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    Crocs=High Fashion

    Here's a nice pair shown with my A. H. Fox 1924 A Grade 16ga; fox on socks on Fox. If I wore 'em with my crocs, it would be...well, you know. Apologies to Dr. Seuss...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Last night: Squadron Leader in a Pete Mark Twain, couple of fingers of Lagavulin...
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    Some accessories

    I've been wanting a pipe cleaner sleeve with some class to replace the vinyl one I got from a defunct pipe shop maybe 50 years ago (surprised it's still rolling but it is!). I found this one on Etsy from a place called Northwest Gentleman. Great quality in a variety of leathers/finishes; I...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Nice! Cool old Hilson; I still have several Hilsons in my rack; I've always liked their interesting variations on pretty traditional shapes.
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    My Observations on the Subject of the P'Lip

    I had a Wellington pipe years ago. I may be wrong about this, but it seems to me that the hole on the Wellingtons comes straight out and it not canted to the top of the button like a Peterson p-lip. Of course, this is through the fog of quite a few years, so...?
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    A bit of Figgy Pudding in a Pete 1S...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Some old 965 in a Medley (GBD second) square-shank Canadian...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    When I found McClellands British Woods I knew I had finally found - after years of searching - my Arcadia (see Sir James Barrie's My Lady Nicotine). When my stash of that is gone I just may give up my pipes all together.
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    I have a Shamrock in the 999 shape and a Shamrock billiard with a beautiful cross grain that that may have the tightest birdseye on both sides of the bowl of any Pete I own. It's funny how pipes that might have been relegated to lower status or even seconds back in the day might be a first...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Took my little Winston 3wt out in search of a few 'gills and they liked a black pheasant tail nymph... BUT...so did a cat; I'm guessing he'd go 22-24". I was afraid this might happen - lots of them in this lake - and I was kinda worried about the little rod; he bent it at least double a few...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Figgy Pudding in an old Pete billiard while out tossing a few flies today...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Sir Walter and a Pete Shamrock 999...
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    Buying Anything on Ebay Can Be A Pain in the Rear

    My two ebay horror stories: 1) I sold a beautiful vintage sheepskin coat. The buyer complained because it had one small smudge near the hem, and one of the threads on a sleeve seam was broken; a five minute repair at worst. But because of ebays policy the guy was able to claim that it was...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    McClelland's British Woods, Peterson SH Squire...
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    JimInks

    There's a great article on "our own" JimInks on today's Smokingpipes Daily Reader, although maybe I'm the only person here who didn't already know all about this talented fellow. Interesting read and showcases just some of his talents. And Jim, if you read this, regards from one MFA to...
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