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    P. Holm Denmark

    Bought from Chris Hittel (CRHpipes) on ebay, an early Preben Holm made pipe. I would say mid '60's. Made during the period when Holm's shaping was still following the aesthetic of what I would call the Early Danish Modern period, with designs based on classical shapes. This shape is Holm's take on a Cherrywood. It displays the "tightness" of line seen in other designs from Danish pipe makers during the period. Wonderfully executed, the pipe, which appears to be "four square" in profile, actually tapers both from top to bottom, and from front to back. Also of note is the stems similarity to the stem designs Sixten Ivarsson was doing for his Stanwell shapes, and the curve of the button, also seen on pipes from W.O. Larsen. Long before the Fancy Freehand and Ben Wade periods!

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    To make my point about Danish pipe makers working off of classical shapes during the period, Sven Knudsen's shape 107 for Larsen.

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    Whilst not a "Great Dane" fan, there's something about that pipe that I really like; without your identifying it, I'd have said Sixten Ivarsson.
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    Congrats, Dave!

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    To make my point about Danish pipe makers working off of classical shapes during the period...
    That's my favorite period of Danish pipemaking. They were still working with rules, just bending them a little, not completely breaking them with swirly, twirly freehands.

    I think that's one of the reasons why I've always liked Stanwell's shapes. They've pretty much stuck with that same aesthetic over time.
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    A very interesting pipe, Dave. Congrats!
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    I was eyeing that one, myself! Wasn't bidding, but just thought it was a really special pipe -- definitely a Danish modern take on the cherrywood. Glad it's going to a home where it will be appreciated. Well done!

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    Well done Dave a beautiful pipe.

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    That is a real beauty and a classic Danish design for sure. Congrats on that!
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    Great pipe Dave. A fine example of his early work that he could have possibly made under the tutledge of his Father.

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