- May 28, 2014
After one years furious buying I have now reached 70 pipes, all but a few from ebay and only two new. Its been great fun and I have learnt a lot:
I have never spent more than £30, but its a false economy as I wish I had some money now for a Castello instead.
Always check the sizes as I've accidentally bought huge and tiny pipes by accident.
I have twice bought transitional Barlings miss labelled.
None of the big name pipe have been extra special.
I dont like bent pipes, I do like bent pipes.
Forum members make things worse, encouraging further purchases.
Show us your..... threads lead directly to buying frenzy.
There are still many brands, shapes, finishes and nationalities to try. Some will have to be sold now as I want a Peterson system, Peterson army mount, Stanwell, Kaywoodie, Tsuge, Churchwarden and one freehand.
I have started many collections and now need to stock take and stop buying ( I am currently bidding on a few).
My rotation is only twelve pipes.