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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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    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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    Philly's Morley's PC Wednesday 18Mar 7:00pm - cancelled

    Another casualty of the COVID19: our fine venue Pen & Pencil is shut the time being. So no March Morley's. Hopefully April will bring relief. hp les
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    GLPease Meridian

    Yo smo If you have a scale (accurate to a tenth of a gram ideally), try weighing the 2 tins. That type of aluminum tin with the pull top rarely gets compromised. Personally, I like my tobacco pretty dry, almost crispy. I get better flavors, easier lighting and burn and less chance of mold...
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    Philly's Morley's PC Wednesday 12Feb 7:00pm

    February's Morley's will be early this leap month: in fact it's next week, on Wednesday the 12th. Pen & Pencil Club as usual at 7:00, though the doors open at 6:30. Hot food and drinks will be dispensed by Shannon. The week after will the IPSD, on Thursday the 20th. Some of us will join the NJ...
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    If you are wanting a pipe from Sante's estate

    one of his very good friends is helping out his widow. He has been putting them, a few at a time, on EBay. His Seller name is lumpyslures (mind the 2 "S"'s) and for a non-pipe guy he does a pretty good job of describing and photographing Sante's gorgeous pipes. He is first rate in...
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    Philly's Morley's PC Wednesday 15Jan 7:00pm

    Our first meeting of the decade will be the third Wednesday, 15Jan.  As usual we will be at the Pen & Pencil Club at 7:00pm, for pipes, conversations, served drinks and hot cooked to order meals.  What is not usual is that our bartender and manager Dan Kenney will not be there - he passed away...
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    Philly's Morley's PC Wednesday 18Dec 7:00pm

    Due to holiday scheduling, December's Morley's is this Wednesday, the 18th, rather than the usual 3rd Thursday.  A couple cars' worth of members went up to the Northeast Slow Smoke Event/Kaywoodie Holiday Party, resulting in some goodies coming home.  Bill Bell also went to the PSD meetup at...
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    Philly's Morley's PC Thursday 14Nov 7:00pm

    November's Morley's will be next week, the second Thursday 14Nov due to holiday scheduling. At the Pen & Pencil Club as usual, 7:00pm. Those planning to go to the Kaywoodie Holiday Slow Smoking event on 14Dec can organize car pools. hp les