BBB Bloody Big Briar?

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owen

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May 28, 2014
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Hi guys

Just recieved this in the post.



As always with these things the excitement when opening the box is something, will it be as I imagined? Hoped? Feared?

I have ordered a number of pipes that when they turned up were tiny and didn't become a regular smoker because of that, this time the opposite is the case,



I wanted to start a little sub collection of BBB pipes and was hoping this would be the centre piece.
I would much appreciate your views on the hallmark date letter as everytime I look at it and compare it to hallmarking charts I get a different result. Birmingham Sterling Silver but date letter?



 

misterlowercase

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May 31, 2012
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Yowza!
That's a mighty fine pipe,

congrats!
Looks like 1893 to me!!!

:!:
http://www.pipephil.eu/logos/en/infos/hallmark-birming.html
The pipe-glove looks awesome too!
Good score!

 

pitchfork

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May 25, 2012
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Yep. 1893. However, the Assay Office shows 1893 having an oval rather than the 8-sided "rectangle".
I had that one saved in my watch list and was called away from the computer as the bidding ended. You got a great deal on that pipe. Congrats.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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A piece of history, for sure. Don't hesitate to enjoy it yourself!