| The Mill
Oct. 23, 2016;
OK, we are starting on a new chapter, or
paragraph, if you prefer. Be aware, that I
used a lower case "c" for "chapter" and
thus, do not expect a big change. I
am merely saying that the last group of
pipes have all been posted and a new set
of fine pipes have been photographed
and will soon be ready to put on this
site. Not to create a spoiler alert, I do not
want any of you with a fat wallet to miss
the pipes I put on the Rare page. None
are going there in the immediate future,
but almost assuredly within two weeks.
Of course, what I consider rare might be
just another pipe you pull out of your
jacket when you walk the dog, but in
general, I do not think I will be faulted for
my selections for that page. (If anyone
on the list of the richest 100 people in the
country writes in, and I'll need proof, of
course, they might be able to squeeze a
preview out of me. Otherwise, as is my
policy...not counting when I show that I
can be bought...no advance notice. I
want you coming to the site and this is
my tease. This is not an altruistic
(It is, in all honesty, an altruistic exercise
because I dig the hell out of it and, like
Johnny Marijuana Seed of American
folklore, I'd give all these pipes away for
free, if I could. If I did that, you would
probably not appreciate the pipe as
much, not having had to work hard for it.)
For openers, I plan on posting a W.O.
Larsen Straight Grain 7 modified Bulldog,
A beautiful Joura 9, which would be an
Infinity grade today, and a 1998 Ashton
LX Sovereign. These pipes are not going
on the Rare page and can be found on
the pages representing the lands of their
P.S. Based on age and infirmity, (no, I'm
not really infirm, I just didn't have a better
phrase ready at hand to insert there) I am
moving slowly, so only two pipes were
posted tonight (Sat., 10/22) a Poul Ilsted
sandblast on the Danish page and a
Randy Wiley Ovation on the U.S. page.
This is on top of the pipes I said I would
post yesterday, which I did, as promised.
Pease Southlinch from 2002 NASPC show. $90
Friedman & Pease Winter's Tale. $100
Three Nuns 50 g. from Germany, before the
warning labels on the front. 1 tin each. $100
Balkan Sobranie 759 tall pop top 1 3/4 oz.,/50
gram tin, 4 available. $400 each.
Balkan Sobranie Virginia # 10 50 grams. 4 tins.
For what it's worth to you, there are many more of
the Balkan Sobranie tins available.
New Tins arrived, including
Mephisto, Blackpoint, Abingdon, and a bunch of
others from 2003 and starting @ $40 a tin.