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    Dating A Buffed Dunhill

    Wow--really strange, and I suppose kind of neat. But now you know for sure, 1937. A great buy. Well done!
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    My Mixture 965

    If the tins have been carefully stored, and their seals intact, LUCKY lucky you--although you almost certain mean "My Mixture 965." One can assume there must once have been a "365," but its formula would in all probability date from Dunhill's very first years in business--1905-1910 (when 965...
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    Dunhill: Shell Briar vs. Shell

    Like most things to do with Dunhill nomenclature, any discussion of the use or omission of the word Briar pretty quickly gets both numbingly complicated and appears to involve at least some inconsistency. What is apparently straightforward is both "Shell" and "Shell Briar" were both in use from...
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    Dunhill: Shell Briar vs. Shell

    Quite so, chasingembers. I very much ought to have written, neither. Or that it was a distinction without a difference. But I simply could not resist the temptation of a 3-letter-long reply.
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    Dating A Buffed Dunhill

    Even with heavy buffing duly noted (apparently obliterating one side of the shank but not the othe), the nomenclature is definitely a bit weird (which happens). For instance, it is difficult to imagine quite where the actual full Canada patent number could have appeared (since the number 2 is...
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    Show Off Your Dunhill Pipes Here!

    The narrow issue here that has intrigued quite a number of what might be called Dunhill pipe antiquarians-- is what the rules might have been about English merchants' use of royal warrants, and the specific details of what they were obligated to do when a monarch who'd publicly endorsed them...
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    Show Off Your Dunhill Pipes Here!

    A stunning pair in every way! But for at least some completely obsessive Dunhill geeks the potentially thrilling fact about your birth year set (given how extraordinarily unlikely it is that you're wrong about the date) might be the "late King George" royal warrant of the case lining FIVE full...
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    Top B &M shops in New York?

    Another reliably polarizing topic, I fear, is New York. But one I cannot resist. My first experience of New York was a trip from California as a child staying at the Warwick on 54th Street and 6th Avenue (a sentimental favorite of my father's for its long past theater world associations). In...
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    FS Dunhill Murray Era Classics--NIGHTCAP! EARLY MORNING PIPE! APERITIF! and more 08/11/2021

    I believe the occasional "bump" is not too obnoxious.
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    FS Dunhill Murray Era Classics--NIGHTCAP! EARLY MORNING PIPE! APERITIF! and more 08/11/2021

    While I continue to await the world of contemporary art museum and gallery shows to return to something resembling pre-COVID "normalcy" and to more generously supporting my jones for an occasional new pipe or tobacco acquisition, I have taken note that even my favorite Saturday morning shark...
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    Intermediate/Novice Pipe Smoker from UK

    Of course, if your inspiration is Sherlock Holmes, and you're serious about pipes, there are some who'd say, forget Robert Downey Jr, drop whatever you might be doing, and find some Basil Rathbone Sherlocks. I'll concede that some may be of the opinion that the various recent iterations of the...
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    Intermediate/Novice Pipe Smoker from UK

    Welcome from the fashionable waterfront of Brooklyn.
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    The Secondary Market = Comic Relief

    I’ve hemmed and hawed for a couple of days about weighing in on the always touchy, somewhat divisive subject of vintage tobacco and the trading thereof at premium prices. And so tender my apologies in advance to anyone I inadvertently offend. To everyone else, I tender my apologies for posting...
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    Restricted Item and EBay Global Shipping

    Sorry if my rambling narrative was unclear--After confiscation, Pitney Bowes evidently sold the confiscated bottle to a local joblot outfit (rather than destroying it). And then (obviously without letting me or the original seller know they'd done so), these guys using photos and the description...
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    Restricted Item and EBay Global Shipping

    Just to chime in, late to the party to be sure, I absolutely LOATH the Global Shipping Program and Pitney Bowes especially with UK items bound for the US: even on their best behavior, I've found them expensive, slow, unreliable, careless and totally uninformed about (as well as completely...
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    Estervals To Recommence Shipping to USA [5.23.21]

    Really excellent news, and great work! And, with a little luck, likely to be a much better deal in terms of speed, reliability and cost than Esterval's longstanding shipment options of either about $50 for glacially slow "economy" shipping, or $125 and up for express service. Bravo!
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    FS: Dunhill Murray-Era 1997-2000 Nightcap, EMP, and Aperitif 4/17/2021

    Since old Dunhill classic blends have not been on offer here or elsewhere this past month, I thought it might not be too obnoxious of me to indicate that all three blends blends remains available. PMs promptly answered. g
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    I've Found My Kind of Dunhill -The Classic 197

    A beauty! Congratulations.