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Steve Laug
05-23-2012, 01:09
Came home from work to three packages. It is exciting opening this lot.
1. Pipe Makers Emporium - replacement bands to restock my 7 year old kit. I figure if that last lot lasted for that long this refill will do the same at least. Caroline included some very cool silver bands that I am reserving for some special pipes.

2. A package from Belgium - I did not remember one coming from there but once i opened it it contained the BBB Best Make Boldergrain. It is in far better shape than the pictures on Ebay. It just needs a bit of a buff and polish and minimal amount of oxidation on the stem.
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3. The package of the five old timers - the one with the BBB Spigot Poker. I am amazed at the pipes in that lot. They are all older than I imagined.
a. The old BBB Poker is hallmarked Birmingham 1912.
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b. The Pot is a Sasieni 4 Dot with a patent number.
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It is stamped Patent 150321/20 under the family Name over London Made and then the patent #. On the right side of the shank it is stamped Wingate. I found this info on the web:

All Sasieni One, Four, and Eight Dot pipes made before W.W.II
and destined for the U. S. market carried a patent number on the shank
which usually started with the numbers "15", with 150221/20 and
1513428 being representative of the group. Also, the name "Sasieni"
was stamped on the shank in a very florid manner, with the tail of the
last "i" sweeping underneath the name forming a shape which has been
compared to a fish by more than one collector. This script was
discontinued by Alfred almost immediately after he took over the
company, so this alone tells you your pipe is pre W.W.II. Underneath
in block lettering are the words "London Made", with the patent number
making the third line.

It looks like I am dealing with an older pre-trans Sasieni from 1935. The article go on to state that in that year they named the shapes with English town names. This is stamped Wingate which is the name of the pot shape. The naming was shortlived. It goes on to say these pipes are rare and valuable!! Woohoo! Can't wait to clean this one up.

c. the Everyman has a tiny pencil shank and reedlike stem
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d/e. The Ehrlich's both have old style taper stems and are only 4 3/4 inches on the chunky billiard and 5 inches on the opera pipe. The chubby billiard has a blue dot on the stem and is stamped England on the underside. The Opera is also stamped England on the underside.
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b. The Pot is a Sasieni 4 Dot with a patent number. It is stamped Patent 150321/20 under the family Name over London Made and then the patent #. On the right side of the shank it is stamped Wingate. I found this info on the web:

All Sasieni One, Four, and Eight Dot pipes made before W.W.II and destined for the U. S. market carried a patent number on the shank which usually started with the numbers "15", with 150221/20 and 1513428 being representative of the group. Also, the name "Sasieni" was stamped on the shank in a very florid manner, with the tail of the last "i" sweeping underneath the name forming a shape which has been compared to a fish by more than one collector. This script was discontinued by Alfred almost immediately after he took over the
company, so this alone tells you your pipe is pre W.W.II. Underneath in block lettering are the words "London Made", with the patent number making the third line.

It looks like we are dealing with an older pre-trans Sasieni from 1935. The article go on to state that in that year they named the shapes with English town names. This is stamped Wingate which is the name of the pot shape. It goes on to say these pipes are rare and valuable!! The naming was shortlived. Woohoo! Can't wait to clean this one up.

c. the Everyman has a tiny pencil shank and reedlike stem

d/e. The Ehrlich's both have old style taper stems and are only 4 3/4 inches on the chunky billiard and 5 inches on the opera pipe. The chubby billiard has a blue dot on the stem and is stamped England on the underside. The Opera is also stamped England on the underside.

Paul
05-23-2012, 01:14
Sounds like Christmas in May :) !!! Hope to see some pics soon !!!

Steve Laug
05-23-2012, 01:32
Pics have been added to the original post

soundlzrd
05-23-2012, 02:19
Those are some nice surprises!

olderthandirt
05-23-2012, 02:51
Oh yeah, I know that was a fun time opening those packets.
That BBB Boldergrain especially, ooooh! (-:

Steve Laug
05-23-2012, 03:29
Oh yeah, I know that was a fun time opening those packets.
That BBB Boldergrain especially, ooooh! (-:

Just finished giving the Boldergrain a thorough cleaning and polish. It is athin walled very lightweight pipe. I think I will need to give it a coat of pipe mud. It is beautiful.

IrishRover
05-23-2012, 10:13
Sheesh! That is some nice mail delivery... It's a good thing your mailman isn't a pipe smoker :)

psquared
05-23-2012, 14:00
Beautiful lot Steve, looking forward to the magic (where is the popcorn eating emoticon)