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1984 James Upshall Pamphlet

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  • Started 3 years ago by ssjones
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  1. ssjones


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    Last week Ken Barnes was kind enough to inquire if I had one, and then send me a 1984 James Upshall pamphlet. Not only did I not have one, I've never seen this piece before. The catalog arrived today and using our HP printer, I scanned it to JPEG. I also scanned a PDF copy. If you would like to download the PDF, you can do so at this link:


    It's definitely not Jesse Silver work, but it came out better than I had anticipated.

    Cover - Leatherette with a fishing dry fly on the back (an Olive?). There are numerous nature reference throughout the catalog.

    Page 1/2 - Shows a beautiful Straight Grain bent billiard. I can't make out a grade stamp on this one, perhaps an E?

    Page 3/4 - This shows two P grade pipes. Butterflies are the nature refernce.

    Page 5/6 - Appears to be mostly S Grade pipes, including one silver spigot and one silver band. I've only seen S grade pipes with red stain, that must have come later.

    Page 7/8 - Three ungraded "Fishing" style pipes, with lanyard rings on the silver. The James Upshall logo on these is not boxed. And appropriately two salmon flies. One pipe in a presentation case and curiously, a bottle of James Upshall snuff. I've never seen a presentation cased James Upshall on ebay, etc.

    Thanks so much for the thoughtfulness Ken!


    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. ejames


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    That's cool Al ! I love the color of the "butterfly" pipes!!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. danielplainview

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    Beautiful pipes. Thanks for posting. I'd love to know how the P grade pipes were finished. The briar is so bright.

    Make aromatics great again.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. pitchfork


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    Thanks to Al and Ken. This was really fun to see.

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  5. papipeguy


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    Beautiful pipes. Another case of "if we only knew". Thanks for sharing this, Al.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. deathmetal


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    What a great piece of history! Thank you for posting it so we can all enjoy.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
    Posted 3 years ago #


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