Monday, September 22, 2008

Unusual Pipes: Storage Stand Pipe

This pipe is really unique! The little box in the front is meant for tobacco storage. I cannot tell by the picture if the pipe itself is just a ball or if it is attached to the rusticated strip of plateaux in the back. Either way, this is quite a piece!

New Acquisition for 9/22/08

This is a beautiful rhodesian from Luigi Viprati. It is graded as a two-clover and has some nice grain with a worked engraved silver band.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Unusual Pipes: Sphere and Plane

This is some geometrical eye candy! Spherical bowl with a plane surrounding the lower half of the globe. This is a Lorenz pipe.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Unusual Pipes: "Caged Pipe"

It's a pipe! It's a cage! It's a pipe in a cage! Amazing work on this interesting pipe that seems to be encased in a cage made of briar.

Check out that funky stemwork!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Seven years ago today I saw smoke in the sky but no planes. I saw tears of sorrow and joy. Cars sitting at a park-and-ride waiting for drivers that would never return to claim them. People speeding down the highway blind to everything around them from tears as they turned up the radio. Cell phones being smashed by those who could not get through to their missing loved ones. Men with shotguns standing on rooftops. Chaos. Death. Destruction. Confusion.

Seven years ago today I saw a flag raised amongst the smoking ruins and dead bodies. Groups of strangers singing hymns together. People of all colors and ages join together to help those in need. Rich, poor, young, old, male, female, black, white. What was meant to destroy a nation gave it new life.

For those lost souls of 9/11/01
For those of us who were there and survived. For everyone affected by that horrible day.

God bless America.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Unusual Pipes: "The Pig"

Talk about a "Pig in a Poke"! This is a "Pig in a Pipe"!

This is a pipe from Lorenz and I found it on a German pipe site. A fully functional briar pipe in the likeness of a pig that looks freakishly similar to my ex-wife!