Now smoking a freshly opened tin of year 2016 Orlik Golden Sliced in a smooth brown medium bend Abbott 788 (Sasieni family era) author with a tapered black vulcanite stem. First time smoking this pipe.
On the deck enjoying a freshly popped jar of 2019 Gawith Hoggarth Dark Plug in a Charatan’s Make Authentic. Decaf coffee and good tunes for accompaniment. Plugs always age so well, and quickly too. Already a decent amount of crystals on the plug! It’s nowhere near as good as the Dark Plug from 2004 I finished up not long ago, but this has some spicy notes in the forefront that I am enjoying, not found in the older vintage. Oh….and the aroma is intoxicating!
... to reading pipe, Butz-Choquin had a pipe for just about every occasion -
the Origine was originally designed in 1857 and was the original pipe released to the world by Gustave Butz and Jean Choquin
These two bought in 1978 (same time as the Peterson & Glass catalogue ^)
This pic from Piberyger.dk showing an early model with albatross wing-bone extension
As can be seen the albatross wing bone extension was unsurprisingly somewhat longer than the more recent goose bone but that's what was used from the mid 19th into the 20th century where it was sometimes included in four-pipe sets to add versality or even with cased single pipes and I've even seen one included with a cased Calabash.
Just spent a glorious two hours in the yard, a sunny, no humidity, breezy, afternoon, as I smoked 2016 Brebbia Latakia (Syrian) Flake No. 9 in a GBD Prehistoric 508 bent Billiard with a Perspex stem. A tall tumbler filled with Peach/Mango Green Tea, Honey Jack and a fistful of bergs, slaked my thirst.
Not far from finishing this bowl of year 2018 Sutliff Dunhill Elizabethan Match in a 1982 smooth straight Dunhill Root Briar 31051 Dublin with a black vulcanite tapered stem. Got a new box of estate pipes, and am about to open the box to see what's inside. View attachment 84488
My other Astley of 109 Jermyn St , London, Author shape with Davidoff GMs. I bought this pipe at Astley's in 1995 shortly before they closed their shop - and what a pipe shop it was! View attachment 84528