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My New Old Stanwell handmade Regd No 969-48

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  1. paulie66scandinavian

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    Another day I sold one of my newer production Stanwell 29 billiard in order to replace it with this very same model but from a much older era when they did mark Stanwells with Regd no cod, the pipe itself has undergone fully refurbish and restoration by renowned English estate pipe vendor and obviously was far from being affordably priced,at least for my pocket,but I got to do what I got to do,hope this one will live up to my expectations.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Wow. What a beauty! Congrats, Paul, and enjoy the heck out of it!

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  3. didimauw

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    oOoOO I like that! I am a big fan of Stanwell pipes, even though I only own one. It's a newer one and it just smoked so nice. However I'm still having stem fitment issues, and it's practically no longer smokeable. And it was too inexpensive to afford getting a new stem for it. So it's retired now.

    But I've gotten a big liking to straight billiard pipes, and that one you have looks perfect!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. paulie66scandinavian

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    Thank You Boys,currently I have 5 Stanwells,IMHO,they're good value pipes,further I'm planning on acquiring an estate GBD or BBB billiard,but once this is here ,I'll post better close up pict.of it

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. homeatsea

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    My Stanwell Royal Guard 98 has quickly become my favorite Va/VaPer pipe. So much room in that chamber for such a small, light, little pipe. Smokes like a dream too. I hope yours serves well for many years!

    -Home At Sea
    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. paulie66scandinavian

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    @HomeatSea,Yes Sir, can't argue, I have this very similar pipe like Yours the 98 StraightGrain and like You I love smoking Vapers or other Virginia forward flakes in it.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  7. dmcmtk

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    Looks like you bought it from a Welshman I know.

    Dave
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  8. cigrmaster

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    Very nice looking classic. I hope it smokes great for you, congrats.

    Harris
    Posted 1 month ago #
  9. crazyhog

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    Looks like a new pipe! Congrats!

    "I yam what I yam."
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  10. alaskanpiper

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    Love the color of that stain. Great patterns in the briar as well. A beaut!

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    Posted 1 month ago #
  11. paulie66scandinavian

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    Thanks Guys,
    @dmcmtk, apparently so, they do have some of very nice looking refurbished & restored estates,but the prices are a bit steep for me especially when we're looking at Euro/Pound exchange rate. 1 e/88 pences

    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. paulie66scandinavian

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    Now after some two bowlfuls, I can say,there is some difference in performance between the current production and these older ones,yet This 29 has thinner chamber walls than the today's production Royal Guard nro 29 has

    Posted 1 month ago #

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