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Well just the other day i was asked by my father to help re-model a bathroom cause i used to be a contract painter for a big company, so I had no problem helping. Well took about 2 days cause of all the paint wasent very hard work at all, and i was expecting nothing in return. But being the way my father is that didnt happen, he went out and bought me a pipe for my time. Now before then i have never heard of this maker before but i was stunned at how great it looked and how well it was put together. Its a Aldo Velani, and its a quarter bent black sandblasted Rhodesian. I'm in awe of how good of a pipe this is, just smoke so good!!!! Well i suppose i can post a pic of it seeing how some say no pics it never happened lol.
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/chambers11283/090.jpg
And....
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/chambers11283/093.jpg
 

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""Aldo Velani is a line imported from Italy by Lane Limited, Dunhill's distributor. Made mostly in Livorno by Cesare Barontini, one of the best known private-label manufacturers, Aldo Velani pipes are classic shapes with an Italian 'twist,' according to Frank Blews, a spokesman for Lane. "Billiards with more 'ball,' bulldogs with more 'jaw,"' is the way he characterizes the line. A medium to large pipe specifically developed for American tastes, the finishes use the names of Italian wines - Soave, Novello, Barolo, Refosco - to suggest their colors, and there is a lot of ornamental work."

Extracted from "The ITALIAN RENAISSANCE by Alan Schwartz"
Read the full article here:
http://www.pipesmokemag.com/1298/feature.htm
http://www.pipesmokemag.com/0399/feature2.htm

I hope I was helpful.
greetings.
 
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""Aldo Velani is a line imported from Italy by Lane Limited, Dunhill's distributor. Made mostly in Livorno by Cesare Barontini, one of the best known private-label manufacturers, Aldo Velani pipes are classic shapes with an Italian 'twist,' according to Frank Blews, a spokesman for Lane. "Billiards with more 'ball,' bulldogs with more 'jaw,"' is the way he characterizes the line. A medium to large pipe specifically developed for American tastes, the finishes use the names of Italian wines - Soave, Novello, Barolo, Refosco - to suggest their colors, and there is a lot of ornamental work."

Extracted from "The ITALIAN RENAISSANCE by Alan Schwartz"
Read the full article here:
http://www.pipesmokemag.com/1298/feature.htm
http://www.pipesmokemag.com/0399/feature2.htm

I hope I was helpful.
greetings.
Thank you for the article's to read I always like to know as much as I can about the pipes i own :).
And thanks to everybody for the kind words!!
 
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Well just the other day i was asked by my father to help re-model a bathroom cause i used to be a contract painter for a big company, so I had no problem helping. Well took about 2 days cause of all the paint wasent very hard work at all, and i was expecting nothing in return. But being the way my father is that didnt happen, he went out and bought me a pipe for my time. Now before then i have never heard of this maker before but i was stunned at how great it looked and how well it was put together. Its a Aldo Velani, and its a quarter bent black sandblasted Rhodesian. I'm in awe of how good of a pipe this is, just smoke so good!!!! Well i suppose i can post a pic of it seeing how some say no pics it never happened lol.
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/chambers11283/090.jpg
And....
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z378/chambers11283/093.jpg
Very nice
 
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