Anyone Have any John Calich PIpes?

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piperl12

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John Calich is a pipe maker from Canada who unfortunatly passeed away a few years ago. He was a personal friend and I count myself as lucky to have known such an amazing pipe maker and gentleman. I attached a picture of my small collection of his work. They are my favorite smokers. Anyone else have any Calich pipes?

 

ulrich

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I've never owned any but I've admired them for a while now. I'd love to get my mitts on one at some point!

 

piperl12

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Hmmmm I might have to see about that Rhodesian that is a nice looking pipe. Rothnh you are like a dealer lol your contributing to my PAD in a big way.

 

piperl12

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Flattery will get you an invitation to enjoy a Scotch and Cigar when next your in the great white north!

 

smedz

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I have acquired two. I have a contact for a third, it is new. Probably purchase it this week. They are among my favourites.

 

skapunk1

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I aquired one today in a lot. Very nice looking pipe. The numbers are 81 11




 

ghost

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Very nice skapunk!
I've posted mine often on the forums, stamped "Calich Handmade"...


 

skapunk1

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Beauty!
does it have any other numbers or letters? After researching, mines a 1981, and a grade of 11 out of 14

 

skapunk1

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Oops.....was just cleaning some of the others, i have 2 of his pipes.
This one just has a 7 as well, and the single dot on the stem.



 

skapunk1

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Just got a PM from the OP Rob.
John's numbering system changed a few times over the years. The free hand design is dated and numbered. First number is the year made and second number is the pipe number out of a certain amount over the year. He only made about 20 freehands a year. The other one looks to be a late 70's version. The later ones as he got older had letter gradings.

 

jayzee

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I realize its a bit late in this post, but I've been just today been approached by a gent here in Toronto that has a John Calich Pipe he would like to sell. If anybody is interested please PM me and I'll forward details so you can contact the seller. The pipe is a really nice looking smooth straight grain Dublin, Grade 5E, looks to be un-smoked.

 

civilwar

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I was sitting on my front porch last night and I smoked one of my John Calich's for the first time and it was an absolutely amazing smoker, so I picked up a second one that I own and it was just as amazing. I have a rather large pipe library and the John Calich's are one of the best smokers.

 

rokerdepipe

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I have two in my pipe bag as I write this....I have a couple of his earlier pipes "Seconds" as well. They are great smokers for sure!

 
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