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    Charatan's Distinction

    Awaiting delivery on a couple of Charatan 's Make Distinction pipes

    this one has an X in a box stamped on it.I exchanged messages with Ken Barnes to see if he knew what it might signify but he didnt.His guess it is from the late 1970s
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    and this one.An unusual shaped Dublin
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    sellers photographs
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    Gorgeous Charatans, Paul. I particularly like the paneled one.
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    Classic!


    The X was stamped on the higher grades by Lane when they did a close-out as distribution was taken over by James B Russell (lower grades had a line of smaller X's) so they could not be returned for a full refund having been bought at a substantial discount. Dated then as late pre-1989.

    Still the same high grade pipes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    Classic!


    The X was stamped on the higher grades by Lane when they did a close-out as distribution was taken over by James B Russell (lower grades had a line of smaller X's) so they could not be returned for a full refund having been bought at a substantial discount. Dated then as late pre-1989.

    Still the same high grade pipes.
    thanks Jim i knew of the x out Charatan's from when Dunhill took over but had not read about this. xxx through the Charatan name
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    Nice Paul, great grain on both.
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    Pipes to be proud of Paul!
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    Like the quirky one Paul....enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Like the quirky one Paul....enjoy.
    which one is the quirky one Crawford ? I assume the dublin type pipe

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    another couple of Charatan's added a Distinction
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    and a wonderful blast freehand relief
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    More winning Charatans, Paul.
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