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Show Us Your Centenarians

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  • Started 6 months ago by dave g
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  1. danielplainview

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    Do have any pipes close to, or over the 100 year mark?

    Show us those ancient beauties.

    Make aromatics great again.
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  2. ashdigger

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    I'll definitely post some of those bad boys up....I actually have a Dunhill pre-November 1920 for sale here. Not to hijack the thread or give myself a shameless plug. Lol.

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    Go for it Ash. A thread filled with 100 year old pipes will be glorious.

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    I have a meer that is well over 100 years...was given to me by the owner who had it for 50 years before he gave it to me...that was back in the early 60's...I've had it ever since and have smoked it infrequently...has an amber stem with a bone tenon...very nicely carved lion head.

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    Dunhill Prince, 1919, 100 years old this year (but estimate is also 1919-1921 based on stamping). Perfect smoker and in regular rotation.

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    A couple of Bruyere St. Claude that I picked up from SPC a few years ago. They were supposed to be around a hundred years old. Still unsmoked, just never got around to them....

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    I have a few, mostly unphotographed, but, at the risk of repeating myself:

    Barling - 1896

    Barling - 1912

    Barling - 1907

    Barling - 1907

    Barling - 1915 on the right the other Barling is 1926-7

    Barling - 1882

    Barling - 1886 - Magnum

    Barling - 1908 Gourd Calabash

    Barling - 1908 Briar Calabash

    Barling 1909 - Motor windcap

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    +1

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    Holy Centenarian Batman!!!! Those are some beauties!

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    Wow Sable! Those are some beauties. That 1912 with the colored stem is amazing. I love a colored stem on a pipe.

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    Thanks guys!

    The stem on the 1912 pipe is amber and the pipe is cased. The 1907 companion set is unsmoked. 1915 was my father's birth year, so that pipe has a special meaning for me. George Dibos made a period correct stem for it as well as a modern flat stem so that I can smoke it in comfort. The stem on the 1907 bulldog is made from horn, which is pretty rare for Barling.

    In addition, I have a 1913 YOW, which is the earliest YOW I've seen, and 1916 YOW, as well as several pipes from the 1920's, that are not yet centenarians. I also regularly smoke a 1906 French carved Baring bent billiard that is in regular rotation and smokes brilliantly well.

    It's a pretty modest collection compared to some that I've been privileged to see or am aware of. There are some truly jaw dropping collections out there.

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    @sable

    Glorious! That cased set is magnificent. This might not over 100, but you showed an old blasted Barling a while back that might be my favorite example of the maker.

    @Npod great coloring on the Dunhill.

    @davet

    100 years old unsmoked? That’s a rare barnfind. Nice.

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    I love seeing these pipes! Thank you all for sharing.

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    1899 BBB Own Make. I've posted this one before so apologies for the repeat. Wasn't sure what it was when I bid 20 bucks on German Ebay. Upon arrival I discovered that the silver hallmarks date it to 1899. I smoke it regularly. It has an orific bit and smokes wonderfully.
    Not as nice as others on this thread but I sure enjoy it a lot.

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    Pre-1920 KB&B with amber orific stem and bone screw tenon.

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    1914 BBB

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    @davet that chubby billiard is beautiful, one of my favourite shapes.

    @sablebrush52 I'm in awe...

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    Wow! Some gorgeous pipes in here. Keep 'em coming guys!

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    Peterson's Dublin & London, pipe dates to the period 1910-1915/16. Restoration was done by Dean Wakeman at Esate Pipe Shop.co.uk. I only have a few Peterson's, but I think this one is the oldest.


    In the "close to" category, a 1923 Dunhill shape 60.

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    This is a great thread. Keep posting them if you've got them.

    Great pipes everyone.

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    compared to some that I've been privileged to see or am aware of. There are some truly jaw dropping collections out there.

    I hear you, Jesse. I have a wonderful set of pictures from a photo shoot with over 100 British pipes from the late 1800s to early 1900s. It may be one of the sets you mention above. The collection is absolutely stunning. Unbelievable really. These collections are out there. Unfortunately, I do not have permission to post pictures.

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    Some truly beautiful, and incredibly enviable, pipes. Threads like this always serve to remind me to get a digital camera so I can post some photos of my relatively small collection. Also reminds me that I haven't yet gone through and dated all of them, and for some of them it may be impossible to get an accurate figure. Those Barling's are spectacular, though.

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    What a great thread. npod,that Dunhill is about my favorite Dunny ever; I don't own one, but yours is about the only one i covet, really fine. sable's Barlings are delicious, but we already knew that. And the others on the thread, all grand old gents.

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    This might not over 100, but you showed an old blasted Barling a while back that might be my favorite example of the maker.

    Dave, thank you! I'm guessing that the sandblast you're referring to is this WWII era pipe? The pictures don't begin to do it justice and I need to rephotograph it when I get time. The thing is so craggy that it looks melted.

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    Some impossibly beautiful ad precious pipes, Thank you!

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    Beautiful pipes in this thread. I don't have a camera to photograph my pipe even if I grasped how to post pics. My only centenarian is a 1900 S&G straight bulldog with broad silver ferrule and a bone stem which I bought online over 10 years ago and it appeared barely smoked. It's a regular part of my rotation.

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    @sable

    Yes! That’s the one. Great blast and the coloring is perfect.

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    1918 Own Make

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    banjo

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    What a great thread, some real treasures

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    Sasieni Specially Selected One Dot Patent. Only made between 1919-1923, so... maybe?

    Sasieni One Dot Patent... same years.

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    1912 “Old Pal” 9242.

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    That's a real beauty Dave

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    Similar to one of Banjo's - unsure of the age but oh well...

    Really enjoying this thread!

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    This is my Salmon & Gluckstein pipe. The silver band hallmark is dated to 1896 but the pipe could have been made several years after that. In fact, I've been told by silversmiths and pipe collectors that the bands would be made and stamped in large quantities and then used for several years.

    My next oldest pipe is a Dunhill from 1926. It's an "inner tube" but doesn't have the tube.

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    There are several pictures on here I have posted over the years of some of my collection since everything I smoke is over 100+ years old. I think Weezel or Jesse might be able to retrieve the picture and post it here if anyone is that interested

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    I think this WDC Round Top should be around the 100 year mark.

    This KB&B Selkirk may qualify as well.

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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    Some pics of Simons beautiful collection:

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    "the weez"...
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    Mike, those wardens are massive. Nice!

    So many amazing pipes here.

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    Here are three of mine.

    This Meer is from 1888

    This is from 1898

    I have no clue how old this is but it's easily 100 plus years old. It is like a Erector set for pipe smokers. All the pieces can be assembled in a variety of ways for either a cigarette, a cheroot or a pipe.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Show your pipes folks.

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  43. danielplainview

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    Ash, that cased amber stem briar is a real stunner.

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    @Pitchfork

    I’m calling you out buddy. Where’s those ancient beauts?

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  45. danielplainview

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    1906 Own Make stubby bulldog with bone tennon.

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    You guys have sure got some beauties.

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    That little Bulldog's sweeeet !

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    I had 3 old CPF pipes that dated back to around 1910. Gave them all away. One (that was unsmoked) was to a Military guy in Afghanistan. Told him it would be the only 100 year old virgin in Country. lol

    Had this in another thread but I just picked up this one Tuesday. It's a Franz Hiess & Söhne. Small company from Austria that attended the Centennial Chicago Worlds fair 1893. I keep digging but I think this was made in the 1890's.

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    Jesse, please stop sharing that photo of the magnum. My heart can’t take it. OMG.

    Frank Burla estimated this to be from the 18th or early 19th century.

    This albatross stemmed pipe is likely from the 19th century.

    This Ottoman empire pipe has been dated to the end of the 19th century.

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