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Postman brought........a log!

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Old Ted, Feb 24, 2011.

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  1. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    I've always been fond of cherrywoods, since buying my first one as a thirteen year old - for three shillings and sixpence! LOL. Now I have a couple of old Ropp cherries that smoke as sweetly as anything on my rack, so I could not resist bidding for this one - and won it for UK £4 plus shipping!. It's a big 'un - over two inches outside diameter, and should smoke coooool!.....hopefully - it will be my 'sittin-on-my-ass-relaxin' pipe! :eek:hyeah[​IMG]
     
  2. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Good Lord, OT! Don't think you could
    do anything BUT sit on your arse while
    smoking that behemoth! Smoke it in
    good health anyway. :thumb:

    dp
     
  3. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I love interesting pipes, and that one definitely fits the bill! Was it a local pipe maker, an antique or what? It looks unsmoked?

    Here's to many years of happy smoking :cheers:
     
  4. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    I think it is fairly old, but has not been smoked - most of these pipes were made in France, Ropp was the biggest and IMO the best maker, they were stamped on the underside of the bowl, but this one has no markings.
     
  5. JuJu McMojo

    JuJu McMojo Member

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    What a great looking pipe! I've never seen anything quite like it. I like how the texture echoes the look of the plug in the pic. Very cool.
     
  6. ruffinogold

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

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    Cool ! Looks to be in stellar shape !!!
     
  7. Old Ted

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    Yes, I think it had been in storage a few years - a vigorous session on the buffing wheels, and some wax brought it round nicely!.
    OT
     
  8. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Yes I saw that one too and considered bidding on it - glad I didn't and gladder i'ts found a good home. I have very happy memories of the Ropp Cherrywood and the flavour it brought to every tobacco I smoked in it back in the 70s - wish you every happiness with the pipe Ted,

    Happy smoking!

    Gerry
     
  9. Bri2k

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    Wow that Ropp looks excellent, OT! Definitely a man's pipe that one! Those Ropp cherry woods can be hard to find, and when they do show up, finding one at an affordable price can be even more difficult. Nice score!
     
  10. Old Ted

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    I must say - I'm a bit miffed there were no remarks about my posh 'Harrods' 'Old Ted' pipe rest! :thumbsd: ;)
    OT
     
  11. Bri2k

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    My apologies, OT, that pipe stand is the apogee of class and distinction...

    just "bear-ly". ;)
     
  12. Dutchking22

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    When I ask Santa for Christmas presents, this is tops on the list
     
  13. Old Ted

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    After blatantly showing-off this latest high cost aquisition, I shall sing the praise of cherrywood a bit more - as it does not get mentioned too much around here. Pictured (hopefully!) is my go-to cherry that has been a companion for around forty years, and withstood the rigours of machine shop life. A lot smaller than the new one - it has had Lord knows how many pounds of flake and twist ( and a few slivers of hot steel 'swarf'!) through it!, and still smokes cool and sweet. I often see new cherrywood pipes advertised, but would be reluctant to buy - as I've had two or three that the bowl interior has cracked, just above the stem entry hole, probably due to un-seasoned wood.
    Anyone contemplating a cherry would be well advised to look out for a 'Ropp' estate - in good, or unused order, I believe they ceased production in the mid nineties, and will be of well matured wood. Much as I like the smoke from a cob, a cherry seems to impart a unique addition - especially to my prefered straight VA's...I love 'em!
    Cheers,OT][​IMG]
     
  14. Dutchking22

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    I have several cherries that need stems..... other than that they are great smokes and I would recommend one as either a starter or an addition!
     
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