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My London pipe purchase

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Thaisamurai, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. Thaisamurai

    Thaisamurai Member

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    Today, while on my business trip here in London, I went out to look for a corn cob pipe to add to my collection.

    Instead, I ended up with this:

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    What do you guys think? ;)

    This was bought from G. Smith & Sons, a tobacco and cigar shop located on 74 Charing Cross Road, London, UK.
     


  2. AndyLowry

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    Very, very pretty! Did you pick me up any Cafe Royale snuff while you were there? Can't get it here any more.

    Seriously, though, that's a mighty fine meerschaum, and my hat is off to you. (And next time you're going to G. Smith, let's talk first, okay?) :)

    Enjoy the pipe, and please let us know how it treats you!
     
  3. Falconeer

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    Hi,

    A nice pipe - enjoy in good health for many years!

    "Just went in to buy a corncob," where have I heard that tale before? It's on a par with "Oh a Pipe Shop Dear, I'll just pop in for a quick look and meet you outside that clothes shop in say 10 minutes?"

    Happy smoking

    Gerry

    P.S. Have noted the address where you bought it, so that I can feign surprise when I just "happen upon" it when next we are in London!
     
  4. Bri2k

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    That's a very nice looking meer indeed, Thaisamurai. You'll look very dapper smoking it and the lattice design is bound to get compliments. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come!

    That street name Charing Cross Road is one I've heard before but I can't seem to remember why it's noteworthy...
     
  5. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    There might just have been a bookshop there Bri that's why it's in your mind! That'll be my excuse for suggesting we visit there when Rho and I are next down.....

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
  6. Dondi

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    Lovely choice! You will surely have fun as the color gradually develops on that one. the lattice colors at a different pace from the rest of the pipe!

    Plus you don't have to be worried about smoking different genres in there. :bing:
     
  7. Rugbysh9

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    Nice pipe, any weeds to go along with it?
     
  8. sorringowl

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    Hey Bri, here's an interesting history for Charing Cross Road:

    Charing Cross Road

    Near the bottom of the article, it mentions that in the Harry Potter books, there's a pub located on Charing Cross. And Gerry, of course, is right, it has a long and storied (pun intended) history when it comes to bookstores. :thumbsu:
     
  9. freestoke

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    Great looking pipe! :thumb:

    :roflmao:
     
  10. Bri2k

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    Thank you! It was the film 84 Charing Cross Road I was thinking of.
     
  11. Thaisamurai

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    I picked up a JJ Fox Dorisco Mixture and Erinmore Balkan Mixture at a different store while I was hunting for pipes. Really looking forward to trying them out!

    The pipes carried by G.Smith & Sons mainly consist of some cheaper no-name briars (about 15GBP each), Parkers, store brand, and Northern Briar.
     
  12. Dondi

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    Erinmore Balkan Mixture... another good choice!
     
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