of all the pipes. I know the 2nd from the left of the bigger rack is a Savinelli and so is the 2nd from the right on the smaller rack. (which i kinda like the most by looks)i also have a MM corn cob thats not in the picture.
    Hopefully this will hold me over so i dont deplete my bank account too fast.
     
  2. aircoder

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    Great start! Enjoy them.
     
  3. powell0892

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    Welcome JC that looks like a more than just a little start to me, that is probably 3 times the amount of pipes that some (if not a lot) of nice gents have on this forum I know it is for me at least anyway welcome to the forum and I am glad to see that you found the enjoyment of pipe smoking.
     
  4. jc5214

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    thanks. yea i agree it is alot for a beginner but my grandfather has been collecting his whole life and had plenty to get me started. although he couldnt remember who made alot of them cause he bought most of them at estate sales hopefully i can figure it out through some research
     
  5. Icepick

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    That's a really nice looking set of pipes.
     
  6. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Grand Dad did you proud - that's a great starter set - in fact some would say it's all you'll ever need!

    Welcome to the Forum and hope you enjoy yourself here,

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
  7. Bri2k

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    You'll do quite nicely with that set and Gerry's advice is spot-on as always. You may not need any more pipes, but that won't stop you from wanting more! Enjoy in the best of health!
     
  8. Boomer-Z

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    Welcome!
    I have to say your starter collection looks....awesome! All the pipes look great. Looks like Grandpa set you up with tobacco as well. Did he leaving himself any pipes?

    Z
     
  9. jc5214

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    Haha...plenty. hes like a pipe hoarder.
     
  10. t-bear

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    Woooof! A dozen great pipes and enough tobacco to get you totally hooked....great grand dad you got there!

    Yep, them's some fine pieces of briar and meer.....but....you don't have a clay! gotta get you a clay pipe man....and more cobs....and some "custom carved" stuff...and, and, and............

    Piece of advice...when you get to the Erinmore, try it in the cob first. this is one of those love/hate blends, and it *can* ghost a pipe. Give it a fair trial...it's not your "usual" tobacco, but it's (IMHO) delicious!
     
  11. Charring Light

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    That is a nice starter collection your grandfather gave you. Very nice of him. :thumb:
     
  12. jc5214

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    Thanks for the advise...I have been working my way through the more aromatic stuf
     
  13. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    Welcome and that's a great set up you've got. I started strictly aromatic and still stick to that but I've been enjoying more "pure" tobaccos recently. Try a bowl of the straight stuff and alternate. You'll break yourself in that way while sticking to what you've been enjoying all along.

    Best wishes and happy New Year. Enjoy!
    Cheers,
    WK
     
  14. pottsy

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    Yeah, your gramps is a nice old fart. That's a darn nice collection to start with.
     
  15. Puff The Magic

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    Welcome JC! Sort of special to have pipes "broke in" by Grand Pa! Not too many can say that. Cool! He did set you up very nicely. Now you can concentrate your $$$$'s on toby and not be rushed on PAD.........although, PAD strikes when you least expect it. I know, it hit me several times this year and had a hold of me for about 5 months (Tinsky x many). Congrats and kudos to Grand Pa!

    :velho:
    Ed Puff!
    cogito ergo puff
     
  16. Jay

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    Thanks Gramps good job, enjoy!!!

    J
     
  17. telltime

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    Congrats. Where in Maryland are you?
     
  18. Puff The Magic

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    Yeah, what ^^^^^ said.

    Roadtrip! :groucho:

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    Ed Puff!
    cogito ergo puff
     
  19. jeffbee

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    Nice pipes, and quite a collection. Take good care of them and they will serve you very well.

    In the interest of helping you identify them:
    The freehand in the middle of the top rack looks like a Preben Holm "hand cut". I have the same pipe. It should have a number in a circle on it somewhere which denotes the grade. 1 is lowest, 10 is highest.
     
  20. jc5214

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    Harford Co
     
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