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Greyson

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PostSubject: Pipe finding help request   Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:57 pm

Hey guys, I was wondering if I could ask a favour of you: I have been searching for a specific pipe for a long time, the limited edition Vauen Gandalf LOTR churchwarden pipe, and I cant find it anywhere apart from ebay at 4x the original price... which I cant afford as the original price was already steep. I have checked virtually all tobacconists and pipe sellers in the UK that are available to me, and a great number in Germany and across the EU with no luck. I was wondering if you knew of a B&M that might still have one in stock, or an online retailer I haven't checked in the USA which might have one. If you did, could you let me know? I'd really appreciate the help as I think I've exhausted all the leads I have over here.
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:24 am

I only found one place that had them at a marginally reasonable price and it was on your side of the pond. I will try to find the link to them again but can't guarantee anything brother. I know it was a click off a link I originally found here somewhere.
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:50 am

was it http://www.thesmokingjacketshop.co.uk/pipes/lord-of-the-rings-vauen-pipes.html by any chance? I asked them a while back when they were still advertising having the Gandalf in stock and they said it was a clerical error and they had run out.
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:19 pm

Ugh. I was just looking at the Bilbo pipes again when I found this. I cant understand anything apart from CHURCHVARDEN, however I was fine watching it to look at the bilbo pipe, right up until about 3:40.







I don't speak German, but I'm pretty sure he's explaining why he has to own everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:07 pm

Greyson, kind of a bad time to be looking for an official LOTR pipe. I went to a tobacco shop this Monday near where my parents live. The owners have been selling copious amounts of churchwardens, most of them to the younger & just interested as their first pipes. They were laughing and at the same time wishing that LOTR movies would be released more often.
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:10 pm

I know, its what reminded me that I still dont have a churchwarden in that style, I always wanted one. Ah well, perhaps Vauen will make good on their half promise to make 'inspired by' pipes now their official licence has run out.
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Nick Fox

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:26 pm

No luck here either. I've been looking too since LOTR Fellowship came out. That's how I got my Nording rusticated Churchwarden, it was the closest I could find at Briar Patch.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:28 pm

Nick Fox wrote:
Briar Patch.

Ever go to Tobacco Road?
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Nick Fox

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:12 pm

Probably gonna sound like a newbie, but... what's Tobacco Road? Never heard of it. I used to go to Tinder Box, but the only one close by closed up about seven years ago. Sad
Since then the only place I new of relatively close was Briar Patch.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:04 pm

Nick Fox wrote:
Probably gonna sound like a newbie, but... what's Tobacco Road? Never heard of it. I used to go to Tinder Box, but the only one close by closed up about seven years ago. Sad
Since then the only place I new of relatively close was Briar Patch.

Tobacco Road is a shop in the Arden Garden area, Fulton & Marconi in the same shopping center as Trader Joe's near where the old Sac Brew was. It's a nice shop. I also shop at the Briar Patch, but I prefer the Loehman's Plaza location. I refuse to shop at the Arden Mall.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:21 am

I go to Arden, they seem pretty nice. Last time I was there i got all my pipes buffed and I'm thinking about having them re-stem my churchwarden for me
Sad there was an accident... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:35 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Nick Fox wrote:
Briar Patch.

Ever go to Tobacco Road?


Is that near Portobello rd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYBECKl0zFo


cheers Laughing sorry I couldn't resist

I am looking for the pipe, I have a link somewhere
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:05 am

Greyson, see if The Rev will make one for you!
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:53 am

Yeah that had occurred to me also... and I was going to ask around artisans when everyone seemed to be hitting the same brick wall in the search that I was. Unfortunately... I have now spent the money I had for it on a secret project that I shall reveal if it makes it across the Atlantic to me.

Nothing to see here. Suspect
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:32 am

Ooooooh, very mysterious, nah, soddit, that's just annoying, spill the beans grasshopper of it's the 'comfy chair' for you old chap!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:13 am

Greyson,

By some chance have you thought about taking one of your bent briars and asking someone on here to make a churchwarden stem for it?

Then you could have a short and long stem(Similar to a Stanwells Hans Christian Andersen approach) but more personal.

I have done this with two of my freehand Meers and the outcomes were great!
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:31 am

Kirk Fitzgerald wrote:
Ooooooh, very mysterious, nah, soddit, that's just annoying, spill the beans grasshopper of it's the 'comfy chair' for you old chap!!


Well, I cant show it until I've got it, and I've had a lot of experience losing stuff in shipping so I don't count on anything until its actually in my hand. I'll show it off if it all works out!




PipeDragon wrote:
By some chance have you thought about taking one of your bent briars and asking someone on here to make a churchwarden stem for it?


Yep, I'm looking at that now, glad to hear its a viable alternative.
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:11 pm

Well... here is what I was being cryptic about, and it very nearly didn't get to me in the end! Apologies for any annoyance I caused Smile

My churchwarden solution
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe finding help request   Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:12 pm

No annoyance caused for me Bud, definitely worth the wait, that pipe is freakin awesome. cheers cheers
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