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A Little Dunhill Luck (Pick Heavy)

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  1. owen

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    I saw a lot of pipes for sale with a rather nice Comoy pipe in it but very poor pictures. On closer inspection I saw a white spot among the photos. After I had won the lot I noticed another white spot among the photos. All this was confirmed on arrival. The bowl on its own had no markings on the flat base I was about to throw it in the bin full of broken bits of pipes next to the bench, gave it a wipe and you can guess the rest. The Comoy however was a grand slam with printed C, not the Blue Riband Straight Grain Giant I had hoped for. Any info on the pipes gratefully received. The Root Briar does have some rim damage and they maybe need a ream.






    Posted 10 months ago #
  2. civilwar

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    Nice buy, congrats!!

    Posted 10 months ago #
  3. madox07

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    Please post pics of the restored pipes, whenever you decide to do that.

    Sea Wolf Pipers

    "Like the mariners of old, a loner is acceptable but a pipe is best enjoyed in a pack"
    Posted 10 months ago #
  4. lightmybriar

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    Awesome! The Patent pipe I think is a 1948? Those will clean up to beautiful pipes with not much work!

    On a pipe adventure
    Steve
    Posted 10 months ago #
  5. jpmcwjr

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    Great Scott! Nice find! Reaming and cleaning maybe all you need....

    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.
    Posted 10 months ago #
  6. owen

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    Can Somebody confirm the dating please?
    Root Briar 1955
    Bruyere 1966
    And agreeing with light my briar 1948 for the bowl only.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  7. lightmybriar

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    Unless the 5 is underlined, I'd put that Root at 1965. Others can confirm or correct me.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  8. dmcmtk

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    Owen, top to bottom; Root, a 3 (1963) or a 5 (1955), Bruyere 1966, Patent pipe 1948.

    Dave
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    Posted 10 months ago #
  9. sasquatch

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    Musta been luck in the air - I got an old Shell of eBay myself and didn't have to give up children for it:

    Not sure if it's a 2 or an 8 underscored ('42 or '48 in either case as I read it).

    Posted 10 months ago #
  10. owen

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    thanks for the help light my briar and Dave. Dunhill Dating is a bloody pain.
    Sasquatch is that unsmoked? It looks very clean.

    Posted 10 months ago #
  11. sasquatch

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    Yes, unsmoked somehow over 70 years....

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  12. owen

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    Sweet result sasquatch well worth a thread of its own with more pictures. Is the bowl coated?

    Posted 10 months ago #
  13. jaytex969

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    ...and didn't have to give up children for it.

    Better luck next time!

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 10 months ago #

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