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Never heard of them. My primary supply is different

If you don’t have a warm and fuzzy about the one you found but they seem decent. I’d recommend first small order and see how that goes.

I’m very happy with the company I buy pipes and tobacco from. But I “proofed” them first.

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I wasn’t going to give out names and not even sure the name I get pipes, tobacco and cigars from won’t get blocked. I’m pretty happy with them for 10 years, maybe longer

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It is

Pipesandcigars.com

Not sure if that’s also

jrcigars.com


Good places. Nice shipping rates too, which is important cause I live in Hawaii
 

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I can't order tobacco online in my state, it's illegal. I have to go down to the only smoke shop I know of that's any good to get my tobacco. I'm limited to what they carry but I do really enjoy the face to face interaction with the proprietor.
 

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Pipes and cigar is my main supplier, but I see some of the brands I get from there a lot cheaper on cigar Bid, providing I win the auction at that price.
 

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I have purchased a great many cigars and humidor accessories from cigarbid with no issues at all. Just be careful to understand their purchasing and shipping window and costs when issuing multiple bids so that you don't have to pay shipping multiple times. The one time I had to deal with their customer service for an order where they actually shipped me more than I purchased, they just let me keep the overage at no additional cost.
 

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Ten year aged Stonehaven anyone?
 

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It is

Pipesandcigars.com

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jrcigars.com


Good places. Nice shipping rates too, which is important cause I live in Hawaii
Interesting find! Pipes and tobacco, Cigar bid . Com, and cigar international all list the same address in Bethlehem Pa (1911 Stillman) JR cigars brick and mortar store is about a two hour drive from here.
 

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I'm a huge fan of smokingpipes.com

It's one of the few places I can occasionally restock on some of the harder to find blenders like, Esoterica, Sam Gawith, Rattray's, or Frybourg and Treyer.

Virginia pipe tobacco's have always been my favorite, and my favorite blender went belly up. McClelland, an American blender.
 
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Not a pipe smoker, but I found this in a box of my grandfathers old stuff. It's made out of some type of plastic-clay and apparently someone in the 60's took the time to knit a particularly hideous looking covering for the base of the pipe. The bowl in it is about 2' inches deep.

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Two scenarios to follow

Either it’s a plastic recreation or meerschaum

There is a big difference. I’m inept at the explanations so will quote. Not my words

“Meerschaum is one of the most naturally porous substances in the world, which makes it perfect for pipes as it absorbs the tars, oils, and nicotine in tobacco. This allows for a cool, dry smoke that most smokers would say is unparalleled.”
 
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A good briar pipe, well seasoned and taken care of smokes well.

Dr Grabo’s are inexpensive pipes but won’t generally burn your tongue and don’t need much breaking in. The doc knows best.

Anything with sea foam will smoke cool and the pipe night be a bit brittle
 
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Also have to note there are many, many pipe tobacco types available.

There is no true answer which on is the best because it’s based on your own palate. An individual desire.

That’s your choice.
 

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Two scenarios to follow

Either it’s a plastic recreation or meerschaum

There is a big difference. I’m inept at the explanations so will quote. Not my words

“Meerschaum is one of the most naturally porous substances in the world, which makes it perfect for pipes as it absorbs the tars, oils, and nicotine in tobacco. This allows for a cool, dry smoke that most smokers would say is unparalleled.”
There was a pipe (name escapes me now) in the 60s that touted "space age materials" in the bowl. It wasn't Teflon, but might have been a precursor material to the tiles on the Space Shuttle. The liner focused the heat back toward the packed tobacco and burned exceptionally clean, hot enough to burn off tar, etc.

The exterior bowl remained cool throughout, as did the smoke draw oddly enough, and there was no 'coking' residue left behind. You could clean it with a quick rinsing along with your dinner dishes.

I had one for awhile, but it was really more of a novelty item typical of the outer space mystique of the time.
 
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