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Peterson's Saint Patrick Day 2019 Pipes

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  1. anthonyrosenthal74

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    I made it a tradition to get a St. Patrick Day Pete every year, with the exception of last years line... I just couldn't get over the yellow stem with the green stain and army mount. Those three attributes did not (in my opinion) go well together at all.

    I may (perhaps) renew my yearly tradition this Feburary with the 2019 line up.

    This year, Peterson has decided to bring in the system pipes. As much as I love Peterson pipes, I've yet to purchase a system pipe. Also, they are including the option of fishtail stems and P-lip stems. I also have yet to own a Plip. So for those of you, like myself, who enjoy Petes but somehow never purchased one or both of these options in a pipe that made Peterson famous, now's a good chance to finally do so.

    Also... once again they are green. As they have been for three out of the last four years... now four out of the last five. I must say that is my number one gripe out of this years group. It was cool the first time, and still pretty cool the second time. But now it's lost a bit of its appeal. A couple green pipes in the collection is nice, and fun. But I don't want this many. Not to mention, I'm still tempted to purchase last years pipe just to have it in the collection even though I practically hated them. That being said, they certainly look better this year, returning to a black stem instead of that gods awful yellow stem on green pipe combination.

    So. I'm a bit up in the air on this years. I'd like to continue my yearly tradition of St. Patty's Day pipes. I'm a bit thrown off by the once again green. But, I dig that they chose the system pipes with either Plip or fishtail, which I own neither of.

    Not a bad looking pipe, though.

    And here's the complete line up.... https://www.smokingpipes.com/St.Pat_Peterson-Pipes-2019.cfm

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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    Its a gorgeous green and they'll get my green.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    I don't have any of the St. Patrick's Day collection, so if I decide to pick one up this year, it'll be my first. I really didn't mind the yellow stems on last year's too much, but they kinda, sorta make you look like a Green Bay Packers fan.

    This year's rendition certainly looks nice, though. Wonder what the price range is? Been wanting to hold on to some of my PAD money in the hopes that Peterson comes out with some more hinged lid pipes. I really want one of those in my rotation. Or just to smoke when it's windy.

    I don't have but one Peterson so far, a Christmas 2018 that I love and is in a fishtail, so I don't have a plip either. Not sure if I'll like it or not, but you never know until you try it.

    I love the silver spigot on it though. Looks sharp for sure this year.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    I have two Peterson St. Patrick's pipes; a 2017 150 Bulldog variation and an estate 2001 XL21. Love them both, but they are the only Peterson pipes I own.

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
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    I've never been attracted to a green stained pipe myself. Otherwise I may have been interested.

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    Not a fan of the green bowls. I like colored stems, not colored bowls. There is a Peterson St. Patrick's pipe that caught my eye that I like but I don't remember the year. I believe the bowl is black with a green rim...maybe 2013? 2014?

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    I have two green stain pipes I like, but neither of them are my Petersons. My St. Patrick's Day Pete is an Around the World series bulldog with a band with the Irish cross and bright reddish stain, a really good smoker.

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    Well I bought a 2018 a little late in the year, so I didn't get to choose from all of the shapes. This year I am going to get one early on so I can pick from them all. I really like last years it stands out for sure. This years does look, I would say a bit classier maybe. I will go with the P lip also. Pipe smoking is making it hard for me to save my money. : )

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    I believe the bowl is black with a green rim...maybe 2013? 2014?

    That was the 2014. Black blast with a green rim... then they went green crazy!

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    Anthony, IMHO, a set is a set, tradition is tradition, and precedence is precedence. If you have started a collection then stick to it. Get the 2019 pipe. Pieces with a story are always better than one offs. Just my 2 cents.

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    Like I kinda stated above....I can't wait!!!

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    If you have started a collection then stick to it. Get the 2019 pipe.
    It's not the 2019 that bothers me. But the 2018 was butt ugly.

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    Every beautiful girl has at least one blemish somewhere. Sets are beautiful. Just photoshop the the 2018 out if you ever get one.

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    Sets are beautiful. Just photoshop the the 2018 out if you ever get one.

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    I like the 2016 edition the best

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    I hated last year's too. I like this year's though... I can replace my lost system and St. Patrick's Day pipes with one purchase, which is how I'm selling it to the Minister of Finance.

    BTW... The St.Patrick's Day pipe I lost was the one with the green/orange/white band, I think from around 1998. If y'all should happen to run across one, please let me know.

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    Gerry, this is by far, so far, my favorite St. Patrick's Day Pete. It is banded like you mention.

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    Nice! Mine was a smooth bent, similar if not identical to the smooth bent 1998 shown on the below page. The color was the same too.
    http://www.petersonpipenotes.org/tag/peterson-st-patricks-day-pipe-1998

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    I'm now thinking about picking up the 307. So many of these look alike it's hard to tell much a difference. I like a nice, big bowl and the 314 looked nice, but it's hard to identify a size I like as among the pipes of the same model, they differ in bowl diameter and depth. Gah...decisions, decisions. I was hoping to have the shape I wanted picked out before they release so all I have to do is add to cart and click buy!

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    I'm now thinking about picking up the 307.
    I'm leaning toward the 307 as well. The shape seems to be speaking to me just a bit more.... so far. That may change by the time they're released lol.

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    Yeah, lol, I just didn't want to sit there staring at them all trying to figure out which one I wanted just to have them get snatched up by the time I decide, if they go that quick, that is. Hoping to at least know roughly which shapes I've narrowed it down to by Wednesday.

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    I just didn't want to sit there staring at them all trying to figure out which one I wanted just to have them get snatched up by the time I decide, if they go that quick, that is.
    That's happened to me a couple of times! Then I was looking all over for the shape I wanted, hoping to order it soon enough that it would actually be delivered before Saint Patrick's Day!

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    Since 1998, Peterson of Dublin has released a special, limited edition St. Patrick’s Day pipe each year, featuring many of the brand’s most popular designs, finished in a singular style unique to that edition. 2019’s St. Patrick’s pipe is the first to feature Peterson’s famed System engineering, a unique combination of higher draft hole and deep moisture well that promotes a gurgle free smoke. Available in nine fan-favorite shapes, split between p-lip (pictured below) and fishtail bits and finished in a deep, emerald green stain, it’s the perfect addition to the annual, limited edition line, and a testament to Peterson’s Irish heritage and tradition.


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    I'm fighting Spigot PAD right now. If I don't get an actual St. Patrick's Day from the above series.....I'm grabbing this.

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    Good luck, Tim! A battle for sure.

    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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    Ahh, the days of pipe buying are gone. . .

    I never forgave Peterson for dipping their pipes. I'd read posts by the diehards saying, "Yeah, I'm 20 bowls in and she's starting to come around." Then I heard about pipes drilled off-center, and that was it. Never owned one, despite had I been less busy judging the company by their defects and looked for a pipe without them I'm sure could have found a Peterson with which I was happy.

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    had I been less busy judging the company by their defects and looked for a pipe without them I'm sure could have found a Peterson with which I was happy

    This an absolutely correct statement. I shunned them for a while because of the internet bullshit.

    Since I really got into Pete's I haven't found ONE dud. The only dud I had back in the day was due to the TURDS at ShineyPipes.

    I'll tell how deep my love for Pete's has gone. I essentially only smoke pipes from two makers .... Peterson and Ryan Alden.

    I have more than those two, but they do the heavy lifting.

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    Ahh, the days of pipe buying are gone. . .

    Same, though if they had have brought back the B56 for the SPD 2019 collection like they did in 2017, I'd likely get one.

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    I got mine! A 307 P-lip

    I can't wait to get it, although I won't smoke it until St. Patrick's Day.

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    Well then I might as well cross-post over here on yours! I got mine too! Also a 307 P-lip!

    I'll wait to smoke mine on St. Patrick's Day as well! Enjoy the heck out of yours too!

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    If that's a "dress" pipe, does that make a cross dresser? What the....

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    I love the look of this finish, but I’ve seen green pipes turn all sorts of ugly browns after use. Does anybody know how Peterson green fares after a few years?

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    but I’ve seen green pipes turn all sorts of ugly browns after use. Does anybody know how Peterson green fares after a few years?
    The first couple years they had issues with the green fading, but changed their green stain which isn't supposed to fade last year. But that being said, none of mine have lost their green at all. Part of the problem is leaving the pipe in sunlight. Mine are always on a rack in the corner of my apartment. They never get natural light... at least not for long.

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    I have an older Pete that appears to have been smoked hard. Still green, just darker green. Not quite the Celtic Ebony green, but not St. Patrick's Day green either.

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    Oh great...PAD surge hahaha. Thanks for the information, guys! Now, if they’d only make the 309 again, and in green!

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    I had a Pete 68 green spigot a few years ago. It made Nightcap sing.

    After a few years of "heavy lifting", the bowl began to turn turd-brownish in spots and it started to look a pipe with Mossy Oak break-up. An old hunting buddy of mine saw it one day, liked it more than I did and "poof", it was gone.

    Anymore, the only pipes I have are a few Castellos but, I'll have to say, that 03 up there (and its spigot counterpart) are awfully tempting.

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    Any worries about the stain? I remember something about the green stain doesn't hold up to time.

    Edit
    Missed the post above me.

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    Leacha, from what I understand, because of that issue, Peterson began using a new green stain last year that should not fade like the old ones. I guess we shall see.

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    I hope you're right on that one, Anthony.

    In my eye, the green (and ebony) spigots are beautiful pipes.

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    I've been trying to resist

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    I've ordered mine on-line yesterday with a ton of Peterson and Rattrays tobacco. In Germany only 2 models were available with filter, not the system.

    I've got #303.

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    P.S. At least on the description of both on-line shops I've checked was stated that they are filter ones. So... I'll updated my post later to let you know if I've got a filtered one or "The System"

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    Congrats, Bioshark. Enjoy the heck out of it!

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    I ended up getting a 305 but the only stain issue I have is inside the bowl. It's strait up tacky, not in the aesthetic sense, but as a physical property. I tried smoking it, but the coating inside the bowl started to bubble. Anyone had this issue with these pipes or prior versions? I'm not quite sure what to do about it.

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    Thanks anthonyrosenthal. You enjoy yours as well.

    I was luck the way I've ordered it. I actually went to the shop to order tobacco, and there I saw them, in all their beauty. I've recently bought another Peterson (Sterling Silver Army 999) so I wasn't planning on getting one soon, but I just couldn't say no. They are great looking pipes.

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    Any results on the improved stain from this year after smoking a couple times? I swore off their green pipes because all three of my green Peterson pipes changed colors. I had two of the 2015 St. Patty's day pipes and a Racing Green. They both turned yellowish brown on me.

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    Picked up 2019 "305" at TP..which has 18% on Peterson Pipes till the weekend.

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    I ended up getting a 305 but the only stain issue I have is inside the bowl. It's strait up tacky, not in the aesthetic sense, but as a physical property. I tried smoking it, but the coating inside the bowl started to bubble. Anyone had this issue with these pipes or prior versions? I'm not quite sure what to do about it.

    If you mean the black coating inside the bowl, yeah, mine started coming off after scraping the bowl after the first smoke. Then more of it came off each time I wiped the bowl out. Finally I took it to the sink, ran hot water through it and used very little pressure with a bunch of paper towels and wiped most of it out. You can see the bare briar on the inside now. Not a huge fan of the coatings, but it's all good now.

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    litup, I don't own a green Pete and couldn't comment on how the green stain holds up nowadays, but what you describe I've sen others report during that time period as well. So, think that commonly happened with that stain then. I've seen photos where the bowl has become mottled and mostly brown.

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    If you mean the black coating inside the bowl, yeah, mine started coming off after scraping the bowl after the first smoke.
    Yep. The bowl coating they used on these pipes this year was a bit sub-par to say the least. If you purchase one, you may as well just go ahead and remove the bowl coating... it's gonna come off anyway Other than that, no issues with mine. As far as the green stain issue that has also been brought up in this thread, Peterson said last year's pipe had an improved stain that shouldn't lose it's color. I imagine they used the same stain this year. As far as the older versions, the first time they used the stain was on the rim of the 2014 pipes. On my 2014 and the later models, the stain has held, and they're all still very green. But my pipes don't get a lot of natural light, and that was a factor with the those that lost color. I remember someone posted a photo of one that had been in a shop window. The left side of the pipe had turned brown, while the other side remained green.

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    I fo ally got to enjoy my Peterson today. It was my first time smoking a system pipe and I must say I was impressed. I do like this pipe quite a lot! I paired it wil Eileen’s Dream and it was a great smoke...

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    Congrats, Coxman! Yours is a beauty. Enjoy the heck out of it!

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    Coxman, nice pipe!! Glad you're enjoying the system pipe.

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