|Castello Sea Rock 74 #425191 (SOLD 1/13/20)
|This is an older Castello, with the shape number stamped on
the bottom of the shank, as well as Carlo Scotti's name. Indeed,
it doesn't have any Ks, which may be an indicator of a true
vintage piece. What it does have is an "F" stamped on it, and
I can't find any reference to that bit of nomenclature in standard
Castello lore. Bowl & rim wear is minimal, but the person who
owned this pipe chewed not the stem so much, but the raised
button. Mostly, it's OK, but there is one deep dent on the top of
the button. If you don't bite on the button, and most of us don't,
it shouldn't be a problem. BTW, the stem does not pull out from
the ferrule, as one might suspect, but rather the entire black
acrylic piece unscrews from the shank. Old, huh? Used.
6" long, bowl 2.6" tall. Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 60 grams. $135.