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Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  94306

Phone/Fax:
(650) 965-7403
Email:
mpulvers@aol.com
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Nording Graphica #518162 (SOLD 6/10/17)
This pipe is on the Specials page for two reasons...or 1 reason
with parts a) & 2).  It does have small fills that you can perhaps
see in the photos, and because of that I am pricing it very
inexpensively.  If you do not treat fills the way a vampire treats
the Cross (or the Star of David if he's a Jewish vampire) this is
a small but handsome, well made Freehand in near-new cond.
with an open draw & construction that easily takes a cleaner to
the bottom of the chamber.  Chamber is easily Grp. 4 size. Used
5.1" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $35.
BBB Thorneycroft #61537
This pipe has a new replacement stem.  The bowl & nomen-
clature are both in excellent cond.  The draw is open.  For
those with a numbers-driven mentality, this is BBB shape #427.
5.6" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 26 grams. $35.
Thorneycroft 7 Day Set #518196 (SOLD)
Thorneycroft is the basic grade for BBB, but nowhere on this
set, including the case, does "BBB" appear.  In fact, nowhere
does it say these pipes were made in England.  The stems have
a "France" stamped on them, which only addresses where the
stems were made.  The logo on the stems says "Matched Grain"
and there are no shape numbers on the pipes, either.  The
pipes simply say "Thorneycroft."  What I can tell you, from the
shape of the stem buttons, and the clasps on the case, is that
this is an old set...maybe early 50's.  The pipes are in exc.
cond, having been smoked maybe once or twice.  The size is
either Grp. 4 or 5.  Used.
Shipping might be a bit more 'cause of the case.  $195.
St. Claude, France...Napoleon, n'est ce pas? 80387GN
Someday someone will explain why a man who killed off 1/2
million Frenchmen in one campaign is so revered in that
country.  And that doesn't even address that they were the
physical cream of France's youth.  The world is mad.  This pipe
is in good condition.  The carving is less than stellar. Used.
5.5"long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 66 grams. $35.
Ove Lindahl #331150PJ (SOLD 6/2/17
The pipe is in good cond., with an open draw and a flat stem.  I
do see two small fills, but there is plenty of solid grain all around
the bowl.  It's a hand made pipe from Denmark, but the maker
calls it a "freehand" because it isn't machine cut.  The stem is
vulcanite and the size is Grp.5. Tenon can take a 9mm filter.  
5.7" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight:1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. Used. $30
Comoy's Tinderbox 50th Anniv. Edition 331 (RESERVED)
The pipe was made in France, original home of Comoy's and if I
were being cynical, I'd say that's the reason it has two fills on an
otherwise nice piece of briar.  The cond. is exc., but there is no
"C" on the stem, so I'm going to make a great offer on this pipe:
the price will include Priority mailing in the U.S., which is an $8
value.  Vulcanite stem and open draw.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $32.50
GBD #117201 (SOLD)
If I had any self-respect, I'd toss this in one of those bundles of
"4 Assorted Pipes for $X."  Nah, not really.  I just typed that to
attract the attention of those of you with ADD.  It's a well made
pipe, but with at least one fill (I don't see any others) and no
GBD logo on the stem,  The stem looks original to me, so I think
the pipe was made during the time they didn't use their little
brass insert and in this case, the white GBD was buffed off.  Yet,
and I point this out in the name of full disclosure, it does say
"1970s" on the bottom of the shank.  If that is, indeed, the year
the pipe was made, I'm pretty sure they were using the brass
logo and were not filling their "firsts," which a pipe stamped GBD
would have to be.  Any GBD experts out there?  The cond. is
actually excellent, both stem and bowl, the draw open & a thin
cleaner easily passes through.  So, in the paraphrased words
of Peter Ustinov, holding up a glass of Gallo wine as far from
his nose as propriety would permit while doing an ad for them,
this might just be the best tasting pipe you've ever smoked.
5.3" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams.  Used. $25.
4 Brand Name Pipes for a lousy $60 #117260 (SOLD)
From the top: BBB Natural Grain.  Well, yes, it is natural...it is
also pretty bald, which isshort hand for "no grain."  But...that
doesn't mean it won't smoke great & the pipe is in very good
cond.  Replacement stem, I presume, with some very shallow
teeth marks top & bottom.  Next down is a GBD Prehistoric, also
with a replacement stem.  Pipe is in good cond.  Does that
fancy band cover a crack in the shank?  I can't see one, but no
promises in that dep't.  The Canadian is a Peterson shamrock
from the old "Made in Ireland" era, original stem and band.  The
cond. is exc., but there are two more fills in this pipe than there
are islands in the Philippine archipelago.  Hardcastle Old
Bruyere Giant.  It's not a giant pipe.  At most, it's a large Grp. 4.
The cond. is good, and it sits up, but there is burning on the
outer rim.  Not where it effects the chamber, but a bit unsightly.