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"1930's Old Tobacco Pipe...

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  1. klause

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    ...With Hallmarked Silver Band."

    Well, that's what the listing title said, so I opened it for a quick look and saw:

    A Bulldog - my favourite shape, so I looked a little closer...

    ..forward canted bowl - old style - orifice button...

    ..badly oxidized stem! No! Wait a minute - that's horn...

    ..Good! Good! This is getting exciting...

    ..Hallmarks - 1893...

    Calm down. Breath - look closely at shank (awful photo so strain eyes and squint a bit) - GBD!!!!

    Panic ensues as I rush to make an offer before anyone else hits the buy it now button. Then, I wait. A few minutes (feels like hours) later I receive an email telling me I can, Pay Now.

    Wahoooo!

    This is the battered little beauty that is heading my way:

    I love these old pipes.

    Ars longa, vita brevis.
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    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. samcoffeeman

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    Nice one, Klaus! Hope that horn holds up, someone was a gnasher!

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    Congrats on that fine acquisition! Hope it is at least as good as it looks from the photo.

    "Ask not for whom the bone bones; it bones for thee."
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Nice snag!

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. davet

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    Beauty

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I can imagine the events that pipe was clenched thru and thus the teeth marks. Unbelievable find. You have a great eye!

    Al

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Nice.

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. bluegrassbrian

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    Hehe I know the feeling.
    Is that anyone here's birth year?

    Tobacco's a help because it clears the mind
    But like all your friends it is vilified
    They always say, the right amount's fine
    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. didimauw

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    I can't take my eyes off of it. Someone loved that pipe. Must be a good smoker!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Brian- My son was born then....

    Klaus- super find. Can't wait to see it all clean and in a good light.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  11. klause

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    Gents, thanks for the comments.

    Sam, yep, it's well chewed alright, but, I've seen, and have, worse - thankfully ,I'm not a clencher, so it won't get any more chomping.

    Al, my thoughts, exactly - to me, it looks like this pipe was of great comfort to someone - 'nuff said

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. disinformatique

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    That's a beauty !! Perfect !!

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. klause

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    I have it in hand.

    George, you were right - it is the original stem. It has a screw fit bone tenon, and it is all perfect.

    The COM is 'Made in Ireland' in the circle format, so early to mid 40's. This I find a little surprising, as I expected it to be a bit older - it's a strange time frame for a shape like this.

    The 'Petersons Of Dublin' is in the arch format, with the P being the old forked format.

    It's very small - the kind of thing usually refered to as a ladies pipe.

    The condition is super, with some minor rim darkening, though it has been reamed slightly out of round sometime in the past.

    It'll clean up nicely!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. klause

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    ignore above - posted to wrong thread - sorry.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. pipebeast

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    What a score!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    klause, well done 1893 it is! I have often wondered who the silversmith W.S was, does anyone know?

    Posted 2 years ago #

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