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owen

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All are very nice smokers with some lovely grain, and great takes on classic shapes. My collection has various grades and not a fill in site. Some of the stems are hand cut on the higher grade pipes. The Briar cut models are wonderfully light. Others of the high end pipes have plain grain.
The pipedia page is almost always quoted by sellers stating that the pipes are made by Charatan, Barling and Loewe. There also appears to be a connection with Orlik. None of this matters to me as they are great pipes in their own right.
I would however welcome input on possible time lines. Bewlay have used a number of different versions of their logo and I have pipes marked MADE IN ENGLAND, LONDON ENGLAND and LONDON MADE, with a variety of fonts etc. There is some great information on the wonderful Reborn Pipes Website.
Any information would be most welcome.

Owen



 

dmcmtk

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The first one is marked with a shape code 5589, it's pretty obvious who made it.


The next three are by Orlik (Hallmarks and shape numbers),




 

londonmake

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shhhhhh.......
Makes me nervous when an obscure brand pipe starts gaining attention. You know why.

That being said, these are amongst the best brit pipes for the money.

:)

 

owen

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Thanks guys
dmcmtk and billykay can you confirm the country of manufacture on your Orlik and Barling made pipes?

None of mine correspond with Orlik shape numbers.

 

dmcmtk

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dmcmtk and billykay can you confirm the country of manufacture on your Orlik and Barling made pipes?

None of mine correspond with Orlik shape numbers.
The Barling's made pipe is LONDON ENGLAND. I don't have the hallmarked pipes right in front of me, the bent pipe is LONDON MADE.

 

misterlowercase

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I love Bewlay's,

although I only have three of them.
Pardon the poor pictures as they were just quick snaps...
...the sandblast was a recent find, complete with box & etc, sadly the stem has been bitten through but otherwise it's a very fine example:


The old tobacco tin was a neat find because they seem to be scarce, oddly it came from Greece, and the sandblast pipe came from Portugal!
The Briarcut billiard in the trio pic is a 156 as Bill also has --- it's a very fine smoker and I think it's about as perfect as the billiard shape can get, sorta like a baby LB in a way.
I adore this old jar...


 

dmcmtk

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...the sandblast was a recent find, complete with box & etc, sadly the stem has been bitten through but otherwise it's a very fine example
Troy, it looks like a Sasieni, the Renfrew shape.


 

andy

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Wonderful information and a great thread. I love the photos, and to think these are on some of the most prestigious streets of London - certainly the golden age of pipes!

 

owen

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Mr LC thanks for the contribution, educational as always I really feel that a number of the shapes are real classics,would love to add a few sandblasts as I only have one.

 

londonmake

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Thx, billkay.

They are usually very good pipes.

The guys in my pipe club say 'Beula'---- like its a weird name for a pipe company. :)

 

owen

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I would love to hear how the spiral smokes. Interesting that Bewlay had a number of patents for pipes going way back. Also I saw a spiral go for £50 here in the UK recently.

 

londonmake

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Owen, Billkay

I remember a Bewlay that went for about 100 US here ----it depends on who is watching the auction, all things being equal.

But, I'll remove the spiral filter for smoking and maybe use it as a toothpick [ouch].

Glad to see this whole thread, about time this brand got some attention finally.

 

owen

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Yes there is some strange bidding. I've been the only bidder on high end bewlays for £10 and seen bidding go through the roof on other things.

 

dmcmtk

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All very true Bill. The Armellini pipes made for The Tinder Box are quite nice.

 

dmcmtk

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All very true Bill. The Armellini pipes made for The Tinder Box are quite nice.

 

owen

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Its always risky flagging up hidden gems or just letting people know. I'm sure A Passion for Pipes was increasing the demand and cost of Comoy Blue Ribbon pipes while Neil Archer Roan was trying to collect them. Also Sable Brush here has done a lot to stimulate interest in Barlngs.
It would also appear that some Bewlay pipes were distributed in America as there is some info on pipepages.

 

jensen

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In the standard quality I have a shape 156 ( in the Bewlay book extra large billiard) and a shape 139

(medium billiard). The 139 is unsmoked and with a guarante from dec. 1959.Both have,what we here call

a waternose on the peg which made me think that they are made by Comoy.
I also have a blasted giant with hand cut mouthpiece.No doubt it is Orlik made.
I would like to mention that when Michael Billington took over unfinished bowls etc.after the late Mr.

G.Huybrecht there were a number of Bewlay stamps: Extra, L.M., olde 49, p.1.,Quaint, Special Grain and

one with only Bewlay.

Michael Billington is at Blakemar Briars.