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Sasieni Viscount Lascelles XS

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  1. ssjones

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    I found this Sasieni at the NYC Pipe show yesterday and picked it up for a song. At home, I examined the nomenclature with a lighted 40x loupe and was puzzled not to find the name of an English town. The pipe is stamped "Four Dot" and "London Made". So I new it was a family-era pipe made between '46 and '79. There is some faint stamping that under magnification was revealed as "Viscount Lascelles" with a strong "XS". The pipe looked like an easy restoration and it was. The Stephen Smith article on Sasieni describes the Viscount Lascelles as rare and I found Neill Archer Roan wrote an essay on one in his collection, as his first entry on the Passion for Pipes blog.

    It wasn't a challenging restoration, but here's the article on the Reborn Pipes blog and some photos.
    http://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/sasieni-viscount-lascelles-xs-restoration/






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    Al, great restore and beautiful pipe, congrats.
    ~Ron

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    Nice Al! The Viscount Lascelles is a much sought after shape. The Regent is the other very nice bent from Sasieni, a little smaller. The X was for, I believe, as Sasieni said in their literature, "This Shape Premium Priced In All Ranges". The S should be a saddle stem, but inconsistency in stamping, I think, did happen, especially in regard to what actually went out the door!

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    I was pretty fortunate, you don't want to know what I gave for the pipe...

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    you don't want to know what I gave for the pipe...
    Sure I'd be curious to know.
    ~Ron

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    Beautiful pipe! Congrats on a nice find!

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    Another beauty, Al. Happy smoke rings.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Beautiful pipe! If there's no patent number then it's made after 1950.

    So what DID you pay for this fine specimen? HMMMMMMMM?

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    I smoked the pipe for the first time this evening, with some MM965. Wow, what a a wonderful experience. No ghosting, the stem is a real delight. I also smoked a new Rad Davis this week and this one stands head and shoulders with that pipe. I was tempted to resell this one, but not a chance now. I must be addicted to old British briar.

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