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  1. Brunello

    Your Go-To Summer Blends

    Okay, it's been awhile since we had a survey: What are your three favorite blends for the warmer weather?? I have three year round favorites - Wilke 400 and two DIY blends (Benediction and Bear Caw), but to these, besides always trying new things, I supplement with seasonal favorites in the...
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    I'm not buying any more jars!!

    Went to the store to buy another dozen wide-mouth half-pint jars in preparation for some new tobaccos due to arrive. The store was out (I guess it's off seasons for the canning crowd), but I got to thinking about where I would even put any more jars other than in some really inconvenient...
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    New Display of Favorites

    Reorganized my display shelf so that I have all my favorite pipe and baccy combos ready at hand. The idea of having a pipe dedicated to one or two specific blends is not so much to build "cake resonance" as some sources have discussed, but just so that when I have an hour break to grab a pipe I...
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    Your Favorite Sweet & Smoky Blends

    What are some of your favorite sweet & smoky blends? Mostly talking about Burley or dark-fired blends with some sweetness, not so much about aromatic English blends ( I've had good luck finding those). Most blends with any noticeable sweetness are usually aromatics that are made from...
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    Comoy Prince 337 for sale.

    SOLD Comoy Tradition (France) 337 Prince for sale. $45.00 including shipping and 1-ounce sample of 1994 vintage Samuel Gawith Skiff to get you started! Actually, I never used Latakia blends in this pipe, mostly Orlik Golden Slice or light Virginias. If you prefer I can send 1-ounce sample of...
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    Pipe stand and two pipes for sale

    Continuing the reconfiguration of my collection and display (will post pic soon), meanwhile these items are offered. Pipe stand ($15), Lane Executive pipe ($25) Golden Gate pipe ($15). All three to the same address for $50. As usual, prices include shipping. PayPal, cash or check. Edit: PIPE...
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    More Pipes for Sale, part 2

    Getting down to the last of what I'm willing to let go. Prices include shipping (U.S.). PayPal, cash, or check. Also willing to consider trade if you have a 9mm pipe you don't care to keep - I need one to dedicate to Lakelands and stinkers like 1792 that I don't want to use in my good briars...
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    More Pipes for Sale, part 1

    The culling continues as I build my war chest for a special pipe. Prices include shipping (U.S.). PayPal, check, cash, gold bullion . . . St. Ives Acorn with sterling silver band. $25 Chamber = 21 mm x 37 mm. Original owner, purchased 1979 at Tinder Box, this line supposedly made by...
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    Blends that are better in low humidity or high humidity

    Back on Jan 9 I posted about how I reacted differently to a blend I know well when my nasal passages were dried up. Well, it happened again today. and I'd like to explore this further if others care to share their experiences. Here's the original post: So, last night I forgot to turn on the...
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    The Elusive Character of Balkan Sobranie

    In another thread on Esotorica and casings RSteve pulls up some good information which got me to thinking about Balkan Sobranie. First the quote, then my mental connection with Balkan Sobranie: Like many enthusiasts I have tried every tobacco that anybody has ever said reminded them of Balkan...
  11. Brunello

    Churchwarden for Sale

    Mr. Brog Regata Churchwarden $15 including shipping (within U.S.) This was made by Bracownia Tajek, Poland and cost only $50 bucks when new, so probably not for the connoisseurs among you. Still, I've only used it three times, so it might have value to somebody curious about churchwardens...
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    Lion Meer for sale

    Lion Meerschaum $30 including shipping to lower 48. To get you started I also include samples of two of my blends: Lion's Pride and Lion's Roar! (based off of RSteve's full English recipe). Trying to thin out pipes that I rarely use. I don't think I touched this at all last year. Chamber has a...
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    Two Rhodos for sale

    Two fanciful Rhodesian style pipes $25 each, or both for $40 including shipping to lower 48. PayPal preferred, or cash or check. Pipe stands and staging props not included. The Molina was only smoked four times, just not comfortable in my hand, maybe work better for somebody else. The Nording...
  14. Brunello

    Two Books: Ten Bucks

    Two good pipe books here for $10 including shipping to lower 48. I've read them twice and absorbed about as much as I'm going to. One is a hard cover with tons of quality photos (though it's bittersweet to see photos of amazing pipe shops in London and Paris that are now long gone). The other...
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    Two GBD pipes for sale

    This will be my second to last posting of pipes for sale as I reorganize my collection. Two GBD pipes from the 70's made in London. Although I am the original owner I don't have box or socks for either - will use bubble wrap in a cardboard box to ship. Don't know why the pics came out so dark...
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    Pipes for Sale: Odds n' Ends

    Nine pipes pictured here for $20 including shopping to lower 48. These are all low value pipes, but maybe they'll have some value to somebody as beaters or curiosities. Hey, they interested me enough at one time that I bought them. Lightly used, the Panama Jack has a very soft plastic bit so...
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    Tobaccos to trade or sell: Round Three

    Since I've received several PMs asking about an updated list, here it is. 1 ounce samples, 5 for $10 including shipping to the lower 48. (Do we even have any members in Hawaii or Alaska that I'm excluding?). Cash or PayPal preferred. Anyway, drum roll . . .
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    Buying pipes from out of country suppliers

    A quick search on the BoB archives shows some glowing endorsements for AlPascia in Italy. I'm looking at a Radice on that site. But I haven't had the best luck buying out of country. A non-pipe related purchase from Italy got a huge $180 fine. And after a Mr. Brog purchase from Poland I...
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    Pipe sighting in Netflix "Anne with an E"

    Every evening RH Thomson's character Matthew Cuthbert smokes a pipe by the fireplace. Must not have any Latakia as the other two actresses in the same room don't seem bothered. Looks like a quarter bent Ashton Brindle to me, but maybe somebody with freeze frame capability or a sharper eye knows...
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    BoB Annual "outta yer Gourd" Day?

    I thought it might be interesting to have an annual Get Out Your Gourd Day, where if we can agree on a date, all members who have a gourd (and probably rarely use them) will post about what they've fired up in the beasties. If the idea takes, we could have an annual Meer Day, Cob Day, Morta Day...
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