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Birth Year Pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Austin, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. Austin

    Austin Member

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    Some of you may cringe but I would love a birth year pipe...1990 :bbaby:

    I like the idea of it being a Dunhill or Ashton, but would settle for something that is great quality and catches my eye.
     


  2. rondel65

    rondel65 Misplaces Lighters

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    For some time I wanted a birth year Dunhill but my focus has shifted to a birth year car. A 1965 Mustang. One of these days.......
     
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  3. Rockbass

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    Your birth year, is your birth. Not much you can do to change that. Yes it is cool, so get it soon and it won't be as hard to find, as it will be fifty years from now.
     
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  4. Austin

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    You're right. I've always thought I have an old soul, and my wife agrees. I will have to convince her that I "need" it for a birthday gift :)
     
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  5. bubbagump

    bubbagump Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Get looking for one now. I'd like a birth year pipe one of these days (1981 here), but they're few and far between in the shapes that I like (bent).
     
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  6. rondel65

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    Yeah, listen to Rockbass. I saw 65 Dunhill sell in excess of $700.oo dollars last year. Get your birth year pipe now while it still may be reasonably priced.
     
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  7. jpberg

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    I wonder what would happen if you googled "1990(insert brand name here) pipe of the year"?
     
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  8. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    They didn't make pipes back when I was born. You still dug a hole in the earth, crammed it full of tobacco leaves and sucked through a reed.
     
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  9. Austin

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    I have done this a few times. I have found some I like but am somewhat turned away by prices. I figure in a year or so, I will be able to convince the wife or just spring for one myself. In the meantime, I have a few months till my birthday to possibly lock one down and send the link to her.
     
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    Let me see if I can google mine...."dunhill 18...:old:
     
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  11. PyrateMate

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    Aye Lads, To join this discussion on me birth year takes us back to 1955.:old: Dunhill 1st choice followed by Peterson and GBD. :drly: They have got much harder to find if at all. :(
     
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  12. Austin

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    Hey my father was born in 1949 so you are still young in my book! :)
     
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  13. WrightwoodJohn

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    Well first the screen would turn black, then you'd see a credit card option stating...........
     
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    It makes no sense, but I would love to have a '64 Dunny (and a '64 1/2 'Stang would be cool, too). Come on Powerball numbers!
     
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  15. Stinger4me

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    They are not Dunhill but I do have some Kaywoodie Hand Made pipes from my birth year in the 40's, inherited.
     
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  16. sillyoldbear

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    Search engines are made for that stuff. All you'd need to do is type in "1990 * pipe of year".
     
  17. sillyoldbear

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    '81 here too. I have the same issue, hell I wouldn't even know what to get. The only pipes I collect are Grabow Viscounts.
     
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  18. BernardLerring

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    It never occured to me to look for a birth year pipe until reading this. Now I'm wondering if I can find one that will go with my birth year Buick Riv'.
     
  19. SteveNH

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    Just curious......What is the definition of "pipe of the year"? Is this the manufacturer's choice, or is it the one that sold the most that year?
     
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  20. jpberg

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    A lot of maunfacturers designate a shape and finish, an possibly a fancy tamper or some other doo-dad, box it up and present as "Brand X" pipe of the year. It's a sales thing, and it works. I know guys who are actively working on collecting these sets.

    POY came up in this thread as a simple way to find a pipe made in your birthyear, since most outfits aren't good at including year of manufacture in their nomenclature.
     
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