A Little Dunhill Luck (Pick Heavy)

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owen

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I saw a lot of pipes for sale with a rather nice Comoy pipe in it but very poor pictures. On closer inspection I saw a white spot among the photos. After I had won the lot I noticed another white spot among the photos. All this was confirmed on arrival. The bowl on its own had no markings on the flat base I was about to throw it in the bin full of broken bits of pipes next to the bench, gave it a wipe and you can guess the rest. The Comoy however was a grand slam with printed C, not the Blue Riband Straight Grain Giant I had hoped for. Any info on the pipes gratefully received. The Root Briar does have some rim damage and they maybe need a ream.















 

madox07

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Please post pics of the restored pipes, whenever you decide to do that.

 

lightmybriar

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Awesome! The Patent pipe I think is a 1948? Those will clean up to beautiful pipes with not much work!

 

owen

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Can Somebody confirm the dating please?

Root Briar 1955

Bruyere 1966

And agreeing with light my briar 1948 for the bowl only.

 

dmcmtk

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Owen, top to bottom; Root, a 3 (1963) or a 5 (1955), Bruyere 1966, Patent pipe 1948. :)

 

sasquatch

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Musta been luck in the air - I got an old Shell of eBay myself and didn't have to give up children for it:

Not sure if it's a 2 or an 8 underscored ('42 or '48 in either case as I read it).


 

owen

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thanks for the help light my briar and Dave. Dunhill Dating is a bloody pain.

Sasquatch is that unsmoked? It looks very clean.

 

owen

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Sweet result sasquatch well worth a thread of its own with more pictures. Is the bowl coated?