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Thank you Pipeworks & Wilke for my Dunhill repair!

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Mington, Sep 25, 2011.

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  1. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    As some of you may remember me writing a month or 2 ago, I was "gifted" about 7 estate pipes from the mid 80's from a friend of the family who does not smoke anymore.
    There was a Savinelli, Soren, Stanwell, MGM Rock, a gorgeous meer, and a Dunhill Shell Briar.
    Unfortunately the Dunhill did not have a stem:
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    Well I found out that I could get a real Dunhill stem for it (at a price) at Pipeworks & Wilke. So I sent it to them.
    I just got it back yesterday in a very reasonable turnaround time and it looks and smokes great!
    They also sent me two (1 oz.?) samples of their tobaccos; #24 and #191. I have not tried them yet, but will probably try the #24 tonight in the Dunhill (It's an English).
    I already smoked (my last bowlful) of one of my fav. English; Frog Morton and it was an amazing smoke. I can't wait to show and tell the guy who gave it to me, whom I only see about once a month or so. He told me it was his favorite pipe and a great smoker.
    I am so pleased with Pipeworks & Wilke (Carole) that I will probably send them a couple more pipes that need stems.
    Here are the after pics.
    So...it was a happy ending. :thu2:
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  2. TxPipesmoker

    TxPipesmoker Active Member

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    Wow that looks great.
     
  3. nitehawk

    nitehawk Fearless Leader

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    Man...looks like a brand new Dunhill.....nice gift.
     
  4. Scottly

    Scottly Member

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    Very nice pipe!
     
  5. telltime

    telltime Active Member

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    Mington: That looks great! Really happy for you that it turned out so nice!
     
  6. SmokeyJoe

    SmokeyJoe Active Member

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    Looks great! I have a half dozen estate freehands that need stems, I'll have to check this Pipeworks & Wilke out.
     
  7. ruffinogold

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

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    Very nice Ming ! Enjoy :th1:
     
  8. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all!
     
  9. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

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    Beautiful. An estate Dunhill with a new stem; what could be better?
     
  10. AndyLowry

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    I can't quite make out the year stamp-- what is it?

    That there Shell is a beaut!
     
  11. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Pipeworks and Wilke is a lousy outfit, don't even bother going to their website. If you do, don't buy any #400, 524 or High Hat. Really.

    Way to go Ming, now everybody knows!
     
  12. Beale

    Beale Active Member

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    Congrats on that very sweet looking pipe! Well done! Beale.
     
  13. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    umm..err...ahhh....oops! :whis:
     
  14. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    Excellent, Mington!:appl:
    I admit I'm no fan of bents but this one looks fab! Well.... it's a Dunhill after all!:)
    Do you happen to know who actually MADE the stem? I wonder if they sent it to the factory in London???????
     
  15. Capt

    Capt Active Member

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    Looks awesome!!!
     
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