▲ (Underside) Black Diamond, Imported Shelled Briar, 3165 / TD
This brand could be a DUNCAN
's second according to Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
▲ (Left side) Briarcliff (Right side) Mediterranean, Aged Briar
Brand of the Penn Tobacco Company
formed in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania in 1901 by Russell Uhl († 1914) and Henry Weigand († 1942).
See also: Bruce Peters
, Vox Pop
▲ Brigham, Voyageur, 184
Pipes with one dot on the stem correspond to the 1xx numbered shapes (100 series)
▲ Brughiera, Vera Radica
Silver spot on the stem.
Brughiera: translation (IT): Briar
▲ ... Lipton (?) CPF (In oval)
Brand created in 1851 by Consolidated
(or Colossus) Pipe Factory
(Chesterfield Pipe Factory), taken over by KB&B
▲ Calich, Hand Made, 81 (over) 9
▲ (Left side) CHP-X, Hand Hewn
Artisan: Michael V. Kabik (retired in 1989-90) started making pipes in the early 1970s. The CHP-X brand is named after Chuck Holiday which Kabik replaces in 1971 when he former leaves the wokshop. The CHP-X studio closed In 1973. After this period Kabik created the Sven-Lar brand and produced it together with Glen Hedelson.
▲ (Left side) Pipa Croci, Fatta a mano, Mantova Italia, dal 1983
(Right side) [Emblem in oval] .True.
Artisans: Paolo & Gianni
Grading (ascending): Pipa Croci, Amica, True, True I, Quality Street, Starlight, Golden Flame.
Production (2007): ~ 3000 pipes/year
▲ (Left side) A. Curts
Artisan: "Arley" Curtz, Utah (USA)
The stems of the A. Curts pipes are also marked with 2 dots (a red and a white).
▲ Hand Made, C. Di Franco
▲ ◊ Made in England 16 (1 in circle) R/B ◊
▲ E Andrew 1993 Gold dot
Edward Andrew Jurkiewicz
▲ Ron Fairchild, 2005
Artisan: Ron Fairchild
~ 100 pipes / year
▲ (Left side)
[Man smoking a pipe]
Wien Am Hof, 4
Due to the way this pipe is crafted it could be from the 1930s. Probably
a private tobacconist's label in Vienna.
The "Am Hof" square is the largest and oldest square
in the inner city of Vienna, Austria.
▲ 605, Gasparini, Briar Extra, By NIGT
Artisan: Darius Christian
▲ (Left side) Jorgen Nielsen
(Right side) Hand Made , in Denmark
VVVV Old Briar Straight Grain
▲ KARSTEN TARP (curved) Denmark (in circle) Hand Made, A
Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
▲ Larrysson, Hand Made
Artisan: Paul Hubartt
Dating code: pipe number followed by the year of creation.
No grading system.
(Left side) LHS (In diamond) Warwick
▲ Pipe stamped as a LHS "Warwick" line. See also Warwick
as a brand.
▲ Lorentz, Innsbruck, Doppelfilter, Original
▲ A4, McArris by McCranie, Made in England
This pipe actually was crafted by William Ashton Taylor of "Ashton" pipes
in 1990 for the pipe shop of Charlotte (NC).
▲ (Underside) Maremma, Vera Radica
▲ (Left side) National, Real Briar
National could be a second from Comoy
or from Maurice Pipes (Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
). The black spot can also occur on the right side of the stem.
▲ (Underside) Newhaven, Made in England
(Underside) Jacquemin LTD, Pat. Applied for
Pipe with an aluminium shank.
The system in the shank which equips this pipe (see enlarged views) looks very similar to the one Comoy named "Grand Slam
". The patent corresponding to this system is signed Marcel C. H. Jacquemin. Thus it seems likely the inventor adapted the system on pipes produced for his own benefit.
Friedland and Jackson Ltd.
Made in France
▲ (Upper side) Specially selected for, Peterson's Ltd
(Underside) Imported Briar, Made in France
See also Lord Kirk
with the same "Specially selected" stamping
▲ (Left side) ◊ Mimmo Provenzano 2012 ◊
▲ The dot on the stem is a former symbol canceled in 2012.
Artisan: Mimmo Provenzano (born 1968) started carving pipes in 2009.
Grading (not stamped)
- Smooth pipes (ascending): A B C
- Rusticatec pipes: R
▲ (left side) NON CANTA LA RAGANELLA, Prima
Raganella, La Raganella, Non Canta La Raganella, NCRL
See also: Anselmi
▲ (Underside) [ideograms] Smio Satou, Japan
Artisan: Smio Satou (born 1944 - retired)
Production (2010): 40-50 pipes/year
Hight grade freehand pipes with bamboo extensions
▲ (Left side) La
Savinelli, Punto Oro
▲ The dots on the stems of Punto Oro pipes are
made of brass.
▲ Savinelli, Nonpareil, Italy Exceptionally one dot, usually two.
▲ (Left side) Ser Jacopo, Fatta a Mano
(Right side) Per Aspera ad Astra
(Underside) L1 (in circle)
▲ Grey dot on the mouthpiece. This sign was the first the brand used on the stems of its bottom-of-the-range pipes.
79 Hand Made Denmark
▲ (Left side) TOMY, Super luxe Pipes, Trade-Mark
▲ Totem Star, 2008 USA 60174, 023 Ag1
Artisan: Gunnar Weber-Prada working in Los Angeles CA (2009).
The 5 digit number is the zip code of manufacture location.
The 3 digit number is increased by 1 for each new pipe carved.
Grading: 4 levels (ascending): Cu (Cupper), Ag (Silver), Au (Gold) and Pt (Platinium).
Each of the levels has three stages represented by 1-3 dots of that metal inlaid into the stem.
▲ (Left side) Vauen Luxus
▲ Viggo Nielsen, Faaborg, Handmade, Jewel of Denmark
▲ Walls, Customade, Mansfield. O.
▲ Willard, Imported Briar
▲ Yoprkshire, Imported Briar
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