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Troy_nov1965

Sparta Made Wimbledon Borkum Riff Coupon Pipe #690

Here is the Wimbledon i got off Ebay after clean up  and even picked up a Borkum Riff tub with a coupon inside.



I have also posted this on my blog. I did a lot of research on these pipes as well as Grabow made Smokemaster/LL Bean pipes. I'm trying to educate pipe smokers and collectors  on the mis information about these pipes on the internet. So Please take a look and even comment on the blog if you will.

https://baccypipes.wordpress.com/...imbledon-pipes-the-history-facts/

There is a bunch more, pics, info and Grabow history on there as well.




Kentuck

Fantastic! I read your research on your blog about these pipes and found it very enjoyable. I would even smoke a tin of Borkum Riff (shudder) to get my hands on one of these in the 69 shape! Laughing
Troy_nov1965

Kentuck wrote:
Fantastic! I read your research on your blog about these pipes and found it very enjoyable. I would even smoke a tin of Borkum Riff (shudder) to get my hands on one of these in the 69 shape! Laughing


LOL i did not run to town to buy me a pouch of it to smoke in the pipe. I like the tin but prefer it empty.
Glad you liked the blog post and commented!


If i spy another somewhere ill let you know Smile


I put in a couple of plugs for the forum maybe we will get some new blood out of it.
ozark southpaw

Nice ! Love the blast ! Cool coupon also !
Wildcat

ozark southpaw wrote:
Nice ! Love the blast ! Cool coupon also !
What he said! Shocked  Very Happy
Troy_nov1965

Thanks guys. She does have a cool blast Smile
I really thought the article and pipe would generate some buzz. I sent links out to some big pipe dealers on Ebay & Etsy who i have  seen sale these and other Grabow made Smokemasters and LL Beans as 1920's-1940s Briarcraft pipes or GBD/Comoy made Wimbeldons. Also sent  pipephil a link because he list them as Braircraft too. Not a peep from any of them.

Guess people do not like to be proved wrong or God forbid they actually own a Dr. Grabow ...the horror!!!!
Wildcat

Troy_nov1965 wrote:
... forbid they actually own a Dr. Grabow ...the horror!!!!

I get tired of hearing that too Troy. Most forum types forget the majority of pipe smokers aren't on forums. P&C lists Dr Grabow as a top seller, so somebody is buying them. Just like OTC tobaccos. Lane didn't buy H&H etc 'cuz nobody is buying them. 9 times out of 10 when I run into a gentleman of a certain age smoking a pipe, he's smoking a Grabow full of OTC tobacco, either old school types or more modern types like Admiral's Choice. The "silent majority" of pipe smokers I guess! I met an older gentleman mowing his lawn while smoking a pipe. I stopped to chat. He had a Grabow full of H&H. I asked him if he smoked anything other than DGs and H&H. He said, "Why would I do that?"
Kentuck

I guess us older gents realize that a chunk of briar does not have a name while its growing. The shape of a pipe and how well its made has more to do with the satisfaction of the smoker. All else is vanity. Grabow makes an excellent product and always has. The old OTC blends need no explanations or excuses made. They are still here when many, many more of the exotic blends have bit the dust.
Yohanan

That's a Great looking pipe, thanks for sharing the info.
Dan

Wildcat wrote:
Troy_nov1965 wrote:
... forbid they actually own a Dr. Grabow ...the horror!!!!

I get tired of hearing that too Troy. Most forum types forget the majority of pipe smokers aren't on forums. P&C lists Dr Grabow as a top seller, so somebody is buying them. Just like OTC tobaccos. Lane didn't buy H&H etc 'cuz nobody is buying them. 9 times out of 10 when I run into a gentleman of a certain age smoking a pipe, he's smoking a Grabow full of OTC tobacco, either old school types or more modern types like Admiral's Choice. The "silent majority" of pipe smokers I guess! I met an older gentleman mowing his lawn while smoking a pipe. I stopped to chat. He had a Grabow full of H&H. I asked him if he smoked anything other than DGs and H&H. He said, "Why would I do that?"


Agreed there Wildcat.
Flycruiser

Great pipe and keep up the good work spreading the word!
Thelonious Monkfish

Great blast on that one, congrats.
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