Wellpipe

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Real NamePaul Combs
Joined2011-01
Last Visited2022-11
LocationBoise, Idaho USA

I've been smoking and collecting pipes for 30+ years. I enjoy buying and restoring estate pipes. My favorites to work on are the extra-large 'well' pipes like the Wellingtons and Imperials and similar. In the last few years I have been fortunate to add a few large Peterson House Pipes to my collection which have become favorites.

Petersons (System), Wellingtons, a couple of churchwardens, an Austrian Calabash, and several long-stemmed cherry-wood pipes from assorted makers.

Badges

Savant Has voted at least 100 times.
Venerator Has rated at least half of their reviews with 4 stars.
Veteran Has posted reviews in at least 5 different years.
Connoisseur Has reviewed at least 50 tobaccos from at least 10 brands.
Mentor Has voted for reviews spanning at least 100 different tobaccos.
Motivator Has upvoted at least 80% of the time.

Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2019-06-11 Ashton - Artisan's Blend 204 ★★★★ 3.5
2011-05-05 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 461 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 137 ★★★★ 3.5
2022-03-15 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 47 ★★★☆ 3.2
2015-04-24 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 85 ★★★★ 3.5
2013-11-27 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Cooper 32 ★★★★ 3.7
2014-02-19 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 ★★★★ 3.6
2021-06-07 Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 182 ★★★★ 3.5
2019-06-11 Sillem's - Commodore Flake 29 ★★★★ 3.7

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2016-11-03 Cornell & Diehl - Star of the East Flake 79 ★★★☆ 3.4
2016-11-03 Mac Baren - HH Vintage Syrian 233 ★★★★ 3.3
2016-11-03 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 90 ★★★★ 3.4
2016-11-03 Seattle Pipe Club - Mississippi River 118 ★★★★ 3.2

Reviews

66 reviews
146 helpful votes
4 star:
33 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
20 Recommended
2 star:
11 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
2 Not Recommended

Preferences: Oriental/Turkish 3.8, Latakia 3.7, Perique 3.7, Virginia 3.7, Burley 3.6, Kentucky 3.5, Black Cavendish 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2022-11-11 Ken Byron Ventures - Goblin CIty 2 0 ★★★☆ 3.5
2022-10-18 Ken Byron Ventures - King's Ramson 2021 2 3 ★★★★ 4.0
2022-10-06 Ken Byron Ventures - Hand of Gotz 2 1 ★★☆☆ 3.0
2022-09-07 Ken Byron Ventures - Plateau of Leng (West's Best) 5 0 ★★★★ 3.8
2022-07-07 G. L. Pease - Samarra (Original Mixtures) 92 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2022-05-13 Sillem's - Commodore Flake 29 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2018-07-21 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Waccamaw 35 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2017-07-23 Mac Baren - HH Latakia Flake 90 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2017-01-12 G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series) 137 7 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2016-08-13 J. F. Germain & Son - Balkan Sobranie 84 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2016-03-03 SHPC - VR Blend 12 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2016-02-12 Reiner - Blend 71: Long Golden Flake 149 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2016-01-09 Cornell & Diehl - Opening Night (Simply Elegant Series) 106 6 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-10-28 SHPC - Great Hiatus 10 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 4.0
2015-08-25 McClelland - Bayou Slice (Blakeney's Best) 31 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2015-06-17 McClelland - CPCC Samovar (Club Blends) 44 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2015-04-24 Hearth & Home - Fusilier's Ration (Marquee Series) 47 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2015-04-08 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Match Balkan Sobranie 19 11 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.9
2014-04-19 Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians 85 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2014-02-20 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Black 14 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-09-27 Hearth & Home - Black House (Marquee Series) 108 5 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2013-08-20 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Cooper 32 6 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2013-08-16 McClelland - Legends (Collector Series) 46 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2013-07-22 Solani - 656: Aged Burley Flake 260 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-05-15 Peterson - Hyde Park 96 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 2.9
2013-04-07 McClelland - Blue Mountain/Balkan Blue 101 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2013-02-13 Peretti - Cambridge Flake 20 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2013-01-08 Samuel Gawith - Black XX Twist (Rope) 156 4 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2013-01-07 Peterson - Irish Flake 434 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-11-05 Charles Fairmorn - Lancer's Slices 89 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2012-11-05 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 229 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2012-10-11 G. L. Pease - JackKnife Plug (New World Collection) 147 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-10-05 Peretti - Ebony (Cavendish Blends) 10 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-09-28 Orlik Tobacco Company A/S - Golden Sliced (Red Tin) 475 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-09-28 Peretti - Tashkent (English Blends) 39 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.7
2012-09-07 Peretti - Omega (English Blends) 38 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2012-09-06 McClelland - Tudor Castle (Collector Series) 59 0 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2012-08-30 McClelland - 3 Oaks Syrian (Collector Series) 94 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2012-07-24 Esoterica Tobacciana - Margate 205 0 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-07-24 Cornell & Diehl - Sunday Picnic (Simply Elegant Series) 112 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2012-07-21 Solani - 660: Silver Flake 119 4 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.7
2012-07-21 Peterson - University Flake 429 1 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2012-06-21 G. L. Pease - Westminster (Heirloom Collection) 278 2 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2012-05-05 4noggins - Bald Headed Teacher 77 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2012-02-21 Samuel Gawith - 1792 Flake 439 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.0
2012-02-13 Peretti - Royal Blend (English Blends) 40 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2011-12-08 Peretti - Smith's Own (English Blends) 18 9 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-09-27 Hearth & Home - Anniversary Kake (Signature Series) 158 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-09-25 Hearth & Home - Larry's Blend (Signature Series) 117 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-09-17 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Escudo Navy De Luxe 441 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-09-06 McClelland - Blackwoods Flake (Personal Reserve) 232 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-08-11 G. L. Pease - Chelsea Morning (Old London Series) 157 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-07-07 Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Wilke No. 191 57 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2011-06-27 4noggins - Britt's Balkan 54 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-06-07 Esoterica Tobacciana - Stonehaven 214 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.6
2011-05-05 Esoterica Tobacciana - Penzance 461 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-03-25 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Christmas Cookie 115 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-03-11 Mac Baren - Presbyterian Mixture 295 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2011-03-11 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Raspberry Cream 60 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2011-03-11 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - Northwoods 146 6 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-02-02 Boswell Pipes & Tobacco - No Bite DeLite 59 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.6
2011-01-29 Samuel Gawith - Squadron Leader 535 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.4
2011-01-29 Esoterica Tobacciana - Pembroke 100 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2011-01-28 Samuel Gawith - Full Virginia Flake 597 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2011-01-28 Samuel Gawith - Golden Glow 105 2 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2011-01-24 Peter Stokkebye - Balkan Supreme 130 6 ★☆☆☆ ★★★★ 3.3