‘Help Me!’ Basket Four

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#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.

#B4362  Aldo Velani Trio Italy 56 Bent Apple – As part of a very attractive set of 4 Aldo Velani Trios, this Bent Apple sports a clear acrylic stem. Length: 5 1/2 inches, Height: 1 1/2 inches, Bowl width (not rim): 1 7/8 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/8 inches.


#B4364 Aldo Velani Trio Italy 52 Classic Billiard – This member of the Aldo Velani set of four is the Classic Billiard with a clear acrylic stem set off by the gold plated double bump band.   Length: 5 3/4 inches, Height: 1 7/8 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/2 inches.


#B4365 Aldo Velani Trio Italy 51 Pot – This Aldo Velani Pot shape has a striking red rippled acrylic stem that ties together the entire ensemble.  Length: 5 3/4 inches, Height: 1 11/16 inches, Rim width: 1 1/2 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/8 inches.


COMMISSIONED #B4366 Butz Choquin Camargue St Claude France 1683 Ball – This BC has a military style stem and an attractive acrylic shank extender.  Length: 6 1/4 inches, Height: 1 1/4 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, 1 inch.


#B4367 Sabre Imported Briar Fancy Stem Pot – This is an interesting and attractive pipe.  The longer shank transitions to a fancy stem that has a slight bend.  I like it.  Length: 5 1/2 inches, Height: 1 11/16 inches, Rim width: 1 3/8 inches, Chamber width: 7/8 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/2 inches.


#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.


#B4369 Squat Bent Apple Made in London England – The only marking on this attractive Squat Bent Apple is the COM.  The acrylic stem is interesting and with the grain that the stummel shows, will be a striking combination.  Length: 5 1/4 inches, Height: 1 3/8 inches, Rim width: 1 1/8 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/8 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.


#B4372 Lorenzo Eleganza Italy 8769 Paneled Shank Bent Dublin – I’m calling this a Bent Dublin because of the conical bowl.  This is a stylish pipe with the paneled shank – the lines are very nice.  Length: 5 1/8 inches, Height: 1 7/8 inches, Rim width: 1 1/2 inches, Chamber width 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/8 inches.

 


#B4373 Sunrise 759 France Oval Shank Bent Dublin Sitter – Don’t be dissuaded by the dark spots!  This interesting shape I’m describing as a Bent Dublin Sitter – the bottom is smoothed but not flat, but the conical bowl shape tends toward Dublin status.  The light acrylic stem adds a touch of class.  Length: 5 3/16 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 1/2 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/8 inches.


#B4374 Meerschaum Lattice Billiard – Length: 5 3/8 inches, Height: 1 1/2 inches, Rim width: 1 1/8 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 7/16 inches.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#B4378 Freehand Made in Denmark – The only marking on this Freehand is ‘Made in Denmark’ on the lower shank – and it is a ghost marking.  In Danish tradition, this is a beautiful Freehand which uses the vertical grain to bring attention to the stummel.  A very nice collectible, even without further nomenclature. Length: 5 3/4 inches, Height: 2 1/4 inches, Plateau width: 2 3/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/4 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.


#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.


#B4381 GEFAPIP 500 France 26 S Bent Bulldog –  This French 1/4 Bent Bulldog is the classic image of the Bulldog.  The grain hidden underneath the grime shows promise! Length: 5 1/8 inches, Height: 1 1/4 inches, Rim width: 1 1/8 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/4 inches.


#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!  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.


#B4360 Meerschaum Smooth Billiard – If you’re looking for a work horse Meerschaum, this Billiard fits the bill.  He’s been well used, obviously loved and in need of a clean up.  He has great potential with a little dreaming.  Length:5 3/4 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 3/8 inches, Chamber width: 13/16 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/8 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.