Pre-Transition Barling Special #623265AG
It's a "Special" because of the fine cross grain that runs up &
down both sides of the bowl.  The shape # is a 3 digit "487" &
the size is an EXEL.  Besides being a
Special,  it also has the
Ye Olde Wood & T.V.F. designations.  The stem logo is almost
entirely buffed out, with only the merest vestiges visible, but it is
clearly there, declaring this to be an original stem.  On the rim is
a bit of normal carbon residue.  All-in-all, a fine example of good
old Barling briar.  Open draw.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $325.
Charatan Crown Achievement #45053DB
I think it's the best grained Charatan I've ever seen.  "Made by
Hand in City of London."  In the 1960's, a Crown Achievement
had a $4,000 price tag.  This specific "rare Crown
Achievement"  was featured with a full 1/2 page photo in the
Winter 2003 issue of "Pipes & Tobaccos" magazine.  It comes
in a fine, leather box.  What else you wanna know? Unsmoked.
6.5" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 67 grams. $5000
1970 Dunhill Bruyere 848 ODA
The size of this pipe leaves no question that it's an ODA.  The
F/T stem is original and in exc. cond. but there is wear on the
inner rim of the chamber.  The nomenclature is clearly legible,
but it has been buffed down and can't be called crisp.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.1" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. $265.
Peterson Shannon #45064
Oddly, I don't see any fills in this pipe & I'm trying to look
carefully.  Of course, I can be missing something, but it has a
light stain & Peterson isn't known for its subtlety.  The cond. is
exc., and with a normal stem, the draw is open.  It's a Grp. 5 size
& if you follow Peterson shapes, this is 106.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $45.
1910 BBB #529142
How can you begrudge this 109 year old pipe minor damage to
the rim & a very shallow toothmark on the bottom of the stem?
the nomenclature on both the shank & the sterling band are
fully clear & legible, with the hallmark providing the year of pro-
duction.  It's a Grp. 3 size with an open draw.  The stem may
have been topped, but the stem looks original in every way.
4.85" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 25 grams. Used. $110
2007 Dunhill Ruby Bark #529153
No sign of use on the stem; there is some carbon residue on
the smooth chamber rim, but it is a very light coating, with no
sign of wear.  The draw is open & a cleaner goes right through
to the chamber botton.  Grp. 4 size, shape #4135 & original AD
silver band.  Used.
5.35" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $150.
1919-1921 Dunhill Pat. No. Shell  #61404EH
Here's an opportunity to own an important piece of pipe history.
The nomenclature declaring that the Patent was applied for
dates this as a 1919-1921 pipe.  The case is also quite clearly
and from the same period, although not the pipes's original
case.  Still, the fit is quite good.  It's a Grp. 3 size and the
overall cond. is good.  it's clean & ready to smoke.  The blast
shows all that old Dunhill character from the pipe's early days,
with branch wood making a strong showing.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 26 grams. $350.
Charatan Special #1123271TT
Larger than a Grp. 5, but maybe not quite so large as a 6.  I can
get my thumb into the chamber.  The cond. is exc., & it has both
the "CP" logo on the DC stem & the "L" stamped on the bottom
of the shank.  The draw is open & with the flat shank, it sits up.  
It is also stamped "Made by Hand" "City of London."
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 45 grams. Used. $75.
BBB #52929
It's always a good feeling to see an original of the old English
brands.  This one particularly tickles because the stem logo is
set askew, which was not all that uncommon with BBBs as I
recall.  The pipe is in very good cond., with very minor tooth
chatter on the stem bottom.  The draw is open.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $75.
1940 Pat. # Shell #529-24RF
While on the phone recently with legendary pipe repair/restore
man Ronni B, we were talking about the historical value of col-
lecting WWII era pipes.  It does not appear to be a category that
attracts attention, although there are so many interesting,
diverse pieces that can be amassed.  As this does not have
a Pat. # that indicates it was made in the U.S., it must have been
made in England...during the Blitz?  This is a historically
significant pipe and in exc. cond.  It's a Grp. 3.  Dig it.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 5/8 oz., 19 grams. $450.
1969 Dunhill Root #45138TT
The pipe is stamped Grp. 4, but the chamber diameter is large
enough for me to stick my thumb into.  The condition, as you
can see, is excellent with only some carbon residue on the inner
rim.  The stem is blemish-free (it could use a polishing) and the
draw is wide open.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $245.
Hardcastle Special Selection #45204
This pipe is in 'near-new' cond. with an open draw & a bottom-of-
the bowl load of Bird's Eye.  As there is a 5 stamped on the bot-
tom of the bowl, I'm going to assume that means Grp. 5 size, but
don't make me take an oath on that.  That "Special Selection"
designation clearly comes from the quality of both the briar & the
grain.  I looked pretty carefully and see no fills.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 58 grams. $65.
Askwith Morta #112353AC
A large Morta, with a wide-open draw and in near-new cond.  I
think it was smoked once.  The chamber is deed, obviously, but
because the walls are so thick (over 4/10") the tobacco capa-
city is not overwhelming.  Doesn't both the morbid name of the
wood and the color demand some spice?  Askwith does it here
with his stemwork.  That yellow, and black horizontal linear
pattern adds a wonderfully balancing touch to the strong vertical
aspect of the bowl.  The English aren't completely dead.  Used.
6" long, bowl 2.75" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 73 grams. $225.
Charatan Executive #45147TT
Probably a Grp. 5 in overall size, but the bowl is tall & thin, so
the chamber's capacity is more like that of a Grp. 4.  The cond.
is very good, with just a hint of wear on the inner rim.  One very
tiny tooth mark is on the bottom of the stem and the "CP" stem
logo is entirely intace, as is the "L" in a circle on the shank.  A
"Made by Hand in City of London" is on the opposite side of the
shank. The straight grain quality warrants the grade. Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $115.
1933 Dunhill Root #821183  
What a pain in the ass to describe.  First of all, I don't see any
crack in the inside of the shank, so the repair band is for the
crack that goes along mostly the top of the shank on the
outside.  Then, the guy that owned this pipe, a Dr. Orahood as I
understand it, etched his name on the shank, as was his wont
with all the pipes he owned, essentially ruining them for anyone
else.  Ach, dem doctors.  Enough, precious little, of the patent
number is visible for me to determine the date of production, but
the stem is not original, although it still has tooth marks on the
top & bottom of the stem...none deep enough to compromise
the stem's stability.  Happily, the rim and chamber are in good,
original condition.  BTW, what is left of the nomenclature is
buffed down, but legible.  Use of a lens is suggested.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams.  $135.
2002 Dunhill Dress #45172TT  (SOLD 6/10/19)
Grp. 6 size in excellent condition, Actually, barely smoked. Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 64 grams. $325.
Peterson's System #45175
Shape #302 in Grp. 5 size.  the cond. is exc., & the draw is
fairly open.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 67 grams. $45.
1985Dunhill Shell #61411
A Grp. 4 in excellent condition with a crisp bowl rim and mark-
less stem.  The draw is open & the blast shows good cross
grain.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 37 grams. $150.
1912 AOC Calabash #45214AG  (RESERVED)
The "A" & the "O" undoubtedly stand for Adolph Oppenheimer,
which was an early London pipe company.  The hallmark on the
band is Birmingham's, just in case you want to look it up.  The
pipe is new, but the passage of time may have warranted a new
lining inside the gourd, which is how it looks, but everything is
so pristine, such as the lining inside the case (I should have
photographed it...it looks nearly new) that maybe it is the
original cork lining.  I get the impression from the pipe & the
case that it wasn't opened for about 70 years from date of
inception until the 1980's or so.  Inside the case, it says "AOC
Finest," which is also stamped on the pipe, along with "London
England."  Unsmoked. (I could hardly get away with "New.")
4.75" long, bowl 2.5" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 65 grams. $235.
1998 Dunhill "HT" Amber Root #52964TT
This is a Grp. 5 in exc. cond.  No marks on the stem, an open
draw, the ability of a cleaner to go right through to the chamber
bottom.  The brindle stem complements the look, but it is the
"HT" or Hand Turned aspect that raises this pipe'scollectability
above the standard line.  (I think.)  Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $195.
Dunhill ODA Bruyere #45222
Sonuva gun...I can not make out the year date on this pipe.  
The rest of the nomenclature is crisp and clear but the date is
illegible.  The overall stamping the pipe on the newish side, so
we definitely don't have an older pipe here.  It's an 840 F/T.  
There is a touch of wear on the inner rim but no visible marks
on the stem, either top or bottom.  Some minor scratches on
the bowl.  The draw is open.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 83 grams. $350.
Comoy's Essex #45227TT
It is the nature of prejudice to be,  by its very definition,
irrational.  Thus, it is with prejudice deep in the core of my
rotten heart that although I contentedly accept Sasieni shape
names like Moorgate and Cambridge I feel disdain for Comoy's
"Essex."  Don't ask my why because we already know that this
is irrational.  I can think of justifications for my disdain, and I
might even be able to persuade you to my side, but of what
import is that?  The pipe carries shape # 310, I see no fills & it
has an open draw.  The length of the shank, 3.4" long, makes
it a true Canadian.  The rim shows the result of careless fire use
& the stem does not have a "C" logo.  .  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 47 grams. $35.
Charatan Perfection #45237TT (SOLD 5/26/19)
The only shortcoming to this pipe, if it is a shortcoming, is the
absence of an "L" stamped on the shank.  In this case, it does
not mean that the pipe is from the newer generation of
Charatans, but rather that it was undoubtedly originally bought
in Europe and thus not a Lane import.  It has the proper, old
style "CP" on the stem as well as a "Made by Hand in City of
London" stamped on the shank.  The DC stem also has the old
Charatan Registration number on it.  Indeed, if you've read this
far, you might be persuaded to by this pipe because it is either
unsmoked, near new or in pristine condition.  Take your pick.
Group 6 size, with thick chamber walls.  Plateau or carved top?
6.5" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 1/8 oz., 59 grams. $45.
Astley #529132LW
Made for Astley by Upshall's Barry Jones, the master carver for
Upshall and with a tradition that takes him back to the halcyon
days of Charatan.  Grp 6 size, and with enough tight, straight
grain that it would have earned at least the "P" grade if
labeled "Upshall."  The draw is open.  I do see a little ding on
the top of the diamond shank near the stem.  Unsmoked.
6.25" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $145.
1976 Dunhill Shell #52902
Shape # 513, hence a Grp 5 size in very good cond.  The rim is
crisp & the chamber, too.  The stem is a little buffed down at the
button.  The draw is wide-open and the nomenclature is clear.
5.85" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. Used. $150.
 
 
 
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Orlik Captain #52924
Very little about this pipe suggests anything close to a specific
date, yet the button of the stem puts it in either the late 60s or
1970s.  The size is Grp. 4, and there is a removable metal stinger
in the tenon.  The stem is, I'm quite confident, original but does not
have the round logo.  The pipe is unsmoked and its companion
Orlik Captain, also unsmoked, is also without that logo, so the idea
that it is a replacement stem is extremely unlikely.  New.
5.7" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $50.
2003 Dunhill Cumberland #62398
Cumberland, or Shell, it makes no difference...As there's no
smooth top that signifies a real Cumberland (by my definition)
this can be looked at as a Shell with a dark brown stain and a
brindle stem.  It's nice.  Wide-open draw, when the metal tube is
removed, Grp. 4 size (shape 4103).  New.
5.5" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 33 grams. $375.
1988 Dunhill Russet #529160 (SOLD)
With shape #3407 they're calling this a Grp. 3 although it could
qualify as a 4. No marks at all on the stem, and just a little wear
on the rim.  The draw is open & a cleaner flies through to the
chamber bottom.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.35" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $150.
Upshall B "FH" & "HC" #227268KM
This might be the elephant in the room.  It is that large. the B
grade is higher than their standard, high quality, P grade & the
grain reflects that.  I don't know what the "HC" stands
for...maybe 'hand cut?'  The condition is excellent, with no wear
on the rim (a little inevitable carbon residue) & no marks on the
stem.  "Extra Large" is stamped on the shank, but that seems
like rather superfluous information to anyone but Paul Bunyan.
7.7" long, bowl 3.4" tall.  Weight: 4 oz., 114 grams. Used. $175.
1963 Dunhill Tanshell #1123186
The far side of the rim was abused with a lighter, no doubt, &
the chamber needs reaming (it'll be done before the pipe goes
out) & it is stamped Grp. 3, but that's because of the length of
the shank...the chamber capacity is more like a Grp. 2, I think.
5.3" long, bowl 1.6" tall  Weight: 3/4 oz., 22 grams. Used. $145.
1981 Dunhill Root Briar #112335
Grp. 4 in size and in nearly-new condition (although there is a
little black line on the rim, over the shank, that comes from I
don't know where.  It's clearly not from a burn...maybe from a
Sharpie?  Also, below that, on the bowl, a little ding in the wood)
with good Bird's Eye and cross grain.  The draw is open, but
you do have to bend the tip of the cleaner to get it to easily go
through to the chamber bottom, even with the stem out.  Used.
4.8" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz, 42 grams. $235
1994 Dunhill Shell #45095TT (SOLD 6/12/19)
The salient feature is the superb deep, hard and straight grain
blast.  It is a Grp. 5 size and the condition overall is quite good,
although obviously it was liked and thus smoked a lot, but well
taken care of.  There are two very small, very shallow tooth
marks on the bottom of the stem & a little tooth indent on the
top button.  Certainly the nomenclature is crisp & clear. Earlier
here was a sadly misstated description which tried to link the
"Chicago 1994" that is stamped on the shank to the current
Chicago pipe show.  A customer very gently & subtly let me
know that it is almost assuredly an old RTDA (the retailer's
trade show held annually) commemorative to which this
"Chicago 1994" refers, as the city in which the show was held.  
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 55 grams. Used.  $265.
Sasieni Royal Stuart #52920
All that carving represents flaws in the briar, otherwise this
would be a Four Dot.  Maybe that's why it's called a Royal
Stuart, named after that royal family filled with flaws.  of course,
whenever you look even slightly carefully at royalty, you see
flaw upon flaw.  And people think they're better than us?  This
is a Grp. 4, or even a 5 from the '60's I'd guess...during the
family era.  The draw is wide-open & the stem is vulcanite. New.
5.6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $50.
Pre-Transition Barling   
Shape #329 in Grp. 4 size.  The chamber of this pipe is in exc.
cond., but somebody played with the outer rim of the bowl, over
the shank.  I think the rim itself may have been topped, but it
looks good and the bowl is high enough.  Also, there is no logo
on the stem, so as good as the stem looks, it still might be a
replacement.   The nomenclature is clear.  All in all, this will
deliver a true, old Barling's smoke.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $110.
Barling Guinea Grain #529-83
A touch of wear is visible at one part of the inner bowl rim,
and the logo on the stem is freshly stamped.  The "Barling"
is in script; family era Guinea Grains employ a "Barling's,"
with an apostrophe 's'.  The 4 digit shape number is 5294
so the conclusion is that this is post family production.   It
appears to be a Grp. 4 in size with a wide-open draw.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight:1oz., 27 grams. $55.
Charatan Distinction #821309TT
As for condition, the pipe is unsmoked, and as for pedigree, it
has the Lane "L" on the shank, plus "Made by Hand in City of
London."  Grp. 6 size, with a chamber diameter large enough for
me to put my thumb into.  The draw is wide-open. New.
5.9" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $195.
Sasieni Four Dot "Moorgate" #52996
This old Sasieni is quite clean & crisp, with just normal signs of
use.  Still, the chamber is in exceptional condition so years and
years of future use can safely be anticipated.  The only short-
coming is the nomenclature, which is all legible, but not as
sharp as the rest of the pipe.  The draw is wide-open. Used.
5.1" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $95.
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Dunhill Shell Shape #10882CO
The shape # is 3205, so this must have sold as a Grp. 3 in size,
but it is clearly a full-fledged 4, so right away, you're a leg up if
you get this Dunhill.  In fact, I can almost fit my thumb into the
chamber.  The year of production, stamped after the "England"
is blurry, but I'm going to guess it's a 1998.  At any rate, it's
from the '90's and is unsmoked, with the tube still in the shank.
Even with the tube in, the draw is wide-open.  Thick walls &
nice, pronounced blast, too.  New.
5.65" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 37 grams. $315
Charatan Grosvenor #45152TT
The cond. is exc., with a chamber large enough for my thumb.
Although this is not an original Charatan product, the blast is
certainly reminiscent of good, old blasts.  I was told that with the
new generation of Charatans, the hook on the "C" of the stem
logo doesn't go into the "P."  Here, the hood does go into the "P"
but maybe somebody found an old DC stem and managed to
fit it to this pipe.  Grp. 5 size.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $45.
1963 Dunhill Shell #82138
It's a Grp. 4 and the chamber rim is crisp, as is the nomencla-
ture.  There is some very minor tooth chatter on the stem.
4.5" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $275.
2001 Ashton XXX Pebble Grain #45265DW
Other than the inevitable carbon residue on the inner rim, this
pipe is in exc. cond.  Triple X makes it a Grp. 5 size, or even a
bit larger than that.  The nomenclature is crisp.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 67 grams. $225.
Pre-Transition Barling's Special EXEL #101470AG
The pipe shape # is 447 and the residue of the original stem is
visible.  Also, the cond. is exc., with a very clean stem and bowl
rim.  If there is any drawback to this pipe, I think that the thick-
ness of the wall is not in proper proportion the the diameter of
the chamber.  I would guess that the pipe might thus smoke
hot.  Yet, the pipe is used and there is no hot, or dark, spots on
bowl, so one can presume it does not smoke hot.  
5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $175
BBB #89-024SR
The stamping on the band does not add up to a hallmark date,
so I don't know the exact year of this pipe, but the hole at the
end of the stem indicates a very old pipe, as does the sold
"BBB" stamped on the shank, without any other identifying info.
It is a Grp. 2 in size.  Other than the wear on the rim, the pipe is
in excellent cond.  You can see the diamond outline of the BBB
logo on the stem, but the letters have been buffed off. Used.
5" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $125.
1986 Peterson Gold Spigot #117176AG
Grp. 5 in excellent condition with an open draw and no marks on
the stem at all.  Fine, deep blast and well hallmarked.  Interest-
ingly, there is no nomenclature stamped on the briar.  Used.
6.25" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $275.
1996 Dunhill Shell #45167TT (SOLD 6/14/19)
This pipe is near-new.  It's a Grp. 6 size & the draw is wide-open.
It has a good, deep blast & the gold band (.750) is both hall-
marked and stamped with the "AD" denoting that it is an original
Alfred Dunhill band.  Used.
6 1/8 long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight:2 oz., 55 grams. $325.
Peterson's Mark Twain#45120TT
Besides the unabashed display of flaws and fills on the bowl,
the distinguishing feature of this Peterson is the quite decent
draw, always a pleasure in a P-lip pipe.  There is wear on the
inner chamber rim and small, very shallow tooth marks on the
stem top & bottom.  The nomenclature is buffed down a bit, but
it is all there and legible while the sterling band is clear and
sports a hallmarked year of 1980.  If this is an accurate reading
of the hallmark letter (an "0" leaning slightly left) this makes the
pipe an original production year piece. Grp. 5 size. used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 73 grams. $110.
1982 Dunhill Root Briar #227179
This is a Grp 4, with shape #41022.  With just a little turning the
pipe cleaner went through to the bottom of the chamber.  For
a basic Dunhill, there is a lot of good straight grain & no bad
grain.  The draw is open.  The condition is New.
5.5" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $445.
Willmer AAA Straight Grain  #210156
Clearly an early generation of Willmer as the tight straight grain
indicates.  It's a Grp. 7 size & the condition of the bowl,
chamber & rim are good.  The draw is open, but the stem is not
original.  It appears to be vulcanite, but I'm not certain.  Used
6 " long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz.,66 grams. $95.
1962 Dunhill ODA 835 Tanshell #529127
Not, I think, a common pipe.  Especially in this fine condition.  Yes,
the stem is a tad buffed down at the button and shank-end, but
is there another way to keep the oxidation off a vulcanite stem?
The draw is wide-open.  The "D" on Dunhill and the "T" on
Tanshell are buffed off, but the rest of the nomenclature is crisp.
6.5" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. Used. $450.
Peterson 2001 Limited Edition 327306CO
Handsome, but be careful when holding it while smoking 'cause
that silver rim will get hot.  It's a Grp 5 in size with an open draw
& solid grain all around, with good Bird's Eye on the flat bottom
(the pipe does sit).  As you can see, it comes with a good
looking wood stand.  There is a little dent on the rim. Used.
5.45" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 73 grams. $165.
Orlik Special Straight Grain #21096SD (SOLD 6/14/19)
For one, you don't see many Orliks on the market, for whatever
reason.  They were certainly a popular enough pipe during
England's Hey Days as the preeminent pipe producing nation.
Two, when you do see an Orlik, it's very unlikely that it'll be a
Special Straight Grain.  This is a Grp. 3 size, with that one
touch of wear on the rim.  Otherwise, it's in exc. cond.  Used.
5.35" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 grams. $75.
Northern Briars Premier 5 #821154
The size of the pipe is what first grabs your attention.  It's a
Grp. 7 size, with very thick walls, & solid grain all around the
bowl. As there is a '12' stamped on the shank, I take that to
mean the pipe was made in 2012.  It is still unsmoked.  New.  
6" long, bowl 2.35" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 76 grams. $185.
Comoy's Christmas 1980 #52935
The drawback to this pipe is the deep bite mark on the bottom
of the stem.  It does not go through but I would call it fairly deep.
The rest of the pipe is fine and it's possible that the indent can
be lessened by applying heat to the stem.  Worth a try.  The
draw is open.  The nomenclature is clear as is the bowl rim.
5.75" long, bowl 1.9" tall. Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $50.
Ashton LX Old Church #529-93CO
Handsome & large with a silver ferrule that has both a sterling
hallmark and an "A" on it for Ashton.  The nomenclature has
something unique to me...a "JC" for Jim Craig, I'm sure.  This
is a Bill Ashton era pipe, but Jim was the working apprentice at
the time, as I understand it.  My thumb fits easily into the
chamber.  The draw is open and the pipe is unsmoked.  New.
7" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 80 grams. $295
1967 Dunhill Shell #45189
This Grp. 4 is in near-new condition.  The inner rim of the
chamber is clean & crisp, as is the nomenclature.  The draw is
wide-open.  Used.
5.85" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $325.