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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Surprise!

Biz News - The first Talbert Morta Bettafish of 2008 is now posted to the catalog. Also, the Ligne Bretagne catalog has gained the first two new LBs for this year, both sandblasted billiards with horn stems.


One of my goals for 2008 is to try and keep more Ligne Bretagnes in stock on the site, ideally in a decent variety of shapes even though they are normally finished in sets of similar pipes for efficiency's sake. In pursuit of this goal, I started rummaging through some of our piles of boxes and crates over in the PipeCave, and dragged some boxes back to the workshop for sorting. I got a pleasant surprise when I opened up the box pictured left - There was a plastic bag inside containing three LB "Fat Dwarf" stummels!

I thought I'd used all of that shape in late 2006/early 2007. At the time, I'd searched around for more but could find none, and sadly concluded that I must have used all I had, despite Emily's conviction that she has seen even more of them somewhere in the PipeCave (I realize my descriptions of the PipeCave must sound exaggerated and silly, but those who have seen it will back me up).

SOOO... I guess there will soon be three more of these things! Unfortunately, I only have two of the matching stubby stems left, and I think both may be 9mm filter stems, so I'm not quite sure what to do about the stem issue - Odds are that there may only be one recognizable "Fat Dwarf" and the other two may be finished with entirely different stem designs, we'll see.

So that's my fun news of the day. ;)