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dino

Lifer
Jul 9, 2011
1,995
14,183
Chicago
Sorry Jim, I won't be able to "share" a bowl of 515 with you, in my Heritage 4AB, because no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't secure one. I think it was very shortsighted of Peterson to make so few of the Heritage, the one Sherlockians would prefer. I waited, along with you, for this reissue, and am bummed I can't be part of the party. C'est la vie!
 

HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
Oct 16, 2020
5,623
41,251
Iowa
Sorry Jim, I won't be able to "share" a bowl of 515 with you, in my Heritage 4AB, because no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't secure one. I think it was very shortsighted of Peterson to make so few of the Heritage, the one Sherlockians would prefer. I waited, along with you, for this reissue, and am bummed I can't be part of the party. C'est la vie!
Based on all the rusticated and regular sandblasts that are still sitting there I think you have a good point - the smooth versions and the PSB seemed to be the most popular and maybe most likely to be desired. You might keep watching SP eu - no announcement I can find beyond in an article that suggested 4 a.m. Central here but it had the GMT listed. That site was supposed to be another option.
 

dino

Lifer
Jul 9, 2011
1,995
14,183
Chicago
Thanks to Urban Briar and Jim, I was able to score a Heritage!
Jim suggested SPUK and Urban said he saw one on ebay. The ebay pipe was quite a bargain, so I went with that one.
Soon, I'll be puffing, ala Rathbone and Jim Amash, Wilke 515 in my Heritage 4AB. Thanks guys, you are true friends.
I absolutely love this community!
 

timelord

Part of the Furniture Now
Oct 30, 2017
956
1,974
Gallifrey
Good Grief. When on to SP Eu for 10:00GMT; was there as the pipes were dropped.1x Heritage and 1x Brown 1x Natural and a couple of terracotta they went in less than 1 minute - basically in the time it took for me to click on the pipe someone had already bought it. 1x 9mm terracotta left and everything else is rusticated/sandblast

I know these are limited editions but if SPC/Peterson are going to have so much pre-launch hype then they should have had more pipes available.

This long standing customer of both Peterson their parent company Laudisi is very much hacked off with both of them.
 
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HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
Oct 16, 2020
5,623
41,251
Iowa
Thanks to Urban Briar and Jim, I was able to score a Heritage!
Jim suggested SPUK and Urban said he saw one on ebay. The ebay pipe was quite a bargain, so I went with that one.
Soon, I'll be puffing, ala Rathbone and Jim Amash, Wilke 515 in my Heritage 4AB. Thanks guys, you are true friends.
I absolutely love this community!
Glad you found one!

Strangely, I woke up a couple of minutes after 4 a.m. so what the heck, got on the SP eu site and . . . . 221 was staring at me and as quickly as I could try and put in my cart it was gone, lol! Really didn't expect to see it, so now it can be the one that got away. Fate wakes me up to frustrate me, haha. I decided I could use another Sherlock Holmes tamper so picked up a rusticated 4AB . . . so now if I have a Holmesian three pipe problem I really have three pipes!

Bad news, there was no way I'd get back to sleep so now watching The Scarlet Claw to pass the time through my haze of three or so hours of sleep until the wife wakes up and I'll soothe her further quizzing about all this Sherlock pipe interest by making her a mocha (usually reserved for the weekends or days off, otherwise she makes due with my regular coffee as her base) and surprising her with the news I found a young guy who will put some Xmas lights on the roofline on the front of the house tomorrow - recriminations avoided (until the packages start arriving!).
 

HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
Oct 16, 2020
5,623
41,251
Iowa
What's the significance of 221?
Part of 221B - Sherlock's address on Baker Street. If they wanted to be mean they'd have made 221/500 with a little "B" by the number - would have been a nice surprise for someone and I suppose anguish for many. I couldn't come up with too many numbers other than that and 4, for Sign of the Four, that I could relate to any of the novels or stories.
 

BakerSt221

Lurker
Dec 3, 2021
7
9
Glad you found one!

Strangely, I woke up a couple of minutes after 4 a.m. so what the heck, got on the SP eu site and . . . . 221 was staring at me and as quickly as I could try and put in my cart it was gone, lol! Really didn't expect to see it, so now it can be the one that got away. Fate wakes me up to frustrate me, haha. I decided I could use another Sherlock Holmes tamper so picked up a rusticated 4AB . . . so now if I have a Holmesian three pipe problem I really have three pipes!

Bad news, there was no way I'd get back to sleep so now watching The Scarlet Claw to pass the time through my haze of three or so hours of sleep until the wife wakes up and I'll soothe her further quizzing about all this Sherlock pipe interest by making her a mocha (usually reserved for the weekends or days off, otherwise she makes due with my regular coffee as her base) and surprising her with the news I found a young guy who will put some Xmas lights on the roofline on the front of the house tomorrow - recriminations avoided (until the packages start arriving!).
What finish was the no. 221? My bet, based on the number run was either sandblast or rusticated?
 

Chasing Embers

Captain of the Black Frigate
Nov 12, 2014
43,989
112,084
Part of 221B - Sherlock's address on Baker Street. If they wanted to be mean they'd have made 221/500 with a little "B" by the number - would have been a nice surprise for someone and I suppose anguish for many. I couldn't come up with too many numbers other than that and 4, for Sign of the Four, that I could relate to any of the novels or stories.
Thanks for the info.? That would be a collector's prize.
 

Zero

Lifer
Apr 9, 2021
1,726
13,134
Good morning, just a silent observer here. I thought these stems were gonna be acrylic. I was bummed out to see that they weren't. Hopefully in the future they will produce some fishtail acrylic versions. I did manage to secure two, a heritage and psb.
 

jguss

Lifer
Jul 7, 2013
2,549
6,777
I picked up #158 Sandblast (PSB's were available on both sites at midnight, when I logged on).

Down to 12 regular sandblasts on SP US (And 21 total) and six total on SP EU

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I also got a PSB. Aesthetic tastes vary but for my $$$ the PSB finish is the pick of the litter. Not screen accurate for sure, but I’m a sucker for the gnarly blasts of yore.

I originally had a different one in my cart but it was purchased by someone else in seconds. I took that as a sign to get off my butt and pull the trigger on another one asap.

Here’s mine, #236:

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