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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:02 pm



I received a catalogue from WESLEY'S today. They offered a couple of "shop soiled" high-end pipes at much reduced prices.

I bought this Sav for R950, original price R2,100. No postage.

They still have some Dunhills at half price!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:21 pm

Cool  Very Happy  cheers 

What a Face 
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:03 pm

Nice lookin' bulldoggy you got there!

Cool 


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:00 pm

SpeedyPete wrote:


I received a catalogue from WESLEY'S today.  They offered a couple of "shop soiled"  high-end pipes at much reduced prices.

I bought this Sav for R950, original price R2,100.  No postage.

They still have some Dunhills at half price!!!

A Punto Oro bulldog. You don't find those very often! Nice. How much was it in US $s?
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:04 pm

I believe that $210.478 US dollars
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:44 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
I believe that $210.478 US dollars

Yes, that was the original price.

I paid $98 after the discount. Laughing 
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:42 am

The Pipe arrived today and it's as pretty as only a bulldog can be. Can't see why it was classified as "shop soiled" because it's in percect condition.

I'm going to fill it with Petersens Irish Oak now. And smoke it, of course!!!
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Italian pipes are well known for their nice, wide open, draw. That's one reason why I like them so much.

My first Punt Oro, as well as this one, came with a bit of a restricted draw. The "problem" lies in the first part, almost in the bowl, of the draught hole. I've opened both of the pipes to my liking and I'm happy with the results. Nothing wrong with the stem.

Smoking this new pipe surprised me again. It's like smoking an old pipe which has been used a lot. I'm a big Savinelli fan but still, it's the same with every one of my Sav's. No breaking in, just smoke and enjoy. And, of course, the same goes for my Brebbias.

I just LOVE them Italians!!! cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:49 pm

That is one gorgeous bulldog, and I bet she clenches really easily as well! Congrats Pete!cheers cheers cheers 
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:31 am

Thank you, gentlemen !!
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:33 am

Dutch wrote:
That is one gorgeous bulldog, and I bet she clenches really easily as well! Congrats Pete!cheers cheers cheers 

I thank you, my brother.

Yes, the pipe is so well balanced, it sits between my teeth as if I was born with it!!! Smile 
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:09 am

Speedy here's one I picked up off of eBay a week or so back it's Savinelli Punto Oro Super Billiard. It has a large bowl with thick walls. Perfect for shag or ribbon cut. It smokes exceptionally cool. Got it for just a few cents less than $70. It was in almost mint condition. Hope you like it. Smile 

AJ







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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:13 am

Another beauty!cheers cheers

Looks like you have hit a home run with this one - congratulations!

Fraternally

Jers
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:21 am

Ah, what a beautiful pipe!!! It's like new. I just LOVE birdseye and, can that be called a Lovat? One of my favourite shapes.

To buy a Punto Oro for US$70.00 can only be a bargain. Congrats on hitting the spot there. bounce 

You've done well, brother. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:35 am

That was a lucky grab!
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PostSubject: Re: Yet ANOTHER Punto Oro   Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:04 am

Speedy I'm pretty sure it qualifies as a Lovat. Here's a link to pipe shapes and definitions of each. Just click on the shape and the defining characteristics will pop up.

AJ

http://pipedia.org/index.php?title=Pipe_Shapes

Thanks Jers for your comments.

RR I was lucky. My heart was about to beat out of my chest the last few seconds. I only won by a few cents margin. Of course I didn't figure that out until it was all over. Had I known how close it was going to be... Well I'm not sure what my reaction would have been.
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