Taylor-Era Ashton Sovereign (With A Special Surprise)

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mtwaller

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I recently purchased this one from Smoker’s Haven, and it’s really a lovely looking pipe. I haven’t smoked it yet, so we shall see how it performs.

I bought it based upon the listed information, which said there was no date code on the pipe. After emailing the seller, it turns out there is indeed a date code: “9”. This beauty was hand crafted by Bill Taylor in 1989, which just so happens to be the year I was born. I just scored myself a birth year Ashton Sovereign!

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mtwaller

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What a great looking pipe! That's also my favorite shape so I'm a bit biased. Great score!
Thank you! It’s funny, I used to abhor this shape, but now I think it is just sublime. I recently got my first Rhodesian, a newer Ashton, and it’s the finest pipe I own.
 

mso489

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A classic indeed. Congrats. And a birth year pipe, no less; what are the chances?
 
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