Pre-Transition Barling Special #623265AG
It's a "Special" because of the fine cross grain that runs up &
down both sides of the bowl.  The shape # is a 3 digit "487" &
the size is an EXEL.  Besides being a
Special,  it also has the
Ye Olde Wood & T.V.F. designations.  The stem logo is almost
entirely buffed out, with only the merest vestiges visible, but it is
clearly there, declaring this to be an original stem.  On the rim is
a bit of normal carbon residue.  All-in-all, a fine example of good
old Barling briar.  Open draw.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $325.
Comoy's Straw Matt #714220TT
Aside from a few truly inconsequential evidences of use, the
pipe is in exc. cond.  It's a Grp. 4 in size and while I can't
remember exactly when this model was released by Comoy's, I
think it was late 70s or early 1980s.  But you can check it out if
it's important to you.
5" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $35.
1970 Dunhill Bruyere 848 ODA #1123
The size of this pipe leaves no question that it's an ODA.  The
F/T stem is original and in exc. cond. but there is wear on the
inner rim of the chamber.  The nomenclature is clearly legible,
but it has been buffed down and can't be called crisp.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. $265.
1989 Dunhill Bruyere #71433
With shape # 4103, it's supposed to be Grp. 4 in size.  No way.
It's Grp. 5 all the way.  That's OK.  Their laziness is your bonus.
The cond. is very good with just a  mere touch of use on the
inner rim.  The stem is mark-free and the draw is open. Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $150.
1910 BBB #529142
How can you begrudge this 109 year old pipe minor damage to
the rim & a very shallow toothmark on the bottom of the stem?
the nomenclature on both the shank & the sterling band are
fully clear & legible, with the hallmark providing the year of pro-
duction.  It's a Grp. 3 size with an open draw.  The stem may
have been topped, but the stem looks original in every way.
4.85" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 25 grams. Used. $110
1994 Dunhill Xmas Pipe...2 Turtle Doves #81114EU (SOLD)
The pipe is in near-new condition & is a Grp. 4 size with an
open  draw.  It comes in that book shaped leather case along
with the silver tamper & two turtle doves on top. This is number
243 of only 500 released.  Besides the book-like box, it comes
with a felt cover for that box & then inside a Dunhill cardboard
box.  Should somebody out there have 1994 as a birth year,
this would be a spectacular birth-year pipe.  Used. $575.
1971 Dunhill Tanshell F/T #714123
Looks more like a Red Bark than a Tan Shell, doesn't it?  The
cond. is every good, the draw is wide-open.  The pipe is a Grp.
4 size.  The nomenclature is crisp & clear.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $150.
1919-1921 Dunhill Pat. No. Shell  #61404EH
Here's an opportunity to own an important piece of pipe history.
The nomenclature declaring that the Patent was applied for
dates this as a 1919-1921 pipe.  The case is also quite clearly
and from the same period, although not the pipes's original
case.  Still, the fit is quite good.  It's a Grp. 3 size and the
overall cond. is good.  it's clean & ready to smoke.  The blast
shows all that old Dunhill character from the pipe's early days,
with branch wood making a strong showing.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 26 grams. $225.
Charatan Special #1123271TT
Larger than a Grp. 5, but maybe not quite so large as a 6.  I can
get my thumb into the chamber.  The cond. is exc., & it has both
the "CP" logo on the DC stem & the "L" stamped on the bottom
of the shank.  The draw is open & with the flat shank, it sits up.  
It is also stamped "Made by Hand" "City of London."
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 45 grams. Used. $75.
BBB #52929
It's always a good feeling to see an original of the old English
brands.  This one particularly tickles because the stem logo is
set askew, which was not all that uncommon with BBBs as I
recall.  The pipe is in very good cond., with very minor tooth
chatter on the stem bottom.  The draw is open.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $75.
1940 Pat. # Shell #529-24RF
While on the phone recently with legendary pipe repair/restore
man Ronni B, we were talking about the historical value of col-
lecting WWII era pipes.  It does not appear to be a category that
attracts attention, although there are so many interesting,
diverse pieces that can be amassed.  As this does not have
a Pat. # that indicates it was made in the U.S., it must have been
made in England...during the Blitz?  This is a historically
significant pipe and in exc. cond.  It's a Grp. 3.  Dig it.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 5/8 oz., 19 grams. $450.
GBD Prestige #71424
Because of a few details, such as tooth marks on the stem &
darkened areas in the chamber (probably due to  whirling
blades that go fast enough to create heat and a burn) it
wouldn't be prudent to swear that this pipe is unsmoked, but at
worst, it's damn near being unsmoked.  It's a Grp. 4 with a wide-
open draw, good & well-placed cross grain & no fills.  
5.35" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $65.
1969 Dunhill Root #45138TT
The pipe is stamped Grp. 4, but the chamber diameter is large
enough for me to stick my thumb into.  The condition, as you
can see, is excellent with only some carbon residue on the inner
rim.  The stem is blemish-free (it could use a polishing) and the
draw is wide open.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $245.
Hardcastle Special Selection #45204
This pipe is in 'near-new' cond. with an open draw & a bottom-of-
the bowl load of Bird's Eye.  As there is a 5 stamped on the bot-
tom of the bowl, I'm going to assume that means Grp. 5 size, but
don't make me take an oath on that.  That "Special Selection"
designation clearly comes from the quality of both the briar & the
grain.  I looked pretty carefully and see no fills.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 58 grams. $65.
Askwith Morta #112353AC
A large Morta, with a wide-open draw and in near-new cond.  I
think it was smoked once.  The chamber is deed, obviously, but
because the walls are so thick (over 4/10") the tobacco capa-
city is not overwhelming.  Doesn't both the morbid name of the
wood and the color demand some spice?  Askwith does it here
with his stemwork.  That yellow, and black horizontal linear
pattern adds a wonderfully balancing touch to the strong vertical
aspect of the bowl.  The English aren't completely dead.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.75" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 73 grams. $225.
Charatan Executive #45147TT  (SOLD 7/25/19)
Probably a Grp. 5 in overall size, but the bowl is tall & thin, so
the chamber's capacity is more like that of a Grp. 4.  The cond.
is very good, with just a hint of wear on the inner rim.  One very
tiny tooth mark is on the bottom of the stem and the "CP" stem
logo is entirely intace, as is the "L" in a circle on the shank.  A
"Made by Hand in City of London" is on the opposite side of the
shank. The straight grain quality warrants the grade. Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $115.
1933 Dunhill Root #821183  
What a pain in the ass to describe.  First of all, I don't see any
crack in the inside of the shank, so the repair band is for the
crack that goes along mostly the top of the shank on the
outside.  Then, the guy that owned this pipe, a Dr. Orahood as I
understand it, etched his name on the shank, as was his wont
with all the pipes he owned, essentially ruining them for anyone
else.  Ach, dem doctors.  Enough, precious little, of the patent
number is visible for me to determine the date of production, but
the stem is not original, although it still has tooth marks on the
top & bottom of the stem...none deep enough to compromise
the stem's stability.  Happily, the rim and chamber are in good,
original condition.  BTW, what is left of the nomenclature is
buffed down, but legible.  Use of a lens is suggested.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams.  $135.
Peterson's System #45175 (SOLD 7/22/19)
Shape #302 in Grp. 5 size.  the cond. is exc., & the draw is
fairly open.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 67 grams. $45.
1985Dunhill Shell #61411 (SOLD)
A Grp. 4 in excellent condition with a crisp bowl rim and mark-
less stem.  The draw is open & the blast shows good cross
grain.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 37 grams. $150.
1912 AOC Calabash #45214AG  (RESERVED)
The "A" & the "O" undoubtedly stand for Adolph Oppenheimer,
which was an early London pipe company.  The hallmark on the
band is Birmingham's, just in case you want to look it up.  The
pipe is new, but the passage of time may have warranted a new
lining inside the gourd, which is how it looks, but everything is
so pristine, such as the lining inside the case (I should have
photographed it...it looks nearly new) that maybe it is the
original cork lining.  I get the impression from the pipe & the
case that it wasn't opened for about 70 years from date of
inception until the 1980's or so.  Inside the case, it says "AOC
Finest," which is also stamped on the pipe, along with "London
England."  Unsmoked. (I could hardly get away with "New.")
4.75" long, bowl 2.5" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 65 grams. $235.
Barling Special #714110
This is a Barling's Special, so the script "Barling's" doesn't mean
it's a transitional piece, but apparently the 4 digit shape # does
mean that.  However, looking at the straight grain all around the
bowl reveals damn good wood.  The stem, despite the Barling
logo, seems like a good replacement.  Grp. 3 size,  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 25 grams. $85.
Dunhill ODA Bruyere #45222
Sonuva gun...I can not make out the year date on this pipe.  
The rest of the nomenclature is crisp and clear but the date is
illegible.  The overall stamping the pipe on the newish side, so
we definitely don't have an older pipe here.  It's an 840 F/T.  
There is a touch of wear on the inner rim but no visible marks
on the stem, either top or bottom.  Some minor scratches on
the bowl.  The draw is open.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 83 grams. $350.
Comoy's Grand Slam #71419
This version of the pipe does have its original stinger, and the
stinger looks new.  As does, almost, the tobacco chamber and
the stem.  Yet, there is a burn mark (careless lighter work?) on
the rim.  With some very fine Bird's Eye and cross grain, the
long Billiard screams classic English pipe.  Grp. 4 size. Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $75.
Astley #529132LW
Made for Astley by Upshall's Barry Jones, the master carver for
Upshall and with a tradition that takes him back to the halcyon
days of Charatan.  Grp 6 size, and with enough tight, straight
grain that it would have earned at least the "P" grade if
labeled "Upshall."  The draw is open.  I do see a little ding on
the top of the diamond shank near the stem.  Unsmoked.
6.25" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $145.
1976 Dunhill Shell #52902
Shape # 513, hence a Grp 5 size in very good cond.  The rim is
crisp & the chamber, too.  The stem is a little buffed down at the
button.  The draw is wide-open and the nomenclature is clear.
5.85" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. Used. $150.
Charatan Special #71449
Grp. 5 size,with thick walls & in exc. cond., with the Lane "L"  &
a Double-Comfort stem.  The draw is open & the cross grain  is
right where it should be, at the front and back of the bowl.  It
does have the Lane "L" but also a ding on the side of the bowl.
6" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. Used. $75.
Ferndown Three Star Reo #71469
Grp. 6 size, and in exc. cond., with an open draw this pipe pretty
much defines what a Ferndown Silver Spigot is supposed to be.
6" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 73 grams. Used. $325.
1963 Dunhill Root CK #71474
Not, I think, the most common shape by Dunhill.  This is a Grp.
4 size, in very good cond., with just a touch of wear on the inner
chamber rim.  The draw is wide-open.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.45" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $325.
Comoy's Essex #45227TT
It is the nature of prejudice to be,  by its very definition,
irrational.  Thus, it is with prejudice deep in the core of my
rotten heart that although I contentedly accept Sasieni shape
names like Moorgate and Cambridge I feel disdain for Comoy's
"Essex."  Don't ask my why because we already know that this
is irrational.  I can think of justifications for my disdain, and I
might even be able to persuade you to my side, but of what
import is that?  The pipe carries shape # 310, I see no fills & it
has an open draw.  The length of the shank, 3.4" long, makes
it a true Canadian.  The rim shows the result of careless fire use
& the stem does not have a "C" logo.  .  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $35.
 
 
 
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Orlik Captain #52924
Very little about this pipe suggests anything close to a specific
date, yet the button of the stem puts it in either the late 60s or
1970s.  The size is Grp. 4, and there is a removable metal stinger
in the tenon.  The stem is, I'm quite confident, original but does not
have the round logo.  The pipe is unsmoked and its companion
Orlik Captain, also unsmoked, is also without that logo, so the idea
that it is a replacement stem is extremely unlikely.  New.
5.7" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $50.
2003 Dunhill Cumberland #62398
Cumberland, or Shell, it makes no difference...As there's no
smooth top that signifies a real Cumberland (by my definition)
this can be looked at as a Shell with a dark brown stain and a
brindle stem.  It's nice.  Wide-open draw, when the metal tube is
removed, Grp. 4 size (shape 4103).  New.
5.5" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 33 grams. $375.
Sasieni Straight Grain #71438  (SOLD 8/6/19)
Unsmoked from the 1970's, probably.  Maybe into the 80's.  It's
not a Four Dot (it has 1 little fill) but it's fine briar, & for the
price, there's nothing remotely close to it in value on the market.
Grp. 4 isze, open draw, vulcanite stem.  New.
5.15" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz, 42 grams.  $50.
Upshall B "FH" & "HC" #227268KM
This might be the elephant in the room.  It is that large. the B
grade is higher than their standard, high quality, P grade & the
grain reflects that.  I don't know what the "HC" stands
for...maybe 'hand cut?'  The condition is excellent, with no wear
on the rim (a little inevitable carbon residue) & no marks on the
stem.  "Extra Large" is stamped on the shank, but that seems
like rather superfluous information to anyone but Paul Bunyan.
7.7" long, bowl 3.4" tall.  Weight: 4 oz., 114 grams. Used. $175.
Comoy's Tradition #71489
Who does English classic shapes better than Comoy's?  Not
nobody.  This Billiard has two tooth indents, three if you're
being picky, at the button of the stem bottom.  None are deep or
threatening.  The chamber rim and the bowl are in good cond.,
but reading "Tradition" took some effort.  On the other side of
the shank the nomenclature is worn off.  Old tyme 3 part "C."
5.7" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 27 grams. $50.
1981 Dunhill Root Briar #112335
Grp. 4 in size and in nearly-new condition (although there is a
little black line on the rim, over the shank, that comes from I
don't know where.  It's clearly not from a burn...maybe from a
Sharpie?  Also, below that, on the bowl, a little ding in the wood)
with good Bird's Eye and cross grain.  The draw is open, but
you do have to bend the tip of the cleaner to get it to easily go
through to the chamber bottom, even with the stem out.  Used.
4.8" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz, 42 grams. $235
Charatan's Make Free Hand Relief #714187TT
As with just about every Free Hand Relief, the blast here is
fine, with deep ring grain top to bottom.  Although used, the rim
is without wear, showng just carbon residue on the top.   Again,
like just about all FHRs, it's a large pipe; I can fit my thumb into
the chamber.  It's a Grp. 6 size, with a wide-open draw.  There
are scattered tooth marks on the replacement stem, both top &
bottom.  I'll probably have to sand them down a bit.  The
nomenclature is all legible, including the "L" but it's been buffed
so it's no longer crisp.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $60.
Sasieni Royal Stuart #52920
All that carving represents flaws in the briar, otherwise this
would be a Four Dot.  Maybe that's why it's called a Royal
Stuart, named after that royal family filled with flaws.  of course,
whenever you look even slightly carefully at royalty, you see
flaw upon flaw.  And people think they're better than us?  This
is a Grp. 4, or even a 5 from the '60's I'd guess...during the
family era.  The draw is wide-open & the stem is vulcanite. New.
5.6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $50.
Pre-Transition Barling   
Shape #329 in Grp. 4 size.  The chamber of this pipe is in exc.
cond., but somebody played with the outer rim of the bowl, over
the shank.  I think the rim itself may have been topped, but it
looks good and the bowl is high enough.  Also, there is no logo
on the stem, so as good as the stem looks, it still might be a
replacement.   The nomenclature is clear.  All in all, this will
deliver a true, old Barling's smoke.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $110.
Barling Guinea Grain #529-83
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. $55.
Charatan Distinction #714-309TT
As for condition, the pipe is unsmoked, and as for pedigree, it
has the Lane "L" on the shank, plus "Made by Hand in City of
London."  Grp. 6 size, with a chamber diameter large enough for
me to put my thumb into.  The draw is wide-open. New.
5.9" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $195.
Sasieni Four Dot "Moorgate" #52996  (SOLD)
This old Sasieni is quite clean & crisp, with just normal signs of
use.  Still, the chamber is in exceptional condition so years and
years of future use can safely be anticipated.  The only short-
coming is the nomenclature, which is all legible, but not as
sharp as the rest of the pipe.  The draw is wide-open. Used.
5.1" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $95.
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Dunhill Shell Shape3205  #714-82CO
The shape # is 3205, so this must have sold as a Grp. 3 in size,
but it is clearly a full-fledged 4, so right away, you're a leg up if
you get this Dunhill.  In fact, I can almost fit my thumb into the
chamber.  The year of production, stamped after the "England"
is blurry, but I'm going to guess it's a 1998.  At any rate, it's
from the '90's and is unsmoked, with the tube still in the shank.
Even with the tube in, the draw is wide-open.  Thick walls &
nice, pronounced blast, too.  New.
5.65" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $315
Charatan Grosvenor #45152TT
The cond. is exc., with a chamber large enough for my thumb.
Although this is not an original Charatan product, the blast is
certainly reminiscent of good, old blasts.  I was told that with the
new generation of Charatans, the hook on the "C" of the stem
logo doesn't go into the "P."  Here, the hood does go into the "P"
but maybe somebody found an old DC stem and managed to
fit it to this pipe.  Grp. 5 size.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $40.
Willmer AB Extra Grain #714235
I see tiny scratches on the bowl and a hint of wear on the inner
rim of the chamber, but overall, the cond. of this pipe is all you
could want in a used pipe.  It even sits up.  The draw is open &
it's a Group 6 size.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.25" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $45.
2001 Ashton XXX Pebble Grain #45265DW
Other than the inevitable carbon residue on the inner rim, this
pipe is in exc. cond.  Triple X makes it a Grp. 5 size, or even a
bit larger than that.  The nomenclature is crisp.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 67 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. $175
BBB #89-024SR
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. $125.
1976 Dunhill Shell #714230
The inner chamber rim is crisp & besides some barely visible
tooth chatter on the stem, the pipe is in exc. cond.  It's a Grp. 5
(shape 513) & the draw is wide-open.  Used.
5.85" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 42 grams. $135.
Orlik Captain #52955
The shape of the button on the stem tells you that this pipe was
made some years back...the 1960s?  It's a Grp. 4 size and it is
unsmoked.  The draw is wide-open & the pipe is unsmoked.
5.6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $75..  
Peterson's Mark Twain#45120TT (SOLD 7/30/19)
Besides the unabashed display of flaws and fills on the bowl,
the distinguishing feature of this Peterson is the quite decent
draw, always a pleasure in a P-lip pipe.  There is wear on the
inner chamber rim and small, very shallow tooth marks on the
stem top & bottom.  The nomenclature is buffed down a bit, but
it is all there and legible while the sterling band is clear and
sports a hallmarked year of 1980.  If this is an accurate reading
of the hallmark letter (an "0" leaning slightly left) this makes the
pipe an original production year piece. Grp. 5 size. used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 73 grams. $110.
1982 Dunhill Root Briar #227179
This is a Grp 4, with shape #41022.  With just a little turning the
pipe cleaner went through to the bottom of the chamber.  For
a basic Dunhill, there is a lot of good straight grain & no bad
grain.  The draw is open.  The condition is New.
5.5" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $445.
Willmer AAA Straight Grain  #210156
Clearly an early generation of Willmer as the tight straight grain
indicates.  It's a Grp. 7 size & the condition of the bowl,
chamber & rim are good.  The draw is open, but the stem is not
original.  It appears to be vulcanite, but I'm not certain.  Used
6 " long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz.,66 grams. $85.
1962 Dunhill ODA 835 Tanshell #529127
Not, I think, a common pipe.  Especially in this fine condition.  Yes,
the stem is a tad buffed down at the button and shank-end, but
is there another way to keep the oxidation off a vulcanite stem?
The draw is wide-open.  The "D" on Dunhill and the "T" on
Tanshell are buffed off, but the rest of the nomenclature is crisp.
6.5" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. Used. $450.
Peterson 2001 Limited Edition 327306CO
Handsome, but be careful when holding it while smoking 'cause
that silver rim will get hot.  It's a Grp 5 in size with an open draw
& solid grain all around, with good Bird's Eye on the flat bottom
(the pipe does sit).  As you can see, it comes with a good
looking wood stand.  There is a little dent on the rim. Used.
5.45" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 73 grams. $165.
Comoy's Grand Slam #71419
This Grp. 4 size has very handsome Bird's Eye as well as good
cross grain.  Aside from that burn area on the rim, the cond. is
exc., with no marks on the stem.  It's hard to talk about the draw
being open when the pipe has that large metal stinger which is
a signature of the genuine Grand Slams.  You can always
remove that piece if you want.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $85.
Northern Briars Premier 5 #714-154
The size of the pipe is what first grabs your attention.  It's a
Grp. 7 size, with very thick walls, & solid grain all around the
bowl. As there is a '12' stamped on the shank, I take that to
mean the pipe was made in 2012.  It is still unsmoked.  New.  
6" long, bowl 2.35" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 76 grams. $185.
Comoy's Christmas 1980 #52935
The drawback to this pipe is the deep bite mark on the bottom
of the stem.  It does not go through but I would call it fairly deep.
The rest of the pipe is fine and it's possible that the indent can
be lessened by applying heat to the stem.  Worth a try.  The
draw is open.  The nomenclature is clear as is the bowl rim.
5.75" long, bowl 1.9" tall. Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $50.
Ashton LX Old Church #529-93CO
Handsome & large with a silver ferrule that has both a sterling
hallmark and an "A" on it for Ashton.  The nomenclature has
something unique to me...a "JC" for Jim Craig, I'm sure.  This
is a Bill Ashton era pipe, but Jim was the working apprentice at
the time, as I understand it.  My thumb fits easily into the
chamber.  The draw is open and the pipe is unsmoked.  New.
7" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 80 grams. $295
1967 Dunhill Shell #45189
This Grp. 4 is in near-new condition.  The inner rim of the
chamber is clean & crisp, as is the nomenclature.  The draw is
wide-open.  Used.
5.85" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $325.