pauliepipes

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I obtained most of my pipes years ago (70's - 80's). Smoked on/off since then. Most of my pipes were purchased in Brooklyn from Don-Lou Images for Don Lou pipes. He was the guy that taught me all I know about pipes and smoking them.

Dominic Cazzetta created his fine Don-Lou pipes on Bath Avenue in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY. He passed away in the early 1990s and his pipes are becoming increasingly rare and collectible. He used primarily the finest grade Corsican briar, but I also saw him create pipes from exotic woods such as rosewood, maple, cherry, walnut padouk, bubinga, zebra wood. 

My Don-Lou pipes include Corsican Briars, Indian Paduke, Rosewood, Oregon Oak, and Greek Briars. Each provide different nuisances to the flavor of the smoke. For example, Oregon Oak adds spiciness and Indian Paduke adds a sweetness.

I have purchased some pipes in recent years, they've included a few Leedy pipes, Jake Hackert, and recently a few BOSI pipes.

I have increased my collection of tobaccos, mainly because certain types of tobaccos seem to be harder to obtain. The hunt for tobaccos is part of the enjoyment of collecting them.

I trust Jimlinks's reviews. He has a very mature pallet and his reviews are very noteworthy.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2013-11-25 Davidoff - Flake Medallions 145 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-01-08 pipesandcigars.com - Fire Storm (RO Series) 26 ★★★★ 3.8
2013-05-08 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 112 ★★★★ 3.2
2013-11-25 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Barbados Plantation (Sutliff Private Stock) 33 ★★★★ 3.2

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2017-11-26 4noggins - Three Blind Moose 27 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-26 4noggins - Weybridge 31 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-11-26 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Christmas Cookie 113 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-26 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Cupcake 20 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-11-26 Cornell & Diehl - Kajun Kake 111 ★★★☆ 3.3
2017-11-26 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 110 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-26 Cult - Blood Red Moon 97 ★★★★ 3.2
2017-11-26 Dan Tobacco - Hamborger Veermaster (Hamburger Pfeifentabak) 111 ★★★★ 3.1
2017-11-26 Dan Tobacco - Salty Dogs 39 ★★★★ 3.6
2017-11-26 Fribourg & Treyer - Cut Virginia Plug 74 ★★★★ 3.5
2017-11-25 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Dark Strong Kentucky 156 ★★★★ 3.3
2017-11-25 Peter Heinrichs - Dark Strong Flake (Special Selection) 38 ★★★★ 3.0
2019-04-09 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 145 ★★★★ 3.6
2019-04-18 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Walnut 11 ★★★★ 3.4
2017-11-07 Tewksbury & Company - Hobbit's Weed 60 ★★★★ 3.4

Reviews

6 reviews
36 helpful votes
4 star:
6 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
0 Recommended
2 star:
0 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
0 Not Recommended

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Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2018-06-29 Uhle's - Blend 00 26 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2017-03-09 Just For Him - Shortcut To Mushrooms (Middle Earth Pipeweed) 98 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-01-08 pipesandcigars.com - Fire Storm (RO Series) 26 8 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2013-05-08 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 112 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2013-02-02 Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 155 23 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-12-19 Fribourg & Treyer - Special Brown Flake 34 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4