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Civic 1919 Pipe

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  1. owen

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    Civic Pipe with London 1919 hallmark.
    Small number 48 in a circle on underside of stem.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. ophiuchus

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    Too bad someone took the top off that bowl with a hacksaw!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. condorlover1

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    No that is a Jed Clampett re-engineered Peterson!

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    The smoker must have loved to smoke this pipe.

    I have a small Civic bulldog saddle stamped "CIVIC" in both the shank and the silver.
    Also in the silver two times S.L - by mistake maybe- and the 3 hallmarks.
    Is the first for the year ? It could be a "d" but I am not sure. Hard to see even with my
    best glasses and a Sherlock glas.
    On the underside at the mouthpiece which is of good quality is stamped 55 in a circle.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Aaaaach, it looks like a good half inch is missing. But maybe there were shapes similar in that era. (?)

    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 3 years ago #
  6. ophiuchus

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    I'd really like to see the top view photo of this piece of shit well-loved specimen.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Yeah, I think it's been hacked rather badly. That was a nice pipe once.

    The next post will be someone showing it's supposed to be like that with numerous pictorial examples.

    Life is good. But it's better with a pipe.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. gloucesterman

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    Another classic falls prey to the "would be" restorer. Really a shame.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. danielplainview

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    If it's shiny than it's restored right?

    Is this your pipe or are just showing us a pic you found?

    Believe it or not I've seen Steve Laug from Reborn Pipes recondition this kind of damage, by adding half a bowl from a donor pipe.

    Make aromatics great again.
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Clean it a little and smoke the heck out of it!

    Al

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    The next post will be someone showing it's supposed to be like that with numerous pictorial examples.

    Now that made me spit out my beverage!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. radio807

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    I'm in the camp with those who see that pipe as one that was well loved instead of one that was badly "restored." Back when I was growing up, al least within the family and social circles I traveled in, pipes were simply instruments for burning tobacco and not collectible items or fashion statements. You threw down $5 or so for a pipe and smoked it until you either threw it in a drawer or threw it out. I never heard of anyone restoring a pipe. Repaired, yes; restored, no. At least that was how it was in the blue collar world of my youth. I'll bet the prior owner who circumcised that pipe did it because he loved the way it smoked and didn't want to give it up. I'd also bet that he was pleased with the result because it probably smoked just as well for him after the procedure as before. That pipe has history, it has pedigree like any other. It's a lot more than just old and ugly.

    Since you have to die anyway, you might as well die from something you like.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. ophiuchus

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    I'm in the camp with those who see that pipe as one that was well loved instead of one that was badly "restored."... That pipe has history, it has pedigree like any other. It's a lot more than just old and ugly.

    You know what, man, you're absolutely right; in fact, I'm a little embarrassed at my initial take on this instrument.

    I still can't imagine in what condition that rim would have been that chopping off that much of the top could conserve the quality of the smoking experience. Even if it had been charred to hell, it would have looked better left intact. On the other hand, what remains is a very old, once-beautiful pipe that probably has a very interesting story attached to it, and ultimately thank owen for sharing the pictures.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. radio807

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    No need to be embarrassed, we all see things from different angles. If that pipe could only talk!

    Posted 3 years ago #

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