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First Dunhill

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by tsgourley, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. tsgourley

    tsgourley Member

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    I broke down and got my first Dunhill this week. It's a tan shell bent billiard from 1979, fully restored and in great condition. The reason I went with this pipe was because it's from the year of my birth, and me being a sentimental fool, I'd never consider my collection anywhere near "complete" until I have at least one pipe from 1979.

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    It's a great little pipe, and so far it is proving to be a really good smoker. Given my experience with Dunhill pipes are limited to a single smoke so far on this little number, I don't know how it stacks up to the rest of the Dunhill experience. I don't know yet if the pipes are overrated for their new price or worth every penny.

    But anyway, have you ever tracked down pipes from the year you were born, or received such a piece as a gift?
     
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  2. user1975

    user1975 Active Member

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    Congrats! I'd love a Dunhill from most any year, much less one from 1956... bet it would cost me a pretty penny!
     
  3. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Nice pipe man ! Yeah , I'd like to have one from my birthyear . Ive thought about it but have never gotten one
     
  4. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Was Dunhill a company then :xd:
     
  5. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    LOL ... they had just discovered briars use about then . Clays were still " in "
     
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  6. 1stGenRex

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    I have one that just so happened to be from my birth year (1984), but I've not smoked it yet...nor do I think I will.
     
  7. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    :startl:
     
  8. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    Trouble with a birth year pipe is that Dunhill is one of a very very few makers whose pipes can be accurately dated.
     
  9. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    Ruff does have a Dunhill from the 1930's but that's way off the mark. But what a gorgeous pipe and a superb smoker at that! I love that pipe.:D
     
  10. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Congratulations by the way TS, that's a smooth looking pipe!
     
  11. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Wow, your wife just called you OLD!:laff:
     
  12. 1stGenRex

    1stGenRex Member

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    I thought they asked for "Birth Year" not "Year you graduated High School". :rofl:
     
  13. ATXPipe

    ATXPipe Member

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    Man, you guys are ruining me...I never thought of getting a Dunhill from my birth year...dangit...
     
  14. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    lol ... you guys are killin me ... but not really .. apparently I'm to old to die and I married a lot younger chick :)
     
  15. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    Dunhills are superb, no matter what year!:)
    I've got nine so far, one of them from my birth year 1966. Great smokers:bing:
     
  16. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Great little Dunnie, Tim!! I have only
    one Dunhill, and it's a very good smoker.
    I believe it's a size 2 or 3. Not a birth year
    briar however.
     
  17. IrishRover

    IrishRover Active Member

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    Congrats on the new Dunhill! Thats a nice looking pipe.
    I don't have one yet - one day I will
     
  18. AndyLowry

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    I'm a '56er too, so I guess we'll have to armwrestle for one. I did see a '56 on smokingpipes.com a few months ago, but it was a straight stem (which I don't prefer) and had been damaged and repaired. It was only a hundred or thereabouts.

    Very spiffy pipe, Mr. Gourley!
     
  19. Beale

    Beale Active Member

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    Sweet Pipe!! 1957 here, Beale.
     
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  20. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Uh-oh!!!!!

    (note to self - jump on '57 before Beale gets it, jump on '57 before Beale gets it, repeat ad nauseum....) :ohyh:
     
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