There are some real beautiful pipes . . . particularly fond of a few of the Canadians and the long slender Billiard far left column third from the bottom.Kevin Keith wrote: ↑Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:15 amIt's coming up on a year since Tom died. I miss his participation on the forums. He had so much pipe history in that noggin of his! Luckily quite a bit of it is chronicled over at the DGCF.
Tom's favorite pipe shapes were the apple and the prince shapes. I think the bulldog came in a close third. I know for a fact that his favorite was the 11, extra large apple. The 19, medium prince was next. Tom had quit smoking when he retired as Grabow president and CEO in 1991 and got rid of all his pipes. He started back up around 2008, starting from zero. Of course, he had the necessary contacts at the factory to build that collection back up! Tom always said his limit was 48 pipes.
Here's a shot of Tom's Grabows from a few years ago.