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    Hello All, I'm relatively new to pipe smoking and I currently have only one pipe. I'm curious as to what it is exactly and how old it is. I inherited it from my father who was a Vietnam vet and passed when I was two so I have no reference as to its details. It is a dark brown bowl with I believe a black plastic stem. Says Sir Walter Raleigh on the side from which I have seen to be a brand of tobacco so I wonder if it is a sort of promotional pipe from said brand or something else entirely. Not sure on the age of the pipe but could easily be older than myself 25+years. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    it would be better if yo could provide a picture.

    Are those Tobacco Brownies?
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    T H Dodd in England made Sir walter Raliegh pipes (Wilczak & Colwell - Who Made That Pipe?)

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    I'd enjoy seeing a picture of your your dad's pipe. Check the forum stickies for directions on how to post pictures. Welcome to the forums!

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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    Thank you, I'll certainly try to post a picture of the pipe today after I get good and awake. Not really a morning person ha.

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    [IMG]http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah76/hubertmooney6/output_zpsazyowmro.jpg">[/img] It's got a bit of wear and tear from the years.

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    Had a few extra characters there Mr. H. Welcome to the forum, by the way. Nice little puffer.

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    Thank you, and I appreciate the warm welcome from you all. Nice to finally find a bit of sophistication on the web for once. And I'm new to the photobucket thing hence the extra characters. My apologies there.

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    On a side note I'm in the process of getting a Savinelli Roma 110 so that I can semi-retire the Sir Walter Raleigh and just use it for special occasions.

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    I think the pipe has sentimental value far beyond anything it would fetch on the secondary market. I don't know a whole lot about it, but I know it was produced with the intention to be an inexpensive "basket" pipe which your father probably got at the local B&M. I'd suggest tucking it away after getting another pipe to minimize potential use (or damage), and go with another pipe that's sure to be at least as good if not better of a smoker.

    Also, welcome! We're a great community here always happy to see new faces.

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    I absolutely agree with you there, I'm certainly going to make it a display piece as soon as I get another one. But I will say this, smoking this pipe has been a sort of spiritual experience in some ways. Its like being able to connect with my father through the appreciation of pipe smoking. I hope that made sense. And thank you, it's great to be here.

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    @jimbo Does that book happen to say how old the pipe is? I haven't been able to turn up anything in search engines.

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    Not Jimbo but the book doesn't give dates. IIRC it probably dates to the late 1950s to mid 1960s. And welcome aboard!

    Greg
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    Oh OK cool, thanks Greg, much appreciated. It's good to have contact with nice folks like you guys. Great to be in the company of those who are knowledgeable about pipes and are all patient with young bucks like myself who are still trying to get the hang of the culture.

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    God Bless your father for his Service and Welcome to the forums my friend...

    "the weez"...
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    Wow thank you very much, @weezell I'm sure that made him smile up there.

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