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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:18 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:59 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:40 am
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:31 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:25 am
rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:18 am
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:16 am
rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:08 am
can you give us a side view?
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Now that is a nice looking pipe.
Is there a shape number or pound symbol anywhere on that?
No numbers or symbols. Other side of pipe reads in cursive, in three lines indicating it is from the 2nd Lane Era:

"Made by hand
in
City of London"

On the bottom of shank "Extra Long"
Did you purchase it from overseas?
No from here, on eBay.
Goose

Nice find
Unbelievably nice find. Regardless of who made it, that was made by one of their top carvers, all of whom are well known.

I'm sorry to have pestered you with all the questions, Goose, but Charatan's were always a real rich man's pipe even on the aftermarket. I only own one and haven't handled many more, so I was curious to catalog that one in my mind's eye with all the details I could get. Thanks for indulging me.

The stem is the most unique part. I always knew that they weren't always double comfort stems from reading about them, but I'd never seen one. I asked about the pound symbol because I always was told that was the mark used for pipes destined for the American market.

You have a very good eye. That's a humdinger of a pipe.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:51 am

This is a special one for me, and it just arrived this morning.

This Brigham Squat Straight Rhodesian 325 belonged to Rusty. It shall be cherished by me.

Thanks to Eric (CalvinistAnglican) for helping get this to me!

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I first saw it in August when Rusty showed it to me in another thread. I fell in love with it right away:
ReverendThom wrote:
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Do you have a pic of the original, even if nestled in with others?

That's the old grading system. Shape #49 in a 1-dot. That's what the 149 stamping means. And the stem had a single brass dot on the left side (from the smoker's pov). Price in the early 70's was C$9.95.

I think you made it a pipe again, and it looks nice, but the finish on 1-dot Brighams of that era never looked like that. So I think you refurbished it to become a Thom that had a previous life as a Brigham. Calling it a Restored Brigham is misleading because it simply doesn't look like a Brigham anymore. Brighams had a very specific look and you couldn't walk by one and not recognize it as a Brigham at a glance. Not true anymore.

Call it a Thom.

Just for you... a pic of a few of my Brighams purchased brand new in 1973, but photographed 15 min. ago.

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Left Norseman 9W4
Bottom Squat Straight Rhodesian 325
Top Long Shanked Bulldog 667
All three Made in Canada (Toronto).

Note the finish on the pipes. I didn't polish them or anything. I just pulled them out of their socks and placed them outside on my books. They're 44 years old and I haven't had them buffed or anything since the late 70's. Once was too much.
That's what keeping them in their pipe socks and keeping them in the dark will do. That's the original pristine finish on stem and wood. No buffing, no sanding, nothing but smoking ever since. I rest my case. :D
I was hoping you'd chime in. That's helpful as I'd been searching for a 149 and striking out.

I didn't take pictures before - just some old cake and no stem, so didn't bother.

I love that Rhodesian on the bottom!
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by hugodrax » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:39 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:51 am
This is a special one for me, and it just arrived this morning.

This Brigham Squat Straight Rhodesian 325 belonged to Rusty. It shall be cherished by me.

Thanks to Eric (CalvinistAnglican) for helping get this to me!

ImageImageImage

I first saw it in August when Rusty showed it to me in another thread. I fell in love with it right away:
ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:56 pm
Rusty wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Do you have a pic of the original, even if nestled in with others?

That's the old grading system. Shape #49 in a 1-dot. That's what the 149 stamping means. And the stem had a single brass dot on the left side (from the smoker's pov). Price in the early 70's was C$9.95.

I think you made it a pipe again, and it looks nice, but the finish on 1-dot Brighams of that era never looked like that. So I think you refurbished it to become a Thom that had a previous life as a Brigham. Calling it a Restored Brigham is misleading because it simply doesn't look like a Brigham anymore. Brighams had a very specific look and you couldn't walk by one and not recognize it as a Brigham at a glance. Not true anymore.

Call it a Thom.

Just for you... a pic of a few of my Brighams purchased brand new in 1973, but photographed 15 min. ago.

Image

Left Norseman 9W4
Bottom Squat Straight Rhodesian 325
Top Long Shanked Bulldog 667
All three Made in Canada (Toronto).

Note the finish on the pipes. I didn't polish them or anything. I just pulled them out of their socks and placed them outside on my books. They're 44 years old and I haven't had them buffed or anything since the late 70's. Once was too much.
That's what keeping them in their pipe socks and keeping them in the dark will do. That's the original pristine finish on stem and wood. No buffing, no sanding, nothing but smoking ever since. I rest my case. :D
I was hoping you'd chime in. That's helpful as I'd been searching for a 149 and striking out.

I didn't take pictures before - just some old cake and no stem, so didn't bother.

I love that Rhodesian on the bottom!
Thom, I bought that one on the top left. Funny how we both wanted a Brigham as a reminder.

Cheers, man.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by AugustBurnsRed » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:41 pm

Picked up two beauties fairly recently from Goose! My pictures don't do them justice though.

Sooo, I stole a few of Walt's pics upon purchasing the pipes. First is a Moretti and the following is a Karl Erik... my new favorites. Thanks again Walt!!!

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by ryland » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:26 pm

Two cobs.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Gabriel » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:30 pm

Yay!

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by JMG » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:22 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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Yay!

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I hope you like it, buddy.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Gabriel » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm

Inaugural smoke at the tying desk:

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Seems like it will be a great desk pipe.


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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by JMG » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:50 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Inaugural smoke at the tying desk:

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Seems like it will be a great desk pipe.


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That pic looks like it belongs in a Field and Stream magazine.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Irish-Dane » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:17 pm

JMG wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Inaugural smoke at the tying desk:

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Seems like it will be a great desk pipe.


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That pic looks like it belongs in a Field and Stream magazine.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:19 pm

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This is my latest. Arrived today.

It is my only pot shape. I've had but one previous. It was a Sav. Black as coal with a very rough and sharp 'rusticated' finish. I bought it for $2 in 1984. It had a good crack in the shank and the stem was not in very good shape. Local B&M, sterling band $2. New stem $7. I miss that pipe. 'twas a fine smoker.

Awaiting fond reminders of good memories of days gone by with this guy.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Gabriel » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:24 pm

Aw yeah. Glad that went to a CPSer.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by JMG » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:28 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:19 pm
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This is my latest. Arrived today.

It is my only pot shape. I've had but one previous. It was a Sav. Black as coal with a very rough and sharp 'rusticated' finish. I bought it for $2 in 1984. It had a good crack in the shank and the stem was not in very good shape. Local B&M, sterling band $2. New stem $7. I miss that pipe. 'twas a fine smoker.

Awaiting fond reminders of good memories of days gone by with this guy.
:taco:
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by UncleBob » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:36 am

ID and JMG surprised me with this in the mail:

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Thanks, fellas, and a special thanks to ID! This is a perfect addition to my Commodore collection!
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by JimVH » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:41 am

UncleBob wrote:
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ID and JMG surprised me with this in the mail:

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Thanks, fellas, and a special thanks to ID! This is a perfect addition to my Commodore collection!
Boom.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:51 pm

JimVH wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:41 am
UncleBob wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:36 am
ID and JMG surprised me with this in the mail:

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Thanks, fellas, and a special thanks to ID! This is a perfect addition to my Commodore collection!
Boom.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:59 pm

JMG wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:40 pm
5. Unsmoked Dr. Grabow Starfire. It has a screw-in stem that can be rotated fully to ensure a properly aligned fit and a removable stinger. I "doctored" this pipe (see what I did there). It was solid black, but I buffed off the high points to give it a contrasted stain. Grabow purest like Steve may get mad at me about this and rage quit, but I'm pretty please with how it turned out. 6" long, 1 7/8" tall. Asking 25, shipped.


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JMG gifted me a Grabow after I gifted UB his special Grabow. Nice gesture good sir. Happy to have this, and looking forward to smoking some of my McClelland tobaccos in it when they arrive.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:18 pm

JMG wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:28 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:19 pm
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This is my latest. Arrived today.

It is my only pot shape. I've had but one previous. It was a Sav. Black as coal with a very rough and sharp 'rusticated' finish. I bought it for $2 in 1984. It had a good crack in the shank and the stem was not in very good shape. Local B&M, sterling band $2. New stem $7. I miss that pipe. 'twas a fine smoker.

Awaiting fond reminders of good memories of days gone by with this guy.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by rgcurrey » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:20 pm

I now have two pipes I can smoke. This one is now mine until the end of my life (that maybe anywhere between 5 pm today to bed time when my wife finds out and decides to end it).

Northern Briars Premier (Group 5). It was an unsmoked estate and I think I got a good deal on it. Needless to say I am overjoyed and trying to decide if I should leave work early and get one good smoke in it prior to my unfortunate demise.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:35 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:20 pm
I now have two pipes I can smoke. This one is now mine until the end of my life (that maybe anywhere between 5 pm today to bed time when my wife finds out and decides to end it).

Northern Briars Premier (Group 5). It was an unsmoked estate and I think I got a good deal on it. Needless to say I am overjoyed and trying to decide if I should leave work early and get one good smoke in it prior to my unfortunate demise.

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