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A really exceptional Stanwell freehand pipe from the registration era! The registration number was assigned to Stanwell in 1948 and was stamped on Stanwell pipes until the beginning of the 1970s. The pipe doesn't bear any shape number what is very uncommon for Stanwell. Absence of this number may mean that the pipe was made by hand by a leading carver without references to any catalogs and standard shapes (like it was at Charatan's and other manufactories). Some experts (see Pipedia) claim all freehands were cut by Paul Hansen, thus most probably this pipe was carved by Paul as well.
The pipe markings are "STANWELL \ REGD N 969-48 \ de Luxe \ MADE IN DENMARK". The length is 14.0 cm (5.51"), bowl's height is 6.1 cm (2.4"). External diameter of the bowl is 4.4 cm (1.73"), internal diameter is 2.1 cm (0.83"). The depth is 4.8 cm (1.89") and this pipe weights 55 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem (slightly patched, you may identify the track under a bright light), no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat.