Disappointed in a Peterson

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Idlefellow

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It seems I am destined NOT to own this pipe! It's been a month since I placed the order (from England) and the last tracking update was May 22. I fear it's lost; I filed a request for a refund today :cry: .
 

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Well wonder of wonders! Shortly after I filed for a refund the tracking picked up, and the pipe arrived yesterday! It's nicely grained, although typical of Peterson's offerings it doesn't carry through evenly on the pipe, but there is figure throughout. I can't see any obvious fills or laws. I really did like the Terra Cotta finish, but as it stands, I'm OK with this one...

 

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I have a Petersen poker, I believe it was part of a Mark Twain set - and as I love the poker shape, i have smoked it, but not a great deal. To my dismay, the lacquer (I assume that is what it is) has gotten cloudy at the intersection of the stummell and the bowl - and has turned milky white. I assume the heat has turned it, but good grief - the top side? Well what was a very pretty pipe looks like ass - for what this set costs, I expected better. I have a couple of Petersens from the 80’s and they are spectacular, but I am not going to plunk down for another any time soon.
 

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I have a Petersen poker, I believe it was part of a Mark Twain set - and as I love the poker shape, i have smoked it, but not a great deal. To my dismay, the lacquer (I assume that is what it is) has gotten cloudy at the intersection of the stummell and the bowl - and has turned milky white. I assume the heat has turned it, but good grief - the top side? Well what was a very pretty pipe looks like ass - for what this set costs, I expected better. I have a couple of Petersens from the 80’s and they are spectacular, but I am not going to plunk down for another any time soon.

Sounds like it's time to get out the varying grit sandpapers...
 
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