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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    A lovely pipe for a nice man. What you getting the wife Russ?
    What else after such a gift to myself? Shoes! Thank you for your kind words, Gentlemen.
    Last edited by coalsmoke; 11-30-2018 at 10:48.
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    Delightful Dublin, Russ!
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Delightful Dublin, Russ!
    Why, thank you, Simon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    What else after such a gift to myself? Shoes!
    Good man Russ....no expense spared I hope.

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    Sir Russel, Thain of the South Shire, congrats on your beautiful pipe!
    I can resist anything but temptation--Oscar Wilde

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    Congratulations,a lovely looking pipe Russ

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    Thank you, Crawford, Thomas, and Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    I just pulled the trigger on my "Christmas-Gift-to-Myself", an estate Upshall P-grade (sorry for the lowly grade, Chris. ) smooth bent Dublin. It's in pretty good shape with "a little rim darkening, some minor scratches, and minor tooth marks". From the photos, I couldn't see any tooth marks, but then it's hard to see if they're really small on a polished black stem. The price was a bit higher than my budget allowed for, but I couldn't pass this one up.

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    This is my third British pipe and it will make a strong addition to the the collection.
    Russ, I'm sorry to be the last to congratulate you but I've been too work-busy to post this last couple of days.

    Firstly, may I say that if anyone deserves a 'selfie-prezzie' it is yourself! The gentlest soul on the Forum, IMO.

    Secondly, I declare that there is no such thing as a "lowly" JU pipe. Yours is an absolute classic, exhibiting all the genes that JU inherited from Charatan. Its grain markings look every bit as fine as my G-grades, and it will be a great smoker.

    Of interest, the JU "Tilsheads", if anyone is lucky enough to find one, are low in price and ungraded because they are supposed to have a minor defect - sandpit, presumably. I used to own a couple but never could identify a defect.

    So, Russ, now that you have extended your collection into the realm of fine English pipes, all you need is a...................pre-transition Barling!!

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    This could be of interest. Retail prices Ken Barnes gave me in 1983.
    Grade ex 75, G 60, B 45, P 30, S 18. Also Tilshead naturel 12.75 dark 10.95
    Bands extra, silver plain 5.50 Engine turned 6.00
    ( My two Ps from that time are absolute fine straight grains, so do not worry Russ you will get a fine pipe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    Russ, I'm sorry to be the last to congratulate you but I've been too work-busy to post this last couple of days. Firstly, may I say that if anyone deserves a 'selfie-prezzie' it is yourself! The gentlest soul on the Forum, IMO. Secondly, I declare that there is no such thing as a "lowly" JU pipe. Yours is an absolute classic, exhibiting all the genes that JU inherited from Charatan. Its grain markings look every bit as fine as my G-grades, and it will be a great smoker. Of interest, the JU "Tilsheads", if anyone is lucky enough to find one, are low in price and ungraded because they are supposed to have a minor defect - sandpit, presumably. I used to own a couple but never could identify a defect. So, Russ, now that you have extended your collection into the realm of fine English pipes, all you need is a...................pre-transition Barling!!
    I thank you for your kind words, Chris. This pipe checked all of the boxes for me...the grain, the shape, the color, the price, etc. I'll put the pre-transition Barling on the list along with a family-era four dot Sasieni.
    Last edited by coalsmoke; 12-01-2018 at 10:49.
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