Ferndown Bark Two Star Silver Spigot #1021115BK (RES)
I think I heard that Les Woods, the maker/owner of Ferndown
retired.  Regardless, there are few enough Silver Spigots that
this is one of the few available that I saw when looking for a
price comparison.  In fact, I'm not sure I saw any that were listed
on the sites I explored.  This is Grp. 5 size, with an open draw &
to be clear, what I would consider a high button.  It is quite light
considering the amount of silver it is sporting.  Vulcanite.  New.
5.9" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $375.
GBD Seventy Six #117216
I am going to call this pipe unsmoked because I can detect no
trace of use.  However, with the very odd staining applied to the
briar, I'm not sure that fact is going to help me garner more
money for this pipe.  I don't know how it comes through in the
photos, but this pipe has a distinct green tinge to it, and I do
not think it's attractive.  Boy, I sure hope you do (although don't
expect me to call you when our home needs re-decorating). The
draw is open and it will take a thin cleaner through to the
chamber with a bit of a twist or two.  Grp. 4 in size, 7 you can
see the fills in the pics.  Vulcanite stem.  Unsmoked.
5.2" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. $45.
Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  
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1977 Dunhill Root #924078
A group 5 in very good condition, with slight wear on the inner rim
and one tooth mark onthe bottom of the stem.  Shape # is 51091 &
the draw is wide-open and the nomenclature clear & crisp.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $275.
1990 Ashton 3X Sovereign #924173BK
Whatever "3X" might mean on paper, in the reality of my fist, it
means Grp. 5.  Am I imagining things, or does the Apple shape,
when done well, suggest "smoke me" more strongly than other
pipes?  This is one of Bill Taylor's beauties and will stand in
commemoration of his talents and his legacy to us.  Unsmoked.
5.8" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $425.
Comoy's Guildhall #824252 (SOLD 2/16/17)
A little small, so let's call it a Grp. 3 size, with visibly good grain
in the sandblast.  Again I can't determine the era of production,
but a guess places it in the '70's or 80's.  It has the right logo
for the Guildhall.  The draw is wide-open & it sits up.  New.
4.45" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $75.
1937 Barling's Ye Olde Wood
It's nice stemwork, but it's not original stemwork, so I have no
idea how to price this gem.  The bowl is in very good cond., with
just a touch of wear on the inner rim.  The nomenclature on
both stem and silver are in exc., crisp condition.  The letter
revealing the date is a "B" and the initials of the Barling boys
are also on the silver.  It is a Grp. 4 in size, the draw is wide
open, so it should smoke great.  All that remains is for you to
find an old Barling's stem with logo somewhat intact.  Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $225.
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
GBD Fantasy #1021296
The pipe is in very good condition and the stem is like new.  In
fact, maybe the stem is new because it doesn't have the GBD
plate on it, so it must be a replacement.  The stem is vulcanite
& the draw is open.  It's a Grp. 4 in size.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $35.
Barling's Make Ye Olde Wood #26753
The bowl, the rim, the chamber, the nomenclature are all in
exc. cond.  The shape # is a 3 digit 233 and the size is
stamped as EL.  It's about the size and shape of a Dunhill LB.  
The draw is wide-open, but the stem is almost assuredly new,
and the stem logo is definitely newly minted.   Vulcanite. Used
6" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $225.
1983 Dunhill Cumberland #824287
Grp. 5 Canadian.  The wear on the top part of the brindle stem
created more of a little "wave" than tooth marks.  There is also a
surface burn on the smooth part of the rim.  None of these flaws
compromise the pipe in any way.  It's an original Cumberland
with that smooth top.  At some point, Dunhill decided to save a
few pennies on their best-selling model and make the entire
bowl sandblast.  I don't know how long that folly lasted (I
personally asked the Gen'l. Mgr. of Dunhill pipes "what f---ing
idiot came up with that idea?"...silence followed...it was him, he
confessed.  Ah well...corporate mentality.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $165.
GBD Garland #117191
I guess that brass band around the shank is the 'garland.'  Grp.
4 in size and in nearly-new condition.  I looked and did not see
any fills, but no guarantees on a pipe of this nature & diminished
pedigree. Wide-open draw.  Sits up.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $45.
Pre-Transition Barling EXEXEL #824032SF
Grp. 6 in size, and in good cond. (which I believe to be original...
I looked carefully at the button and those of old Barlings I have)
with a nice, unburnt rim.  The drawback is a nomenclature that
is visible, but quite thin, having been buffed down.  The shape #
is 789 and the draw is wide-open.  Used.
6.25" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 51 grams. $225.
Comoy's Blue Riband #924274
The nomenclature is buffed way down, although the "Blue
Riband" is easy enough to discern.  There is no "C" on the
replacement stem, which is like-new, but major issue is, in my
opinion, with the bottom of the pipe.  There are signs of an
incipient crack on the bottom of the bowl that may mean  the
pipe burns hot there.  The inside of the chamber looks fine and
there are no dark spots on the bottom, near the line on the bowl
so most likely, all is well, but I do have my concerns.  If you get
this pipe and there is a problem, I'll most definitely cover you.
In the meantime, the draw is open and the stem is vulcanite.
5.9" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. Used. $45.
1985 Dunhill Collector #218015RS
If, as I read, the Collector grade's grain pattern places it just
below a DR in the Dunhill hierarchy, this should be a pretty
desirable piece, because the combination of size (about a Grp.
7) and grain (which really is quite good) should make it quite
uncommon.  Certainly, the overall quality of the briar is fine
enough to allow Dunhill to keep the light, unobstructing, Root
stain.  The condition here is excellent.  The worst thing I can
say about it is that the stem is oxidizing a little, and I can easily
take care of that and bring it back to its original luster.  Used.
6.25" long, bowl 2.5" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 70 grams. $265.
GBD Collector New Era #1021301
There are some minor dings on the rim of the bowl, but more
than that, there is a tooth indent on the bottom of the stem.  
Unless you expect to plant a sharp tooth in that dent, thereby
exacerbating it, the dent should present no problem for you.  
The draw is good and it is a Grp. 5 in size.  It does sit up. Used.
5" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 64 grams. $75.
  1956 Dunhill 837 ODA Bruyere #218020
 
 
  The carbon residue and the wear on the rim, you can see.  The
gap between the stem & shank has been significantly reduced.
This is simply a big, old ODA with a lot of smoking life left in it.  
The nomenclature is not crisp, but every single letter and
number are perfectly legible without need of lens aid.  There
are marks on the stem, but hardly indents.  And no aromatics
were used in the aging of this pipe.  Used.   
6 1/8" long, bowl 2.35" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 62 grams. $225.
Barling Guinea Grain #11283
A touch of wear is visible at one part of the inner bowl rim,
and the logo on the stem is freshly stamped.  The "Barling"
is in script; family era Guinea Grains employ a "Barling's,"
with an apostrophe 's'.  The 4 digit shape number is 5294
so the conclusion is that this is post family production.   It
appears to be a Grp. 4 in size with a wide-open draw.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight:1oz., 27 grams. $75.
Pre-Transition Barling's Make EXEL YOW Fossil #21825
Everything about this pipe is clean & crisp, but there is no logo
on the stem, begging the question, is it original?  I don't know.
It looks like a Barling stem, but why, when all the rest of the
nomenclature is so sharp was this buffed off?  Could have been
the result of an oxidized stem.  As for smoking quality, this most
definitely should smoke like an old Barling's Make.  The draw is
certainly wide-open & the chamber has almost no odor at all.
5.85" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $150.
Northern Briars Sea Urchin #117025FT (SOLD 1/28/17)
The problem with artists is they often don't make any sense, or
apply logic to what they do (in contrast to me, of course, the
acknowledged King of Applied Logic).  Is there a way on this
earth that Ian Walker can possibly be making more than 50
cents an hour considering all the work he has to do to make
this pipe?  It's not as if he has all the tools in the world on his
narrow little house boat.  Anyhow, here is a Grp. 6 Sea Urchin
for any of you who have been wanting this beautiful (or
ugly...it's all in the eye of the beholder, isn't it?) English pipe.
The pipe is unsmoked, but thanks to the the Vulcanite stem, it
is oxidizing a bit at the button end.  I can take care of that.  New.
6 1/8 " long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 3 1/8 oz., 87 grams. $275
Peterson's Kildare #821433 (SOLD 2/16/17)
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.
1998 Ashton ELX Sovereign #1021102BK
I don't imagine that there are too many of these Bill Taylor-made
ELXs still around.  The briar here is good enough not to need a
lot of dark stain to cover flaws.  The draw is wide-open and as
thick as the bowl wall is, my thumb fits into the chamber. New.
6.75" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 68 grams. $795.
1999 XX Ashton Pebble Grain (RESERVED)
XX makes this a Grp. 5 in size.  The blast is very good & the
draw is wide-open.  While the nomenclature pinpoints the date
of production as 1999, the date on the sterling ferrule says
2000.  The pipe is unsmoked.  
5.75" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $375.
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.
2000 Ashton XX Sovereign #1021126TF
Nicely darkened by someone who loved smoking this pipe, and
also cared enough about it to take very good care to keep it in
fine condition, with but a touch of wear on the inner rim of the
chamber.  The stem is bite-mark free and the draw is open.
Don't worry...no aromatics used here.  Ashtonite stem. Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $250.
1967 Dunhill Bruyere #11790  (SOLD 1/29/17)
There is some carbon residue sort of baked into the rim, but
there is barely a touch of wear on that rim, and the rest of the
pipe, most critically including this marvelous stem, is in exc.
cond.  The pipe is Grp. 4 and the nomenclature is all there and
quite clear.  The draw is wide-open.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.6" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz. 40 grams. $225.
Pre-Transition Barling's Special EXEL #101470AG
The pipe shape # is 447 and the residue of the original stem is
visible.  Also, the cond. is exc., with a very clean stem and bowl
rim.  If there is any drawback to this pipe, I think that the thick-
ness of the wall is not in proper proportion the the diameter of
the chamber.  I would guess that the pipe might thus smoke
hot.  Yet, the pipe is used and there is no hot, or dark, spots on
bowl, so one can presume it does not smoke hot.  
5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $200
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.
Comoy's 1978 Christmas Pipe #11776 (SOLD 2/8/17)
All the nomenclature is clean, and the cond. of the bowl is exc.
The problem is with the absence of an original stem.  The stem
now on the pipe is of very good quality, so smoking this pipe will
not exhibit an inferior product.  Just the price goes down.  Rats!
The draw is wide-open & this replacement stem vulcanite. Used.
5.75" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $30.
Charatan's Make #1224441 (SOLD 2/10/17)
This pipe was barely smoked, so the rim, chamber and stem
are in like-new cond.  The "CP" logo has part of the white buffed
off.  The stamping has the Lane "L" and the shape # is 323DC
on a Grp. 5 size.  The draw is open.  Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $75.
Charatan special #1224044RB (SOLD 2/6/17)
From the Lane era, with the "L" stamped on the bottom of the
shank, and with the "CP" logo legible, although buffed down, on
the stem.  The black on the rim is mostly residue, with just a
touch of wear, if that, evident through my lens.  Just a large Grp.
4 in size with an open draw.  A cleaner easily goes through to
the chamber bottom.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.85" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $75.
1967 Dunhill LBS Root Briar #416169SR
The cross grain and Bird's Eye on this pipe are terrific, and the
condition of the pipe is very good, with only a little wear on the
inner rim of the chamber.  There is also a tooth mark on the
bottom of the stem.  It is a Group 4 in size, but it is still large.
5.9" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $325.
1998 Ashton Sovereign LX 1021011BK
Clearly for the man who needs a large pipe to feel fulfilled. The
briar here is exceedingly clean.  I can't see even a pit or black
spot, hence the very light, near natural, stain.  It's light for its
size, too.  The draw is open 7 the drilling spot on.  Unsmoked.
6 5/8" long, bowl 2.4" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 72 grams. $650.
Charatan Selected #1224323
The overall size qualifies this as a Grp. 4, but the tall, thin bowl
creates a narrow chamber, so to get the tobacco to the bottom
of that chamber, you're going to have to use your tamper.  The
grain is legitimately "Selected" quality, but the stem, which may
or may not be original does not have a visible "CP" on it.  The
nomenclature does contain the "L."  The overall cond. is very
good and the nomenclature is clear.  To a pipe whisperer, such
as myself, this briar exudes the kind of patina that portends a
fine smoke, although in truth, I only deal in latakia & pipes that
work great with Virginia will have to find their own advocates.
5.8" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 27 grams. Used. $125.
1976 Dunhill Shell EK #924032BK (SOLD 2/19/17)
Exceedingly gentle tooth chatter is visible on the top of the
stem, but as you can see, the rest of the pipe is sharp & crisp.
In the way of full disclosure, the stamping on the bottom was
not done well at the factory, so I am not 100% certain that the
year is '76, but from what I can see, that has to be the case.
Grp. 4 in size with open draw.  A nice birth year for someone.
5.9" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. Used. $150
Charatan Special #117226 (SOLD 2/15/17)
I could be convinced that this old Charatan (It has the "L" but
also has an old style tapered stem & a thin "CP" on the stem) is
unsmoked, it's in that good a condition.  It's Grp. 4 size, has an
open draw & with a slight crooking of the tip of a cleaner, the
cleaner goes easily through to the chamber.  I think this is a
classic treasure.  Indeed, my experience is that the standard
grades of old Charatans smoke better than the S.G.s anyhow.
5.55" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $95.
Ashton LX Sovereign #102164BK
The pipe is in exc. cond., but maybe the first thing to know about it
is that the front of the bowl has much better grain than shows in
this head-on photo.  I guess it's because of reflective light.  I think
the year is 1997, but the "17" which would indicate that year is
stamped in an unusual spot on the shank, so I'm not sure. Used.
6" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2.75 oz., 77 grams. $350
Sasieni 8 Dot "Marlborough" #824043SF
The original stem and dots are in exc. cond.,  the inner rim is
slightly worn and the nomenclature is dull, but entirely legible,
including every digit of the Pat. number, the fish tail under the
Sasieni name and the quotation marks on either side of the
shape name.  Typical Grp. 4 size and wide-open draw.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $235.
French Made GBD Speciale Standard #117231
Very good cross grain across the front and back of the bowl
(note the straight grain running across the bottom of the bowl)
and Bird's Eye on both sides of the bowl.  With its open draw
and very comfortable stem and large capacity bowl, this is a
fine pip.  Grp. 4 size.  Vulcanite stem.  Unsmoked.    
5.5" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $95
Charatan's Make #1224397 (SOLD 2/2/17)
This pipe is clean and crisp, certainly including the inner rim of
the tobacco chamber.  It does have the "L" but the "CP" logo
has been buffed off the stem.  It's a Grp. 4 size and the draw is
open with a vulcanite stem.  The blast is illustrative of hard
briar.  The condition is excellent.
5.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. $60.
Barling #117247
In exc. cond., with original stem logo intact and an open draw.
It's a Grp. 3 size despite shape # 4731 implying a Grp. 4 size.
It has a script "Barling" so it's not old enough for me to look it
up, although I should be able to remember enough to give you
a good idea.  Late 1960's is a good guess.  The blast is
nothing to write home about.  Vulcanite stem.  Barely used.
5.4" long, bowl 1.55 tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams.  $55.
Charatan's Make Authentic #527182
I like the shape of this pipe and apparently, the Charatan
people did, too because they named it (shape # 318) Jermyn,
which is the street on which they had their shop.  BTW, I do
love the individualistic names the English pipe makers gave to
their shapes.  Among Loewe & Sasieni, place names were
prevalent tried to capture the shape in their names, like the
Acorn, or Tun (a barrel).  There are tooth marks on the bottom
of the stem, but other wise the pipe is in exc. cond., but with no
"CP" logo visible on the  DC stem.  The "L" is still there.  used.
5.65" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $75.
1936 Pat. Number Dunhill #822490
Such a simple pipe should not be the source of so much confu-
sion, but it is for me.  First of all, there is no designation regard-
ing Bruyere or Root finish.  The nomenclature is buffed way
down, but except for a few numbers at the beginning of the Pat.
everything is visible.  Then, The Pat. # should be, according to
Loring's book, a U.S. patent, but no "U.S." is stamped on the
shank.  Further, the patent number that is on the shank is
supposed to have been used only from 1937-1941, but the
underlined number after the "England," is pretty clearly a 16,
making the pipe, presumably, a 1936 production.  Well, if you
like mysteries, you can buy this and figure it out for yourself.
I've given you all the info I can provide.  The condition is very
good, with no tooth marks onthe stem (original?  I don't know
for sure.  It certainly is an old stem, but the dot is a bit
whiter than I might expect) & very little wear on the chamber rim.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $250..  
1923 Dunhill Bruyere "Inner Tube" #117178PN
FYI, this pipe looks to have been very expertly restored.  
Nothing wrong with that, just bringing it to your attention.  The
nomenclature is almost all legible, the only exception being
some of the numbers of the Pat. #.  Still, the last digits are quite
clear and no year other than 1923 makes sense.  On one side
of the shank is a Capital A and Dunhill over London.  On the
other side, "Inner Tube,"  the Pat. #, ending with a /12 and then
a small, underlined 3.  It's a large Grp. 3 in size.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. $450.
1980 Dunhill Bruyere #117100
Group 3, with a shape # of 3212.  Because the pipe is un-
smoked, & has a short, straight shank, there is not much to say
about it, unless it had some negatives, like a clogged draw or
couldn't take a pipe cleaner through to the chamber, neither of
which is the case.   New.
5.25" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 oz. 27 grams. $325
Willmer Belfairs #117241 (SOLD 2/14/17)
The Belfairs is not a high grade Willmer.  Their initial offerings,
in the mid-to-late 1970's, made them famous for terrific straight
grains, but how long could that hold up?  This pipe has good
cross grain on the front 7 back of the bowl, with the attendant
Bird's Eye embellishing the sides of the bowl.  The draw is open
and with just a little crimping of the tip of the cleaner, it easily
goes to the bottom of the chamber.  Like all good English
pipes, the stem is vulcanite.  Grp. 5. This pipe is unsmoked.
5.1" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. $75.
Pre-Transition Barling's Make EL Fossil #21830
From the collection of an old time pipe guy that I've known
since the early or mid 1980's, this sharp Prince, with a shape
number of 327, has it all.  The original stem logo is legible, if
considerably buffed down.  The draw is wide-open 7 the
nomenclature is all there to be easily read.  "EL" is often a
smallish pipe (as in the Barling I bought for myself for $5.60 in
England in '65) but this is a full Grp. 4 in size.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $325.
Dunhill Patent #117182PN
All of the nomenclature is quite legible.  The only issue is in
dating this to an exact year.  There is no number after the D in
England, so we are all reduced to Loring's guide, which gives 3
years as possibilities, 1947, 1953, `954.  You'll have to take
your pick and I choose '54 because that's the year the N.Y.
Baseball Giants swept Cleveland in the World Series.  Grp. 4, in
exc. cond., with a slight tooth mark on the top of the stem. Used
5.4" long, bowl 1.95" tall. Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $425.
Charatan Distinction #1224338
About as classic a Charatan freehand shape as you can hope
to find (although that does leave a lot of latitude).  The nomen-
clature is crisp and clear and although the white has been
buffed out of the stem logo, the "CP" is still there, as is the "L"
on the shank.  The cond. of bowl and stem is very good...with a
sort of scratch on the bottom of the stem, as opposed to an
indentation.  I think I can buff a good deal of it out.  It's a Grp. 5
in size & the draw is wide open.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
6 1/8 long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $125.
GBD Collector Militaire #1224413
The cond. is very good or even excellent, with a clean & round
inner chamber rim & a stem that is bite-mark free.  That one
light spot on the bowl does look like a fill.  The size is Grp. 6.  
The draw is open and the stem is vulcanite.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. $50.
Sasieni Fantail #117206 (SOLD 2/17/17)
This was a pleasant find.  It is a Pat. # Sasieni, and although
the Fantail was a 2nd (and there are fills) it is well and carefully
constructed and finished, with good cross grain & ample Bird's
Eye.  The fantail stem is always comfortable.  The draw is wide-
open, the bottom of the shank is flat, so the pipe sits up & the
size just right for carrying in a jacket pocket.  Grp. 3. Unsmoked.
5.35" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight:7/8 oz., 25 grams. $75.
1949 Dunhill PO #21845RS
I don't think you're going to find a P.O. in better condition than
this piece.  The rim is clean, the nomenclature is all there, the
bottom of the stem has the most minor of tooth chatter.  The
good character blast doesn't hurt, either.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $325.