Dunhill dating pipes

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This is a particularly nice example of both the shape and the finish. The Redbark is from the first year this finish was offered, and is my most recent acquisition. Two examples of the P shape, the classic bent bulldog. The Shell is from the 20s (stampings are weak), and is the most beautifully cut bent bulldog I've ever owned. The top piece is from 1918, and carries the #24 stamp, which was the size of the “Inner Tube,” not the shape.

Root #47 from 1956(top) [in my opinion the quintessential straight bulldog cut] 1958 Bruyere #146 (bottom) and 1967 Tanshell #47 (right). This pipe would later be referred to as the “O” in the catalogue.

Finishes are smooth or sandblasted in only a few colors, and stems are still hand-cut from black vulcanite rod or red/black Cumberland with tenons turned from the same stock.

Shell, Cumberland, Dress, Root, and Bruyere are the most common finishes today, and they can sometimes be accented with large-knuckle bamboo, horn, silver, or gold.

It is alternatively a dating guide, a history of the Dunhill pipe and a study of the Dunhill pipe generally.

Loring is the first published book devoted to the Dunhill pipe.We reserve the right to verify delivery to cardholder via UPS.You must be 18 years or older to make any selections on this site - by doing so, you are confirming that you are of legal age to purchase tobacco products or smoking accessories.Initially printed in June 1998, the book is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size, 88 pages long, paper bound and priced at US including worldwide shipping.Hours of Operation: Our website is always open and you can place an order at any time.

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The book however, is far more then simply a dating guide.