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dreamsofsmoke

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Recently, I learned of the importance of scale in making purchases on eBay. I kinda accidentally bought a comically large pipe. Even when dimensions are given, I have a very difficult time getting an accurate mental image of the object in question. I need more visual input. If you were to say to me that you had a 4in Billiard, a 6in Billiard, and an 8in Billiard, I can visualize this, yet still not really have an accurate image of how pipes of varying sizes will feel in my hand.

I tend to smoke a large grade 3, a standard grade 4, and occasionally a grade 5.
Here's are a few pipes to demonstrate...




And then all together....



 

fitzy

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Holy crap that thing is massive.
That's the same problem I have when buying any pipe online. I love that S&P give exact dimensions but it's still hard to visualize how big or small the pipe might be.

 

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ssjones

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I'd love to see the rest of the stamping on that Dunhill. Rich Esserman is always a resource on the magnum pipes and I've found him to be very responsive.
And that is exactly why I insist on getting the weight of the pipe (preferably in grams). With that reference point, I'm rarely surprised as to the physical size of the pipe.

 

dreamsofsmoke

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The nomenclature does little to help my case. It says XXL03. Obviously I did expect a larger pipe, but this thing is crazy big. I have a weakness for Amber Root pipes, especially with nice grain. Had I seen this in person I would've loved it, but not bought it. I feel ridiculous with this thing in my mouth.



 

foggymountain

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Regarding Dunhill, not to be disrespectful, but I wonder if the name was originally Dunghill. They were in the bridle making business, which places them in the stable.

 

dreamsofsmoke

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Not to be disrespectful, but how is that not disrespect?
http://rdfield.com/previously-published-articl/the-dunhill-pipe-a-comparis.html

 

daveinlax

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I love this piece! I collect big Gr6 and XL/XXL Collectors and this would be right at home with me. Dunhill has put out a few Large XL series, modern magnum and the Richard Dunhill group in the last few decades. This XXL02 and 03 group that I've seen were all great pieces. 8O

 

dreamsofsmoke

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Thanks Brad!!
Dave, I seem to be attracted to these giants as well, although this is the first I've ever encountered. How many do you have?! I'd LOVE to see a photo of others! A Magnum must be insane!

 

dreamsofsmoke

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Ah, a serious collector. I didn't know. I'm more of a sanguine collector, but have nothing but the greatest respect for the serious ones. :D

 
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