- May 8, 2019
I was going to suggest the same - Hardy fly reels are legendary and sought after by collectors.Rolando, I think the value lies not in the pipe per se but in its association with Hardy's, a world famous seller of fishing tackle (for a brief history of the firm see: Hardy - A Short History - https://www.hardyfishing.com/pages/hardy-history). My guess is that the buyer was an angler who wants it for the Hardy name, whether or not they happen to be a pipe smoker.
As for the pipe, it was made by John Higgins & Co. I discussed Higgins and his company a few times over the last five years, most recently in a post last month (see: Please Help ID this Old Clay. :: Pipe Talk - https://pipesmagazine.com/forums/threads/please-help-id-this-old-clay.85176/#post-36400115).
Really wanted this but got busy with work and forgot about it. IMHO it went cheap. TOP LOEWE & Co. LONDON SPECIAL GRAIN STRAIGHT GRAIN no Filter | eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOP-LOEWE-Co-LONDON-SPECIAL-GRAIN-STRAIGHT-GRAIN-no-Filter-/384331928405?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
Jon, thanks for posting that pricelist.
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If I could have picked it up for decent price, I would have had Rich Lewis do a hand cut Cumberland stem for it.The way the stain around the top looks like it had been stripped off, suggesting topping to me too. But why do all that and leave the stem looking like hell?
Al,Interesting early Comoy's shape (meer lined it appears). 1907? Stem, who knows but the button looks orific.
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<p>Unusual Antique Silver Mounted Henri Comoy Comoys EHHT 1907 Chunky Estate Pipe</p><br /><p>The hallmark to the silver is H.C Anchor Lion h. For Henri Comoy 1907.</p><br /><p>There is a stamp to the side which is a Maltese cross bearing the letters EHHT I am not sure what this means possibly a...www.ebay.com
I've been shaking my head with some disbelief at this one's astonishing final price. The 1937 coronation was by equal measures a big deal and something of a fiasco for English luxury good makers. This because of the unexpected abdication of Edward VIII on 10-11 December 1936 with ceremonies scheduled for 12 May. Every imaginable kind of souvenir for every budget were in the works--mugs with royal portraits and coats of arms, etched crystal decanters, porcelain tea sets, beautiful wrought sterling silver objects for desk and table, medals.This Dunhill went for $3,716.
Up for your consideration is a DUNHILL ROOT BRIAR 1937 T36 KING GEORGE VI CORONATION ESTATE PIPE IN OG BOX. On the front of the bowl there is an engraved red crown and the date 1937. This is the date King George VI was coronated.www.ebay.com