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ashdigger

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Jul 30, 2016
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I'll definitely post some of those bad boys up....I actually have a Dunhill pre-November 1920 for sale here. Not to hijack the thread or give myself a shameless plug. Lol.

 

pepesdad1

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I have a meer that is well over 100 years...was given to me by the owner who had it for 50 years before he gave it to me...that was back in the early 60's...I've had it ever since and have smoked it infrequently...has an amber stem with a bone tenon...very nicely carved lion head.





 

npod

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Jun 11, 2017
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Dunhill Prince, 1919, 100 years old this year (but estimate is also 1919-1921 based on stamping). Perfect smoker and in regular rotation.





 

davet

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A couple of Bruyere St. Claude that I picked up from SPC a few years ago. They were supposed to be around a hundred years old. Still unsmoked, just never got around to them.... :oops:

 

sablebrush52

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I have a few, mostly unphotographed, but, at the risk of repeating myself:
Barling - 1896


Barling - 1912


Barling - 1907


Barling - 1907


Barling - 1915 on the right the other Barling is 1926-7


Barling - 1882




Barling - 1886 - Magnum


Barling - 1908 Gourd Calabash


Barling - 1908 Briar Calabash


Barling 1909 - Motor windcap



 

scloyd

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Wow Sable! Those are some beauties. That 1912 with the colored stem is amazing. I love a colored stem on a pipe.

 

sablebrush52

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Thanks guys!
The stem on the 1912 pipe is amber and the pipe is cased. The 1907 companion set is unsmoked. 1915 was my father's birth year, so that pipe has a special meaning for me. George Dibos made a period correct stem for it as well as a modern flat stem so that I can smoke it in comfort. The stem on the 1907 bulldog is made from horn, which is pretty rare for Barling.
In addition, I have a 1913 YOW, which is the earliest YOW I've seen, and 1916 YOW, as well as several pipes from the 1920's, that are not yet centenarians. I also regularly smoke a 1906 French carved Baring bent billiard that is in regular rotation and smokes brilliantly well.
It's a pretty modest collection compared to some that I've been privileged to see or am aware of. There are some truly jaw dropping collections out there.

 

danielplainview

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Mar 30, 2014
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@sable
Glorious! That cased set is magnificent. This might not over 100, but you showed an old blasted Barling a while back that might be my favorite example of the maker.
@Npod great coloring on the Dunhill.
@davet
100 years old unsmoked? That’s a rare barnfind. Nice.

 

seldom

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Mar 11, 2018
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1899 BBB Own Make. I've posted this one before so apologies for the repeat. Wasn't sure what it was when I bid 20 bucks on German Ebay. Upon arrival I discovered that the silver hallmarks date it to 1899. I smoke it regularly. It has an orific bit and smokes wonderfully.

Not as nice as others on this thread but I sure enjoy it a lot.



 

dmcmtk

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Aug 23, 2013
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Peterson's Dublin & London, pipe dates to the period 1910-1915/16. Restoration was done by Dean Wakeman at Esate Pipe Shop.co.uk. I only have a few Peterson's, but I think this one is the oldest.



In the "close to" category, a 1923 Dunhill shape 60.

:)