GBD Sauvage #1214205
The pipe is large for a GBD and could qualify as a Dunhill Grp.
6 in size.  The cut is very good, too.  Carvings do not attract me
as a rule, but on this piece, they just work well.  It is definitely
an all-around handsome briar.  The cond. is very good, despite
some little charring at the inner edge of the chamber rim &
there are shallow tooth marks on the stem, top & bottom.  The
draw is open and the stem is flat and comfortable.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 50 grams. $45.
Pre-Republic Peterson London & Dublin #121459 (SOLD)
Some were made in London, but this one is stamped as having
been made in Ireland.  Shape # is 493 and the cond. is very
good, with just a hint of wear on the inner rim.  The stem is
mark-free & the draw is open for a P-lip.  Large Grp. 4 in size.
5.8" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. Used. $110.
Patent Number Sasieni Four Dot #615256 (SOLD 12/21/17)
Those 4 dots came out great in the photo, but the truth is that
the top dot, in the diamond, is sort of missing, by which I mean
the dots in this case seem to be little blue/green beads that
were put in holes, and the top hole is there, of course, but not
the bead that was originally in there.  Still, it's clearly an original
stem, in marvelous condition with no tooth marks.  Further, this
pipe has that fish-tail script "Sasieni" plus a Pat. # below that.
The nomenclature is dulled by buffing, but most of it is legible &
the bowl & chamber are in very good condition.  Used.
5.45" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $175.
Peterson's 1988 Dublin Millenium #121482 (SOLD 12/29/17
Drilled a bit high, sure, but this is a full bent with exc. Bird's Eye
on one side of the bowl & decent cross grain running down the
front of the tall bowl.  The pipe is unsmoked and if you want, I
do believe I still have the original box and probably sleeve, too.
4.8" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 66 grams. $125.
Ashton XX Pebble Grain #1112127
Silly me, I forgot to photograph the other side of the bowl.  No
matter, really, on this well grained sandblast.  The briar is
clearly hard and the blast displays tight grain all around.  The
cond. is exc. for both stem, bowl & chamber.  It's a Grp. 4 in size
& the draw is open.  I think it's from 1992, 'cause there's a "12"
after the "England," but there's also an extra 2 before the "12.
5.75" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grans. Used. $165
1992Dunhill Shell #1214190CO
The condition is near-new and it's a Grp. 5 in size, although
being a smallish style, it still isn't a large pipe.  Used.
5.85" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $165.
Peterson's Standard System #1214229
Shape # 314, and also a Grp. 3 in size.  The condition of this
pipe is excellent & maybe better than that, the draw is quite
open.  There are fills, but this is simply a standard Pete &
doesn't aspire to greatness.  Used.
4.75" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $35.
Pre-Transition Barling's Make #8998
An EXEL, or Grp. 5, in size, with a shape # of 1663.  Besides the
brand name & size & shape number, there is no other stamping
on the shank, not even a country designation.  Although the
bowl & inner chamber are in very good cond., there is only the
faintest of the original crossed "Barling" logo on the stem. Used.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $175.
Ferndown Bark Two Star Silver Spigot #1021115BK
I think I heard that Les Woods, the maker/owner of Ferndown
retired.  Regardless, there are few enough Silver Spigots that
this is one of the few available that I saw when looking for a
price comparison.  In fact, I'm not sure I saw any that were listed
on the sites I explored.  This is Grp. 5 size, with an open draw &
to be clear, what I would consider a high button.  It is quite light
considering the amount of silver it is sporting.  Vulcanite.  New.
5.9" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $375.
Peterson's Deluxe #1112196AG (SOLD)
Shape # 3S & the "S" might mean small as this is a Grp. 3 in
size.  The cond. is exc.and the pipe has good cross grain, as
you can see in the photos.  The silver hallmark, a stylized "N"
appears to be from 1979.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $75.
Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  

(650) 965-7403
Pre-Transition Barling's EL #21431
This pipe is in such good condition, that it's a shame that it was two
major cosmetic flaws.  The one issue is the damage to the outside
of the rim as pictured on the top right.  Obviously, the damage
done had nothing to do with the smoking of the pipe.  Secondly,
the stem which is probably original based on what I can see & feel,
does not have the Barling's logo, indicating it was buffed off.  It's a
Grp. 3 or small 4 in size.  The nomenclature is clean and crisp and
the shape # is 329.  This will smoke like a good, old Barling.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $150.
1990 Ashton 3X Sovereign #518173BK
Whatever "3X" might mean on paper, in the reality of my fist, it
means Grp. 5.  Am I imagining things, or does the Apple shape,
when done well, suggest "smoke me" more strongly than other
pipes?  This is one of Bill Taylor's beauties and will stand in
commemoration of his talents and his legacy to us.  Unsmoked.
5.8" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $425.
1937 Barling's Ye Olde Wood 51800
It's nice stemwork, but it's not original stemwork, so I have no
idea how to price this gem.  The bowl is in very good cond., with
just a touch of wear on the inner rim.  The nomenclature on
both stem and silver are in exc., crisp condition.  The letter
revealing the date is a "B" and the initials of the Barling boys
are also on the silver.  It is a Grp. 4 in size, the draw is wide
open, so it should smoke great.  All that remains is for you to
find an old Barling's stem with logo somewhat intact.  Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $185.
Sasieni Four Dot Natural #8966JS
A Grp. 5 family era "Buckingham."  The "Natural" designation is
rare enough to have been acquired only 5 times by a collector
who had over 300 Sasienis at one time.    The cond. is very
good, with just some carbon residue on the inner making it less
than perfect.  There are some very minor dings on the bowl, as
befits a pipe of this vintage.  The stem has no more than minor
tooth chatter (to be buffed out, I'm sure). Open draw.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 49 grams. Used. $215.
2001 Dunhill Grp. 2 shell #121474 (SOLD 12/26/17)
No way this is just a Grp. 2 in size.  It is certainly a Grp. 3 in
size & wouldn't turn heads if they called it a Grp. 4.  Perhaps I
am mis-reading the shape number, 2103, as the Grp. size.  
They could also have called this a Shilling Grain, or a Ring
Grain blast.  The cond. is exc. The draw is open.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. $135.
Barling's Make Ye Olde Wood #26753
The bowl, the rim, the chamber, the nomenclature are all in
exc. cond.  The shape # is a 3 digit 233 and the size is
stamped as EL.  It's about the size and shape of a Dunhill LB.  
The draw is wide-open, but the stem is almost assuredly new,
and the stem logo is definitely newly minted.   Vulcanite. Used
6" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $225.
Upshall P #111278
This is a large pipe with an inner chamber diameter that is just
shy of 1".  The cond. is exc., with an open draw & construction
that makes it easy for a cleaner to go right through to the bowl.
The vulcanite stem is original, with the "JU" logo on the top &
nothing more than very minor tooth chatter on the stem bottom.
6.5" long, bowl 2.6" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. Used.  $110.
Ashton XXX Pebble Grain #1214170CO
I'm not hip to the new nomenclature on Ashtons, but I think the
"212" stamped on the shank bottom might mean this freehand-
style pipe was made in 2012.  It's a Grp. 5 in size, with an open
draw and near-new condition.  It takes a cleaner to the very
bottom of the chamber.  It has a deep, ring grain blast.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $175.
Peterson's Premier #108260
There is carbon residue on the rim, but if there is any actual
wear, it is minute.  The size is either large Grp. 3 or small 4.
There are very noticeable teeth marks on top & bottom of stem,
but none of them threaten to go through & compromise the
integrity of the stem, which has an inlaid gold "P."  Used
5.95" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 31 grams. $55.
1983 Dunhill Chestnut #1214209  (RESERVED)
This is a Grp. 3, which seems small, but it accurate according to
the Dunhill size template. The cond. is exc., except for a touch
of a burn on a spot at the outer edge of the rim.  The result of a
stray match or lighter, I suppose.  The chamber is like new.  
5.3" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $145.
1937 Dunhill Shell #1214254ME
The bowl and the blast are in very good cond.  The nomencla-
ture is considerably worn, but enough remains to discern the
year.  It's a Grp. 5 in size.  The stem is from the correct era, but
is not original and does not fit perfectly flat on the bottom where
the stem meets the shank.  It's off by a silly little millimeter. Used.
5.9" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. $325
Barling Guinea Grain #11283
A touch of wear is visible at one part of the inner bowl rim,
and the logo on the stem is freshly stamped.  The "Barling"
is in script; family era Guinea Grains employ a "Barling's,"
with an apostrophe 's'.  The 4 digit shape number is 5294
so the conclusion is that this is post family production.   It
appears to be a Grp. 4 in size with a wide-open draw.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight:1oz., 27 grams. $75.
George Huybrecht London Castle #61548CO
I am more than tempted to call this a 'quaint' shape, although I
don't know what that means, although to me it means an old,
English-style shape such as produced by the Ben Wade pipes
produced in their Leeds factory, or some of the old BBBs.  This
pipe's shape is hardly represented by current pipe makers.  The
thick shank and somewhat bulbous bowl suggest a Rhodesian.
Wide-open draw, vulcanite stem & a large Grp. 4 size.  New.
5.25" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 60 grams. $145.
1968 Dunhill LBS Root #21863
The carbon on the rim looks far worse in the photos, I think,
than it does in person.  There is little wear on the rim.  The
poorest part of the pipe is the buffed down nomenclature, but
even there, every letter and number is legible.  The stem is in
excellent condition, and the cross-grain is pretty good.  Used.
6.25" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $265.
Dunhill Shell Shape #10882CO
The shape # is 3205, so this must have sold as a Grp. 3 in size,
but it is clearly a full-fledged 4, so right away, you're a leg up if
you get this Dunhill.  In fact, I can almost fit my thumb into the
chamber.  The year of production, stamped after the "England"
is blurry, but I'm going to guess it's a 1998.  At any rate, it's
from the '90's and is unsmoked, with the tube still in the shank.
Even with the tube in, the draw is wide-open.  Thick walls &
nice, pronounced blast, too.  New.
5.65" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $315
1989 Dunhill Tan Shell #121409 (RESERVED)
Grp. 5 in size, and in exc. cond. with the exception of some small
amount of carbon residue on the rim, which I don't consider a
detraction on a blast as it is inevitable on a used shell finish.  
For those with a bent for detail, the shape # is 5213.  Used.5.5"
long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 56 grams. $150.
1999 XX Ashton Pebble Grain #518305
XX makes this a Grp. 5 in size.  The blast is very good & the
draw is wide-open.  While the nomenclature pinpoints the date
of production as 1999, the date on the sterling ferrule says
2000.  The pipe is unsmoked.  
5.75" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $315.
2000 Ashton XX Sovereign #1021126TF
Nicely darkened by someone who loved smoking this pipe, and
also cared enough about it to take very good care to keep it in
fine condition, with but a touch of wear on the inner rim of the
chamber.  The stem is bite-mark free and the draw is open.
Don't aromatics used here.  Ashtonite stem. Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $210.
Ashton 25th Anniversary Pebble Grain #1214149CO SOLD
As you can see, this Grp. 5 size Billiard comes in a fitted case &
is adorned with a sterling band that proclaims this to be both
the 25th anniversary release (1983-2008) & a limited edition.
The pipe is unsmoked & has a wide-open draw as well as a
tight blast.  If it matters, the pipe sits up on its flat bottom.  New.
5.8" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $345.
Pre-Transition Barling's Special EXEL #101470AG
The pipe shape # is 447 and the residue of the original stem is
visible.  Also, the cond. is exc., with a very clean stem and bowl
rim.  If there is any drawback to this pipe, I think that the thick-
ness of the wall is not in proper proportion the the diameter of
the chamber.  I would guess that the pipe might thus smoke
hot.  Yet, the pipe is used and there is no hot, or dark, spots on
bowl, so one can presume it does not smoke hot.  
5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $195
BBB #89-024SR
The stamping on the band does not add up to a hallmark date,
so I don't know the exact year of this pipe, but the hole at the
end of the stem indicates a very old pipe, as does the sold
"BBB" stamped on the shank, without any other identifying info.
It is a Grp. 2 in size.  Other than the wear on the rim, the pipe is
in excellent cond.  You can see the diamond outline of the BBB
logo on the stem, but the letters have been buffed off. Used.
5" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $135.
1995 Dunhill Amber Root Group 2 #218219BK
This seems more like a Group 3 in size to me, & to the Dunhill
template I use to judge these things, but that aside, it's a sweet
pipe, with a brindle stem, a wide-open draw and pretty good
cross grain. a flake-centric pipe?  Maybe. Unsmoked.
5.1" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 3/4 oz., 22 grams. $415
Peterson Filter #1112-155PJ (SOLD 1/12/18)
As the shank is fairly thin, I was surprised to see the "filter"
name on the shank, so I took the pipe apart and the tenon can
take what appears to be a 6mm filter.  It's a Grp. 4 size with a
well open draw, esp. considering the P-lip.  Happily, this
chamber is uncoated, which might be a rarity for Peterson.  The
grain is solid all around, although the carving could be a
distraction for some.  But it looks like a good smoke.  New.
5.7" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $65.
2000 Dunhill Shell #121414 (SOLD)
This Grp. 4 is in near-new condition.  This is not a standard
shape and thus does not have a shape number.  Somehow, just
that little absence makes the area on the shank look sparsely
inhabited.  It does have a "dunhill" stamped in an oval.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $150.
1967 Dunhill LBS Root Briar #416169SR
The cross grain and Bird's Eye on this pipe are terrific, and the
condition of the pipe is very good, with only a little wear on the
inner rim of the chamber.  There is also a tooth mark on the
bottom of the stem.  It is a Group 4 in size, but it is still large.
5.9" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $325.
Charatan Selected #111259
With a little wear visible on the inner rim, you can't say that this
is in excellent condition, but that wear can't detract from the
very solid nature of the pipe.  Let's call it substantial.  The
chamber walls are plenty thick enough for the chamber
diameter & the shank is good & strong.  It does have the Lane
"L" on it and the draw is open.  Grp. 6 in size.  Used.
5.65" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 62 grams. $145.
Larrysson #89153CO
I've heard the name and I'm favorably impressed by what I see
here, but I don't know the pipe maker, and a brief internet
search didn't reveal a whole lot other than his shapes covered
a breadth of styles.  I can't even tell if he's still making pipes as
his web site reveals nothing much.  The pipe maker's name,
BTW, is Paul Hubartt, and sometimes he made pipes in Indiana
and sometimes in England.  This pipe is dated 2010 and is a
Grp. 5 in size, or a tad larger, with a wide-open draw and an
uncoated bowl & brindle stem, fairly wide but flat & comfortable.
5.7" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. New. $295.
Dunhill Shell with Silver Cap #10878CO (SOLD 1/7/18)
The shape # is 4102, indicating a Grp. 4 in size, and so it is.
The wind cap is, of course sterling and original, with the "AD"
stamped on it, although you might need a lens to discern it.
The condition is excellent & the draw is open.  The stamping of
the year is blurry; it might be a 1990 or a 1996.  Used.
5.35" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $325.
Royal Comoy's #1112-91
I forgot to photograph the other side of the bowl, but it's fine...
not as good straight grain, but certainly good flame grain & no
bald spots.  You get a view of it when I try to show the front of
the bowl in the pic on the bottom right.  It's a Grp. 4 size & as
you can see, the stem is a replacement and thus there is no "C"
on it.  The cond. is very good, if not excellent and the draw is
open. It's old enough to have "US Pat." & a number on the un-
photographed side, along with a round "Made in England" but
no "London." (buffed down, but not out).  Used.
5.5" long., bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $75.
Ashton LX Sovereign #102164BK
The pipe is in exc. cond., but maybe the first thing to know about it
is that the front of the bowl has much better grain than shows in
this head-on photo.  I guess it's because of reflective light.  I think
the year is 1997, but the "17" which would indicate that year is
stamped in an unusual spot on the shank, so I'm not sure. Used.
6" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2.75 oz., 77 grams. $350
Peterson Sherlock Holmes Series #1214139 (SOLD 1/6/18)
I think everyone who might be interested in this pipe is familiar
enough with the sherlock Holmes series so that I don't have to
do much explaining.  This is the Watson and the condition is
'like new.'  It's a Peterson, and it does have fills. Used.
5.75" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 80 grams. $85.
George Huybrecht London Castle #61560CO
Again, what I would call a 'quaint' shape in a Grp. 4 sized pipe.
The draw is open & the simple nomenclature says "London
Castel" & "G. Huybrecht."  The briar is without fills & with a flat
bottom, it sits solidly.  A handsome, inexpensive piece of
British pipe making history.  Unsmoked.
5.75" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $150.
Larrysson #89222FT
Made in 2009, this pipe is in exc. cond.  It hints strongly at
Charatan influence, most noticeably in its design excesses.  
Despite thick walls, the tobacco chamber is very narrow, just
over 6/10" making it difficult to fill the bowl.  Well, difficult for me
because the pipe has been smoked, although not a lot. Used.
5.6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. $225.
2000 Dunhill Shell #1214185CO
Not many slots above is a Dunhill with the "Shilling" designation.
In fact, it is the grain on this piece that should be called Shilling,
or Ring Grain.  The pipe carries shape # 4407 & it is a Grp. 4 in
size.  The cond. is near-new.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 1.35" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $175.
BBB 7 Day Set #615276
If you were earlier, you could have gotten this set for $50.  But
that was about 80 years ago.  They are about Grp. 3 in size, at
least 3 are most definitely unsmoked & maybe none have been
smoked, which is to say that they are all in exc. cond. and many
still have their pristine metal rods still running through the stem
& shank.  The blasts are called "BBB Ripple Own Make. $995.
1923 Dunhill Bruyere "Inner Tube" #1112-178PN
FYI, this pipe looks to have been very expertly restored.  
Nothing wrong with that, just bringing it to your attention.  The
nomenclature is almost all legible, the only exception being
some of the numbers of the Pat. #.  Still, the last digits are quite
clear and no year other than 1923 makes sense.  On one side
of the shank is a Capital A and Dunhill over London.  On the
other side, "Inner Tube,"  the Pat. #, ending with a /12 and then
a small, underlined 3.  It's a large Grp. 3 in size.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. $450.
1980 Dunhill Bruyere #1112-100
Group 3, with a shape # of 3212.  Because the pipe is un-
smoked, & has a short, straight shank, there is not much to say
about it, unless it had some negatives, like a clogged draw or
couldn't take a pipe cleaner through to the chamber, neither of
which is the case.   New.
5.25" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 oz. 27 grams. $325
Peterson's Premier #121464
a large Grp. 5 high grade Peterson with a gold "P" logo in the
side of the stem.  Shape 106S.  The walls of the bowl are thick
and the rim is clean and crisp with one minor exception.  The
stem is bite-mark free.  I do see a little ding on the top of the
bowl in the top left photo.  The poor draw is standard for a P-lip
and should not be a deterrent to Peterson devotees.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $75.
BBB Thorneycroft #1214200 (SOLD 1/13/18)
Not much of a blast on one side of the bowl...I think it was all
Bird's Eye.  The condition of this Grp. 4 pipe is excellent, if not
near-new.  The draw is wide-open, the stem is flat and
comfortable & the nomenclature & stem logo crisp & clear. Used
5.8" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 26 grams. $50.
1969 Dunhill Shell ODA 848 #1112153
The carbon residue on the rim removes this pipe from being in
contention for the 'excellent condition' designation.  Then there
is the fact that the pipe was so well loved that hands have worn
down the sharp edges of the sand blast, which you might
consider a good thing.  The stem button is also worn down,
although the stem is bite mark free.  That large tobacco
chamber is also in fine fettle.  The nomenclature, too, is worn,
but all is there and is legible.  This was not a neglected pipe.
6.5" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $195.
Dunhill Shilling #1214175CO (SOLD 1/13/18)
As much as I like this blast, because it is deep and has a lot of
character, I am a little surprised to see it called a Shilling, which
refers to a ring grain blast.  It does have ring grain, but not in
the tight, somewhat rigid formation as most ring grains.  Yet, it
has nothing to apologize for.  It doesn't say it on the bottom, but
it is a Grp. 5 in size, with a brindle stem and thick walls.  It has
been barely smoked, so the cond. is exc.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $225.
Northern Briar Rox Cut Premier #1112124
This pipe is larger than it initially seems.  I was going to call it a
Grp. 5 size, but using the Dunhill size chart, it easily qualifies as
a Grp. 6.  Regardless, it is a two bead Squat Bulldog, is Ian
Walker's higher grade, Premier, and is unsmoked.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. New.  $150.
Ashton LX Old Church #51893CO
Handsome & large with a silver ferrule that has both a sterling
hallmark and an "A" on it for Ashton.  The nomenclature has
something unique to me...a "JC" for Jim Craig, I'm sure.  This
is a Bill Ashton era pipe, but Jim was the working apprentice at
the time, as I understand it.  My thumb fits easily into the
chamber.  The draw is open and the pipe is unsmoked.  New.
7" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 80 grams. $325
Charatan Free Hand Relief #8901
Grp. 7 in size with a great, deep blast.  The way the rim is cut, it
almost looks as though there's an insert in the chamber, but I do
not think that's the case, unless the carver decided he cut the
chamber too large and then put in a briar insert.  In any case,
the previous owner liked the pipe and smoked it a lot, yet
preserved it so that all is intact, with clear nomenclature, a  stem
without tooth marks and a "CP" that is still visible, plus the Lane
"L" logo on the shank bottom.  The draw is wide-open. Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. $95.
Dunhill U.S. Patent Number "Inner Tube" #1112222AG
I can not figure out if this is a 1920 or a 1930 model.  According
to Loring's book, the U.S. patent # used on this pipe was issued
in 1920, and the "A," not being in a circle, could mean an early
pipe.  But I think the best guess is 1930 (I'm not sure 1920
Dunhills were dated).  The nomenclature is worn down, but still
legible.  There is a little wear on the rim, but overall the pipe is
in very good cond.  The stem, which appears to be original, is
in exc. cond.  Although it's a long pipe, the bowl is Grp. 3.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $325.
1926 Dunhill Shell #51899
This very early Dunhill blast is evocative of something I just can't
quite name.  It is certainly unique.  The pipe is in great condition
& if the stem isn't original (and I'm not saying it isn't) it is quite
old, as well.  The draw is open & the rim is crisp & clean.  The
nomenclature is legible, so I'm confident that 1926 is correct.
5.65" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 grams. Used. $450
Peterson DeLuxe #121426 (SOLD 12/30/17)
The shape # is 20S, and I think the "S" means small, so that the
pipe is a Grp. 3 in size.  The cond. is exc., and you can see the
quality of the Bird's Eye and cross grain for yourself.
For a Peterson, the draw is open.  the band is sterling and for
once the hallmark is more than just their "K&P" so I can tell you
that the year of production is 1978.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $75.