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1949 Dunhill Shell (shape LB)

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  1. georged

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    The LB is one of Dunhill's most popular straight shapes with collectors. The letters supposedly stand for "large billiard," though that might be in hindsight since there aren't any other letter shapes where that scheme would make much sense. "XO" for example. Xylophone oragami? Xenomorph ostrogoth?

    Occasional Shells turn up that have uniformly pebble-textured striations and growth rings. I've always liked 'em. They feel great in hand, almost like a worrystone.

    This one was bought from Basil Sullivan at the Indiana Briar Friars show in 1991, and has been smoked regularly since. One of my All-Time Top 10, I think. (I never did understand why he was willing to sell it)

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  2. beefeater33

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    Now THAT is a BEAUTY!! I usually like the craggiest of the craggy, but that one is sweet..........

    (I never did understand why he was willing to sell it)
    George, maybe because it wasn't a Charatan??

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    I'm not a billiard fan, but the LB shape has always been appealing.

    Al

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  4. doctorbob

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    Great pipe! I think the LB is my all around favorite Dunhill shape, and yours is a real cracker.

    Doc

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    Now that's a great blast. Very evocative of its time. And a great smoker too; what more could you ask?

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  6. chasingembers

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    I have a '74 LB. Need to restem that thing at some point.

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  7. buckaroo

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    Wow, what a great one.

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  8. wyfbane

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    Wow! That is a beaut!

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  9. thomasw

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    Very nice pipe; love that ox-blood stain. I think someday I'd like to buy one

    After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. kcghost

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    Nice pipe, George.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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