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$220,000,000 Pipe Tamper

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  1. georged

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    I won the Powerball last week, and decided this morning to spend my winnings on a pipe tamper.

    A very special pipe tamper, obviously. A guy I know's friend's mother's uncle heard someone say that it had once been owned buy a guy who lived in North Dakota, and I know for a fact that a girl who petted Sixten Ivarsson's granddaughter's Malamute in a dog park in 1997 was BORN in North Dakota. So, duh, right?

    Knowing all that---and had you just won $220 mil---I'm sure you would have had to own it too.

    Ready? Here it is:

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    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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  2. pipestud

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    That's a must have, alright. Congrats Georged!

    Pipestud
    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. sablebrush52

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    With a provenance like that, how could you go wrong?

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    Such fine craftsmanship, who's the artisan?

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. jaytex969

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    It looks too big.

    On my screen, it's about 8" long and the blade is wider than most of my chambers.

    Maybe you can split it vertically and have two $110M tampers?

    Congrats, though...

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. olkofri

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    Such fine craftsmanship, who's the artisan?

    Ping Pang Cheng from the PRC whose friend's wife's kid is an eBayer extraordinaire.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. briarblues

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    George, better keep the records for later when you sell at it.

    Chasing - I'd say by the style and shape it's probably a very rare Ma Deinc Hina one. I am sure I have one similar, but it was a knock of done by CZ Ech.

    Regards
    Michael J. Glukler

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. georged

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    After all the fuss on that other thread about the Chronograph (Cartographer? Curmugeon? something like that) pipe, I'm glad to see everyone now gets it. $6500 for one of those just doesn't have enough scale of contrast to be truly memorable, while 220 mil for a couple inches of 3rd rate Asian aluminum absolutely does.

    This is such a happy day! Not only did winning the lottery allow me to buy the tamper of my dreams, but I've personally witnessed The World of Pipe Smokers evolve to a higher plane of artistic understanding in a single afternoon.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. brian64

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    Such fine craftsmanship, who's the artisan?

    Behold the man himself at work...he also transforms the shovel concept into these breathtaking works of art:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbK5X235b4Y

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Absolutely stunning! Most beautiful tamper I've ever seen!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. leatherman

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    What a waste of money! Just use rolled up 100 dollar bills like the rest of us!

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  12. condorlover1

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    Thats a real winner. If you are thinking of opening a gallery I could sell you a couple more to average down your price!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    After examining it closely on my iPhone screen I can definitely state that is a copy of the original. I see "cosmic's" tool marks all over it. I doubt it ever saw North Dakota.

    Moneys well spent otherwise. Although someone will no doubt say you are sick. But, you were mostly likely a bit askew before the big win.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    OMG!!! It's a Holy Grail Pipe Nail....

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Could someone please calculate how many cobs could be purchased for that money? Or supercars, whichever is easier.

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    Could someone please calculate how many cobs could be purchased for that money?

    18,333,333 MM Mark Twains

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Perhaps his most peculiar expense is the $5 million he says he spent to fulfill friend Hunter S. Thompson's dream of having his ashes "blast from a specially made cannon" over Aspen, Colorado, following the writer's death in 2005.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/johnny-depp-money-spending-habits-2017-5

    You just gotta forgive all of the other excesses because of that.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    At least you have a pipe nail to show for it. You might have invested that $200M with Bernie Madoff.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. renfield

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    I feel bad. I use a piece of spent fuel rod from the Nautilus nuclear sub that helped propel the boat under the North Pole. It really pales in comparison to that objet de art.

    Ren

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Shoot that over to me in Maryland and I'll polish it for you.

    Al

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    What!?! After being smoothed for three years by being rubbed by 70 virgin's thighs.... Are you nuts??

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  23. didimauw

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    Georged...you only own one? Psh that's nothing...I have THREE of those.

    Bow down to me! Haha

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. georged

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    Posted 1 year ago #

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