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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.

 

jaytex969

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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...


 

alaskanpiper

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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.


 

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.

 

danimalia

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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.

 

geopiper

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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.

 

prndl

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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.

 

cortezattic

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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.

 

tbradsim1

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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.

 

alaskanpiper

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

 

alaskanpiper

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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.

 

hauntedmyst

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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.

 

chasingembers

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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.

 

d4k23

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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!

 

bnichols23

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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!
Bill

 

ashdigger

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

 

skydog

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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.