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

(650) 965-7403
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.
1994 Dunhill #1014162 (SOLD)
Group 4 and shape # 4103 in exc. cond.  In fact, the button
looks brand new and the inner rim is crisp.  Not many miles on
this pipe at all.  If you're looking for the quintessential Dunhill to
sport around in, at a low price, this is worth a peek.  Used.
5.6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $140.
Sasieni 8 Dot Moorcroft #1014112 (SOLD 10/24/15)
This one has a pat. no. & the fish-like underlining of "Sasien,"
labeling it a pre-WWII pipe.  The condition is quite good, with a
no-tooth-mark stem, a handsomely flame grained bowl and just
a bit of carbon on the lower part of the inner rim.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. $150.
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.
Ferndown Root #1014123 (SOLD 10/26/15)
Grp. 5 in size, and built like an LB Dunhill, but likely with better
grain than most Roots, I suspect.  There is some wear at one
point on the rim and the stem is acrylic with no logo, so it must
be a replacement.  None of this will have anything to do with the
way this pipe smokes.  
5.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 60 grams. $75.
1890 BBB #530104SR (RESERVED)
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
1993 Ashton XXX Brindle #1014117 (SOLD 10/28/15)
There is some very minor tooth chatter on the bottom of the
stem, but otherwise the pipe is in exc. cond., with a clean, crisp
rim.  With a Bill Taylor pipe, it is necessary to state what should
be the obvious, like the draw is open and a cleaner goes to the
chamber, even in a straight pipe.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 30 grams. $140.
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.
Sasieni Four Dot "Bowler" #1014150 (SOLD 10/25/15)
I wanted to start off by calling this pipe "sweet," which I think it is,
but then I realized that I'm thoroughly devoted to the Prince
shape, so the remark would have less meaning than if I said the
same thing about, say, an Elephant's Foot (so called, I was told,
because when Bo Nordh made one, he said, "this is as ugly as
an elephant's foot."  He was right.  This pipe is in exc. cond., is
a family era pipe, has an open draw and hasn't yet been
smoked by me.  No promises on that score.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight:  1.25 oz., 36 grams. $125.
Comoy's Tawny Saddle #1014155 (SOLD 11/11/15)
I do believe the Tawny Saddle was the first pipe I ever bought
new as a pipe retailer.  I took out a re-sale license and went up
to the Merchandise Mart in San Francisco, and found that one
of the distributors sold pipes, including some Comoys.  This
would have been 1978.  The model I bought, for re-sale, was a
Tawny Saddle (can't remember the shape) and while I now take
for granted my buying at wholesale, up until then, my only
purchases were at garage sales and flea markets and estate
sales.  Buying the same way store owners bought was a heady
experience that first time.  I haven't thought of that in years.  
this one is in exc. cond., with fine cross grain and an open draw.
5.55" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $50.
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 (RESERVED)
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.
Dr. Plumb #101415AG
Although the pipe is stamped "France," is clearly has the GBD
Rhodesian shape number also stamped on it, and we all asso-
ciate GBD with England, so here the pipe will stay.  It is in exc.
cond. with a wide-open draw and takes a cleaner straight into
the chamber.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 2 oz, 58 grams.  $65.  
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. $160.
2002 Ashton 3X Quaint #1014139  (SOLD 10/28/15)
Certainly not a common model, but I did read that the title
"Quaint," is attached to most Panels.  From what I've seen, I
would make an objection.  This is a large enough pipe so that
my thumb almost fits into the chamber.  The cond. is v. good,
with the only drawbackbeing slightly buffed-down nomenclature.
But everything is certainly legible.  It also has a brindle stem.
6 1/8 " long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $185.
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. $85.
2003 Ring Grain Dunhill Shell #26687RS (SOLD 11/11/15)
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, $290.
1949 Dunhill Shell LB #26646SW (SOLD)
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.
Willmer Extra Grain AB #925047 (SOLD 11/25/15)
Everything about this pipe and its patina tells me that it is from
the first generatin of Willmer, when they were pretty clearly
using briar from the recently defunct old Charatan workshop.  
There is almost no other way they could have gotten such
universally great briar for their new company pipes.  The AB
was not a particularly well grained pipe, but the smokability is
going to be very good.  This pipe does have dings on the bowl,
but you can see strong Charatan influence in the shaping. Grp.
5 size with an open draw.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz.,   66 grams. $40.
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 (SOLD 10/27)
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.
GBD Silver Spigot #925032  (SOLD 10/21/15)
The hallmark date on the shank is 1951, while the date on the
stem is 1955.  Make of that what you will.  A simple guess would
be that the silverwork for the shank was purchased in '51 but
not used 'til '55, when the stem for the pipe was made and hall-
market.  With the exception of some shallow dings on the bowl,
the pipe and stem are both in exc. cond., with an open draw.  
The size is Grp. 5.  It is shape 9439.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $150.
Pre-Republic Peterson #822504
There is no grain on one side of the bowl, and a visible fill on
the front of the bowl.  The pipe is made in Ireland and the cond.
is very good, with just a bit of wear on the rim.  The band looks
original, as there is no crack in shank.   with Grp. 4 size. Used
5.75" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $75.
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. $165.
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. $200
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.
2002 Ashton XXX Pebble Grain #1014129
I forgot to take the overhead shot of the rim and bowl, so if you
like this pipe and its price, you can accept the word of "Honest
Marty" that the inner rim is crisp, with just the standard carbon
in one area, or you can wait until I take my next photos.   Any
specific date I state for those photos is likely to be a lie.  The
condition is exc., with no tooth marks on the stem, an open draw
and a Grp. 5 size bowl.  It has a deep blast, too.   Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight:  1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $140.
Barling Quaint #101402AG (SOLD 10/18/15)
Not Pre-Transition (which is not so cut & dried as you think) but
still, a very handsome, well executed Quaint, in a Grp. 5 size,
with original stem and the quite visible residue of the original
logo.  The draw is open.  Used.
5.55" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $125.
Charatan Executive #101457AG (SOLD 11/25/15)
There is no "L" on this pipe, so I don't know if it's post Lane,
pre-Lane or European.  Most definitely the grain qualifies it as
an Executive, which would not likely be the case for a post-Lane
Charatan.  But there are two things that make me suspicious,
without which I would have no doubt about it's Charatan factory
origins: one is the "Made by Hand" stamping, which is not
followed by "in the City of London" or any other locale
designation.  This could mean nothing more than the pipe was
made just before lunchtime and the pipe maker has no interest
in looking for another stamp.  Believe me, pipes were not
stamped with the possible collector in mind.  Two is the flat
bottom, yet the pipe does not sit up.  That is not smart or good
pipe making.  I decry that kind of laziness.  Yet the stem is great
and flat and very comfortable...worthy of any pipe in the world.
Oh, wait...I just tried to put a pipe cleaner through, and it does
go through to the chamber, but in looking I noticed that the hole
is drilled so high that you will need to get a cab from that air
hole to the bottom of the chamber.  So disappointing.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz, 52 grams. $65.
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 Moorgate #822419  (SOLD)
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.
1937 Dunhill #1014144 (SOLD 11/1/15)
Because the dates are not specifically delineated between 1927
& 1941, I'm not 100% sure of the year of this pipe's production,
but it definitely has the U.S. Pat. number, so I am as good as
sure.  The cond. is quite good, and maybe even exc.  The worst
things I can say about it is that the stem is a bit buffed where it
meets the shank & the nomenclature is buffed down but not out.
6" long, bowl 1.3" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 grams.  Used.  $245.
GBD Special #925127 (SOLD 11/11/15)
One can quickly tell that this is a very old GBD...1920's or
earlier, despite the lack of hallmark on the "MR&Co." band.  The
stem's flat button gives away that it is a replacement.  The size
is Grp. 3 and the overall cond. is exc., with crisp nomenclature.
5.4" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 31 grams. $45.
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 (SOLD 8/30/15)
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.
Charatan Special #92030  (SOLD)
This is a Grp 6 in size, and in exc. cond., with thick walls.  It is
from the Lane era and the type face on the stamping plus the
shape of the button puts this in the 50's or early 60's I would
strongly guess.  There is a shallow tooth indent on the bottom
of the stem of not much consequence.  The patina tells you that
this is from fine, old briar.  Used.  
6.25" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 64 grams. $85
Ferndown 3 Star Bark #822321 (SOLD 8/31/15)
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 (RESERVED)
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
Charatan Special #822457 (SOLD 9/7/15)
In some aspects it's a Grp. 5 in size, and in some aspects
(height of bowl) it's a Grp. 6.  In any case, my thumb can fit into
the chamber.  It is from the Lane era and the cond. is exc.
except for the very shallow tooth marks on the top of the stem.
5.5" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. Used. $75
Barling's Ye Olde Wood #822450 (SOLD 8/31/15)
Two basic facts you need to know about this pipe: 1) is has
shape #259, which establishes its credentials as a Pre-Trans-
ition Barling (as indefinite as that description ultimately turns out
to be) and b) it is designated an "L" in size, which is their
smallest standard size.  I'd call it a Grp. 2, or maybe a large 2 if
I were in a generous and greedy mood.  But, it could also be a
Grp. 3 using some of Dunhill's standards.  Suit yourself.  The
cond. is exc., all the nomenclature is legible, and the stem looks
original, except the logo is buffed off.  No tooth marks, though.
5.35" long, bowl 1.35" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 27 grams. Used. $125
1936 Pat. Number Dunhill #822490
Such a simple pipe should not be the source of so much confu-
sion, but it is for me.  First of all, there is no designation regard-
ing Bruyere or Root finish.  The nomenclature is buffed way
down, but except for a few numbers at the beginning of the Pat.
everything is visible.  Then, The Pat. # should be, according to
Loring's book, a U.S. patent, but no "U.S." is stamped on the
shank.  Further, the patent number that is on the shank is
supposed to have been used only from 1937-1941, but the
underlined number after the "England," is pretty clearly a 16,
making the pipe, presumably, a 1936 production.  Well, if you
like mysteries, you can buy this and figure it out for yourself.
I've given you all the info I can provide.  The condition is very
good, with no tooth marks onthe stem (original?  I don't know
for sure.  It certainly is an old stem, but the dot is a bit
whiter than I might expect) & very little wear on the chamber rim.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $250..  
Peterson DeLuxe #822499 (SOLD)
Shape #4B and in exc. cond., with loads of beautiful Bird's Eyo
on one side of the cross-grained bowl.  The band is original
and is sterling, but it has only the K&P logo and not a real
hallmark with which to date the pipe.   Bite-free stem.  Used
5.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 64 grams. $75..