Largest pipe collection/Cellar

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  1. Terry292

    Terry292 Member

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    All it takes is time, enthusiasm, and, of course, a few shekels here and there.
    In my case, I was bitten with the bug with my first pipe, a bent Dr Grabow Duke, in 1966. It's taken me 47 years to reach the current level of obsession.
     
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  2. David Emond

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    Common man show us your strang cellar hehe
     
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    Here is my stuff. a few cobs, a few tins, I just recently started to save tins. I usually just crack em and jare em when I receive them. Then onto my pipes and then my small cellar of mason jars.
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  4. Old Codger

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    I remember seeing the two speared pipes, centre top, or ones very similar to them. Beautiful unique pipes. Congratulations.
     
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  5. t-bear

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    Beautiful collections showing up here...love pipe porn!
    Terry gets the blue ribbon so far...great 7 year rotation! :nwor:
    Great selection of Petersons David...love the display too.:th1:
    For those feeling "inadequate" :bag: here, keep in mind that some of these collections and cellars have been in the making for years :old: :wch:. That, and.....we're just a bit crazy!:doh::booty::laff:
     
  6. BradNTX

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    Exactly! The hobby is about enjoyment, and that can range from a single pipe and one blend or 400 pipes and 400 lbs of tobacco, and everything in between. It's not so much about keeping up as it is feeling good about your own level of participation.
     
  7. DODiF

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    Exactly!.........I still wouldnt mind 400 pipes though. Lol
     
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  8. BradNTX

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    I wouldn't have a place to put them. :eek:
    Honestly, I think I would rather know 30 pipes intimately than 400 casually. :rolleyes:

    I could seriously be a tobacco hoarder though... If the finances allowed.
     
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  9. pipedrum22

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    I like it. It's a good blend. Nothing spectacular but it's a good one to have in rotation
     
  10. ReeRan

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    This is a pretty good thread so far. I would say that we have had some "centerfold" worthy pictures for sure.
     
  11. TobaccoBro

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    Yea we don't have many decent b&m's here in the Lone Star. One of the few things I miss about Houston was their RELATIVELY decent selection.
     
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  12. umfunix

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    Nice cupboard (and collection :) )
     
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  13. Snake

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    Terry, are those clays in the
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    wondering what the black one is.
     
  14. Terry292

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    They're called Viennese Coffeehouse Pipes. This particular set has a bamboo stem and six bowls (there are three more bowls under the foam), three white, three black. They also come with a cherrywood stem. I'm looking for a complete set with the cherry, too, but haven't had any luck so far.
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    As I said, they tend to get overlooked because I keep them in the box on a shelf.
     
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  15. daveinlax

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    I enjoy seeing these collections!! Not large but here's my Dunhill collection as of 3 years ago. :confused:
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  16. BradNTX

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    That's a great collection! What is that pipe on the top right of the brown mat?
     
  17. Terry292

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    You actually have a Dunhill calabash? Those are as scarce as hen's teeth. And, I've kicked myself for years because I passed on a chance to buy three of those My Mixture jars for peanuts. I'm envious, to say the least.
     
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  18. daveinlax

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    Thanks that's a oval shank Chestnut Dunhill's version of the golden contrast finish. The pipe has very good symmetrical birdseye and the older look cumberland stem.
    Yeah those are fairly rare. I would like to add the the more common. "tails", EMP and the NC jars soon.
     
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  19. BradNTX

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    It's fantastic looking!
     
  20. Terry292

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    While I really like the organization of your collection, I just can't get over that battle lantern on the top shelf. Takes me back to my days on the carrier (USS Kitty Hawk CV-63). They were everywhere.
     
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