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Inherited grandpa's pipes

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by CustomDave, Oct 15, 2011.

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  1. CustomDave

    CustomDave Member

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    Hi all, I haven't been around here in awhile. Still smoking pipes when I can, but family, other hobbies, and life in general, take up a lot of my time during the warmer parts of the year. Anyway about a month ago my Dad was over at my house and saw the few pipes I have sitting on their rack. He asked if I would be interested in having my Grandfather's old pipes. Obviously I said yes. So he found them and brought them over a few weeks back. There are 7 total. I still haven't gotten a chance to smoke them all yet. But tonight I am going to start, lol.

    Gonna try and post pics. I think I have done it successfully before.If they turn out to big or something can someone resize them? Thanks.

    I am not sure what some of these are. Other are brands I have heard of. Grandpa wasn't rich by any means so I seriously doubt any are worth much to anyone other than me. Not that I would sell them anyway.

    This one is just marked "The Tinder Box Verona Rustica Italy" those are all the markings I can find on it.
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    This is a Butz-Choquin Casino
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    This one is just marked "Anderson" with Israel marked on it too.
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    This one is a beast and rivals my Mario Grandi in size. The only markings I can find on it is on the stem very faintly is stamped "R. Bijou" the best I can tell. Anyone know anything about these?
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    This one was actually my Great Grandfather's. I was really happy to see it as I have always wanted a tankard. It's just a regular old Peterson tankard, but I really like it.
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    Also included in the collection were two Meerschaum pipes. I was really excited about these. Another style of pipe I have always wanted. I can't get over how lightweight they are. The first one has no name on it or in the case. It looks hand carved though and seems to be high quality.It is pretty large as well.
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    This one is an SMS, very nice looking too.
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  2. IrishRover

    IrishRover Active Member

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    Great looking pipes. Nothing beats a sentimental family pipe! Smoke them in good health and spirits....
     
  3. Iain

    Iain Active Member

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    They are some really nice looking pipes! You should definitely make some time to smoke them.
     
  4. user0003

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    The man knew his stuff.........
     
  5. TheKiltedOne

    TheKiltedOne Active Member

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    That's some nice looking pipes, I really like the Peterson that was your great granddads and every meer I see is pushing me to get one myself.
     
  6. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    Very nice collection and a great bit of history to go along with it.

    Enjoy those pipes!
     
  7. user1975

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    Very nice collection... glad he saved your grandfathers pipes. I wish my family had kept my grandfathers pipes so I could have enjoyed them, but he dies when I was only 4 years old, and I was too young to think to ask for them.
     
  8. telltime

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    The Peterson tankard is awesome...
     
  9. nesta

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    Just a guess, but judging by the coloring (and lack of coloring) I bet the SMS is a better smoker than the no-name meer.

    All things considered, I think that Tinderbox pipe looks awesome!

    My grandfather who is still with us never took up the pipe. He says that during college he smoked cigars for a while, but that the tongue bite always bothered him and he never was able to enjoy pipesmoking. So I'll never inherit any pipes of his, and none of my uncles smoke a pipe. My other grandfather smoked, but I don't think he smoked a pipe. I did inherit a set of two Flintstones ashtrays from him when I got older, but he passed when I was five. I hope my other grandfather lives forever, I don't know what I'll do when the time comes :(
     
  10. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    Nice collection you've got there. Congradulations!:D
     
  11. ArtisanArcher

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    Sweet! Congrats! I would simply love to have a few of my Grandad's old pipes. :)
     
  12. SmokeyJoe

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    What a great treasure to be able to hold in your hands the same pipe that your grandpa held in his.
     
  13. Beale

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    Awesome!! Congrats on the very nice pipes! IMHO? You have a collection that $$ can never buy, Beale.
     
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  14. colorduke

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    Very nice pipes,treasure them forever.
     
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