Greetings! Brand new member - even succeeded in failing to upload my Avatar after a couple of tries!
Not a newbie, I smoked pipes for about 15 years before my kids were born and then (mostly) put it away for the last dozen years. I had quite a collection and sold most of it. This was years before I knew about Ebay, so I took a bit of a bath! I kept a few good ones back and have picked up a couple since getting back into it.
I'm more into the tobacco than the pipes, and I was chagrined to learn that a few of my favorites have been discontinued. I held back two tins of Cope's Escudo, one of which I just finished and one that ended up with a broken seal and much mold. I thought I was too cool to cry but I guess not! No more Dunhill Elizabethan either? Sheesh!
Tobacco faves are (have been) Rattrays Hal o' the Wynd, Old Gowrie and Red Rapparee, Dunhill 965, McClellands Navy Cavendish, Ashton Old London and McConnell's Scottish Flake. I'm always up for new blends, though. Right now I'm smoking some McClellands Arcadia. I'm glad I tried it but probably won't return once the tin is gone.
Looking forward to posting!