04-23-2012, 01:13 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
For the past few years I have come across stuff from the traditional shaving world and bought it for my collection. Right now what little I have is on top of the bookcase in my study and in the shadow of my wife's plants. One of these days I'll find the right place for the stuff. Enjoy:

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 04-23-2012, 02:53 PM
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Nice collection!! I like those barbershop mugs in the very center!

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 04-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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(04-23-2012, 02:53 PM)cjokrap Wrote: Nice collection!! I like those barbershop mugs in the very center!
Thank you, Charlie. The barbershop mugs bring back all the charm of the old time barbershops. I have one more in the shave den with a puck of Jermyn Street shave soap by Taylor of Old Bond Street.

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 04-23-2012, 05:16 PM
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  • Johnny
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I love stuff like this. I think they look great right where you have them. That way you can read/write a good book and glance up to see your collection.

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 04-23-2012, 05:31 PM
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Thanks, Johnny, my friend. I think you are right. This little study is my world, where I do all my writing and music listening. I have a recording system set up where I can record my phone interviews. Several other items need to move up on top of the bookcase.

Incidentally, that big smoking pipe you see is the work of the Montagnard, the indigenous people in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Fascinating people, and fierce fighters. I brought it back from Vietnam. I traded a case of beer for it with a Montagnard.

An M16 shell casing is used for the bit. The stem is bamboo. One of the two rings at the joint is a 50-caliber machine gun shell casing. I don't know what wood they used for the bowl, which has the carving of the elephant. I have a smaller version of that pipe, too.

It stands to reason, therefore, to touch up the study with little reminders of my shaving world.

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 04-23-2012, 05:35 PM
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  • Johnny
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That is very interesting about the pipe. I am a pipe smoker and always enjoy a good pipe story/history.

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 04-23-2012, 05:45 PM
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  • Obie
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Thanks, Johnny. I never smoked that pipe in my pipe smoking days. The dearly beloved and my two girls made me quite my pipe. I miss it. I sold all the pipes except for three, which I keep as my oldest pipes: two Comoys and a Joby. I had Charatons, Savanellis and a big collection of others. Then there were the great tobaccos: Balkan Sobrani and Dunhill, all the Latakia blends, the matured Virginias. Ah well, it's good to remember.
Stay well.

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 04-23-2012, 05:57 PM
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At one time I had over 200 pipes, but now I just have three. Two Dunhill's and a Ashton.

At one time in my life I collected watches, fountain pens, and pipes. I am down to two watches, three fountain pens, and the three pipes.

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 04-23-2012, 06:51 PM
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Nice collection, Obie.

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 04-23-2012, 07:06 PM
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(04-23-2012, 05:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: At one time I had over 200 pipes, but now I just have three. Two Dunhill's and a Ashton.

At one time in my life I collected watches, fountain pens, and pipes. I am down to two watches, three fountain pens, and the three pipes.

Will you ever be down to 3 Semogues? I certainly hope not!

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 04-23-2012, 10:19 PM
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(04-23-2012, 07:06 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(04-23-2012, 05:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: At one time I had over 200 pipes, but now I just have three. Two Dunhill's and a Ashton.

At one time in my life I collected watches, fountain pens, and pipes. I am down to two watches, three fountain pens, and the three pipes.

Will you ever be down to 3 Semogues? I certainly hope not!

Not in this lifetime. Smile

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 04-24-2012, 04:43 AM
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Obie, looks like you're missing one of the old style Old Spice Mugs (friendship logo), PM me and I will give it to you for the low cost of shipping!!

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 04-24-2012, 07:17 AM
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(04-24-2012, 04:43 AM)Dave Wrote: Obie, looks like you're missing one of the old style Old Spice Mugs (friendship logo), PM me and I will give it to you for the low cost of shipping!!

Dave,
Bless your heart for the kindness and generosity. I am grateful and look forward to adding the mug to my little collection.
Stay well.
Obie

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 04-25-2012, 09:53 AM
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(04-24-2012, 07:17 AM)Obie Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 04:43 AM)Dave Wrote: Obie, looks like you're missing one of the old style Old Spice Mugs (friendship logo), PM me and I will give it to you for the low cost of shipping!!

Dave,
Bless your heart for the kindness and generosity. I am grateful and look forward to adding the mug to my little collection.
Stay well.
Obie

I love the generosity that people have on these boards. Very nice collect Obie and what a great story about the pipe.

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 04-25-2012, 10:21 AM
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(04-24-2012, 07:17 AM)Obie Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 04:43 AM)Dave Wrote: Obie, looks like you're missing one of the old style Old Spice Mugs (friendship logo), PM me and I will give it to you for the low cost of shipping!!

Dave,
Bless your heart for the kindness and generosity. I am grateful and look forward to adding the mug to my little collection.
Stay well.
Obie

Not a problem. It was sitting around not getting used here, so why not

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 04-25-2012, 11:50 AM
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  • Obie
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(04-25-2012, 10:21 AM)Dave Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 07:17 AM)Obie Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 04:43 AM)Dave Wrote: Obie, looks like you're missing one of the old style Old Spice Mugs (friendship logo), PM me and I will give it to you for the low cost of shipping!!

Dave,
Bless your heart for the kindness and generosity. I am grateful and look forward to adding the mug to my little collection.
Stay well.
Obie

Not a problem. It was sitting around not getting used here, so why not

You are a gentleman, my dear friend. Indeed, gentlemen add to the quality of this forum. I'm delighted to be a part of it.
Stay well,
Obie

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 05-13-2012, 05:07 PM
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Obie, your Schloss appears quite tranquil. Well done, sir.

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 05-13-2012, 05:17 PM
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(05-13-2012, 05:07 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Obie, your Schloss appears quite tranquil. Well done, sir.
Brian,
Thank you, my friend. Here I do all my work, listen to music, read, post on forums and occasionally restore razors. In addition to the shave den, this is my little and sweet corner of the world.

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 05-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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(05-13-2012, 05:17 PM)Obie Wrote:
(05-13-2012, 05:07 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Obie, your Schloss appears quite tranquil. Well done, sir.
Brian,
Thank you, my friend. Here I do all my work, listen to music, read, post on forums and occasionally restore razors. In addition to the shave den, this is my little and sweet corner of the world.

The proper companion with you & what else do you need?

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 05-23-2012, 09:56 AM
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  • wlmcad
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Great collection, I really like the mugs.

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