Thanks to Rick Newcombe, pipe collector, and author of the book In Search of Pipe Dreams, for loaning us his pipe in the prince shape, which was made in the 1940s or 50s by the famous French department store Hermes. The pipe was not actually made by the department store. They probably commissioned pipes to be made by pipe makers in St. Claude, France that were stamped with the Hermes name. Rick tells us; "I bought this pipe unsmoked years ago at a pipe show from Steve and Roswitha Anderson of S&R Woodcrafts of Ohio."
Click the pipe pic for a larger version, and click Cynthia’s to see thefull gallery.