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  1. #1
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas

    old pipe

    Years ago I had a large collection of smoking pipes which I gave to a friend for his much larger collection. Among those I gave him (I thought) was a pipe that belonged to my grandfather. Friend died last year and his collection went to parts unknown. I regretted loss of that pipe. But, yesterday, I was digging through cartons of 'stuff' we have in our garage and....lo....and....behold.....was Grandpa's pipe. I must have held on to it for sentimental reasons. I used to smoke it but gave up the habit over 30 years ago. Now, it rest on display with some of my other things until I go.
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  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Glad you found it, Frank. And, if you only knew the stories it could tell!
    Bill Arnold
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    That is awesome - I have a few memorabilia like that hanging around. Hope to pass them down some day

  4. #4
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Nice, save!

    I'm guessing its a briar root bowl from looking at it?

  5. #5
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very cool, Frank. Glad it found its way back to you even though it never really left.
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  6. #6
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    That's great Frank !!
    I'm a sentimental fool. I save so many things that belonged to my parents and grandparents. I have special birthday cards given to me by my kids, wife and grandkids. I just can't throw the stuff away.
    So many great memories
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  7. #7
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    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    That's a one in a gazillion! Don't like my straight tube so if you have a newer drop style you want to sell or trade??
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

  8. #8
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    That's a cool looking pipe Frank.. I still have my grandfather's shaving mug and razor.... haven't tried to use the razor though, by now it's not sharp and I would probably cut my throat... besides, I gave up shaving when I retired...

    On the pipe, my father used to smoke a pipe, but when I was about 5 or so I found it and used it to blow soap bubbles... Dad never wanted to smoke it after that ??????
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  9. #9
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Very cool Frank. My mom had my great uncle's pipes and pipe stand after he passed. Had a little jar for the tobacco, which had a rubber seal under the wood lid, and a little case with a sponge for keeping it moist . The stand held about 6 pipes. I'll have to ask if they sold it or if it's still around in their storage.

    Looked just like this one:
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