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Great New Article on Charatan, Upshall and Ken Barnes

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    Well known high-grade pipe collector and author of several pipe books, Rick Newcombe, paid a visit to London and other parts of England just last month, and provides PipesMagazine.com with a fantastic new article. He spent considerable time with legendary pipe maker Ken Barnes, and it seems Ken is missing being in the business after a 25-year absence.

    Will he come back? We don't know. Either way, there are some great photos, conversations, and history of Charatan and Upshall Pipes in this extensive piece - Charatan, Upshall and Ken Barnes.

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    OMG!!!

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    Amazing article. Enjoyed it very much.

    Javan
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    Article of the year!

    Al

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    Outstanding!It is a treat to read about Ken, especially after his contributions on here the past several months. Could it be possible that Rick Newcombe followed this up with a visit with Barry Jones? Probably too much to hope for.

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    Excellent article, and thank you.

    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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    That was a great article and I hope that Ken gets back to making pipes or at least working with someone to hone in on some good grain. He just strikes me as an absolute class act.

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    Great stuff from Rick, as always.

    No re-hashing tired subjects from him, OR secondhand knowledge.

    If the ASJA awards had a PipeWorld reporting category, he'd win it every year.

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    An entertaining, informative and delightful read.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    I would just live in Heathrow airport for the low tobacco prices on classic UK blends.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    I am wondering how Americans pronounce the word ‘Charitable’? Is it pronounced ‘Sharitable’ or ‘Charitable’? If it is pronounced Sharitable, it may be a general pronunciation issue.

    He should have used the word "chart."

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    Heathrow? Really do they have good brands on sale duty free?? If so, good to know.

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    Apparently, the duty-free area in Terminal 5 at Heathrow is the place to go.

    But there are other reasons to visit England!

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    It comes in 5 packs of 25 grams each for about 28 pounds or so.

    I think I'll pass on "Duty Free". (Above from thread DM linked)

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    I am really touched by the feedback that I am reading. I met up with Barry Jones two weeks ago with other long lost friends Pete Siegel and his wife Debbie. This was such an emotional time, all in one week. The four of us talked for about 4 hours on the times we had and it seemed to me that the passion for pipes was still universal.
    I particularly like S.S. Jones's link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3vxEudif8. Changes by David Bowie is one of my favorite songs and was a true favorite of my late father!
    Thank you.

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    That's great to hear, Ken. It's been a real pleasure having you on these forums lately -- I've owned and enjoyed a couple of Upshall/Tilshead pipes over the years, but I appreciate the brand all the more having learned more about its origins and the successes it achieved.

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    Well Ken, I can then add this about you and Pete.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBuwC4VJi50

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    Ken, nice to see you all met up in Cornwall

    Regards,

    Jay.

    ...take up thy stethoscope and walk...
    Posted 2 years ago #

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