- May 12, 2015
For the foreseeable future, my collecting days are over. So at this time, I am a smoker who enjoys what he has already collected!
Disliking Canadians!!? Loving Lovats. Yes, I cannot figure, as Canadians are among my favorite shapes, and human beings.I'm with Greg. Embarrassingly large collection, all over the map. The only shape that I don't care for is the Canadian. But I love the Lovat. Go figure..
I am also always looking out for a nice Canadian and/or cutty...I LOVE the cutty shape!I am a pipe smoker and have a modest collection of pipes- 35; 8 are Cobs.
There are a couple of styles of pipe that I would like to acquire, but other than that I enjoy smoking the pipes that I have now. I would rather spend my money on buying tobacco.
I’m looking for a few really nice Canadians or a Cutty style. Maybe one more Meerschaum?
Both. I smoke what I collect.
I completely understand your way of thinking! I too buy only pipes I plan on smoking. My problem is sometimes I forget where I put my new pipe, and then I find it later, (With maybe a few more pipes I've stashed), so it's like Christmas all year long. For tobacco, I'm always looking for that and have a small amount cellared. As for collecting the pipes, I don't seem to get rid of any....thus my collectionI don't buy a pipe unless I intend to smoke it. If, at some point, I stop smoking it ~ it gets wrapped up and put in a drawer. So, I suppose I am both ?
I feel the same way...It's not an either/or proposition. Most of us are both. I enjoyed Greg's article and it reminded me that the journey of collecting pipes is not dissimilar from the journey of collecting tobaccos.