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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelP View Post
    Welcome to the forums. I look forward with anticipation on hearing the stories and viewing the pipes, tobaccos and accessories that you have.
    Thank you for the welcome. I'll be taking some pictures starting tomorrow!

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    Welcome to PSU, Chris! You had my attention at the mention of pipes. You had my heightened attention at the mention of old, sealed tobacco tins. You had my full attention at the mention of tools!

    I'm sorry that your previous forum experience was disappointing. I've seen the same happen before. Try to keep in mind that most of us that frequent these forums are enthusiasts and collectors. We often develop emotional attachments to these little, curvy pieces of wood and the bits of dry leaves that we put in them. It's an attachment that is largely beyond the understanding of the rest of the rational world. So, we gather together virtually to share that passion with other, like-minded devotees.

    As often it happens with passion, sometimes it gets out of control. On rare occasions, it can even get nasty. Forgive us. It's not right and it's not fair, but it is the nature of the beast. Cooler heads usually prevail in the end though and PSU just happens to be a great place that is chock full of chilly noggins. So, I don't think you'll have any worries here.

    By the way, don't be too quick to dismiss those Sears & Roebuck and L.L. Bean pipes. They may not be as sought after as old Dunhills, for example, but they most definitely have their fans.
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    Aye Chris, Welcome Aboard Lad! We be a fine motley lot fer sure all in the pursuit o the pipe! So kick back and get Ye a ration o the Capt's Rum n let's get acquainted...
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    Hi from Jim in UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    Welcome to PSU, Chris! You had my attention at the mention of pipes. You had my heightened attention at the mention of old, sealed tobacco tins. You had my full attention at the mention of tools!

    I'm sorry that your previous forum experience was disappointing. I've seen the same happen before. Try to keep in mind that most of us that frequent these forums are enthusiasts and collectors. We often develop emotional attachments to these little, curvy pieces of wood and the bits of dry leaves that we put in them. It's an attachment that is largely beyond the understanding of the rest of the rational world. So, we gather together virtually to share that passion with other, like-minded devotees.

    As often it happens with passion, sometimes it gets out of control. On rare occasions, it can even get nasty. Forgive us. It's not right and it's not fair, but it is the nature of the beast. Cooler heads usually prevail in the end though and PSU just happens to be a great place that is chock full of chilly noggins. So, I don't think you'll have any worries here.

    By the way, don't be too quick to dismiss those Sears & Roebuck and L.L. Bean pipes. They may not be as sought after as old Dunhills, for example, but they most definitely have their fans.
    Welcome aboard from the land of Sand and Cacti! Phoenix Arizona! And Piffyr is absolutely correct...people can be idiots...and there are collectors for Everything! Good luck and let us know what you have...I in particular love Wellington pipes by WDC...I currently have 5 of various sizes and am always looking for more if the price is right.

    Have fun and see you around the Forum!
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    Welcome to PSU, Chris! I believe that you and I were members of the same website from which we were both purged. I remember reading your posts there about your grandfather's collection. We're glad to have you onboard here and many thanks for treating us to photos of some of his real gems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGyver View Post
    Welcome aboard from the land of Sand and Cacti! Phoenix Arizona! And Piffyr is absolutely correct...people can be idiots...and there are collectors for Everything! Good luck and let us know what you have...I in particular love Wellington pipes by WDC...I currently have 5 of various sizes and am always looking for more if the price is right.

    Have fun and see you around the Forum!
    I actually remember seeing a few Wellingtons. I will take another look this week and see if I can't dig them up so you can look at them.

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    Hello & a welcome from me as well! As a fan of old pipes & aged tobacco, will be taking a nosey interest in what you've got.
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    Hello Chris, and Welcome to PSU!!!
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    Thank you to everyone who read and responded to my post. You have made me feel very welcome. I appreciate it very much!

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