Upshall F.H. #1010219
The condition of this pipe is 'like-new.'  In fact, it's so close to
being new that I'm not 100% certain it was ever smoked, and if
it was, it seems like it couldn't have been for more than 1/2 min.
I hate when that happens.  It's a large, rusticated Billiard with a
wide-open draw and that good FH, or 'freehand' designation.
The stem is vulcanite and I'll call it and price it as used.
5.9" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/4 oz., 62 grams. $125.
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
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Comoy's Grand Slam #1010193 (SOLD 10/15/14)
Even more than Dunhills, which must have been seen by
many as the ne plus ultra of pipes, and thus treated with
respect and care, Comoy's were probably perceived as simply
a quality good, workmanlike pipe, intended for heavy use.  
That is why it is so nice to see a "British Pat. No." Grand Slam,
with the original metal stinger and single-bar logo in such
excellent condition.  There are very minor dings and scratches
on the bowl, which can be removed without compromising the
finish of the pipe.  Grp. 4 in size.  Used.
5.1" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 30 grams. $150.
Charatan Supreme S 250 #830161DG (SOLD 9/27/14)
Somehow I managed to forget to take the top-down shot showing
the rim, so take my word that it is clean 7 crisp, with no wear or
carbon.  The entire pipe is in exc. cond., although the "CP" logo
on the stem is mostly buffed off.  It is "Extra Large," "Made in City
of London and without the Lane "L" was purchased in Europe.
6.25" long, bowl 2.35" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 72 grams. $450.
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 1957.  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 Sandblast #1010223 (RESERVED)
This fine, Grp. 4 size classic is unsmoked so there's no need to
talk about condition, etc.  It has the 3 piece "C."  New.
5.45" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight:  1 1/4 oz., 36 grams. $125,
1967 Dunhill #1010203
An excellent example of a 47 year old pipe in near pristine
condition.  I do see an exceedingly minor tooth mark on the
under side of the stem, at the button, but that's it.  The pipe
smells unsmoked and even when you look into the shank there
is barely a trace of residue.  I not, for you, that the tenon
opening is larger than standard.  Not atypical of old Dunhills.
5.35" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  1 5/8 oz., 45grams. Grp 4. Used.$245.
Barling's Make #830963 (SOLD 9/13/14)
This pipe is shape #3299, so if you're sharp, perhaps you can
figure out its place in the Barling time-line.  Yes, that should be my
job, but do you expect me to do everything?  I would like to say that
this pipe is in exc. cond., but there are a lot of little dings on the
pipe.  For most of them, I have to use a magnifying glass to see
them, but they are there.  The stem is original and while most of the
logo is buffed off, you can see the remnants of it.  There is no letter
on the shank indicating the size, but it's about a Grp. 3 in size. Used
5.3" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 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. $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
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 (RES.)
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
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.
Peterson's Mark Twain #830986RO (SOLD 9/29/14)
This is an older Mark Twain, and the condition is excellent.  
There is a lot of Bird's Eye on one side of the bowl, but there is
also a ding, or a fill, or a combination of the two, on the front of
the bowl.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 72 grams. $115.
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. $195
1977 Dunhill Bruyere Grp. 5 #63548
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.
1990 Ashton Magnum #830072DG
This pipe is in excellent condition and was made during the
years when Bill Taylor was most productive and sharpest.
The pipe is stamped "Magnum" and is also stamped Brindle,
which is what the stem is.  A little bit of tooth chatter is the worst
damage I see on the pipe.  It was smoked maybe twice.  The
bottom is flat so it stands tall.  Used.
4.8" long, bowl 3.6" tall.  Weight: 6 1/8 oz., 173 grams. $795.
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.
Pre-Rep. Peterson 3830991RO (RESERVED)
It is a little frustrating that this old pipe does not have a sterling
band with a hallmark that provides a date.  This is a smaller
pipe, perhaps a Grp. 2 in size.  There is a little wear at one part
of the rim.  The draw is very open, so Peterson can provide
that kind of draw with a P-lip.  No tooth marks on the stem and
legible nomenclature, although dimmed by buffing.  The "Made
in Ireland" stamp is on the bottom of the shank, in a circle. Used
4.5" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 31 grams. $75.
Peterson's Donegal #830932 (SOLD 9/10/14)
The condition is excellent, the rim is clean and crisp, as is the
nomenclature on the shank and sterling silver band.  Typical
P-lip draw, which puts off no Peterson devotee but may bother
you a bit if you're not used to this style button.  Vulcanite. Used.
6" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $35.
1988 Ashton LX #830131DG (RESERVED)
My attempt to use a ruler to give you a better visual of a pipe's
length did not come out too well.  Back to the practice tee.  This
pipe is in excellent condition and better than that, has a very
old-time Dunhill-like blast, with branch wood showing through
as well as ring grain.  Brindle stem.  Used.
7" long, bowl 2 1/4" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $350.
Charatan Executive #830083DG
This pipe is big enough to be stamped "Extra Large" on the
bottom, along with the "Made by Hand in City of London."  
Without the "L" stamp, this is a piece that was sold in Europe.
The cond. is exc., although part of the "P" on the stem was
buffed off.  It has more than Executive quality grain. Used.
7.5" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 3.5 oz., 100 grams. $150.
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 (RESERVED)
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.