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Re: [Pipe smokers] My new estate pipe - A Preben Holme Wade!

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  • John and Vicki
    Congratulations Terry! I love those old Preben Holm pipes - 70 s artistic Danish pipes can be quite beautiful. While I don t have any Ben Wades, I have a
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 1, 2011
      Congratulations Terry! I love those old Preben Holm pipes - '70's artistic
      Danish pipes can be quite beautiful. While I don't have any Ben Wades, I
      have a small collection of Preben Holm pipes that are just beautiful and
      fine smoking wood.

      Enjoy it!
      JohnR

      On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 12:19 AM, Terry Norman <tangstamp@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > I had to share this with you all. I went to a DFW swap shop and found the
      > store
      > keeper had a quantity of pipes tucked deep in a case. Seems there hadn't
      > been
      > much interest in pipes for a long time. He reached in pulled out about 8,
      > including 1 freehand. He offered me 7 for $100. I wasn't prepared for that,
      > but
      > I offered to buy the freehand. We agreed on $25 and I took my new pipe and
      > left.
      > Later, I got to cleaning it and found I could see the markings on the
      > briar- Ben
      > Wade 100 Handmade in Denmark. I researched Ben Wade and learned that maker
      > Preben Holm made hand-made pipes for Lane bearing this mark.
      >
      > According to Pipedia.org: "Up to now Preben Holm made Ben Wade pipes are
      > cult
      > and highly sought for on the estate markets." I can't tell you how happy I
      > was
      > to know I had stumbled on a Ben Wade of this era. When I first took up my
      > pipe,
      > Ben Wades were the finest pipes my Tobacco Lane store carried. I always
      > wanted
      > one. Here's a pic of mine.
      >
      > Terry Norman
      > tangstamp :O)
      > Mansfield, TX USA
      > Follow my blog at http://tangstamp.wordpress.com/
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >


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    • Tyrone Tharge
      Gratz Terry! Enjoy your find! ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 1, 2011
        Gratz Terry! Enjoy your find!

        On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Terry Norman <tangstamp@...> wrote:

        >
        >
        > I had to share this with you all. I went to a DFW swap shop and found the
        > store
        > keeper had a quantity of pipes tucked deep in a case. Seems there hadn't
        > been
        > much interest in pipes for a long time. He reached in pulled out about 8,
        > including 1 freehand. He offered me 7 for $100. I wasn't prepared for that,
        > but
        > I offered to buy the freehand. We agreed on $25 and I took my new pipe and
        > left.
        > Later, I got to cleaning it and found I could see the markings on the
        > briar- Ben
        > Wade 100 Handmade in Denmark. I researched Ben Wade and learned that maker
        > Preben Holm made hand-made pipes for Lane bearing this mark.
        >
        > According to Pipedia.org: "Up to now Preben Holm made Ben Wade pipes are
        > cult
        > and highly sought for on the estate markets." I can't tell you how happy I
        > was
        > to know I had stumbled on a Ben Wade of this era. When I first took up my
        > pipe,
        > Ben Wades were the finest pipes my Tobacco Lane store carried. I always
        > wanted
        > one. Here's a pic of mine.
        >
        > Terry Norman
        > tangstamp :O)
        > Mansfield, TX USA
        > Follow my blog at http://tangstamp.wordpress.com/
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >


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