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  • Started 3 months ago by trouttimes
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  1. trouttimes

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    Here are two more yard sale finds. $5.00 for both. One is a Dr.G Royal Duke. The other just says "Regent" "Imported Briar". Both smoke well after I cleaned them but the Dr.G is a smaller bowl than I'm used to.

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  2. didimauw

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    Very cool!

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    Very nice!

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    A blue spade Grabow! VERY nice find!

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    I didn't even notice the blue spade! I acquired a blue spade Grabow bulldog from an antique store a few years ago. Smokes great! Real vulcanite stem, not the cheap plastic stem they use these days!

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    Nice score! Gotta love yard sales.

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    I have some Garbows with blue spade and some with white. What's the difference?

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    Nice! Enjoy those!

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    Nice score !!

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    That Dublin looks very similar to a St. Regis pipe I have, are you certain it says Regent or cold it be possible that it’s also a St. Regis with the faded nomenclature?

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    It is so faint that it could say st. Regis.

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    Nice! It looks like the Grabow has some killer grain! Congrats and enjoy the heck out of them!

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    It is so faint that it could say st. Regis.

    I’m thinking it is. I have about 20 to 30 St. Regis pipes that we’re gifted to me and they are all wonderful smokers, I just love them. I believe they are Sasieni seconds but don’t quote me on that.

    Either way ya slice it, good find!

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    I have some Garbows with blue spade and some with white. What's the difference?

    Blue-push stem filter pipe

    Yellow-push stem stinger pipe

    Orange-Westbrook stinger Adjustomatic

    Black-seconds and rejects

    Silver-Berwyck filter Adjustomatic

    White-originally Adjustomatic but came to be standard

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    Nice score! Congrats. The Grabow looks like a shape 12(small Apple) or 10(medium Apple). Embers did pretty good with the spades, the Berwyck line did have shiny oversized aluminum ones on a very small number but most were white. Here are some notes on blue spades from a man who knew better than anyone, the recently passed Tom Douglas

    "Blue color from light to dark depending on supplied plastic sheeting used.

    Blue spades used on all Duke filter lines from early 1960’s until 1993/4..

    In the early 1960's, DG introduced the DUKE filter pipes, and they featured a blue spade, except for the Ajustomatic DUKEs which featured white spades. Probably about this time, DG also introduced push stem pipes using a metal cleaner insert, and these push stem pipes featured a yellow spade emblem.

    So in the early 1960's DG was producing white spade Ajustomatic pipes, blue spade push stem filter pipes, yellow spade push stem metal cleaner pipes, and orange spade WESTBROOKs.

    We were still using the colors in 1991. I guess they changed about 93/94. td"

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    Wow, thanks guys. Love the information. I'm thinking small apple but still a really good smoker. Better than some $200 pipes I have.

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    Nice Find

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    And we have a winner.

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    I'm thinking small apple

    That would be what I would call that shape as well.

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    Embers did pretty good with the spades

    I got all of that from Ed James while he was still with us.

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    Ed was irreplaceable, him and Tom are great losses.

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    Indeed. Probably had Ed pulling his hair out with all of the estate and restoring questions.

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    The older Dr Grabows were a pleasant surprise to me and I've acquired several since the first (a Westbrook) arrived along with a pipe rack which had been my primary objective in that particular auction.
    My son gave me a 'blue spaded' billiard a few yrs back, and I smoke it all the time. The stem is incredibly comfortable.
    It's a vulcanite saddle stem and the pipe is lightweight and easy clenching. The airway is excellent, and the pipe smokes w/o getting hot.

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    I'm in a tobacco pipe desert for yard sales, antique stores, and flea markets. I guess central N.C. was a cigarette region. Even the big state fairground flea market has few pipes. At antique stores, they look at me like I'm crazy when I ask about pipes, like I'm inquiring about rocket launchers. I guess even the professors hereabout (NCSU) were more engineers and techies and did cigarettes if they smoked. Not so many historians and literature people, at least not back-when.

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    I remember having a conversation with the late and dearly missed Ed about a Savoy yellow-spade push-stem filter pipe I own. Apparently, from time to time, when phasing models in/out (or ownership changes), a given colored stock was used on models that the color was not intended for originally. Are they rare? Valuable? Collectible? Ed didn't know, and neither do I. Sure miss Ed, though.

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