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    Albert Einstein's Pipes and Pipe Rack Auction

    Hmmmm. There is a 50/50 chance on that.
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    S.M. Frank & Co. Trivia From Buzzfile

    I am very pleased with my Kaywoodie Oom Paul.
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    A Rumination on a Musty low Grade Meerschaum of Middling to Good Quality

    Eddie Haskell stole it when no one was looking.
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    ***What Are You Smoking, September 2021?***

    Knute of Denmark E, with some Red Virginia, bulls eye flakes and a lot of other stuff. Excellent.
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    ***What Are You Smoking, September 2021?***

    James Upshall Tilshead with John Dengler Black Maria. A perfect gentleman with a perfect lady.
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    Opportunities In Pipe Smoking

    All this talk about the "Golden Age" Forty years ago....sitting at a restaurant dining table, any restaurant, any where in the world, and lighting up my pipe with out any worries that someone would say anything to the contrary. How does one top that. It was accepted, considered normal, and...
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    Do You Dislike a Certain Stem Material?

    Why, because they might "crack"....LOL
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    Unusual Combos

    The mix you made is something akin to a mix I made a while back. It works, and I think for lots of reasons. Enjoy and be creative.
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    Public Piping; Where Do you Do it?

    Yes, France does have some beautiful parks to smoke a pipe in.
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    Do You Dislike a Certain Stem Material?

    I can't imagine if the new idea for a stem material were vulcanite that many people on this forum would be singing its praises.
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    Public Piping; Where Do you Do it?

    Whenever I am about. Beijing to Ecuador... Cabo to Carmel - it's all the same to me - a place to smoke a pipe.
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    A Rumination on a Musty low Grade Meerschaum of Middling to Good Quality

    Below is my CAO Gourd Calabash Meerschaum. It was the first pipe I ever purchased. About six months ago I gave it a thorough cleaning which also meant replacing the cork seal between the gourd and the bowl. I am happy to report the pipe still smokes fine. A few years later, I bought another...
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    A Rumination on a Musty low Grade Meerschaum of Middling to Good Quality

    I recall how tobacco shops routinely hosted meerschaum shows. I always enjoyed looking at the various carvings. I have three meerschaum pipes: two CAOs from the late 80s - one a gourd calabash with lattice carvings around the top, and the second CAO has lattice carvings around the bowl. Both...
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    Do You Dislike a Certain Stem Material?

    Hmmmm. At one time, it bothered me as well. But after I moved to Palm Springs, that problem went away. I am positive there is no causation between the two.
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    Do You Dislike a Certain Stem Material?

    easy to solve the problem of acrylics- don’t bite so hard.