View Full Version : Ebay pickup - antique Five pipes

Steve Laug
05-10-2012, 04:43
I just started bidding on specific items on ebay again. Today I picked up this lot of five because I really wanted the old BBB Tankard. Got the lot at what amounts to $20 a pipe. I figure the old BBB once cleaned up will be worth the cost of the lot. Now I have to research the age on the BBB from the silver collar. Here they are:
BBB tankard, a Wiksate Pot (not sure of that one I will need to look at it when it arrives to check it out), 2 Erhlichs a chubby billiard and a panel and a Comoy's Everyman. This lot should be fun to clean up as they are pretty sound looking pieces. Here is the group pic:

Here are the Ehrlichs

The BBB - the two very visible hallmarks are the anchor and lion - Which tell me it is silver and the Birmingham assay office. The last mark is in the black which gives the date on this one. It has similar markings to both the 1901 and the 1919 that I have. We shall see.

The Wiksate

The Everyman

Can't wait to get them and clean them up.

The BBB has three hallmarks in the silver cap - an anchor, a prone lion and another that I cannotread well. Here is the Birtish Hallmark chart on Birmingham. It looks like the letter is an n or a p which would make it a 1912 or 1914 but it is not clear to me what that last mark is. Anybody else have an opinion or better eyes than me??

05-10-2012, 05:05
Nice pick up. It will be interesting to see them after you work your magic on them!

Travis Gill
05-10-2012, 08:17
Nice score, i got a lot of 4 estates in the post yesterday myself.

ol gto
05-10-2012, 09:06
Nice catch!

05-10-2012, 10:37
Looking forward to the restore pics.. I like that BBB

05-10-2012, 13:48
nice score mate, enjoy, I like the comoy myself.

05-10-2012, 14:07
They will make a great weekend project mate. I can't wait to see them when you are finished :)

05-11-2012, 02:57
I really like the first ehrlick and the everyman! Cant wait to see your magic on them!

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St. Bernhardt
05-11-2012, 10:25
Excellent scores! I especially love that BBB Poker Army Mount!

05-11-2012, 13:27
Where's the popcorn eating emoticon? Can't wait to see you do your magic Steve.