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  1. leacha

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    A lot of beautiful pipes. I wish I had the trust in Peterson you guys have. The last 3 months I've purchased 3 Pete's and 2 have had bad drilling. I also do not like how pipes for the US market are drilled out for filters like Europe. That's poor manufacturing. I think ill try a system pipe next, maybe it'll be good

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ffolBjTZs7k

    Make aromatics great again.
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    I was handed down my grandfathers pipe collection quite some time ago. One of those pipes is a Peterson Rocky Donegal 268 with sterling silver band. This past weekend my father and uncle were down in the basement of my grandparents house and they found the original box with the sleeve! So the video above is the pipe/box/sleeve together again. Hmmm, makes me wonder if there are any more treasures of his pipe collection hiding in the basement or attic. As you can see, he had a keen eye for great looking pipes.

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    Peterson Supreme Gold Mount #53 lovats.

    Peterson Deluxe 4S

    Peterson Ebony Silver Spigot

    "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs." -Albert Einstein
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    Very nice looking pipes Durham!

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    I would love to have a Peterson someday. I am particularly fond of the 2014 Outdoors series Sportsman X105. That green stained briar is sexy! Unfortunately, I can't find out how to get one

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    I went looking for a silver mounter XL02 and, at the 2014 Kaywoodie Event, to my surprise and shock, stumbled upon this! A gold mounted Supreme, the best Peterson pipe I have ever seen! Thank you Sam the Coffee Man!

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    I've got these two. The first one is my favorite pipe I own (so far) and the second has been taken out of rotation.

    Sherlock Holmes Lestrade:

    Limerick:

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    The latest addition to my collection, a Irish Harp shape 150...

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    Aran b11 2nd from top

    peterson st patrick's day 2015

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    Is there a way to determine the exact year a Peterson was made? Thanks.

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    Is there a way to determine the exact year a Peterson was made?

    If there's silver work on it, like a band or a spigot etc., then yes you can date it quite easily. Peterson has an extensive list of specific lettering and font that the silver was stamped with to mark the year of its production. I don't have the link now, but I'm sure a quick Google search can track down the list.

    If there isn't any silver work on it then I wouldn't know how you would find out what the year of production was.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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    Man the pipes that you people have, it's amazing. It's great to have a look at !!

    Meanwhile, here are the 2 little mini Peterson that I managed to get around where I live.
    I am not sure they are real, hope I didn't get conned ...
    Anyway they smoke very nicely for the little I know about it.



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    Christmas Pipe:

    Irish Harp:
    (Seems to be a popular shape)

    Aran 306:
    (Just such a fine pipe!)

    I'm sure I'll be buying more Petersons over the years to come.

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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  16. stanlaurel

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    I have 4 Petersons and am considering a 5th. These are my 2 current favorites:
    Kinsale XL22 (Mycroft)

    and Killarney Ebony 408

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    Lots of great pipes folks! I love Peterson pipes... the shapes, the bands and the old skool look. I especially go nuts over the spigots.

    BUT! I will not buy a new Pete due to poor all-around craftsmanship, such as poor drilling, dip staining the entire bowl chambers and stummel, the spray laquering, and overall poor QC work. And I am not a fan of that dreaded and awkward look and feel of the p-lip.

    I think Peterson took a huge nosedive when Big Tom Palmer took the reins in the early 1990's. I can not tell you how many stories I have heard about the shoddy work coming out of that factory since TP came around. AND it still continues.

    I ONLY buy (and own) Peterson estate pipes that were made in the 80's and down. It's a damn shame what Tom Palmer has done to a legendary product. If there is someone else to blame, please correct me.

    I treat people the way they treat me. It's that simple.
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  18. tuold

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    Kola, I've heard those complaints about Peterson quality from others as well, so I don't doubt your veracity. I can only say the three I bought over the past year have been stellar in every respect. If I did end up with one with the defects you list I'd return it.

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    tuold, yes I guess some folks are a but luckier than others.,,but IMOHO Peterson has the most problems in QC control. It makes me wonder if they have any QC implemented at thier factory. As far as sending back a pipe for repairs or exchange I have also heard horror stories of very long wait times...up to 6 months in some cases.

    Trust me, I don't like bashing Peterson...and as I said earlier I adore their style of pipes. My daily smoker is a 1979 Peterson 03 Deluxe that is my workhorse and best friend. But I have to be honest with my own experiences and from reading many posts from different pipe smokers from many forums.

    I won't say anymore as this is a nice thread with some great pipes and I don't want to hijack it with negativity.

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    Great thread. Love looking at the different styles. I just got a Peterson 2013 Christmas Zulu

    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
    James. C. Henderson
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    I'm looking for a pre-Republic Peterson 9 BC, chubby bent, in excellent condition. Want it in Sterling or Deluxe. Please post pics and asking price. Or, email robdenholtz@gmail.com. How do I post a pic of the shape?

    Thanks,

    Rob

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  22. alexnorth

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    My one Peterson is an Aran 80s. Drilling isn't perfect but i really like the shape and feel of it

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    I'm new to this thread, having become enamored over certain Peterson shapes as of late. I also discovered with a Vulcanite stem, I like the P-lip and it is a nice change of pace from my other buttons.

    Pre-Republic, 1930's Rhodesian

    I love the 9BC shape, and so far, I've found two finished

    Kapruff 9BC - pre-1959 (Made in England, Circle)

    Premiere Selection, Pre-Republic

    My first System pipe, an 11S Deluxe, hallmarked to 1979, the year I graduated from HS and compliments our 1979 MGB.

    Al

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    Well, this is just the Pete Meerschaums. Actually wanted to try to see if I can understand the upload pictures.

    ]Pete Meers[/url]

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    Careful girl, you're showing up the boys with that little teaser. Nice group of Pete Meers!

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    They were my granddad's. As soon as my relatives found out I took up the pipe, they sent me a shoebox with all his Petes.

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    Here's my small Peterson family shown from left to right in the order that I acquired them.

    1- Rusticated Tankard P-lip
    2- Red Killarney 69 P-lip
    3- St Paddy's Day 2015 XL90
    4- Aran Bulldog P-lip
    5- Aran Canadian

    Really like the Aran line and would like to pick up an Aran Lovat for a nice 3 pipe set.

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    I purchased a Harp 107 and a Dublin Castle 221. Both had their drill holes a good bit above the bottom of the bowl. Sent both back. The shop said their inventory all had bad draft hole drilling. I think I'm done with Peterson pipes for now until their quality control improves.

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    Kinsale Smooth - Father's Day 2015!

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    Being the Typhoid Mary of computer science, I'll just describe two of my favorite Petes.

    The Around the World pipe for Ireland, an orange stain bent bulldog with a bright nickel band and fishtail bit.

    Two bent brandy B11 pipes (verging on volcano shape) that are sitters, one an ebony Killarney with thin double nickel bands, and the other a Shannon with subtle grain and black and brown stain; the B11 is one of the under-rated pipes in the Peterson line. Both fishtail bits.

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    my Peterson standard system 302s.

    one smooth, one rusticated.

    I also picked up an Estate Peterson Aran recently They are very good pipes I have to say.

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    It took my days to decide between this and a(nother) Ropp bone stem. It's my first Peterson, and it looks better in person that it does in the stock photo. It's also very light. I am happy with the decision.

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    My 10 Petersons on my Peterson pipe stand.

    Life would go on as it had always gone on - that is, badly.
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    No idea how to post a picture on post but will change my profile pic. Got a Dalkey B.10 bent Dublin and a Aran 264 lumberman

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    These are the only two I have currently.


    Chris

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, ā€œI believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.ā€ One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
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    Skaukatt, that Pete is gorgeous!

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    @Shawn: nice looking rack and pipes !!!

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    Lou, welcome to the chubby 999 Sterling club, that is a beauty!

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    Skaukatt, that Pete is gorgeous!

    +1 on that. One of the prettiest Petes I've ever seen.

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    Brand new anniversary gift from my wife: B42 Darwin Smooth
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    Dublin Castle 03 Sandblasted - my first Peterson purchased this past June
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    Those are two winners Jaydublin! The blast on that 999 is awesome.

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    Both beauties, but the Darwin speaks to me.....Go.....find.....me....and....buy....me!

    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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    My Pete's:

    Clockwise, from the top:

    • Christmas 2015 106

    • Killarney 69

    • Sherlock Holmes Original

    • Sherlock Holmes Baker Street

    • Fermoy B11

    • Irish Harp 408

    • System Standard 31

    • System Standard 312

    • St. Patrick's Day 01

    And at the center, a Meerschaum-lined 407.

    Dunhill will return.
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    I had one not too long ago but had to send it back. Hopeful I can replace it. Sherlock Holmes Squire in a red finish.

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    Really enjoying this thread, some real beautiful pipes!

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    Oh no! What happened to your Squire?

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    Problem with the finish, stamping, and drilling. Was given a refund, but I love the finish and size.

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    Bummer. It's a nice bent dog for sure.

    I don't think I'll collect all of the Holmes, but if I were to get another one, that'd be a strong contender. Or the Deerstalker.

    Must... Control... PAD...

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    Hi guys. New to the site. Hope you enjoy my pics.
    Cheers,

    Juan

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    Another one. Cheers, J

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    Juan, what grade us the first one? That grain is amazing.

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    SS, I'm not sure. It's an estate that I bought unsmoked a couple of months ago.
    It's a Kildare, marked 106S. From the box and markings I gather it is from the late 70s or early 80s.
    Did they do the Kildares in different grades?

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  56. disinformatique

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    My latest acquisition Peterson 999 Christmas 2015

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    I like that 2015 stem color!

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    Very nice Pipe Monk!

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    This are my two latest aquisitions.
    Both are great smokers and I'm really enjoying them.

    Cheers,

    J

    PS: The Squire has some Chapstick on the stem which I forgot to clean before taking the pic

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    My latest acquisition. PAD is full-throttle...

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    Peterson System Standard bent apple "Zippo". The lighter didn't come with this, a shame but the pipe is in excellent shape.

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  62. disinformatique

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    Latest addition, sold off my Aran 150 to a pipe smoker in India.


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    Beautiful Petersons, folks! I especially love all the army mounts and Bungee's first post.

    I'm looking forward to posting a pic of my new Sherlock Holmes Original. Just a couple more days.

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    Hi all, very nice pipes! I missed this thread it is very fun to just scroll through the pics! I love Peterson pipes I have purchased new and estate in the last three years and have been lucky I guess. All of mine are good to go! I currently have 6 and I will have more. My favorite shape is the 68. Happy puffing!!

    My second Drac.

    My first Peterson I purchased.

    My Christmas pipe from my wife 2015. Lovely 68 Walnut Spigot.

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    Some 2015 updates.

    999 Deluxe (pre-1938)

    999 Sterling

    1910 Patent Reproduction, with new stem from George D.

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    Here's a couple pics of a Pete Pre Republic Panel I scored recently. These pics were taken before a friend from western Maryland restored her for me.

    ]PetersonPreRepublicPanel[/url]

    ]PetersonPreRepublicPanel2[/url]

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    Some of my favorite Pete's

    From top: Handmade House Pipe Bent, Handmade House Pipe Straight, Darwin Deluxe

    From top: Deluxe 9S, 1901 Patent Pipe

    From top: Supreme XL02, Supreme 9BC, Kapp-Royal XL999

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    @Dixie - that XL999 is outstanding. Its not clear to me how long Peterson used the XL999 model, but I don't believe it was long term.

    @Dutch65 - Here's a shot of that restored Panel, a pre-Republic K Briar, a beautiful Pete!

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    Oh, my heavens! My PAD quotient just went up several points, and I am scared. Here's why: in two days I will be browsing their shop in Dublin. And free the next day for more of the same. Can I limit myself to one or two?? I find I don't like to buy new pipes online as much as I did, so this is a great opportunity to see, feel, weight, and plumb a bunch of gorgeous pipes. I just need to stick to my guns and buy one pipe per city visited. But I could buy two here, as I didn't find anything in Paris I liked.

    I have two Arans, bent billiards, natural-ish finish, and one billiard I bought 50 years ago. (And beat on ashtrays in my youthful exuberance).

    BTW, the factory tour won't happen, as they close down completely a few days before Christmas into the new year. Darn.

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    @jpmcwjr - Please post some pictures of your shop experience and good luck selecting the right pipe...s! Check out the Peterson video I just posted, it will whet your appetite!

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