- Dec 28, 2011
This year over Spring break I decided to take a trip out to Colorado to visit my parents and hang out for a week. I live in Duluth MN so on my way down to the cities I decided to stop into Golden Leaf Tobacco Shop and check it out. This place is a very cool smoking lounge. They had a few tins on display and quite a few jars that you could sample their blends from. They also have quite a few estates that are very reasonably priced. As I was looking through all of the estates I spotted a nice looking smooth pipe with a perfect bend. The size of the bowl was also perfect. The price tag said 110$ and after looking closer I could tell it was a Dunhill. I was a bit thrown off since I had never seen one for under 200$ (excluding Ebay). I convinced myself to wait knowing that I would be going to Edwards out in Colorado so I told the owner that I would be coming back through in a week and if it was still there I would buy it. Now today I stopped into Edwards and started looking through some of the Peterson's but they were all a bit more expensive that what I had in mind on spending for a Pete. I continued to look through the displays and found an awesome Black Sandblasted Stanwell Feather Weight poker. I thought it over on whether I would want to spend the extra few bucks to get the dunhill or to go with a pipe that was cheaper and my favorite style. I decided to go with the Stanwell and the owner took it back to get it polished up. I was pretty excited about my choice, but when the owner came back he explained to me that he broke the pipe while polishing it. I think he could tell that I was a bit disappointed and he took me over to the estates. He picked out two Dunhills that were again the perfect size and told me he felt bad that he broke the pipe I wanted so he would give me a good deal on one. Needless to say, I took the offer. Sorry if it was a little long winded. And of course Pics.