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Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Picked up three estate pipes off the bay today: a German-made fat author shape (first of this shape), a Peterson 303 p-lip (my first Peterson) I've been pining for and a Calabash without the meerschaum insert (only $20 hopefully it's gourd).

PAD took a hold of me... Shipping to work :fart:
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Calabash pics: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CALABA ... 4152484711
Nice, dig the blast on that German Diplomat, is it filtered? You can get replacement bowls for thr Calabash, they smoke great but don't lend themselves to any activity, tedious. Traded mine for old tubs of tobacco, delicious.
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:23 am

Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Peacock wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Picked up three estate pipes off the bay today: a German-made fat author shape (first of this shape), a Peterson 303 p-lip (my first Peterson) I've been pining for and a Calabash without the meerschaum insert (only $20 hopefully it's gourd).

PAD took a hold of me... Shipping to work :fart:
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Calabash pics: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CALABA ... 4152484711
Nice, dig the blast on that German Diplomat, is it filtered? You can get replacement bowls for thr Calabash, they smoke great but don't lend themselves to any activity, tedious. Traded mine for old tubs of tobacco, delicious.
It's an HHB Monarch 59 - no mention of it being filtered in the listing but don't have the pipes yet in my possession. Thanks, I liked the shape and sandblast on that side too. Have a couple other German pipes I'm a fan of so we will see how this pans out.

I found the Meerschaum Store makes replacement bowls, which is why I bought the pipe in the first place. Very curious to see how it smokes, my pipe smoking idol when I first started was the great tobacconist Steve Books whom I always saw with a gourd Calabash roaming around Rich's in Portland. What does cleaning out an estate mean? Assuming I have to go easier on the gourd than I would Briar (if it is indeed a true Calabash and not lesser wood)
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 am

It looks like gourd, if you're lucky the previous owner suffered a loss of the bowl before dirtying it up. Take it easy cleaning the interior, lightly scrape off any build up, that's about it. Check the cork to see if it needs replaced and take measurements so you get a bowl that fits and doesn't bottom out or have trouble seating. You might need to modify the replacement some. The stem and mount can be cleaned like normal just be careful of the gourd.
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:57 am

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It looks like gourd, if you're lucky the previous owner suffered a loss of the bowl before dirtying it up. Take it easy cleaning the interior, lightly scrape off any build up, that's about it. Check the cork to see if it needs replaced and take measurements so you get a bowl that fits and doesn't bottom out or have trouble seating. You might need to modify the replacement some. The stem and mount can be cleaned like normal just be careful of the gourd.
Cool thanks! The cork isn't anything particular - hobby cork sheet or summat should work if need be yeah?
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:08 am

Yeah, cork is cork, little strips from a sheet or whatever, if necessary. It might be fine, or just need a little beeswax/oil worked in. If it's not crumbling it's fine.
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 am

Peacock wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Picked up three estate pipes off the bay today: a German-made fat author shape (first of this shape), a Peterson 303 p-lip (my first Peterson) I've been pining for and a Calabash without the meerschaum insert (only $20 hopefully it's gourd).

PAD took a hold of me... Shipping to work :fart:
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Calabash pics: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CALABA ... 4152484711
I like the banker shape. I had a friend who had one in the '70's when I was first starting.
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:55 am

Very nice pipes, gentlemen! I got nothing.. 💨💨
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Fr_Tom wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 am
Peacock wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Picked up three estate pipes off the bay today: a German-made fat author shape (first of this shape), a Peterson 303 p-lip (my first Peterson) I've been pining for and a Calabash without the meerschaum insert (only $20 hopefully it's gourd).

PAD took a hold of me... Shipping to work :fart:
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I like the banker shape. I had a friend who had one in the '70's when I was first starting.
Banker, diplomat, fat author - who's the authority on the pipe shape? The owner of said pipe - or is there a definitive guide I haven't found yet?
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:14 pm

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Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Fr_Tom wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 am
Peacock wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Picked up three estate pipes off the bay today: a German-made fat author shape (first of this shape), a Peterson 303 p-lip (my first Peterson) I've been pining for and a Calabash without the meerschaum insert (only $20 hopefully it's gourd).

PAD took a hold of me... Shipping to work :fart:
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I like the banker shape. I had a friend who had one in the '70's when I was first starting.
Banker, diplomat, fat author - who's the authority on the pipe shape? The owner of said pipe - or is there a definitive guide I haven't found yet?
The pipe maker gets to name it whatever they want. Generally Banker's(also called a diplomat) have an oval shank, whereas a Prince does not. An Author lacks the taper in the bowl towards the chamber and usually has a more robust shank (they almost look like a chubby comma)... Not to be confused with a Hawkbill which has a more dramatic shank angle/curvature.

Edit- Forgot this.. I like this pipe chart because each one has a little explanation, and a description of some of the variations you might see:
https://pipedia.org/wiki/Pipe_Shapes
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:29 pm

I think the maker gets to pick the name for the shape. So you get the Rhodesian and all the confusion there.
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