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Dunhill Spot Size

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  • Started 11 months ago by bluegrassbrian
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  1. bluegrassbrian

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    If anyone has a Dunhill from the early 90s and some decent calipers.. Whats the diameter?

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    I'm not a Dunhill owner and don't have calipers, but this spurred my curiosity. Are you wanting to measure the spot for authenticating or dating pipes, or for some other reason? Idle curiosity, but thought I'd ask.

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    Brian is about to initiate an elaborate white dot counterfeiting operation.

    Not the pipes, just the white dots that go on them...

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    Posted 11 months ago #
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    Great! I'll fix up my Grabows and MM cobs.

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    Jay I think some other guys have that market cornered.

    I bought a pipe, mso.
    It's a 9k gold banded Astleys Panel. Les Wood did the band and its hallmarked 1993. So much scuttlebutt about Astleys suppliers indicates Dunhill, Ashton, and others.
    To my eye the shaping points to Dunhill.

    The top of the stem has the Astleys logo, but the underside has a "black dot" where a round inlay would go. It measures 3.4mm approximately.

    I measured the inlay on a 1986 Ashton and it's more or less the same.
    I'm now thinking it was more likely a Bill Taylor creation.

    Posted 11 months ago #
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    Ah, some heavy detective work, some serious forensics. Interesting.

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    It's a gorgeous pipe in my opinion.
    360° tight flame grain with easily discernible growth rings in the background. If this pipe were a Sandblast it would be special methinks.

    The stain looks like an Ashton Achievement.

    Posted 11 months ago #
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    Hard to capture it well.. It reminds me of the middle rod in the Comoys 3 part C.

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