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#B2239 Amphora Poker Pipe 815 X-Tra Holland – Everyone needs at least 3 Pokers in their collection! Length:5 7/8 inches, Height: 1 7/8 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/16 inches.
#B2238 Brigham 103 Can. Pat. 372982 Rusticated Billiard – Length:5 3/4 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 13/16 inches, Chamber depth: 1 9/16 inches.
#B2242 WENHALL Futura 87 Rusticated Fancy Miniature Billiard – This is an interesting shape and I’m not quite sure what to call it. It sports a long ‘Canadian-like’ bent shank, a canted Dublin-like stummel and an attractive rusticated surface. So, I call it a Fancy Miniature Billiard! Length:4 7/8 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 7/8 inches, Chamber depth: 1 3/4 inches.
#B2244 Bennington Supreme Bent Billiard – Length: 5 3/4 inches, Height: 1 3/4 inches, Rim width: 1 3/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/2 inches.
#B2332 Paul Viou St. Claude Half Bent Billard – France
#B2331 Bruyere Extra Paneled Billiard – This is a very nicely shaped Paneled Billiard that I believe was manufactured in France. The bowl is ample.
#B2329 Aspir Fabrication L.M.B. Petite Saddle Stem Billiard
COMMISSIONED #B2328 Hilson Fantasia Block Meerschaum Lined Billiard
#B2327 Chatel Horn Stem Sculpted Billiard
#B2325 Briar Petite Rustified Billiard
COMMISSIONED #B2323 Jeantet Superior Slightly Bent Saddle Chimney France – I’m calling this shape a Chimney, which could be a marginal call, has a distinctive tightening of the ‘chimney’ at the rim which I find attractive. Jeantet is a French name that I appreciate after restoring several.
#B2321 Pipe Dr. Geo Deposee Horn Stem Paneled Bulldog France
#B2320 Unmarked Horn Stem Bulldog – Even though this Bulldog is unbranded, it came with the French Lot of 50, and with the horn stem, I’m guessing it is also has a French COM. Very nice different look for a classic Bulldog and a diamond horn stem.
#B2319 Napoleon of Italy Billiard – This Italian stamped classic Billiard has very nice grain pattern hidden beneath the old finish.
#B2318 Vieille Bruyere Petite Blasted Apple – French made.
#B2317 Chap Ecume – Meerschaum Lined Horn Stem Billiard – This French made of St. Claude, has some shank challenges, but the fact that it’s Meerschaum lined makes this restoration very much worth it. I like the horn rim – adds a rustic feel.
#B2308 Gentleman Rusticated Pocket Pipe – This Horn shape I’m calling a Pocket Pipe because it’s length is a pocket-perfect 4 1/4 inches. The rest of the dimensions are: Height: 1 1/2 inches, Rim width: 1 1/4 inches, Chamber width: 3/4 inches, Chamber depth: 1 1/4 inches. Another interesting collector.
#B2307 Sport Bullmoose – A Bullmoose is a squat Rhodesian with a very heavy 1/4 bent stem, according to Bill Burney’s Pipe Shapes Chart. This is a great example with a hefty presence in the palm.
COMMISSIONED #B2306 Paul Viou St Claude France Horn Stem ‘Feather’ – The shape name, ‘Feather’ comes from the French ‘Plume’ which is how the current owner of the Paul Viou name describes it – I like it. This is a unique shape while being compact still has a full presence in the palm. A unique addition to anyone’s collection.
#B2304 C.A.V. St Claude Canadian – French made.
#B2303 Silver Match Safari St Claude France Billiard – Another acquisition from the French eBay Lot of 50 – a nice sized classic Billiard.
COMMISSIONED #B2298 ‘Spotted’ Bent Billiard Military Mount – An interesting texture that isn’t briar but a technique that emulates carbon fiber. It’s a fabric/resin that wraps the briar.
#B2294 Butz Choquin Regate 1601 St Claude France Billiard
#B2293 Jeantet Saddle Stem Rustified Billiard – A French made pipe of St. Claude.
#B2270 Sasieni The Kensington 296B Made In London England Canadian Shape – This very collectable Canadian comes from the Sasieni family of pipes.
#B2241 Stanwell Hand Made In Denmark 56 Canadian Shape – Stanwell is the name of pipes coming from Denmark. This Canadian shape number 56 is a good one to add to one’s collection.
#B2245 Kaywoodie Super Grain 76 Oval Bowl 9 or 6?
#B2252 Royal Danish # 901 MADE IN DENMARK Freehand
#B2256 Mastercraft Imported Briar Bulldog Shape – This classic Bulldog’s stem begs for a slight bend to bring it into a better orientation! Do not worry about that!
#B2257 Whitehall Gulf Stream Imported Briar Rusticated Dublin Shape
#B2259 Italy Billiard Slightly Bent Saddle Stem – This is a very nice pipe with nice grain.
#B2260 Lorenzo Matera Pipe Studio 807 Italy
#B2263 Dr. Grabow Color Duke Blasted Apple Shape
#B2264 Dr. Grabow Grand Duke Imported Briar Italy Apple Shape
#B2265 WDC Milano Genuine Briar De Resino Processed 18 Lovat Shape
#B2267 Kiko 543 Made in Tanganyika Leather Clad Saddle Stem Billiard Shape
#B2268 McMillan Sports Made in England 60S Billiard Shape – Remember, you have to dream a bit!
COMMISSIONED #B2271 Dr. Grabow Sculptura Blasted Bulldog Shape
#B2279 Kirsten PATS & PATS PEND MADE IN U.S.A. – S
#B2275 Yello-Bole Filter Brush Panel Shape
COMMISSIONED #B2276 Rossi Fratelli Century Old Briar Italy Billiard Shape
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