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    Bengal Slices

    Yo Ste If'n you're jonesing for the old Sobranies, try the great Russ Oullette's Black House and White Knight. A few years ago the Guss brothers organized the Chicago Show showdown, more of a slam, really. They bought one of Pipestud's vintage 759 tins and sent it to Russ and Mike McNeil...
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    Bengal Slices

    Yo Ste If'n you're jonesing for the old Balkan Sobranies, check out the great Russ Ouellette's White Knight and Black House. The Chicago CCPC had a showdown, or maybe slam, a few years ago whereby Russ and the McNeils were given some vintage 759 (my preference back in the 60s and 70s. Russ...
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    Fishnbanjo Morta

    Yo BB - wow, on several counts! I treasure the Becker (Federico), Gamboni and bamboo fly rod that I got from Sante. LMK if/when you decide that delicious Rad morta is too small for you. hp les
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    Am I crazy, or…

    Yo Gtr - no duds in your list. The age thang probably has much more to do with actual age and supply chain than brands there. Stokkebye and C&D turn over in inventory very quickly these days, especially from the big Etailers. (In)famously you can often find a newly received tin of C&D with...
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    fishbanjo's Orvis pipe

    Actually probably made by Nachwalter. Any interest? hp and tl les
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    Fans of cobs wanting a momento from Sante's stash

    Yo BH - sorry the link doesn't work for you. It's fine on my Chromebook. The link is to the EBay listing for that Aristocob. hp les
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    Fans of cobs wanting a momento from Sante's stash

    I was talking with DanL and he's moving from EBaying Sante's marvelous briars to the banana box of Sante's cobs. Some of them might be random, but Sante was a collector of the first water. So a number of the cobs are unusual specimens. Those of us who treasure Sante's memory, as well as his...
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    Yo Rd - you referred to a pipe maker who committed suicide. Sounds sad, though I don't know the...

    Yo Rd - you referred to a pipe maker who committed suicide. Sounds sad, though I don't know the circumstances. Who was he/she? hp les
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    For Those of Us Who Have Reached Age 70

    Actually, at 76 I'm in better shape than when I retired 16 years ago. Being on the road 2/3 of the time and dealing with jet lag, restaurant food, and weird schedules takes a toll on health. At least till COVID, I actually was going to the gym once a week or so once I retired. I attribute...
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    WHAT DO YOU COLLECT OTHER THEN TOBACCO & PIPES

    Yo RD - I guess the late Sante Giuliani, aka Fishnbanjo, never saw this thread. He was a kindred soul who curated a world class collection of bamboo fly rods. In fact, given the synergy of pipe smoking and fly fishing, I'm surprised no one else popped on here to talk about his/her fly gear...
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    Sante's stash - Round 1

    Yo BH - thanks for the hints. I edited OP to reflect your thoughts. Update: 1, McClelland Blackwoods flake 2014 100 G. $80 --- SOLD 2, McClelland Oriental mix no. 14 . 2005 50 G. $50 3, Exotique mix, Smokers Haven 2013 2 oz. $40 --- pending 4, G. L. Pease , Telegraph Hill 2014 2 oz. $35...
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    Sante's stash - Round 1

    Ooops - I'm topped out on Messages, so don't PM me. Just post your druthers here and I will contact you via EMail, a text or whatever. Shipping will be handled by Dan, and he does international on other stuff. The Blackwoods and MacBaren Club are gone. hp les
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    Sante's stash - Round 1

    1, McClelland Blackwoods flake 2014 100 G. $80 2, McClelland Oriental mix no. 14 . 2005 50 G. $50 3, Exotique mix, Smokers Haven 2013 2 oz. $40 4, G. L. Pease , Telegraph Hill 2014 2 oz. $35 5, G. L. Pease , Abingdon Mixture 2009 8 oz. $80 6, Dunhill , Ye Olde Signe 50 G. assuming ~'13-'18...
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    Sante's pipes

    Yo Brothers - DanL has been doing a fine job of helping Eileen, Sante's widow, with finding new homes for Sante's fly rods and pipes. But not being a pipe smoker, Dan has little background on tobacco. I've been giving them a hand, starting with the tins, since using Sante's original purchase...
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    I'm still alive, I swear!

    Yo David When Pen & Pencil reopens, and Morley's starts meeting again, it'd be great if you come on over. You know the drill. We have some new members, mostly younger, but you will know at least half of us veterans. We've been getting into HUs, and until Danish Pipe Shop quit shipping to the...
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