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Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  94306

Phone/Fax:
(650) 965-7403
Email:
mpulvers@aol.com
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Stanwell Jubilee #615238 (SOLD 8/8/17)
the issue with this pipe is the tooth indent on the bottom of the
stem.  Otherwise, this pipe is in exc. cond.  Although short, the
size of the bowl is Grp. 4 and the draw is open.  It is, of course,
a Danish made Stanwell with pretty good grain.  The "S" logo
on the stem is buffed down, but is still visible.  Vulcanite stem.
4.8" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $25.
Sasieni Windsor #615262 (SOLD 8/11/17)
This handsome sandblast, with fine graining, didn't qualify for
Four Dot status for some reason, but that is not likely to have
any impact on its smoking qualities as it is clearly from a good
vintage of Sasieni briar.  It's either a large Grp. 3 in size or a
small Grp. 4.  The stem is original, obviously, with the "S" on
it and the rest of the nomenclature is all clear.  Very minor tooth
chatter on the bottom of the stem and a clean, crisp rim.  All in
all, a great looking (and smoking) pipe from the era of traditional
British pipes and shapes.  Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 56 grams. $35.
Comoy's Everyman #8956
I've put this on the Specials page because having a pipe like
this, in this condition (near-new) at my price is nothing if it isn't
special.  I think it probably was smoked for a few seconds, but
even the bevel edged on the inside of the rim shows no sign of
fire and the exhibits no tooth chatter, top or bottom.  Grp. 5 in
size with an open draw.  For those who need to know, the
shape # for this pipe is 601.  Used.
5.55" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $45.
St. Claude, France...Napoleon, n'est ce pas? 89-387GN
Someday someone will explain why a man who killed off 1/2
million Frenchmen in one campaign is so revered in that
country.  And that doesn't even address that they were the
physical cream of France's youth.  The world is mad.  This pipe
is in good condition.  The carving is less than stellar. Used.
5.5"long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 66 grams. $35.
Ove Lindahl #331150PJ (SOLD 6/2/17
The pipe is in good cond., with an open draw and a flat stem.  I
do see two small fills, but there is plenty of solid grain all around
the bowl.  It's a hand made pipe from Denmark, but the maker
calls it a "freehand" because it isn't machine cut.  The stem is
vulcanite and the size is Grp.5. Tenon can take a 9mm filter.  
5.7" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight:1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. Used. $30
Comoy's Tinderbox 50th Anniv. Edition 331 (RESERVED)
The pipe was made in France, original home of Comoy's and if I
were being cynical, I'd say that's the reason it has two fills on an
otherwise nice piece of briar.  The cond. is exc., but there is no
"C" on the stem, so I'm going to make a great offer on this pipe:
the price will include Priority mailing in the U.S., which is an $8
value.  Vulcanite stem and open draw.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $32.50
GBD #117201 (SOLD)
If I had any self-respect, I'd toss this in one of those bundles of
"4 Assorted Pipes for $X."  Nah, not really.  I just typed that to
attract the attention of those of you with ADD.  It's a well made
pipe, but with at least one fill (I don't see any others) and no
GBD logo on the stem,  The stem looks original to me, so I think
the pipe was made during the time they didn't use their little
brass insert and in this case, the white GBD was buffed off.  Yet,
and I point this out in the name of full disclosure, it does say
"1970s" on the bottom of the shank.  If that is, indeed, the year
the pipe was made, I'm pretty sure they were using the brass
logo and were not filling their "firsts," which a pipe stamped GBD
would have to be.  Any GBD experts out there?  The cond. is
actually excellent, both stem and bowl, the draw open & a thin
cleaner easily passes through.  So, in the paraphrased words
of Peter Ustinov, holding up a glass of Gallo wine as far from
his nose as propriety would permit while doing an ad for them,
this might just be the best tasting pipe you've ever smoked.
5.3" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams.  Used. $25.
4 Brand Name Pipes for a lousy $60 #117260 (SOLD)
From the top: BBB Natural Grain.  Well, yes, it is natural...it is
also pretty bald, which isshort hand for "no grain."  But...that
doesn't mean it won't smoke great & the pipe is in very good
cond.  Replacement stem, I presume, with some very shallow
teeth marks top & bottom.  Next down is a GBD Prehistoric, also
with a replacement stem.  Pipe is in good cond.  Does that
fancy band cover a crack in the shank?  I can't see one, but no
promises in that dep't.  The Canadian is a Peterson shamrock
from the old "Made in Ireland" era, original stem and band.  The
cond. is exc., but there are two more fills in this pipe than there
are islands in the Philippine archipelago.  Hardcastle Old
Bruyere Giant.  It's not a giant pipe.  At most, it's a large Grp. 4.
The cond. is good, and it sits up, but there is burning on the
outer rim.  Not where it effects the chamber, but a bit unsightly.