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BROBS

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ebay! the hard part is most people listing the stuff don't know and the pics are really bad oftentimes.
 
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olkofri

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I see. I also saw that SPC doesn't list year of manufacture for their estates; it'd be nice if they did.
 

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olkofri

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Hmm, looks like some do have the year. Guess it'll be a matter of keeping an eye out then. Thx!
 

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Really only pipes with silver adornment or dunhills can be dated. Dunhill started doing it for warranty, but now who knows why they still do it.
 
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Sounds like Dunhill is about the only pipe that can be dated accurately. I would love to find a birthyear pipe but 1941 would be hard to find. Any suggestions from members?
 
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hauntedmyst

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I'm still looking for my 1963 Dunhill 6103 pipe. One day I'll find her.

Really only pipes with silver adornment or dunhills can be dated. Dunhill started doing it for warranty, but now who knows why they still do it.
For the same reason and because they recognise it's lead to them being the one of if not the most collected pipe brands.

Sounds like Dunhill is about the only pipe that can be dated accurately. I would love to find a birthyear pipe but 1941 would be hard to find. Any suggestions from members?
I'd suggest reading pipedia and learning some of the Dunhill date coding. ebay is your greatest resource for estate pipes but it's worth checking forum sponsors for their estates. I'd let pipestud know what you are looking for so he can keep an eye out.

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Bengel

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Sounds like Dunhill is about the only pipe that can be dated accurately. I would love to find a birthyear pipe but 1941 would be hard to find. Any suggestions from members?
Peterson silver has hallmarks, so at least you can narrow it down to when the silver was graded, if that window is close enough :)
 

lightmybriar

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Sounds like Dunhill is about the only pipe that can be dated accurately. I would love to find a birthyear pipe but 1941 would be hard to find. Any suggestions from members?
I may have a 1941 in my collection. I will check later today if I get the time.
 

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