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Antique Find: Comoy's Sandblast 66

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  • Started 2 years ago by bluegrassbrian
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  1. bluegrassbrian

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    Browsing a local junque shop, a pipe shaped object caught my eye. On second look..it was indeed a pipe. I picked it up and gave it the once over. [As an aside, I've only ever found 1 mainline brand name pipe locally in an antique shop.] I didn't have high hopes but I flipped it over and to my surprise it was a Comoy's sandblast, shape 66 (billiard). Also surprising was the relative condition.. chamber looked in good shape and the stem didn't have any tooth marks. For $4..why not?

    Further examination at home revealed a 3 part C in the stem. Nice! Some Everclear and a few pipe cleaners later.. it seems this pipe had been lightly smoked but certainly not abused. The rim of the bowl doesn't show any charring and the chamber itself looks like it's been reamed before. No cake is present at all but the telltale circular marks are on the walls.
    Really the only sign of actual wear is the draft hole.. I can see a very small fissure that may indicate someone gave this pipe a VERY deep cleaning before OR the original owner got heavy handed while cleaning out dottle.

    Either way I'm going to give her a good smoking tomorrow.

    Tobacco's a help because it clears the mind
    But like all your friends it is vilified
    They always say, the right amount's fine
    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. jkrug

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    That's a sweet little $4 find for sure. Enjoy.

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  3. cortezattic

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    Great find! Thanks for the pix.
    I hope it isn't ghosted with a bad odor.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. jndyer

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    Simply amazing. For four dollars how can you go wrong. Enjoy your first smoke.

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    I've done some dry puffing on it and...nothing.

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    Awesome! Love me some old Comoys.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Congratulations! Great find, a good looking pipe

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    Wow, very nice

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    That's the reason I usually pop my head into antique stores, you never know. I have managed to pick up a few decent pipes for cheap but nothing as fine as your Comoy's.

    Congratulations!

    Dot
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    That looks to be in great condition, good eye!

    Al

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    Out of the 20ish antique boutiques in town, this place isn't one that will typically have the odd off-brand Imported Briar with a mangled stem and/or thrice-baked-cake bowl. I've never even seen the usual dusty old pipe rack there.
    I guess that's why we always look though.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. papipeguy

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    Incredible find. A jackpot day for you. Enjoy that beauty.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    You came up aces on that one! Where is your city?

    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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    I live in Louisville Ky.
    The shop is called Tickled Pink..

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    You have a better class of antique stores, complete with a pipe-naive staff. Four bucks ... uh, uh, uh.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Great find!

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    You have a better class of antique stores, complete with a pipe-naive staff. Four bucks ... uh, uh, uh

    Haha yeah I told him to give me a call if he stumbles upon more pipes..

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    According to the Comoys shape chart, this 66 is a Liverpool.
    Packed up a bowl of McClelland CPCC Rich Virginia (with a pinch of 5105), and I can confidently say it is a fine smoker. Clenches well too. Just may be a keeper.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. disinformatique

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    Oh that's a horrible pipe Brian. I'll give you $10 for getting rid of it and sending it over for safe disposal

    Cheers,
    Chris

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Nice looking pipe for $4.00.

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. londonmake

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    Great score!
    You were in the right place at the right time...

    Posted 2 years ago #

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