My Craziest Haul (yet)

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bungee

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Oct 31, 2015
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So I got this bunch of good classic pipes that, for some reason, never get smoked.

And this other guy has a bunch of carver/artist pipes in the same situation.

We both wanted to try something new so we did a swap.
He got seven of my Petersons (nice ones), two Brebbias (year pipes), a Jeantet, a BBB Spigot, a Big Ben and two Falcons.
And I got this 6 beauties...
I didn't buy anything, but I'm calling it my Xmas present.
What do you think?
Cheers,
J
Group shot


Chris Askwith Morta




Steve Liskey Volcano



Daniel Mustran Volcano



Alexey Korolev Reversed Nut



Daniel Mustran Ugly Duckling



Sergey Cherenapov Bamboo




 

pruss

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Feb 6, 2013
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Um... you win.
Holy crap.
The Liskey is the stunner in that group, to my eye, followed closely by the Cherenapov.
Merry Christmas!
-- Pat

 

bigpond

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Oct 14, 2014
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That's about the best pipe related happening I've seen in a long while. Kudos to you both. That Cheranapov though,...I'm sure Satou's ears are burning.

 

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stanlaurel

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That's really a major transaction! I love the Mustran Volcano. I hope that you plan to smoke them.

 

gloucesterman

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Jan 4, 2015
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That Bungee, is one hell of a haul, each one is stunning by itself, together they're spectacular. Anyone would be pretty proud of that set. You did very well. Merry Christmas.

 

brudnod

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Aug 26, 2013
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Don't care how pristine the Petes were; you got the win on this swap! The Morta is classically beautiful and, although I don't generally like bamboo stems, the Cherenapov is remarkably well done. That flame grain is just gorgeous. Great trade!!!

 

samcoffeeman

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Apr 6, 2015
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That is a heck of a haul!
Love the Askwith Morta, if you're ever interested in parting with it, cash or trade, shoot me a PM.

 

bungee

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Oct 31, 2015
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Thanks for all your nice comments!
Regarding the deal sounding too good to be true, bare in mind that down where I live pipes are extremely expensive due to restrictions on imported goods. Peterson in particular since it is the pipe coveted by every local pipe smoker.

As an example, I have seen prices for the Sherlock Holmes series pipes in excess of USD 600.

I never paid those astronomical nunbers since I travel a lot, but some less fortunate smokers do on a regular basis.
I know I got a sweet deal, but the other guy was happy too.

And he got a couple of Supremes, two Premier and some other top of the line pipes. Do not think he traded for Donegals or Arans. And the guy has a collection of artisan pipes you would not believe and he just wanted something different.
Merry Christmas to you all,
J

 

fnord

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Dec 28, 2011
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If the swap ended with a handshake and a smile then it's a fine transaction.
But, Holy Mother of God, did you ever hit pay dirt.
Stunning. Just stunning, Bungee, and I couldn't be happier for you.
The Cherenapov kills but that might be a fifteen minute smoke for me. I'm pretty traditional with my burners and the Askwith Morta hits every button: billiard, thick walled with thousands of potential bowls to enjoy.
You did real good.
I've never smoked a Pete and would love to see what you traded out and what you have left. Any chance of a before and after pix?
Fnord

 

winton

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Love the morta. But as others have said, if the trade ended with a handshake, everyone wins.

 
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