Samuel Pepys, Made in France
A second of the French branch of GBD.
This model also has been distributed in the USA under the Kaywoodie Samuel Pepys label.
"Sans tare" = "Flawless"
The "St Claude France" stamping of this pipe is exactly the same as the one with the "Madame" label.
Brand created in 1912 by Stefano Santambrogio (1867-1951). The factory was run by his two sons Renzo and Armando until 1981.
Today (2008) Stefano (born 1952), the son of Renzo, manages the Santambrogio procuction.
Seconds: Stefano (?)
◊― [Footprint] Sara Eltang, Denmark ―◊
◊ [ideograms] Smio Satou, Japan ◊
Artisan: Smio Satou (born 1944 - retired)
Production (2010): 40-50 pipes/year
Hight grade freehand pipes with bamboo extensions
Artisan: Andrey Savenko started to carve pipes in 2009.
Markings: SAVA, nothing else
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Made in London, England
(Left side) Savory's Argyll
(Right side) Made in London, England, 134
Made in England
Artisan: Boettger father and son. The pipes were made by the son in a small workshop in Wickford (Essex) and the father sold them during the 1970s.
Line names: Club, Essex, Kent, Prince, King, Virginia, Consort, Exclusive.