Pipes Magazine » Pipe Talk

Search Forums  
   
Tags:  No tags yet. 

Ginger's Favorite

(35 posts)
  • Started 2 years ago by lifesizehobbit
  • Latest reply from jkrug
  1. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Well, PAD got me again as I've been eye-balling various Bing shaped interpretations. During my research, I found this Savinelli "Ginger's Favorite" which is very Bing like, and I'm presuming named for Ginger Rogers. Assuming the typical Sav quality is there, this looks like a fun smoke.

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. fitzy

    fitzy

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Nov 2012
    Posts: 2,996

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Dave I've been eyeing those Bing and Ginger shapes for a while now.

    Very nice pipe. I hope she's a fantastic smoker.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. User has not uploaded an avatar

    shutterbugg

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Nov 2013
    Posts: 1,481

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    --

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. User has not uploaded an avatar

    shutterbugg

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Nov 2013
    Posts: 1,481

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I don't think Ginger Rogers smoked a pipe. More likely it's named for Ginger Baker, a more likely pipesmoker, although he probably didn't smoke tobacco in it

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 12,559

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    It's a feminine looking pipe, so Ginger Rogers seems right. You don't have to smoke one to have a model named after yourself.

    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.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I don't think Ginger Rogers smoked a pipe. More likely it's named for Ginger Baker...

    Ok - so I went searching since I made a presumption (starting with our own pipe forum); I found this discussion from 2 years ago:
    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/savinelli-gingers-favorite#post-632912

    And then - following that one, I was led to the LDG page (Laudisi Distribution Group), and they offered this: https://www.laudisi.com/savinelli-pipes.cfm/gingers-favorite-1482

    Not that I mind either way, but it makes me realize that I inadvertently rekindled a simliar question of Baker v Rogers.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. snowyowl

    snowyowl

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 897

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Oooo, research. Love it, even if it is contrary in its early stages.

    lifesizehobbit: you the man. Thanks for the links.

    "If you see something... pipe up."
    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. mso489

    mso489

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2013
    Posts: 24,891

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Just for fun, also look at Sav's Prince of Wales, in a prince shape of course. Long-stemmed and kind of jaunty.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. disinformatique

    The Pipe Monk

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2014
    Posts: 1,581

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I love their Bing and Ginger series but the finish styles and stains are horrible !! WHY cant they make a better grained a bit higher priced in the same series?

    Chris

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 12,559

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    You could always commission, Chris!

    As to Rogers or Baker, the early returns saying it was Baker have been rescinded. See:

    LINK to thread.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Well the Pipes & Tobacco site makes this claim: Ginger's favorite pays homage to Ginger Rogers, who enjoyed a pipe between scenes.

    Try as I might, I can't substantiate it with any factoid I can locate on the Web. I suppose I might have to read a bio on Fred Astaire or Ginger to see if that was buried somewhere as a tidbit.

    Regardless, it's been a fun path to follow.

    I'm still contemplating a commission on Red Dog Pipe's Service Merchant Bing...PAD...there is no cure.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    lifesizehobbit: you the man. Thanks for the links.

    Snowy - you're welcome for the links; I think it's been rather fun digging around, learning a bit about Ginger Rogers and the muse for my inbound pipe.

    Cheers all!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 12,559

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    A tin of tobacco to the first who posts a (non-photoshopped) pic of Ms. Rogers' smoking on a pipe!

    Hobbit- Good to dig into this a bit; thanks.. While not abundantly clear from what I wrote, P+C initially attributed it to Baker, but later corrected itself.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. woodsroad

    woodsroad

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2013
    Posts: 8,448

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Woodsroad - When I was trying to get some form of proof to the claim, I saw that image. It just seemed a bit "promo" for a publicity shot, so I dismissed it as proof (for myself).

    But kudos to you sir for getting a tin!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 12,559

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Nice try, Dan, but she is not clearly smoking it. Holding a prop as it were. Besides, you're the last guy who needs an extra tin. And it was going to be Smyrna!

    Better luck next time!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. woodsroad

    woodsroad

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2013
    Posts: 8,448

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I feel used.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Ok...I'll take a stab with this one; very grainy, appears to be a lift from a film. Shares some features as Ginger, but admittedly, I'm not as good on my face recognition.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. beefeater33

    beefeater33

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Apr 2014
    Posts: 2,580

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    ^^ I think thats Greta Garbo.................

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream..."
    Willy Wonka
    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. paulie66scandinavian

    Paul

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2016
    Posts: 2,692

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Pipe Monk, Yep,thats why I ordered mine with rusticated finish,hope it will meet my expectations further,still awaiting my parcel to arrive from the States,so far I have had pretty good experience with Savinelli med priced rusticated pipes,they pretty descent pipes taken the price,especially when I'm comparing with same medium price range Petersons,

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 12,559

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Woodsroad - When I was trying to get some form of proof to the claim, I saw that image. It just seemed a bit "promo" for a publicity shot, so I dismissed it as proof (for myself).

    But kudos to you sir for getting a tin!

    Hobbit: the first part of your post is right on; the second not so much! Besides, next time I see Dan, there's a beverage or two in the offing. (I wonder how many tins he has!)

    Dan- Still, an excellent try!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. theosprey247

    theosprey247

    Senior Member
    Joined: Mar 2016
    Posts: 373

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Regardless who the pipe is named for its a good looking pipe

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    ^^ I think thats Greta Garbo.................

    I defer to you sir; I was skeptical when I posted. I mean, just what would I do with another tin?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. woodsroad

    woodsroad

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2013
    Posts: 8,448

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I only have one tin of Smyrna, but I still have several ounces of bulk left over from the old days when we gave away free samples.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. mso489

    mso489

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2013
    Posts: 24,891

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Smooth finish and sandblast are certainly elegant. But I will have to give it to rusticated, a good one can wear like iron and keep looking great. Actually, get looking better.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. disinformatique

    The Pipe Monk

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2014
    Posts: 1,581

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    @jpm yup i can commission but they wont be Savinelli

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    A tin of tobacco to the first who posts a (non-photoshopped) pic of Ms. Rogers' smoking on a pipe!

    jpmcwjr - I do believe you have stumped the masses. I've looked for several days and cannot even find a written reference to Ginger Rogers smoking a pipe beyond the vendor site that was posted above.

    I think your tin is safe.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. didimauw

    didimauw

    Mod
    Joined: Jul 2013
    Posts: 2,686

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I love that pipe!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  29. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 12,559

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Whew! Thanks, hobbit! I've also challenged my fellows here to come up with a photo of Paul Kruger smoking a Hungarian shaped pipe. (Crassly later dubbed "Oom Paul" or "Uncle Paul". for that despicable South African.)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  30. woodsroad

    woodsroad

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2013
    Posts: 8,448

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    OK, here's one:

    A tin of War Horse Red to the person who can come up with a picture of John smoking a Kriswill Chief (any finish will be OK) while bench pressing a one-armed ballerina with a speech impediment. On a Tuesday. With a spiny hedgehog named "Norman".

    No photoshopping!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  31. dottiewarden

    dottiewarden

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Mar 2014
    Posts: 3,132

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    The pic woodsroad posted looks more like a trans gendered Sherlock Holmes!

    Dot
    Posted 2 years ago #
  32. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    No photoshopping!

    That appears to approve the use of: Windows Paint, Mac Photos, Nikon NX2, Lightroom, MacFun and a few other editors.

    Get that WarHorse ready Woodsy!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  33. cosmicfolklore

    Cosmic

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Aug 2013
    Posts: 17,945

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    How on Earth does that pipe look remotely feminine? Everyone knows that full bent pipes are for girls, straights are for men.

    Michael
    Posted 2 years ago #
  34. lifesizehobbit

    lifesizehobbit

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Oct 2015
    Posts: 828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Finally got over my sinus thing and was able to fire up a bowl of Frog Morton On The Town in Ginger here. True to Savinelli's reputation, she smokes great right out of the box. Next to my Stanwell Hans Christian Anderson churchwarden, this is the longest pipe I own. It's very light and sits comfortably in my hand while seated. It's light enough to be clenched, but I've never been much of a clencher, so I only tested it. Nice addition to the stable without breaking the piggy bank.

    jmpcwjr - Looks like you're keeping that tin. Seemed like a safe offering. LOL

    Posted 2 years ago #
  35. jkrug

    jkrug

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jan 2015
    Posts: 2,901

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I really like the colours in the stem of that pipe. A good looker for sure.
    I bought a smooth Gingers Favorite with a curved stem for my wife a couple years ago.
    She only smokes it once in a while but really likes the pipe.

    Posted 2 years ago #

Reply

You must log in to post.

 

 

    Back To Top  | Back to Forum Home Page

   Members Online Now
   jiminks, mortonbriar, carolinachurchwarden, kiwiazz74