▲ Aldo Velani, Italy, 109
▲ (Underside) Dorielo, Rovera, Ardor, Venere, 2 P, Italy, Fatta a Mano, 2007
▲ Venere pipes with two dots are the best of Ardor's production: About one pipe among 250-300.
▲ Arcadian, B (in diamond) Genuine Briar 76
▲ BERKSHIRE, Italian Bruyere
Probably a brand of Reiss-Premier Co
▲ Hand carved by K. Bittner
▲ Limited quantities Hand made
▲ Machine-carved but with exceptional grain
▲ B (In diamond) Briarmeer, Genuine Briar
▲ 2 dots
(Left side) Brigham, Can Pat. 372885, 229
Pipes with two dots on the stem correspond to the 2xx numbered shapes (200 series).
▲ (Left side) Brio High Class Briar Made in Spain
Brand from Ibéricas de Pipas
▲ (Left side) Calvert, Super De Luxe
(Right side) Imported Briar
▲ A dot on each side of the stem
Brand distributed by Harry J. Gorfinkel
(Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
▲ (Underside) Fatta a Mano (Arched) Carcano, Made in Italy, Fiammata
Artisan: Ettore (?) Carcano
Address (?): via IV novembre, 27
21026 Gavirate (VA)
Artisan: Carlos Royo i Porta (born 1955)
started as pipemaker in 2007.
Production: ~ 30 pipes/year
▲ Chester Briar ...the 42
Probably a brand of Reiss-Premier Co
Production: About 50 freehand pipes/year
▲ (Left side) dal 1988, Pipa Croci, Fatta a mano, Mantova, Italia
(Right side) [Emblem in oval] .True.I.
▲ Custom-Bilt [Star] One dot of each side of the mouthpiece
▲ (Top side) Demuth, Lancaster. PA
(Bottom side) 99, Meerschaum, Inner Bowl
Demuth's Tobacco Shop is still (2010) in the original building, 114 E. King St., where the company started 1770 in Lancaster (Pennsylvania). In 1986, the shop was sold by Demuth family member Dorothea Demuth to the Demuth Foundation.
Note: Lancaster County is the place where the first sizable Amish group arrived about 1720 - 1730.
Do not confuse this tobacconist label with the William Demuth Pipe Company (WDC).
▲ (Underside) 33, P (In diamond), Fremont, Italian Briar
A brand of Reiss-Premier Co
▲ (Left side) John Surrey. Ltd (Right side) Sir John
▲ (Left side) Kapp
(Right side) Genuine, Imported Briar, Ireland (faint)
Maybe an early pipe from Kapp & Peterson
▲ Barrister, LHS (in diamond) Real Briar
Pipe stamped as a LHS "Barrister" line.
See also Barrister
as a LHS second brand.
▲ (Left side) Marwyn, LHS (In diamond)
▲ LHS (In diamond), Purex, Pat. N° 1587048, Real Briar
▲ Lillehammer 784
▲ Two small red squares: one on the shank the other on the stem to align them.
▲ (Left side) Luciano
(Right side) Hand Finished, In Italy, 2010
(Underside) Pease, Di Piazza, Design
Brand created in 2007 by Luca di Piazza
). Luca designs the pipes which are usualy crafted by Radice
. In 2009 he begins to collaborate with Greg Pease (USA) to design a Pease/DiPiazza serie of chubby pipes.
▲ (Left side) Manhattan, supreme
(Right side) Imported Briar, Italy
This pipe may be from The Manhattan Briar Pipe Co
. Other "Manhattan" brands are also mentioned to be of English origin (see J.M. Lopes, op. cit.
p.167 and Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
▲ Marchetti Pipes, 253 One oval dot on both top and bottom of the stem
Park Forest, IL
▲ Moretti Recanati
▲ Pipe carved about 1995 for Carlo Lodi, the president of the Pipa Club Italia.
▲ Radice, Clear, Made in Italy, Cucciago -co
The usual dot position.
▲ Radice, Dark, Hand made in Italy
Huber München (retailer´s address)
Filter pipe design for German market.
▲ T/B RADICE BARK
2006 hand made in italy
One dot on each side of stem.
Production: ~ 1800 pipes/year
▲ Rettalb "Rettalb" is an anagram of Blatter
Sasieni, London Made, PAT.N°150221/20 Made in England (Arched)
▲ Pre-transition, Duplicated One dot, 1920 - 1939
Sasieni, London Made, PAT. No. 150221/20
Made in England 757
▲ Pre-transition period, Duplicated One dot, 1920 - 1939
▲ Pre-transition, Two dot, 1961 - 1979
▲ Savinelli Nonpareil (Script), [shield] 9904
▲ The Non Pareil line is stamped with a 3 or a 4 digits shape code which is an exception to Savinelli's routine 3 digits shape code. (see shape chart document)
▲ (Underside) Savinelli, Gold, [Shield] 623, Italy
[Shield] 320 KS Italy
▲ This pipe doesn't bear any line name stamping.
See also the 320 KS shape in a smooth finish (Siena line) and the 320 EX version (Hercules line)
Distibutor for Croci
in Spain. Symetric logo: bar & two dots, one on each side
▲ (Underside) Skoda Pipes (in oval)
Artisan: Joe Skoda started making my pipes in the spring of 1997.
Stampings: a four digits number indicates the year (2 digits) and the sequence in which the pipe was made.
Top grade pipes are stamped with a combination of the Alpha or Omega symbols with a latin letter.
▲ Ligne Bretagne, Faite en Brentagne, 5, 2
Artisan: Trever Talbert. His comments on these pipe markings:
was a brief period (Ed. note: about 2006) when I was marking
the stem of each "Ligne Bretagne" with a number of liquid
metal dots equal to its grade - a grade 2 got 2 dots, etc. It turned
out to be too costly in material and labor and bother, so I stopped it
after perhaps six months. So, there are a few pipes out there with stem
logos, but not many."
▲ (Underside left) Totem
Star, 2008 USA 90025 018 Cu2
Artisan: Gunnar Weber-Prada working in Los Angeles CA (2009).
▲ (Left side) Wally Frank Ltd.
(Right side) Natural, Unvarnished
▲ (Left side) WDC (In triangle) Demuth, Gold Dot
(Right side) Imported, Briar Root, 77
▲ Winslow Handcut Denmark
Poul Winsløw used to work for the Preben
Holm pipe studio since the 1970’s until he estabished on
his own in 1985.
Production: ~ 3000 pipes/year
See also: Crown
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