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Pipe Family Portrait

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  1. pipebaum81

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    My daughter blessed me this morning with inquiring about my (short) pipe history. Over coffee we had the delight of recounting how I acquired each one of my pipes, a bit about them and their back stories. They wound up all nicely laid out on the table and I couldn't resist feeling sentimental, proud, and joyed at the look of them all together and mine. I couldn't resist snapping a photo.

    Many of these pipe are owned as a direct result of my tenure here. Some were literally sold on the FS pages and others procured by both direct and indirect recommendations. As much as I see myself and experiences in them I also see connections to Forum members embedded in them as well . I share this photo with gratitude and ample amounts of admiration and respect for you all.

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    Thanks, Embers. DOnt usually have an issue but today I apparently did

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    That is a great looking collection. I hope they all smoke well for you.

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    Very welcome. Very lovely collection, who made number 13?

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    13 is a Moretti bought from Marco's (everyone's good friend, for those who've done business with him) ebay shop. Talking to my daughter today about it, it's truly a fun pipe to smoke. It feels a little like a baseball in your hand, stands on its own when set down, and frankly it just makes me smile.

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    That's the great thing about smoking a pipe. Each one has a unique personality. Thanks for sending that pic.

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    Mr. Biagini is certainly a gentleman and does very fine work. That one is a beauty!

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    Great group of pipes. All you'll ever need. Unlikely all you'll ever own!

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    Wow! =-O

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    Nice collection of pipes. I'm really diggin' #14...I favor a colored stems.

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    @Scloyd 14 is a commission from Scottie Piersel. I learned of her through these forums and directly from the one and only Sable. The pipe itself has an amazing back story but in short one of my dearest friends fought through breast cancer in her mid 30's and I wanted a pipe to commemorate her remission and her and my 15 year friendship. Scottie works wonder with colored stems and her being a female pipe carver made it even sweeter. Now how I got my cancer survivor friend to pick up the pipe from Scottie personally at the KC Pipe show is a whole other story....

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    Don’t forget to print it and keep a copy in your wallet

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    Scottie P pipes are instantly recognizable, love the stem color.

    Al

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    Very nice collection, style ranges much wider than my pile 'o' stuff.

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    @jpmcwjr, I appreciate that. I had set out to own seven and only seven for life so I set out to have some varied styles. Little did I know that I would still be buying after five years

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    13 11 Number 13 is definitely the most unique of the bunch. Number 11 is quite nice as an interesting take on the volcano shape. And I see you have a couple nice Peterson's thrown in for good measure. I'm really diggin that number 19. All are great looking pipes. It would be hard to choose a favorite from the bunch.

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    @Anthony, 11 was my first ever commission again through Marco at Moretti Pipe. I wanted a different take on a volcano and emailed back and forth with him until we had a final concept. Was really a highlight in my pipe lifetime. He kept me involved throughout and I have photos through the whole process. Looking back at the photo above I feel like I did the pipe no justice so here it is.


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    81, the grain on that Moretti is insane, thanks for the pics.

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    That's my favorite grain. The haunted ghost type. Great!

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    @didimauw, Ghosts is a great way to put it. I always see a Dante's Inferno, lost souls in bird's eye grain. I'm not exactly partial to spooky stuff like that but including this grain on this pipe was a must

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    Definitely Great looking Pipes , the nro of 18, what is the make of this blasted lumberman?

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    @Paul, it's Barling's Fossil.


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    This lumberman is also my favourite! Where did you buy it?

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    @daniel7, Ebay. I paid a bunch for it but I am a firm believer that one's budget and intent is the final factor in worth/value

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    You can be very proud of it, I'm hunting for something very similar for 1-2 years without success. The maker doesn't really matters (just not to be French) but it needs to be sandblasted and lumberman. Maybe one day.

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    What a great collection you have! They’re all both interesting and individual. The Piersel is striking. I get a kick from #13, as I own one very similar to it that was carved by Paul Tatum. I call it my yo-yo pipe. May you enjoy many years of smoking pleasure from these great pipes! Well done!

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    Jesse, not sure if you waded through all the above banter but comments you made in 2017 lead me to look into Scottie Piersel's unique vision and she fit in every way imaginable for the project I was looking to commission. She too kept me informed through the process. Here is a fun photo as the pipe takes shape. I get odd feelings of affinity looking at this pipe in this state.

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    Awesome collection! A wide variety indeed. I like no 19

    Pierre
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    @derhammer, 19 is a Radice Clear 10.5". In this small collection it clearly stands out as a show stopper.

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