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hoosierpipeguy

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Just got in 2 new and 1 estate Castello plus a new L'Anatra from Maxim. Nice fellow to deal with and I'm very happy with what I received. Even though I think they're butt ugly, I keep hearing how the shape 55's are such great smokers, especially for flake. I liked that craggy Sea Rock so I thought I'd give it a try.


 
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workman

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You just spent my PAB (Pipe Aquisition Budget) for a very long time. Congrats on the pipes. Am in love with a certain Castello that I might and more probably might not get the chance to conquer. Some of them are gorgeous. Good luck on them.

 

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The picture didn't show when I first posted. The one I'm eyeing is somewhat similar to the army mount billiard. The Rhodesian is very nice too. Congrats.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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For the most part, I don't purchase Castellos for their beauty. I think there are more aesthetically appealing pipes out there. I simply haven't found anything that consistently smokes better than Castello. Perhaps I need to get out more. LOL I like the look and feel of that L'Anatra, I eyed it for awhile before I pulled the trigger. Maxim had it at a very reasonable price IMHO. I've heard very good things about this brand, this will be my first.
I have some Esoterica Tillbury drying out ready inaugurate one of these beauties. I think the L'Anatra will win the nod. I'll put out some VA Flakes to dry to try the others.

 

johnbarleycorn

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Ok now your just bragging. But no seriously those look like some wonderful pipes. The one Castello I own is an exceptional smoker. Hope you enjoy them all.

 

jeffro

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I love your rustcated 55 Castello and the sandblast L'Anatra. hoosierpipeguy Congrad's

I have wanted to try both brands but have yet been able to afford them, Some day though, :puffy:

 

npod

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Beautiful briars my friend! That sea rock 55 is a classic. you will love it.
Maxim is a great guy. You did good.

 

brian64

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Those are all really nice...congrats, enjoy.
You just spent my PAB (Pipe Aquisition Budget) for a very long time.
I figure when tobacco becomes sufficiently unobtainable, pipe prices will likely plummet.

 
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