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One may distingish three major periods in the Sasieni brand history:

  • The so called pre-transition period during which the family totaly owned the business.
  • The transition period from 1979 to 1986. The corporate has been bought by Ian Chase and a group of South African investors.
  • The post-transition period from 1986 up to the present. At first the corporate has been bought by James B. Russell and after him by Cadogan Investments Ltd (A. Oppenheimer & Co. Ltd).
England
The entries below are displayed in chronological order.

Early one dot

Brands with one blue or green dot logo

 (Left side)

Sasieni (Fish-tail script) London Made, PAT. N° 150221/20

(Right side)

30

Pre-transition period, 1919 - 1924. One dot on top of the stem

 

 (Left side) Sasieni (Fish-tail script), London Made, PAT. N° 150221/20

Pre-transition period, 1919 - 1924. One dot on top of the stem

In the context of the Sasieni/Dunhill trial and according to Stephan Smith:
"In an initial attempt to comply with US patent law, Sasieni moved the one blue dot to the side of the pipe.  This unfortunately didn't do the trick, and only a few side dot Sasieni's were ever made, which are now extremely rare and collectible."
Le Graal chez Sasieni Le Graal chez Sasieni

Specially Selected

 

 (Left side)

(Arched) Specially Selected, by, Sasieni (Fish-tail script) London Made

(Right side)

(Arched) Made in England, 155 XL

Pre-transition period, 1919 - 1924. One dot on top of the stem

The stamping "Specialy Selected By.." indicates that the pipe was personally selected by Joel Sasieni.

See also, with this same special stamping:
- a Duplicated dot pipe.
- a limited edition from 1979

Blue bar

 
Brands with one bar logo

 

 

The very rare Sasieni "Blue Bar" logo pipe is difficult to date. According to a US Sasieni collector, it would be from  the mid to late 1920's and could be a transition between 1 dot and 4 dots.

Preston

 

 

 

(Underside) Sasieni (Fish-tail script) London Made "Preston"

Pre-transition period, 1924 - 1945. Four dot.

Sasieni's four dot Sasieni's four dot

Retford

 

 

 

 (Underside) Sasieni (Fish-tail script) London made, Pat No. 150221/20, "Retford" , Made in England (Arched)

Pre-transition period, 1924 - 1945. Four dot on top of the stem.

Sasieni's four dot Sasieni's four dot

Four dot "Bowler"

 

 

 

(Underside) Sasieni (script ) FOUR DOT PAT 2150221/20 "Bowler"

Pre-transition, 1946 - 1979. Four dot

Notice the change of "Sasieni" script without the fish-tail initiated by Alfred Sasieni after second world war.

Un vrai losange Un vrai losange

Four dot "Appledore"

 

 

 

 (Underside)  Appledore, Sasiεni, Four Dot, "Ruff Root", London Made, Made in England

Pre-transition, 1946 - 1979. Four dot

Appledore: shape name (Town)
Ruff Root: Name for a sandblasted finish

Four dot "Rustic"

 

 

 

 (Underside)

[star] Sasiεni, FOUR DOT RUSTIC, London Made, Made in England

Pre-transition, 1946 - 1979. Four dot

Rustic: Name for a rusticated finish
One star near "Four"

Four dot "Danzey"

 

 

 

 (Left side)

Sasiεni, Four Dot Natural, London Made

(Right side)

"Danzey", XS, Made in England (Arched)

Pre-transition, 1946 - 1979. Four dot

Natural: Name for a smooth finish
XS: this stamping corresponds to a premium priced pipe.

Two dot

 

 

 

(Left side) Sasiεni, Two dot, London Made
Pre-transition, , 1961 - 1979. Two dot 

 

 

 (Underside)

Sasiεni, Two dot, London Made

 XS King Size 56C

Made in England (Arched)

"King Size" marking in any Sasieni grade or finish were the largest pipes Sasieni regularly marketed.

 "Two dot" pipes are not to be confused with the Duplicated One dot.

Sasieni à deux points Sasieni à deux points

Claret

 
Brands with one blue or green dot logo

 (Left side)

Claret, London Made, By Sasieni

(Right side)

Made in England (Arched) 38

Transition period, 1979 - 1986

Other Sasieni transition pipes here

The Alternative

 
Brands with one blue or green dot logo

 (Left side) The Alternative, London made, by Sasieni

(Right side) England

  Blue dot on top and "S" on side of stem.

 (Left side)

The Alternative, London England, By Sasieni

(Right side)

Made in England (Arched), 21

  Blue "S" on side of stem. No dot.
Transition period, 1979 - 1986
Probably from the same period than the "Claret" serie.
Other Sasieni transition pipes here

Transition Four dot

 

 

  Sasiεni, Four Dot, London Made, Made in England

Transition period, Lucite stem, 1979 - 1986

Other Sasieni transition pipes here

4 Dot

 

 

(Left underside)

Sasieni 4DOT Ruff Root Dark Made in London (In circle) F, 5

Post transition, 1986 - today, "4 dot"

Ruff Root: Name for a sandblasted finish
Notice the 4DOT stamping replacing the FOUR DOT from 1986.

5 Dot

 

 

 

Sasieni, 5DOT, Made in England
Post transition, 2001 - today,  "5 dot"
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