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BriarBeagle

BriarBeagle

Age : 47
Location : Laguna Niguel, CA
Registration date : 2016-11-08

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PostSubject: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptyMon Nov 04, 2019 3:52 pm

So...

I had the pleasure of attending the West Coast Pipe Show in Las Vegas this last weekend and had a blast.  Much to my surprise, Kurt Balleby was attending this year and brought a handful of pipes with him.  Mind you, I have been keeping my eye out for one of Kurt's smooth bulldogs in my size for a few years now.  I have been constantly monitoring vendor websites waiting for the day when the right pipe would surface.  As I approached his table, one pipe in particular caught my eye.  IT WAS THE ONE!  Once I had it in my hand, I didn't let go.  I had the honor and privilege of purchasing this pipe directly from Kurt after chatting with him for some time.  He was very gracious and kind, and it made the pipe purchase a memory that I will cherish for my lifetime.  I thought I'd share a photo or two with the Brothers...

Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show Balleb10

Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show Balleb11

Sweet smokes...

Beagle
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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptyMon Nov 04, 2019 4:01 pm

Oh man that is nice!
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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 70
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptyMon Nov 04, 2019 4:14 pm

That is fantastic. I can see the excitement and passion in your eyes. Congrats to you! That pipe is a beauty also.
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hobie1dog

hobie1dog

Age : 63
Location : NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptyMon Nov 04, 2019 4:27 pm

Exquisite
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptyMon Nov 04, 2019 6:04 pm

Bunch of folks from Simply Stogies went to the show. Thread is like 150 messages long. Sounds like it was a blast!

My local carver Dave Huber won pipe of the year with the snail shell pipe. Grain was beyond amazing.
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BriarBeagle

BriarBeagle

Age : 47
Location : Laguna Niguel, CA
Registration date : 2016-11-08

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptyMon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 pm

GeoffC wrote:
Bunch of folks from Simply Stogies went to the show.  Thread is like 150 messages long.  Sounds like it was a blast!

My local carver Dave Huber won pipe of the year with the snail shell pipe.  Grain was beyond amazing.

Yes, I spent some time looking at David's work and speaking to him. His snail shell pipe was impressive to say the least, as were all of his pipes. He had some incredible sculptured pieces. Very meticulous work indeed.
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MAW

MAW

Age : 56
Location : Caracas, Venezuela
Registration date : 2019-07-22

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySat Nov 09, 2019 8:07 pm

Gorgeous one that of yours, congratulations for the adquisition direct from the craver
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eggman

Age : 48
Location : West Tennessee
Registration date : 2007-12-22

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySat Nov 09, 2019 9:22 pm

That’s a awesome looking pipe. And congratulations on meeting the maker too.
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySat Nov 09, 2019 10:14 pm

That certainly is a real beauty sir, I'm jealous now, damn! Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show Theman10
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swhipple

swhipple

Age : 50
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2013-05-02

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySat Nov 09, 2019 10:41 pm

That is one nice looking pipe. Congrats!
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Stick

Stick

Age : 49
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySun Nov 10, 2019 3:19 am

Lovely story Mr Beagle, Sir. And what a pipe! I love the transition from stem to stummel. So, million dollar question, have you fired her up yet?
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Hiram-2011

Hiram-2011

Age : 41
Location : Illinois
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySun Nov 10, 2019 7:54 am

Color me jealous brother. That is a beautiful pipe.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySun Nov 10, 2019 1:59 pm

A Balleby is a big step up to the top of the artisan ladder - congratulations!
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySun Nov 10, 2019 7:53 pm

Sweet acquisition brother! Not an easy maker to come by either so super score there!

Jim
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daveinlax

daveinlax

Location : Wisconsin
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show   Bucket List Pipe at the West Coast Pipe Show EmptySun Nov 10, 2019 10:25 pm

WoW! Awesome Pipe, congratulations. Shocked
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