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
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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 #1023100
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. $1
10.
Northern Briars Rox Cut Premier 4 #215020
The rim of the bowl is smooth, and lighter in color than the body
of the pipe.  The chamber capacity is large enough to take my
thumb, although tightly.  Although it is a size 4 for Northern
Briars, it would easily be a Grp. 5 Dunhill.  The draw is wide-
open and the drilling provides for a fluffy cleaner.  New.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. Price: $220.
1955 Dunhill Root Briar #68280SR (SOLD 6/14/15)
Shape K, and rather darker than most Roots, it seems to me.
This pipe is unsmoked.  I mention that because the retail price
of a Root Briar by Dunhill (but made by god-knows-who) today
is about $800.  New.
5.65" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $475.
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. $275.
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
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 Hand Turned XX Pebble Grain #68246
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.  $225.
Charatan Special #26748
The stem is so marvelously flat and comfortable that it must be
original, or better than original.  The logo, however, is newly
stamped.  The rest of the pipe is in exc. cond., although the
nomenclature is badly buffed.  One can make it all out, though,
including the "L."  The draw is wide open and for those who like
traditional shapes, this pipe has a great chance of becoming a
real favorite.  I'm good at pipe predictions.  Probably a 4 in size,
or a bit bigger, even.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $75.
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. $175
Comoy's Blue Riband #68399
Small...Grp. 2 in size, but cute as a button and in truly exc.cond.
(which begs the question...are the other times I say a pipe is in
exc. cond. not true?).  Open draw, too, plus a cleaner goes
right through to bottom of chamber.  Used.
5.1" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 30 grams. $175
Charatan Special #525057  (SOLD 5/30/15)
Gilpin is the quaint name Charatan gives this shape.  This pipe
is rather large; I can easily get my thumb into the chamber.  The
condition is excellent.  The draw is open and there is an "L" on
the bottom of the shank.  Used.  
6" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 50 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. $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, $315.
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.
Peterson Barrel #57361 (SOLD 6/10/15)
For those who know this standard Peterson shape, there is not
I need to say except that this one is new.  The draw is not bad
for a Peterson and if you happen not to know, this is a small
sized pipe, which I would call a Grp. 2 using dunhill sizes. New.
5.6" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 grams. $75.
1938 U.S. Pat. No. Dunhill shape 56 #416198SR SOLD 6/20
Such a pleasure to find a 1938 pipe of this quality in this cond.
The size is Grp. 4 and the nomenclature is fully intact and clear.
The draw is open.  Historically, the year must be significant
because the very next year, London suffered under the German
blitzing bombing and production suffered greatly, as did, of
course, the London population.  After 1938, the world changed.
5.2" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $425.
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 #416164SR
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.
BBB Own Make #68260 (SOLD 6/14/15)
Can you buy a grand old British marque in exc. cond. for less
than $25?  Maybe you can, but not from this site.  The brass
logo is missing from the stem (but you can still see the diamond
outline) and most of the nomenclature is buffed off.  But the
essentials are all there in spades: a great shape (Prince), old
briar, comfortable stem, Grp. 4 size,  Pride of ownership. Do
it!5.8" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $25 used
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.
1940 Dunhill PO.  #416213SR
Although the "Dunhill" is clearly visible, the "Shell," has been
buffed down, but the U.S. Pat. # is legible except for a few
numbers at the beginning of the Pat., and the
0 is visible after
the D in London.  That makes this a pipe which was produced
during the Blitz of London by Germany...a rare enough product,
indeed.  Better yet, the condition is excellent, the draw wide-
open.  So, it is both a collector's item, and a smoker.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.45" tall.  Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 34 grams.  $425.
Comoy's Deluxe #416225KF  (RESERVED)
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.
Barling's Make #26717 (SOLD 6/14/15)
I would like to say, after having initially mis-labeled this pipe,
that I am going to get Barling dates correct once and for all.  
But we both know how prone I am to making mistakes.  On the
other hand, if you have any positive feelings for me at all, it
may well be because you can come here, read my errors, and
leave feeling superior.  I can live with that if you can part with
the shekels.  What we have here is a used pipe in exc. cond.
that was made, based on credible info sent in by an indulgent
correspondent,  between June & Nov. of 1962, while the old
Barling family was still running the factory, albeit under new
ownership, that of Finlay.  Shape # is 3174, size is Grp. 3 and
the "Barling's Make" is in block letters.  The stem may or may
not be original, but the logo has been re-stamped.   Used.
5" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 31 grams. $145.
Orlik Corona Straight Grain #525007 (SOLD 6/8/15)
A classic old English marque in excellent condition.  This, in my
opinion, is a brand worth collecting.  A small Grp. 4 in size. Used.
5.75" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $85.
Peterson's Dublin #525107 (RESERVED)
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.
Peterson's Mark Twain #68428
My knowledge of the Mark Twain is short of what it should be.
I can tell you that this has a sterling band and is unsmoked.
The grain is nice and full with lots of cross grain on the bottom
of the shank.  Any person who wants to buy this pipe will know a
lot more about it than I, so I'll just give the dimensions.  New.
4.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 68 grams. $150.
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.
1979 Dunhill Tan Shell Group 3 #329068RS (SOLD 6/19/15)
The condition and the shape create the appeal here.  The
worst that can be said about the condition is that there is some
tooth chatter on the stem bottom.  There are never enough
Apple shaped pipes.  I wonder why.  I'd say that this is a large
Grp. 3, and could have been called a 4, albeit a smaller 4.  If
the blast isn't deep, it's because it's showing a lot of Bird's Eye.
5.9" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $145.
James Upshall B #382 (RESERVED)
"B" is a pretty high grade for the old Upshall straight grain, or at
least higher than the P, anything above which is pretty rare.  
this is a fairly large pipe, with a wide diameter chamber.  Grp. 6
is probably accurate.  The condition is excellent, with all nomen-
clature crisp and clear, including the stem logo.  The draw is
wide-open.  The stem is vulcanite and the pipe has been used.
6" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. $125.
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.
1968 Dunhill OX #525094 (RESERVED)
The tenon is white, which strongly suggests that it is a replace-
ment.  But then, it also suggests, nearly as strongly, that the
stem itself is original.  The condition is very good, with just a
touch of wear on the inside of the bowl rim.  It is a Grp. 4 in size,
but it looks more like a Grp. 5 to me.  After the '8' indicating that
the pipe was made in 1968, there is a '9.'  So, it was probably
released from the factory in '69.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $150.
Peterson's DeLuxe #68252 (SOLD 6/13/15)
This has shape # 9S on it, and i expected to see something like
an XL instead as this is quite large.  Not huge, but at least a
Grp. 5, although the tobacco chamber is not that large due to
thick walls (over 1/4").  Still, the inner diameter of the chamber is
just over 3/4."  That's plenty big for a long smoke.  The band is
sterling, but there is no dated hallmark, but rather that old, tired
phony  K&P.stamping.  The cond. is exc., the draw fairly open.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 75 grams. Used. $75.
1924 "Inner Tube" Dunhill Bruyere 68269 SR (SOLD 6/22)
In rather immaculate condition, both the pipe and the case.  In
point of fact, the tube itself is missing, although I could easily
find a Dunhill tube and insert it so you can fool yourself. Used.  
5.3" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $475.