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New Estate - Herbert's By H.Perkins & Sons

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  1. brassmonkey

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    This is my latest estate find from a junk shop in a small rural town.

    A small Billiard with a silver collar made by H. Perkins & Sons

    The stamping reads:

    HERBERT'S
    Honey Cured
    LONDON MADE

    and on the opposite side

    147
    MADE IN ENGLAND

    6 inches long and 20.7 grams.

    Its a tidy piece of briar without any fills and a nice lightweight pipe that can be used again.

    A few pics showing it as found

    And after cleaning and hand polishing

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. seanv

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    Nice job giving this pipe a fresh life. It looks great.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. cortezattic

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    Great rescue!
    Thanks for all the pix.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. mikethompson

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    That's a great cleanup job.

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  5. papipeguy

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    Excellent job on that pipe. Found this while trying to find more info on the company.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Cleanup looks fantastic

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  7. dmcmtk

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    Great find! The London Hallmarks date it to 1956.

    Dave
    Duke Street Irregular
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Lovely little British billiard, and the ad posted is so great, "every class of trade," so helplessly British. That's a beautiful pipe so deserving of your attention and care.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    The Herbert’s “Honey Cured” was introduced by H Perkins in the 1930s, no later than 1935. It was a response to (or blatant copy of), I would guess, innovations in the American market, notably KB&B’s Yello-Bole and Continental Briar’s Honey Dew. The Herbert’s “Honey Cured” appears to have disappeared around 1958. The pipe was priced by Perkins toward the lower end of their range; above the Colonel Eazy, and below most of the other models.

    Yours is a beautiful example with great lines. A real rarity. Enjoy it!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. jpmcwjr

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    Excellent clean up/save. Enjoy it with gusto!

    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 1 year ago #
  11. tnfan

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    Nice refresh. Lols great!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. brassmonkey

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    Thanks for the comments and the extra information about the pipe. Good estate pipes are not so easily found around here so it's good to find out more about the pipes that I do find. This one cost $25 (NZ) and was the only pipe in the second-hand store where I found it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. pepesdad1

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    Stunning find and looks to be a great smoker.

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    What will its first new smoke be?

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  15. brassmonkey

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    Well my choices are a little limited, either Petersons Old dublin or a custom blend made from whole leaf.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I’d go with the old Dublin. Such a well rounded smoke. This old vet deserves a quality first smoke

    Posted 1 year ago #

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