For ‘PipeDreamers’ Only!

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 – pipes which then can be commissioned for restoration for that someone who can ‘dream’ of 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 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 valuing giving you the option of either purchasing the pipe or passing.  If you pass, I will simply leave the pipe in The Pipe Steward StoreAll pipes sold benefit the Daughters of Bulgaria.  If you have question, send me a note or leave a comment below.  Happy hunting!

COMMISSIONED #334 Paronelli Italy ‘Cobalt’ Rhodesian – An interesting texture  that isn’t briar but a technique that emulates carbon fiber.  It’s a fabric/resin that wraps the briar.

#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. 

COMMISSIONED #314 Bearded Sailor Sculpture

COMMISSIONED #313 Paul Viou St Claude Churchwarden

COMMISSIONED #312 Leather Wrapped Classic Billiard

COMMISSIONED #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.

COMMISSIONED #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 – An interesting texture that isn’t briar but a technique that emulates carbon fiber.  It’s a fabric/resin that wraps the briar.

COMMISSIONED #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

COMMISSIONED #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

COMMISSIONED #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.

#247  La Strada Staccato 187 Italy – This slightly bent Billiard has a leather-like surface with the sculpted trim.

COMMISSIONED #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.

COMMISSIONED #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.

#39  Unbranded Italy Sculpted Billiard: With a slightly bent stem and elongated shank, this is a nice pipe with artistic flare.

#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

#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

#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

#198  Sculpted Bent Billiard Imported Briar

#195  Butz Choquin Regate St. Claude France 1693, Bulldog shape

#197  Kaywoodie Carburetor 86B US Pat. 2082186, Large Apple shape

#192  Made in England 950, Bent Billiard shape

#191  D&P Woodsman Genuine Briar, Lovat shape

#190  Country Club London Made – London England, Lovat shape

#188  Edward’s Algerian Briar, Sculpted Square Panel shape

#187  Fiammata 2 – 611KS Italy, Half Bent Billiard shape

#186  Sculpted Calabash shape – Imported Briar