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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:45 pm

more details to come later.....

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:00 pm

Another estate Mark Tinsky, a 3-star mocha finish Rhodesian:

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This is a fairly large-bowled pipe with a chamber that measures 0.87" wide by 1.50" deep.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:11 pm

Nice pipe, DP. Great grain. Almost looks brand new.

You're a Tinsky magnet! Or, maybe I should say, Magnate? You certainly have influence in the estate pipe market!
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:16 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:11 pm
Nice pipe, DP. Great grain. Almost looks brand new.

You're a Tinsky magnet! Or, maybe I should say, Magnate? You certainly have influence in the estate pipe market!

Thanks, Goose.

But regarding "influence." Not hardly.

I like his pipes.
I think he's a great guy.

Check that, I know he's a great guy and that his pipes smoke very, very well indeed.

For some reason there doesn't seem to be as much competition for his pipes in the estate market as there is for others who make pipes of similar quality. I don't know why, but given my fondness for his pipes that situation, for now, seems to be working to my advantage.

There are others, of course, whose pipes I also like a great deal - some of whom I've gotten to know, if only a bit - but many pipemakers whose quality is similar generate prices on the estate market that I just can't justify (too often), especially when I can buy a pipe of Mark's that I know I'll love, usually without a lot of competitive bidding or a terribly high dealer price.

Then there's the whole "collection" thing. I'm well on my way to having a very representative selection of Tinsky's work over the span of his lengthy and highly productive career.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:30 pm

The larger one on the right, made by our very own JoeGoat!

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Presently breakin' it in with it's very first bowl full--of Prince Albert. For I have learned from CPS that nothing builds great cake like PA.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:07 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:30 pm
The larger one on the right, made by our very own JoeGoat!

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Presently breakin' it in with it's very first bowl full--of Prince Albert. For I have learned from CPS that nothing builds great cake like PA.
A truly lovely pair.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by joegoat » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:45 am

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:00 pm
Another estate Mark Tinsky, a 3-star mocha finish Rhodesian:

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This is a fairly large-bowled pipe with a chamber that measures 0.87" wide by 1.50" deep.
Nice! Do you know what the mount is made of? Looks like Palm Nut/Vegetable Ivory.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:49 am

joegoat wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:45 am
Nice! Do you know what the mount is made of? Looks like Palm Nut/Vegetable Ivory.
I haven't written to Mark to ask. You may be right.
It looks and feels very much like polished stone.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 pm

joegoat wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:45 am
Nice! Do you know what the mount is made of? Looks like Palm Nut/Vegetable Ivory.

Here's a closeup of the ferrule, joegoat.

The distinct line in the "ivory" is not a crack. It's color. Wherever you look, detail and depth pop out of it. It's an amazingly beautiful material.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by joegoat » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:54 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 pm
joegoat wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:45 am
Nice! Do you know what the mount is made of? Looks like Palm Nut/Vegetable Ivory.

Here's a closeup of the ferrule, joegoat.

The distinct line in the "ivory" is not a crack. It's color. Wherever you look, detail and depth pop out of it. It's an amazingly beautiful material.

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It doesn't look like genuine ivory to me. It lacks the grain. The stone feel is interesting. Palm Nut is being used as an ivory alternative on bagpipes, but it has a wood like feel. There are also synthetic ivories being used. My blackwood set is mounted in a synthetic ivory that is gorgeous! It's obviously not ivory when you're up close, but the colors in it are lovely and from a distance you'd never know the difference. I'd love to find that material for pipe mounts.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by UncleBob » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:09 pm

joegoat wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:54 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 pm
joegoat wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:45 am
Nice! Do you know what the mount is made of? Looks like Palm Nut/Vegetable Ivory.

Here's a closeup of the ferrule, joegoat.

The distinct line in the "ivory" is not a crack. It's color. Wherever you look, detail and depth pop out of it. It's an amazingly beautiful material.

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It doesn't look like genuine ivory to me. It lacks the grain. The stone feel is interesting. Palm Nut is being used as an ivory alternative on bagpipes, but it has a wood like feel. There are also synthetic ivories being used. My blackwood set is mounted in a synthetic ivory that is gorgeous! It's obviously not ivory when you're up close, but the colors in it are lovely and from a distance you'd never know the difference. I'd love to find that material for pipe mounts.
Send an email, alonv with the pic, and ask him.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:23 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:09 pm
joegoat wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:54 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 pm
joegoat wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:45 am
Nice! Do you know what the mount is made of? Looks like Palm Nut/Vegetable Ivory.

Here's a closeup of the ferrule, joegoat.

The distinct line in the "ivory" is not a crack. It's color. Wherever you look, detail and depth pop out of it. It's an amazingly beautiful material.

Image
It doesn't look like genuine ivory to me. It lacks the grain. The stone feel is interesting. Palm Nut is being used as an ivory alternative on bagpipes, but it has a wood like feel. There are also synthetic ivories being used. My blackwood set is mounted in a synthetic ivory that is gorgeous! It's obviously not ivory when you're up close, but the colors in it are lovely and from a distance you'd never know the difference. I'd love to find that material for pipe mounts.
Send an email, alonv with the pic, and ask him.
Have done so.
Will update when I hear back.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by vwdeano » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:43 pm

Burl King finally arrived. Original box/literature/etc. Shipped to it's original owner in 1978...

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by jdavis2809 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:33 pm

Used 3 different promo codes. Got this pipe, 2 oz each of Bullseye flake and Twist flake, and a pack of cleaners for $11.48 with shipping. Merry Christmas to me.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by FredS » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:17 pm

Bought this P. Piazzollas from SmokingPipes.com when I ordered some tins for my SS recipient the other day. It has a stinger and a couple small fills, but it's a fine looking little pipe for $35. I'll run some tobacco though it tonight.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by JimVH » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:02 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:17 pm
Bought this P. Piazzollas from SmokingPipes.com when I ordered some tins for my SS recipient the other day. It has a stinger and a couple small fills, but it's a fine looking little pipe for $35. I'll run some tobacco though it tonight.

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I had that exact pipe in my cart and it was gone when I went back to get it.

Yer welcome.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by FredS » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:52 pm

JimVH wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:02 pm
FredS wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:17 pm
Bought this P. Piazzollas from SmokingPipes.com when I ordered some tins for my SS recipient the other day. It has a stinger and a couple small fills, but it's a fine looking little pipe for $35. I'll run some tobacco though it tonight.

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I had that exact pipe in my cart and it was gone when I went back to get it.

Yer welcome.
It's yours for $50 + shipping. I haven't smoked it yet.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:23 pm

Good sized pipe, the way I like 'em. 7/8th inch diameter chamber, 2 inches deep.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:23 pm
Good sized pipe, the way I like 'em. 7/8th inch diameter chamber, 2 inches deep.

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Absolutely gorgeous.
Congratulations, Goose.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:27 am

I bought this one about a month ago, but just got around to posting it...it is another Iwan Reis stamped pipe, marked Black Knight. It makes the 4th IR stamped pipe I have (3 smokers and one needs a stem and refinish). The 3 that I can smoke, are fine smokers and seem well made.

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