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JimInks

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PostSubject: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:11 am

I had a big surprise at the West Coast Pipe Show this weekend. My friend Sablebrush, who gifted me the Conrad I have this past January, brought the other one he owned so I could see it. After holding it and drooling for a few minutes, Jesse said, "Smoke it." I said, "Really? Are you sure?" He said "Of course, go ahead." The guys at the table (Richard Gray and Jon Guss) teased me a little at the pure joy on my face as I smoked. I told him later I wanted to show it to Dennis, a well known collector and seller of Charatans, so Jesse said to hold on to it until then. The next morning (Sunday), Jesse said I should smoke another bowl in it, so I did. The word spread that I was smoking a William Conrad pipe and few people came over to me to see it. I showed it to Dennis Congos and the fellow (sorry, I can't recall his name) working his table with him. They were very impressed to finally see a Charatan owned by Conrad. The other guy wanted to know if it was for sale, and I was told to tell anyone who asked that it was not. I know he was disappointed.

Later on, when I was still smoking it, I was sitting with a few friends, and Jesse said that pipe really looked good on me. I smiled, and then he said, "You should own it." Well, shock, awe, surprise, and elation in interchangeable degrees must have registered on my face because it seemed to me that Richard and Jon were enjoying the moment quite a bit. Of course, I don't think they could have been as happy as I was, but it sure feels great to have good friends being very happy for you. And now, I own two William Conrad pipes. Wow!

Pics to come.
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PostSubject: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:55 am

WOW. That's great, Jim. Congrats.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:45 am

I enjoyed the retelling of that Jim! Thank you for sharing and looking forward to the posting of the pics!
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:20 am

No pictures? Didn't happen!
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:06 pm

I have never seen photos of Conrad's (William, not Joseph) pipe collection, en masse. Wonder if any exist?

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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:11 pm

That is awesome, Jim! Congrats! cheers cheers cheers

BTW, you may have addressed it in another thread somewhere that I missed, but what blends did William Conrad smoke?
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JimInks

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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:18 pm

Simple Man wrote:
That is awesome, Jim! Congrats! cheers cheers cheers

BTW, you may have addressed it in another thread somewhere that I missed, but what blends did William Conrad smoke?

I've heard Amphora Full, and I've also heard he smoked a lot of Dunhill blends over time.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:01 pm

Here's the pipe:



Here I am with Sablebrush after he gave me the pipe:


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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:47 pm

Cool! Is that not the same pipe in the TV Guide picture??? Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:48 pm

Jim that is the coolest ! Congrats! And great photo!
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:49 pm

Simple Man wrote:
Cool! Is that not the same pipe in the TV Guide picture??? Cool

I can't decide. I say "No", then I say "Maybe". A few people who have seen it go either direction. I'd like to hear what people here think.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:51 pm

JimInks wrote:
Simple Man wrote:
Cool! Is that not the same pipe in the TV Guide picture??? Cool

I can't decide. I say "No", then I say "Maybe". A few people who have seen it go either direction. I'd like to hear what people here think.

It seriously looks like it to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:46 pm

From the photo of the pipe by itself, I would have said 'probably not;' but from the second photo, it looks like either the same pipe or a near-twin
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:00 am

Wow, that is fantastic. Congratulations!
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's Latest William Conrad Pipe Acquisition.   Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:52 pm

That is awesome Jim!! Also a beautiful pipe. You look like the kid that got all the candy from the candy shop in your pic.
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