Here's the 2019 Peterson 312 with the NAP bit and a 4AB cumberland stem. Peterson only produced this particular bit from around 1890 to 1905. If you look close enough, you may notice that there are three holes in the bit to spread the smoke around your mouth. Only seventeen of these were made, and Silver Gray did a fantastic job making the stem. Whether Peterson will put this NAP bit into production is up in the air. View attachment 45675 View attachment 45676
After viewing these pages, it's little wonder you have Edward G. Robinson as your avatar. As I recall he had quite a collection himself, which he enjoyed rotating through rather than just keeping on display. (I keep a small tin of his eponymous Pipe Blend in with my other mixtures that contain various levels of Latakia.)
The Ropp Crystal and the Made in Italy pipe are true winners with the first bowl. The meers are very good, too. I already owned one Royal Meerschaum, and it's been a great smoker. Perfect for reviewing or just plain smoking. I know Royal Meerschaum meers don't have the prestige of other companies, but they are very reasonably priced and worth owning. Those are what I am happiest to get in this collection. Well, I should include the Ropp, too. I love that stem, and had wanted one for a quite a while.
If the others don't work out to be good smokers, well, I sure can't complain about the price!
A year 2000 Brebbia, two year 2001 Bjane freehands, and a year 2001 Karl Erik freehand.
Year 2002 Thomas Cristiano Gigante.
These were smoked and professionally cleaned, and not smoked since. Two of the three Ascortis were made before 1984. The second from the top is undated, but it's probably from the 1980s. The bottom pipe is a 1980s Savinelli Estella.
These are unsmoked. A 1990s gourd calabash, and a year 2001 IMP meer.
You're very welcome. I did this thread because I've been asked to show my pipes so many times, and have been very lazy about posting my pipes in the WAYS thread. Since I have several in each pic, it makes for a strange post if I wrote, "Now smoking such -and -such in a whatever," and then have to point out which is in the photo. This way is easier for a lazy ol' fellow like me.