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  • Started 12 months ago by addamsruspipe
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  1. addamsruspipe

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    Evening all. I picked up a pipe that I am quite pleased with but can't find out anything about the manufacture. Hoping for some help. It has a very light stamping of Custom(JPS)Made on one side then Algerian Briar and a star on the other. All I could find was a brand of pipe tobacco labeled JPS. Thanks for the help.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  2. cossackjack

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    Perhaps an old house pipe made for Jon's Pipe Shop in Missouri.

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    Posted 12 months ago #
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    There used to be a brand of cigarettes here in the UK called JPS which was John Player Special. A bit of a long shot but there could possibly be a connection.

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    Jay.

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    Posted 11 months ago #
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    There used to be a brand of cigarettes here in the UK called JPS which was John Player Special. A bit of a long shot but there could possibly be a connection.

    JPS Team Lotus! Showing my age...

    Dave
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    Posted 11 months ago #
  5. mso489

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    Jon's Pipe Shop in MIssouri sounds like a legitimate candidate. House pipes are so hard to track. I have a Thompson (probably Thompson Cigars) house pipe stamped West Germany, nice piece of briar I outfitted with a new stem (it was a gift) but the chances of tracking the maker are remote. Sent a letter to Thompson, but the old timers who would know about the pipe are long retired or gone. I surmise; no one wrote back.

    Posted 11 months ago #

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