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jiminks

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I had a great time. Tried some very old tobaccos, was gifted a lot of samples and tins, was gifted a meer and two other pipes, bought a Charatan pot and a holy grail, which was a EXEXEL pre-transition Barling pot, and met a lot of people in person I had known only in the forums. Got a great pic of Pipestud and me, who also gifted me a tin of vintage tobacco. Thanks, Steve, and everybody else who gave me stuff. Didn't sleep much and have a hoarse throat, but it was worth it for all the fun I had. As soon as I get the rest of the photos, I'll post them on my Facebook page.

 

jiminks

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I got a fair deal on it, too. Check your e-mail for the pics Jon Guss took of it.

 

jiminks

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Another myth shot straight to hell, durn it!!! :D
You might find it funny to know that a couple people were actually surprised I was not Edward G. Robinson himself. Now, that was funny!!! :crazy: :rofl:

 

pipestud

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This was the second year I have attended and it was a blast! And for those of you who don't know, I beat Manduela AND Rie to bring the Women's Division Slow Smoke Contest title back to the good ol' USofA!! One of the two of them has won it for about 8 years now so it was no small feat. Carrying the trophy home on the airplane was fun too.
Atta girl, Scottie!

 

jpmcwjr

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Congrats, Scottie! Great news.... Hope the rest of the show was great for you.
And if anyone is curious about Edw. G or JimInks, there are photos from the last Las Vegas Show.

 

pipestud

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LOL! Got my bad guys mixed up. :cry:
But Jim, you do look more like Cagney than Edward G. :D
As for me, well heck, I'm the spittin' image of Robert Redford (in his younger days), don't you think? :puffy:

 

jiminks

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After he was face up during a hail storm for an after noon! :nana: :rofl:

 

jiminks

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Oh, wait. Steve gave me a free tin of tobacco. So make that one hour.

 

jvnshr

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And for those of you who don't know, I beat Manduela AND Rie to bring the Women's Division Slow Smoke Contest title back to the good ol' USofA!!
Photo by Scottie Piersel ladybriarpipes


 

zack24

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Greta and I had a great time as always! Rolled back into Sarasota after midnight on Monday...It always seems to take a couple of days to recover after that event...Too much fun!

 

mso489

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Looks like the major pipe show in the U.S. Maybe the NYC (in New Jersey) pipe show is a rival. I haven't been to either. But this one looks about as expansive and comprehensive as they come. I think economics just mandate a venue well outside the city, rent and hotel rooms being what they are. You get a pipe show or a trip to Chicago, but not both in one venue. Chicago is a great city, well worth visiting, but it almost preempts a show or meeting.

 

winton

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One of the major disadvantages of Chicago is that there would not be a tent to smoke in.

 

jefff

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May 28, 2015
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Yeah, thats what I assumed.
I love this town, but permits and stuff can be problematic. Add to that Hotel prices and the rental of a large enough meeting place, tickets would be well over $15.00

 
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