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Tabaccheria Corti - New Sponsor Hello

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    Please welcome our new sponsor from Italy (just outside of Milan), Tabaccheria Corti carries all major pipe brands. They have been in business as a brick & mortar store since 1965, and online since 2013. Please check out their site and see if there is anything that catches your eye.

    https://tabaccheriacorti.com/gb/

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    Kevin, congrats on the new sponsor. I will definitely check them out.

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    I just grabbed a new Pete to commemorate the new sponsor. It was in Euros at first but that's easy enough to deal with.

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    My experience was splendid, couldn't ask for more, they dispatch quickly and pack safely. Reasonable shipping rates at least in Eu.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Luca of Tabaccheria Corti is one of the finest people out there. He is intimately involved with all major Italian pipe carvers. Dealing with him is an absolute pleasure. I highly recommend that you contact him for any special requests or custom pieces. I've dealt with him before and cannot stress enough how great he was.

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    Welcome aboard. Ash, you got me interested in perusing their Petes, though merely window-shopping. See that even had a Peterson 2015 Founder's Edition in stock. Hard to find those. So, Ash, which Pete did you buy?

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    So, Ash, which Pete did you buy?
    Well I was looking at a silver cap on that site the other day... with it gone now, I'm assuming Ash snagged that one. If so, enjoy the heck out of it, Ash.

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    I didn't grab the silver cap. I grabbed a Sandblasted Kapries that I thought looked great. I should've screen grabbed it.

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    This isn't the exact one, but this is the same one. Does that make sense?

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    I didn't grab the silver cap. I grabbed a Sandblasted Kapries that I thought looked great.
    Oh well that's a relief then! I was acting like I was happy for you, but in reality I was calling you a whole bunch of dirty words... some I even made up on the spot! I was quite impressed with myself actually, but feel like I should wash my mouth out with soap.

    But that Kapries is nice! Enjoy the heck out of it!

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    Oldgeezer smoker recommended this vendor and I've had several great experiences buying Castello pipes. They seem to get the smaller sized Castello's that just don't make it to the US vendors. Their prices, shipping and service is fantastic. Highly recommended, I'm excited to see them here as a site sponsor.

    Al

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    Al, they are, as we say in these parts, good people.

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    OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!

    They had one of my GRAIL pipes! An Opera 44 Le Dune! A very rare jewel that I didn't know existed "for real". I chase this particular shape and I heard from Marco that Castello made one or two in Le Dune, but I chalked it up to fairy tale. Just last week I was telling a pipe friend that this particular pipe was one of my grails. Imagine my surprise when it was just there in plain site without glitter and fanfare. My ass has burn marks from me jumping out of the chair to run to the computer for a purchase. And the price was very reasonable, much less that I would have expected.

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    And I now shop more frequently from EU sites because they do not charge tax. Since the new internet tax rules went in to effect here in the U.S., that does make a difference in my shopping.

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    I see they take Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, and high quality undetectable counterfeit bank notes

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    I hope they recognize the bump in sales they're gonna get from advertising on this site.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I ordered yesterday and the pipe shipped today. It'll be delivered by next week. Pretty damn good service.

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    Proud to see them onboard.

    They do seem to have some awfully nice Castellos over there.

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    Tabaccheria Corti has some Castello Limited Editions that are hard to find and just drop dead gorgeous!

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    Even Peterson sends pipes to them that I've never seen anywhere else.

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    Seems like the European stores usually have fantastic selections of Peterson's and Castello's. A couple stores I've seen don't ship Castello's to the US; don't know why.

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    Just ordered my second new pipe in my life from Tobaccheria Corti. Got the last Sea Rock Briar KKKK Shape 55 for 199 euros. Hopefully it will get to the USA safely. Nice sponsor. Hoppes

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    Even Peterson sends pipes to them that I've never seen anywhere else.

    Mario Lubinski, the Italian distributor for Peterson, has been intimately involved in their production decisions for years. Italy just might be their largest market. He is responsible for many Italy exclusive designs, as noted in some of the Peterson fan web sites.

    Here is just one example

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    A couple stores I've seen don't ship Castello's to the US; don't know why.

    The only shop with a web presence that I know of that won't ship Castellos to the US is Novelli. The owner of Novelli is also the official distributor for the US and of course sells to US retailers. He chooses not to compete with them

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    Just received the new Castello I purchased. The price as well as their service was excellent, and I would not hesitate to buy from them in the future. Very pleased to have had them brought to my attention.

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    Same here. I ordered a pipe on Thursday night and it arrived today, Monday. Super fast service. Packaging was excellent.

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    I recieved my Peterson today. It was unbelievably well packed. Super well packed.

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    npod, would that be the Le Dune pipe you mentioned previously? It’s very nice. The Le Dune carving reminds me of Rich Lewis’s Armadillo finish.

    I’ve also had great experiences with two other Italian shops in recent months and the prices, the service, and the incredibly fast shipping are blowing their US-based competition out of the water.

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    Here's the Pete I picked up from them

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    It is like they get all the most beautiful, craggy blasted Peterson compared to non- Italy based vendors. I wonder if Mario Lubinski hand selects each individual pipe that goes into Italy, as I haven't heard anyone complain from a badly drilled or made Peterson from Italy.

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    I wonder if Mario Lubinski hand selects each individual pipe that goes into Italy, as I haven't heard anyone complain from a badly drilled or made Peterson from Italy.

    More like they know what not to send him, but I have heard stories that he does examine the high grade smooths individually. His father was a shop owner and from at least the mid 70's on, they (later just Mario) were involved in pipe production. Most notably, they were the first distributor for Mastro de Paja. He has financed (and likely still does) briar costs for carvers whose products he distributes,and is a major player in wood and leather pipe and cigar accessories under his own name in Italy and any number of other brand names in other countries. He knows pipes. I would never try to get away with sending him anything but my best. If I were in the market for anything beyond an entry level Peterson, I would buy it from an Italian shop.

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    Thanks for this extra information oldgeezersmoker! Really interesting!

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    Just bumping the thread because hoppes' new Castello 55 just arrived. See it here: http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/my-only-castello#post-1328045

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    I ordered two pipes, each on different days, and both arrived in less than 5 days. Great packaging, extra goodies included in the box! Super easy transaction and my credit card was not put on alert due to EU purchase (unexpected perk).

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    I have ordered online from a few Italian pipe shops. Most will deduct the IVA, value added tax, of about 17-18% during the purchase, and some will refund the tax after the purchase. Recently, however, I had one seller who refused to do either, which made the deal much less attractive. The Euro-USD exchange rate is pretty good these days too.

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    I bought two Castellos from them last year. Great pipes, excellent service, and very fast shipping. Welcome!

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