GBD Collector New Standard #715044
I don't know what makes it a "Collector;"  perhaps it's the size.  It
is certainly larger than the typical GBD and I can get my thumb
into the chamber.  The cond. is exc., and the draw wide open.
6" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams.  Used. $55.
Northern Briars Rox Cut Regal 4 #215038
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
Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  94306

(650) 965-7403
1978 Dunhill Group 6 Root Briar #817128 (SOLD)
Shape & size # 61051 in exc. cond., except I note that the stem
is not fitting perfectly flush against the shank.  I can never
figure some of this stuff out.  There are no tooth marks on the
stem and the draw is open.  the chamber here is large enough
to easily take my thumb.  Good cross grain, too.
6.5" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams.  $260.
Dunhill Longtitude #530090SR
Num. 285 of just 2000 pipes made to celebrate the Millenium.
It comes with a booklet to help you 1) find the time in another
city; 2) compare local times of cities in different time zone, and
3) find when other cities are in the millenium hour relative to
your local time zone.  Pipe comes in a leather, book-like case.  
It is unsmoked.
5.8" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 3 oz., 86 grams. Price: $1200
Peterson's Dublin Made in England#215069 (SOLD 3/5/14)
Although it is a Dublin, it was made in England.  You devotees of
Peterson pipes will know off the top of your head when production
in England ceased, and that is at least how old this pipe is.  You
can see that it sports very nice cross grain, is in exc. cond.,
although if there was a "P" on the stem, it has been buffed off.
4.2" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 62 grams. Used. $85.
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.
Millville Executive #804100 (SOLD 3/25/14)
There's that little tooth mark on the top of the stem and the
band may be covering for a hairline fracture in the shank.  But
this quite large pipe is in great cond. otherwise and like the old
Charatans was made by hand in London City.  Could almost
pass for a Charatan, couldn't it?  Quite light for its size. Used.  
6.9" long, bowl 2.65" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 80 grams. $95
Ashton XXX Sovereign #210758ME
I can't decipher the year this pipe was made as the numbers
after the "England" are 212.  Nonetheless, the pipe is in exc.
cond. with an open draw.  The size is Group 5, but with thick
chamber walls, and a wide rim, the tobacco capacity is not
going to be all that large.  The size here would work well for
both heavy flakes and an easy smoking latakia blend.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. Price: $185
Pre-Transition Barling's Make EXEL #210716TH (SOLD)
This 3 digit shape number is 789 and the blast is clearly
superior: deep, distinctive and of the old "character" style.  The
condition is excellent and while I believe the stem is original, it
has been re-stamped.  As an EXEL, it is a good Grp. 5 in size.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 49 grams. $235.
Dunhill Bruyere #909030RB
What we have here is a failure to communicate, based, I'm afraid
on rather muddy looking nomenclature.  I think I can see the
beginning of the "Pat. #.", but I definitely can't make out any
numbers.  The rounded button of the stem certainly looks more
than old enough for a patent number pipe.  The major problem is a
slight crack at the top of the rim which does go down the bowl
slightly more than 1/4".  There are some tooth marks on the stem,
including one that I would call serious.  But I don't think the integrity
of the stem is compromised unless you are a hard biter.  And my
experience with fractures in the bowl like this are quite
good...unless you insist on taking a reamer to the inside of the bowl.
BTW, this is a Grp. 1, so it is small, and the white dot is a gray from
time and use (or use and time).  My last customer who bought a
Dunhill with a much deeper and longer fissure than this one has is
quite happy with his pipe, which smokes well and shows no sign of
developing a larger crack.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 3/4 oz., 21 grams. Price: $60.  
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. $480.
Peterson's Deluxe #519043
The pipe is a Grp. 4 in size, and in very good cond., with crisp
nomenclature and even an open draw.  There are a few minor
dings on the rim to detract from perfect condition, but that's it.
5.4" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. Used. $65.
Charatan Executive #108073 (SOLD 1/23/14)
Are Charatan prices going up?  I believe they should...not
'cause I sometimes try to sell them, but because these hand
made pipes would cost so much more if they were made today,
and much less venerated pipes go for such high prices.  This
one is in very good cond., with only a little wear on the inner rim
of the bowl.  The pipe has the "L" in the shield and the D.C.
stem is bite-mark free.  The "CP" stem logo is mostly buffed,
but is visible.  The draw is wide open.  It's also fairly large. Used.
6.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. Price: $145.
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.
Dunhill 75th Anniversary Pipe #531042
Beside a little match or lighter scorching on one part of the rim,
the pipe is in excellent, even near-new, condition.  It is small,
about a Grp. 2...maybe a small Grp. 3.  It does, of course, have
an Alfred Dunhill (AD) band with a hallmark and nomenclature
indicating it is a 75th Anniversary pipe.  
5.15" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 31 grams. $265
Peterson's Dublin #1127025SB  (SOLD 3/11/14)
Great straight grain below the bead, fine Bird's Eye above, a
brindle stem and wide-open draw, plus a sterling spigot
treatment on clean, light-stained briar.  About all a Peterson
devotee can ask for.  And no wonder, it comes from a fabulous
collection that consisted of Bo Nordhs, Lars Ivarssons and tons
and tons of Chonowitsch & Bang pipes.  This pipe spent years
in very honored company and must have picked up many of
their finer points.  The cond. is exc.; it has barely been smoked.
5.8" long, 1.6" tall.  Weight: 15/8 oz., 47 grams. Used. $225.
Peterson's Irish Whiskey #306063
Do not ask if a cleaner goes through; on the other hand, the
draw is quite open for a Peterson with a P-lip.  It's an XL size (I
fit my thumb into the chamber, and the shape # is 02.  New.
5" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 74 grams. $85.
Pre-Transition Barling Fossil YOW EL #1113273PN (SOLD)
This old Barling has shape #532 and is in very good cond.  
There is a tooth indent on the bottom of the stem and the
nomenclature is thin but legible.  Similarly, the logo has been
buffed off the stem.  The inner chamber is in great shape and
the pipe has a beautiful, character-filled blast.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 25 grams. Price. $310
Comoy's Blue Riband #210730SH (SOLD 4/17/14)
Here is an opportunity to get an unsmoked Blue Riband.  In
many cases, Comoy's was not particularly demanding
regarding the standards for their highest grade, but this pipe
is worthy, and the shaping is unusual for Comoy's. Although I
forgot to photograph the bottom of the pipe, it is beautiful Bird's
Eye.  Still, it has to be noted that the "C" is not the 3 piece
logo.  New.
5.4" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 45 grams. $400.
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. $150.
Comoy's Silverwood #804115
Comoy's, in my opinion, did the best overall job of cutting
classic shapes of all the English pipe makers.  I'm not saying
that they were the best pipe makers, or that all their shapes
were the best (I think Barling, for example, did the best Apples)
but all their shapes were paragons of the style.  This is from a
period that can not be considered Comoy's best...probably the
1980's.  But the styling is great.  The draw is wide open and the
size is a good Grp. 4.  New.
5.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $75.
Peterson Shannon #215095 (SOLD 3/26/14)
I don't know exactly where the "Shannon" fits into the Peterson
hierarchy, but this pipe has a solid cross grain pattern, a non-P
lip, a wide-open draw, bless its heart, and is in near-new cond.
The size probably matches a Dunhill Grp. 5 LB, and while the
stain is dark, covering up surface imperfections, I don't see a fill.
5.65' long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $50.
Pre-Republic Peterson Standard System 310381-80 (sold)
The condition of this old pipe is actually very good, with just a
few dings on the top of the outer rim.  The one issue that I see
is a fill on the front of the bowl about the size of Lake Erie.  (It's
actually about 6mm long and 4mm wide.)  It is shape # 307 and
the stem no longer has the "P" logo on it, if it ever did, but it
certainly appears to be an original stem and is most definitely a
Peterson P-lip.  The size is at least a Grp. 5. Used.
6.2" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 66 grams. $75.
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. $230
1978 Dunhill ODA #1128031 (SOLD)
A touch of wear on the inner rim of the chamber, as you can
see above, is all that keeps this from being in exc. cond.  There
is also the tiniest tooth mark on the bottom of the stem, but it's
so slight, I almost missed it and even after seeing it, I almost
decided to omit it from this description.  Panels often tend to
get dark on the side panel(s) due to thin walls, but not with this
big boy.  All the chamber walls are quite thick enough.  Used.
6.2" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 72 grams. $275
Peterson's Hand Made #1127250 (SOLD)
This is a very large Peterson, in near-new condition.  There is
one large putty fill on the side of the bowl (see the upper right
photo) and there is also a screw in/out stinger at the end of the
tenon which doesn't seem to impact the very poor draw one
way or the other.  The band is sterling and the grain goes from
good in spots to bald in other areas.  Well, I'm bald, too so I
don't mean that as criticism as much as simply descriptive. Used
61/2" long, bowl 2.45" tall.  Weight: 3 5/8 oz., 103 grams. $110.
U.S. Pat. Number Dunhill #310314
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.
GBD Sierra #121370 (SOLD 1/9/14)
This grade of GBD is new to me, and I have had a lot of GBDs
go through my hands in 40 yrs. of playing with used, and new,
pipes.  The "Sierra" designation must refer to the craggy finish,
but perhaps more significantly, this GBD was made not in
England, but rather in the original home of the brand, France.
The Jura Mtns., where St. Claude is is pretty craggy, itself.  The
draw is open and with just a little bend at the end of the cleaner,
that goes through to the bottom of the bowl.  In case there is
any concern, yes, it is stamped with shape #9438.  New.
5" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 50 grams. $110.
1963 Dunhill P #108171 (SOLD)
There is some carbon on the bowl rim, and some minor tooth
marks in the old, original stem, but overall this pipe is in very
good condition.  The draw is wide-open and the inner chamber
is in exc. cond.  That good 'character' sandblast is evident, too.
It is a Grp. 4 in size.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $225.
Sasieni Four Dot "Hurlingham" #310148TJ
This is a large Apple, a Grp. 5 in size, and the overall cond. is
good, but there are shallow tooth indentations on the bottom of
the stem.  The nomenclature is considerably buffed down.  But
the bowl rim, the chamber and the bowl are all in good shape,
the draw is wide open and there's no reason to suspect that
there aren't a lot of good smokes left in this pipe.  Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 49 oz., Price: $55
GBD Pedigree #108116 (SOLD 1/8/14)
This high end GBD is in excellent condition, except for the
original stem, with the brass logo, that has significant tooth
indentations on the top and bottom.  The 2nd stem is acrylic
and both fits and looks good.  Nice grain, at least on one side
of the bowl.  It is fairly large, and my thumb can squeeze into
the chamber.  Used.
6.3" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. price: $75.
Patent Number Dunhill #310187SW
The closest we can come in terms of dating this pipe is that it
was made between 1927 and 1941, and this is according to
John Loring's guide.  The nomenclature is buffed quite low on
the side where it says "Dunhill," but the name is certainly
ivisble.  On the side of the shank where it has the Pat. #, the
nomenclature is stronger.  The stem is free of marks and
appears to be original, but the inner rim of the chamber does
have a spot that shows wear due to a lighter, I'd bet.  The
tobacco chamber is in exc. cond. and should give lotf os good
smokes before this pipe's life is over.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $175.
Barling's Make #210748 (SOLD)
Although the size is not stamped on it, this is probably an "L"
size, or Gpr. 3 if you want to make a comparison with Dunhill.
The shape # is 3181, making it, I suppose, a Transition piece.
In any event, it has block letters, not script, and the depth and
character of the blast are as good as any Pre-Transition piece.
The condition is excellent and the draw is wide-open.  Used.
4.85" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 3/4 oz., 21 grams. $145.
1997 Ashton XXX Sovereign #215137 (SO(LD 3/13/14)
I don't know why this is only a 3X.  I think it is large enough to
qualify as one of the extra large designations.  I forget which
one comes after 3X.  The condition is excellent, the draw is
blessedly open.  The brindle stem always complements a light-
stained pipe handsomely.  Used.
5.64" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. Price: $225.
Peterson Deluxe #310225
On the rare occasion when they do make a good pipes, such
as this one, they have to screw it up with that P-lip, which
constricts the draw making it impossible to get a good smoke
out of the pipe.  Well, that's their choice and also the choice of
a goodly number of smokers who are absolutely devoted to
Peterson pipes.  Besides the thin,  classic lines here, the brain
shows the openness of a Ligurian-like hydroscopic briar, which
absorbs moisture better than the more aesthetic tight grained
pipes and thus promotes a drier smoke.  The pipe's condition is
excellent and as a DeLuxe, I wouldn't expect to see any fills.
6.25" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $75.
Pre-Transition Barling L #1113289PN (SOLD 3/13/14)
A small, maybe Grp. 2, piece with crisp nomenclature and the
residual of the Barling logo on the original stem.  This is an
unusual shape for a Barling, although with old English pipes,
the small size is not uncommon due to the very high taxes on
tobacco.  The condition is excellent.  YOW.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.2" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $365
Pre-Transitional Barling Quaint #111310DG
Larger than an EXEXEL, and in near-pristine condition, this is
simply a spectacular Quaint.  The only problem is my
photography, which doesn't come close to doing this pipe
justice.  The draw is wide-open and the shank alone is almost
3" long.  used.
7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 51 grams. $1975
Pre-Transition Barling's Make #310105RB (SOLD 1/9/14)
This Grp. 3 in size pipe does have a ding on the bowl and some
wear on the bowl rim.  The tobacco chamber is in very good
condition, and the draw is wide-open.  The logo has been
buffed off the stem, but the "Barling's Make, Ye Olde Wood,"
and the shape number of 129 are quite legible on the shank.
The other side of the shank, with the "Made in England" on the
other side of the shank is buffed down to the point of hard to
read.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $135.
Charatan Supreme #11134DG
A large, solid pipe in very good cond., an open draw and good
grain on one side of the bowl and something less than supreme
quality on the other side.  Nomenclatue is sparse; other than
"Charatan's Make, London England, Supreme," on one side of
the shank there is nothing.  However, on another Supreme, of
much the same shape, I notice the same absence of stamping,
so maybe there is something about the grade that discourages
much talk.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 68 grams. $799.
Peterson Supreme #310116
I've heard people say that I don't like Peterson pipes.  That's
not true, or at least it's not true that I have some innate
aversion to them.  What I have is an innate aversion to  are low
standards and mediocrity.  Take this pipe, with beautiful Bird's
Eye on one side of the bowl and rather mediocre grain on the
other side.  Take the fact that the air hole, on a not particularly
difficult pipe to drill properly, is so high that you will need to
take a cab from the draft hole to the bottom of the bowl.  Add
that even with a normal stem it has a mediocre (there's that
word again) draw. Then factor in the gold band and the
"Supreme" designation and what you have is a pipe maker that
doesn't give a shit.  I'm sure they would say they do.  I bet they
believe they do, but the end result of whatever work they are
doing belies a statement like that.  Wolfgang Becker gives a
shit.  Michael Parks gives a shit.  Jim Cooke and Rad Davis
give a shit.  These people don't.  Do you think I like writing this
and wasting all this space when what I want is to be able to
write nice things and sell pipes?   But I can not lie to you, sell
you a $200 pipe and then hope that when you get it you are
blind to its shortcomings.  I can't afford to do that and be seen
as a mere huckster...not for one pipe.  So, if you are a
Peterson devotee, and are looking for a Supreme in excellent
condition in XL size, here is one.  I truly hope it smokes great.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/2 oz., 72 grams. Price: $200.
Charatan Coronation #519210ML
This big beauty was smoked for about 45 seconds, and do not
ask me why because I do not have an answer for you.  But, it
does mean that the pipe is in near-new condition.  It does have
the Lane "L," the crown stamped over the "Coronation" and
"Made by hand in City of London."  I can easily dunk my thumb
into the tobacco chamber, which has a diameter of over 1" at
the top (although it tapers as you go down.  Still, you'll be able
to waste that tin of tobacco in no time in a chamber this large).
That grain stays great all around, and as you can see, even in
the front of the bowl, which is the weak point of so many
would-be straight grains.  The draw is wide open and in case
you didn't know it, they ain't making any more of these babies.
7" long, bowl 2.7" tall.  Weight: 3 oz., 84 grams. Price: $1750
Comoy's Pat. Number Grand Slam #1127
On one side of the shank, along with the "Grand Slam"
designation, it says "Patent."  On the other side of the shank,
on which the stamping is less distinct, it says "British Pat. No."
and on the 3rd line, it provides that number.  I have never seen
a stamping like this and why it doesn't say "English Pat. No." is
not something I can answer.  The bowl is in good if not pristine
cond., the draw is wide-open and the stem and "C" certainly
seem original.  it's a hexagonal panel, which is also not common.
5.4" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 34 grams. $85.
1997 Ashton XXX Old Church #519025
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. $215
Ferndown 3 Star Root #1127182 (SOLD 2/10/14)
Big, clean, crisp.  Pristine condition with a wide-open draw and
thick chamber walls.  The band is sterling, of course.  Used.
7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. Price: $200
1900 BBB #108025
Thanks to the input of some customers who have a much better
grasp of logic than I, this pipe can be identified as Edward VII of
England, the monarch who took over the crown (and all that
money, which just rolls in as the Brits tax the daylights out of
tobacco and everything else they can) when his Mum, Victoria,
went the way of all flesh, royal or otherwise.  He then said,
"Gentlemen, you may smoke," (the old hag having forbid that
kind of frolicking in her presence).  My bet is that about 13 min.
after he made that statement, BBB started on this pipe.   I truly
love offering pipes like this...or more precisely, I love having
them.  It means a lot more to me than anything produced today,
regardless of merit.  This, to me, is history.  And, of course, no
stamping of his name on the bowl would have been necessary.
6" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. Used. $425.
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.
Barling's Quaint #1127 (SOLD 2/18/14)
This is a transitional, or maybe even a post-transition pipe, but
it was well done.  The rustication is clean and crisp and
certainly matches the work done during the pre-transition
period, although the overall creativity of the alternating smooth
and ruticated portions don't match the earlier quality of work.  
This is a large pipe, although it is not stamped EXEXEL.  The
cond. is exc., including the original stem and logo.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 50 grams. $95.
Charatan Executive #1127191 (SOLD 4/4/14)
This is a Lane era piece, with the requisite "L" on the shank.
The nomenclature on that side of the shank, announcing that
this is a Charatan Executive, is quite clear, if not crisp.  On the
other side of the shank, one can relatively easily make out the
"Extra Large" but not much else.  Also missing is the "CP" from
the stem, which may well have been buffed off.  I do think that
this is an original stem because of the way it is cut and how
smoothly it fits a complex shank, , plus the absence of signs of
sanding. The overall condition is exc., with an open draw. Used.
6 1/4" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $125.
1962 Dunhill 831 #1127256 (SOLD)
The pipe was made in 1962, but it must have left the factory in
1963 as there is also a "3" stamped on the shank, below and
well to the right of the "2."  It is not a 1983 pipe.  It is a Group 4
and the condition is quite probably unsmoked.  There is no
evidence of tobacco having been associated with this pipe.  
The draw is open.
5" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 45 grams. $350.
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. $425.
1964 Dunhill 127 #210754ME  (SOLD 2/23/14)
The pipe is in excellent condition with a wide-open draw.  The
nomenclature is clear and the sandblast is still crisp.  Shape
127 has always been one of the most sought-after and if 1964
is your birth-year, this solid pipe will last another 50 years.
5.5" long, bowl 1.9" tall.   Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $235.
Peterson's DeLuxe #1127163 (SOLD)
Such nice grain on one side of the bowl...too bad this is a small
pipe.  It is shape 20B, and the size is about a Grp. 3.  The cond.
is exc., and there is a screw on/off stinger at the end of the
tenon.  The draw, as can be expected in a P-lip Peterson is not
good, but that never daunts Peterson devotees, thankfully.
4 3/4" long, bowl 1 3/4" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 45 grams. $50.
1998 Ashton XXX Pebble Grain #210725EA (SOLD 2/15/14)
The pipe is in near-new condition, with a large bowl, of a Grp. 6
size.  The draw is wide open and the blast deep and good, showing
a lot of ring grain.  As impressive as the rest of the pipe is, it is the
narrow, flat and carefully crafted stem that most catches my
attention here.  BTW, and here's something you can notice, in the
old Dunhill tradition, the shank next to the stem is not given the
smooth treatment.  It is very difficult to make the stem fit if the
stem and shank aren't sanded together, hence the smooth ring on
the sandblasts of even the most experienced, highly regarded pipe
makers.  Pay attention in the future and you'll see what I mean.
5.8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 3/4 oz., 48 grams. $215.
1983 Dunhill Chestnut #419192TF (RESERVED MW)
I thought this was a Grp. 3, but the shape # is 13031, and the
first number usually describes the Grp. size, so maybe this is
officially a Grp. 1, but I've seen Grp. 1s that seemed 1/2 the
size of this pipe.  The cond. is exc., the draw is wide open and
while it may be hard to discern through my poor photography,
the stem is brindle.  Maybe all Chestnuts have brindle stems.
5.6" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 grams. $160.
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.