Post by Lady Margaret on Nov 22, 2018 7:56:13 GMT -5
welcome from Charleston, WV!
She came in with a smile and a pipe. A study of contradictions, she seemed to understand more than most. Eyes shining with humor and a comforting, easy to talk to demeanor. She was a goddess in mortal skin. She raised a glass and said, "Confusion to the memory of Newton."
Welcome from the Mile High City! I remember you from SF, Tab. Sadly, it never fully recovered after the hack. Glad to have you with us!
Hey there! I remember you too. Yeah, it is sad. It was such an active community and even the sub-groups were very active. SF attracted several high end collectors, but I can’t figure out where they all went. Did they just transition to Instagram, doing their own thing? Lose interest in collecting?
I really liked that it seemed to be a crossroads for the hobby. Respected pipe makers would chime in, Mike from McC, Russ, Per would add information, long-time collectors that really knew the history of certain brands were there.
It seems like after the hack, everyone kind of splintered off to these other groups that might have been more to their social liking; fair enough, but we’ve lost the ability to really compile and share the pipe smoking “brain trust”.
I really miss the great days of SF.uk. A lot of collectors gave up on pipe boards years ago but are on Facebook. There are probably some former SF.uk members on The Pipe Smokers Den.