- Apr 6, 2015
Well, I've been looking for a 499 for a while. This one came up on eBay a short time ago and I got it for about $20. It's a good score, considering a similar second(The St. James) of this model sold for over $100. This one was made for Leonard Pipe shop, stamped Dover Deluxe with the old Comoy's Made in England stamp, which should date it to late '30s-'40s. I read an article that said Leonard's was known for having high grade pipes made for their shop by well known makers. I'll post some more pics when I get time for the restoration. Hopefully soon!