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garageboy

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Jul 15, 2019
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I always liked Savinelli as a brand (Italian Dunhill?), and flipping through a 1970s catalog made me want to search for a nice older (pre 6mm) Savinelli pipes -
So I ended up picking a Giubileo D'Oro (which has okay cross grain) and a Punto Oro 4 digit billiard (which has a tiny fill) - so I'm off to get "nicer" high tier Savinellis - I had this beautiful Autograph 8 that was unfortunately starting to burn through - but had the nicest flame grain pipe of any I've owned (sold it off).
I know the pipes that made the Oro grades varied widely (and man I've also seen some gnarly fills on the Extras and Milano Deluxes) - but I know nice ones exist

What are your favorites?

 

alaskanpiper

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I like the old Capri finish pipes
A very nice looking pipe. I love the simplicity. These days there are so many pipes accented with acrylic rings, sterling silver, different wood bands, mammoth teeth (not even kidding), etc. While they are cool, I still always love the look of wood and stem and that's it. If I had to pick, I'd probably give up all the rest for that classic simplicity.

 

georged

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http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/savinelli-giubileo-doro-yacht-shape-904ks
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/savinelli-giubileo-doro-shape-207-straight-apple
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/savinelli-giubileo-doro-310ks-cherrywood
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/savinelli-guibileo-doro-smooth-515ks
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/savinelli-giubileo-doro-smooth-515ks-2

 

alaskanpiper

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sweet pipes george. Especially like the 904 and the Apple. Love me a good apple/prince.
thanks for the video on the dunhill redbark the other day too, it was very informative.

 

disinformatique

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You own that?

It is indeed the King! That is the one 402 (4002) missing from my collection.

I am green with envy. [:)]
Yes Sir, not only it's a 4002 but also a Punto Oro Corallo grade. I was lucky enough to buy it, I think it was October of 2017. Couldn't believe the owner sold it at such a low price. This pipe was featured in SPC's petite pipe blog and is rumoured a higher management SPC executive owned it before they put it up for sale.




Blog Link - https://www.smokingpipes.com/smokingpipesblog/single.cfm/post/sykes-and-shanes-passion-for-petite-pipes
Cheers,

Chris :puffpipe:

 

garageboy

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Jul 15, 2019
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Wow - I need to start looking harder - I know Savinelli can make some nice stuff, but everytime I pick one up off ebay, I go "oh, that's why that Giubileo D'oro/Punto Oro went for so little"

 

workman

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What's the difference between 4 and 3 digit Savinelli shapes? I have a 9614. Would that be a vintage pipe?

 

donjgiles

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I think Savinelli went from 4 digit numbers to 3 digit numbers in the 1970's.

The exceptions are Non Pareil and Dry System pipes
Don

 

redglow

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Awesome pipes. I don't have anything vintage. But, I have two Savs that are my favorite pipes.
They look great and they smoke well.

 

p40warhawk

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Jul 18, 2019
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Some of my favorite Pipes are my Savinelli's! I have a few Bruna's that I really like and for a long trip, that 606 EX Hercules is nice to have... Also, I like their 614's, easy to clench.