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An Everyman's LC?

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  • Started 2 years ago by lightmybriar
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  1. lightmybriar

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    Greetings, all!

    Like many others, I love the Dunhill LC shape. I understand that they are pretty difficult to come by, and even then, they are very pricey. I know of a few modern day carvers who make their own versions, and they are very beautiful...but that route is still a little above my budget at the moment. Does anybody know of any runs from other brands that make a similar shape? I know there is the Peterson Rathbone and XL20 which are based somewhat on the LC, and while I do love those shapes, they don't quite scratch the same itch.

    Thank you!

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  2. ssjones

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    A seller at the NY show had a 1920's LC, $1500 was the asking price.

    I can't recall any other shape with the exact swan-neck shank as the LC. A Dunhill shape 120 is about as close as it gets and they are much more attainable.

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    Personally, I think the older Peterson 69 shape is closer to the LC than the XL20.

    Sasieni Viscount Lascelles also are in that shape range, but they can be a bit dear as well (probably on average, a little higher than a 120)

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  3. lightmybriar

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    W O W ! Are all those yours? Those are all beautiful. Thanks for the pictures. I really like the 120, although, as I imagined, it still just isn't quite right haha. It sure is close enough when comparing prices though! Thanks again for the great shots and information!

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  4. voorhees

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    I had a great little 1926 Dunhill 120, I sold it for $300+. It was on the small side, probably a group 2. They are a great shape.

    Jason
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    I'll be keeping my eye open then for a 120. I think that's as close as I'll be getting for a while, and that isn't too bad of a settle! Very nice looking pipes indeed.

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  6. ssjones

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    Bill Taylor also made the LC shape, but those are super rare.

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    Here's a Chris Askwith, a beautiful bent billiard. This is a Hand Finished, they go around $100.

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    1939 GBD

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    Oh very nice! That Askwith looks great. I'm going to explore that option as well.

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  10. skaukatt

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    Here's a few of mine, 120's with a swan neck stem, a birthyear pipe 1961:

    Not so much a swan here:

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  11. ssjones

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    Mine is also a 1961 Lou. I see today is your birthday, so I know you'll be enjoying that one!

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  12. agnosticpipe

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    Recently got this old WDC for my wife. Cleaned up nice and she loves it! Never seen this shape from WDC before.

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  13. rhoadsie

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    My Blue Riband

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  14. lightmybriar

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    Wow guys, fantastic looking pipes. I'm surprised as I personally haven't seen many like these, so I figured they were pretty rare. I guess I'm just not looking in the right places!

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  15. ssjones

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    Very nice Orley & R!

    R - what shape number is that Blue Riband? (Guessing 42 or perhaps 43?)

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  16. buroak

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    There are bent pipes and there are swan neck pipes. If you want the swan neck of an LC at an affordable price, then this may be your pipe: http://www.4noggins.com/Ben-Wade-Calabash-c.1970.aspx

    Actually, $135 for an estate specimen is high. Keep your eyes on eBay. These show up pretty regularly.

    By the way, I think the Peterson Rathbone's shape is best described as Dead Swan Neck. I like Peterson pipes, but I won't pretend the Rathbone pays honest homage to the LC.

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  17. voorhees

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    found a pic.

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    Here's another nice resource on the LC: http://www.pipephil.eu/logos/en/infos/dunhillLC-comp.html

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  19. rhoadsie

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    @ssjones

    R - what shape number is that Blue Riband? (Guessing 42 or perhaps 43?)

    Yep, a 42. Good guess!

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    Some great looking pipes here everyone, you guts are on FIRE! I don't own a LC. Sasieni Viscount Lascelles, yes. A WDC just like Mr. Orley's, yes. Comoy's shape 42, yes.

    Dave
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  21. snagstangl

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    check out some of the french makers on Smoking Pipes , chacom, ropp, Butz choq. I saw some in that similar shape.

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  22. doctorbob

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    Royal Comoys 43 on top,
    1923 Dunhill 151 Bruyere middle,
    Barling 'EL' size billiard for comparison.

    Doc

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  23. ssjones

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    Ah yes, the 151 Dunhill, fabulous!

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  24. mso489

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    Ashton, Mastro de Paja, and Rossi all make pipes in this general configuration, as does Butz-Choquin and Chacom. 'Depends which aspects of the pipe you like -- size, weight, finish, bowl size, or whatever.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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