Pre-Transition Barling Fossil #722134
Shape #224, based on a very clean, crisp nomenclature.  The
bowl rim is also crisp and clean.  The stem is clearly an original
Barling's stem, or a near-perfect duplicate.  But it does not
have the Barling logo onit.  It must have been buffed off...not by
me, certainly.  The blast is good, old time standard and the draw
is wide-open.  The size EXEL.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $275.
Ashton Sovereign LX #924013
The stamping is, like the pipe, clean and crisp and like-new.  But
the date no. after the "D" in "England" is essentially not there.
Perhaps the "17" in much larger size to the left of the
nomenclature means it's a '97.  Regardless, this large pipe may
not have been smoked, but it may have been for about 10 secs.
so I have to call it used.  Wide-open draw.  Brindle stem.
6" long, bowl 2.4" tall.  Weight: 2.75 oz., 77 grams. Used. $450.
Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  

(650) 965-7403
1970 Dunhill Bruyere #211946 (SOLD 8/23/16)
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. $215.
Charatan After Hours #824160 (SOLD 9/15/16)
I tried to get in pics that would illustrate the quality of the grain on
this pipe.  I'm sure it broke the pipe maker's heart to have to short
shank this and make it an After Hours.  BTW, the front of the bowl
looks much better in person than it does after one of my photo-
graphs.  There are two minor, shallow tooth marks on both the top
and bottom of the stem, but the "CP" is quite visible on the stem,
as is the registration # on the other side from the CP logo. The
draw is wide-open.  It's a Grp. 5 size.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $135.
Comoy's Guildhall #824252
A little small, so let's call it a Grp. 3 size, with visibly good grain
in the sandblast.  Again I can't determine the era of production,
but a guess places it in the '70's or 80's.  It has the right logo
for the Guildhall.  The draw is wide-open & it sits up.  New.
4.45" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $75.
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.
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
Charatan Free Hand Relief #527327
Aside from the attractive and deep ring grain of the blast, the
impression this pipe gives is that somebody really liked smoking
it.  That's not a rare event, but it is far from common.  In fact, I
have to ream the chamber before shipping.  I think the stem is
original as I detect a vestige of the "C," and it is a Lane era
pipe.  The cond. is very good, with minor tooth marks on the
stem and some wear on the inner rim of the chamber.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $65.
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.
1983 Dunhill Cumberland #824287
Grp. 5 Canadian.  The wear on the top part of the brindle stem
created more of a little "wave" than tooth marks.  There is also a
surface burn on the smooth part of the rim.  None of these flaws
compromise the pipe in any way.  It's an original Cumberland
with that smooth top.  At some point, Dunhill decided to save a
few pennies on their best-selling model and make the entire
bowl sandblast.  I don't know how long that folly lasted (I
personally asked the Gen'l. Mgr. of Dunhill pipes "what f---ing
idiot came up with that idea?"...silence was him, he
confessed.  Ah well...corporate mentality.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $165.
GBD Command Commission 1979/80 #722247 (RESERVED)
I don't know what the pipe was commissioned for...I can't
remember yesterday, let alone what happened in 1979 or '80.
The pipe is in good condition to smoke, but the band you see is
a repair band, preventing a crack on the top of the shank from
worsening. The stem is in exc. cond. Grp. 4. Vulcanite stem.  
5.65" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $45.
Pre-Transition Barling EXEXEL #824032SF
Grp. 6 in size, and in good cond. (which I believe to be original...
I looked carefully at the button and those of old Barlings I have)
with a nice, unburnt rim.  The drawback is a nomenclature that
is visible, but quite thin, having been buffed down.  The shape #
is 789 and the draw is wide-open.  Used.
6.25" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 51 grams. $225.
James Upshall P #527193 (SOLD 9/15/16)
I like seeing new, high grade pipes that have been made without
a bowl coating.  Even better is to see an English pipe with that
attribute.  This one is a Grp. 6.  The draw is open and the
balance, while hanging from the teeth, is also very good.  The
briar is good and clean enough that no dark stain was needed
to cover up pits, etc.  The stem is vulcanite.  New.
5.8" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. $295.
Pre-Transition Barling Fossil EL  #824142 (SOLD 9/4)
The logo was either buffed off or was never on this stem.  I see
some smoothness at the stem end of the shank, which draws
me to the belief that this may not be an original stem, though it
does look good in terms of style & is quite flat and comfortable.
Grp. 4 size bowl, which is large for an EL.  The draw of the pipe
is open. The nomenclature is quite clear. The shape # is 475.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 30 grams. $165.
1950 Dunhill Shell PO #72250TH
A beautifully blasted Shell in very good cond.  The
nomenclature is all readily legible, but buffed down so it's not
crisp.  The prior owner must have been tired of cleaning stems,
so the vulcanite has been replaced by an acrylic stem.  Used.
4.95" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 30 grams. $250.
Castleford #722205FJ (SOLD 8/19/16)
Castleford pipes were and are a mystery to me.  For one, I
thought that they were made in England, but this one simply
says "Castleford USA" in two lines.  It is the same shape that
Cupojoes has on their site (for about $145) which is, ostensibly,
English.  Anyhow, this is in exc. cond., the stem is pristine, it was
smoked maybe once and is a Grp. 5 in size.  It has a good ring
grain blast, an open draw and a flat, comfortable vulcanite stem.
5.9" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. $75
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.
Parker Briar Bark #824235
I don't know how old this pipe is, but this kind of pristine
condition suggests it was recently made.  However, the stem
button indicates a much older pipe to me, even the 50's.  Well,
I don't think that's practical, unless this pipe was kept in a
atmosphere-free environment.  Speculation aside, it's an
unsmoked pipe and looks like it in every single way.  The draw
is wide-open, the walls are thick and the stem narrow.  New.
5.5" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $75.
Golden Parker #824184 (SOLD 9/11/16)
My immediate reaction at seeing this pipe was to think of René
Magritte's painting "Ceci N'est Pas Un Pipe."  (This isn't a pipe.)
So, I looked up the painting and the shape is not that far off.  On
the other hand, there's no grain on the pipe in Magritte's pic.
The shape here is actually the same as a Dunhill 120, and this
is a Grp. 5 size, in exc. cond. with a bite-free brindle stem, and
an open draw that takes a pipe cleaner straight through. Used.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. $60.
Peterson's Kildare #821433
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.
1948 Pat. No. Dunhill Root #527119
The size is a hair short of being an ODA, but no size is stamped
on it.  The cond. is very good, with just a touch of wear on the
inside of one part of the rim.  The stem is mark-free.  The
nomenclature is all legible, although it is buffed down.  Also, the
stem does not leave that much air between it and the shank, as
the photo above right shows.  I neglected to push it closer to
the shank and it erroneously looks like a lot of daylight between
the stem and shank.  It isn't perfect, though.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $350.
1923 Dunhill's "Shell Briar" #37234
From this era, it is almost expected that you would get such
marvelous grain, with an exhibit of branch wood on the left side
of the bowl.  The cond. is exc., and  the stem appears to be
original in every way.  the nomenclature is all visible, although
some of it is buffed down a bit.  The draw is open. Used.  
5.55" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $550.
Northern Briar Rox Cut Regal #215022 (RESERVED DW)
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.
Pre-Republic Peterson #822504
There is no grain on one side of the bowl, and a visible fill on
the front of the bowl.  A customer has discerned, with eagle
eyes, that a very thin crack is visible through one of the
windows in the band.  Clearly, that crack is not going to worsen.
Other than a little wear on the rim, this old pipe is in good cond.
5.75" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $35.
BBB Virgin #824137 (RESERVED)
To whom am I appealing with this pipe?  A BBB collector?  That
person likely has a pipe like this.  The newer smoker?  Probably
someone who wants a newer, hipper brand.  Yet, it's from the
best briar of a venerable and venerated old company.  The bowl
is uncompromised with coating, there are no fills.  The cross
grain & Bird's Eye will pop when the pipe is smoked and colors
a bit.  Group 4 size, wide-open draw.  Vulcanite stem.  New.
5.4" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $125.
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.
Comoy's 1989 Christmas Pipe #37275
What, pray tell me, makes this a "Christmas" pipe?  Is it even
Christmas worthy?  Yes, I think Christ would have been a pipe
smoker.  No doubt.  But to commemorate his birthday (which
likely was not Dec. 25th, but that's a nother story) his mother
was astute enough not to have been caught buying him this
pipe.  What shape do you imagine Jesus would have smoked?
Anyhow, this pipe is in very good cond., although there is a  
tooth indent on the bottom of the stem.  The draw is open. Used.
What may look like fills in the top pic are simply bowl dings.
5.75" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $65
Charatan's Make Special Deluxe #924046
Something didn't make sense when I first looked at this pipe
because it doesn't have the Lane "L" yet it is clearly an older
Charatan, without a scintilla of a doubt...but it had the DC stem,
which should indicate an age not pre-Lane.  It's pre-Lane, for
sure & the stem is a actual Lane DC stem
(the "CP" may have been buffed off) on an older body.  It's a
great hand made shape; an 8 sided panel cut by hand is both
difficult & not common. Grp. 5 with an open draw and proper
drilling on the bottom of the chamber.  The cond. is very good
for its age, with just a touch of wear on the inner rim.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. $75.
Charatan Belvedere #527159 (SOLD 9/7/16)
A pipe like this is money in the bank (and then just as quickly
spent and gone...don't we all know that?).  But even money in
the bank brings its conflicts.  I have only one and I'm going to
have disappointed clientele.  I hate disappointing people, so I
almost don't want to list this.  The message to you, I guess, is
please be prepared to be disappointed, but you can't get it if
you don't try.  As for the pipe, the cond. is exc., the stem is not
double-comfort so is therefore not original, but the
nomenclature is crisp & clear and and it has the "L" on it.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $75.
1978 Peterson Dublin #722226 (SOLD 8/19/16)
The only thing worn on this pipe is, perhaps (maybe it was just
not stamped all that well) is the letter that indicates the year this
pipe was made on the sterling silver band.  Yet, even that is
legible enough for me to be confident that I have the year
correct.  The bowl & chamber are near-new.  The stem is new.
That means, in this case, that this is not an original Peterson
P-lip stem.  If you want this pipe for smoking, that is a good
thing as the draw is thus open, although you get the same level
of  discomfort in a faux Peterson stem as you do in the original.
Group 4 size.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.95" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 11.5 oz., 43 grams. $50.
1967 Dunhill LBS Root Briar #416169SR (RESERVED DW)
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.
Vintage Briar #72245 (SOLD 9/11/16)
Under the name "Vintage Briar" are the words "100 Years Old."
What exactly that means, I don't know.  I do know this pipe was
made by GBD, because the shape number, 9438, that is
stamped on the shank tells me so.  It has a few minor dings &
an open draw. Standard Rhodesian size. Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 62 grams. $45.
Pat. # Dunhill #527154 (SOLD)
This is a large Grp. 5, and might conceivably be a 6.  I can tell
it's an older Dunhill even without seeing that it's a Pat. #
because of the old, rounder stem button.  The difficulty is that
the nomenclature is worn way down, so that I can barely see
that it says it's a Patent.  The exact year is obliterated.  The
stem condition is excellent, the rim condition not so much.  The
draw is wide-open & the inner chamber is in fine cond.  Used.
6.75" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams.    $150.
Sasieni 4 Dot Ruff Root Bark #52719 (RESERVED 9/4/16)
As much as we elitist bastards make fun of the newer Sasieni

4 Dots, i.e., those using the number 4 instead of having it
spelled out, this isn't a bad piipe in any way that i can detect.
The draw is wide-open, the vulcanite stem is flat and
comfortable, it's a Grp. 4 in size and the blast is no worse than
a lot of other pipes costing a lot more.  This one is new.
5.65" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $60.
1976 Dunhill Shell EK #924032BK
Exceedingly gentle tooth chatter is visible on the top of the
stem, but as you can see, the rest of the pipe is sharp & crisp.
In the way of full disclosure, the stamping on the bottom was
not done well at the factory, so I am not 100% certain that the
year is '76, but from what I can see, that has to be the case.
Grp. 4 in size with open draw.  A nice birth year for someone.
5.9" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. Used. $150
GBD New Standard #52753 (RESERVED VJ 9/11/16)
I'm confident that this is an older GBD.  How old?  I don't know,
but looking at the color of the stain, the extra work done in
making the rim nice and round and the stem button, it seems
safe to say the 1960's.  and possibly the late 50's.  I have not
found when the New Standard grade began, but I just might
have an old catalog that gives me some idea.  If I find anything,
I'll get back to you.  The cond. is exc., the draw is wide-open,
that old vulcanite stem is mark-free and the construction is such
that a thin cleaner goes right to the bottom of the chamber.
5.2" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams.  Used. $65.
1984 Dunhill ODA 835 #722157
Cond. is near excellent.  The demerit is a dulling of the nomencla-
ture where it says "ODA," but every letter is there and legible, &
the rest of the nomenclature is crisp, as is the bowl rim & stem. I
think the blast quality is reminiscent of an earlier era.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $250.
Sasieni 8 Dot "Marlborough" #824043SF
The original stem and dots are in exc. cond.,  the inner rim is
slightly worn and the nomenclature is dull, but entirely legible,
including every digit of the Pat. number, the fish tail under the
Sasieni name and the quotation marks on either side of the
shape name.  Typical Grp. 4 size and wide-open draw.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $325.
1988 Ashton X Pebble Shell #52771 (RESERVED 9/11/16)
This near-new pipe is early enough in Bill Taylor's career to
have the Pat. # stamped on the bottom of the shank, with the
rest of the nomenclature.  The "X" indicates his basic size, which
is equivalent to a Dunhill Grp. 4.  The draw here is wide-open &
the construction good enough for a pipe cleaner to easily slide
to the bottom of the chamber.  Vulcanite stem.  Used, I think.
5.4" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $225.
Willmer AAAA  Presentation #527107 (SOLD 8/17/16)
If Willmer had a higher grade, I can't remember it.  you can see
how clean the barely stained briar is, and with some color that
straight grain is going to pop.  The chamber is large enough so
that I can stick my thumb into it and overall I'd call it a Grp. 6.
The pipe is unsmoked and has an acrylic stem, which is a bit
unusual for an English-made pipe.  It's a gem for a Willmer man.
6.25" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 65 grams. $295.
Dunhill Shell #722237 (SOLD 8/21/16)
Let's be honest, this pipe looks as though it's been through two
world wars and the Battle of the Alamo.  But the tobacco
chamber is in good char spots, no fracturing or
webbing.  The nomenclature is mostly visible, although it isn't
crisp any longer.  The "England" is entirely legible, but after the
"d" the date number is not.  There is no tooth mark on the
bottom of the stem, but the one on top of the stem is not pretty.
5.4" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $65.
Charatan's Make Authentic #527182
I like the shape of this pipe and apparently, the Charatan
people did, too because they named it (shape # 318) Jermyn,
which is the street on which they had their shop.  BTW, I do
love the individualistic names the English pipe makers gave to
their shapes.  Among Loewe & Sasieni, place names were
prevalent tried to capture the shape in their names, like the
Acorn, or Tun (a barrel).  There are tooth marks on the bottom
of the stem, but other wise the pipe is in exc. cond., but with no
"CP" logo visible on the  DC stem.  The "L" is still there.  used.
5.65" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $75.
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..  
1949 Pat. No. Dunhill FE #37191
Original stem and very good condition, with just a touch of wear
on an inner rim to indicate the age of this pipe.  Grp. 4.  The
nomenclature is all legible, with the exception of a few numbers
in the middle of that long string being a bit buffed out.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams.  $375.
Peterson's Standard System #72283
One of the unwritten laws of retail is that if you have a product
that is good, and is priced fairly, and yet it doesn't sell...raise
the price.  So, feeling unappreciated, and maybe just a touch
stupid, I am going to apply that technique and raise the price of
my good Petersons.  Probably at $45, people think there's
something wrong with them.  Let's see how they feel when it's
$55.  Here's an XL 307 in exc. cond., with clean, crisp rim and
fine chamber.  The draw is that of a P-lip, but I can hardly be
expected to do anything about that, and it doesn't bother
Peterson devotees.  There are a couple little surface scratches
on the bowl and some tooth chatter on the stem, but the size &
quality of the grain more than make up for those flaws. Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $55.
1956 Dunhill ES #824082EG
Excellent cond. for this 60 yr. old Shell.  After the date, in small
type, is typed the curious code "B106."  I wonder what that can
mean.  The draw is wide-open.  Note that the white area on the
bottom of the stem was just the residue of a sticker and is now
gone.  Used.
6 3/8" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $450.
Barling EXEL #824076 (SOLD 9/12/16)
At first glance, I thought (and hoped) this might be a
pre-transition piece, but it is not.  The shape # is 5639.  Still, it
is in very good cond., with an open draw and an original stem,
on which the logo can still be faintly read.  It is a credit to the
buyers of Barling that the quality of the old stem did not seem
to diminish in time. The EXEL is a Grp. 4 size.  Vulcanite stem.  
5.3" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. Used.$45.
Sasieni 4 Dot Walnut #824246
Not an old, family-era pipe, but this is a handsome Grp. 4 with
more-than-respectable cross grain & Bird's Eye grain.  Wide
open draw and proper construction.  Vulcanite stem.  New.
5.4" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $60.