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Bing Crosby Ropp...

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  • Started 1 month ago by snowyowl
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  1. snowyowl

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    Two years ago, a vendor I buy from offered me a couple of free pipes... at this time of the year. I had just bought this Ropp, from the 70s. One of the free Ropps I got at that time I just sent to AquaDoc... for his small bowl smoking delight.
    It was a Bing Crosby shape, and my favorite seasonal film is Holiday Inn. This is the movie where Irving Berlin's White Christmas was introduced to the public.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_Inn_(film)
    I know the Savinelli Bing is well known, but this 70s Ropp is that shape with a vulcanite stem. I just fired it up for the first time today with HH Old Dark Fired. Nice.

    bingcrosby

    "If you see something... pipe up."
    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. jpmcwjr

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    Extremely nice! Congrats.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  3. aquadoc

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    I absolutely love the Ropp. It has already provided me with a tasty smoke. And it is a beautiful pipe with great lines and interesting grain. I have smoked 2 bowls, 1 with the stinger and 1 without. I could not tell the difference.

    Many thanks Tom for your generosity!

    "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and sex, you don't actually live longer; it just seems that way."
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    Congrats on Your new Pipe, I have had quite a few of Ropp pipes and still do have two of them Algerian Briar Superiors,good pipes,candidly,this very Ropp Bing's has more authentic looks to the original Merchant service'pipe than those of Savinellis

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Lovely pipe,Ropp pipes are wonderful.

    Faugh a Ballagh
    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. civilwar

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    Nice pipe, I have a few Ropps and they are fantastic pipes.

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    That's a beautiful pipe. Enjoy it.

    Javan
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    I wonder if Bing or the estate got any licensing fees from pipes, Ropp, Sav, or anyone. I have a Ropp, but not a Bing, and it's a good little pipe.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Nice looking pipe. I don't have a Ropp in my rotation...yet.

    scott
    Posted 1 month ago #
  10. eaglewriter1

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    Great Pipe. It does not get more classy than a nicely made Billiard.

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  11. midwestpipesmoker70

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    Beautiful pipe and my favorite shape. I have a Bing's but not a Ropp. I love smoking Virginias and VaPers through my Bing's, so cool and tastey.

    Nate
    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. witchofthehollow

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    Congratulations, also fantastic avatar pic!

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  13. foggymountain

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    The Crosby is my favorite shape. I still have 15 of them and may keep them even though I cannot smoke any more.

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  14. mso489

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    foggy', that's quite an array of Crosby's. What brands are they, mostly? I have more pipes than needed for my moderate pace of usage, but I still enjoy the array and prowl through it for the enjoyment of the different shapes, finishes, and designs. Bing's given name was Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  15. mityahicks

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    Love that pipe, love my Ropp

    Posted 1 month ago #

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