SM Frank or Wally Frank - Any Info / Help?

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peteguy

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I have a pipe that is stamped Frank Italian Briar on one side and Champion on the other. In reading about SM Frank on pipedia I see a quick mention about Frank in the same line as Kaywoodie, Yello Bole, Medico etc. On the pipe logo site it has a Frank listing with the same script stamp and it has Wally Frank next to it.

Does anyone have any idea on who the maker really is and what years they were made? Thank you.
 

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mso489

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I think SM Frank used to be a major pipe maker of several brands, but I don't have the history. U.S. factory pipes have all but disappeared. Kaywoodie does some, and Dr. Grabow may be the biggest, but it is a fading breed.
 

peteguy

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Thanks mso. Due to the lack of response I am getting the feeling it isn't worth much. Off to auction it goes.
 

peteguy

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There are two pics of the stamping. Sorry if they aren't visible for you.
 

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