- Dec 29, 2013
Based on the nomenclature, did I buy a fake 1980s Sasieni?
No insult intended, just making a point that fakes are made with profit in mind. Pipes that go for modest amounts on the secondary market are not targets for being faked.Haha. Well, thanks. That helps. I will enjoy my expensive genuine basket pipe then!
https://pipedia.org/wiki/SasieniThe nomenclature changed again in 1986, with the sale of the company to the Post-Transition firm. The three line nomenclature was changed to two lines, with the first reading “Sasieni 4 Dot” and the second identifying the finish, e.g. Natural, Walnut, or Ruff Root. Note how 4 Dot is spelled, using an Arabic numeral 4, as opposed to spelling out the word “four”. This is the easiest way to spot a Post-Transition Sasieni, as the new company has used both script and block lettering to spell the word “Sasieni” on the shank.
So 52G (Giant?, most likely) the Hurlingham shape.When the company was sold in 1979, one of the first things the new owners did was to eliminate the town names from the shanks. The dots were enlarged yet further, and the Sasieni name, though still done in script, was larger, as was the rest of the shank nomenclature, which in all other ways was similar to the Pre-Transition nomenclature. While these pipes are not as collectible as the family made pipes, they were made with care and are high quality.