Oct 01, 2013
▲ Cosmopolitan, Imported Briar
▲ (Underside) Coulsshaw, Rum-Matured
PAT APPN. N° 98345.U.S.A.
(Underside) Made in England, 509
Rum barrel logo
A brand of the British Pipe Co.
Country Club GBD
▲ Country Club London made, Made in England 9465
▲ 20, Genuine Block, Meerschaum
Elephant on one side of the stem, "Tanganyika" on the other.
▲ Vieille Bruyere, Courrieu, Cogolin
Ulysse Courrieu started carving pipes in Cogolin in 1802. Courrieu certainly is the oldest french briar pipe factory. The family corporate is managed (2009) by René Salvestrini who married a Courrieu daughter.
― Joseph Crable 6/01 ―
Artisan: Joseph Crable carved his first pipe in 1999 and started
to sell them in 2000. In 2006 he stoped pipe carving to devote himself entirely to his
main occupation as firefighter.
▲ Craft Briar
According to Michael Lindner
, "Craft Briar" was an early label used by Julius Vesz.
▲ (Underside) 512, Cragmoor, London made, Made in England (Arched)
See also: BB&S
According to Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
this brand was supposed to be marketed by Britannia
― Crawford, USA ―
― Handmade ―
Artisan: Jerry Crawford began making
pipes full time in January 2012 .
― Creative Custom crafted ―
― 1 (?) 20 I3 ―
Artisan: when Al Perkowski was a wood model maker, he crafted
pipes for friends and pipe shops in his area. This part time activity depended strongly
from his professional obligations until he retired. From this date on he devoted himself
entirely to freehand pipes.
Markings: The first two numbers are the year the pipe was made and the last three numbers refer
to the number of the pipe made that year.
▲ (Left underside)
▲ The nomenclature of this pipe differs from the one usualy stamped on Croci pipes. It's a nomenclature used in the early of Croci production (1982-83) when the trademark “Pipa Croci” was not yet registered.
▲ (Left side)
Pipa Croci, Fatta a mano, Mantova Italia, dal 1983
[Emblem in oval] .True.I.
▲ (Left side) dal 1988, Pipa Croci, Fatta a mano, Mantova, Italia
(Right side) [Emblem in oval] .True.I.
▲ (Left side)
Pipa Croci, Fatta a mano, Mantova, Italia
[Emblem in oval]
Artisans: Paolo & Gianni
Grading (ascending): Pipa Croci, Amica, True, True I, Quality Street, Starlight, Golden Flame.
Production (2007): ~ 3000 pipes/year
Pipa Croci is part of the Molina Group (2012)
▲ Cromwell, Genuine Briar
(1) According to Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
▲ (Bottom) Crown, 300, 9 m/m, Hand Made in Denmark
▲ Crown Viking, Hand made, in, Denmark
Grading (ascending): Viking, 200, 300, Collector
▲ Crown of England
▲ (Left side) Crown of England
(Right side) Made in England
▲ (Left side)
Made in England
▲ (On top)
By Luigi Crugnola
Luigi Crugnola is the owner of the GIGI
▲ American, Reg. No. 0183/CR6 (01=January, 83=1983, CR= Curt Rollar)
and Curt Rollar
formed The American Smoking Pipe Co.
in 1978. Curt Rollar left the company in 1990.
▲ (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).
▲ Custom-Bilt [Star] One dot of each side of the mouthpiece
Some Custom-Bilt pipes
sport a special stamping on the underside of the shank
: a square,
a circle, a moon or a star.
Chunky bowls with rough carving or gouges.
Tracy Mincer stopped making Custom-Bilt
pipes in the early 1950s. The trademark was successively bought
by Leonard Rodgers (1953), Consolidated Cigars (1968) and Wally
Frank Co. (early 1970s). The later began to produce again his version
of the pipe in 1974 or 1975 at Weber pipe
factory (NJ). In 1987, the pipes were made out of the Butz-Choquin factory
(France) and then Mexico until the late 1990s. Currently (2010),
the Custombilt name is owned by Tobacalera of Spain which is
part of Altadis.
It is generally admitted (but not proved) pipes stamped "Custom - Bilt" (with the hyphen) are from the Mincer era. The name might have changed from Custom-Bilt to Custombilt (without the hyphen) in 1946.
▲ (Left side) Cyclone (Arched) De Luxe (Right side) Made in England
The maker behind this label is unknown.
Other brands have crafted or distributed Hurricane type pipes stamped with their own name among which:
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