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Starting collection

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by prole, Dec 29, 2011.

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  1. WrightwoodJohn

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    The usual sites...cupOjoes, smokingpipes, you can't go wrong. As far as Ebay goes, try these sellers: Shinypipes, Great estate pipes, Coopersark..
     
  2. ChrisD

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    Very good lineup you got there! Some good makes for the +/- $100 range are, Moretti, Peterson, Savinelli, Hackert, Boswell, e.t.c. and a whole bunch of estates. smokingpipes.com has a really good estate selection
     
  3. Kiowapipe

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    "Boots show-CAN"
     
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  5. blues man

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    Nice start; I'm a Sav freak. I've been buying them since 1974..
     
  6. prole

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    Ok, so the dainty little bootz show-CAN arrived in the mail today and it's quite big and long. It's beautiful and smokes like a chimney. My local B&M owner cleaned it himself as a courtesy and was impressed with the purchase, he pointed out how this series used actual albatross wing bone for that ivory looking segment in the stem.
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    Out of my now three pipes, this is by far the coolest smoke so far. I'm sure the Pete and Sav will get even cooler as I learn to really slow down and puff and not drag hard like in cigarette days.

    Thanks for the advice and encouragement, friends. You guys are great.
     
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  7. Preacher1611

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    That's a sweet pipe!!!
     
  8. RTOdhner

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    Sounds like you have a good collection going. When it comes to briars, I really love me some Petes so I'd recommmend that you get a Pete Rhodesian or Bulldog. The Pete #999 (regardless of price or particular finish/line) is always a winner in my book. They make great flake pipes. (I have a habit of cupping my hand over the bowl of any pipe that I'm smoking flake tobacco in, and I really like how the #999 fits my hand when doing so).
     
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  10. prole

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    RTO, taking a serious look at some very cool 999s, thanks for the advice. An employee at my B&M mentioned that newer Pete's were dipped or something like that finishing off the manufacturing process. I didn't totally understand what he was warning me off of, but he made it sound like the newer pipes had some inferior sort of coating process that was a concern. Does this ring true at all in your experience?

    Kari, those are great looking pipes. The Jubilee in the first link has a beautiful color. Do you run an online shop or ebay store?
     
  11. Kiowapipe

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    He may have been talking about the fact that Peterson applies stain by dunking the stummels and their pipes thus get stain on the inside of the bowl. It's not really a problem after a few smokes, though some folks find it kind of annoying. I certainly wouldn't let that dissuade me from buying a Peterson.
     
  12. SmokeyJoe

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    Dude smokes a pipe made from Albatross bone, an iPad close at hand, with a rifle sittin' on the back of the couch. Looks like he'll fit right in...
     
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