Upshall F.H. #1010219 (SOLD)
5.9" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/4 oz., 62 grams. $125.
 
Northern Briars Rox Cut Regal 4 #215038 (SOLD)
Ian Walker's fine version of the Dunhill LB with a silver band to
add distinction and an extra touch of color to the pipe.  If it's
solid, traditional and quality you want, here is a prime example.
5.85" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 65 grams. New. $210
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Sasieni Pre-WWII "Warwick" #1023021  (SOLD 11/23/14)
None of my initials are "S," so don't blame that egregious
incision at the front of the bowl on me.  Yet, if that is your
initial, here's a very good deal.  It's an old Sasieni...a Four Dot
I'm almost positive, but with a replacement stem.  The "Sasieni"
has that old fish-tail underscript plus the Pre-WWII  Pat. # on
the shank, although the nomenclature is buffed down...it is all
legible.  cond. is exc., with an open draw.  Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 35 grams. $75.
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. $95.
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.
Peterson's Premier Shape 307 #830995RO
After doing as much research as I can stand, it appears that
this handsome sandblast was made in 1989.  That is what I
deduce from the hallmark, if deduce is the right word.  The
condition is excellent and it's about a Grp. 5 in size.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $75.
Comoy's Diplomat #1023153 (SOLD 12/1/14)
The cross grain is placed nearly perfectly overand under the
shank and at the front of the bowl and the Bird's Eye on each
side of the bowl is almost dramatic.  The cond. is near new.
5.7" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grans. $75
1907 BBB Calaabash #1130357  (RESERVED)
A fine example of turn of the century (19th to 20th)
craftsmanship.  The stamping on both the rim and band are
clear, showing hallmark dates and the Blumfeld initials.  The  
amber stem is original, but the threaded horn tenon had to be
replaced...it is still threaded, however, going into the shank as
originally intended.  The case is also original, but about 1.5" of
the leather strip on the edge has worn off, leaving the wood
exposed.  The hinges & clasp of the case still work fine.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl (approx.) 2.5" tall.  Weight:  1.75 oz., $175.
Comoy's Tradition #1023130 (SOLD 12/1/14)
This damned pipe is beautiful, is in beautiful condition except for
one flaw...it has what I would call a serious tooth indent on the
bottom of the stem near the button.  the top of the stem is
mark-free. The indent doesn't look that deep, but it is wide,
although in trying it in my mouth, it doesn't feel bad.  it does have
the 3 part "C," and is clean & crisp in every other way. Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $45.
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. $475
Peterson's Standard System  #83002RO (SOLD 9/25/14)
I put the Peterson shape # in the title line because it is one of
the favorite shapes of Peterson devotees.  Or their least
favorite, I can never remember which.  The pipe is in excellent
condition and exhibits tremendous Bird's Eye on one side of
the bowl and not bad cross grain on the front and other side
of the bowl.  The stem is bite-mark free and the draw is quite
open.  It doesn't say XL, but it's large enough, I think. Used.
5.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. $60.
Northern Briar Rox Cut Premier #215018
Such good values as Ian Walker's pipes tend to sell quickly,
and it's hard for me to understand how he can put out pipes for
so little.  This pipe is a Group 5 and as a "Premier" is a higher
grade than his basic model, although I'm not sure what
constitutes the difference.  I don't have to tell followers of Ian
what they get for their money, but just in case, the draw is wide
open, & the air hole is drilled right to the proper pointat the
bottom of the chamber. New.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 81 grams. $220.
Pre-Transition Barling EL #830958 (SOLD 9/16/14)
Although the nomenclature is almost entirely buffed off, you
can plainly see that this pipe had block letters.  Very little of the
shape number is visible, but the cond. of the bowl is very good.
There is some tooth chatter on the top & bottom of the stem,
which also has no visible logo due to excessive buffing.  The
shape is very appealing, with the pencil shank and slight curve.
5.95" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 25 grams. $135.
Peterson's Sherlock Holmes #830102RO (SOLD)
This might be the Baskerville, but all it says on the shank is
"Sherlock Holmes."  The condition is excellent, the is wide-open,
thanks to the normal button and the band is sterling.  Used.
5" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 68 grams. $110.
Sasieni Four Dot Natural "Stamford" #830935
Well wrought family era Four Dot in very good condition.  The
stem is like new but there are some very slight dings on the
bowl rim.  Good cross grain, too.  The draw is wide-open. Used.
5.75" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $125.
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. $145.
1993 Grp. 5 Dunhill Spigot Bruyere #621695TH (SOLD)
Pretty crisp and clean; actually, like-new. I'm out of the loop,
having once been a Dunhill Principal Pipe Dealer (PPD) but
from what I'm hearing, new Dunhills are way up there in price,
so it was good to know that as a Grp. 5, I could hope to get a
few extra dollars for this pipe.  I just tried to check prices, but
the best I could do on short notice was the 1999 price for a
Group 5 Spigot, which was $885.  Still, you should buy the pipe
because you like it, not because the price is favorable.
6 1/4" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $350.
Sasieni 4 Dot "Regent" #82862
Maybe somebody banged the bowl on an ashtray, because the
outside of the rim is dinged a bit...accentuated in the photos;
it's not bad looking in person.  The cond. is otherwise exc.  The
stem is mark-free, the draw is open and with just a twist, a
cleaner goes through to the bottom of the bowl. Definitely from
the family era, but how old, I don't know.  The dots indicate is is
pretty old.  Grp. 4 in size.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl. 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $115.
1972 Dunhill DR H #519182
From a seller's point of view, one of the problems in dealing
with products like used pipes is that there is no "book" on what
the price should be, so I often worry that I am selling far too
cheaply and could be getting considerably more for a specific
pipe.  Nobody likes to give their potential income away.  Well,
that's not going to be a problem here.  I think I'm giving this
high grade Dunhill away.  There is wear on one spot of the rim,
but the inner chamber is fine, and there is a crack in the shank
that the sterling band takes care of just fine.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. Price: $450.
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. $215
Pre-Transition Barling EXEL #830941 (SOLD 9/12/14)
This pipe has the three digit shape number of 224.  The
condition is mostly excellent with just a touch of wear at one
point on the rim.  The stem is bite-mark free and although the
logo has been buffed off, you can see traces of it, so it is the
original stem.  Vulcanite stem.  Ye Olde Wood.  Used.
5.45" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $225.
U.S. Pat. Number Dunhill #310314 (SOLD)
The exact date of production is very difficult to determine, even
using a dating guide.  Not that the nomenclature isn't clear,
because most of it is, but the date stamp is a bit muddy and I
can't determine if it's a
16 or an 18.  Either way, I think the pipe
is from the 1930's, and thus is either a 1936 or 1938.  The
condition is quite good, although not pristine, by which I mean
you can feel the seam between the stem and shank as the
stem was obviously buffed down a bit.  But with no tooth marks
on the stem and no wear on the bowl rim, you can't really ask
for much more.  The wide tenon diameter is typical of the time.
5" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 51 grams. $360.
Pre-Transition Barling EL #830953
The shape # under the block-letter "Barling's Make" is 1366
and on the other side of the shank is #4109.  A reader kindly
informed me that first number is the old Barling number and
then in June 1962 they switched to a new numbering system,
so the two numbers pin-point the date of production of this
pipe.  If you are looking for a 1962 birth year pipe, yet not a
Dunhill, this is IT.  Also, if 1962 is your birth year, you are 20
years younger than me.  But don't be smug.  By 1962 I had
already flunked out of college twice.  (Because I was not on
scholarship, they took me in a 3rd time, the whores, and I stuck
it through to a successful, if rocky, end.)  There is a tooth mark
on the top of the stem.  The big issue, as you can see, is the
wear on the rim.  But the chamber is just fine and the pipe will
provide a lot of smokes before expiring in 2114.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 grams. $95.
1969 Dunhill Root DR #1023125  (SOLD 12/1/14)
There might have been a letter after the "DR," but all that
remains visible is a circle.  Whatever letter was in there has
been buffed away.  What is worse, however, is the fact that the
shank was split near the bowl and glued back together.  It does
seem like a solid job of gluing, but I would rather have been
able to detect signs of a rod inside the shank, thus
guaranteeing a solid, long-lived connection.  All I can say is, so
far, so good.  The rest of this pipe is in exc. cond. Used.
6" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 41 grams. $95.
1997 Ashton XXX Old Church #519025 (SOLD 11/18/14)
A large pipe, but not a large tobacco chamber, which means
the walls of the chamber, at least near the top of the bowl, are
thick.  The pipe's condition is excellent with only a negligible
tooth mark near the button on the top of the stem marring the
condition.  When talking about a Bill Ashton Taylor pipe, it is
important to talk about construction, and here the draw is
mercifully wide open.  That bodes well for the great smoking
quality you can get from an Ashton pipe.  Used.
6.3" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 71 grams. $195
1977 Dunhill Bruyere Grp. 5 #63548 (SOLD 11/13/14)
Shape #522 with some good cross grain and a wide-open draw.
There are a few minor imperfections detracting from the
condition, thus I have to say that the condition is very good
rather than excellent. The size is ample, even for a 5. The stem
is acrylic, like all good Dunhill stems.  Used.  
5.5" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/4 oz., 77 grams. $175.
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
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.
Charatan Supreme #215024
The bowl looks even taller than its 2" height, and it has a big
enough diameter to easily take my thumb while also having
thick walls (the rim is 4/10" wide).  The stem is pristine, and the
rest of the pipe is in excellent condition, including the
nomenclature, which shows off the Lane "L."  The bottom is flat,
so it sits up and the draw is open.  Used.
6 1/4" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 59 grams. $395.
Sasieni 4 Dot "Moorgate" #1023078 (SOLD 11/19/14)
A Family Era (pre-1979) pipe with the three line nomenclature
and town name on the shank.  The condition is exc., and the
stem is clearly original.  For those with OCD, let me say that
there is a truly insignificant tooth mark on the bottom of the
stem.  The nomenclature is clean and crisp and the draw is wide
open.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 34 oz., $125.
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.
Comoy's Golden Matt #1023160 (SOLD 12/1/14)
Although the overall cond. is very good, there is a deep tooth
indent on the bottom of the stem.  Otherwise, it has the 3 piece
"C," and the draw is wide open. The nomenclature is buffed
down a bit, but it is all legible.  Grp. 4 in size.  Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $35.
1970 7 Day Dunhill Set #1130452
The set is comprised of 2 Grp 4s (one is a 5 in actual size) 3
Grp. 3s (all but one is a 4 in size) a Grp. 2 (which is a 3 in size)
and Grp. 1, which is a true Grp. 3 in size.  Got it?  Good
because I intend to say no more about the sizes as I now have
a headache.  The condition of the stems is excellent and the
bowls are mostly excellent, although some of the rims do show
some minor wear in spots.  For those of with a strong sense of
propriety, it is nice to know that the week for Dunhills begins
with a Sunday, which is the only bent pipe in the set, for
whatever symbolic meaning that might suggest.  Used. $2100.
1985 Ashton HT XX Pebble Grain RS  (SOLD)
An early Ashton, and I imagine the "HT" stands for 'hand turned'
as it did at Dunhill, for whom Bill Ashton Taylor worked before
getting started with Ashton pipes.  The blast is deep and tactile
and the cond. exc.,, except for the small, shallow tooth marks
on the bottom of the stem.  It's a Grp. 5 with a wide-open draw
5.8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. Used. $185.
1919 BBB #83015SR
Because the hallmark on the sterling band is a slight bit worn, I
am not 100% certain that 1919 is the right year...it could
conceivably be 1912 or 1913, so if you're looking for a birth
year pipe and need a 1919, you might have to continue looking.
But don't plan on looking too long.  Other than the pit, or flaw
(but not a fill) on the front of the bowl, the pipe is in exc. cond,
has exc. construction (air hole) and an open draw.  Just great
stuff, these historic, old names..  Used.
4.95" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $295.
1913 BBB #83020SR
From the photo, you might think that this is a somewhat large
pipe.  In fact, it's closer to being a miniature, although it is not
quite that.  The condition is excellent, the nomenclature is crisp
and clear and the "AF&Co." that is on the band indicates the A.
Frankau firm.    I should mention that the opening at the end of
the stem is not today's slit, but is instead a round hole.  Used.
3.85" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $295.
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.
1909 BBB Calabash #830973SR (SOLD 10/13/14)
The pipe is in very good shape and an index of that is how
clean and crisp the case is, including the BBB logo on the
inside of the case, which is now over 100 yrs. old.  That's pretty
cool.   The stamping on the silver, LB, refers to the successor
of Adolph Frankau, Louis Blumfeld.   Used.  
5" long.  Weight: 2 oz., 56 grams. $315.
1909 BBB Calabash #830969SR (SOLD 10/24/14)
The stem fully appears to be amber.  I don't know what else it
can be.  The condition of the case is superb, and is remarkable
considering the 105 yrs of age.  Despite having been smoked a
lot, as evidenced by the dark inner chamber., the overall cond.
is very good.  Used.
5.6" long.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 66 grams.  Price: $315.
Dunhill Shell #1023052  (SOLD 11/24/14)
The "Made in England" line is missing, and thus so is the date;
still, it's clearly not a recent edition, so I'd guess the late 50's or
1960's.  Also, as good as the stem looks, it isn't original as the
nomenclature indicates an F/T stem and this is straight across
the button.  Even the stem, though, has plenty of years on it.  
The cond. of the stem is tooth-mark free and it is very comfort-
able.  There is some wear at one point of the rim and the blast
has been worn down a bit by hand-holding.  The inner chamber
is just fine.  It is a Grp. 3 in size, though it says shape # 573.
5.1" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 26 grams. Used. $95.