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Longchamp Pipes- 7 Day Set

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Spillproof, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I went to a new pipe club meeting last night. Lots of familiar faces, including "my" B&M guy. I didn't even know he attended this club. Everyone had pipes to show around.

    My friend brought these, and I'm going to clean up the stems for him.
    Pretty cool.

    Did a little research. These pipes were enormously popular with GI's stationed in France during the war. The leather stitching was introduced (largely) to cover up the poor quality of the briar available at the time. These were not considered "cheap" pipes at the time.

    I'm willing to bet one of the old-timers around here has seen one these sets before.
    I'm CERTAIN someone here smoked one while stationed in France (available through the 60's).
    They were later sold on a limited basis through the Px.




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  2. AussieTX

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    Now that is cool!
     
  3. ruffinogold

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

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    I've smoked a longchamp before , kinda weird for me , but I've never seen a set like that ... it's very cool !
     
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  4. bluepipe

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    They pop up on ebay once in a while, but I've never seen a set! Very cool find. As are the days of the week, for me Friday and Saturday are the best.
     
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  5. Tony Malerich

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    Very neat set there! I've never been too keen on the leather wrap, but it's a nifty idea and I've seen it plenty.
     
  6. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    What a wonderful set. Thanks for sharing, Spill.
     
  7. Stonewall

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    I too have seen many Longchamp estate pipes; but never a seven day boxed set.
     
  8. TheMadMan

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    Nice collection of pipes, my wife must see this picture as she buys Longchamp purses as she loves the quality of the leather. Now i can say the same to her. But Dear, I just need it.:cool:
     
  9. Hudson

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    Pourquoi sont les jours en anglais?
     
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  10. Klauswermann

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    Car je crois qu'ils furent produit pour l'exportation!
     
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  11. Klauswermann

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    OMG I love, that set, my dad only smoked Longchamp back in the 60's, he even had a super rare caiman skin bulldog, but sadly, my mom threw them out a long time ago:(.
     
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  12. cobbsmoker

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    Yep, they have been around a long time, I have several friends who own and still smoke them.
     
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  13. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I started to try and buff out the stems but they're gonna need a little more work than that.
    I called "my guy" to get the go-ahead to soak 'em and sand 'em and he said "if you do, they're yours."

    Nice guy.
    I just got myself a 7-day set for the cost of resto ;-)
     
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  14. Klauswermann

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    You are one lucky man spill! In my opinion, it is allmost as nice as a 7-day Dunhill set!
     
  15. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    You know, I honestly don't know whether I even want them !
    Though I did wanna smoke that bulldog...
     
  16. Klauswermann

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    Don't tell me that, I spat my tea all over my laptop... british style! lol
     
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  17. Klauswermann

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    I'd trade ya, but the only 7-day set I have to give in return is immaginary!
     
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  18. Pfeifenraucher

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    Beautiful pipes. I'm envious;)
     
  19. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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    I'll give you a dollar two ninety-eight for the set...
     
  20. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    I never was so good with numbers Cobb.
    How many fingers?
     
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