SP Dunhill No Date Code?

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macaroni

Lifer
Oct 28, 2020
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I saw this Dunhill Bulldog today on Smoking Pipes US, item # 004-002-34545, but I don't see a date code. Perhaps my bifocals aren't helping me that much today LOL!

Do you see a date code? Any other things missing on the imprinting that one might normally see? I'm not interested in buying another pipe right now but I like seeing prices below $200 on a Dunhill if I were. Maybe it has a replacement stem and I missed that, but I check a few times? Just curious.
kindly
mike
 

georged

Lifer
Mar 7, 2013
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Stamping anomalies are not common with Dunhill, but neither are they rare.

Dates especially, because (presumably) of the warranty thing.

Zero doubt that the stummel is "real".

The stem has a few tells that would mean it's a replacement, but given that the pipe was very probably made in the 1970's which was low-tide period for workmanship at Dunhill, AND the limitations of having only a few two-dimensional views of it (as opposed to examining it in hand), I cannot say for certain.
 

macaroni

Lifer
Oct 28, 2020
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Texas
@georged - George, thanks for chiming in. It's always a pleasure to read your posts and watch you videos. BTW--I saw the video of the Hunter Kitty and the roll of toilet paper last night and it was great! LOL

Thanks again!
kindly
mike