Former Danish Egg #21884EG
A group 6 in size, and in exc. cond., with an open draw.  
Consider that this shape is by its nature one of the most
comfortable of fits, and the addition of a sandblast texture only
enhances the experience.  I like it that Former has never
succumbed to patronizing his clients with a grading system,
showing that he respects their ability to discern quality without
requiring the hand-holding of grades.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.65" long.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $950.
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Jørn Larsen #218178BK
Another beautiful shape from Jørn Larsen.  Can we agree that
this shank shape is a signature design of Jørn's?  The bowl, a
Brandy, is super comfortable in the hand and the brindle stem
beautifully complements the dark stain.  The draw is open.  Be-
cause of the bowl shape, overall I'd say it's a Grp. 5 in size, but
the chamber capacity is probably closer to a Grp. 4.  All pipes
catch my wandering eyes, but this combination does so more
than most.  I think it's beautiful.  Vulcanite stem.  New.
4.7" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $450
 
Tom Eltang Sun #6153CO (SOLD)
Alas, this is not a pipe that appears as well in two dimensions
as in the flesh.  For one, the Bird's Eye on the wide rim is dra-
matic, & it is a scene you will see non-stop when holding this
pipe.  Secondly, it sits up by rocking back on its bottom, the  
bowl facing up. Condition is near-new.  Cleaner goes through.
5.8" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 64 grams. $645.
S. Bang by Ulf Noltensmeier #102169BK
Beautifully balanced carving job, with all the right notes being
struck by Ulf.  So, although it's fairly large (a Grp. 6) it doesn't
give that impression at all.  The draw is open, the drilling spot
on and the grain is good all around the bowl.  The hand-cut
stem is vulcanite, for comfort and the pipe is unsmoked.  
5.5" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $3500.
Johs #331169PJ (RESERVED)
Large...a Grp. 6 or even 7 with a wide-open draw & the ability to
take a cleaner straight to the chamber bottom.  The grain and
light stain, showing all aspects of the briar is a plus, too.  The
pipe is unsmoked and the stem is vulcanite.
5.95" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 63 grams. $85.
Kurt Balleby 0 Grade #117173
This pipe is so well done that I feel if I extol its virtues as I'd like,
it will sound like a hard sell, which I don't do.  I'm not usually in
love with these non-traditional shapes, but this pipe has that je
ne sais quoi that makes it special, including a wonderfully
comfortable stem, a near virgin stain and a unique sand blast
that makes one of the bowl sides seem as though it were finely
rusticated.  A Grp. 4 in size, it has an open draw and takes a
pipe cleaner to the bottom of the tobacco chamber.  New.
5.2" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $1320.
Joao Reis #112030RG
This pipe appears to be strongly influenced by both Tom Eltang
and Bo Nordh.  The consignor stated that Reis worked with
Nordh and we know he moved from Portugal to live in Denmark.
This beautiful piece is unsmoked, has an open draw and is well
constructed with the draft opening right at the bottom of the
bowl.  Although it is not a big pipe, the chamber capacity will
provide for a smoke that is at least average in lenght and
probably longer.  
5 1/4" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 1/2 oz., 43 grams. $1145
Jorgen L #615109SR
It's a nice horn when you don't have to worry about embers
from the chamber spilling onto your pants.  It's even better
when the carver is as skilled as Jorgen and gives you what
seems like acres of Bird's Eye and cross grain.  The draw is
open, the stem is vulcanite brindle 7 while it's hard to determine
size for this shape, it qualifies as a Grp. 5.  The grade is D.
5.8" long.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 49 grams. Unsmoked.  $795.
Brakner Bella Danica Hand Cut # 117135 (RESERVED)
My guess is that the "Bella Danica" means something like
Beautiful Dane.  I've been to Denmark a number of times & have
seen some beautiful Danes myself.  One of them, clerking in a
used bookstore, had a face that was screaming to be kissed.
Alas, not by me.  Oh.  Pipes.  I forgot.  Anyhow, this pipe is in
beautiful cond. and is beautifully cut and deserves to be owned
and smoked by somebody who would appreciate her.  (Pipes
are feminine, right?)  Grp. 5. Vulcanite stem (I think).  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 51 grams. $225.
Brakner Antique #108-84
Not a common shape for Brakner, in my experience.  It's that
bent stem, which looks uncomfortable angled at first glance, but
it works just fine when held in the hand.  The condition of the
pipe is exc., but there are tooth marks on the bottom of the
stem.  Not deep, but multiple.  Amazingly, with a few twists of a
thin pipe cleaner, it went to the bottom of the chamber.  The
stem is vulcanite and the pipe is used, if only barely.
5.5" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 31 grams. $125.
4th Generation by Erik Stokkebye#6158CO (SOLD)
I'm not familiar with this brand, so I looked on-line and saw some
at a discounted $170, but nothing with close to this quality of
clean, barely stained, unfilled briar.  This size (Grp. 4) shape, &
stem work also appeal to those of us in love with classic models.
Cross grain & Bird's Eye that will pop out as it darkens.  New.
5.6" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $150.
Søren Eric Andersen (SEA) #117187
This is something completely different and the carving
represents a tobacco leaf.  You can see this pipe on page 177
of Jan Andersson's fabulous book "Scandinavian Pipemakers."
It's full of biographies and color photographs of pipes you'll
covet.  Well, one of them is here.  It's large, a Grp. 7 in size, I'd
say, with an open draw and an inset ring in the shank.  New.
6.75" long.  Weight: 3 oz., 86 grams. $1195.
W.O. Larsen Straight Grain 1 389227FT
The unique shape might be a draw to some, but along with that,
I think Larsen collectors will attracted to the equally unique
nomenclature.  It's an early Larsen Straight Grain, so besides
the "Denmark" designation, it is also stamped "Copenhagen."
Still, it is the stamping "Birds Eyes" (sic) that creates a very
uncommon pipe.  On top of that, it has an open draw & with
a twist, the pipe cleaner goes through to the end of the chamber
A grp. 6 in size, my thumb fits easily into the chamber.  I'd love
to know which Danish maker came up with this design, although
I wouldn't be surprised to find out it's Tonni Nielsen.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $365.
Tom Eltang #61528CO
Large enough to be called a Grp. 6 in size, although the odd
shape makes a determination like that a bit subjective.  The
cond. is near-new and the draw is wide-open.  There is no
grade on this pipe, and I can't imagine why anyone would want
or need one.  If the quality of Tom's work on this pipe isn't
evident, how will a stamping help?  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
6" long.  Weight" 2.25 oz., 63 grams. Price: $695.
Jorgen L Grade E #89-3032JJ
Somewhere in this whole, wide world there must be someone
with an insatiable curiosity as to how different tobaccos taste
when smoked at the same time.  The number of permutations
and research projects are nearly endless, and this is the pipe
with which to exercise that curiosity.  By twisting the ring
between the shank and the bowl and lining up the dots, one can
smoke from the chamber on the left, the one on the right or both
at the same time.  How curious are you?
6.3" long, bowl 2.4" tall.  Weight: 3.5 oz., 99 grams. $2400.
Kjeld sorensen (Red Hat) #615-283JJ
This is definitely a sculpture, with a different looking pipe each
time you turn it and see it from a different perspective.  I sup-
pose you would call it a Blowfish, but that tells only a small part
of the story here.  It's not big; maybe a Grp. 4.5 in size, but
there is a lot going on, including fine Bird's Eye on one side.
5.4" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. Price: $560.
Ben Wade Reflection #527281  (SOLD)
There is a tooth indentation on the bottom of the stem (which
you can see in the photo on bottom right) .  Other than that, the
condition is excellent.  The draw is not great, but I might be able
improve that a bit with sanding tape.  It's a Grp. 6 in size with
both a wide diameter chamber and a deep one. Used.
5.75" long, bowl 2.5" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 60 grams. $45.
W.Ø. Larsen Select #89303CO (SOLD 10/14/17)
The Egg isn't necessarily a shape beloved by all, but it is
rendered far too infrequently.  Here's a Grp. 5 in that shape  in
exc. cond., with a wide-open draw and an acrylic stem.  A
cleaner goes right through to the very chamber bottom.  Used.
5.15" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  weight: 1 5/8 oz., 45 grams. $85.
Lasse Skovgaard #331307CO (RESERVED)
A grp. 6 in size, with a wide-open draw, but really, the attraction
is the great ring-grain blast.  It's just a beautiful pipe, well
constructed and appealingly proportioned.  The flat,
comfortable stem adds to the elements that are going to make
this pipe, for someone, a very valued part of the rotation.  It's
got "favorite" written all over it.  That's my take, anyway.  New.
5.25" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 67 grams. $450.
Kjeld Sorensen (Red Hat)  #615-255JJ
Kjeld Sorensen, the man behind the hat, so to speak, is
developing into one of Denmark's better pipe makers.  On this
Briar Calabash he uses a natural stain to highlight the Bird's
Eye grain on the rim.  The open draw is complimented by a
draft hole right on the chamber bottom, which is uncoated. New.
6.1" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 /38 oz., 66 grams. $595.
Kjeld Sorensen (Red Hat) #615-270JJ
With a wide open draw, and a draft hole right where it should
be this cross-grained melding of a Cutty, a Dublin and an Egg
is a beauty to hold.  it's always good to see that cross grain
going up and down the spine of the pipe (the top and bottom of
the shank).  For a Group 4.5 in size it's light weight.  New pipe.
5.1" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. Price: $360
W.Ø. Larsen Straight Grain 8 #89293CO (SOLD 10/15/17)
Although the pipe is a Grp. 6 in size, the salient feature, for me,
is the large capacity chamber.  The diameter is a little over
9/10" at the rim, and there is still plenty of wall thickness (over
1/2") all around.  The draw is open & the cond. exc.  Used.
5.45" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. $245.
S. Bang by Ulf Noltensmeier #331285CO
The grain on this pipe is exceptional.  I"m going to guess that
Ulf sacrificed some refined shaping possibilities to save as
much of that straight grain as possible, and he did the job as
planned.  Leaving that bit of plateau on the rim lets you know
that he used the best part of the burl.  The size is a Grp. 6, the
draw is wide open, the construction is exceptional, with the air
hole flat on the bottom of the chamber & a cleaner goes right
through.  The cond. is like-new...barely smoked.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 75 grams. Price: $1345.
S. Bang Pipe 15148 #121182
Pedigree makes a difference.  Photographs, certainly my
photographs, do not come close to doing this pipe justice.  It is
a Grp. 3 in size, and is an exceptional little piece, in terms of
grain (note the Bird's Eye on the bottom of the shank & bowl
and the straight grain on the sides of the shank), construction,
stem work, stain, wax, and hand feel.  Ebonite stem.  New.
4.9" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $3265.
W.O. Larsen Select #615193CO
Am I missing something here.  With this grain quality, I expect to
see a good level straight grain.  And if not that, then certainly a
fill or two.  All I can see are two small, inconsequential sand pits.
I used my lens, too.  It's a Grp. 5 in size, with a handsome,
complementing brindle stem.  The draw's open & it's unsmoked.
5.6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams.  $225.
Vollmer & Nilsson #122475  
I think of this as a preview of what will soon come, the Human
Tragedy Series, a collaboration between Vollmer & Nilsson (the
talent) and Pulversbriar (the promulgator of evil intent).  This
series will celebrate that most profound of thinkers, Erasmus,
and his opus, "In Praise of Human Folly."  Having read the book
over 40 years ago, I have no recollection of its content, but it
sounds good.  This is an Apple and we will lead off with The
Fall, symbolizing man's initial, and continual, fall from Grace.  
But believe us (V&N, and I) this hardly represents the scope of
human folly.  Oh yes, this pipe; I almost forgot.  It's simply a
beaut.  Why?  Beautiful, open, hygroscipic cross grain.  
Beautiful shaping.  Beautiful construction work.  Beautiful care
about your smoking pleasure, hence no bowl coating.  Beautiful.
5.95" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 1/4 oz., 36 grams. $475.
W.Ø. Larsen Rustica #89246SW (Newly Posted)
this is a pretty old pipe and if you've been reading the descrip-
tions on some of the other Larsens that have been recently
posted, you'll see, and read, that the stems are acrylic, while
this stem is clearly vulcanite.  Choose your preferred material,
if you have a preference, but this is clearly the older pipe.  
Further, the stem is of that good, rounded-at-the-button
variety.  It is a Grp. 6 in size and the draw is open.  Used.
4.85" long, bowl 2.5" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 69 grams. $75.
Bjarne #51877
I forgot to photograph the pipe showing the interior of the bow.
but since the cond. is 'like-new,' I'm not going to worry about it &
neither should you.  Every time I look at it, I think it's a Larsen,
with the pinched stem and the carved & smooth bowl finish.  It's
a Grp. 5 in size & with a crimp at the end of the cleaner, it goes
to the chamber bottom. Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 48 grams. $45.
Erik Nording Churchwarden 1224372
I didn't feel I could get a decent shot of the entire pipe.  Suffice
to say that it is 10.5" long.  The draw is open, so despite the
length, you should get a nice smoke from this clean looking
briar that doesn't need dark stain in order to cover up flaws.
The stem is vulcanite and the pipe is new.  
10.5" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 61 grams. $65.
S. Bang Pipe 15127 #122495
Easily a Grp. 6 in size, but with walls so thick that the chamber
size is not that large.  Still, it is hard to argue with the thick walls
when the rim exhibits such marvelous Bird's Eye grain.  The
straight grain all around is not bad, either.  Of course the con-
struction is great, so the draw is open.  Vulcanite stem.  New.
5.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 73 grams. $3465
W.O. Larsen 8 #518153
Large, as in Grp. 6 or a bit bigger.  The cond. is very good, with
the merest touch of wear on the inner rim of the chamber.  The
draw is open and the stem is vulcanite.  There is a hint of tooth
chatter on the bottom of the stem.  Across the top of the shank
is stamped "straight grain."  Which Dane made it?  Don't know.
5.8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/4 oz., 77 grams. $295
Former #108106 Newly Posted
Wide-open draw in a Grp. 5 by Master Pipe Maker, Hans
Nielsen, aka Former.  With a little twisting, a pipe cleaner goes
to the bottom of the chamber; the draw is open, as you would
expect from a Former pipe.  The Bird's Eye around the bowl
creates a lot of Bird's eye on the bottom of the shank & bowl.
5.55" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 76 grams. $750.
Jess Chonowitsch #218173BK
A fine exhibition of ring grain.  The draw is wide-open and the
stem is hand-cut vulcanite.  The size of the pipe is equal to a
Dunhill Group 6, and the inner diameter of the tobacco
chamber is just shy of 9/10."  Unsmoked.
5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight:  2 oz., 58 grams. $4500.
Svend Bang A by U.N. #518067
Certainly at least a Grp. 6 in size, with a wide-open draw and a
draw hole on the bottom of the chamber.  And, with a bit of a
twist, the cleaner goes all the way through to that chamber.  
The stem is vulcanite and the pipe is unsmoked .  
5.6" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 69 grams. $2750.
Jorn Larsen #102142BK
A simple, classic, always comfortable shape from one of the top
Danish makers at a very reasonable price.  Better yet, the draw
is wide-open and a pipe cleaner passes easily through to the
chamber bottom.  It's a Gpr. 5 in size & the stem is vulcanite.  
The band is not hallmarked or stamped, but it has the patina of
sterling and I can hardly imagine Jorn would use a lesser
material for one of his pipes.  Unsmoked.
5.8" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. $425.
S. Bang by Per Hansen #331292CO
A Group 5 in size, with the kind of winning blast most U.S. pipe
collectors prefer, deep, somewhat sharp and ring grained.  The
draw and construction are as you would expect from a Bang &
a cleaner goes right to the chamber.  I don't know the inspiration
for the stain color they use on blasts, when they're not using
black, but I like it.  The hand cut stem is flat & comfortable. New.
5.3" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 51 grams. $1750.
Larsen Straight Grain 2  #218229BK (SOLD 8/3/17)
The photo of the right side of the bowl, on the bottom, is off.  I
don't know what I did, but I apologize. The color, etc. is correctly
represented by the top photo.  I say "early days" on top
because this pipe was also stamped "Copenhagen" as well as
"Made in Denmark."  It's Group 6 or 7 size.  The shank exten-
sion is bone.  The stem is vulcanite.  The pipe is unsmoked.
7" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 3 3/8 oz., 94 grams. $375.
Former # 21899EG
First, the disclosure.  I rushed to photograph this pipe so I
could get it on the page with the other Formers that came in.
The pipe is in exc. cond., but I need to polish and buff the stem
so that it shines like new.  Easily done, but not in time for this
picture.  My apology.  Fine cross grain & Bird's Eye in a large
(Grp. 6 size) pipe.  Talking about that stem, BTW, it is vulcanite,
flat and narrow.  In other words, very comfortable.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 59 grams. $850.
Former #218104EG
It's uncommon to see an acrylic stem on a top end Danish pipe,
but in this case, we have one.  The pipe is a Grp.4 size, in
excellent condition with a reddish & black stain that dramatically
sets off the complex set of grain patterns that adorn the bowl.
.5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $850.
Former #218109EG
One of the many mysteries of pipe making, at least to me, is
how does a pipe maker, with as varied a skill set as Former,
decide what shape he's going to produce from a block of briar.
Former can make any shape he wants, and have it be one of
the best examples of that shape ever.  So, here, he chose to
make a version of the Danish Free Hand.  Why?  Because he
wanted to use as much of this fabulous briar block as possible?
Look at the grain...it is Grp. 6 or even a 7 and the ring grain
runs all around the bowl from top to bottom.  And in this way, he
managed also to keep the plateau, telling the customer that this
pipe came from the best part of the burl.  The cond. is exc., the
draw is wide-open and the stem is acrylic.  It won't oxidize. Used.
6" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 63 grams. $895.
Nording 16 #218193BK
The "16" is a very high grade for Nording and this pipe
deserves that stature, with straight grain running all around the
bowl, accentuating the volcano shape beautifully.  The draw is
open and the cond. is exc., No marks on the vulcanite stem.
The size is a Group 5.  Used, but barely.  
5.9" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 62 grams. $260.
S. Bang by Per Hansen #218206BK
This pipe was smoked, I'm guessing, but is in near-new
condition.  It's a Grp. 5 in size and to me, it's a signature shape
of S. Bang, or maybe just Per.  Besides his initials, it is also
stamped with an "A" and the band has a sterling hallmark. The
draw is wide-open & the hand-cut stem is vulcanite.  Used.
5.15" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $1995.
Former #108111
Just another example of Former's genius as a pipe maker.  The
blast is a marvelous ring grain from the top to the bottom of this
tall bowl.  The "S" curve is graceful & deep, but it doesn't keep
Former's construction from allowing a cleaner to pass easily into
the bottom of the chamber.  The draw is, of course, wide-open.
It's large, a Grp. 7 in size.  The cond. is excellent.  Used (barely)
5.8" long, bowl 2.55" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 56 grams. $850.
Scandia #425213 (SOLD 6/10/17 JA)
This handsomely designed, well blasted Grp. 4 size pipe is in
exc. cond., with a wide-open draw.  A cleaner goes right to the
bottom of the chamber.  Scandia was made by Stanwell, but
those days are gone forever.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $35.
S. Bang by Per Hansen #218279BK
If the purpose of this shape is to take advantage of great cross
grain and Bird's Eye, Per has done it here.  The sides of the
pipe, including the shank, make a great display for the cross
grain while the bottom and front of the bowl provide fascination
for the Bird's Eye lover (which includes me).  It's not a large
pipe, probably a Group 4 tobacco chamber & it defies the
standard problem of this shape by being comfortable in the
hand and in the mouth.  The draw is wide-open and the
condition is excellent, it having been barely smoked.  Used.
5.4" long.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $1850.
Refbjerg #33158SB (SOLD 6/7/17)
Medium-large..perhaps a Grp. 6 in size.  Wide-open draw and
takes a thin pipe cleaner through to the chamber with a bit of a
twist.  The grain is good all around the bowl and the plateau top
assures you that the pipe was cut from the best part of the burl.
Because I"m selling it for a pipe widow, it is seriously under-
priced.  Comfortable vulcanite stem...narrow & flat. Unsmoked.
5.5" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 49 grams. $195.
W.Ø. Larsen "Cognac" #33177 (RESERVED)
One of the last iterations of the Larsen brand, I think.  In exc.
cond. with a wide-open drawGrp. 5 in size.  Acrylic stem. Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 59 grams. $75.
W.Ø. Larsen Straight Grain 9 #89287CO  (RESERVED)
As high a grade as this is, I think it's undergraded and could
easily qualify as a Pearl.  It's a Grp. 6 in size and the draw is
open.  With a little twist a cleaner goes through.  There is a lot
of wood in the bowl, so the walls are quite thick (almost 7/10"),
but still leaving a chamber with good capacity (3/4").  New.
5.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 68 grams. $425.
Emil Chonowitsch #42522FT (SOLD 7/28/17)
Emil, as many of you undoubtedly know, is Jess's father & was
considered a very good pipe maker, although it became quickly
apparent that his son would surpass him.  This Grp. 6 sized
Billiard has very good cross grain and only a very little wear on
the rim to keep it from being in exc. cond.  My thumb fits into
the chamber and the draw is open.  The stem is vulcanite.
5.7" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 49 grams.  Used. $325.
Emil Chonowitsch # 42532FT (SOLD 6/14/17)
One of those comfortable pipes to hold, both in the hand & in
the mouth while getting a good one hour's smoke.  The cond. is
exc., the draw open and the tortoise shell stem is without
blemish.  Grp. 5 size, with crisp, clean nomenclature. Used.
5.6" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $375.
W.Ø. Larsen #425122 (SOLD)
The cond. is exc., with a clean, crisp rim and the merest
evidence of tooth chatter on the bottom of the stem that will
probably be polished off before the pipe is mailed.  The draw is
wide-open and the stem is vulcanite.  The bowl is Grp. 5 size.
6.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. Used. $75.
W.Ø. Larsen Select #425128 (SOLD 6/5/17)
This is a very cute pipe and I say that becuse it's also a small
pipe.  Grp. 2, in size.  If you have a very full bodied tobacco
that you like, but can only smoke in small doses, this could be
the perfect vehicle to prevent you from overdosing.  We all
know the feeling.  Barely a touch of wear at one point on the rim
keeps me from calling the cond. excellent.  The draw is open,
the stem is vulcanite & a cleaner sails smoothly to the chamber.
6" long, bowl 1.35" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 26 grams. Used. $60.
Tao #425228JS
1) Tao pipes do not come up often.  B) This pipe is quite large
by his standards.  I can fit my thumb into the chamber; call it a
Grp. 7 in size, but you'll see the dimensions at the end of this
description.  The cond. is exc., and the air hole is placed right
at the bottom of the bowl.  Along with a brindle stem, Tao
included 3 other embellishments on the stem and shank.  Used.
5.75" long, bowl 2.4" tall.  Weight: 3 1/8 oz., 87 grams. $645.
W.Ø. Larsen Select #89298CO (Newly Posted)
I can't tell for sure, but I think that the stem is acrylic...usually
the Danes use vulcanite but the sheen here just doesn't look
like vulcanite, and the air hole is recessed.  The condition is
excellent and the size is Grp. 5 with a wide-open draw.  A
cleaner goes straight through to the chamber bottom.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $85.
Jorgel L (Larsen) Grade J #51854FT
Dwelling for a moment in the realm of idle speculation, do you
think that a pipemaker, presented with briar that allowed him to
make an unbroken skein of the easiest, yet rarest of pipes,
perfect, unflawed straight grain Billiards, would do that or would
he/she feel a need to make a variety of shapes, regardless of
the fact that to do so would mean the creation of less
well-grained pieces?  Don't know why looking at this pipe set off
those thoughts.  Anyhow, this is not a Billiard but it is very
well grained, all around, and the bowl is large enough so that
my thumb fits easily into the chamber (an RCH shy of 9/10"
diameter) despite a chamber wall thickness of well over 1/2."
The cond. is exc. & the draw is wide-open.  It is impossible to
predict how a pipe will smoke, but knowing Jorgen, and his
purist's attention to detail and briar quality, I can't imagine that
this won't be a superb smoke, and quite possibly an exceptional
one.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.  
5.25" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 58 grams. $410.
Jorgen L Grade E #51859FT
For some people, maybe people whose initials are MP, this is
about the perfect pipe.  The size (Grp. 4), slim profile, flat
vulcanite stem, great condition, open draw, original but not
outré shape, fine grain and the maker's top-tier pedigree make
it hard, if not impossible to find fault here.  Used.
5.75" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $475.