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Armellini fatte a mano

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Ducksfan, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. Ducksfan

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    Hello, I'm new to the site and a new pipe smoker. I bought a Mauro Armellini pipe that I haven't been able to find any information on. I got it at a local antique store, probably overpaid for it, but I thought it was pretty cool looking. I haven't smoked it yet, still need to clean it up, but I was wondering if $75 was too much to pay for one of these pipes. I'll post some pictures once I figure out how.
    Any info, or direction to info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Ducksfan

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    [​IMG]Ahhh! it's huge... maybe the pic will be smaller when I post this.
    I couldn't attach it from my iPad, but here's a picture of it. Let me know what you think.
    Trust me, it won't hurt my feeling any to tell me this pipe is terrible and I should just throw it away.
    Thanks again.
     
  3. Ducksfan

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    Alright... Someone help a newb out... How can I upload a picture?
     
  4. woody

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    Upload it to a photo hosting service like photobucket.com and then link to it.
     
  5. N3M0

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    Welcome to the forum from MA! That's a nice looking straight you've got there in your avatar :th1:
     
  6. Ducksfan

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    Thanks Woody!
    Let's see if this works...
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  7. Ducksfan

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    Thanks N3M0... I made the scales of that one for my brother for his birthday. It was hard to part with. He loved it though.
     
  9. N3M0

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    That's a pretty big pipe
     
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    Yea, I really like the scales, great job.
     
  11. Ducksfan

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    Yah it is! Pretty unique too in my opinion, hopefully someone can provide a little more info. I know that Mauro's daughter and nephew are running the business now. And nothing that they're selling look like this. None of the pics of Armellini's look like this that I can find.
     
  13. Mister Moo

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    If your pipe is in good shape you probably paid somewhere between fair and fair. Good pipes, Armellini, if you like the look. Yours is a monster.

    Pipes are easy to bring up to spin with some spit, paper towels, alcohol, pipecleaners and wax - just take care to remove the stem carefully/properly so as not to break it (or the wooden shank). The rest is simple.
     
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    Very nice pipe. Here is some info on Armellini. I had never heard of them before. As for if you paid too much - I don't think so. Cavaliers are always pretty expensive, and it looks like yours is huge. In fact I think you got a pretty good deal.
     
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  15. buistd

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    Just seen a brand new Armellini cavalier, similar to yours, for sale for 200 euros ($263), so I think you did well.
     
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    Double post.
     
  18. Ducksfan

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    Artistik, thank you! I see now the codes on photobucket. I appreciate the assist.
     
  19. Kiowapipe

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    Cool pipe! $75 might be a little high but is probably within the range of reason for that pipe. Hope you like it :) I've got an Armellini that I started restoring a long time ago but never finished...
     
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