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.
Peterson's Premier #32766SD
This is a Grp. 3 in size, so it's small, but dig that terrific ring
grain blast.  Also, the cond. is exc., The draw is decent and
probably just what Peterson devotees know and expect.  The
band is sterling and is hallmarked, but it's hard for me to read.
Looks like a lower case "e" & so might be 2015.  Check it out.
4.65" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. Used. $50.
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.
Ferndown One Star by Les Wood #14193
This pipe is in near-new condition, having barely been
smoked.  It's a Grp. 6 size and the draw is open.  It's dark-
stained because it's clearly not sporting the greatest grain
pattern ever, but it is quite well carved and handsome. Used.  
6.5" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 48 grams. $125.
1996 (?) Dunhill Cumberland #14316TT  (SOLD 3/29/20)
The second digit of the date stamping is a bit muddled, so
perhaps it is 1998 or 1990.  They also seem to have been a bit
careless about the application of the bowl coating as it does not
go up evenly on the chamber's walls.  But the blast and briar
are good & the size is right & the draw's wide-open. New? Used?
5.7" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 51 grams. $225
1910 BBB #529142  (SOLD 3/27/20)
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
Peterson's Sherlock Holmes Hansome #1419 (SOLD)
Another of Peterson's unending string of marketing ploys since I
can see no tie-in between a Hansom cab and a pipe.  But that
shouldn't matter as this is a handsome & a handsome piece of
briar with lots of large, attractive Bird's Eye grain.  Excepting a
mere touch of carbon residue on the rim, the cond is exc. & the
draw is open.  Large enough to be Grp. 5 or 6 in size. Used.
5.4" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $75.
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 (SOLD 2/16/20)
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. $65.
1940 Pat. # Shell #529-24RF  (RESERVED)
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. $350.
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. $55.
1949 Dunhill Shell #32754
If your initials are MJR & you were born in 1949, you've hit the
jackpot (and the pipe will cost you $150 more than the
advertised price).  The wind cap is Dunhill factory made, with an
"AD" stamped on the underside.  It's a Grp. 5 in exc. cond. & with
a stellar blast.  Clearly, by '49 Dunhill had bounced back from
the deprivations of the war years.  A great pipe.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 37 grams. $275.
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  (SOLD 3/1/20)
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.
1997 Ashton 3X Pebble Grain (SOLD 2/24/20)
The condition is near-new, with the pipe having been smoked
only enough to irritate the person who has to sell it as a used
piece.  It's Grp. 5 size with a wide-open draw & a handsome
brindle stem.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $165.
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.
1992 Ashton 3X Pebble Grain #1020158
The date of production might not be 1992, depending on how
you interpret the numbers stamped on the bottom of the bow,
but 1992 is a good bet.  The Grp. 5 pipe is in exc. cond., with a
chamber into which I can fit my thumb, and thick walls.  The
"chin" of the bowl juts out just like a Castello shape 55. Used
5.9" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 56 grams. $125.
AAA Willmer Straight Grain #14226 (SOLD 3/5/20)
The pipe's cond. is exc., having been smoked, at most, twice,
gently.  Most salient, however, is the size and quality of the
briar.  It's a Grp. 7 and my thumb can fit into the chamber.  
There can be no question that this briar came from the old
Charatan factory (who else had wood like this?) and no
question that you are not going to see much more wood like
this...now or in the future.  The draw is open & the stem is
vulcanite.  It not only sits up on that flat bottom, but if you so
choose, it can sit on the front of the bowl, stem sticking up.
6" long, bowl 2.7" tall.  Weight: 3 3/8 oz., 95 grams. Used. $145.
Barling Special #714110  (SOLD 3/10/20)
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. $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.
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.
1991 (?) Ashton X Sovereign #14216
The stamping on the date is muddled, hence the question mark
next to the date on the top line.  Otherwise, there is little
question about this pipe as it is unsmoked.  It's a Grp. 3 size, so
it might be a bit small for some, and for others, the perfect size
for smoking flakes.  The stem is vulcanite.  New.
5.4" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 45 grams. $235.
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. $275.
Comoy's Tradition #14285 (SOLD 3/25/20)
Grp. 4 (or large 3, maybe) in exc. cond., with the 3 part "C" & a
wide-open draw.  The vulcanite stem is thin, flat & comfortable.
The chamber is really closer to new than used.  
5.5" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $75.
 
 
 
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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.
1972 Dunhill Root Briar 840 ODA #1494 (SOLD 3/1/20)
When I crimped the tip of a pipe cleaner, it did go through to
the bottom of the chamber after twisting the cleaner.  The cond.
is exc. & the draw is wide open.  No tooth marks, chatter or
otherwise, on the stem and the inner rim is clean & crisp. Used.
5.5" long.  Bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 3 oz., 84 grams. $325.  
1997 Dunhill #14311
This pipe was put together a little oddly, by which I mean there
is no nomenclature at all on the briar.  The year is identified
only by the hallmark letter ("X") on the silver ferrule, and the
only way to tell it's a Dunhill is by the dot on the stem (anyone
can do that, can't they?) and the "dunhill" and "AD" stamped on
the ferrule.  Almost humorously is the 4101, the shape number,
that is also stamped on the silver.  So, you're good to go.  New.
5.3" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $275.
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.
Charatan Supreme #32772TC
Despite chamber walls that are more than 1/2" thick, my thumb
still fits easily into the chamber.  If Dunhill had a template that
went that high (Grp 6 is tops.) it would probably be a Grp.8.  So
of course it says "Extra Large" on the shank.  The "CP" is the
old kind, with the bottom of the "C" going into the circle of the
"P"  along with a registration number for the DC style stem
stamped on the side.  Unsmoked.
6.5" long, bowl 2.5" tall.  Weight: 3 oz., 84 grams. $495.  
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. $50.
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. $45.
Peterson's Standard #32761SD
As opposed to the "Peterson's Dublin" sterling band on
something like a Premier grade, the standard grade sports a
non-sterling "K&P" band without a dating hallmark.  But the
blast here is quite good, as is the draw and the cond. is exc.
Grp. 3 in size and, of course, vulcanite stem.  Used.
4.7" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams.  $35.
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. $175.
1999 Ashton 3X Sovereign #14233
The pipe is unsmoked, so there's no need to talk about
condition.  3Xs mean it's fairly large...either a small Grp 6 size
or large Grp 5.  The draw is wide-open and the stem is a
brindle, in case that's not obvious from the photos (on the
English page, photos often don't open up...don't ask me why).
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. New. $325.
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
1963 Dunhill Shell O #32710TC
When you're smoking a 1963 Dunhill, you are smoking as good
as it's ever going to get.  You can pay more, but you can't get
better.  This is a Grp. 4, which for this shape is a small pipe.  
The cond. is exc., and the draw is wide-open.  The
nomenclature is clear.  Used.
5.1" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $275.
1998 Dunhill Christmas Pipe #1442
The theme of the 1998 pipe is laying geese.  So, it's apt we start
off with a quiz before you can be allowed to even consider buying
this pipe: how many laying geese are there in the 12 days of Xmas.
If you know, you can proceed.  The pipe is a Grp. 5 Cumberland.
It has not been smoked & is shape #5103.  Everything you might
expect in a Dunhill Christmas pipe is here, including that sterling
tamper with all the geese on top (and the metal tube inside the
shank that come with new Dunhills.  Unsmoked.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. $675.
2018 Dunhill's the White Spot HT Shilling #1480CO (SOLD)
"Shilling" means ring grain blast, which this pipe proudly wears.
The pipe is a Grp. 6 size with both thick walls & a chamber that
easily takes my thumb. The cond. is near-new & the draw open.
The vulcanite stem is a brindle.  "HT" means hand turned.
7" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $265.
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. $95.
1997 Dunhill Bruyere #14264
Whether they're still bench-made or not; whether they're still
hand shaped or not, Dunhill knows how to carve a fine, classic
pipe.  Looking at the rounder shape of the bowl vs the old
Dunhill Bulldog my father left me as an inheritance (at least he
didn't leave me with his debts)this one has to qualify more as a
Rhodesian-shaped bowl, despite the diamond shank.  The draw
is wide-open and it looks as though I forgot to say it's a Grp. 3
size.  Hence the 3108 shape #.  New.
5.15" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams.  $325.
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..  
Ashton XX  Pebble Grain #14178
It still surprises me when a basic, simple shape can produce
such an appealing pipe, like this one.  Is it my attraction to the
classic shapes, or the texture of the shell?  Don't know?  This
pipe has an open draw, is in exc. cond. and is about a large Grp
3 or small Grp. 4 in size.  It's stamped '17' so ostensibly it was
made in 1997.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 30 grams. $145.
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.
BBB Straight Grain #32744SD
This Grp. 3 sized Cognac does have plenty of straight grain.  It
also has 3 little fills.  That will not effect the smoking quality of
the pipe, but it will keep thge price down.  The stem is ebonite
and the draw is open.  The cond. is exc.  Used.
5.35" long, bowl 1.3" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $35.
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. $395.
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. $150.
1994 Ashton 2X Sovereign
This double-X does match the Dunhill Gpr. 4 template, but it
seems a little smaller, more like a large Grp. 3. The draw is
wide-open, the stem is vulcanite and the cross grain & Bird's
Eye is quite good.  New.
5.2" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 26 grams. $275.
1967 Dunhill Shell #45189  (SOLD)
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.