Two of our favorite folks to see in Chicago are Martin Vollmer and Anders Nilsson. Even if they weren't great pipe makers and we didn't love their pipes we would still want to hang out with them. They are interesting and very funny. Unfortunately this year Anders was sick. Sick as a dog sick. So we didn't get to spend much time w/ him (and we hosed ourselves down w/ disinfectant as soon as we could run back to our rooms), but we did get to spend some time w/ Martin and he didn't disappoint.
Here's one of the 2 pipes I purchased from them. It's a beautiful smooth lovat. Excellent! - T
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