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Surprise 1900's BBB AF&Co. - Generous Ebay Sellers

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  • Started 3 years ago by The Pipe Monk
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  1. disinformatique

    The Pipe Monk

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    I have bought quite a few pipes from this wonderful lady on Ebay, she and her husband I think run an antiques business on ebay or are just hobbyists like most of us and just want to share the joy to the world.

    I have gotten a Scandia and a Comoy's Old Bruyere and they are right now with Ric of Briarville for final touchup before I can receive them in a few months. I also got a Kraemer and a Piccadily from her as they were going for a fantastic low price.

    She was kind enough to send me and message me a few days ago about a "free" pipe she sent in the package along with the pipes I got as it was the only one remaining with her and she didnt knew what to do with it.

    Oh what a surprise today when it was received today at my US address and a few pics were sent to me. I was sent not one but TWO free pipes and one of them being the BBB Own Make.

    Here are some pictures of the pipe. Asking for your help to confirm if my findings are correct or off the charts.

    Anchor and Lion represents Birminigham?
    AF&Co. - Adolph FRANKAU & CO LTD - London, Date 1902?
    h - perhaps 1903

    Would need you help in correcting dating the pipe.
    Will be sending out the pipe to George in November for restoration.

    2nd pipe from the right

    Stem damage

    Marks and Stamps



    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. pitchfork

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    Wow. That's a great gift. An unusual shape, but back then BBB made just about every shape you could imagine. Also, it appears to have the "Glokar" stem (is it marked as such?). The Glokar was similar to the P-lip, but more rectangular and (I think) with better airflow. Happy you were able to get such a great pipe.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. georged

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    At 450 pages, it's the best $35 dollars you'll ever spend:

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

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. dmcmtk

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    Hallmarks; Anchor-Birmingham, Lion passant guardant-Silver Quality, h date mark-1907.

    http://www.silvercollection.it/englishsilverhallmarksBIR.html

    Dave
    Duke Street Irregular
    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. danielplainview

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    Nice score! I love these old BBB's. Be sure to post some pics after george works it over.

    Make aromatics great again.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. disinformatique

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    Anyone want to take a shot on guessing what the second stem from the left is in the picture? I think its an inner tube for the first pipe (from the left)?

    @George - I do need to buy my literature for the pipes.

    Chris

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. okiescout

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    Cigarette holder or tamper?

    "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
    Benjamin Franklin
    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. disinformatique

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    Think so too. It will be a few months before I can really know what it is. Lots of pipes in restoration with Ric and a few with George. I bought like 40 pipes in 3 months.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. okiescout

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    Your really off and running. Enjoy, Monk. I hope they are all sweet smokers.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. disinformatique

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    Thanks brother, 2015 is my deadline in purchasing my regular smokers, going to concentrate on tobacco for 2016 and 2 higher grade pipes.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. mso489

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    You'll have a great rotation. Now slow down and wait for the resulting restorations! 'Be great to see photos of those.

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  12. disinformatique

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    Absolutely slowed down or I risk going bankrupt, lol.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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