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Pipes So Nice You Bought Them Twice

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  1. mso489

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    I mostly go for variety in brands, nations of origin, shapes, etc. etc. On a few occasions, I've bought more than one example of a particular brand and shape. I'm not as devoted as chasing embers with his Sav 904's, so two of anything is a real commitment for me. I have two 404 yachts from Savinelli, one an unfinished Sav darkened from long ago, and one a Rossi Palermo. I have two Stawell bulldog 32s, one in silk brune and one smooth finish. And I have two Peterson B11 bent brandy/volcano, one a Killarney ebony dress pipe, and one a Shannon. I've actually been to Shannon, though I bought the pipe online. Have you doubled up on anything? If so, what? In each case, I just liked the first pipe so well, the second seemed foreordained. I have a number of straight tapered billiards, but they are from various brands -- BC, Chacom, Benton, Tsuge, Jerry Perry, Jobey, Ropp, and others.

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    My Stanwell 185 smokes so well that I grabbed the same shape again when they had that crazy $20 sale some time ago.

    I guess my old 10 pack of MM seconds doesn't count...

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    I have 3 Savinelli 315 pipes, two 315KS spigot sterlings (one bordeaux one natural) as well as one Roma 315EX. That would be the most of any specific model of shape I own. Excellent smokers.

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    I have several brand/shape collections but I’ve never bought any two identical pipes yet.

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  5. mso489

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    alaska', I have a 315 KS in the Oscar Lucite series, not as handsome as yours with the metal work, but a great shape with a big bowl and light weight over all. Nice.

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    I recently bough a cheapie Rossi 673 bent bulldog shape, and it's one I'd actually like to get a nicer/higher end version of. Smokes wonderfully, especially for Latakia blends.

    A few years ago, I was gifted one of those Stanwell brushed pipes in the 45 shape, I think. a Nice, small conservative looking pot. That's another shape I'd be happy to have more of.

    But mostly, I see myself as wanting a variety.

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    Savinelli 614. Roma Lucite and Otello smooth with fantastic cross grain. These are the only duplicates I have of my total of 36 pipes.

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    Paging @npod - I think he might have 2 or 3 of the same Castellos

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    Somehow, I wound up with 2 Castello 15's (both with saddle stems). One has a holographic swirl on the stem and the stain is a bit lighter. Other than that, they are as bad close as 2 hand-mades can get.

    I'm not sure but, I think alcohol may have had something to do with those gets.

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    prndl, I'll drink to that.

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    I have a low end GBD quarter bent squat bulldog (549) New Era that smokes so well, and is so comfortable, that I bought the same shape in yet even lower grades (Popular and Natural); and they smoke equally well. I also bought the Savinelli 623 (Pisa) which is very similar, and smokes as well.

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    I have 2 identical Ruthenbergs, first one smoked so good, that down the road another came into the estate market at SP, was priced so good I couldn’t help myself.

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    Paging @npod - I think he might have 2 or 3 of the same Castellos

    hahaha, I had the same thought. He has like 44 44s

    And of course the captain, who has enough savinelli yachtsmen to man an armada.

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    alaska', I have a 315 KS in the Oscar Lucite series, not as handsome as yours with the metal work, but a great shape with a big bowl and light weight over all. Nice.

    Yeah, I absolutely love this shape. So much so I am considering commissioning one with a longer stem and some straight grain. The one shown is dedicated to SPC Plum Pudding Reserve, and it smokes like an absolute dream.

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    Technically, most of my Dunnies are duplicates since I buy the same pipe in different finishes. The ones I have actual duplicates of are a few 6103 Shells and some billiard Upshalls.

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    And of course the captain, who has enough savinelli yachtsmen to man an armada.

    Before I quit buying altogether, my target was thirty-one. I think I have twenty-six.

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    I have two, one newly aquired, GBD 549's, same as Cortez. One is a Celebrity and the one is a Granitan I traded with a forum member. Haven't smoked that one yet but hoping to give it an inagural this weekend!

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    Well, there are my bookoodles of bent bulldogs, of course, but on actual exact duplicates, I've got 4 GBD 508s (classic half-bent billiard), one Virgin & the rest a couple of New Standards & a New Era. A couple of Comoy Canadians (both old Pebble Grain, natch), & of course like geo, my 3 dearly beloved Sav 614 jawhangers. They're almost like not even having a pipe in my teeth at all. One a Tre, an Oscar, & a Roma (all rusticateds; I really like that finish.).

    I don't *think* there are any others I have that are all exactly the same shapes, but there might be, God knows I don't keep up with all of mine!

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    I own a couple of Ryan Alden pipes. While they aren't any exact duplicates, the stem work is.

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    Peterson army mounts. A few different shapes and a couple sandblast finishes but definitely some duplicates in there. I think I have 9 total.

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    I have 2 sandblasted BriarWorks c23 Lovat, one Dark and one brown. I also have 3 Peterson 999s in different finishes.

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    I have three Savinelli #673. Oceano rusticated, Tortuga smooth, and an Oscar Tiger rusticated. Love that shape

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    My wife gave me a 673 one Christmas, and it is definitely worth owning two. D&R makes a two-burley toasted blend, that's twice toasted, that is called Two Timer, which otherwise would have made a good title for this thread.

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    The most notable examples I can think of are my pair of Brebbia Jumbo Bulldogs and some Savinelli super duper EX Lovats (not official name) that I keep in a padded case.

    Buying cheap sandblast B-Line pipes from James Barber it’s always hard not to get duplicates since you never know what a blast is going to look like.

    Then there was the time Smokingpipes had a bunch of 7” long Ropp Canadians for a very decent price... I bought six of them.

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    Not yet, but Stanwell's shape 83 is just perfect for me. I have a Royal Guard, a low end that I use as a beater pipe. It's a perfect clencher and a good smoker. I want another, preferably a sandblast with a metal accent.
    I also want to duplicate my Savinelli 602 and 614, actually 9614, but it's the same thing, apparently. Punto Oro, here's looking at you, kid.

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    When I first started building a rotation back in the 70's I wanted to try pipes from different makers. I tended to try a pipe of a particular brand and then if I really liked it, I'd get a second one. I guess that was to confirm my opinion.

    For a while I ended up with two Caminettos, two GBDs, two Comoys, two Castellos and so on. Inevitably then I would move on to another maker and give them a try.

    After my pipe buying slowed down a little I did start to fill in some more from favorite brands and then began buying estates.

    With estate pipes I find it's a case of locating the right shape, finish and condition from a maker that may not even be in business anymore or where the current production is not the same quality as in bygone days. Consequently, those purchases have been a little more one off.

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    Haha. I like this subject. I bought two Stanwell # 29’s. One is a Trio (a true beaut).

    The other 29 is a Brushed Brown I picked up for $20.

    The other one is another Stanwell Trio #13 and you guessed it, I bought the same shape in the BB $20 deal.

    If I could I would probably buy another 12 and 88. I just love Stanwell’s. They are inexpensive and they smoke like champs!

    I’m also looking to buy another Savinelli but I don’t know the shape number, maybe y’all could help me out with this. It’s a Savinelli but it was made for a local b&m that no longer exists and it doesn’t have the number in the nomenclature. It was the first pipe I bought and I absolutely love it!

    Here’s a pic:

    If anyone knows the shape number of this please do tell. I’ve been looking out for one (in a lazy manner, I basically only look at SmokingPipes) and I can’t seem to find this same shape, I’ve seen some that are close but no cigar.

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    The Savinelli looks to be a shape 626.

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    The Savinelli looks to be a shape 626.

    Thank you, it’s close but no cigar. It’s hard to tell from the photo but the shank on mine isn’t round, it’s more of a triangle that comes to three rounded points. I’ll see if I can find a better pic, if not I’ll take one.

    Edit* I don’t know if this pic helps any but pay attention to the shank and stem:

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    I've got a rustic-looking hand-carved four pipe rack that I've thought would be cool to fill with four pipes of the same design with different finishes. I'll probably get around to it sometime, but not until I find a pipe I like so much that I feel the need to buy it again in lieu of trying something new. My Peterson 87 army mount fish tail is probably the top candidate so far.

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    Two Peter Heeschen saddle bit, silver-banded brandies. With all due respect to the Tom Eltang poker, these are the perfect smoking machines.

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    3 Peterson 303 spigots, smooth briar, 2 with red cumberland, all fishtail stems....produced in late 80's.

    Looking for a nice older estate 302 spigot/fishtail (cumberland or black vulc.) Or a estate Lestrade (Petersons best looking pipe IMO)

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    Looks like a 677.

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    I have 5 Peterson X105 and 6 savinelli 106. I guess I have a problem

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    Embers, you are right! Thank you, I just came back on here to share the news that London Calling on YouTube just had a new video up where he had the same pipe so I asked him what it was and he just replied that it was a 677 so low and behold I may have to buy one now that I’ve found it. Thank y’all!

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    ....and I just bought the Tortuga 677KS! Noice!

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    I'm always surprised when I buy two similar pipes, and I usually get at least a different finish. I just ordered a MM/C&D collaboration cob, and I already have the Charlie Town version and the Dagner/MM collaboration poker. These have acrylic stems and all of the good MM cob characteristics. I treat them like permanent pipes, which they are to me, to go along with my regular mm cobs refitted with Forever stems. Certain blends smoke exceptionally well, better than ever, in a MM cob. Also I savor the Americana aspect. The one I ordered is named the Carolina Gentleman, and how could I resist that?

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    Certain blends smoke exceptionally well, better than ever, in a MM cob. Also I savor the Americana aspect.

    Agreed! I was out kayaking yesterday on our local stream, and an unexpected summer rain shower popped up. I waited out the rain on a little gravel bar while sitting underneath the trunk of a very large sycamore leaning towards the river, accompanied by a Heineken and a MM cob full of Carter Hall. Though the rain ultimately cut my trip short and caused me to turn back when I heard thunder rolling in, the smoke under the sycamore was the highlight of the trip

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