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bayareabriar

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Boxes I can sometimes dig up, cases and sleeves generally not. What era are you looking for?

Have you reviewed the fairly complete runs of catalogs floating around? That might be a decent chronological source.
I’m interested in boxes from 20s to 1980s and the respective sleeves used in them. I have not reviewed them! Could you point me in the right direction? I like also the sleuthing and historical factor involved. Example when the ole lady became queen and the writing that changed on the boxes.
 
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Thanks. I saw that, but the only 'label' on this case is the 'Dunhill White Spot' label which appears to be modern, and both sides of the case are velour. The silk-lined cases followed the information you posted, making them easier to figure out date ranges.
It does say some of these were made in the 60's. It could have been re-lined by dunhill at some point as well. The hole in top is correct, so it looks legit.
 

runscott

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It does say some of these were made in the 60's. It could have been re-lined by dunhill at some point as well. The hole in top is correct, so it looks legit.
Yeah, the patent info and 'Dunhill London' made me feel good about it. I'd love to see that info as stamped on a 1920's case, compared to when they quit using it. It may not have varied much.
 

Ahi Ka

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Yeah, the patent info and 'Dunhill London' made me feel good about it. I'd love to see that info as stamped on a 1920's case, compared to when they quit using it. It may not have varied much.
I’m not sure if this is what you are asking, but here is one which is with a pipe from 1928. I have also seen that Dunhill the white spot logo in the inside of a case of an older pipe, I forget where though, maybe one of Todd’s listings??

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sablebrush52

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I thought about bidding on that Barling, but I couldn’t help but wonder if the mouthpiece was missing. I have seen cased Barlings with albatross bone extensions, but they all had an additional mouthpiece/stem. I’m just not well versed enough to pull the trigger on something like this without knowing more.
I did bid on it and yes, the mouthpiece is missing. But its a simpler affair than the sterling mounts.
 
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sablebrush52

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I’m interested in boxes from 20s to 1980s and the respective sleeves used in them. I have not reviewed them! Could you point me in the right direction? I like also the sleuthing and historical factor involved. Example when the ole lady became queen and the writing that changed on the boxes.
One of the fun facts about Barling boxes is that they can be dated within a 5 year period if the label on the interior side of the lid is still attached. They tell you how many years Barling had been in business, and they were updated every five years.
 

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Lifer
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I’m not sure if this is what you are asking, but here is one which is with a pipe from 1928. I have also seen that Dunhill the white spot logo in the inside of a case of an older pipe, I forget where though, maybe one of Todd’s listings??

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Case arrived. I really thought it would fit a little apple I have, but the stem on my pipe is way too thick.

The pipe itself is mid-30's or earlier - Dunhill's "Shell" stamp is all I can make out other than 'England' below. So I guess the case is older than I thought, but will sit until I find a pipe that fits in it.
 
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Here's a pipe that should be interesting to Pete Geeks: it's a plateau with an 'almost Dunmore' shank treatment. I have one of these and always wondered if someone did the treatment after purchasing the pipe, as all other 'Plato' examples we've seen have plateau at the shank end. Seeing a second one makes me think it was done at the factory. Mine is also mostly straight, so the treatment makes sense, as showing the plateau at the shank end would usually only be possible on pipes with a more acute bend.

Peterson’s Plato Plateau Irish Estate Pipe | eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/335358914420

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runscott

Lifer
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I'm surprised someone paid $611 for this rare Sasieni, give its condition.


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That's funny. After we discussed this pipe in an earlier thread, I set up a search to find it on ebay, and never did. Yet here it is.

That does sound way high, but if you were collecting examples of every Sasieni stem, you'd have to go high on this one. They never show up. Hopefully the winner doesn't send it to a repairman who sends it back with a perfect new stem, having thrown the original in the trash.

I hope the new owner is a member here and we can discuss.
 
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That's funny. After we discussed this pipe in an earlier thread, I set up a search to find it on ebay, and never did. Yet here it is.

That does sound way high, but if you were collecting examples of every Sasieni stem, you'd have to go high on this one. They never show up. Hopefully the winner doesn't send it to a repairman who sends it back with a perfect new stem, having thrown the original in the trash.

I hope the new owner is a member here and we can discuss.
George would make a perfect stem, even better than the original, and trash this one.
 

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George would make a perfect stem, even better than the original, and trash this one.
Agreed. That one still had the plumbing. I'm sure George could replicate a new stem to accept it, but I've found on Patent era Sasieni's smoking with the stinger is too restrictive and too open removed (much like Grand Slam Comoy's). You can overcome the too open draw with appropriate packing.

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George would make a perfect stem, even better than the original, and trash this one.
I have an 'eight dot' that had a worse bit than this one. A pipe-making friend couldn't understand why I would want to keep it. Maybe this doesn't make sense to some, but I wanted the original eight dots. I could see making a perfect replacement and just storing the original stem along with the pipe, but not throwing it away. I don't know how to make stems so I just repaired the original.
 
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I have an 'eight dot' that had a worse bit than this one. A pipe-making friend couldn't understand why I would want to keep it. Maybe this doesn't make sense to some, but I wanted the original eight dots. I could see making a perfect replacement and just storing the original stem along with the pipe, but not throwing it away. I don't know how to make stems so I just repaired the original.
I'd definitely have to save the original (I suspect Orlando meant replace & save vs discard it)

At a $600 purchase, with a $200 replacement stem,I suppose it would be worth $800 to a collector to own and enjoy it.

The scorched rim is that area that's more difficult to fix and retain originality.
 
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I have an 'eight dot' that had a worse bit than this one. A pipe-making friend couldn't understand why I would want to keep it. Maybe this doesn't make sense to some, but I wanted the original eight dots. I could see making a perfect replacement and just storing the original stem along with the pipe, but not throwing it away. I don't know how to make stems so I just repaired the original.
Makes perfect sense to me !