Sterncrest LHS Sterling Silver Rhodium "Diamond T"?

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webbb01

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Oct 24, 2012
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I am looking at a vintage Sterncrest LHS Rhodium, the silver band does not have LHS in the diamond, rather, it has a T. Also, it does not have "Imported briar" stamped on the briar. Any idea as to its vintage?


 

papipeguy

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LHS pipes were made in Brooklyn, NY and were popular with GI's during WW II. They ceased production in about 1960. So, I'd say your pipe is from 1944-1960. BTW, the retail price for your pipe in 1944 was $5.00.

 

webbb01

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Thanks papipeguy! The Sterncrest pipes I've seen before have the LHS insode the diamond, I've not seem one with the T inside the diamond. Any thoughts on what that represents?

 

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papipeguy

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If what I read is accurate you pipe was made from imported briar and the diamond logo was considered their top of the line. Here's what I found on pipedia.
http://pipedia.org/wiki/LHS

 

lawmax3

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Interesting information. I have a pipe with the same silver stamping.

On the shank it has LHS in a diamond with Sterncrest underneath it and imported briar on the opposite side of the shank. I was not sure when they were made.

Thanks for posting.

 
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