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No.415 October 19 – November 1, 2017

Economical Pipe Smoking

Statistics show that pipe smoking is by far the most economical way to enjoy tobacco.
However, we all know that in the search for pleasure cost is not always the main concern.
Nevertheless, there is no diminishment in our pleasure when we spot, or take advantage of, a real bargain in our search.

For the searching Pipeman the immediate search could be over, we have much to offer.

Refurbished pipes
We have recently released a good selection of “refurbished” pipes.
The prices are at least 40% less than their current value, where this can be assessed.
For example –
A hardly smoked Dunhill Shell Briar, with its original mouthpiece, shape R (Pot) (Group 4) at R2525.00 – current value R5050.00;
A Savinelli Dry System 2614 smooth at R895.00 - current price R1575.00;
A Parker Straight Grain (read more) at R995.00 – current price would be at least R2700.00

More pipes just added, and more to follow.

But these are not the only “Bargain” pipes on offer.

Sale pipes – new pipes, remnants / excess stock.
After much soul searching we have decided that some remnants of Savinelli and Lorenzo pipes must go. These were originally carefully selected by us, but a few in different finishes remain.
Some examples:
Handcrafted Savinelli Autograph 54-SavAutoPan3 priced at R6695.00 – sale price R4015.00
Handcrafted Savinelli Briar Line 54-SavBLSM R9995.00 – sale price R6400.00
Savinelli Duo Churchwarden  R1795.00 (3 left) – sale price R995.00.
Savinelli Venere R1750.00 – sale price R995.00

Meerschaum – 6 single pieces only,
Example: 54-JMSBntXLSm R5750.00 Extra Large Smooth Bent – sale price R3450.00

Lorenzo Churchwarden 54-LLetNR R550.00 – sale price only R330.00
Lorenzo Oom Paul T4 size      Two Tone finish R595.00 – on sale at R395.00.
Walnut finish R550.00 - on sale at R350.00

The list is long, but the stocks are very limited.

More helpful hints to economise your pipe smoking.

If you have a non-filter pipe that leaves a soggy dottle in the bottom of the bowl, use bowl filters.
These will allow you to smoke the tobacco right to the bottom – the Nording Lava Pellets are the most efficient, and suit any bowl size.
Better still use a Marca Dry pipe, the trap stops moisture from running down into the bowl.
And at R650.00, a good pipe doesn’t get much more economical than that.
There will still be some condensation in the bowl – you can use bowl filters if your tobacco produces too much moisture.
You prefer a straight pipe? Have you looked at the Nording Keystone – only R675.00

Make sure you use the right size bowl for the time you have to smoke.
Don’t waste half a bowl of tobacco.
Do you have a few smaller bowls in your selection?
Have you thought of the Marca “Snug”?
Very few smaller-bowled pipes had filter options, so we commissioned the company that manufactures our Marca brand pipes to fill this gap. We are so impressed with their “Value for money” pipes (we have been selling pipes from this manufacturer for more than 10 years) that when we needed a smaller-bowled filter pipe we had no hesitation in approaching them. The Marca Snug is the result.

Because the bowl capacity of the Snug is relatively small, not much “excess” moisture develops – bowl filters may not be necessary. You may even be able to save by using the adapter in the peg instead of a filter.

So pleased are we with the “Snug” that we’d like to invite you to try one.
Or if you do have one maybe you would like to add a second?

Here is another economical suggestion:

From 26 October – 8 November, 2017,
25% off Marca Snug pipes – 4 shape options in 3 finishes
Special prices from R442.50

There are many ways to economical pipesmoking.
Choose those that suit your lifestyle.

Colin Wesley
No.415 October 19 – November 1, 2017

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