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saltedplug

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Jul 24, 2016
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An enterprising smoker, when I saw the sale I dutifully scanned most of these hundred pipes, until I found one for which I would yield $191.00, a Castello Old Antiquari stack spigot featuring what I would call branch grain. All that chamber and an interesting sandblast weighing only 36g. In pursuit of a pipe I really wanted I passed by a half-dozen contenders, continuing to look until I found the one, pushing the process to yes, I really want it, but no, I'm not going to spend the money. In the years of my association with pipes, pipe tobacco and cigars I've probably spent 50K, about $600.00 this year. Just now it feels better to say no rather than yes, which is easily said given plenty of briars, cobs and a copious cellar.

 

mlb55

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Nov 15, 2016
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I know how you feel - I've kinda been the same way myself recently.
I keep looking at pipes online, and find ones that check all the boxes for me, but then decide I can live with what I already have. There's something that feels good about that.
I *do* like that Castello you were contemplating, though.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Jan 8, 2013
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Yes. I missed one too, sadly. This game isn't designed for the hemmers and hawers.
I can't tell you how many times I lost a pipe because when I finally made up my mind, it was gone :lol: That being said, I saw a Peterson yesterday that I decided I'd wait on, went back just now and all but one Peterson have sold. That's what I get for hemming and hawing.