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193 Winslows in 1 drawer

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  1. arno665

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    Finally a member of the Dutch/Belgian Pipe Smokers Forum decided to make proper pipe-racks for his 193 high grade Winslow pipes (most of them Group A, Private Collection or Unique grade!). Before he had them all in just 1 big drawer!

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    A case of too much money not enough sense. Why wouldn't you invest in nice racks for such nice pipes beforehand?

    Jason
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    Jeez... doesn't think very much of his pipes now does he.

    ~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~
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    I parked my Bugatti in a lean-to out back for years. Until I had to move it outside to make room for the Diablo Lamborghini.

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    Did he smoke any of those pipes or just collect them? If not, what did he smoke?

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    I just want as many as I can grab with one hand...maybe both hands. It boggles the mind to put a $ value on that drawer.

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    I don't think the pipes are hurt by storing them that way, are they? It's certainly a compelling image. I like it!

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    I just smoke them once and then toss them. Ewww, who would want to smoke a pipe that had already been used? Gross.

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    Ewww, who would want to smoke a pipe that had already been used? Gross.

    Funny you should say that as there is a member here who feels exactly that way!
    I can't for the life of me remember his username, but he stated that exact feeling about estate pipes several months ago.

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    That'd make a cool picture for a den and those could be his cheap pipes.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Ha, this is my new desktop wallpaper.

    Michael
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    Ha, this is my new desktop wallpaper.

    You know - cropped in just a bit, that's a brilliant idea! It's the only way I'm ever gonna see that many Winslow's at my house. (I have one).

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    Ha, this is my new desktop wallpaper.

    Once cropped... not a bad idea!

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    Did he smoke any of those pipes or just collect them? If not, what did he smoke?

    He smokes them all. Once in a couple of months he grabs out about 6 Winslows from his collection and smokes those. Then he puts them back and picks out other ones etc. etc.

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    Just goes to show... you can still be a codger when you spend a fair amount on a pipe.

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    Great idea on the wallpaper. Can't imagine how he keeps his guns, cutlery, eggs?????? Makes you shudder!

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    Picture of them in a rack?

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    193 Winslows in a box.
    193 Winslow cool pipes.
    Take one out, pass it about.
    192 Winslows in a box.

    Viewing with alarm since 1948.
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    He is still busy with the racks:

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    I love this rack (funny that as I get older this phrase has taken on a whole new meaning). The simplicity of design and the fact that pattern can change at the pipe owner's will is not only functional, its artistic. Lovely!

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    Gee, I need a rack setup like that. How are the clips being held in place? Magnets?

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    I have started storing my pipes a little different. The pipes with Lucite/acrylic stems go in a rack, but pipes with vulcanite stems get stored in their pipe socks in a cabinet with drawers. This keeps them from oxidizing which they will do over time if they are out in the sunlight. That being said to pile them in a drawer where they will get all scratched up is just wrong.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    Nice rack, as I always say.

    Eric
    Posted 4 years ago #
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    And this the current situation:

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    Been considering converting an old gun rack my dad left to me into something like that.

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    Posted 4 years ago #
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    Thanks for the update! Its an interesting display

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    All of them pipes look like they are first class.

    That is a lot of pipes from a single maker, quite a fan...it looks like some nice stuff, Winslow is an understudy of Preben Holm..nuff said!

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