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Lee Von Erck

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  1. tbradsim1

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    Just won a Von Erck on e-bay, how do they smoke, heard about his oil cureing and was curious, will post pics when I get it, it's a freehand sitter. Thanks. The old cajun

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    That's awesome, congrats! Can't wait to see the pics, his pipes are fascinating.

    I like to smoke pipes
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I have two pipes that I know were oil cured, and the smoke great. I can't say they smoke any differently, but the are great smokers.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
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    Cajun:

    For something cool you can go to Lee's site on the Internet and on the home page click the sold button and type in the numbers on your pipe

    That will show you pictures when the pipe was new, tell you information about when it was created and the briar type.

    I do not know how the pipe will smoke since I only collect but I thought you might like to learn more about your new pipe. M

    Congratulations on your new pipe.

    Doug

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Bradley, congrats on getting a Von Erck. I have heard they are fabulous smokers,he has his own special oil curing recipe that is supposed to make all of his pipes great smokers. Can't wait to see some pics.

    Harris
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Bradley, congrats on the Von Erck. I have 5 in the herd and gifted another to a good friend. They are awesome smokers. I am more prone to buy those older 1990's pipe than his newer shapes, (just this guys preference) quality briar, quality grain, nice and light. And on top of all that, he resides here in Michigan Good score.

    Professional Bee Handler, If you see me running, you should follow.
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    His pipes are amazing. I have one that was a gift from a friend and I love it. Mine is a 1998 made AA grade and is definitely one of the centerpieces of my collection. Great smoker and one of a kind briar.

    Mike
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    The number on it is A99184, am incorrect to assume it was made in 1999 and was the 184th of that year? Thanks old cajun

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    Yes you are correct.

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    Cajun, I do believe that's how the nomenclature works. That would be a grade A. There are also AA and AAA as well. Some of his pipes, such as the one I have, from the mid to late 90's also had TVC stamped on them as well, which Lee explained to me was a special imported briar from Greece that he had at the time, if I recall correctly.

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    Sounds like you got a winner Bradley. Now I have to go on the hunt for one of the older ones. Great info on the nomenclature guys, thanks.

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    I am almost like a child waiting for Christmas, don"t know why but I am more excited about this pipe than others I have bought, maybe this one will be the holy grail LOL. The old cajun

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    Bradley, if it is the Holy Grail then look out for your wallet, his pipes can get up there in price.

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    Harris that is so true. I saw a pipe on his site that he carved graded AA listed before the recent Las Vegas pipe show that was over $2000. Lee must have sold it at the show since it is no longer listed for sale.

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    You don't see many Von Erck's on eBay. You picked up a dandy!

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    WTG Bradley -- a rare find indeed!

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