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finsup21



Registration date : 2012-02-12

PostSubject: getting started   Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:26 pm

I just joined and I'm looking to get started. With no good/any pipe shops on Long Island I've been searching the internet but I'm still confused about what a good starter pipe would be (probably $20 to $50 say) and the best place to pick one up. Any input is much appreciated.
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ejames

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Age : 67
Location : Poplar Bluff,Mo.
Registration date : 2012-02-01

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:56 pm

Welcome to BOB! If you haven't already you might check some of these sites. also you might pick up a cob or two until you find others.
http://www.marscigars.com/
http://www.wvsmokeshop.com/stokkebye24nougat.aspx
http://www.pipetobaccotls.com/index.html
http://www.boswellpipes.com/index.html
http://www.smokingpipes.com/
http://www.pipesandcigars.com/

There are many good brands to start with. Peterson,Savinelli,Stanwell,Mr. Brog.Dr. Grabow, Kaywoodie and many more.
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-06

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:21 pm

Hey, finsup. Welcome aboard.
I see the advice flood has already started. Browse these forums a bit and you'll find several similar threads. There seem to be a lot of new guys taking the pipe lately, and I think that's great. I'm sure you'll get more suggestions than you know what to do with. Keep two things in mind. One: there's nothing wrong with cobs. (Think MacArthur, not Popeye.) Two: your 20-50 dollar price range will be a lot closer to the $50 end of the scale for a decent briar, unless you want to buy estate. (used) Also, nothing wrong with that.
Good luck and have fun.
-G
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flytyer

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Age : 51
Location : N E Pa.
Registration date : 2009-03-22

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:01 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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mike_68

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Age : 48
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2011-07-19

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:19 pm

Good advice already given...the name Missouri Meerschaum should be in your new vocabulary already!

Welcome to BoB and read, read, read!!
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Hermit

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Age : 64
Location : Ascension Parish
Registration date : 2008-04-22

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:58 pm

Welcome to BoB.
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:07 pm

Welcome to the forums; I hope you enjoy your new pipes!

"T"
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PipeLeisure

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Age : 40
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:44 pm

Welcome to the board, lots of great people here to share your hobby with.
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Boulder

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Age : 61
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:16 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum.
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puros_bran
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:47 pm

Sharks to the left of me.
Sharks to the right of me.
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:37 pm

Welcome!
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jefe1037

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Age : 35
Location : West Chicagoland
Registration date : 2012-02-06

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:07 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Sharks to the left of me.
Sharks to the right of me.

I'm the only bait in town!
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kieveryuu

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Location : Greater Boston
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:05 pm

Welcome to BoB, this is a great place to hangout.
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s.ireland



Age : 29
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2010-08-14

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:56 pm

Welcome to the forum! It's great to have you here. Like others have said, cobs are a great way to get started. I think trying quality tobaccos holds priority over trying "quality" pipes...
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Hermit

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Age : 64
Location : Ascension Parish
Registration date : 2008-04-22

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:39 am

s.ireland wrote:
Welcome to the forum! It's great to have you here. Like others have said, cobs are a great way to get started. I think trying quality tobaccos holds priority over trying "quality" pipes...

Dat's for true.
Good tobacco in a modest pipe is always
better than crappy tobacco in a work of art.
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smokinbriar



Age : 47
Location : pennsylvania
Registration date : 2011-02-01

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:56 am

Welcome.
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finsup21



Registration date : 2012-02-12

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:13 pm

thanks for the insight. bought a mo meerschaum today. now for the rain to stop so i can enjoy.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: getting started   Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:43 am

finsup21 wrote:
thanks for the insight. bought a mo meerschaum today. now for the rain to stop so i can enjoy.

Good choice, and welcome. The "what pipe" part is relatively simple, compared to "what tobacco," and "how to smoke it." The rest of that is a matter of personal choice, stemming from a handful of helpful hints. Cool

You found the right place.
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