In a private collection
A very interesting finding. We have published recently a very similar Charatan's Special made in the late family era (1955-1960). In this case the shape number (260x) inddicates accurately in the Hermann Lane era (1960s). Most probably the pipe was made of briar available from the family period in the early 1960s.
The pipe markings are "CHARATAN'S MAKE | LONDON ENGLAND \ SPECIAL", "260X", "L". The length is 14.0 cm, bowl's hight is 4.8 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 3.6 cm and 2.0 cm. The depth is 3.9 cm and this pipe weights 34 gr. Briar, acrylic stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with the break-in coat.