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Lobbia, Lavorata a mano
[Two hats] 1979
The brand is named after the semi rigid felt hat which owes its success to the deputy Cristiano Lobbia (1826-1878) and manufactured by Giuseppe Borsalino in Alessandria (IT). Lobbia's most famous battle was the “Tobacco Monopoly scandal” ("scandalo del Monopolio dei Tabacchi"). He was attacked with stick. Lobbia entered the Parliament with the bowler that he was wearing the evening of the aggression which was showing a hollow in the middle due to the strike of the stick.
Artisan: Gregor Lobnik made his first pipe in 1998. He has learnt the craft under the guidance of Peter Matzhold.
The former grading system (1 to 4 stars in ascending order) has been canceled in 2011. Exceptional pieces continue to be stamped with a lightning bolt.
▲ (Left side) London Castle
(Right side) Made in England
The brand founded in 1919 was originally known as Davies & Huybrecht and was only distributed by Smith's Snuff Shop in London. Mr. G. Huybrecht retired in the late 1990s and the production stoped in 1999.
Sir Harold Wilson, former British Prime Minister, smoked mainly G. Huybrecht pipes.
(On top) Londoner B. Barling
(Underside) 408 T
(On bottom near the junction) Made in Denmark
Brand created in 1948. The pipes were crafted by Forestier-Bourgeois Cie (FBC) in St Claude and leather wrapped by Parisian workshops. Longchamp is the one and only brand which exclusively marketed leather clad pipes. They invented these pipes.
See also a Parker-Longchamp pipe