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CPT/VSG



Age : 65
Location : Westerville, Ohio
Registration date : 2008-05-26

PostSubject: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Mon May 26, 2008 4:06 pm

I've reading this fine site for a while and decided to join all of you in this enjoyable hobby of pipes and tobaccos. I started buying pipes as a freshman in college many years ago (starting in 1971 to be exact) but gave up pipes in the early 1980s. I took up cigar smoking seriously around 2001 (and built up a pretty serious collection) and then gradually started thinking about pipes again last fall while spending three afternoons at Iwan Ries. The idea took hold and now I am enjoying pipes again almost exclusively.

I'm from Columbus which was the home of a great pipe store, Smokers' Haven, from the 40s to the 80s. Smokers' Haven sold more GBDs than any store in the world, and, as a result, I had a collection of 11 vintage (pre-Comoy merger) GBDs which I always kept in good shape. Smokers' Haven is still in Columbus with different ownership but is slowly returning to its former glory--it's become a weekly hangout for me. (Columbus has a second excellent pipe store, Pipes & Pleasures, so I'm blessed with B & M options.)

I've cleaned up all the old GBDs and entered the estate market recently, purchasing 3 pre-merger GBDs, a beautiful New Standard billiard, a Virgin billiard, and, a Pedigree Bent Acorn. I also had a 70's era Savinelli and a 70s Ben Wade from the old days. I've added 3 Boswells--all great smokers, especially for the price. Presently, I'm having a Chedda made for me that replicates a estate Charatan I saw at SH.

I've been working through a fairly wide range of tobaccos since I returned to the briar. I started with several McCelland blends which I've been working through (Christmas Cheer 2007, FM, FMOTT, British Woods, Bombay Extra, Honeydew, Arcadia, Dark Star, Deep Hollow, Virginia No. 27 & Oriental Mixture No. 14). I am quite fond of Squadron Leader and Penzance. And, I've been also working methodically through the Pease list (Barbary Coast, Cairo, Haddo's Delight, Charing Cross, Kensington, Westminister & Maltese Falcon). Stratford, Piccadilly & Blackpoint are in the cellar to be tried also. (And I drink my morning coffee in a Maltese Falcon mug.)

Lately, I've gotten back into Smokers' Haven blends that I remember from my earlier days--Our Best Blend and Exotique. I love them both. While I was browsing there Sunday, the owner also gave me a sample of a GBD mixture from the 1950s which I'm looking forward to trying.

As to the nickname, CPT are my initials not rank; VSGs the cigars I started with. I use that nickname at Cigar Family, where I've been a member for years, and at Cigar Pass on the pipe board.

O.K. enough for this long introduction. I look forward to participating in BoB.
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Justpipes
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Age : 58
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn't understand.
Registration date : 2007-12-17

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Mon May 26, 2008 7:03 pm

Howdy CPT!
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Ol'Dawg

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Age : 71
Location : Northeast Georgia
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Mon May 26, 2008 8:11 pm

Hello and welcome to the board!

Jim
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Carlos
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Age : 60
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Mon May 26, 2008 9:13 pm

Hey CPT! Smile

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"Never turn your back on a Breen".
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J_Rock

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Age : 40
Location : Norwalk, Ohio
Registration date : 2008-01-15

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Tue May 27, 2008 9:25 am

Welcome from a fellow Ohio resident!
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Tennessee Dave

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Age : 67
Location : Dayton, Tennessee
Registration date : 2008-02-12

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Tue May 27, 2008 10:23 am

Welcome to BoB. Enjoy.
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Mikem
The Coordinator
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Age : 62
Location : Glendale, Arizona
Registration date : 2007-12-14

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Tue May 27, 2008 10:39 am

Welcome to BOB CPT. Looking forward to reading your insights to this great hobby of hours.
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Muddler

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Age : 61
Location : Pretoria, South Africa
Registration date : 2008-05-22

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Tue May 27, 2008 3:47 pm

Welcome from another newbie. In his 50's.
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CPT/VSG



Age : 65
Location : Westerville, Ohio
Registration date : 2008-05-26

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Tue May 27, 2008 4:20 pm

It's hell being a newbie at anything once you're in your 50s! Laughing
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Hermit

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

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Tue May 27, 2008 7:58 pm

CPT/VSG wrote:
It's hell being a newbie at anything once you're in your 50s! Laughing


I just started recently, but I'm making up for lost time. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Tue May 27, 2008 10:22 pm

Welcome CPT.
(I have nearly 30 years of pipe smoke behind me and I'm still trying to figure it out.) Laughing
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scottyb

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Location : Fort Gratiot, MI
Registration date : 2008-04-07

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Wed May 28, 2008 7:24 am

Welcome - Enjoy your stay!
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jeepernick
Mud Flaps
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Age : 43
Location : Good o'l Kantuk
Registration date : 2007-12-13

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Wed May 28, 2008 9:32 am

Welcome!
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Slow Puffs
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Age : 68
Location : Alberta. Canada
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Wed May 28, 2008 10:25 am

A warm welcome CPT.

Very Happy Paul
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Wet Dottle

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Location : Littleton, CO
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: Allow Me to Introduce Myself   Wed May 28, 2008 1:42 pm

Welcome to bob. You're lucky to have a great shop nearby. I love Smokers Haven's blends!!!
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