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    This, as pictured, is the pipe you smoke when you are wearing a suit. In fact I'd get dressed all up in a suit to smoke that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Happy to hear that Billy. I'm glad the Americans allow the cad's, bounder's & dandy's like yourself the privilege too.
    A cad maybe. A dandy certainly. But I haven’t bounded in years.


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    Gorgeous pipe.. is a shape I like and the classic finish attract me very much, congratulazioni !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludwig View Post
    congratulazioni !
    Thankyou Ludwig! Learnt a new word there, love it! I can't pronounce it, but I love it!
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    I like the Prince shape...BillyPM has nice ones. Saw a new-old ROPP one on Ebay last year going cheap but with the import tax pantomime we have here it would have ended up costing me a ruddy fortune...if it even arrived that is.

    Enjoy Simon.
    P.S. Have never liked Edward Fox....always gave me the impression of being a right arrogant so and so. His brother is a nice chap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post


    P.S. Have never liked Edward Fox....always gave me the impression of being a right arrogant so and so. His brother is a nice chap.
    Oh, I like old Edward Fox. Great actor, face like a talking bicep.
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    Here's a question I'd like to ask about the prince shape.
    I've always heard, it was the favoured shape of Edward, prince of Wales. Was it a shape designed for him & named 'Prince'.
    Or was it a shape that had been around before him, but later named prince because he was always smoking one?
    Thankyou so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Here's a question I'd like to ask about the prince shape.
    I've always heard, it was the favoured shape of Edward, prince of Wales. Was it a shape designed for him & named 'Prince'.
    Or was it a shape that had been around before him, but later named prince because he was always smoking one?
    Thankyou so much.
    From Arno van Goor:

    "In the 1920’s he designed a pipe for Edward, the then Prince of Wales (hence the pipe-shape name “prince”). Who later became Edward VIII and finally was the Duke of Windsor. The shape is a statement of the stylishness of the period. During the reign of his father (also a heavy smoker) Edward was a leading socialite of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The epitome of the elegance of the period. Befitting his royal stature, nothing he owned was less than first class. His taste was impeccable. At least, that is the story.."

    source: https://dutchpipesmoker.wordpress.co...ince-of-pipes/

    It's a lovely story, but personally, I think it contains more romance than fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post

    It's a lovely story, but personally, I think it contains more romance than fact.
    Thanks for that Anthony, I enjoyed reading it! You're probably right too, a romantic bit of marketing. I bet it helped sell a huge amount of princes, by association though. Along with the 'Prince of Wales check' suits & clothing. We forget, he was one of the first modern & stylish 'celebrities' of the last century.
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    According to the American marketing boys, he was partial to a sasieni. Pictured here, with a 'Warwick'. If memory serves, I think dave's got one of these.

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    One things for certain, wether he was in the army...

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    Or at the open, watching the golf...

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    A pipe was never far away from his mouth.
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