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peckinpahhombre

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The wife was looking for Christmas gift ideas for me, so I pointed her to the baccyflaps at Reborn Briar. Ordered last week and two are on the way. I am excited to get my hands on these little pipe accessories of yesteryear. The wife told me if I open the package before she gets to it and hides the baccyflaps away she will break my fingers.

 

pruss

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Those are pretty cool looking, although on a cursory glance they could easily be mistaken for a makeup compact...
-- Pat

 

peckinpahhombre

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Damn Pat, never thought of that. I think it's too late to cancel. Then again, my pipe bag does look like a purse . . .

 

sergemoat

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I've been thinking about having a machinist copy one of these into aluminum for a more modern take.

 

damnyak

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@Peck, I picked up a couple Baccyflaps last year with full intent of using them while out in the bush etc. Well turns out they are to much of a collectors item and just very neat to chance breaking the Bakelite.
Ended up getting one of these for hiking...and I have actually used the magnifying glass to light my pipe on sunny days.


 

misterlowercase

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Awesome man! You should be excited, those things are just too cool.
...on the second night of Christams my true love gave to me 2 Baccyflaps

:D

A wonderful wife!

Don't make her break yer fingers! LOL
I've been wanting one of those for a while, but I usually lose on the auctions, then I forget about them, and now they're back on my mind - but Alan has a great selection of them, most of his have a nice "swirl grain" on the bakelite...
...at some point, these things skyrocketed in value, like dig this old Pipestud auction,

WUNUP ORIGINAL BACCY FLAP HIGHLY COLLECTABLE AND RARE! - PIPE STUD

...sold for $230 all said and done, yowza!
Now I'll be back on the lookout, they're just too cool.
Congrats and Merry Christmas!
Neal Archer Roan did a nice blog article about 'em,

http://www.apassionforpipes.com/neills-blog/2010/11/6/the-elusive-baccyflap.html
Here's an old Parker brochure that shows 'em,


Did you get a Parker or Wunup version?

 

damnyak

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Jul 14, 2012
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Mine is solid brass, but you can get copper and German Silver.
They are replicas of early Hudson Bay Company Trader's tobacco tin / tinder box. They have a built in magnifying glass to start fire and your pipe.

 
Jan 28, 2013
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@damnyak what is that thing?
Oops I let the page set to long.
Looks like you can get them direct from the manufacturer:
http://www.tdcmfgstore.com/agora.cgi?cart_id=40844065.29596&p_id=B1H&xm=on&ppinc=search2

 

okiescout

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The Hudson Bay Company Trader's tobacco tin can be ordered from most shops, retailers, etc who sell pre 1840 re-enactment goods.