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Bing Crosby Pipe shape?

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  1. damnyak

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    Okay okay, question.....

    I would love to get a Crosby shape pipe for Christmas, I think having one will help me through all the traveling and visiting and gluttonous eating.

    What would you call Bing's pipe shape, I know Savinelli make their "bing's favorite" and Dunhill has theirs, but if I wanted to search elsewhere what would I call it besides "Bings" or "Crosby". Its similar to a Canadian, but the long Mouthpiece throws it?

    Does anyone have one they could part with to help a brother out?

    -damnyak AKA Double-Goofy.
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  2. numbersix

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    Ha! I love Bing Crosby and the pipes he smoked - so I hope I can help you with this one (I own each of these styles in honor of the man)

    First, IMHO, the Savinelli doesn't come close to anything Bing actually used. It's got a nice curve to it, but the pipe is more of an homage to the man than a replica of anything he used.

    He smoked Canadians early on (he was from the state of Washington, grew up surrounded by lumberjacks, which may be why he liked the Canadian style)

    He also smoked a four square panel pipe in Holiday Inn:

    He's most famous for this pipe, a custom-made job. Bing designed it and asked Ed Kolpin to make it.

    Here's my version of it, a Stanwell 2010 Pipe of the Year

    Happy hunting!

    "Be seeing you"


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    I think Bing Crosby and Hugh Hefner had similar tastes, although Hefner's weren't quit as long.

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    WOW... numbersix... that Stanwelll is really nice, so nice in fact that it now made it on my PAD list

    I carry a gun... because a cop is too heavy!
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  5. damnyak

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    @numbersix, I like his custom job, But the long Canadians look nice, I was confused by the two as the Savinelli as I could not find pic with him using it, and it looked nothing like the Canadians in alot of the pics.

    I not a fan of Paneled pipes, Not for me.

    That Stanwell is stellar man!

    Thanks for the help!

    ALSO: What about these Peterson's....Probabaly not long enough eh?

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  6. numbersix

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    Thanks guys. I really love the Stanwell - it was designed as a "Bing" by Tom Eltang. It is priced high on some sites (that is if you can even find it). I found one at a Danish site, good price and good service. Shipping was very high, but we worked it out.

    ALSO: What about these Peterson's....Probabaly not long enough eh?

    Actually, I have the Aran version of that pipe. It's great. For me, with it's simple looks and fat nickel band, it's falls into the category of 'close enough".

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. damnyak

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    Yea that Aran version looks a lot closer.

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    Today I bid and won what I hope is a closer version of Bing's Canadian:

    It's a Gresham Giant (a Comoy second) - 7.25" long!

    No idea how old it is, can't find much info on it. If anyone knows, please share. Snagged it on ebay for $39. Has a sterling band. Hoping it has no fills - looking forward to getting it and smoking it.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    How about a BriarBird Bing I love mine..

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    Oh Numbersix, you shouldn't have. Its still to early for Christmas

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    I really like the Savinelli smooth Bing, but the golf club head on the stem is just too hokey for me. The ebony model doesn't have it, but I'd rather have a regular smooth briar finish. Hmmmm...maybe the Canadian?

    Russ
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    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. numbersix

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    @coalsmoke

    I really like the Savinelli smooth Bing, but the golf club head on the stem is just too hokey for me. The ebony model doesn't have it, but I'd rather have a regular smooth briar finish. Hmmmm...maybe the Canadian?

    Funny, I thought I was the only person in the world who felt that way! That logo absolutely killed their version for me. And I also noticed that the ebony model was missing it, but I wanted the natural finish too. My only other complaint was the curve - it's nice, but not a genuine "Bing" to me.

    @damnyak

    Oh Numbersix, you shouldn't have. Its still to early for Christmas
    lol! So sorry, maybe next Xmas!

    @weezell That's a beauty! How long is that?

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    I have a Savinelli Bing's favorite, but I decided that the stem doesn't look right.

    I think Bing's Pipe was more like a Lumberman with a round shank. I want to have a straight stem made for this one. My pipe has a filter stem, btw, and doe not have the golf club emblem.

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    I think Bing's Pipe was more like a Lumberman with a round shank. I want to have a straight stem made for this one. My pipe has a filter stem, btw, and doe not have the golf club emblem.

    I did notice that some natural finish models were missing the golf emblem - so I enquired a couple of places about it. Most didn't reply and the one that did said it no longer exists.

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    I think they were round shanks, often referred to as "pencil shanks" (thin and round like a pencil).

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    six, great looking pipe you scored. Someone's PAD is going strong. lol Let us know how she smoked when you get it.

    Harris
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    Thanks cigrmaster - I hope it's as good as it looks (PAD is a killer!)

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    I read years ago that Bing's pipe favorite shape was a Merchant Service Special. It was also mentioned in another forum as Bing's favorite back in March of 2010. One was sold on Ebay back in August and the proportions match those of the pipe Number 6 shows above that Ed Kolpin made.

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    Posted 2 years ago #

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