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  1. sparrowhawk

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    No doubt this has been asked before, but I'm curious how common this practice is. Do you often buy a duplicate pipe of one you already own? For example, I have 2 Peterson Dracula 106's and 107's, as well as duplicate Irish Harps. When fortune allows, I hope to get a dup of my Waterford 106 because its simplicity is so appealing.

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  2. haparnold

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    I'm drawn to certain shapes for sure. For example, even though I usually abhor the Danish design aesthetic, I love Stanwell's shape 139. I own two in this shape, and will probably get more. I think this is pretty common, but I don't recall seeing people with large collections of the same shape in the same finish. That's a whole new level of specialization.

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    I never get an exact duplicate but am certainly drawn to similar pipes. If you have a factory favorite, I think a duplicate is brilliant so you have a backup pipe. You never know when that line or pipe will stop being made.

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    Embers has like 30-odd of the same shape I think.

    As for me I like to mix it up with different shapes.

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  5. mso489

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    Mostly, I'm a variety pipe guy. But I do have somewhat duplicative pipes of two brands and shapes, those being the Stanwell 32 bulldog, a smooth and a silke brune, and the Peterson B11 volcano bent sitter in a Killarney ebony and a Shannon, both smooth. I love the compactness and simplicity of the 32, and the commodious bowl and sitter aspect plus the bent clencher aspects of the B11's. They're regularly smoked.

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    I have a few duplicates of pipes that I absolutely loved at one time. But, then in having two of them, I liked them even less, and less, until I don't smoke them any more. Maybe a bit of psychology at play, but when you have a great smoker, getting more of them doesn't make you like that pipe even more.

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    That is a really interesting perspective, Cosmic. I always assumed I would appreciate a second one in case of something happening to the first, but have never actually done it. Sounds like it can work in reverse instead.

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    like variety too much to do that. So, I've never bought 2 pipes of the same shape/manufacture whether identical or with different finishes. Closest I've come is owning Peterson 20s and 11s pipes as the 20s is the same pipe as the 11s just smaller.

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    I am going to have duplicates in a sense of two each of two shape types of Falcon bowls--Dublin and apple--both in smooth and rusticated finishes. I like the size, feel, and cost($16.50 from GQ Tobacco) of the bowls I have. With shipping and tax added, I end up paying 20.07 apiece for the briar bowls.

    The different bowl finishes will help me to identify them in my rotation. I just ordered the apple smooth and Dublin rusticated today. I assume that they will smoke similarly to the ones I have already.

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    I have two Savinelli 673s. One that stays on my work boat and one that stays at home. I also have a Sav 623 that's a very similar shape. They're my daily knock-around latakia pipes, probably the most heavily smoked pipes in my collection.

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    when you have a great smoker, getting more of them doesn't make you like that pipe even more

    I love all of these.

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    Even have a London made one on the way as well.

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    I just commissioned my 3rd 1/8 bent, oval shanked Brandy from Jesse Jones, on my quest for a 7 day set. I also have several Sasieni Straight Billiards. I know what I like.
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    I was just wondering the same question. My answer is a very recent, YES! I have an Indian meerschaum and skull meerschaum that I have been using for aromatics. Recently I bought another Indian meer and another skull meer for my va/pers. I have not ever done this, but I am pleased I had the opportunity to do so. Happy piping!

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    I've got triplicate MM Cobs!

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    I only have duplicates in cobs and in clays

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    I haven't and I don't think I will. Same brand, overall shape, finish etc, but not the exact same, no.

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    For those that have duplicate pipes, do they smoke the same, one better than the other, break in time on them the same? I don't have any duplicates, (some that are close), just wondering if the duplication ends with the look or if it goes deeper.

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    I'm not a big fan of factory pipes so it doesn't much apply. But I have no issue with duplicate shapes but probably wouldn't want an exact duplicate. And getting a duplicate doesn't guarantee the smoking quality will be duplicated.

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    For those that have duplicate pipes, do they smoke the same, one better than the other, break in time on them the same?

    After thirty years, I really don't notice much difference in the way different pipes smoke anymore. I fell in love with the yachtsman shape purely out of its aesthetic appeal and only three out of my current set were unsmoked. All in my collection right now are Savinelli, but I do have a GBD yachtsman coming in the mail so I'll see if I find a difference there.

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    My Jesse Jones Brandies are both sandblasted & the same shape & size, but different colors, one tan, one black. They smoke very much the same. Weight, balance, proportion, drilling seem identical. My next will be a smooth. I suppose only the quality of the block could make a difference, all else being equal.

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    I have dups in County Gentleman cobb because it is one of my favorites and I hate to wait for it to dry out

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    I only buy Bulldogs, Billiards and Apples. I will buy up to four of the same all at once.

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    I got an estate unsmoked Sav 2614, and fell in love withe it. Perfect weight and shape for clenching, and never a gurgle. A few months later I came across another one, and grabbed it because I heard Sav was not making any more Systems.

    Years ago I got a Preben Ho0lm that I liked, so I got another one as a gift for my dad. I later inherited it.

    These Pete's are pretty similar.

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    Embers : I swear you said your PAD was adequately fulfilled and you wouldn’t be buying anymore pipes

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    Embers : I swear you said your PAD was adequately fulfilled and you wouldn’t be buying anymore pipes

    My wife ordered the GBD for my birthday next month. All of my money is geared toward barbering supplies and home improvement projects now.

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    My wife has been cutting my hair for a year or so, we have upgraded our barbering supplies as well

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    I've got duplicates of duplicates

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    Not really, I have five different Apples and eight different Dublin’s but none of em are the same brand. Obviously I’m drawn to certain shapes but I do like variety,

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    Same shape yes, exact duplicate, no.


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    My first "real" pipe was a Stanwell 185, black brushed finish.

    I really like the way it smokes and clenches, so, when P&C had that insane sale months ago, I got another brushed 185, a brown one.

    It went immediately into the strategic reserve box and has not been smoked. If my first one is ever compromised, I'll dig it out.

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    Same shape yes, exact duplicate, no.

    That's me with the yachtsmen. All from different lines, or if from the same line, different finishes. Then there's same line, same finish, but one a 904 and one a 9004.

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    I have duplicate shapes, but not really any duplicate shapes within the same line. Granted I DO have duplicate shapes in the Peterson Saint Patrick's Day line, but I don't think that really counts, as each year the pipes have a different look.

    I just don't see any reason to own, for example, two Peterson Rosslare Royal Irish 106. Instead of buying another one of those, I'd rather add, for example, a Peterson Irish Harp 106.

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    Referencing Cosmic's first post on this thread, about how multiple versions of a pipe made him like them less, it recalled ancient memories of an economics course I took and the principle of diminishing returns, where if you have two shirts and you buy two more, it makes any of the shirts half as valuable as the two you started with, a rough approximation, though it seems from the PAD phenomenon that this does not always work effectively with pipes.

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    Often? No. Occasionally? Yes. I have a fondness for certain shapes (Lovats, bent bulldogs, bulldogs, & a couple of others) but most of the time I won't get an identical one. There've been a few, though, maybe 3-4 over the years, that I did get either another exactly like one I have, or the same shape from the same maker but a different model (Savinelli's 614 is one I really really like; currently I have 3 of them.)

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