The Last of 4 ‘Hole in the Wall’ finds – a Savinelli Capitol Prince with a secret

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Blog by Dal Stanton

I purchased the Savinelli Capitol in June of this year, at the Hole in the Wall antique store near Zhenski Pazar (Women’s Market) located in downtown Sofia.  Steve was visiting Bulgaria from Vancouver in the context of our work and we went to the Hole in the Wall for a mini pipe hunting sortie.  I’d remembered on other occasions the vendor producing a 4-pipe pouch that he kept behind the counter and I asked about it and he still had it with pipes intact.  The leather bag itself was a find.  The 4 pipes revealed after unzipping the bag were a Savinelli Tortuga 628, Danske Club Vario 85 (both occupying a place in my rotation), a Butz-Choquin Rocamar (which became a wedding gift for my new son-in-law), and the Capitol (that I learned was a Savinelli second) now before me.  Above, I linked the restorations…

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3 thoughts on “The Last of 4 ‘Hole in the Wall’ finds – a Savinelli Capitol Prince with a secret

    1. Dal in Bulgaria

      Thanks, Al. I’m not planning to compete with Rebornpipes! I’m setting up a site to provide a place to show and sell my pipes and to help our work here in Bulgaria – my profits will be uses for the Daughters of Bulgaria, those prostituted, exploited, and trafficked. And, I love restoring pipes.

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