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New (to me) Dunhill and Northern Briars

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  1. Mount Mandolin

    Mount Mandolin Active Member

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    Today was a good day. Received a package from PSF'er mattia76, who runs the Viking Club Pipes website. Really great guy to do business with, and his prices are more than fair. The pipes arrived in fantastic condition.

    Exhibit A: A new Northern Briars pipe, this one a billiard. This is an early NB, before he started grading his pipes. I think it's just damn beautiful.

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    Exhibit B: 1962 Dunhill Shell Briar group 4 billiard, F/T

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    Thanks to Nathan for the wonderful pipes. They both smoke incredibly well, and they're both just classy as all hell. I think the Dunhill is a slightly better smoker, but the Northern Briars has such an amazing stem. Apparently Bill Ashton-Taylor once said that Ian Walker makes the best stems in Britain, and the two that I own so far both support that claim 100%. The bit is wide, and thin, yet very substantial. It's very easy to smoke while driving, and that's especially important to me because I row my own gears, so I clench a LOT.

    I just love English pipes. They are so light and well-proportioned, and they tend to do a great job of combining style and substance. Hard to beat a classic billiard. I didn't get very good side-profile shots, but believe me when I say that the execution is perfect on both of these.
     
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  2. Pipe Matt

    Pipe Matt Member

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    Two very nice pipes. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Active Member

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    Very nice pipes. Congratulations on their acquisition.
     
  4. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Two Beautiful Pipes! May you have many years of fabulous smokes with them!

    Paul
     
  5. gd9704

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    Two classic beauties. Enjoy them well!
     
  6. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Active Member

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    Yeah, that guys is good peeps and VCP is a fine site! Enjoy your new piles, they look lovely!
     
  7. Longshanks

    Longshanks He who shall; so shall he... wait, who?

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    Nice... really, really nice. :sailor:
     
  8. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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    That's a nice looking pair of billiards... enjoy!:th1:
     
  9. Jfro

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    Those are two great lookin pipes!
     
  10. NumberSix

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    Congrats - two beautiful pipes.

    +1
     
  11. 421eme

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    You have good taste there fella:thu:!

    Congrats! I'm just waiting for my 1942 Dunhill to arrive from Nathan as well!

    Cheers, Carl
     
  12. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    Nice pipes. Congratulations.
     
  13. mattia76

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    In trade from Mandolin, I got my first Birth Year Dunhill: a 522 Bent Billiard Root Briar with Birdseye like a thousand peacocks spying on me.

    Sweet Action!
    Thanks again for the deal, Mountain Man(dolin)!!!! photo-2.JPG
     
  14. 421eme

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    Nice pipe dude! Now find me a 1970 - :haha:!

    All the best, Carl
     
  15. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    He's growing up so fast.
     
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  16. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Beautiful pipes, all!! Enjoy!!
     
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