An Everyman's LC?

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lightmybriar

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Greetings, all!
Like many others, I love the Dunhill LC shape. I understand that they are pretty difficult to come by, and even then, they are very pricey. I know of a few modern day carvers who make their own versions, and they are very beautiful...but that route is still a little above my budget at the moment. Does anybody know of any runs from other brands that make a similar shape? I know there is the Peterson Rathbone and XL20 which are based somewhat on the LC, and while I do love those shapes, they don't quite scratch the same itch.
Thank you!

 

ssjones

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A seller at the NY show had a 1920's LC, $1500 was the asking price.
I can't recall any other shape with the exact swan-neck shank as the LC. A Dunhill shape 120 is about as close as it gets and they are much more attainable.
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Personally, I think the older Peterson 69 shape is closer to the LC than the XL20.

Sasieni Viscount Lascelles also are in that shape range, but they can be a bit dear as well (probably on average, a little higher than a 120)
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lightmybriar

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W O W ! Are all those yours? Those are all beautiful. Thanks for the pictures. I really like the 120, although, as I imagined, it still just isn't quite right haha. It sure is close enough when comparing prices though! Thanks again for the great shots and information!

 

voorhees

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I had a great little 1926 Dunhill 120, I sold it for $300+. It was on the small side, probably a group 2. They are a great shape.

 

lightmybriar

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I'll be keeping my eye open then for a 120. I think that's as close as I'll be getting for a while, and that isn't too bad of a settle! Very nice looking pipes indeed.

 

skaukatt

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Here's a few of mine, 120's with a swan neck stem, a birthyear pipe 1961:

Not so much a swan here:



 

agnosticpipe

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Recently got this old WDC for my wife. Cleaned up nice and she loves it! Never seen this shape from WDC before.


 

lightmybriar

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Wow guys, fantastic looking pipes. I'm surprised as I personally haven't seen many like these, so I figured they were pretty rare. I guess I'm just not looking in the right places!

 

buroak

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There are bent pipes and there are swan neck pipes. If you want the swan neck of an LC at an affordable price, then this may be your pipe: http://www.4noggins.com/Ben-Wade-Calabash-c.1970.aspx
Actually, $135 for an estate specimen is high. Keep your eyes on eBay. These show up pretty regularly.
By the way, I think the Peterson Rathbone's shape is best described as Dead Swan Neck. I like Peterson pipes, but I won't pretend the Rathbone pays honest homage to the LC.

 

buroak

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Here's another nice resource on the LC: http://www.pipephil.eu/logos/en/infos/dunhillLC-comp.html

 

dmcmtk

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Some great looking pipes here everyone, you guts are on FIRE! I don't own a LC. Sasieni Viscount Lascelles, yes. A WDC just like Mr. Orley's, yes. Comoy's shape 42, yes. :D

 
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