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Brewdude

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PostSubject: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:13 pm

I'm in love, but love is a cruel mistress sometimes.

Saw this pipe that PD posted on some other thread a while back. I was immediately beguiled!

cyclops

Actually I was already considering another XL26 shape when this just overwhelmed me!

Problem is that it's out of production and oos everywhere I've looked. Our own ever resourceful BH found one on a UK site, but it turned out to be a wild goose chase as the e-tailer didn't really have it in stock! There were a few days in correspondence where my spirits were accordingly raised and then lowered.....

Mad

Tried the usual google thing and came up empty handed. Also gave some consideration to joining the Peterson board to see if there was any hope. But establishing myself on another board is not on my bucket list.

Anyway, here's the sweetheart I'm ISO, and while the pic shows a fishtail I've also seen it in a p-lip. Either way is good. Any leads lmk, and TIA.



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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:21 pm

Patience young Skywalker......

These are not out of production, just out of stock. In my own search not too long back I ended up in a discussion with some Peterson People in the Know (the US distributor) and was informed that Peterson simply is backlogged on a lot of stuff, they're behind schedule, having trouble sourcing briar, swamped with orders, and the like. If you truly want the pipe you know the drill, pre order it through a reliable vendor (like the one who snapped that fine photograph you posted). What's worse than paying up front and then waiting long weeks or months for you pipe to materialize? Seeing that the thing showed up and was snatched up by some other unscrupulous buyer, like me. I like that one too Smile

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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:24 pm

It's classy! Very Happy I kinda want one now, too.

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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:47 pm

Good advice PD.

And Kyle, the line forms at the right......

tongue


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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:53 pm

http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=H&srch=KW&item=pthasxl26



No?
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:57 pm

Sasquatch wrote:
http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=H&srch=KW&item=pthasxl26



No?


Pretty close. But my heart is set on the red finish.

clown


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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:09 pm

That smooth natural finish from COJ is abut $200 higher than the red spigot at Iwan Ries. They go for about $160. I have an 80S and a 999 in the red spigot, and if the funds and pipe align at the same time, I would like to grab that Xl 26 in the Red Spigot finish too.

And the XL 13, and the XL 23, and the XL 24, and....... Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:12 pm

That's a gorgeous pipe! Good luck grabbing one!!
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PostSubject: When a dream becomes reality   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:10 pm

Dragging up an old thread, but the dream has now become a reality-

Just took delivery of the much sought after XL26 Red Spigot today! The UK tobacconist finally received it about a week ago, and he forwarded me several pics at my request in order to determine if it actually was the exact one I had sent him a stock pic of back in October of '12. Here's the stock pic, but mine looks exactly like this one.

And yes, it's an acrylic fishtail instead of a vulcanite p-lip-






The pics he sent me were from his cell phone and weren't that great from a quality standpoint, but it served to show me that it was the exact pipe. So we went forward.

After a query from me about the quoted price, they were able to remove the UK VAT since it was being delivered out of the country. So I got it for essentially 76.00 plus 10.40 shipping w/tracking.

At present exchange rates that's about $135.60, plus whatever % my cc charges to process the international transaction. Shouldn't be significant.

Frankly that's significantly less than what I figured it would cost, based on other research.

The pipe took exactly a week to ship, and arrived in perfect condition. I'll let it rest a few days before starting to break it in. Damn, but it's pretty!

I hasten to add that this particular tobacconist really went to bat and delivered for me, as pretty much all the other sources told me that it wasn't possible to special order one of these and that they were out of production.

So I had pretty much given up all hope of ever obtaining a new one and resigned myself to haunting e-bait in the remote hopes that someone would give one of them up at some point. Foolish thinking!

Ya, it took like 8 months. But the tobacconist did advise that it would very probably take 6-12 months. So I can't be dissatisfied with the lead time. He did say early on that Peterson was having a hard time obtaining larger burls for a pipe of this size.

One downside is that it does have a bowl coating, which I don't really like. However it looks like all Petes have this nowadays. I've broken in other Petes with them and they've been fine smokers. Just don't necessarily like the idea. Prefer to coat the bowl myself, as it were!

rabbit

Happy ending!

Cool

And my sincere thanks to our esteemed brother Greyson, who went to the time and trouble to query several UK tobacconists in an effort to put me in touch with someone who could help me realize this dream! I won't soon forget this me ol' mucker!

cheers


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RR


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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:13 pm

Real classy look & I'm a sucker for a Peterson. Where's that line start again Smile
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:28 pm

Outstanding! Gotta post pics of the actual pipe now, you know.

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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:32 pm

BTW, that was a helluva good price. You ought to share the vendor and give him his props.

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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:32 pm

Gotta love a happy ending!cheers
Can't wait to see pics.
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:34 pm

Woo Hoo!!! I knew you'd find one eventually! I'm so happy this came together for you. I've got an XL 26 on my shopping list too. Congrats on finally landing your white whale!
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:53 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Outstanding! Gotta post pics of the actual pipe now, you know.

Yes, I'll do that in due course.

Puff Daddy wrote:
BTW, that was a helluva good price. You ought to share the vendor and give him his props.

Quite right.

Here's the details-

Black Swan Shoppe Ltd
12 Bar Street
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 2HT

Website: www.thebackyshop.co.uk
Email: sales@thebackyshop.co.uk
Tel: 01723 500955

The proprietor is Kris. He's a great guy to work with. Very accommodating. I highly recommend him.

I hasten to add he might have ordered a couple of these. So if one is interested, get in touch right away!

Ocelot55 wrote:
Woo Hoo!!! I knew you'd find one eventually! I'm so happy this came together for you. I've got an XL 26 on my shopping list too. Congrats on finally landing your white whale!

Jesse you have also been the epitome of kindness on my quest, as you've forwarded me several e-bay posts in the past. That you took the time and interest in this speaks volumes about your integrity. I'll be looking to you in the future for a hand crafted Jesse Jones Pipe!

Don't want to get all sloppy here, but this board consistently amazes me in their kindness and helpfulness. It means a lot and I'm proud to be a member!

Greyson is gonna find out what payback really means tho.............Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:09 am

Cool! Glad it only took a year to sort out. Funny I said I wanted one back then... I wouldn't fit the aesthetic and usability I look for in a pipe these days. lol
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:31 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Cool! Glad it only took a year to sort out. Funny I said I wanted one back then... I wouldn't fit the aesthetic and usability I look for in a pipe these days. lol

You've changed...Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:21 am

Nice story, I'm glad it had a happy ending!

Great looking pipe - it is going to feel like such a win when you first smoke it.

Fraternally

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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:37 am

'VERY' nice Pete you got yourself there and for such a great price too, very pleased you have it with you now, when you break her in I hope it proves to smoke exceedingly well for you. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:04 pm

OK, here's a couple pics the tobacconist took. Admittedly, they're a bit dark and the red looks almost burgundy here. In person it's much more red-







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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:08 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
Cool! Glad it only took a year to sort out. Funny I said I wanted one back then... I wouldn't fit the aesthetic and usability I look for in a pipe these days. lol

You've changed...Rolling Eyes

Good, can't succeed in stagnation. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Looks superb mate, I'm glad it worked out so well for you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:10 am

Rande, I have always liked that shape, but the silver and red combination really sets off an already gorgeous pipe! Congrats on a fine addition to your collection! cheerscheerscheers
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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:50 am

Look more like this does it!?

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PostSubject: Re: OK so I'm in love   Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:09 pm

Kirk Fitzgerald wrote:
Look more like this does it!?


Crikey mate, you've got it in one!

tongue


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