THE MOON LANDING PIPES
THE LANDING ON THE MOON
After early Soviet successes in conquering space, the US
leadership looked for a project that would capture the world’s imagination and
overtake the Soviet Union as the leading space nation.
On July 16, 1969 the Apollo 11 mission started. A
Saturn V rocket took of from the Kennedy Space centre in Houston for
what would become an epic 8-day journey covering the 238,855 miles to the moon
and back. On board were Neil Armstrong, the commander of the mission,
Michael Collins, the pilot of the command and service module
‘Columbia’, and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, pilot of the lunar module ‘Eagle’.
On July 19 the ‘Eagle’ entered the moon’s orbit and touched
surface on July 20 at 4:17 pm EDT. The ‘Eagle’ had landed.
The whole world watched in amazement on their black & white
television sets as at 10:56pm Neil Armstrong descended the ladder of the ‘Eagle’
announcing “That’s one small step for (a) man, a giant leap for mankind” and
making the first steps of man on the surface of the moon.
On July 21 the ‘Eagle’ took off and re-docked with the
‘Columbia’ module and on July 24, the command module re-entered earth’s orbit
and landed safely in the Pacific Ocean.
Mankind’s greatest adventure had come to a successful
THE LIMITED EDITION
These two limited editions have been specifically created and
manufactured to celebrate the
40th anniversary of man’s first landing on the
The Moon Landing pipes are classic Shell Briar Billiards in
group 5 size. Both editions have been mounted with hand-chased precious metal
rim mounts to represent one of the many moon craters and are engraved with Neil
Armstrong’s famous words “That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for
Further, the pipes are equipped with 10mm wide precious metal
bands, their engraving indicating the starting date of the moon landing mission.
Each pipe is accompanied by a pipe tamper in the shape of the Saturn V rocket
hand-turned from white Erinoid material and equipped with a chromed metal or
18ct Gold foot.
The highly collectable Moon Landing pipes and tampers are
presented in a prestigious leather-bound book. The structured, grey leather
simulates of the moon surface and a relief-embossed scene depicts Neil
Armstrong’s descent from the ‘Eagle’.
Each set is accompanied by its numbered and hand-signed limited
The first Moon Landing edition is limited to only forty
(40) pipes with Sterling Silver decorations, while the
second edition is strictly limited to only one (1) pipe
world-wide with 18ct Gold adornments.
The tamper of the gold version is further set with a natural,
untreated 0.77ct Sapphire cabochon of beautiful cornflower blue
World-wide launch December 2009.
Subject ‘Moon Landing’ An inspiring story and
mankind’s greatest adventure
Pipe shape Billiard
Pipe Finish Shell Briar: black and rough -
evocative of the moon’s surface
Vulcanite mouthpiece Individually cut, shaped,
finished and fitted from Vulcanite rod
Size Gr. 5 - large size
Rim Mounts Representing one of the many moon
craters - Engraved with Neil Armstrong’s famous words: “That’s one small
step for man, a giant leap for mankind” - Hand-chased from either 20 grams
of Sterling Silver or 32.1 grams of 18ct Gold
Bands Made from either 2.5gr of Sterling Silver
or 4.4gr of 18ct Gold - engraved “Moon Landing 16th July 1969” - the
start date of the moon landing mission
Tampers Miniature versions of the Saturn
V rocket - Body hand-turned from white Erinoid
material - Foot crafted from chromed metal or 18ct Gold - Sapphire cabochon
set on 18ct version
Sapphire Treatment: none - natural, untreated
(old cut) stone - Shape: Cabochon - Colour: Cornflower blue -
Book case Prestigious leather-bound
presentation inspired by Moon surface
Limited Edition Very exclusive &
collectable: - only 40 pieces worldwide in Shell Briar / Sterling
Silver - only 1 piece in Shell Briar / 18ct Gold &
Certificate Individually numbered and
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with friendly support of Alfred Dunhill LTD. London