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    Fake Dunhill.

    I picked up a set of pipes on Ebay one of which was a Dunhill shell smooth as a baby's bum Dunhill Shell made in England PAT.no 417574-17. I knew it was a fake but do these things have any value to a collector? The pipe has never been smoked and to me who has never owned a Dunhill it looks fine.

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    I wouldn't know if it's valuable or not, nice thing to have all the same.
    I'm sure this sort of thing went on in all the pipe factories. The workers quickly stamping pipes to sell down the pub to their mates.
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    I can easily believe that there are people who collect fakes. I would smoke it and if you have such a thing locally it might be fun to take it to pipe club meetings. The experts could tell you it was fake. You could insist it was a factory error and very rare.
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    The Dunhill fakes I've seen do not look like factory errors, usually the stampings on them look nothing like the correct stampings used by the factory. To some quirky collector, I guess they might be interesting, but to this humble piper, they are of little interest (aside from the fakery).

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    IIRC, there was an outbreak of fake Dunhills that came onto the market some years ago that were very convincing and much had been written about them. As far as a poorer quality fake goes, I've never seen one.
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    For some more on the subject from John Loring,

    The 1980s Fake Dunhill

    http://loringpage.com/pipearticles/80s%20Fakes.htm

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    I can't see a collector being interested in it but as long as it's a good smoker you should keep it and enjoy, that's the main thing Joe!

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    Thanks guys I only bought it for the fakery I have a number of weird pipes so this will go in that corner.You are right on Ally.

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