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  1. chops

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    Yeeee-haW!

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  2. taerin

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    Come to Papa, if you need someone to reduce the size of the box, I will be happy to Envelope pass here we come!

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    Where's it at LordNoble? lol

    Puff puff pass.

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    It's listed as "Out For Delivery" White Plains, NY. Chops should have it today!

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    I can wait till I get this! I'm just gonna sit and smoke all day. It looks like by the time I get it, the weather will be nice.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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    The box has made it safely to me. I haven't had a chance to open it yet (late and then early work hours) but I hope to rummage through it and then have it out on the weekend!

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    Well, guys, the box pass is alive and well and is exempted from the no-trade policy. Everything is as it was and I'll be posting the latest list soon.

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    Good to hear
    Thanks for the update baron

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    Here is the most current list. There have been a couple of additions and I had to correct and address error since the last update. I'll have romeowood change the list out when he gets it.

    chops (current holder)
    romeowood
    taerin
    pipeinhand
    zunismoke
    photoman13
    bigmike
    cajundad
    Spartan
    baronsamedi
    mluyckx
    crpntr1(Chris)
    Bailey331
    jameral
    gecko13
    mthanded
    Judcole
    uberamerica
    Irishsmoker
    TAB812
    philobeddoe
    gwynclan
    dhizzy
    hawk60ce
    samcoffeeman
    rickpal14

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  10. photoman13

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    Moving on up!

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    Have fun!

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    Wow only 16 people in front of me!

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    Ok folks...here's my contribution to the box pass:

    Got the box on Monday or Tuesday. A fresh new compact box thanks to LordNoble:

    Opening it, I was treated to the aromas of more tobacco brands than I have ever heard of or seen before. This box has more variety than some B&M’s.
    I spread them out of the table and it filled the surface from edge to edge. (This is a 5’x5’ table) Sorry for the poor quality. I stood up on a chair and kept the camera over my head to try to get everything in frame- hence the blurriness. I still couldn’t get everything into frame, as you can see:

    There’s everything in there; books, pipes, cleaners, tampers and yes, tobaccos of all kinds. My head was spinning a little as I scratched my head and tried to figure out where to start first.

    These books are pretty cool. They are written from a time gone past when pipe smoking was a common ritual. There was actually some really good info of the breakdown of a tobacco plant and what parts are used, how they are cured, etc.:


    (Tried to give some perspective here with the chairs and plant)

    This box pass project is such a great idea. Thanks Baron, Romeo, Lordnoble and all who have started and continue this idea. It is a great way to introduce more variety into pipe smoker’s lives and convinces me that a group of people who have never met can still be generous and trustworthy with each other.

    I added some tobacco from my collection that I didn’t see already included. Plus I threw in some fresh MM corncob pipes for those who haven’t tried them or if some wants an unghosted pipe to try out some of these tobaccos:

    This was my first box pass experience and I am very pleased to be a part of it. It was worth the six-month wait! The box is sent off today to Romeowood, after 5 days in my possession. Thanks everyone!

    -Chops

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    Very cool, I can't wait!

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    That thing is intense!

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    Awesome pics and good pass!

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    It's cool to see that the notes written on the inside of the lid of the original box were cut out and preserved. Well done !

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
    -"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton
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    I sat and stared at it for nearly an hour, trying to divine its whence and wherefore, before it hit me--the boxpass!
    I'll attempt to pop a few pics with this mobile device....

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Let me try this again.. BOX PASS PIC 1

    BOX PASS PIC 2

    I think I turned old today...the technology is confounding me.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I need to get on this list. Everything good in the mail I've ever gotten was in a JW Pepper box!

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    I tried to fix the images, but instagram is a Flash-using bitch. No image address to copy, so our system doesn't know what to do with the address. I made them into clickable links.

    Everything good in the mail I've ever gotten was in a JW Pepper box!

    No idea what JW Pepper does... (I'm guessing books, but I could be wrong.) Just found a box at work that wasn't beat to hell.

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    The preceding statement is not to be construed as fact, but merely conjecture.

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    They ship out music, mostly sheet music/scores. We musicians recognize that logo and brand instantly.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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    Ah! We have a decent selection of scores for the students to use. Apparently, we received more recently.

    -Jason

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    Thanks for the assist, Jason. Serves me right for trying to join this "Digital Revolution"-- I can't even figure out how to see my pics. Stupid tricorder.
    My first pinch was some London Burley Blend--a favorite that I just happen to be out of. Reminds me why it's a favorite. Then a little of Jason Gone's 'Fountain Square' contribution, from Strauss Tobacco in Cincinnati--great stuff.

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  25. taerin

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    I have a question, should I insure this package and for how much (for when I get it)?

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  26. lordnoble

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    I didn't insure it, but I got Delivery Confirmation. As for the amount.... God only knows. There is a ton of tobacco in there plus those pipes. $100, easy. This is just a guess-timate and in no way am I implying that you HAVE to pay for insurance.

    -Jason

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    My guess is closer to $1,000 than $100.

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    Delivered to Virginny! If you think about it, a large percentage of the tobacco in this box has traveled around the world, been manhandled by countless people, only to arrive re-apportioned in a bunch of plastic bags to the place of its origin. Brings a little tear to the eye, in a spawning salmon sort of way....

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  29. samcoffeeman

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    It's been two weeks, where's the box? Didn't ya ever hear "puff, puff, pass"? J/K.

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    It made its way to VA safely, at least according to the USPS.

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    I've been lurking on the forums for several weeks now--reading everyday, but haven't posted. When I came across this thread I had to comment. Thanks to everyone who makes this forum great. I've learned a lot and enjoyed the conversation. It takes a special group of people to pull something like this off. I'm privileged to be a part.

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    Taerin (Eric) has it now, I suppose. I sent him a PM to see what it up.

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    I just noticed, taerin is in MD. If it's in VA, it must've gone to pipeinhand! If it missed taerin, I'll just get pipeinhand to shoot it back to him when he's done.

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    Is taerin still on the site?

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    Lol, I indeed do not live in VA, I had reciently recieved a bunch of samples and discovered top favorites in all catagories, I decided I no longer needed the pass and told romeowood to skip me. The next guy down the list has it in VA some where, I live in MD. Sorry about your trobles with the box pass, VA is like 3 hours from here, if we need to I can burn all the houses down over there and see which one smells like pipe tobacco. taerin was my original username, since then I have gone by the nickname (realname) Eric. If you pm me though it still says taerin, it's very confusing

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  36. crpntr1

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    leave it to a yankee to screw everything up.

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    Like you've done better, don't make me start squaking about your crumy 33% delivery service

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    Yes, taerin / Eric / He Who Would Not Be Named gracefully bowed out of this round, I thought I notified you via PM Baron but my scattered brain may have simply imagined that...stranger things have happened, and if so, I do apologize. I also thought I posted that, but now I look back and see that I did not at all, only mentioning it went to VA. Jack's probably just blending up something special to add to the box

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    squaking about your crumy 33% delivery service

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    Any chance we can add another member? lol


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  41. judcole

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    Check the requirements on the first page of this thread, and then talk to the Powers That Be, if you meet the requirements. IIRC, you have be here at least 4 months and meet a certain post count.

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  42. uberam3rica

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    Just 13 More people in front of me!

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    Well, I got the box!! Did not even know it was coming. I will get a pic off of what is in the box tonight or tomorrow. Did not know there wer around 30 members now. I should not have the box very long. I will decant some samples and then pack it and send it on it's way. Gary

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    I see I am now passing to you,Uber - we oughta just arrange a handoff. Just spend on gas what I would spend on shipping.

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    Handing off in person IS great. I plan to do that when it gets to Texas again.

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    I see I am now passing to you,Uber - we oughta just arrange a handoff. Just spend on gas what I would spend on shipping.

    Thats a good idea. I'd do that.

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    This has to be the greatest idea of any idea for all mankind

    When I hit my four month probationary period I REALLY would like to be part of this

    Dan

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    Jud.
    Yes it's 4 months and 100 posts. I'm just at the 4 month mark.

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  49. samcoffeeman

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    Who's got the box?

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    I was wondering the same thing.

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    Adam, Check your PMs. Gary

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    Box is on the way to Photoman13. I will get some pics up as soon as I can figure out how to do it.

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    Here are the pics. Forgot to take one of the books. 1st pic is of contents I received, less books. Books all went back out. 2nd pic is pipes. 3rd pic is of additions to box. Gold block is open, maybe a pipeload used. Sunbear has about half the container remaining(in a bag). The rest of tins are unopened. Tins vary in age from 2 years to about 15. Enjoy!!

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    Allright! 3 greedy pipe smokers in front of me!

    It's so close...

    I can smell it's damp earthy perfume.

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    Sweet action!

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    Pictures were pretty small in my other post, so I am putting up some larger ones.

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    Just got off work about 20 minutes ago and what did I see sitting on the table. A huge box. Oh yes!!!

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    Here is the new Box PAss List as there has been a few additions and one no longer on the forum.

    photoman13 (Current recipient)
    bigmike
    cajundad
    Spartan
    baronsamedi
    mluyckx
    crpntr1(Chris)
    Bailey331
    Fnord
    jameral
    bigboi
    captainsousie
    gecko13
    mthanded
    Judcole
    uberamerica
    TAB812
    philobeddoe
    gwynclan
    dhizzy
    hawk60ce
    samcoffeeman
    lordnoble
    rickpal14
    fitzy
    chops
    romeowood
    taerin
    pipeinhand
    zunismoke

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    Also since there are 30 people on the list now, I am thinking of closing the list to new additions for awhile. That's more than a year in a cycle if everyone sticks to 2 weeks or so.

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    Probably a good thought, Baron. Any bigger and it is gonna get unwieldy.

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    Any bigger and it is gonna get unwieldy.

    Gonna? That box was huge and unwieldy when I sent it out... LOL!

    -Jason

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    I meant the list, Jason!

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    Should go out to Bigmike Tuesday.

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    Cool!

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    Just left the post office a few minutes ago. The box is on its way to Bigmike. 34 dollar shipping! That thing is a beast!

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    Only 20 more 'til it gets to me!

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    34 dollar shipping!

    I am definitely hand delivering to Uber - it won't cost me that much in gas to drive up to his place - and we can share a bowl, to boot.

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    Good plan!

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    Really anxious now. Tracking shows delivery scheduled for tomorrow.

    Looks like it will be a great weekend for me.........

    Thanks in advance to all who participate in this wonderful fellowship of pipe smokers !!!!

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    SOOOOOOO jealous. I may have to get with the powers that be and start a noob box pass since this one looks like it will be shutting down to new members. I wouldn't have a problem managing the list if anyone else is interested. My only issue is that I only have about 5 tins of baccy and some bulk stuff so if I started it I am not sure how much people down the line would get out of it.

    Any thoughts??

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