Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Dukeofbluz, Aug 18, 2010.
From the Estate of Aaron Spelling
nice piece, smokingpipes has quite a few of aaron spelling`s dunhill pipes, nothing that will break the wallet either.
Hadn't seen one of those before; it's a lovely looking pipe. Suspect Sas will be making me a copy of it one day! Thanks for posting and wish you many years enjoyment with it,
I have an opera made by Castello, it was given to me as a gift and smokes great.
Man, I love the chamber shape on that. It's so different! I wonder how it smokes being more of an oval than circular?
Mine has a normal round tobacco chamber so I cant comment on how the oval smokes.
Very nice pipe. I do like the chamber shape, it is different but appealing.
For my own (and possibly others) edification...what makes this an "opera" pipe?
You press the white thingy on the stem and it plays the Bell Chorus from Pagliacci. Sheesh, don't you know anything?
Seriously, I would have to guess the size (fitting in a suitcoat pocket) and bowl shape (kinda fancy), but usually opera pipes have a bit fancier finish, no?
That's why I asked, when I think of a dress finish I think black polished to an almost mirror shine...was kind of thinking (I know that's dangerous) that the bowl shape had something to do with it.
Price makes it an "Opera Pipe" rugs; under $80 we call 'em "nosewarmers."
That aside, it's a tremendous looking pipe, Du'bluz. I think you hit the jackpot on that one.
It's a beauty and I like the chamber shape. The walls seem very thin. Does it heat up much?
From what I have been reading, the oval bowl makes it a Opera or Vest pipe. I have not smoked it yet, maybe Saturday night.
Nice pipe Duke, a real celebrity (I think I see stars)
tell us how it smokes