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    Comoy,s Zulu 87 Grand Slam

    Does anyone know when the Comoy's Grand Slam pipe grade was discontinued (if it has been).
    I have just aquired this Zulu 87 and am waiting for it to arrive.i cant see from the pictures if it is a 3 part C or not
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    Aye Paul, I do nae know the answer, but, Ye 'as plundered well! I really like the shape o the Zulu... And this be a fine example!
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    Paul, some different tidbits from pipedia,

    Grand Slam. Introduced in 1933 with the patented (Patent Number 2001612) metal filter system and still in production until the 1970s. The “Grand Slam” was priced at $5 in 1936 and $20 in 1965
    Comoy’s remained a family owned company until it was finally taken over by Cadogan Investments during the early 1980’s. The collector of Comoy pipes is really only interested in those pipes made before Comoy was finally taken over by Cadogan in the early 1980’s...
    This inlaid “C,” known as the “three-piece C,” was continued until the Cadogan era in the 1980s.
    Pipe looks to be in excellent condition.

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    I have a photocopy of a Comoy catalog from 1975 and here is was is written about the Mark-2 pipe.
    "This is Comoys only true filter system pipe and still the most effective although its been around since the early thirties
    as the world-famou Grand Slam.
    The systems fluid-tight washer traps all moistur,tars and tobacco dust…………………….."

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    Well done Paul! I've been after a comoys Zulu for years.
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    Well done, Paul! That's a beauty.
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    Bravo on a wonderful Zulu, Paul, and a Comoy's Grand Slam at that! You hit it right out of the ball park.
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    Very, very nice.
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    Congratulation from me as well. Nice pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Well done Paul! I've been after a comoys Zulu for years.
    thanks Simon ,it was from Germany ,my only concern was if it is pre Cadogen or not as the picture didnt show the C very well but for a little over £50 inc postage (my max bid was slightly more) I am happy

    Incidently its the 2nd Zulu Ive bought lately after the Charatan,s one and it makes 3 in total with the GBD virgin grade.I really like them for both shape and function
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