Restoring a Pre-Republic K&P Dublin Sterling 207 Pot

After 16 days my doctors finally tired of me haunting the hospital hallways and sent me home to convalesce in the relative comfort of my own four walls. I’ve still got a ways to go before I am declared fit, but I’m moving in the right direction. Today I was feeling relatively energetic, so I sat in my pipe room and finished off the restoration … Continue reading Restoring a Pre-Republic K&P Dublin Sterling 207 Pot

Setbacks

Hi everyone. I thought I’d post a quick note to explain the shortage of restorations so far in 2017.  There are lots of pipes waiting in my box, and renovations to DadsPipes Central have almost finished; so far so good. I am not, however, at home.  As I type this on my smartphone, I am marking Day 10 in hospital following some rather complicated emergency … Continue reading Setbacks

Refreshing a Pioneer Block Meerschaum Bent Dublin

One of the many benefits of belonging to a pipe club is the access membership provides to other pipe collections and tobacco cellars; this was demonstrated for me last November when the Briars & Bull Pipe Club here in Kitchener, ON held a Swap Meet during our monthly Smoker. Folks brought in pipes and tobacco to barter, sell or trade as they saw fit, and … Continue reading Refreshing a Pioneer Block Meerschaum Bent Dublin

A 1940’s Brigham Churchwarden for the Collection

Happy New Year, everyone! It has taken me a bit longer than anticipated to get rolling on restorations and other posts for 2017. Surgery just before Christmas and renovations to my pipe room throughout December have delayed such endeavours until now, but I’m finally able to get back in the saddle and I’m itching to share a fresh pile of estate pipes that has been … Continue reading A 1940’s Brigham Churchwarden for the Collection