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    Comoys Blue Riband "Straight Grain" shape 64, Off Color C inlay on Stem

    I am hopeful some of the Comoy Collectors could help me with this one, dates, odd C, etc.



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    Thank you,
    Don

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    Don...The odd 3-part "C" hasn't been buffed and you can tell by the halo around it. Whoever buffed the stem previously was careful not to buff the "C", presumably as not to wear it down. The pre-WW2 pipes had a thinner "C", so I think that yours dates to the post-war time frame at the earliest. I'm sure other members will help out with more info.
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    Thank you coalsmoke,
    I was the cleaner upper on this one. I was gentle but thorough on all areas of the stem equally, the logo area has "raised" a little over the years.

    Don

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    Dude, you are finding way to many nice pipes!!! There is a lot to unravel with that one. Have a look at the pre-war pipe Doug V. posted at pipedia. It was sold on ebay, and also had the blue C.

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    https://pipedia.org/wiki/Comoy%27s

    More details, and I see you've had a look, are here,

    http://pipesmokerunlimited.com/showt...highlight=336c

    Does your pipe have the metal shank re-inforcement?

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    My example does have the reinforced metal tube in the tenon, not in the shank, as far as I can tell.
    I scored this the very same day I learned of Banjo's passing, I want to believe he sent this one my way. It was part of a 2 pipe bundle, along with a Ferrari pipe. So yeah, I bought a Ferrari!
    The C does have a hint of blue, or greenish blue, gray, or something... certainly not white.
    Thank you for your kind words!

    Don
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    So it raises some interesting questions. Blue Ribands begin in 1938. The mortise ring patent was 1940, were some pipes made withh this system before the patent?. The "Blue C"? Was it used for the short period 1938 - 40? Were some of these stems used during or after the war? Is it as rare as......?

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    Dave,

    That made me laugh!
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I feel very lucky to have her.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    The "Blue C"? Was it used for the short period 1938 - 40? Were some of these stems used during or after the war?
    According to pipephil: "One year during WW II Comoy put a blue "C" on the stem of their Blue Riband line."
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    That certainly narrows it down!
    Thank you Russ!

    Don

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    Congratulations, Sir! A rare & beautiful comoy indeed.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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