Andrew Thomson wrote: Hey thanks Zeno and Dave as that is helpful. And best of all: the Caminettos were consignable! Private message me if you'd rather not reveal their name publicly. It is marvelous, fairly unique, and full of passion and heart for the art of pipe making. Thanks for posting all of the information Josh, it is truly a help for any collector of the brand and you have done a great job amassing all of the stories and other info. Roberto Ascorti -- We, too, are familiar with Ascorti, which has produced quality pieces for a number of years, which resemble some of the later years of Caminetto i.
Throughout this time Ascorti desired to be a self-employed, artisanal pipe maker. Carlo Scotti, whom is known as a perfect gentleman, is reported to have spoken unreservedly about this development. Upon leaving Caminetto, Luigi Radice went through huge difficulties, but through the 1980s he also managed to establish himself as independent pipemaker. It might be a tall brandy or a great billard with a masculine saddle stem. This 126 shape is a rare shape for a Caminetto, a shape the was originally started when Ascoti and Radice were working for Castello before they split and went on their own. Hours of Operation: Our website is always open and you can place an order at any time. I also don't know which grade or series that would make it Business, etc.
By the end of 1968 he was ready and left Castello. Pipedia has very little, especially on the dating portion. Roberto upgraded the stamping technique of Caminetto so that it was possible to figure out when the pipe was made. Some claim Peppino continued to make pipes under the name Caminetto on into the 80s see , but this is fairly unclear and uncertain, particularly because Divoli owned the Caminetto brand and the shop burning down between 1979-1981. The situation was perfect: two in search of a distributor, and a pipe merchant in search of a mainstay brand to market. By the end of 1968, he was ready and left Castello. Davoli continued for a few more months.
Both Ascorti and Radice became concerned that the increasing demands for production were putting their individual artistry on the back seat. When I took it to the garage to clean it up, I knocked the box it came in off a table and chipped the left side of the bit. There are so many different Prestige models, shapes, and finishes , and I have only seen about 5 or 6 of them. But the complete crew whom he had trained in the old Caminetto workshop followed him. Pipes were made by standard shape numbers, and there was no longer room for his own creative pipemaking and personal development. Thanks for this great piece of research.
The brand had been introduced successfully in Germany, and in Italy to some extent. This original production Caminetto was bought new and has been smoked maybe 8 times. Ascorti also persuaded his co-worker, the young and highly-talented pipemaker Luigi born 1939 , to join him - the two were neighbors in Cucciago. Tinder Box often stamped their shield on the pipes as well. Harvey had over 1000 Caminettos that he left behind. Then came the legendary evening Ascorti, Radice, and Davoli gathered around the fireplace after a hard day's work enjoying their pipes, a glass of wine, and humorous conversation. Radice started quarreling with Ascorti about the future course of Caminetto, and they were unable to find a solution.
I didn't know the gun was loaded and I'll never, never do it again. To prevent saturating the market with the Caminetto pipes, Barry sold only a certain number of them per month in his photo mailers. By that December 79 Radice left, with no job to go to, just the desire to no longer be involved with Castello. As said, a lot of this information is available on the web and some of it is not, as I had to call various companies and business reaching for information. By 1973 he held the vast majority of the company's capital. I really don't know, but it seems like an awful lot of them.
Talent and assiduity soon made Ascorti one of Scotti's most notable pipemakers - a man he counted on for the future. So bid now for this wonderful old piece of history from Caminetto the Queen of Italian pipes! Not thrilled about that, so this should trade should work out just fine! The chamber round with no visible charring. I love it so much so any help would be sincerely appreciated. And the fourth number, which is the third in the newer stampings, refers to the year it was made in. I believe there has been at least one New Dear from the first couple years of production come on the market since this thread originated.
Finishes: Pebble Grain Dark sandblast , Brindle Brown sandblast , Old Church Tan sandblast , Pebble Shell Rusticated and sandblasted , Claret Smooth, always with a silver mount , Sovereign Smooth natural. Through Davolis contacts, Caminetto quickly became popular in America and Germany, with a strong cult status at home in Italy. Now Davoli concentrated on marketing the Caminetto brand in the United States. Pipes stamped like 1 are the most valuable Caminetto's as they are the earliest production of the brand, as well as what some would claim the most perfect of Ascorti and Radice's work. I thought I came back to this thread to report what I found. In fact, Ascorti and Radice both wore impressively large mustaches and a pharmacist in the neighborhood had been kidding on them about that.