| The Mill
Oct. 20, 2017;
Of course I've been posting some nice pipes
lately. That's my job. I'll continue to try to do it.
But I've another announcement to make (no, not
the one where the State Board of Equalization
reminds me on the 15th of the month to please
remit the Calif. sales tax that I've collected): I am
now a member of a small, but devoted and diligent
consortium of on-line used and new pipe sellers
who think that for our mutual benefit (the "our"
refers to you, the buyers, and we, the sellers) a
central location of web site URLs will make things
easier and better all around, aiding your search
for the perfect pipe. (While on that subject, you
do not have an acquisition disorder or any other
kind of disorder. You are merely wise enough to
realize that you don't yet have your perfect pipe
and will search for as long as it takes to find it.)
Consider it a sort of Better Business Bureau
listing of reliable, trustworthy pipe vendors.
At the moment, we consist of the following:
Blue Room Briars, Briar Blues, Mkelaw Pipes &
Walker Briar Works. My guess is that visitors to
this site know the web sites mentioned, or at least
some of them. Mike Glukler (Briar Blues) and I
often refer customers to one another when we
don't have the pipe they are looking for, confident
that our customer will be treated as we would
I encourage you, we encourage you, to go to
this central site and browse (and occasionally,
buy, we wouldn't mind that, at all) to your heart's
content. I guess it's not unlike a large antique
co-operative, where a lot of dealers come together
under one roof, making it easier for the customer
to see more items, and thus making the trip to the
store (or site) more economical and value worthy.
We're calling this consortium Estate Pipes Central.
Here is the site URL:
I will place this address permanently on this page
so you can have access to it whenever you need
P.S. The most recent postings include some
Cherapanov pipes from Russia, on the Misc. page,
a couple of "4 fer" bargains on the Specials page,
and some new Mastro Beraldi pipes on the Italian
page, plus an old, Registration number Castello.
Also, an American Calabash on
the U.S. page and a Former or three on the Danish.
P.P.S. If you are planning on a trip to Las Vegas
to attend our annual pipe show, and need a
roommate, my friend David Gabriel, a very good
guy, needs to find a room for only Friday night.
Why pay for a full room if you can share
expenses? I can put you in touch with him, or
vice versa if there is interest out there.
Our show is Nov. 4th & 5th, Sat. & Sunday. We
have smoking on the showroom floor and a nice
lounge off that floor, always open, in which you
can smoke and sip and BS and thoroughly enjoy
yourself with other great pipe people.
Did I mention it's at the Palace Station Hotel?
Pease Southlinch from 2002 NASPC show. $90
Friedman & Pease Winter's Tale. $100
Balkan Sobranie Virginia # 10 50 grams. 4 tins.
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
McClelland Virginia Woods. 1997. 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 Nightcap from Lane Ltd. 50 grams. $85
Dunhill Std. Mixture Mild from Lane 50 grams. $65
Butera Matured Ribbon 1996 & '97 50 grams. $50
Benjamin Hartwell Pvt. Reserve 50 grams from
Consolidated Cigar (thus from mid '90's) $30