Monday, January 16, 2006

The Great Trade Part VIII


Well, I guess you have to be careful what you wish for!
I got the tamper...it's way too big. First I had to go to the town hall and get a permit to build a storage facility in the back yard so I could find a place to keep the darn thing.

Then, what the heck can you do with it while you're smoking? I mean even my magnums are way too short. Then it hit me...I'll use it as a walking stick!

All kidding aside, Mike thanks ever so much for offering your unique tamper for trade. The first time was with an unsmoked 3K Greatline Fiammata with a 3" bowl. Using this tamper really added to my enjoyment of the smoke.

I've since used the tamper several times. Each time I think how lucky I am to have friends like you.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

In the interest of public health

Friday, January 13, 2006

The Great Trade part VII



Rich is concerned......

"Now, I wonder how big that tamper really is? My mind is somewhat foggy these days and with all that trick photography - well I trust Mike - although I hope the tamper does not end of being the size of my pinky finger".

Not to worry Rich. I'm sure I sent the big one....didn't I? Just to ease your mind, I'm attaching another picture from my archives with some known frame of reference. Here's the pic which ought to ease your concerns.....

Now for those smelly socks. You know McCain and I are pretty tight but even when we room together at shows, I make him take off his shoes in the bathroom and I smoke a heavy latakia the whole show..... what is this about crowbars?

Well, now where is that tracking slip for the USPS???? hmmm

Wishing for smoke rings the size of dunhill tins...
D

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Last Great Pipe Trade - Part VI

Hi Mike,

Since you sent your package I will go ahead and send mine. HMMM...stuff has gotta be old...I just found a stash that says on it Dunhill "Made During the Great War". This has be the older than the tin Mike McCain opened up. I hope it does not smell quite as bad as Mike's old socks.

So, I counted up a bunch of and shoved them into a big box. Before sending, I tried to open up a similar tin to the ones I am sending with a crowbar and the top did not budge. Good luck trying to open those tins!

Now, I wonder how big that tamper really is? My mind is somewhat foggy these days and with all that trick photography - well I trust Mike - although I hope the tamper does not end of being the size of my pinky finger. Let's see what happens...now that things are in progress. Happy Puffing, Rich

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Last Great Trade, Part V


"So Mike what do you say? Will you help out a fellow pipesmoker in his time of need? " says Rich.

Well Rich, I'd say you have quite a predicament. All that tobacco, and no place to store it. I just didn't know gold jewelry took up so much room Though the wife of a guy with magnum tastes may also have magnum tastes. Hmmmm, maybe I should reconsider that based on my likes and dislikes in the pipe world. Someone may construe things that aren't necessarily so. At any rate, friends help friends and you seem to be a friend in need. I reckon I'd be willing to trade the tamper for some of that old tobacco, although the thought of McCain's sweaty socks really gives me the heeebie jeebies, but what's a guy to do when a friend is in need.

Now I'll entrust this irreplaceable piece of Castello work to the USPS...... to be continued.

With visions of smoke rings around his head.
D