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  1. danielplainview

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    Make aromatics great again.
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  2. civilwar

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    Nice Pipe, I always like seeing BBB pipes.

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  3. danielplainview

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    1902 BBB Own Make

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    Beautiful pipe, at any age -- let alone 116 years.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Thats a nice pipe

    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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  6. danielplainview

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    Thanks Cortez. Preservation was the top priority for this one. Hand finished. My buffer wasn’t even allowed to look at this one. It’s a true survivor. Shipped in from the old country.

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    1892.
    A system type pipe with a case, possibly kid skin or other soft leather. Orific bit

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    Wow, what a find! They (anyone!) definitely don't make them like that these days!

    Al

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  9. dunstanhillwell62

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    Some beautiful old BBB pipes you got.

    Back in the '50s and '60s, BBB was the most popular pipe brand in Denmark and to us pipe-smoking kids in the early to mid-'60s, a BBB pipe was the holy grail, but none of us could ever afford one.
    I have had a soft spot for them ever since.
    From upper left and down:
    Christmas 1959
    Christmas 1965
    Christmas 1967
    Christmas 1968
    Christmas 1978
    Christmas 1994
    Upper right and down:
    Silver Grain no. 653*
    * * no. 26
    * * no. 255
    Minerva 307s
    * My father gave me his when he went from pipe to cigars in the latter half of the'60s.

    Fumare Necesse Est Non Vivere
    (Masperius the Elder)
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  10. pitchfork

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    Sweet bulldog, Dave.

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    Wow. A span of a hundred years in beautiful pipes. Nice!!

    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.
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  12. joeman

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    Gorgeous bulldog, Dave. It's great to see truly vintage pipes in such condition.

    And a very nice collection, Dunstan!

    JoeMan
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    An American-made BBB (c. 1914- early 1920s). Band marked "AFC."

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  14. pitchfork

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    1912 bent apple/billiard.

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    1912 diamond-shank bent billiard.

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    1905 bulldog with a Glokar stem - BBB's answer to the P-lip. (And the 1912 bent apple/billiard posted above.)

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    1909 briar cutty and a c. 1900 meerschaum bulldog.

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    Unsmoked BBB Christmas Pipe 2004 with Unopened OGS tin from the same year:

    Unsmoked BBB Christmas Pipe 2003 with Unopened OGS tin from the same year:

    WooPigPiper
    u/feernot
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  19. pitchfork

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    1900 billiard with silver screw mount and amber stem. (Beautifully restored by Piffyr/Anthony.)

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  20. irishearl

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    Some mighty fine pipes in this thread. That 1900 billiard is spectacular.

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    If you like BBB, you MUST get this book. Absolutely comprehensive. 450 pages. No other pipe brand had anything like it. (Blumfeld wanted to take over the smoking world by sourcing EVERYTHING related to smoking). It's the "master catalog" from which retail dealers made their annual orders. Truly spectacular stuff for guys like us.

    http://www.briarbooks.com/BBB_1912_Catalogue.html

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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  22. philairfoil

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    I picked this up on the bay not long ago...pretty and lightweight. (like my wife, heh.)

    A favorite.

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    I picked this up on the bay not long ago...pretty and lightweight. (like my wife, heh.)

    And it's a Virgin.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

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    If you like BBB, you MUST get this book. Absolutely comprehensive. 450 pages. No other pipe brand had anything like it. (Blumfeld wanted to take over the smoking world by sourcing EVERYTHING related to smoking). It's the "master catalog" from which retail dealers made their annual orders. Truly spectacular stuff for guys like us.

    Yeah, it's crazy the range of shapes, sizes, stems, cases, etc. they produced all at the same time. I mean, truly insane, financially speaking. And yet absolutely magnificent just the same.

    There are dozens of shapes in that catalogue that I've never seen -- in any condition.

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    And it's a Virgin.
    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

    Yea, after a good cleaning, she works well...as does the pipe.

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  26. danielplainview

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    Beautiful pipes guys.

    Pitchfork, those two 1912’s are outstanding!

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    Gorgeous pipes. I've seen the extension of the silver ring down the stem before on old pipes but not since. When was this no longer done?

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  28. dunstanhillwell62

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    And a very nice collection, Dunstan!

    Thanks, JoeMan, but it does pale in comparison to the old ones shown.

    woopigpiper, a nice pair of boxed Christmas pipes.
    Do you intend to smoke the Red Orlik.?

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    Sweet pipes!

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    Here's a bunch of old BBBs

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    And another one that Piffyr restored for me not too long ago

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    And a Glokar from 1906 where the original stem was gone, and had been replaced by a damaged horn stem. So George Dibos made a beautiful modern stem for it

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    And one more, which is old but no hallmarks

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  34. danielplainview

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    Holy moly, achtman. Those are fantastic.

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  35. danielplainview

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    It’s tough to follow achtman’s posts but here goes. A couple of Own Make dogs.

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    The grass is greener....

    Those dogs are gorgeous. I have never been jealous about other peoples’pipes but in this case I might make an exception.

    How old are they? What is the stamping?

    Mark

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    So many nice and collectible BBB pipes

    I have only a few BBB's but my bulldog # 400 from the sixties (?), which I bought as a heavily ghosted and oxidized estate, is among the most muscular I have seen.

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    Here are several others.

    The small bent is also viewable on PipePhil logos site.

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    one more, a very large pipe for a BBB

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    Fabulous to see! Thanks.

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    Wonderful pipes all. Damn I'm so jealous. I have one BBB probably from the 50s or 60s. Just plain ole billiard but it smokes great!

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    Londonmake, those are some real beauties, American-made rather than British, but beauties and worthy pipes in their own right.

    Life contains a particle of risk. - Allardyce T. Meriweather in Little Big Man
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    Another American-made BBB: 1915-192(?) BBB Umbria...

    I'm currently waiting on the arrival of an 1889 Louis Blumfeld meerschaum pipe as well. It should be somewhere over the Atlantic now.

    RESPECT THE PIPE!
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  45. paulie66scandinavian

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    Great Looking pipes, I wonder if BBB pipes are any more made in England?

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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  46. danielplainview

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    My only non-silverband BBB. This one holds a special place in my collection. It was re-stemmed by Ed James. I still miss you brother.

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    @Piffyr

    That stem/shank connection couldn’t be more perfect. I don’t imagine it left the factory that nice.

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  48. theloniousmonkfish

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    They're all nice but, Dave, that tortoise shell restem by Ed looks perfect on that pipe.

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  49. seacaptain

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    That's a classy looking pipe.

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  50. paulie66scandinavian

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    Dave g:thats a beautiful one canadian, how about the chamber size?Close to Medium I suppose,,

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  51. londonmake

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    [/quote]Londonmake, those are some real beauties, American-made rather than British, but beauties and worthy pipes in their own right.[quote]

    This is actually new news to me that the colored diamond pipes are american made---i had previously thought they were earlier pieces before use of the metal initials BBB in a rhombus.
    Is there any other documentation out there concerning this and if so, is there any info on what the different diamond colors meant? {Ivory, green, red with metal trim].
    I was looking for some info on pipedia but found nothing specific.
    Thanks!

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  52. danielplainview

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    1903 Own Make Army Series silver mount. Model 6601

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    Here's another new acquisition. It's very clunky to put in a support so you have to keep it in your mouth or hand. But it smokes well and tastes fine. And it is also in the 1911 catalog. If you don't know, these are called a Cavalier.

    1900 Hallmark. The mouthpiece and bottom cover are horn with threads for bone screws projecting from the wood cylinder. The major problem in cleaning it after smoking is that some droplets accumulate in the bottom cover.

    Mark

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  54. danielplainview

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    Nice one, Mark. Very vice.

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    My pipe pales in comparison to others in this thread but I really like it. It came to me accidentally and cheaply from a Germany ebay bid. Upon arrival I've identified the hallmarks as being from 1899. The pipe looked sort of dead and sad when I got it and is still in need of restoration, but a bit of smoking and handling seems to have brought it back to life. I think this pipe hadn't been smoked in a long time and the seller doesn't know where it came from or anything else.
    In 1899 Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch were robbing trains in the American west. The English and Boers were fighting the Boer war in South Africa. McKinley was president of the United States and Teddy Roosevelt was the new governor of New York. The Philippine-American War was being fought.
    Without further ado: 1899 Own Make


    Seldom Seen
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    @seldom. That’s an amazing survivor. Any updates for this old beaut?

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  57. danielplainview

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    1914 Own Make

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    1970 Spigot DeLuxe

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  59. pitchfork

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    Been a while since I checked out this thread. Dave, those are great pipes! Aren't many post-1920s hallmarked BBB's out there, and that's ^^^ a great one.

    I added another BBB to the collection a few months back. This one has an amber "Glokar" stem. The Glokar was BBB's version of the P-lip, except instead of a round hole, it has a little, rectangular slot. Glokar stems aren't common, but I wouldn't call them rare, either. However, I've only ever seen one or two other Glokar stems in amber. And this one has only been smoked once or twice, if that.

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  60. scloyd

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    Great pipes everyone. I don't own a BBB pipe but this thread makes me want one...bad.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Dave and Pitch- Wonderful restos, and great history preserved. The spigot is killer.

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    @Wes

    Holy moly, that’s a stunner. What year?

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    Holy moly, that’s a stunner. What year?

    Thanks. 1910.

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    Incredible pipes dave g and pitchfork! Truly amazing condition on these beauties. It looks like they were made last week!

    @seldom. That’s an amazing survivor. Any updates for this old beaut?

    Mine isn't in nearly as good condition and I haven't really done any restoration on it yet. A bit of saliva and ash has made the silver shine again. I smoke it regularly and it preforms very well. I hesitate to do a full restoration because I don't have enough restoration experience and don't want to further damage such an old pipe.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  65. danielplainview

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    @seldom

    That’s great to hear. Thanks for the update. The last two I posted above, were in pretty bad shape when I got them.

    I’d kick myself if I didn’t ask you. If your billiard ever needs a good home...

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    dave g, excellent job on those! To be honest I really like that pipe, contemplating the history of it while smoking, and admiring it even if it isn't in tip top shape. Should something change I'll certainly let you know! I see it would be in good hands.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    I have a few BBB 'cutty' meerschaums that I have posted in the past. Since the demise of 'Photo*ucket' I have non posted many pictures on the forum. Its something I should remedy in 2019.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Simon-

    May I recommend the album on the forum right here? Takes a touch more in the uploading, but then the photos won't disappear before the site does—not that I think the site is gonna disappear!

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Hello everyone
    Can someone help me with this bbb pipes,allready search on google and i can find this series
    Is that correct spelling?

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    Thank you

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