▲ (Left side) Chairman, Selected Briar
(Right side) Mauro Armellini
After Mauro Armellini
passed (2004), his daughter, Vilma Armellini
, answered for the brand's destiny.
▲ Broadcaster, Selected Briar
Brand of the Penn Tobacco Company
. The pipes were manufactured for Penn by Henry Leonard & Thomas
See also: Bruce Peters
, Vox Pop
▲ (Left side) UNDERBOAR REG. NO 682372, 120
(Right side) CHARATAN'S MAKE LONDON.ENGLAND
The Underboar line has been made for a period from the 1920s to WWII. Because of the system equipping these pipes, Charatan gave it the catchphrase "the pipe that cleans itself". (See document)
▲ Craft Briar
According to Michael Lindner
, "Craft Briar" was an early label used by Julius Vesz.
▲ D. Jud, Handgemacht, Erlen CH, 07 04
Artisan: Daniel Jud,
Doctor of medecine.
Other physician carving pipes : Dr Bob
A brand of Supreme Imports Coorporation
▲ (Right side) Made in England 6
"Opera" pipe with oval bowl
▲ (Left side) Esquire
▲ The Esquire font
looks similar to the US fashion magazine by same name.
Title of the "Esquire" magazine
▲ Frabenver, Old Briar
Acronym for: FRA
See also: Benzon
▲ Julius Vesz, Hand Made, 2 (In circle) Canada 45
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
▲ ◊ 榎作◊
▲ (Left side) ◊ Monarch, Pat. Pend. ◊
▲ The patent pending (1935) is for a system pipe that had the metal tenon in the shank and screwed on stem. (See enlarged view #3)
Fred Warnke established the brand in the late 1930 in Hartford (CT). The company moved in the 1950s to Tusla (OK).
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Current owner: Ian Walker
Artisan: Ian Walker
▲ Orlik Giant Made in England GX22
▲ (Left side)
Raffaello, Fiamma Bruna
▲ Orchidea, Produced by Tagliabue
▲ 20 TH CENTURY, Super Sport
Pipes carved by Lorenzo Tagliabue († 1987) before he headed the "Lorenzo
" company in 1969.
Tagliabue's second brands: Dr Hardy
▲ Vanderbilt, Imported Briar
▲ [Emblem] Vox Pop, Selected Briar
Brand of the Penn Tobacco Company formed in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania in 1901 by Russell Uhl († 1914) and Henry Weigand († 1942).
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▲ (Left side) Wolf, London, HHW
(Right side) (In circle) England Made, 9F
According to Wilczak & Colwell (op. cit
) a brand of the Wolf Pipe Co
(USA) despite the English origin stamped on the shank (?).
▲ Honey-cured briar, KBB 2003
▲ ◊ O (Yellow) KBB (In clover)
Yello-Bole, Reg US Pat Off,
Imperial, Cured with real Honey 3024 B ◊
Logo on shank and stem
▲ KBB (In clover) Yello-Bole, Algerian Bruyere, 2323
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