I just want to say hello as I've decided to pick up smoking a pipe after a 20 year hiatus. I started smoking a pipe at age 18 and smoked well into my late thirties when I decided to quit. Over that time I collected a lot of pipes, chacom, Ben Wade, GBD, Alpha, Stanwell and other not so well know pies just to name a few. Lost and broke a of them too over the years...lol. I was always an aromatic smoker with a tendency to lean toward Lane Ltd aromatics. Flash forward another 20 years and I've decided that the occasional cigar simply wasn't giving me the pleasure or satisfaction a pipe once did, so here I am cleaning repairing and freshening some of my old favorite pipes while looking forward to lighting one up once again. I've been looking through this site for a few days now and there is a lot if good info here and I'm looking forward to bei g a regular member.