Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  94306

Phone/Fax:
(650) 965-7403
Email:
mpulvers@aol.com
Pipe
Categories:
The photo depicts one of the final days of the Camelot of
tobacco shops, my own Sherlock's Haven.  To my immediate
left is both good friend and my professional consigliere, Steve
Brunner.  To my immediate right is one of the great tobacco
palates, relieving me of the chore of tasting and rating each
pipe tobacco and cigar, Johnson Tacalon.  And the tall guy
behind him was the store Mgr. and current close friend, Jim
Walker.  We're surrounded by good guys and true.  
I wanted to caption this "I knew more about pipes and tobacco
when I was 7 than you do now," but my PR dep't. said that
would be a bad idea.  Looks like old curmudgeons start as
young curmudgeons, doesn't it?  Years ago, my mother told my
then newish wife that when I was a kid, all they had to do to
keep me quiet was put a hat on my head, a corn cob in my
mouth and shove me in the back seat of the car.  My wife
replied, "nothing's changed, except he's now in the front seat."
The Mill
May 27, 2018;
Most recently posted are two unsmoked
Kaywoodies on the U.S. page, a L'Anatra
with the stand-up duck's head logo on the
stem on the Italian page, and a used
Red Hat Elephant's Foot on the Danish
page.
More commentary will appear here as
soon as I have time, so please come back
for an inside look at the dynamics of a
marriage.
Marty
P.S.  I'm gone most of the day on Sunday,
so be patient.



Butera's Sweet Cavendish. 1 tin. 50 g.
from same 1990s collection but date
stamp obliterated.  $25.

Margate with old 90's label 1 tin. $65.
sold

Ashton's Celebrated Sovereign. 1997.
100 g. 1 tin. $65.

17.  Germain's Special Latakia Flake. $65.
 
  (SOLD)


Marty

Achtung, Achtung.  I am getting phone
calls asking about an e-mail that was
fraudulently sent out in my name.  I do
not send out cryptic e-mails, etc.  Do not
open anything that comes into your
in-box, even from your mother, unless
you are expecting it and can tell from the
subject line exactly what the contents are.
With me, the contents will only be related
to pipes...either one you inquired about or
purchased.  I don't sell cosmetics,
financial advice or wine futures.
For those of you who have received the
fraudulent e-mail, accept my
condolence...there were too many for me
to call and explain individually.  Hence,
this message.
Marty

P.S.  The posting of pipes continues, with
a large, very well grained Preben Holm & a
particularly handsome SEA on the Danish
page and a Comoy's Blue Riband,
Charatan Executive, Peterson Centenary
and huge Upshall B on the English.
Also, 5 pipes were posted on the Specials
page, for Rolando.


Please take a look at our Specials page,
where we have the pipes that have been
donated to raise money for pipe maker
Rolando Negoita, who had brain tumor
surgery and is now undergoing
post-operation treatment to deal with that
tumor.  
And talking about Rolando, and raising
money for him, and talking about
McClelland's Virginias, we've received a
recent donation of a 100 gram, 2000
Christmas Cheer.  If you're first, and think
$85 is a good way to get that  venerated,
millenial, aged tobacco plus contribute to
a fine cause, I am here for you.  First
e-mail request.  No phone calls on this
one.  Thanks.

Buying a pipe is a good and painless
way to help a great member of our
community.
Of course, cash donations to the URL
listed
below are also welcome.
Be generous.
https//www.
youcaring.com/rolandonegoita-1077649!




Don't forget to see the Original Sin Apple
on the Human Folly page.  It's called
"Paradise Lost" & it's the first pipe in our
ground breaking series that  points a
shaming finger at instances of
thoughtless human folly that inevitably
led to human tragedy.  That first five sold
out quickly, and the 2nd group, three of
them, have just arrived.  If you want one,
please let me know now as it will be
awhile before any others are produced.


It is horrifying that we have to fight our
own government to save the environment.
-Ansel Adams, photographer (20 Feb
1902-1984)


Philadelphia: All the filth and corruption of
a big city; all the pettiness and insularity
of a small town.          Howard Ogden







available tins
Pease Southlinch from 2002 NASPC show.
$90
Friedman & Pease Winter's Tale.  $100
Balkan Sobranie Virginia # 10 50 grams.
$250.  
New Tins arrived, including
Abingdon, and a bunch of
others from 2003 and starting @ $40 a tin.

More old, collectible tins from the 1990's:

McClelland Mixture #1 (2000?) 100 grams.
$50

Ashton 1997 Celebrated Sovereign 4 oz.,
$100
Esoterica Pembroke...2 oz., 56 grams. $80
Davidoff Royalty 50 grams. $30
Davidoff Danish 50 grams. $25
Dunhill Std. Mixture Mild from Lane 50
grams. $65

Benjamin Hartwell Pvt. Reserve 50 grams
from
Consolidated Cigar (thus from mid '90's)
$30

For easy access to the address of other
fine used
pipe dealers, please visit Estate Pipes
Central.
The web site is:  
www.estatepipescentral.com.