Christmas Cheer!


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Ahh Christmas it brings a twinkle to every childs eye, the magic of old St.Nick, the chill in the air and lights lit for as fas as the eye can see. I too felt like a child Christmas morning, it seems Dad was also on the good list this year.

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A pair of Neerup sandblasted classic cherrywood pokers.

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Savinelli Trevi 616 & Peterson Donegal Rocky XL 90.

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A pair of Stanwell Sterling Black 95 & 182.

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And tobacco out the wazoo.

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Photo’s taken in our new folding photo studio. Between my wifes and my blog it makes things a little easier then covering cardboard boxes with printer paper.

My wife is apparently in cahoots with the fat man himself and was busy amassing a stockpile of pipes & tobacco Wow! I can now scratch a few off the pipe bucket list . Thank you Baby.

Now the estate pipes, the deal was no shopping until after Christmas and thats a hard pill to swallow, between Ebay, Etsy and the various online shops I frequent on daily basis, but I was good and left it to my wife, daughter and father to catch the deals. Thank you Sue, Mack & Dad.

CUSTOMBILT CHRISTMAS

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(Ad courtesy of The Custom-bilt Pipe Story)

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This was a nice addition to my collection. Picture Christmas morning 1940’s-1950’s and this tinny box awaits you under the tree in closed a miniature Custombilt and a gift certificate from your favorite B&B . The miniature pipe and certificate would then be turned in for a full size Bilt of your choosing. They were non-smoking miniatures made of clay or wood.

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Top Bilt Un-Smoked Mincer era, bottom Chunky bull Mincer era.

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Top Bilt Mincer era, bottom Wally Frank era.

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Two Mincer era bilts very worn nomenclature.

Captain Pete XL 80

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Captain Pete XL 80. This was a big bucket list pipe that I have been in search of for some time now and original box to boot. I have been a big fan of Peterson pipes and the Captain Pete with it’s shorter stem and fat bowl was one I had to have but didn’t expect to ever get.

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And last but not least a 2013 Brian Doran handmade poker. I have many pipes in my collection but I didn’t have a poker. Now with the Doran and two Neerup’s I have three.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Holiday and enjoyed family, friends and a good smoke.

Now after a month of dealing with a medical annoyance doctor’s have put me on a cocktail of meds to control my chronic hives and angioedema. The swelling in my hands has finally subsided so I can now get back to my refurbishing projects. My plate is full of new estates waiting to be put back in service. I will begin positing new restorations this week starting with a beautiful Rich Era saddle grain Custombilt sent to me by Clint of Pipescoundrel .

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