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It all started with Magritte


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When I was a child I had a little book with pictures of Magritte's art, and I was somehow in love with the classic "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" painting. When I turned 18 i bought my first pipe, not a good one, and a pipe tobacco, not a good one either; I had no guidance at the time, and the start was complicated, like for every pipe smoker I guess. I had then the chance to meet two old men who dedicated their life to pipe smoking: the first was Mr. Fincato, a savant on pipe history and a very elegant man, who always gave me good advices, the second was Mr. Musicò, truly an artist of pipe making, with whom I enjoyed to chat while smoking his personal mixture in his atelier.

Some years have passed now, and I enjoy the reading on Tobacco Reviews, and then I thought: "Why not participate?".

So here I am to say hello to everyone of you members, have a nice week-end and happy smokes.

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Lee
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 Lee
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Cool story! Thanks for sharing! Welcome to the forum 😊

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Ted
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 Ted
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Hello from Michigan!

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Joseph
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Great introduction! Hello and welcome from Sacramento, California. Here’s the oil painting referenced (for those, like me, who had not yet seen it).

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Nick R
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Welcome from Colorado!

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ugdabug
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Welcome!

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Zigmeister67
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A hearty Welcome aboard from New Jersey.

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PaulT
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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nach0
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Hello and welcome from Brazil 🍻 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Welcome from Spain. I know Fincato shop in Rome and Musico pipes, although I don´t have any.

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Erik
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As someone who’s grandfather fascinated me with the pipe, but who lived an ocean away, I also had no guidance when I first started. 

But I did not give up.  I found people who had proper advice, and it started coming together. 🤔 

Welcome!

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