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Bier

Volker
 Germany
 

no logo on the stem

 (Underside)

[symbol]

― I R ―

Artisan: Volker Bier (born 1968).

Grading (ascending): The letters correspond to the initials of various hard-rock bands

JP "Judas Priest", IR "Iron Maiden", RA "Rammstein", MA "Manowar"

Other stampings: IE "InExtremo" (bamboo shanks), BR "Brings" (Morta pipes), SA (olivewood bowls)

Big Bill

Malta
Losange, Diamond

Brands with two letters logo

 (Left side) Real Briar (Arched) Big Bill, Made in Malta

Big Bill is a brand of The Briar Pipeworks Ltd., a corporate situated in Marsa (isle of Malta) and established in 1933.

See also: Grandmaster

Bill Sargent

 USA
Brands with 3 dots logo

 (Left side) Bill Sargent, Topeka. KS.    Logo: 3 aligned dots, the last is faded.
Artisan: Bill Sargent († in the 1980s) pipemaker, reparman, and tobacco shop owner in Topeka, Kansas.

Billerbeck

 Germany
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  Unikat, 925, Handarbeit

Artisan: Klaus-Dieter Billerbeck (aka "Bille"). He began to make freehand pipes in 1989 after retiring from his police inspector job.

The number stamped on the shank is increased by one for each new pipe.

#944: Oct 1998.    #999: Nov 1999

Biltmore

 Israel
Brands with star logo
  Biltmore Custom-made
Brands with 2 dots logo
  Biltmore, Reserve
Brands with an encircled letter logo

  Biltmore, Genuine Leather, Italy
  Leather covered pipe
See also: The Biltmore

Bittner

 Germany
Brands with 2 dots logo

  Hand carved by K. Bittner
Artisan: K. Bittner

Birks

 England
  Birks London Made
Brands with two letters logo

  Birks, Antique, 511 Italy
According to Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit. this could be the name of an English Tobacco shop.

Bjarne

bjarne pipes ltd.
Copenhagen  Denmark

 

 
Brands with two letters logo

  Bjarne, Handmade, in Denmark

no logo on the stem

 (Underside)

― Bjarne Nielsen, Handmade, In Denmark ―

― D ―

Graded pipe

Bjarne Nielsen (1941 - † 2008) distributed his own "Bjarne" brand and pipes carved by Danish pipemakers (Mogens Johansen, Tonni Nielsen or Ph. Vigen).

High grade pipes were stamped "Bjarne Nielsen" without any logo on the mouthpiece and graded A, B, C and D.

Bjarne second brand: Viking

Black Diamond

 England
Brands with one dot logo

 (Underside) Black Diamond, Imported Shelled Briar, 3165 / TD
This brand could be a DUNCAN's second according to Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.

Blackwood

 
Brands with an unique letter logo

 

(On top) Blackwood 2000

(On bottom) Super, 721

Blakemar Briars

see Richard Martin

Blatter

Montreal, Quebec  Canada
  Blatter Bros (gothic), Make, Montreal, Selected, 51.77
Brands with one red dot logo
 1 red dot: Machine-carved pipes

 

 1 red + 1 grey dot: Machine-carved pipes but with exceptional grain
Brands with 2 dots logo

 

2 red dots: Hand made pipe produced in limited quantities
Brands with 3 dots logo

  (Left side) Blatter Montreal, Select

(Right side) Robert Blatter

(Underside) 128-93, B.A. PHILO

  This is the only Blatter pipe in the world with three dots.
Brands with one blue or green dot logo

  Blatter Bros., Montreal
This pipe was carved during the "factory period" (before 1964) but it was marked with a green dot which appeared in 1964 and was continued until 1967. After 1968 Blatter pipes were marked with the red dot. The stamping corresponds to a period ranging from mid 1970s to 1981.

Blatter & Blatter Inc. Pipemakers since 1907

Artisan: Robert Blatter

See also: Rettalb

La pipe d'exception chez Blatter La pipe d'exception chez Blatter
 

England Blatter's time line

Blue Spot

 
Brands with one blue or green dot logo

  Real Briar, Foreign (In diamond), Blue Spot, Regd. No. 8732445
The "blue" spot may be discolored.
"BLUE" over the spot.
 (Left side) Real Briar, Foreign (In diamond), Blue Spot
  "BLUE" under the light blue spot.
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