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A Very Generous Suprise Package.

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  • Started 2 months ago by didimauw
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  1. didimauw

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    So I have been expecting another pound of Cornell & Diehl Briar Fox, which arrived today. What I didn't expect is what was behind that, in the mail box.

    And opened, this what was inside.

    I had asked a certain member ( who I won't name untill he gives me permisson, or posts here) regarding a tamper and hoping to purchase one some day.

    And before doing any kind of purchase, this appeared in the box.

    Some members will know who I'm talking about now.

    Absolutely amazing craftsmanship. The time and effort put into this tamper is beyond words. This is one I will use every day and truly cherish. Unbelievable. It makes any tamper I've made look like child's play. ( I must admit, he's the reason I even started attempting to make a tamper in the first place)

    And that's not all! Then I look at the lighter placed next to it.

    Which I have never owned or seen one in person. A Dunhill trench lighter. Still trying to find out a date. It will be the star of my small lighter collection.

    And then I picked up the briar stummel sitting there.

    Wasn't sure at first what to think of it untill I turned it over.

    Hands shaking, speechless amazement.
    Then I grabbed the piece of paper inside the box and the stem fell out.

    Another beautiful project Dunhill!!!!! I can't wait to start cleaning it up and taking a closer look at it. ( I should say, I didn't wait long...hint hint)
    Date anyone? I'm still a newb at this.

    And then the note that the stem was placed in.

    This package made my day. My week. My month even.

    And a thank you to the sender, not only for the amazing gifts, but also for the kind words about my last Dunhill adventure. This one will be even more special.

    "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 2 months ago #
  2. anthonyrosenthal74

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    That tamper certainly looks familiar Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the heck out of all of that! And well done to the gifter!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. redglow

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    That is quite the “care package”. Congratulations!

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    Congratulations didi! Enjoy all of it.

    Javan
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    That’s a wonderful story. Congratulations and enjoy.

    Neal
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Hmm who here makes tampers?

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Congrats. That is so cool. Thumbs up to the sender.

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    Very cool. Enjoy the restoration project.

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    That tamper certainly looks familiar

    It do indeed. Didi, MAJOR score for you, & major hat-tip to your gifter too!

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    That is beautiful, this forum is beautiful...

    Don

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. jpmcwjr

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    Holy Cow! That's terrific. A brand new bling and incredible historical notes. The lighter- were they generally painted so they wouldn't reflect?

    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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  12. mso489

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    Super cool. That is a really appealing vintage Dunhill; I'm not a Dunhill guy, but that one caught my attention.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Awesome on both of you. Looks like a real treasure.

    Michael
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Wow that’s awesome. I hope you enjoy the restoration. Great job by the sense on that tamper also

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    What a care package!

    Non Serviam
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    Looks like Christmas came early. Unsolicited surprise gifts are the very best kind. Kudos to you both.

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    Kindness all around. Enjoy!

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    Wow, what a nice package. You have good friends.

    Dan

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    Some days you have to wonder what you did to deserve a gift like this.

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    A lot of very good people here(in spite of ourselves)...

    "the weez"...
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  21. butsiethesungo

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    I concur with Anthony! That tamper looks familiar (I love reading his posts about his pipe cabinets and tampers. He certainly has a unique talent :worship:)

    Enjoy your latest gift! This is one of the many reasons why I love this community. Everyone is always so welcoming, accepting of differences, and willing to impart their knoweldge to us noobs!

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. xingpao

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    Nice gift for sure!

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  23. pufferfish

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    What a kind thing to do. Enjoy. [ut some pic up once the lighter is sorted.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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