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New Pipe Pics from Pauls Pipe Shop in Michigan

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  • Started 7 years ago by smokenscotch
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  1. smokenscotch

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    I can't remember who it was on this forum but thank you, for advising me of Pauls 99th birthday celebration at Pauls Pipe shop in Flint MI. I went yesturday and purchased a few pipes. It was about an hours drive and well worth it. Paul wasn't there but his son was, and he was very friendly and helpful. It was incredible, the amount of pipes they have, these shops are far and few between. I highly recommend driving there and checking it out. Although there were some really nice Petersons, Stanwell's, etc..I thought it would be appropriate to support Pauls Pipe shop on the wonderful birthday weekend and purchase the pipes they make. The Cayuga pipe. I found 2 that I really liked, (actually the black sandblast was made in London England, then finished by them, as per the son) (buy one, get the second one for 99 cents! They may not be the best quality, but I'll tell ya, I have a nice Lorenzetti, Neerup and Peterson at home that I spent much more on than these 2 pipes, and these pipes smoke very well. I do find the draw is a little lose, however it was probably my packing. I have attached the 2 pipes that I purcased there and 1 I bought off ebay that was sold as a Big Ben Amphora. Very cheap pipe, $17.99 I believe it was. The stem is lose, however I hear Beez Wax may help this. I just love the look and feel of this Amphora. Enjoy the pics.










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    very cool i hope to visit that shop this summer when i go up there to see my mother

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    That certainly is a boatload of pipes! Thanks for taking us on the trip with you, smokenscotch

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    Wow, that place is sweet! I may have to venture out of Ohio soon and on upwards very soon!

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    Happy birthday for Paul

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    I love that place. Ireally wanted to go there for the sale but i've got n money

    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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    Nice ! I've never found a shop that cool.

    -Ryan Alden
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    Garr.... I live in Ann Arbor, MI, but I need a car to go there... ain't got no driving license either

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    Id give you a ride if i lived near ann arbor. Unfortunatly I live nowhere near ann arbor

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    Paul's is a great place.
    Mushjoon, there used to be a tobacconist called Maison Edwards in Nickel's Arcade in AA. Not as big as Paul's, for sure, but a nice little place. A tad pricey, but the whole town is! Check it out.

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    I already know that place, been there, and didn't like it that much because of that goddam high price... seriously, $21 for freakin' Classic Samsun? Gotta be kiddin' me aye?

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    Grabows!! Hunnerts of 'em!
    Looks like a great place! Why are all the good shops have to 500 miles or more from me!!??

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    Wow thats awesome!

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    i have never been to pauls in flint michigan, however i did smoke with paul and his son(s) in louisville ky at pipe show many years ago. we smoked in a pipe smoking contest together. the contest was sponsered by kremers smoke shop in louisville ky. i also have a pipe, it is a britannia dragoon #5005 unsmoked ~20 years old, that paul donated to the contest. they are very nice guys, we all had fun.

    happy brithday to pauls...

    take care.

    mike lyvers

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    I posted regarding the pipe sale and I'm so glad you made it there! I work in Ann Arbor and live a bit west of Flint, but I don't stop in as much as I'd like. I too love the Cayuga pipes - they are amazing performers. I didn't realize we had so many Michiganders here, we should plan a meetup at Paul's closer to summer when it warms up!

    Cheers

    - Justin

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    great pipe shop

    smokin my homemade rustic pipe. don`t get any better.
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    Sweet shop for sure and sweet pipes you picked up for yourself there to. I love em.

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    Cool! I wonder, what is an "antique pipe card holder"?

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    The cards are the display panels with the pipe holders attatched. You may have heard someone say that they bought a card of cobs, or a card of old Yello bowls, etc.

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    Thanks for sharing the photos of the shop. May Paul's Pipe Shop carry on tradition for generations to come. That place is like a candy store for big kids.

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling---Mark Twain
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    Very cool! Thx for sharing!

    For whereas men of an older school, like myself, smoke for the pleasure of smoking...
    A.A. Milne
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    I've never heard anyone ever say they bought a card of bowls. You learn something new everyday.

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