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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:55 pm

Just pulled the trigger on a Stanwell 124 revival,,,,next?,,,,a classic 32?????
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:21 pm

There are a couple new Stanwells being sold tommorrow on E-Bay
by Pipestud........a guy could get a nice deal. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:25 pm

mark wrote:
Just pulled the trigger on a Stanwell 124 revival,,,,next?,,,,a classic 32?????
Excellent choices! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:38 am

Was at an antique mall thingy yesterday and found a couple pipes. Nothing interested me, but I did walk away with a question. Don't all original Stanwell stems have some type of logo on the stem? One of these didn't have any marking on it at all. Just black. It didn't look like a replacement. Can anyone help me answer that?
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:57 am

I m thinking about a stanwell ive been watching on ebay. Ive heard good things about them and I dont have one. So im figuring I should do something about the lack of a stanwell in my barn.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:26 pm

This is what im watching
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:44 pm

The cheaper lines have a stamp that can wear off easily.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:02 pm

plumbernater wrote:

This is what im watching

Nice 32.04 santa
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:45 pm

When it comes to value, for me it's a toss up between Nording and Stanwell.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:00 pm

I managed a pipe and cigar shop in a small college city in the 90s. Outside of true bucket pipes, one of the two pipe brands we stocked was Stanwell. I don't remember the Stanwells being small pipes. They were average sized pipes; nothing that would make you think they were of an unusual size in either direction. So...now to my question(s): Is my memory failing me? Are Stanwells generally smaller pipes? Or are certain shape #s commonly on the smaller size? Or have did they become on the smaller side at some point?

I recently picked up a Tom Eltang 125. I picked it up off eBay, and I have to say I'm confused and disappointed by how petite it is. I checked Smoking Pipes' history, and the two I found were similar in dimensions. I don't want to yet conclude this shape is just on the small side without asking around and gathering more evidence.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:21 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
I managed a pipe and cigar shop in a small college city in the 90s.  Outside of true bucket pipes, one of the two pipe brands we stocked was Stanwell.  I don't remember the Stanwells being small pipes.  They were average sized pipes; nothing that would make you think they were of an unusual size in either direction.  So...now to my question(s):  Is my memory failing me?  Are Stanwells generally smaller pipes?  Or are certain shape #s commonly on the smaller size?  Or have did they become on the smaller side at some point?

I recently picked up a Tom Eltang 125.  I picked it up off eBay, and I have to say I'm confused and disappointed by how petite it is.  I checked Smoking Pipes' history, and the two I found were similar in dimensions. I don't want to yet conclude this shape is just on the small side without asking around and gathering more evidence.

I have a couple of Stanwells, most of them normal size pipes.......group 3 or 4 Dunhill.  I do have  a second (Royal Guard) which is a smallish pipe and which is one of my favourite smokers.  A friend of mine also collects Stanwells and his are "normal" size pipes, too.

Can't speak for the Eltang
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:05 pm

Well, a 5-inch pipe is obviously shorter than a 5.5 or 6 inch pipe, and that shape is only 5 inches, I believe. Stanwell has a lot of 5 inchers, which is a bit small in my book. I tend to buy at least a 5.5 inch length with a 3/4 inch bore, and I always check that regardless of marque. Off the top of my head I'd say many Stanwells do run small, for whatever that's worth. But many Petes are deceptively small, too--for example, the 338. So I always check, unless badly smitten. (I've got a few that I'd prefer to be a tad larger.) Are you concerned that there may be a larger version of the 125 out there somewhere, and that you'd like to have it? I wouldn't think there is.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:18 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Well, a 5-inch pipe is obviously shorter than a 5.5 or 6 inch pipe, and that shape is only 5 inches, I believe. Stanwell has a lot of 5 inchers, which is a bit small in my book. I tend to buy at least a 5.5 inch length with a 3/4 inch bore, and I always check that regardless of marque. Off the top of my head I'd say many Stanwells do run small, for whatever that's worth. But many Petes are deceptively small, too--for example, the 338. So I always check, unless badly smitten. (I've got a few that I'd prefer to be a tad larger.) Are you concerned that there may be a larger version of the 125 out there somewhere, and that you'd like to have it? I wouldn't think there is.
thanks for that feedback. good information. and yes, I would love to find a 6"x2-2.25" version. I'm not interested in anything monstrous.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Glad this thread was re-opened:

Stanwell makes an excellent crafted pipe for the price. I own 8 and not one has the slightest fill. All are outstanding smokers but most at the 5" mark. Below is a picture of my two favorite Stanwell pipes: the top one is the Royal Guard measuring in at 5 1/4" and the lower is the #95 measuring in at 5 1/2". Both have a beautiful grain made out of well aged briar, which were easy to break in. They both smoke better then some of my pipes costing 4 times more. All of my others measure in at 4 7/8" to 5" exactly. Because of the wide stem on both they're perfect for clenching.
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If you want longer Stanwells look at the 75th Anniversary Series pipes




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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:37 pm

Is there a good, reliable resource for information on Stanwell finishes? Both current and out of production?
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:16 pm

I have had several Stanwell pipes Made in Denmark (about 25) and 4 or 5 Danish Design (Made in Italy). The sole issue I had with any of my M in D was that some dye ended up in the mortise and airway without me knowing it; so it really tasted awful at first. When I realized what the problem was (the pipe cleaner was ruby red), a vigorous cleaning took care of this issue.
The majority of my DD's was badly drilled.
Based on this experience, all I can suggest is if you have a choice between a M in D and DD, choose the M in D.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:42 pm

Thanks for prompting me to inventory my Stanwells. I have thirteen of them:

Buffalo 119 (I think),
36 Benchmade in Denmark
Bent Dublin, plateau top (two of them)
Bent billiard
Straight billiard
Straight billiard with hexagonal shank
POY 2000, straight billiard, military mount with silver
Legend Poker 207
Legend Pot 45
Rook, made in Denmark
Apache bent Bulldog (two of them)
Bent Egg 186

Three of the above are smooth (Egg, 36 and Poker) The rest have handsome blast ring grain. They’re all great smokers. I’ve had most for decades.


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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:53 am

Back when I was enamored with Danish shapes and the more unusual pipe shapes I loved Stanwells; affordable, good smokers, and they filled the desire for appearance a bit off the grid.  As I drifted back into more traditionally shaped pipes most of mine went away.  I still have a couple of Royal Danish pipes and one or maybe two Scandia's, both Stanwell seconds.  Good pipes but they do run to the small side and therefore sort of languish at the bottom of the rack these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:05 pm

What are the matte, satin finishes? Majestic and Silkebrun are two that I know. Are there others?

It's always a bummer to me when a seller or refurbisher buffs them shiny. I've seen quite a few sales and repairs where this has been done. "Uh...that's obviously a smooth pipe...but it wasn't intended to be glossy and shiny."
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:02 pm

smokingpipes.com had acquired a small lot of old "new" Stanwells a couple years ago and I bought an Eltang designed 2003 pipe of the year - a sandblasted billiard with a nice little silver plate with "Stanwell 2003" on the top of the shank.  It looks great (has "Eltang" all over it from a mile away), smokes GREAT, and was so inexpensive I periodically kick myself for not buying more of the lot when I had the opportunity.

I love that pipe, and I can well see how Stanwell has such a devoted following.

As an aside, the pipe has a red rim and I've never had a problem with it losing its stain, but maybe because it's an area that doesn't see much cleaning agents or the like(?)

Zeno, I wrote the above before seeing your comment(s) about the size issue.  My Eltang Stanwell is around 5.25", but then, I have 12 Tom Eltang Marque pipes and a couple pipes under the Sara Eltang marque and they're all on the smallish side, other than the Arne Jacobsens, which are just over 6".  The bowls on these (2) and the pokers (6) are tallish, but the pipes themselves are definitely short, some under 5".  He's now tending to make his pipes even more on the petite side, even bringing the bowl size on his trademark pokers shorter, for God knows what reason.
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