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    Birthday/IPSD serendipity

    Well this year IPSD coincided with my 40th birthday, so I got some pipes. I'm mighty pleased with the haul. Hopefully it settles down the PAD for a few minutes.
    From my wife, a Rattray's 2000 Years Bog Oak pot/billiard. I love the smooth finish on the morta. She loves bog oak too, so it met with her approval.
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    From my dad, a Moonshine morta Devil Anse, in which I happily smoked PS17 for several days in a row because that was all I had on our trip out of town.
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    From my mother-in-law, a very slender Ropp J05 Etudiant. Great old-fashioned lines on this thing.
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    From myself, after much deliberation, a Northern Briars Regal Rox Cut that I'm still just staring at. I think Ian Walker is incredible. This is the nicest pipe I own. One day maybe I'll get a Castello Sea Rock, but until then...
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    Oh, and a few others: an Old England (by Sasieni) Haslemere (thanks for all the wisdom, Dave!), a registration-era Stanwell Canadian (light as a feather) and two 'Crappy' (aka really lovely) Pipes from Heath Piersel.
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    Now if I can get away from the cows and tractor for a few minutes, I'll set down my cob and smoke these.
    Non Serviam

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    Congrat's - a really happy birthday indeed!
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    You did very well Nathaniel! I like that Northern Briars square shanked pipe.

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    Pipers,. here is a lesson on how to mobilize family to satisfy pipe desires. I am duly impressed and will take future note of this very important lesson. Oh and the pipes resulting from this operation fit the bill *(Bill) too!
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    Great looking pipes to enjoy for many more birthdays to come.
    Marc

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    Love the Rattray's Bog Oak. One of the nicest new pipes I've seen in a long time.

    Come July I'll be dropping the missus a hint or three.

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    Rarely have I seen a group of pipe in which I like all of them. You and your family did great!
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    A terrific collection! I particularly like the Ropp J05 Etudiant.
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    Thanks friends!
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    What a great selection of pipes! Happy birthday!
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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