‘Help Me!’ Basket Four

How do you commission a pipe?  Before you explore, be sure to read For “Pipe Dreamers” Only!


#B4-473 Everest Master Billiard – Found in a flea market in Sofia, Bulgaria. Length: 5 3/4 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/2 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4-63  Algerian Briar France Canadian – This is a real deal Canadian shape that was in my own personal collection to restore and decided to put it into dreamers. Length: 6 3/4 inches, Height: 1 7/8 inches, Rim width: 1 1/8 inches, Chamber width: 11/16 inches, Chamber depth: 1 9/16 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4368 Dr. Grabow Free Hand 02 – This Dr. Grabow is not too common.  I haven’t seen many.  The Free Hand stummel grain has great potential.  Length: 6 1/2 inches, Height: 2 inches, Plateau width: 1 1/2 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/8 inches.


#B4370 Peerless Oval Shank Pot – Length: 5 1/4 inches, Height: 1 1/2 inches, Rim width: 1 3/8, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/16 inches.


#B4371 Rusticated Billiard Italy –  COM Italy is the only marking on this attractive rusticated Billiard.  The smooth briar panels on the four corners is a nice touch and will look nice in contrast to the rustication.  Length: 5 15/16 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 5/16 inches, Chamber width: 15/16 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/8 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4375 Chacom Relief Oval Shank Billiard – This is a nice Chacom with the blasted upper bowl in contrast with the lower bowl and shank smooth briar. Length: 5 7/16 inches, Height: 1 13/16 inches, Rim width: 1 3/8 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 9/16 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4376 Royal Sovereign Made in England 188 Sterling Prince – This Prince is interesting and appears to have age.  It has a sterling silver band but the nomenclature is cut off.  All that is visible before the band is ‘Roy Sov’ and ‘Made in En’.  Length: 6 1/4 inches, Height: 1 3/8 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/16 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4377 Mountbatten Royal Made in London England 209 Pot – This is a nice looking Pot shape sporting vertical grain that will clean up nicely and a very nice acrylic stem.  Length: 5 7/8 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 1/2 inches, Chamber width: 7/8 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/8 inches.


#B4379 Dr. Grabow Regal Ajustomatic Pat. 2461905 Dublin – This is a marginal call – the bowl is canted slightly so I’m calling it a Dublin.  This is a nice Dr. Grabow Regal  with great grain potential.  Length: 5 7/8 inches, Height: 1 5/8 inches, Rim width: 1 5/16 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/2 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4380 Square Shank Billiard Italy – The only marking on this is the COM of Italy on the lower stem panel. I like Square Shank Billiards and this one has a nice full shape.  Length: 5 5/16 inches, Height: 1 7/8 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 7/8 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/8 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4382 GEFAPIP 2500 France 106 S Rusticated Dublin – This is a cool looking Dublin with the flat oval shank and stem.  With the deep, bold rustication, it exudes in attitude!  The ‘dreamer’ challenge for this pipe is a crack in the shank that can be overcome. Length: 4 7/8 inches, Height: 1 5/8 inches, Rim width: 1 3/8 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 7/16 inches.


#B4383 Dr. Grabow Riviera Saddle Stem Pot – This is a classic Dr. Grabow Pot – the bowl is a good size for a work horse smoker. Length: 5 3/4 inches, Height: 1 1/2 inches, Rim width: 1 3/8 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/8 inches.


#B4384 Stetson Made in Italy Petite Billiard – Some people collect Petites.  This Petite Billiard has length, but smaller in bowl-size.  Length: 5 7/8 inches, Height: 1 7/16 inches, Rim width: 1 inch, Chamber width: 11/16 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/16 inches.


#B4385 No Name Real Briar Panel – This panel has no labeling but has very attractive grain showcasing the panels.  Probably a nice work horse and a good smoker!  Length: 5 3/4 inches, Height 1 9/16 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/8 inches.

#B4154 Denicotea Curling 813 Blasted Canadian – This German made pipe is filtered. The main issue is a button rebuild. Length: 6 1/4 inches, Height: 1 7/8 inches, Rim width: 1 3/8 inches, Chamber width: 7/8 inches, Chamber depth: 1 9/16 inches.