| The Mill
Aug. 18, 2017;
That last posting here didn't please me much...not
that very many do. Consider it erased. On to
something else. A lot of people consider me old
and in the way, or conservative, if you will.
Just because I don't have a smart phone or a
home entertainment system (whatever that is) the
accusation is that I try to hold onto the old ways,
such as books with paper instead of Kindles. My
partner is trying to talk me into buying a smart
phone and I can see the advantages, but my
current phone works and when Joy wants me to
bring something home, the calls always come
through. What more do I need?
Yet, I am not against progress, and it is in that
regard I reach out to you today. Almost every
single one of you have found a way to deal with
what I consider my mild idiosyncrasies (almost
spelled that correctly right off the bat...used a "c"
instead of an "s" before the final "i") without
complaining. For example, the fact that new
postings are placed wherever there's an opening
on the page, instead of at the top, where you
could easily find the new listings. That failure is
not because of some perversity, but because the
site platform is old and doesn't support the easy
movement of photos.
The site, as it exists, would drive me crazy if I
were a customer. I appreciate the forbearance of
you all. A very few complaints surface, which is
understandable, but by and large, people come
back and scroll down the page(s) as necessary in
search of something new and appealing. Once in
a while, undoubtedly, an older posting gets
noticed in a way that didn't happen before. That's
good too, for both of us.
Still, progress is necessary, so in that vein, I am
letting go of part of the old and applying an
advanced technique. When posting a pipe from
here on in (until I decide the method doesn't work,
or suit me, or please me) it will carry a red label of
New. That way, when you scroll down a page,
you should quickly be able to spot the most
recent listings. For how long will the 'New' label
remain? About two weeks, depending on whim
and other factors.
This program will start with tonight's postings and
I'll continue to try to list the new pipes at the
bottom of this column as well.
Needless to say, there will be instances of
forgetfulness and a newly listed pipe won't have
the 'New' label. Nothing and no one is perfect.
If you have a comment to make regarding this
initiative, it will be welcome. No name calling.
Most recently posted were two near-new Il
Duca Morta pipes, & a Savinelli Mr. G Punto
Oro & unsmoked Autograph on the Italian page.
A good, old Sasieni Four Natural Dot
Buckingham & a fine, old Charatan Executive
& an unsmoked Larryson now grace the
English page, plus there are some old cigar
holders...mostly for collectors, I'd guess, on
the Misc. page. Looking for a Porsche. Try
the German page. It's unsmoked.
Pease Southlinch from 2002 NASPC show. $90
Friedman & Pease Winter's Tale. $100
Balkan Sobranie Virginia # 10 50 grams. 4 tins.
New Tins arrived, including
Abingdon, and a bunch of
others from 2003 and starting @ $40 a tin.
More old, collectible tins from the 1990's:
McClelland Mixture #1 (2000?) 100 grams. $50
McClelland Virginia Woods. 1997. 100 grams. $50
Ashton 1997 Celebrated Sovereign 4 oz., $100
Esoterica Pembroke...2 oz., 56 grams. $80
Davidoff Royalty 50 grams. $30
Davidoff Danish 50 grams. $25
Dunhill Nightcap from Lane Ltd. 50 grams. $85
Dunhill Std. Mixture Mild from Lane 50 grams. $65
Butera Matured Ribbon 1996 & '97 50 grams. $50
Benjamin Hartwell Pvt. Reserve 50 grams from
Consolidated Cigar (thus from mid '90's) $30