Archive for May, 2013

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May meetup

The May meetup at Allegheny Smokeworks was a success, with the Washington County Pipe Club members all showing up for show & tell with their finds from the annual Chicago pipe show. John’s showpiece was a flame Castello Hawkbill, while Homer showed up with an absolutely beautiful blasted JT Cooke. The talented Tom Richards of Thomas James Pipes made the trek to Blawnox with some absolutely beauties he recently crafted. 

We all kicked back & relaxed for well over our standard 2 hours, and I went home with a wonderful cache of tobacco donated by my good friend Tim. An 8 oz bag of Penzance was even spotted at Smokeworks, but I left it there for some other lucky soul to find as I’m already stocked up myself at home with a few tins. 

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And now we wait

The 1923 and 1933 Dunhill root briar’s that I found recently at an estate sale were finally packed up this morning and are on their way to Tim West via USPS. These pipes were definitely the single best estates I’ve ever come across, and I am anxiously awaiting their return in a much improved state. In my typical fashion, I’m sure I’ll end up smoking english blends in these english pipes, but the big question is which blend? I may have to crack one of my aged Dunhill tins to celebrate their return.

You may remember the freehand pipe in the photo being the Ben Wade that I sold off on ebay to pay for the refurb of the Dunhills.

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