Post by thewingedsloth on Jan 21, 2022 15:30:21 GMT -5
Hi all! This post is to inform on the 2022 pipe show in Webster Groves Mo. It is Febuary 12th, 9 am to 5 pm at the Webster Grove Masonic Lodge. 12 east lockwood webster grove mo. Smoking allowed!!!!!! while not a member of the club, I have met a few of the senior members and they are great folk. I heard over 200 tables had been rented. As a show and swap meet I expect to go home with something special. For those on the forum who are able to attend the show we need a secret code..maybe say "the patch is where to be"...lol Anyhoo, I hope anyone in the region will attend!
With all of the lockdowns for so long, I suspect that there will be a lot of good deals to be had.
I hope the West Coast Pipe Show comes to fruition.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
There’s nowhere near 200 tables anymore but The St Louis Gateway Pipe Show is a great time at the most unique venue on the pipe show circuit. IMO it’s the best local turnout of any show. There’s some really oddballs I see regularly, a fer real cowboy, Charles Manson’s twin brother and a little leprechaun that hangs out by the door. The show usually a goldmine for tobacco geeks and over the years I’ve came home with some very rare pipes. A lot of online/eBay dealers come with money and I’ve seen tables sold before the show opens. My buddy is already getting inquiries from online guys on what he’s bringing.
On a side note I passed by a pipe at this show years ago to think about what to offer. When I returned with my offer(more money than I had on me) the pipe was gone. I asked the guy who got it and I “won” it on eBay a couple of weeks later for much less than my offer!
On another side note from long ago I bought a pipe at a really good price and I got a call from the seller a while later asking if I wanted to double my money on it. I passed.
Sadly I think this will be the first Gateway show I’ll miss since 1996.