Updated: May 29, 2013
Made in Italy
▲ Early markings: "Al Pascia" stamped straight in block letters.
▲ (Left side) Al Pascià
(Right side) Francesco
Private label of the milanese tobacconist. Some lines of the brand are not marqued with the initials on the stem.
▲ (Underside) Albatross, 824, Italy
▲ Albertson, Capitol
▲ (Underside) S 16, Alberston, Special, Made in Belgium
▲ (Left side)
― Albuisson, Maitre-Pipier, MOF ―
― Fait Main, France, 09 ―
Artisan: Alain Albuisson retired in 2007.
Two known markings:
Stamping 1: with MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France)
Stamping 2: "AA" surounded by 5 stars
▲ Alcazar, Spain, 313
A spanish brand of Comoy ? (Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
▲ (Under the shank) Alco Universal (Under the bowl) England, 3
Brand produced by Merton and Falcon Co in Britain. The Alco and Falcon bowls are not interchangeable.
More infos here: Smoking Metal
▲ Aldo Velani, AV, 117
▲ Aldo Velani, Italy, 109
▲ Aldo Velani, Octogon
▲ Block letters logo. Shank with height sides.
▲ Aldo Velani, Ultima I
▲ (Left side) Aldo Velani, Scave
(Underside) 210, Italy
Aldo Velani is the fictional name for a sub-brand mainly intented for export.
▲ (Underside) ХAРΛAМОВ , C
Artisan: Alexey Kharmalov
Grading (ascending): E D C B A
The logo on Kharmalov's stems seems to have been canceled some time before 2010.