The supreme challenge and adventure is the ability to see through the tired, broken, and dirty condition of a pipe and capture a vision of its potential – with a bit of help. Most of the pipes I have re-commissioned and sold have resulted from people exploring my ‘Help Me!’ baskets (and boxes!) looking for that perfect pipe that will be a gift for a husband or boyfriend – yes, many of the explorers have been women! Or, simply to add to one’s own collection. This gave me the idea of this virtual ‘ Help Me!’ basket For ‘PipeDreamers’ Only! – allowing a virtual tour of pipes waiting to be found by new stewards, which then can be commissioned for restoration for that someone who can ‘see’ what the pipe can become!
How does it work? If you discover a pipe and want to commission it for restoration, send me a note at ThePipeSteward@gmail. identifying the pipe you want restored (Ref.# and name). I will provide a rough estimate of the cost of the project (plus postage) and completion projection. When the commissioned pipe’s research, restoration and its publication are completed, I will provide the final cost giving you the option of either purchasing the pipe or passing. If you pass, I will simply put the pipe in The Pipe Steward Store. All pipes are sold to benefit the Daughters of Bulgaria. If you have question, send me a note or leave a comment below. Happy hunting!
Churchwardens? If you’re ‘dreaming’ about adding a CW to your collection, I can make one for you. This write up gives you an idea of what is involved: Story of the Phoenix.
#334 Paronelli Italy ‘Cobalt’ Rhodesian
#333 Sport Horn Stem Stubby Paneled Tomato
#332 Paul Viou St. Claude Half Bent Billard – France
#331 Bruyere Extra Paneled Billiard – This is a very nicely shaped Paneled Billiard that I believe was manufactured in France. The bowl is ample.
COMMISSIONED #330 Robinson 8494 1/4 Bent Paneled Tomato
#329 Aspir Fabrication L.M.B. Petite Saddle Stem Billiard
#328 Hilson Fantasia Block Meerschaum Lined Billiard
#327 Chatel Horn Stem Sculpted Billiard
#325 EP Briar Petite Rustified Billiard
#324 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.
#323 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.
#321 Pipe Dr. Geo Deposee Horn Stem Paneled Bulldog France
#320 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.
#319 Napoleon of Italy Billiard – This Italian stamped classic Billiard has very nice grain pattern hidden beneath the old finish.
#318 Vieille Bruyere Petite Blasted Apple – French made.
#317 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 #315 ERGI Grand Luxe RJ Horn Stem Billiard – The horn stem on this pipes is nice as it shapes out the classic Billiard. I believe this is a French made pipe, but until I do the research, I’m not 100% sure.
#314 Bearded Sailor Sculpture
COMMISSIONED #313 Paul Viou St Claude Churchwarden
#312 Leather Wrapped Classic Billiard
#308 Gentleman Horn Stem Pocket Pipe – This blasted Horn shape Pocket Pipe also has a horn stem. Another interesting collector.
#307 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.
#306 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.
#305 EWA Trophee 909 St. Claude Bent Acrylic Billiard
#304 C.A.V. St Claude Canadian – French made.
#303 Silver Match Safari St Claude France Billiard – Another acquisition from the French eBay Lot of 50 – a nice sized classic Billiard.
COMMISSIONED #302 Cutty Tavern Pipe – This is a very cool and collectible pipe which could be categorized as a Churchwarden, but I’m calling it a Tavern Pipe. The Cutty shape is one of the oldest modeled after the predominant clay pipe of the 1800s. The length is 9 inches and will provide a milder smoking experience.
#301 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.
COMMISSIONED #300 EPC Majestic Petite Bent Horn Stem Billiard – This is a very collectible pipe which I acquired from France Lot of 50 which contained a number of Horn stems – this one is very nice. This Petite Bent Billiard is French made.
#299 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.
#298 ‘Spotted’ Bent Billiard Military Mount
#297 Silver Match Toronto 115 Squat Lumberman – This shape is interesting as ‘Squat’ size. A large bowl but almost pocket sized.
#296 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.
#294 Butz Choquin Regate 1601 St Claude France Billiard
#293 Jeantet Saddle Stem Rustified Billiard – A French made pipe of St. Claude.
#270 Sasieni The Kensington 296B Made In London England Canadian Shape – This very collectable Canadian comes from the Sasieni family of pipes.
#241 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.
#245 Kaywoodie Super Grain 76 Oval Bowl 9 or 6?
COMMISSIONED #250 Kaywoodie Prime Grain Imported Briar ‘Fancy’ Bulldog Shape
#252 Royal Danish # 901 MADE IN DENMARK Freehand
#253 Pipstar Standard 06 026 Dublin Sitter
#254 Comoy’s MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND 4097 H Bent Bulldog Shape
#256 Mastercraft Imported Briar Bulldog Shape
#257 Whitehall Gulf Stream Imported Briar Rustified Dublin Shape
#259 Italy Billiard Slightly Bent Saddle Stem – This is a very nice pipe with nice grain.
#260 Lorenzo Matera Pipe Studio 807 Italy
#263 Dr. Grabow Color Duke Blasted Apple Shape
#264 Dr. Grabow Grand Duke Imported Briar Italy Apple Shape
#265 WDC Milano Genuine Briar De Resino Processed 18 Lovat Shape
#266 Longchamp France Leather Wrapped Billiard Shape
#267 Kiko 543 Made in Tanganyika Leather Wrapped Saddle Stem Billiard Shape
#268 McMillan Sports Made in England 60S Billiard Shape – Remember, you have to dream a bit!
#271 Dr. Grabow Sculptura Blasted Bulldog Shape
#272 Carey Magic Inch Pat No 3267941 Apple Shape
#279 Kirsten PATS & PATS PEND MADE IN U.S.A. – S
#275 Yello-Bole Filter Brush Panel Shape
#276 Rossi Fratelli Century Old Briar Italy Billiard Shape
#280 Yello-Bole Cured With Real Honey Imperial Bent Billiard Shape
#278 Ropp Cherrywood Made in France
#281 Dr. Grabow Savoy Imported Briar Apple Shape
#282 Kaywoodie Standard 17 Small Dublin Shape
#283 Medico Imported Briar Horn Stem Apple Shape
#284 Native American Hand Carved Italy – An interesting collectable
#287 Nelson Quarter Bent Billiard – London England
#290 Savinelli Oscar Aged Briar 102 Italy – A classic Billiard shape bearing the well-known Italian name.
#262 Lorenzo Savona #750 Made in Italy – This Lorenzo has a rustified Chimney shape and an oval shank with a very mild bend.
COMMISSIONED – #60 Ben Wade Made in London England 79 – The pictures do not do justice to how large this Ben Wade is. The length is 6 1/8 inches, bowl height is 2 1/8 and the weight is 73 grams. For those who like gargantuan pipes, this Half Bent Billiard is your pipe.
COMMISSIONED – #248 Comoy’s Moorgate 102 Italy – Half Bent Billiard
#247 La Strada Staccato 187 Italy – This slightly bent Billiard has a leather-like surface with the sculpted trim.
#246 Aristocrat London Made – Made in England 1077 – A classic English, Bent Billiard that offers the tactile enjoyment of a rustified briar surface.
#243 SAVORY’S Argyll MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND 95 – This is a full sized straight Billiard that has a very adequate bowl and I like the classic tapered lines from the stem to shank.
#166 Vauen 6294 EX Billiard Saddle – Another stout pipe with a large, deep bowl and a classy shank divider and a P-Lip saddle stem.
#259 Slightly Bent Billiard Oval Stem Italy – A very nice pipe with only the designation of ‘Italy’.
#150 Slightly Bent Oval Billiard – I found this attractive unbranded pipe in Athens, Greece. It has a very nice look and feel and I added it to my collection.
#146 Oldo Bruyere P-Lip – Another nicely sized Billiard with a P-Lip stem.
#145 Lindbergh Select 324 – This is a very nice classic Poker shape with a volcano shaping of the bowl.
COMMISSIONED – #102 Stanwell Henley Special Made in Denmark – This is a sharp, large bowled Billiard with a stylish oval shank. The Henley line of Stanwell ranges back to the mid 1900s.
#103 Stanwell Henley Special Made in Denmark – A classic blasted Billiard that sports a very large bowl at 2 1/4 inches tall and 1 3/8 inches wide. It has a very nice feel in the palm. Along with the other Stanwell Henley Specials, these pipes have some years.
#96 Vuillard Concorde 3 S St Claude – This French made Chubby Billiard has a large bowl and saddle stem.
COMMISSIONED #62 GBD New Era – A Pot shape with a long shank, saddle stem.
COMMISSIONED #55 GBD Colossus International London Made 1759 – A larger, handful stylish pipe with a clear acrylic stem. Weighing 73 grams.
#39 Unbranded Italy Sculpted Billiard: With a slightly bent stem and elongated shank, this is a nice pipe with artistic flare.
#22 Poor Richards Colossus Billiard: This pipe is huge, maybe the largest in my inventory. It weighs 74 grams. If you like a big pipe, this may be for you.
#208 Abbott London Made 715 ‘Pocket Pipe’, Apple shape: Length: 4 3/4 inches, Bowl height: 1 1/2 inches; Bowl width 1 1/4 inches
#215 Amphora Genuine Briar AM Holland – Sterling Silver Band, Billiard shape: Length: 5 7/16 inches, Bowl height: 1 3/4 inches, Bowl width: 1 3/8 inches
COMMISSIONED #212 Jarl 1545 Made in Denmark Dublin shape: Length 6 1/2 inches, Bowl height: 2 1/8 inches, Bowl width: 1 1/4 inches
#207 The Pipe – Apple shape: Length 5 1/4 inches, Bowl height 1 3/4 inches, Bowl width 1 1/4 inches
#220 The Pipe, Blue Bulldog shape: Length: 5 5/8 inches, Bowl height: 1 3/4 inches, Bowl width 1 1/2 inches
#216 St. Regis DeLuxe Made in England 485, Apple shape: Length: 5 1/2 inches, Bowl height: 1 5/8 inches, Bowl width: 1 1/2 inches
#219 Mastercraft Imported Briar Italy, Banded Pot shape: Length: 5 7/8 inches, Bowl height: 1 3/8, Bowl width: 1 3/8 inches
#211 Jarl Chieftan 15119 Made in Denmark, Billiard shape: Length: 6 inches, Bowl height: 2 inches, 1 3/8 inches
#205 Cordan Bleu Imported Briar, Diamond Shank Bent Billiard shape: Length: 5 1/8 inches, Bowl height: 1 7/8 inches, Bowl width: 1 1/2 inches
#214 Kaywoodie Standard Imported Briar 98B, Bulldog shape: Length: 5 5/8 inches, Bowl height: 1 5/8 inches, Bowl width: 1 3/4 inches
#230 Peterson’s “Kildare” Made in the Republic of Ireland 83, Apple shape: Length: 5 3/4 inches, Bowl height: 1 1/2 inches, Bowl width: 1 5/8
COMMISSIONED #229 Savinelli Punto Oro 510ks Italy, Rustified Bulldog shape: Length: 5 7/8, Bowl height: 1 7/8, Bowl width: 1 3/4
#228 Heritage, Blasted Apple: Length: 5 3/8 inches, Bowl depth: 1 5/8 inches, Bowl width: 1 1/2 inches
#223 York Minster Billiard shape: Lenth: 6 inches, Bowl height: 1 7/8 inches, Bowl width: 1 5/16 inches
COMMISSIONED #227 Ben Wade Hand Model LONDON MADE, Blasted: Length: 6 1/4 inches, Bowl height: 2 inches, Bowl width: 1 1/2 inches
#226 Pipe Pub Imported Briar, Zulu shape: Length: 5 5/8 inches, Bowl height: 2 inches, Bowl width: 1 3/8 inches
#225 Dr. Grabow Riviera, Saddle Stem Billiard shape: Length: 5 1/8 inches, Bowl height: 1 3/4 inches, Bowl width: 1 1/8 inches
#224 The Lumberman, Canadian shape: Length: 6 inches, Bowl height: 1 3/4 inches, Bowl width: 1 1/4 inches – Remember! See the potential! This Canadian has some challenges but worth the effort!
#203 Signature Imported Briar – Michael Mulcahy, Apple shape
COMMISSIONED #201 Mastersen Burl Briar Made in France Freehand
#200 GBD Sable’e Standard France, Blasted Bent Billiard shape
#199 Butz Choquin Regate St.Claude France 1275, Slightly Bent Billiard