Jul 26, 2013
▲ Jolly Roger, St. Thomas, 535
▲ (Underside) Jolly Roger
Artisan: Roger Wallenstein
(AKA "Walle") known for his amazing pipe shapes and the Driftwood finish
Artisan: Jonas Bianca
Brand created in 1966. Pipes carved in North Italian briar and mainly exported to Germany and USA. Production discontinued in the early 1990s
― Germany, Saxonia ―
― JOPP (In oval)―
― [four diamonds] ―
Artisan: Uwe Jopp (born 1963) started carving pipes in 2003 and from 2005 he takes a particular interest in curved air passages.
Production (2009): 150-200 pipes/year
Early grading: A B C D
Current grading (2011) (ascending): from 1 to 5 diamonds.
▲ Jørgen L., Made in Denmark
▲ (Left side) Jørgen Nielsen
(Right side) Hand Made , in Denmark
Island of Lolland
― UP town's ―
― Jørn, Larsen, Denmark ―
▲ Pipe carved for Uptown's Smoke Shops Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
Artisan: Jørn Larsen (born 1949) exports most of his pipes to the US.
Production (2007): ~ 400 pipes/year
St Louis, Missouri
▲ JOST'S Thames (Arched) Pipe
▲ (Left side) Jost's, Olde English, De Luxe
(Right side) Made in London (In circle), England, J126
Proprietor of the tobacco shop: Mrs Henry A. Jost. She was a pipesmoker.
Artisan: Harwey Raspberry
Jost's Pipes are closely tied to Comoy. Many of Jost's pipes have the standard Comoy shape number and the "Made in England " in a circle. If the Jost's pipe doesn't have the "Made in England " it is probably made by Harwey Raspberry.
[Plant: Origin of the briar]
A [Infinity symbol]
▲ Pipe from the "Infinity" serie (A grade).
▲ (Left side)
Made By Hand, In Germany
Exclusively for CAO (In diamond)
International Inc. was distributor for Joura pipes in USA for a while.
▼ Markings indicating the origin of the briar. ▼
Tobacco plant: Sardinian briar
Unknown briar origin
Leaf: Southern France briar
Artisan: Karl Heinz Joura (born 1943) was an athlete and participated in many international competitions in the early 1960's. He is a full time pipe maker since 1979.
Production (2009): ~200 pipes/year. (2013): ~180 pipes/year.
Stampings: a symbol representing the origin of briar used. Corsica (a star), Sardinia (a tobacco plant), Southern France (a leaf)...
- sandblasted (rather rare prior to 2008),
- 7, 8, 9, A
- Infinity line (A to E),
- Crown (A to E), 2 Crowns, 3 Crowns.
▲ Julius Vesz, Hand Made, 2 (In circle) Canada 45
▲ Julius Vesz, Hand Cut, 9 (In circle) Canada, 2002
Hand Cut Canada
GKCPC 2008 GKCPC: the Greater Kansas City Pipe
3 (In circle)
Artisan: Julius Vesz of hungarian origin
- Hand Cut (entirely by hand, very old briar)
Grading (ascending): 3 - 9, then A - D
- Hand Made (smaller and simpler pipes)
Grading (ascending): 2 - 4
See also (early label): Craft
▲ JULS Freehand
Artisan: Julian Schäffer.
He began carving pipes in 1982 and almost stopped the job in the early 90s. His 2001 collection brought 14 highgrade pipes together.
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