In fact it's a "pre Cadogan Cadogan pipe". The brand Civic was invented by Imperial Tobacco in 1921 as an outsource producer and trader of briar pipes and fancy goods. In 1928 Civic merged with other companies, what formed Cadogan Investments - a well known and very powerful player on the modern smoking pipes market. Our todays pipe was made in 1923, i.e. "before Cadogan" - a collectable rarity!
Dunhill Dress pipes are relatively young; the series was introduced in 1973 and is distinguished by dark (in the most cases black) smooth finish. Despite dark stain hides natural briar grain the "Dress" pipes look luxury indeed!
We can pretty sure claim the pipe as an unknown before and not registered in catalogues John Redman factory product. Courageous combination of the classical stummel and fancy stem, specific stamping (LONDON MADE under a brand name and MADE IN ENGLAND on the opposite side of the shank) plus the specific model of the metallic air cooler - everything that is very and very typical for the John Redman LTD & British Empire Pipe Co products. The pipe remains in our collection.
A nice example of the pipe making art from Sasieni - one of the most aggressive and active competitors of Dunhill for many years. The family business successfully worked till 1979 - until the recession of demand in pipes forced to sell the business to new investors, and interest in Sasieni among collectors has gone down significantly. In our case it is the Mayfair apple shaped pipe still from the "Alfred era" (made before 1979), a very pleasant finding both for collectors and just experienced & demanding smokers.
We can pretty sure claim the pipe as an unknown before and not registered in catalogues John Redman factory product. Audacious combination of the classical stummel and fancy stem, specific stamping (LONDON MADE under a brand name and MADE IN ENGLAND on the opposite side of the shank) plus the specific model of the metallic air cooler - everything that is very and very typical for the John Redman LTD & British Empire Pipe Co products.
A pleasant representative of the very popular Comoy's second line from the 1950-70s. Traditional English middle size billiard becomes an eye-catching, unusual and even a bit "freehandish" look with the newly made fancy acrylic stem.
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An amazing English indeed Orlik pipe dedicated to favorite tobacco of many pipe smokers around the world. Black clear sandblasted finish, anchor logo on the stem, the box designed similarly to the tobacco pouch - all attributes of a nice present to your friend or to yourself!
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A Charatan's pipe from the "Lane era" (1960 - middle 1970s), the period of the brightest blossoming of this brand, delightful shapes and grains, which eclipsed all others pipe makers including Dunhill. A nicely made Belvedere series pipe of the highly collectable lumberman shape!
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A stylish Parker pipe made in late 1950s or early 1960s, before merge with Hardcastle Pipe Ltd. It was the period, when Parker succesfully combined Dunhill's resources and production facility and its own, at times very different from Dunhill's approach to carving, shaping, finishing and marketing. Therefore both experienced pipe collectors and refined smokers highly evaluate these "Parkers".
The pipe named after a very nice London place - the Golden Square located between the Upper John and Lower John streets in the city center. The most of the Redman pipes bear such topological signs and of course the popular middle range series was highly appreciated by comsumers both due to smoking qualities and due to English people's unsurpassed patriotism and pride in their homeland.