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PostSubject: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 5:01 am

New to here, but not new to forums or to the pipe. I keep it simple. A small number of pipes, bic lighters and a regular rotation of new tobaccos.

I am interested in pipe smoking as a historic, cultural phenomenon, but have no expertise in this area whatever.

Atm smoking G&H Dark Plug in a BC Old Root Bulldog I bought in 85 or 86.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 5:14 am

Hello, Good Morning, and Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 5:22 am

Thank you. And a good evening to yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 5:45 am

Hello JCB, welcome to BoB.  cheers sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 5:57 am

Welcome to the forum Digger. Laughing 
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PostSubject: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 6:10 am

Welcome to the brotherhood.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 7:57 am

Welcome to the forums! I hope you enjoy your time here

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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 8:48 am

Thanks for all the warm welcomes gents.  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 9:17 am

Welcome from the Evergreen state.


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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 11:17 am

Welcome to the boards, JCB.  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 11:22 am

Welcome aboard brother.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 11:32 am

Howdy JCB and welcome aboard  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Sun May 11, 2014 11:38 am

Sounds like a good plan JCB. Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Mon May 12, 2014 11:59 pm

Hello and welcome JCB.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Tue May 20, 2014 10:03 pm


Hello and Welcome to the forum, from John in NJ.  study
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Tue May 20, 2014 10:39 pm

Again. many thanks to all for the warm welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Tue May 20, 2014 10:43 pm

First, Welcome to the rabbit hole.

Next, I like your term "cultural phenomenon," and would care for you to expound.
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PostSubject: Re: jcb checking in.   Tue May 20, 2014 11:12 pm

jefe1037 wrote:
First, Welcome to the rabbit hole.

Next, I like your term "cultural phenomenon," and would care for you to expound.

Well, I get a little bit excited when I see pipes in old news footage. For example,  I was watching The World at War the other day and a German soldier was smoking a cigarette in a pipe. Not a cheroot, an actual cigarette. I paused and spent a few minutes in wonderment.

More broadly I am interested in such things as the class aspects of the pipe. In the 18th Century the wealthy took snuff and from the 19th Century, cigars. The pipe was the down market way to smoke, and it is no accident that Harold Wilson, Stalin and others made the pipe part of their public persona.  In the 21st Century with hand crafted pipes often selling for many hundreds of dollars there seems to be a push from some quarters to up sell pipe smoking.

I am also fascinated by the contrarian nature of pipe smokers themselves. It is almost like an act of rebellion today to smoke a pipe.

Again, I am not an expert of any kind about these things, just a chap who finds it all very interesting.
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