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Pipes from the 1950's

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  1. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Another member posted about buying some 1950's pipes from ebay. I followed his link to the seller's info and saw that he had a couple more lots. One of the lots had a decent little bulldog, of which I have none. So, I placed a conservative bid and got the little group of 5 pipes.

    I picked them up yesterday and did a little light cleaning and inspecting. I swabbed all the bowls with vodka, and did the same with a pipe cleaner down the stems. I then wiped them down and will say I'm happy to have got the lot for the bulldog.

    They are a Digby London Made bulldog, 2 Medico filter pipes, a Puffies, and a Drimaster. The latter 2 have stingers. I have no interest in a pipe with a filter and have never used a stinger, so may not be into that either. Not sure what I will do with the others, but thought I would post pics.

    Digby London Made
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    The 2 Medico filter pipes- the finishes some scratches, but the briar is fine
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    Drimaster stinger pipe
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    Puffies Imported stinger pipe
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  2. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    Nice haul Brad. the bully is great, and so are the other 2. Hope this keeps yer fire lit for a while. All this and the new Neerup? You've got some smoking to do man!
     
  3. Monkeyshine

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    Nice haul! I have a soft spot for Digby's, especially Digby bulldogs. Matter of fact, I'm smokin the one in my avatar right now :)
     
  4. IrishRover

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    I like that bulldog... great score
     
  5. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Nice score!! If that's the same guy I got the Kaywoodie Yachtsmans from, you probably did get a good deal. My pipes buffed up well and smoke nicely.
     
  6. user1975

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    Nice score Brad!
     
  7. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Great score, Brad! Those Medicos are
    sweet!
     
  8. t-bear

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    Beautiful Digby! Congrats on a great score..........
     
  9. SouthBound

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    You guys only fuel my addiction with these pictures. Shame on you.
     
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  10. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    It's how I caught PAD, and even how I found these pipes... PSFers are a baaaaad influence!
     
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    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I've been breaking in the Digby bulldog this week. I chose Cornel & Diehl Interlude, which is a blend I've never had before. I received it on trade from Puff. The Digby is a great pipe, easy draw and comfortable bit. The weight is nice for clenching too.

    I smoked a couple of 1/3 bowls, let it sit a day and then a couple of half bowls. The heel caked up pretty good, so am smoking a full bowl today. I'm surprised at how much I like this pipe, considering how little I paid for it. Interlude has been a nice surprise too with a very smooth, slightly sweet Virginia flavor.

    The two Medicos found a home with Snake (dp) in trade for a tin of Capstan Gold. I think I'll give one of the remaining two to my F-I-L when they come down for Christmas.
     
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  12. Lestrade

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    Nice haul!
     
  13. BigJ

    BigJ Active Member

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    Nice score. That's a good looking bulldog!
     
  14. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Good looking bulldog, and a good cleanup you can see the original tool marks again!
     
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