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    BROKEN PIPE / Dick "Chief Catoonah" Silverman

    Dick was a great guy. He was just immensely likeable. He will be missed in our community.
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    New Book on Comoy Blue Ribands

    Thanks! I hope I've fixed the links so that it works now. Gosh, I hope not. It seems to me that they have gone up a lot already.
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    New Book on Comoy Blue Ribands

    My new book on Comoy's Blue Ribands will be released at the Chicago Show in May. This was really a labor of love and a huge amount of work, but I think it was worth it. If you want to learn more about the book and what's included in its contents go here...
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    This is One Wicked Poker!

    I love it. It makes me smile. I'm not sure I'd smoke it, however.
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    What a wonderful gesture by my Brothers

    Kirk and Ken, I really don't mean to stir trouble or make accusations. It seems that it is impossible to know the whole story, so I will just be quiet now.
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    What a wonderful gesture by my Brothers

    No matter where a pipemaker gets briar, there can always be problems. Briar is an unpredictable and frustrating medium. In working on this year's Passion for Pipes POY, Jack Howell had 10 blocks in a row that had to be discarded because of flaws. There are a couple that might be able to be made...
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    I would like your opinion

    Yak's correct here. I would go a bit further. My experience is that one cannot make any smoked pipe feel unsmoked, no matter how much sanding of the bowl occurs. Smoke leaves readily discernible traces in the shank that are almost impossible to completely eradicate. Even alcohol-soaked pipe...
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    I would like your opinion

    Andy, I really respect how you handled this issue, particularly in not assuming the worst about the seller, then shooting first and asking questions later.
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    I can't believe what this sold for.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CORNELIUS-MANZ-GERMANY-PIPE-UNSMOKED-/380650841412?nma=true&si=%252FdAgEbnfk3hkrxBEDB9EsdQLENM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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    If there's anything better than this, I don't want to know.

    Andy, that is just too cool. I've never seen a bulldog cob before, banded and everything. I wonder how long these were made? Is this a Missouri Meerschaum? Is there any way to tell what it is?
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    Greetings from Wyoming

    Good to see someone here from my home state. This is a great community.
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    Motorcycle madness

    I rode from the the time I was 16 until I was 44. Upon seeing how people drive here in Washington, DC, I decided I wouldn't have a chance of survival here. I miss riding terribly, but I'm still alive.
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    If there's anything better than this, I don't want to know.

    There's nothing better than finding a magic pairing. I don't have a 40-year old cob, but I've got one that's fairly well-seasoned. I can't wait to give it a go.
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    Need a Blue Riband Pipe Box

    Help me understand why. I'm creating a document that is historical and document in nature. I'm not selling anything nor am I a retailer.
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    Need a Blue Riband Pipe Box

    I'm going to be showing my Comoy Blue Riband pipe collection at next year's Chicago show. As a part of the exhibition, I'm developing a catalog of the collection, and I need to borrow or buy a Blue Riband pipe box. I was sure I had one but I cannot for the life of me find one. Does anyone have...
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