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HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
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Now, each one I've clicked on say "Not Available for Purchase".

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Yep, noticed that this morning as well - they appeared to be available when Chris posted and later with a "Buy" button, at least I looked at a Heritage and it appeared I could have bought it. Oh well, if anyone was able to buy based on his post then that's great and if not, no harm done.
 
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HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
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#312 sandblast just arrived in the mail. Very pleased.
Excellent! Mine are having a race, lol, the one at Dublin airport is losing but the Heritage should arrive today (also just noticed another pipe I was influenced to order by a good member on here may also be showing up today so kind of a Euro day - Ireland via the Carolinas and Spain)!

Looking forward to reports on how the ABs perform for folks!
 

HawkeyeLinus

Lifer
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4AB Heritage arrived at the office just before lunch as did a package from across the pond - always been a huge Sherlock Holmes and Basil Rathbone fan so thanks to @jiminks for all he did to make the 4AB happen (fresh batch of Wilke No. 515 expected in a couple of days so I'll hold off lighting any 4AB until then). It has a darker but by no means opaque finish and the photo doesn't do justice to the grain that is visible and it's just how I hoped it would be. And this little Hawkeye snowman is extra happy because a package from Jose Rubio also arrived just before lunch. This is a little stunner in a different way. Thanks to PAD enabler @hoosierpipeguy for the inspiration and advice! I'll probably celebrate by having some sort of holiday blend in it this evening. 17C30ACA-1335-4E16-9DFD-CB5B7D532C46_1_201_a.jpeg
 

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#194 Sandblast showed up today, I grabbed it for photos, then the wife commandeered it, so a test ride will have to wait until Christmas Day. I'm very pleased with the sandblast, and comparing it to my 2020 PSB, I'm glad I didn't pay a premium for one of the PSB's. Love that stem and chimney. Mark Irwins examples did not have the 2021 stamp but mine does, in addition to the silver hallmark. Overall, I'm quite pleased for a $150 pipe.

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craig61a

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#194 Sandblast showed up today, I grabbed it for photos, then the wife commandeered it, so a test ride will have to wait until Christmas Day. I'm very pleased with the sandblast, and comparing it to my 2020 PSB, I'm glad I didn't pay a premium for one of the PSB's. Love that stem and chimney. Mark Irwins examples did not have the 2021 stamp but mine does, in addition to the silver hallmark. Overall, I'm quite pleased for a $150 pipe.

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I do think that the PSB's show a little more desirable ring in the blast, but then again some pipes have a nice enough blast without that designation. And the PSB's have a reddish stain underneath the darker overstain. I'm interested in whether or not it will pass a cleaner...
 
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craig61a

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Probably not. They're just going to make more of them. If they sell, more will be made. They may not be from the POTY run, but, really, who will care if they want a 4AB and there's a nice example abvailable?
Yes, I imagine they will make more... seems the interest might be there. Not a fan of the shape, and I don't own a Deluxe 4 or an 8 either. But if that's your thing then more power. Cylindrical bowl just looks weird to me.
 

BakerSt221

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I live about 2 hrs and 30 minutes from Smokingpipes.com distribution center. My package has been delayed… it was supposed to be here yesterday. I ordered 2 pipes and only one is showing a tracking number and shipped. I sure hope the other pipe is in the same box. Anyone else having shipping issues?
 
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HawkeyeLinus

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I live about 2 hrs and 30 minutes from Smokingpipes.com distribution center. My package has been delayed… it was supposed to be here yesterday. I ordered 2 pipes and only one is showing a tracking number and shipped. I sure hope the other pipe is in the same box. Anyone else having shipping issues?
One is having a problem. I'd personally asked the retailer to ship other than USPS and offered to pay for it and it was shipped . . . USPS and for some reason once it made its way along the normal chain to Indianapolis it then went to . . . Fargo, ND so it's now about as far west as it was east, lol, and I've never had a package go to Fargo, lol, after leaving Indianapolis. It is stuck there but USPS says it is to be delivered today, haha. UPS or Fed Ex I'd have had it yesterday morning and confidence with it not getting delayed or lost. Now in reality very little gets lost, but I had something six weeks ago disappear at a post office on the east coast, got an Amazon refund and Amazon let me know last week it had actually made its way back to them. Just a little glitch and only about a 48 hour problem right now so it is wait and see and maybe the package coming from Ireland will actually beat it to me (not that I'm hoping for that).

My package from SP was dispatched and received promptly, but I expedited with UPS from SP.

Not ready to run anyone though a woodchopper yet, but if it's not updated soon ...... you betcha!
 
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timelord

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UPS or Fed Ex I'd have had it yesterday morning and confidence with it not getting delayed or lost
Not pipes but the last two packages shipped to me via FedEx have disappeared. One ended up in Spain (despite having the correct address details on the package!) and the last one made it as far as Memphis, two weeks after it arrived there (and one week after it should have arrived here) FedEx finally admitted they had no idea where it was and declared it lost.

It was the same in Australia, stuff shipped UPS, DHL and even USPS from the US arrived no problem, anything coming FedEx was a lottery.

Personally I wouldn't trust FedEx to ship anything, ever.
 
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mso489

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jiminks not only brainstorms what pipes to make, but he sells out the lot with his enthusiasm. I'd guess they might continue the 4AB in some series after the 500 are sold, now that it has such good visibility. Those Rathbone black and white photos of him smoking the pipe are the closer.
 

Streeper541

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jiminks not only brainstorms what pipes to make, but he sells out the lot with his enthusiasm. I'd guess they might continue the 4AB in some series after the 500 are sold, now that it has such good visibility. Those Rathbone black and white photos of him smoking the pipe are the closer.
Yeah he does...

Now we got to get to work on Laudisi/Peterson on resurrecting the Coronation Cad nosewarmer bulldog.
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JimInks

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jiminks not only brainstorms what pipes to make, but he sells out the lot with his enthusiasm. I'd guess they might continue the 4AB in some series after the 500 are sold, now that it has such good visibility. Those Rathbone black and white photos of him smoking the pipe are the closer.
I hope they do make more 4ABs. Lots more people want them.

Anyone who wants Peterson to bring back the XL155 bulldog should let them know they want it. This model was smoked by Nigel Bruce in two Sherlock Holmes movies. I've already been bugging them about it.
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Streeper541

Lifer
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I hope they do make more 4ABs. Lots more people want them.

Anyone who wants Peterson to bring back the XL155 bulldog should let them know they want it. This model was smoked by Nigel Bruce in two Sherlock Holmes movies. I've already been bugging them about it.
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I'm a bulldog fella. Would love to have one of those. Just let me know who's feathers I gotta ruffle.