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Pipe Stories

Post by Ether » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:14 am

Some pipes have a story connected to them.
Post your pipe-stories here!

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Post by Ether » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:15 am

This Savinelli Autograph has a special modification on it, a small golden heart on the shank. The story behind it is short, but heartwarming:
My father's aunt was married to a great christian man, and also great bussines-man. He was a passionate pipe-smoker. Every year she bought him a new pipe, but not only did she dig deep into pipe knowledge to get him something good, she also had every pipe modified by a jeweler.

I am very honoured to own some of his pipes now, especially viewing them as signs of love of this exemplary couple.

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Post by hugodrax » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:54 am

Ether wrote:
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:15 am
This Savinelli Autograph has a special modification on it, a small golden heart on the shank. The story behind it is short, but heartwarming:
My father's aunt was married to a great christian man, and also great bussines-man. He was a passionate pipe-smoker. Every year she bought him a new pipe, but not only did she dig deep into pipe knowledge to get him something good, she also had every pipe modified by a jeweler.

I am very honoured to own some of his pipes now, especially viewing them as signs of love of this exemplary couple.

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What a charming notion.
I am also of the opinion that the Jesuits should be suppressed.

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Post by rgcurrey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:11 am

And I like how she put the year in the heart, very nice gift.
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Re: Pipe Stories

Post by Steve S » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:22 pm

Not a pipe I own, but a pipe I made:


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An acquaintance bought this pipe from me last month. He's not really a pipe smoker, but his girlfriend occasionally smokes a pipe, and he bought it for her. Apparently pipes have something of a sentimental association for her (long story there), and he was planning to propose to her.

He gave her the pipe with the engagement ring around the stem.

She said "yes."

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