Comoy's Extraordinnaire #68433
The pipe is in excellent condition and for those of you who are
asking, yes, I can fit my thumb into the chamber.  I would not
call this a Grp. 6 in size, but it is larger than the Dunhill
template for a Grp. 5.  I hope that gives you a good picture of
its size. Vulcanite stem.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $250.
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1970 Dunhill Bruyere #211946
I can get that carbon off the rim, but the rim will still not be perfect
as there is a tiny bit of wear.  Otherwise, the pipe is in exc. cond.
It is a Grp. 4, although it does seem a bit small to me.  The draw is
wide open, but don't expect this kind of bend to take a cleaner
through to the bottom of the chamber.  I've seen this shape go
very quickly in the past.  Used.
4.85" long, bowl 2" (plus) tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $225.
Upshall P #8033100
Overall, the pipe is in good shape, but it definitely shows signs of
use.  The rim is not smooth and may have been sanded and
re-stained.  Or maybe not.  The logo has been buffed off the stem
and there is minor tooth chatter on it.  But the draw is wide-open,
the chamber is in fine cond., allowing for years of use, and the
outside bowl and long shank are in good cond., with no dings, etc.
6 1/4" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. Used. $110.
1967 Dunhill 120 Shell #818194
Just the way I like the old Dunhills that I present for sale, crisp &
clean, with an open draw, no marks on the stem or chamber rim
and, despite the deep bend, construction that allows the pipe
cleaner to go easily to the bottom of that chamber.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $345.
Upshall P #818213
A Grp. 5 size, in very good cond.  There are no tooth marks on
the stem, but there is a mere touch of wear on the inner rim of
the chamber.  The draw is wide-open.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $95.
1937 Barling's Ye Olde Wood
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. $295.
1973 Dunhill Root #26819RS
I have seen Dunhill label a small-bowled pipe an ODA when it was
attached to a long shank, as in an ES.  But this time, the bowl is
quite small (maybe reaching Grp. 3 stature) and the shank is
nothing special, yet it is stamped a Grp. 4.  Clearly, the relative
uniqueness of the shape came into play.  Other than a little wear
inside the rim at two places, the cond. is exc., FYI, I can easily get
my pinky into the chamber.  Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 3/4 oz., 22 grams. $265.
1890 BBB #530104SR
This graceful pipe has a threaded horn tenon, which accounts
for the fact that the stem sits just a very little past perfectly
straight.  (The photo makes it seem much more severe than is
the case.)  The condition is excellent and the draw wide-open.
5.6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. Price: $340
Pre-Transition Barling Guinea Grain EXEL #112816TD RES.
In very good cond. with the logo quite clear on the old, orig.
stem.  There is also an "E.B." and a "Regd" (for "Registered" I
presume) on the shank.  It might be a Grp. 5 in size, and at
least a Grp. 4, which is big for an EXEL.  There ae some ding
marks on the front of the pipe toward the bottom of the bowl
and the stem has a very, very minor tooth mark on the top.  It's
super clean inside and ready to light up and enjoy. Used pipe.
5.65" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 49 grams. $450
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.
1985 Ashton HT XX Pebble Grain #68246RS (SOLD)
This was on the site earlier, and spoken for, but the customer
did not follow through, so you get a 2nd shot at this original
year for Ashton.  The cond. is exc. the draw is wide open.  Used.
.5.8" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams.  $185.
1993 Ashton Pebble Grain LX #822273
LX looks like it means Grp. 6 in size, judging from this Ashton.
It is in excellent condition.  As is always necessary to mention
when talking about Bill Taylor, the drilling is good, the draw is
open and with just a little twisting, a cleaner goes to the bottom
of the chamber.  Good blast, too.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 65 grams. $175.
Dunhill  Group 2 Tanshell #715150
Yes, there is definitely wear on the inside of the rim, but the
difficult part of this pipe is translating the date stamp.  It's clear
enough, but after the "England," there's a '7' which should
indicate a 1967, but after that is an '
8' which would then
indicate a 1958 pipe, suggesting the '7' was a mistake.  Well
take your preference.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 26 grams. $135.
Dunhill Group 6 #68394
It's hard for me to determine if the band is repair or preventitive.
It looks like a factory-style band, and if there is a fissure in the
shank, it is miniscule...but I can see the hint of what may or may
not be an incipient crack.  I doubt it goes through the entire
thickness of the shank.  The band, most critically, covers up
that exact part of the nomenclature that has the date.  Other-
wise, this big Billiard is in excellent condition.  Used.
6 5/8" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 62 grams. $145.
Pre-Transition Barling #26712
The shape # is 1655 and although it's quite faint, I'm pretty
sure the size is EL.  It is at least a Grp. 4 in size.  The stem is
original, I'm pretty sure, but the logo is rather obviously newly
re-stamped, and not all that gloriously, either.  There is some
wear on the rim, but the inner chamber looks like it has a lot of
smokes left to give.  What is finer than a Barling's Apple? Used.
5.55" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $210,.
Sasieni Four Dot Oom Paul Walnut #1128072
The nomenclature is no longer crisp on this old buzzard,  but
it's there and it's legible.  The cond. is is exc., for both the stem
and the bowl, including the crisp rim.  The draw is wide open,
but I must say the draft hole is drilled quite high.  Used pipe.
4.65" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $165
Comoy's Specimen Straight Grain #79545PN (SOLD)
As a "Vest Pocket" pipe, it is small by definition, yet I would say
that is a standard size for the model and thus can be called a
Grp. 4 for its genre.  How's that for weasling?  The cond. is exc.,
the draw is wide-open and everything is original.  Vulcan. Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $325.
1961 Dunhill Shell #79577PN (SOLD)
Between Friendlies, Amitys and Cherry Woods I can't keep up
with the names of Dunhill's flat-bottomed pipes.  But that's what
pictures are for.  This pipe is in exc. cond., is designated Grp. 4
and is shape #483 F/T if all  that matters to you.  The draw is
open and it tastes like a good latakia, so no aromatics used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 30 grams. $$350.
Barling's Guinea Grain #26743
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 5291 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. $95.
2003 Ring Grain Dunhill Shell #26687RS
This pipe has been smoked once or twice, so call the cond.
exc., or 'like new,' if you prefer.  It calls itself a Grp. 4, but it is a
Grp. 5 in size according to Dunhill's own template of sizes.  The
shape # is 4111 and there is some minor tooth chatter on the
bottom of the stem that you, not I, can easily sand out and
polish and buff.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz, 43 grams, $295.
1949 Dunhill Shell LB #26646SW
A fine blast on a Pat. # LB.  The nomenclature is all very legible
if not quite crisp as new and the condition of the chamber and
rim is excellent.  The slight shortcoming is the stem, which is a
replacement.  If it's any consolation, it's a comfortable stem with
a white dot.  But it's the body of the pipe that delivers the
smoke, and that is there in spades.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz, 43 grams. $260..
Peterson's Kildare #715033
With no P-lip as an impediment, the draw here is wide-open.  
Further, the bowl is not coated with black stuff (although it does
appear to be stained).  I'd call it between a Grp. 5 & Grp. 4. New
5.75" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $75.
Ferndown Bark 3 Star #818186 (RESERVED JM)
Large enough to be Grp. 6 in size, & in exc. cond., with no tooth
marks.  The draw is wide-open.  The band is sterling, with the
Les Woods stamping.  The chamber is large enough to take my
thumb, although tightly.  Brindle stem. Used.
6.25" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 63 grams. $135.
1962 Dunhill 120 #79570PN
Certainly this is one of Dunhill's most sought-after shape, most
probably because of its swan-like grace.  Although there is a
"6" in front of the "120," there is a Grp. 4 stamp on the shank,
so it has to go down as a 4, but it's quite large for that designa-
tion.  The condition is excellent, with no tooth marks or rim
wear.  The draw is open, too & with the slightest twist a  cleaner
goes right through to the chamber bottom.  Used.  
6" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $450.
Northern Briar Rox Cut Regal #215022
This is marked a Grp. 4, but it's much larger than a Dunhill Grp.
4 in size.  It's at least a 5.  The cut on this pipe is less sharp
than on the Premier listed just above.  It's a classic British
Billiard and provides Ian's superb value in his typical fashion.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. New. $190.
Northern Briars Rox Cut Premier 4 #215058
There's a lot of bowl capacity in this extremely comfortable (but
rough textured) pipe.  If you like rubbing the pipe with your
hand and fingers as you smoke, the Rox Cut pipes made by
Ian Walker are for you like no other.  This one is a Grp. 5 in
size with an open draw and with just a little bend in the tip of the
cleaner, it goes right through to the chamber bottom.  new.
5.35" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 51 grams. $220.
1951 Pat. # Dunhill Root Briar #803164SR
In double-checking the date of this pipe, I found a strange
anomaly, if you will.  Although the number after the "D" in
London is an underlined 0, the date of production is 1951,
solely because there is a Group number (4) in a circle on the
shank.  The exact same numbers, patent #s and everything,
would make it a 1950 if there were no Group # in a circle.  I
think that is odd.  Regardless, this pipe is in exceptional
condition, is of a certain age and is still dirt cheap if you want to
match it's reliability and continuity against newer pipe makers
who like to charge as much, or more, for their current,
unestablished creations.  Used.
5.75" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $450.
2002 Dunhill Cumberland #79484 (SOLD 8/3/15)
I'd call the cond. 'near new.'  I'd also call it a Grp. 5 although it is
clearly stamped Grp. 4.  The blast is deep and tactile, harkening
to much earlier Dunhills.  Good open draw, too.  Used.
6 3/4" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $165.
Charatan Selected #218523
Big.  Well, you don't have to hear it from me...take it from the
Charatan people who stamped this one "Extra Large."  My
thumb swims in the bowl (well, it would, if it could swim).  The
cond. is good, with the carbon and slight wear you see on the
inner rim and minor tooth chatter on the bottom of the stem.  
The nomenclature includes the Lane "L"  and everything else is
crisp, except the "CP" logo on the stem, which is barely visible.
7 1/8" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/4 oz., 78 grams. $175.
Comoy's Deluxe #416225KF  (SOLD)
There is some truly fine and deep blast on this pipe, but there is
also a significant tooth indentation on the bottom of the stem.  
The ferrule is an HC sterling original, the overall size is Grp. 5
and the draw is wide-open.  I can not guess at the year, but the
"C" is three piece.  Although mostly buffed off, the "Made in
England is in a straight line, and not in a circle.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. $75.
BBB #83024SR
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.
Dunhill 1961 Root Briar #416175SR
Such a beautiful Group 4 EK, clean & crisp and now over 50 yrs
old.  If they're properly maintained, violins and pipes are better
in their dotage.  We are not, you and I.  The draw is wide-open
and  Bird's Eye stares right at youi.  How about that.  Used.
5.75" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 34 grams. $450.
1994 Ashton XXX Pebble Grain #818181 (RESERVED)
Really crisp & clean.  So little use that it can be termed
'near-new.'  A great find in a classic Ashton.  The
draw is wide-open, the stem is free of tooth chatter and a pipe
cleaner goes right to the bottom of the chamber.    Used.
5.75"  long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. $175.
1964 Dunhill 120 Tanshell #79438RD
You can find these all over the place, especially the unsmoked
models, like this one, with its original box and sleeve.  I'd go
down to Walmart and see how they price them, then come back
and compare.  Of course, if you're buying retail, and can find a
Tanshell, and can find one in the coveted 120 shape, the 2015
version is about $900.  This one is a Group 4, but the 120s are
large, so by any measure it's really a Grp. 5 in size and, accord-
ing to my Dunhill chart, damned close to a Grp. 6.  The draw is
wide-open and it has a fish-tail stem (and is so designated). New
6 3/8" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $650.
Peterson's Dublin #525107 (SOLD 8/10/15)
I'm not quite sure what to make of this pipe.  It may be one of
the old models that Peterson reproduces, although the extra
large size is not, I think, typical of the old, turn-of-the-century
pipes.  It's the treatment of the Panel shape that puts me in
mind of late 19th Century pipes.  Anyhow, the cond. is exc., the
draw is actually open for a P-lip, The only nomenclature is on
the sterling band.  The letter on the Hallmark is a suspicious "P."
6.5" long, bowl 2.35" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz, 80 grams. $110.
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.
Sasieni Four Dot Moorcroft #822419
This is an old Sasieni, with a Pat. #, although much of it has
been buffed to near illegibility.  Despite its age, the pipe's
cond. is exc., but there are two deep indents on the top of the
stem.  I apologize for having forgotten to photograph that part of
the stem.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.75 tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. $75.
1967 Dunhill Bruyere #213001
It's a Grp. 4 and the coloration is now more like a Root than a
Bruyere.  It's in excellent cond., although I will have to ream out
the bowl before mailing it out.  By now you know that '67 was
the last full year of bench-made Dunhills. At some point in '68
they started turning bowls 8 at a time.  Along with this narrow,
comfortable stem is a wide-open draw.  Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $225.
1962 Dunhill Root Briar Group 4 #79550PN
With the bowl canted just slightly forward, this represents the
classic, prescribed Billiard.  It does say Grp. 4 on it, although it
does seem small for the categoy.  the cond. is exc., the draw is
wide-open and everything is original.  From this, the Golden
Age of Dunhills in many ways, we get good cross grain and
almost assuredly a great smoker. Vulcanite stem.. Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 27 grams. $385.
Dunhill Bruyere #79582PN
The pipe is old, the stem is old and the dot is nearly black.  Yet
the cond. is exc.  The nomenclature is buffed down so that it is
very hard to determine the date, but it is an early Bruyere and
the U.S. Pat. # puts the years of production between 1927 &
1933 or 1937-1941.  I'd strongly bet on the earlier dates.  The
brand stamp is simply a "Dunhill" over an equally long "London."
6.5" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $375.
1967 Dunhill Bruyere #525066
As this pipe is unsmoked, not a lot need be said about it.  It is a
Group 4, and was produced the last full year that Dunhill was
bench made one-at-a-time.  It has a fish tail stem.  New.
5.8" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 27 grams. $425
Comoy's Grand Slam #525069
A fine example of a Billiard with good cross grain.  One area of
the rim shows the residual of too much flame, but the rest of the
pipe is in exc. cond.  The draw is impeded by the presence of
the original long, metal stinger typical of Grand Slams. Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $75.
1949 Dunhill PO Shell #79538PN (SOLD)
This old guy (but not as old as me) is in excellent condition
(about which I can not make the same claim) with only the
slightest of tooth chatter on the bottom of the stem to mar the
near pristine look of the pipe.  The draw is open and the drilling
is where it should be, at the bottom of the chamber.  I'm sure
it's a Grp. 4, but the PO shape is typically small.  for some
reason, this once popular shape is rarely made today.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $425.
1977 Dunhill 522 SHELL 818126  (RESERVED)
This is the 120 shape with a saddle stem.  It's a large pipe, so I
am going to take it that the '5' of the shape number also refers
to the Group size of the pipe.  It is in exc. cond., with a wide-
open draw and construction that takes a cleaner through to the
bottom of the chamber (I gave it a little twist is all).  The rim is
clean and crisp and the stem is bite-free.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 60 grams. $150.
1971 Dunhill SHELL 120 #818143
This shape typically calls itself a Grp. 4, despite their relatively
large size compared to other Dunhill Group 4s.  The condition
here is excellent with a crisp chamber inner rim and a wide-open
draw.  A pipe cleaner goes straight through the shank to the
bottom of the chamber and the stem is bite-mark free.  
5.9" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $265.
1965 Dunhill Root Briar #818160 (RESERVED)
Made during Dunhill's golden age, which means while each pipe
was individually bench made.  The cond. is very good, with only
a touch of inner rim wear and a a few very minor tooth marks on
the bottom of the stem.  The stem is original and the draw is
wide-open.  It is a Grp. 4 in size.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $165.
1990 Dunhill "Classic Series" LBS Grp. 5 Shell #818167
This pipe could accurately be characterized as near-new.  Every
thing is clean and crisp with no carbon residue.  Great.  The
band, it must be said, is not gold, but is gold plated. This is the
first time, it has been said, that Dunhill (if the company can
currently really be considered "Dunhill," which I don't think it
can be) has used a junk band.  Inscribed on it is "Classic
Series.  Dunhill must now consider junk to be classic.  The draw
is wide-open.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $225.
Parker Briar Bark #818174 (SOLD 8/24/15)
Not that $45 is anywhere near too much for a Parker, but for
this LBS shaped piece, I am willing to place a small bet that it is
far too low.  This is a well made, well blasted, well grained
Dunhill, by which I mean, I bet the briar comes from the same
well aged cache that supplied the old Dunhills.  This pipe will
smoke great, feel great and simply, be great.  The condition is
excellent and the draw is wide-open.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $45.
Upshall P #818203
In excellent condition, with a wide-open draw.  No marks on the
original stem.  One of the last of the great English classic
brands, which, for the most part, committed suicide.  Today
there are just a couple of individual craftsmen in England, like
Jim Craig and Ian Walker,  trying to hold onto the glory that was
once British pipe making.  What a shame.  Vulcanite stem. Used
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Grp. 5 size. Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grms. $95.
Ferndown 3 Star Bark #822321
With a carved finished pipe, I don't usually show both sides of
the bowl, but this is so handsome, I broke with tradition.  Plus,
you get a better idea of how the carved and smooth panels work
with each other to create a fine symmetry.  It's large, at least a
Grp. 6.  The cond. is exc., the draw open and with a little twist, a
cleaner goes through to the bottom of the chamber.  And
talking about the chamber, my thumb fits into it.  Vulcanite. Used
6" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 78 oz., 81 grams. $150.
1964 Dunhill Root #822314
Yes, I repeat myself with nauseating regularity when i say this,
but presidential candidates repeat themselves similarly, so I
think it's OK for me to state yet again that this pipe is from the
golden era of Dunhill production.  It's is in exc. cond., and the
worst thing I can think to say bout it is that the nomenclature is
no longer new & crisp.  Every single letter & number is there an
legible and the original stem is bite-mark free.  It is a Grp. 4.
5.6" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. Used.  $225