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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:26 am

I haven't found a Taylor Ashton that was in my wheelhouse for a couple of years. This 1999 tan Pebble Grain was at a shop in Albany this afternoon at a great price. The XX size is perfect and I estimate it weighs about 40 grams. The pipe and stem is in mint condition with nary a toothmark. These pix are via my camera phone in my NY hotel room.




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Location : Madisonville, Kentucky
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:20 pm

Beautiful - I'm ate up with envy! cyclops
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Dutch

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Location : On the road.......
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:26 pm

Nice Taylor Ashton Al!!!

It's a great feeling when you can manage to score a large bowled pipe that weighs less than 50 grams. I'm sure you are gonna enjoy that one immensely! I really like the blast as well! cheers cheers cheers
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Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:03 pm

On closer examination at home, this pipe was darn close to being unsmoked.  I polished the bowl with some Halycon and gave the stem my usual spit shine.  I had an opportunity to smoke it on the patio (first time this season!) and it smokes wonderfully.  You can really tell the oil-cured briar on the first couple of smokes.  I was surprised to find it weighs 53 grams, the bent/compact shape is a bit deceiving, but a very nice clencher.  



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Brewdude

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Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:57 pm

Lovely pipe Al. Right in my wheelhouse!

cyclops


Cheers,

RR
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juanmedusa

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Location : Falls Church, Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:03 pm

Let me know when you get tired of it. Nice.
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Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:26 pm

Great find!!! Hard to beat those early Ashton's. Just love to smoke mine!! cheers FTRPLT
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:26 pm

I really like this one Al. Congrats sir!
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:39 pm

A Tanshell finish !! My FAVE as they look soooo good after 40+ years of smoking !! Twisted Evil  To bad it's bent  Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad But it IS a NICE bent Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:41 pm

Hope you are enjoying that Ashton pipe Al. I must say that the pipe may have been made after lunch because that's the first Pebble Grain that I've seen in an Old Church stain finish!!! Definitely mis-stamped IMO. Congrats on a fine XX size, and the finest British made pipe ever. Just my prejudiced opinion of course. LOL
Andy
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eklektos44

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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:17 pm

Very nice, just the kind I like. Congrats on a nice find. Smile
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riff raff

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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:12 pm

Thanks Andy, I know you are a fan.
Bill must have drilled it in the AM, as it is drilled perfectly. Then, had lunch and some pints to do the staining...
I can say that I've never seen another tan Pebble Grain.
The pipe smokes wonderfully, with a nice draft and draw. I don't see it leaving my rack any time soon.

docwatson wrote:
Hope you are enjoying that Ashton pipe Al. I must say that the pipe may have been made after lunch because that's the first Pebble Grain that I've seen in an Old Church stain finish!!! Definitely mis-stamped IMO. Congrats on a fine XX size, and the finest British made pipe ever. Just my prejudiced opinion of course. LOL
Andy
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docwatson

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Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
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PostSubject: Re: Ashton Pebble Grain (1999) Find   Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:20 pm

I agree Al, it must have been a morning and afternoon pipe. LOL
Those older Ashton's are fine smoking machines and have some great character to the sandblasting. Glad you're enjoying that little bent pebble grain.
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