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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.
COMMISSIONED #B2235 La Strada Scenario Canadian 130 Italy – The classic Canadian shape that needs a bit of TLC. Length: 6 1/8 inches, Height: 1 7/8 inches, Rim width: 1 5/16 inches, Chamber width: 15/16 inches, Chamber depth: 1 5/8 inches.
COMMISSIONED #B2333 Sport Horn Stem Stubby Paneled Tomato
#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
#B2328 Hilson Fantasia Block Meerschaum Lined Billiard
#B2327 Chatel Horn Stem Sculpted Billiard
#B2325 EP Briar Petite Rustified Billiard – After doing research and restorations on other pipes, I’ve discovered that the marking of this pipe, ‘EP’ dates it from the 1920s to WWII from the now defunct, A. Pandevant and Ross Co., based in Paris. A collectible pipe with some interesting provenance.
COMMISSIONED #B2324 BBB Classic London, England 106S Chimney – With the brass roundel on this BBB, gives some age. I’m calling it a ‘Chimney’ just by the appearance. I’ll seek to verify this with the shape number in my research. A nice looking vintage English pipe.
#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.
COMMISSIONED #B2314 Bearded Sailor Sculpture
COMMISSIONED #B2312 Leather Wrapped Classic Billiard
COMMISSIONED #B2308 Gentleman Horn Stem Pocket Pipe – This blasted Horn shape Pocket Pipe also has a horn stem. 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.
#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.
COMMISSIONED #B2305 EWA Trophee 909 St. Claude Bent Acrylic Billiard
#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.
#B2301 Crown Gold Plated Band Giant Bent Acrylic Billiard – This Billiard is a Goliath with a length of 6 inches and a huge bowl with a height of 2 1/2 inches – plenty of packing space for your favorite blend. The acrylic stem is eye catching and a gold plated stamped band completes the classy ensemble.
#B2299 Bull’s Head Bent Sculpted – He’s missing his horns, but I have plans to take care of that! I think he’s got character.
#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.
COMMISSIONED #B2297 Silver Match Toronto 115 Squat Lumberman – This shape is interesting as ‘Squat’ size. A large bowl but almost pocket sized.
#B2296 Beldor Studio Pencil Stem Panel Apple – this pipe could possibly be categorized as a small Churchwarden with the length at 7 1/2 inches and the bowl height and 1 1/8 inches.
#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
#B2253 Pipstar Standard 06 026 Dublin Sitter
#B2256 Mastercraft Imported Briar Bulldog Shape
#B2257 Whitehall Gulf Stream Imported Briar Rustified 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
#B2266 Longchamp France Leather Wrapped Billiard Shape
#B2267 Kiko 543 Made in Tanganyika Leather Wrapped Saddle Stem Billiard Shape
#B2268 McMillan Sports Made in England 60S Billiard Shape – Remember, you have to dream a bit!
#B2271 Dr. Grabow Sculptura Blasted Bulldog Shape
COMMISSIONED #B2272 Carey Magic Inch Pat No 3267941 Apple Shape
#B2279 Kirsten PATS & PATS PEND MADE IN U.S.A. – S
#B2275 Yello-Bole Filter Brush Panel Shape
#B2276 Rossi Fratelli Century Old Briar Italy Billiard Shape
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