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JoeMan

Hillcrest... Another one not on the shape charts ...

Nothing fancy, but located another Hillcrest that I don't been believe has ever surfaced here on the forum, and is my first sighting in nearly 5 years of searching for every shape available in the line.  

The shape chart that RJ made a number of years ago contained every shape that was known at the time. We've of course added three or four to the 'new' chart, and now we need to add this one.  

This is not really a refurb posting, but here are a couple of before pictures. It had some decent tooth marks top and bottom, and while was definitely not topped, the rim on this pipe and every other pipe in the set had lost its color.




After:




It's loaded up with Barbados Plantation as I post this. I am near the bottom with a very smooth first outing, and nary a re-light.



I believe Tim may have a pipe in the same shape, but it is not stamped. I believe it came to him as a "Reserve".  I believe Reserve pipes were finished in the 1990s, Tom surely knows better than me. None of them were stamped, no spade, and they all came with lucite stems.  There are still several in various shape and finish in the factory lobby.  I cannot state this as fact, I believe this line was created simply to use up unfinished, un-stamped stummels that were in inventory. I believe Tim's pipe is simply a leftover unstamped Hillcrest (in the same shape as my pipe above) that was finished and called a Reserve.
Yohanan

Very Nice Job!!!
vwdeano

Outstanding!  I like it...  A lot...  envy/jealousy taking hold...  How to "remove" said Hillcrest from Joe?  Hmmm...  Brute force?  Subterfuge?  Shameless begging?  The mind reels.

LOL.
pipesbywhitney

vwdeano wrote:
Outstanding!  I like it...  A lot...  envy/jealousy taking hold...  How to "remove" said Hillcrest from Joe?  Hmmm...  Brute force?  Subterfuge?  Shameless begging?  The mind reels.

LOL.


Don't even try! Cool
JoeMan

pipesbywhitney wrote:
vwdeano wrote:
Outstanding!  I like it...  A lot...  envy/jealousy taking hold...  How to "remove" said Hillcrest from Joe?  Hmmm...  Brute force?  Subterfuge?  Shameless begging?  The mind reels.

LOL.


Don't even try! Cool


 Laughing  Cool  Wink  ...I can't deny it.  I've had 'H.A.D.' for 5 years now...
JoeMan

When I showed Tom an image of the Hillcrest I had coming...he said he wanted to "see it together" with Tim's.  His eye is better than mine...I didn't think it was the same pipe until I saw the comparison.

It's the same alright...

DocBrian

It's a never ending pursuit. Fine looking pipe, and being a hillcrest going to be a fine smoker. Congrats
Steveaux

Great stem work, Joe!

A beautiful save.
pwoodard

Very nice Joe
Thelonious Monkfish

Nice work, I like that shape.
ozark southpaw

Great score Joe !
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