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  1. daveinlax

    Pipe Maker Nate King on Radio Show of June 28, 2022

    Another great interview! Enjoyed the rant, grilling out is one of the only thing left keeping me from selling our house and buying a condo. I’m so over yard work!
  2. daveinlax

    Tube Radio Restoration

    There was a Bakelite smokers radio with a built in pipe rack and ashtray in the silent auction in Chicago that I don’t think got any bids.
  3. daveinlax

    A Bevy of Barontinis

    Good looking collection! I’ve seen collections displayed with the pipes clipped in the frame.
  4. daveinlax

    Have You Ever Regretted Selling a Pipe?

    Yes, I’ve regretted selling a few pipes over the years.
  5. daveinlax

    The Las Vegas Intl Pipe Show 2022

    We Are Now Taking Table, Awards Dinner and Show Admission Reservations in addition to Room Reservations for The Las Vegas Intl Pipe Show Oct 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2022 at The Palace Station at vegaspipeshow.com
  6. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    No the straw size was the length. I think 6 was the longest. The straws are all the same diameter. At one time I thought the place where the airway gets tight might be a straw stop. It is but I’ve heard and believe the reduction in diameter intensifying the flavor story. It’s hard to know and...
  7. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    Sorry, I was talking about the hand made stamp on the bowl that was used for a short time in the early seventies.
  8. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    Any of them. The hand made stamp was only used for a short time in the early seventies. Another thing is Epoca’s rarely had a size designation. And always keep in mind that Castello’s nomenclature is very inconsistent.
  9. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    It looks like it has a big K with no hand made stamp so it say between mid seventies and the early eighties. This is one of the few Epoca’s I’ve seen without the C.S. and the Carlo Scotti signature stamps.
  10. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    I looked over my Shape 15’s including the Epoca’s with stick bits and none have a straw size stamp. The restricted draw was Carlo Scotti thing. He thought it improved the flavor I think. I posted a backlit picture of a colored stem on page three of the Show Us Your Castello thread that shows...
  11. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    Thanks! I built the collection to be displayed at shows and was a lot of fun to show it off in KC. Since that show in 2015 the collection has gotten larger and I think a very unique piece that I’m very excited about was added today!
  12. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    Those two dimples in the slot and the way the edges of the stick are rounded look Castello to me. I collect Epoca’s and would love to see the pipe!
  13. daveinlax

    Any info on a Castello Sea Rock RELAX?

    I’d guess it’s from the late 70’s, early 80’s. It looks like a shape 215 but I’d need a straight on mugshot to say for sure. I have a Relax in the 215 shape but it’s not as “Relaxed” as yours. I alway wondered why mine is marked Relax as it’s a pretty standard 215.
  14. daveinlax

    Any info on a Castello Sea Rock RELAX?

    Very Rare! I’ve only seen 2 or three over the years.
  15. daveinlax

    Castello Epoca with a Replacement Stem

    I’d like to see the pipe. The stem looks like a Castello stem to me.
  16. daveinlax

    The Las Vegas Intl Pipe Show 2022

    Thanks! Hopefully we’ll be lucky enough to see a few pieces from your collection set out on Friday!
  17. daveinlax

    The Las Vegas Intl Pipe Show 2022

    The Las Vegas Intl Pipe Show 2022. "A Bowl Full of Memories" Web Site and Hotel Reservation Update. The Web page will continue to be a work in progress but we're live Thanks to @admin Kevin Godbee at Las Vegas International Pipe Show You are now able to reserve rooms at our discounted rate from...
  18. daveinlax

    New/Old Porsche Design

    Vernon Vig shared a story with me years ago about when he was doing some work for Porsche. He said Butzi Porsche who designed the 911 and was an all day pipe smoker told him the he designed the pipe for himself. The original pipes were made in Germany by Oldenkott and later in Holland by Big Ben
  19. daveinlax

    Anybody Else on Instagram?

    I’m daveinlax on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/daveinlax/?hl=en