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Pipe Sweepstakes- In memory of Sonny

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  1. waznyf

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    Hey everyone,

    I would like to start a sweepstakes for a dear pet of mine that died today. I appreciate all of the support from those who read my thread about it. This may seem silly but at the moment I don't want his memory to die. I've also wanted to give back for a while now, so this is a way to do that new to the community or not.
    This is a brand new pipe I bought off of eBay and I will ship it to the winner.

    It is labeled as Briar smoking pipe - Hand made in Italy from the Artist Mauro Armellini #81

    The value is ~$80 so I would hope it is a decent pipe.

    To enter the sweepstakes please just post the name of your favorite pipe or pipe maker.
    I will count the number of posts and put them in a random number generator. I will match the number from the generator with the corresponding post #.
    Ex. Generator-#5 Post-#5 is the winner!

    I will contact the winner through a pm and discuss with them their desired form of shipment and go from their.
    I am not here to scam anyone if that is a concern. Just trying to offer a free pipe, contribute, and remember a lost family member.

    "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."
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    Briarbird.

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    Peterson

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." - Charles Lamb
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    Can I use Briarbird too? If not ill go with Dunhill

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    Peterson

    "To Learn Who Rules You, Find Out Who You Can't Criticize" Voltaire

    "The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected..."
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    Peterson! On a side note, I am so so sorry about Sonny.. I know nothing will ever replace him, but your drive to do honor to him is commendable.

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    Nording

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    I'd say currently my favorite pipe has to be my Comoy's Guildhall. She treats me right with every smoke

    On a side note, I am so so sorry about Sonny.. I know nothing will ever replace him, but your drive to do honor to him is commendable.

    +1! Very noble indeed!

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    Nording freehand

    "You have to be a man first before you're a gentleman. "

    John Wayne
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    Lorenzetti...its Italian

    Nice way to remember your pal

    Keep your stick on the ice!....Barry....
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Brebbia is my favorite so far.

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    Aldo velani, and sorry about your pet, I lost a dog over 15 years ago and I still miss her, best dog ever.

    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 gotta say my favorite style is churchwarden, other than that i don't really care which pipe or pipe maker, I own a little of everything!

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    Nording

    I couldn't imagine how it would feel to lose my dog that way..... my thought are with your family....

    Proud Member of the BlackBlood Society...........
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    Bjarne freehand

    Know your limits but always push the envelope.

    I don't trust air I can't see.
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    Stanwell

    Sorry about your loss.

    Think slow, act fast.
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    Ashton. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    In a society that has destroyed all adventure, the only adventure left is to destroy that society.
    {o,o}
    |)__)
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    Missouri Meerschaum!

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    H.I.S. Sorry to hear about Sonny brother..

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    Ben Wade

    And I am truly sorry for your loss. I've lost two pets that were very dear to me--both dogs, both samoyeds. Together, they were around for twenty-five years of my life. I loved those pups.

    "It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black." - Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap
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    Bertram, I live on a farm and I feed sometimes 8 to 10 cats, I prefer the old ugly ones like me, tbradsim the old cajun

    The Old Cajun
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    Thank you all I really can't express how much the support from this online community helps.
    Few people around here that I have to talk to other then family and a couple close friends.
    I don't know how long I will let the sweepstake run, but I am sure to let it go for a little while to allow others to see it.
    I'm sure that Sonny is happy to see that he isn't a forgotten cat labeled as road kill. He was much much more.

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    Rad Davis
    I've only had my cat for about a year and couldn't imagine losing her. It pains me to hear that you two were separated prematurely.

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    Smokindragon custom cob.

    I have 2 male indoor cats, 4 yrs old, spoiled rotten, I am sorry for your loss mate.

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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    Sorry for your loss!
    PETERSON

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    Sixten Ivarsson . All dogs make that cats go to heaven, sorry for your loss .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
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    Peterson (Not that I have had any experience with them)

    I am really quite sorry to hear the news! I know once Lola (My Dog) goes, it will be a black day indeed. I find it commendable that you want to Honour Sonny in such a way. His memory will live on, though.

    What care I if my poor means/Clad not my walls with splendid scenes/And pictures by the masters;/Here in the curling smoke-wreath glow/
    Bold hills and lovely vales below,/And brooks with nodding asters.//All that on earth is fair and fine,/This fragrant magic makes it mine,/
    And gives me sole dominion;/And if you call me fanciful,/I only take a stronger pull,/And laugh at your opinion.// - HERMANN RAVE. "PIPE AND POUCH"
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    LHS. I've got an old cat here, i can only imagine how you feel.

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    Erik Nording

    Thanks for the fun, waznyf, it's a fine idea.

    All I have to say is the winner is a lucky one.

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    Nording freehand

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    Comoy 3/4 drop apple

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
    Rudyard Kipling
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    Castello

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    sorry to hear about your loss, my pet Paddington to be remembered too

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    Nording

    Sorry to hear about Sonny!

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    Current favourite in my collection: Luciano

    So sorry to hear about your buddy. I have always been an animal person and I know how bad it feels when one goes away. I would be honored to keep sonny's memory alive by explaining the origins of my pipe to anyone around while smoking it. Not to mention that I have always wanted a Mauro Armellini.

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    Peterson

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    So sorry to hear of your loss.Favorite pipe is a Boswell.

    so many to try
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    Dr Grabow sorry for your loss

    It is impossible to tickle yourself
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    Sorry for your loss. Pets really are family, and it is hard when they go. Favorite so far I would say is Erik Nording.

    -Jim

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    Barling.

    Sorry about your loss. I still miss all of the pets I've lost over the years.

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    Thank you all again for the condolences and for participating.

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    Peterson, with MM a close second.

    And I love my cats - dogs are like children, and cats are like teenagers. General Patton was the best cat who ever owned me, but Czarina Alexandra was a great cat, and Anne Boleyn was a great cat, and Jack Dempsey is turning out to be a pretty good companion.

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    Having outlived a number of pets, it is sad every time.
    Preben Holm is my favorite.

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    Sorry for your loss. My favorite is Rad Davis by far.

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    CEA Churchwarden.
    Currently owned by XX cats (leaving out number so the crazy police don't come looking for me). Have experienced your loss many times and understand. It's a very nice and generous thing you are doing.

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    Sorry for your loss

    Ser Jacopo

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    Im truly sorry for the lost of part of your family.

    Boswell

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    My condolences. MArk Tinsky.

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    Cellini original. I would be heart broken if I lost my dog.

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    Ardor, is there any other !

    Sorry for the loss of a beloved pet !

    Tom

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    I'm very sorry to hear about your loss; pets really are part of the family unit...in many ways, better companions than the actual people in said unit. Know that many a piper will be reflecting upon him over their next bowl; myself included.

    There are three carvers who really get me excited when their email-outs arrive, I couldn't pick just one. Vancouver's own Steven Downie creates some simply amazing pieces, while a young Czech by the name of Daniel Mustran (TND Pipes) produces superb briar at unbelieveable prices. To round out my trifecta of carvers, I have always been drawn to Davorin Morta; his blasts - well - blow me away.

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    Peterson.

    Sonny, this is an awfully nice thing to do and a nifty memoriam for your beloved friend.

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    Condolances - I've been there with the loss of my dog. Thank you for the opportunity -

    Dunhill

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    Double post - sorry

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    Sorry for your loss me and the wife have been married for 12 years and our dog and cat are both in their teens and we aint looking foward to that sad day but that is part of having a pet is knowing you will more than likely out live them.

    WDC pipes I need to get a couple more

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    Moretti - Great to see the response waznyf - hope this brings some encouragement!

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    Mr Brog. Sorry for your loss.

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    The beloved pets await us on the other side my friend..Falcon Pipe

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    The beloved pets await us on the other side my friend..

    Very true. When I smoked my pipe for him I thought of how good it must be on the other side where cars don't exist and where he can be happy forever.

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    Peterson

    A smart man learns from the mistakes of others.
    A wise man learns from his own.
    ---Anonymous
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    I am shocked to see how many of my fellow pipe smokers have pets.
    Now I have two things to link me to many of you and that is pets and pipes.

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    Savinelli.

    Very sorry for your loss!

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    Brigham.
    Sorry for your loss.

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    Stanwell

    I have 2 elderly rats right now. Preparing myself for that inevitable moment.

    "A Dutchman without a pipe is a national impossibility. If a Dutchman were deprived of his pipe and tobacco, he would not even enter Paradise with a glad heart."

    -Schotel
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    Sorry for your loss, my friend. Pets are family too, and often closer than most.

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    I love my animals. I just adopted a dog that I found I a parking lot recently.

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    Sorry to hear about your dog. IMHO losing a pet is no different than losing a human friend (maybe worse sometimes). Years ago one of my dogs died of lung cancer. Talk about guilt...he didn't smoke. That was when my ex and I stopped smoking in the house.

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    Stanwell

    My first pet was a beuitiful brown,white, and black dog. She (Dusty) was a mutt mixed with more breeds than we could begin to recognize. She lived to the ripe old age of 14 human years. When she started to feel her time coming she would try to get away from the family and go out back into a secluded spot to die. It was a very sad time.

    And now I have two cats. Love them very much, but oh boy are they a handful. lol

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
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    Quagliata - sorry to hear about Sonny. We've had both dogs and cats, but now we have a really empty nest.

    hp
    les

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    Masterson. A great idea to honour a friend. Thank you, and my condolences.

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