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    English pipe prices in 1960

    Unfortunately not comprehensive - but still interesting:




    The Civic Pipe Company
    "Civic" Royale.............................25/-
    Imperial Old Bruyere....................12/6
    Reject......................................8/6
    Student....................................5/6

    Druid Pipe Works
    Arch Druid................................27/-
    Joker......................................10/-

    Duncan's Briars
    Zoie Silver Sleeve.......................67/-
    Duncan De Luxe.........................21/-
    Wee Mac..................................5/6

    Alfred Dunhill
    Bruyere & Roots.........................127/6
    Shells & Tanshells.......................97/6
    ......(above prices for Group 4 size)......

    Adolph Frankau
    BBB Best Make...........................42/-

    Hardcastle Pipes
    Supergrain..............................50/-
    The Crown...............................35/-
    Dryconomy...............................15/6
    Jockey Club..............................6/6

    Kapp & Peterson
    Peterson System bent briars. From 21/- to 62/6 each according to quality and size
    System straight briars.................25/6
    De Luxe..................................50/-
    Kapet.....................................25/-
    "K" briars.................................17/6
    Junior Army..............................8/6

    Loewe & Co.
    Straight Grain..........................105/-
    Special Grain...........................90/-
    Original..................................63/-
    Standard.................................42/-

    Oppenheimer Pipes
    GBD Pedigree...........................63/-
    GBD New Era...........................47/6
    City de Luxe............................21/-
    Dr. Plumb...............................14/6
    Riseagle.................................7/6

    L. Orlik
    Old Bond Street.......................55/-
    Supreme...............................40/-
    De Luxe................................20/-
    Flyweight..............................7/6
    Work is the curse of the smoking classes

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    Very interesting, Jim.

    I was under the misapprehension that Dunhill Shells were more expensive than the Roots.

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    Prices went down ! L. Orlik Ltd.
    Home Trade Price List January 1956 - Purchase tax 60 %

    Selected st grain 120/- St.grain 92/6 Old Bond Street 60/- Supreme 42/- De Luxe 21/6
    (Oh, I love these X/6 pipes )

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    An earlier ('30's?) comparison of prices:


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    Loewe Trade Price List from around 1946 " Ninety odd years since Loewe opened his shop!"
    Unmounted, Traveller fitted with Dentola mp, Ripple grain, all 50/- each
    Pipe in case: Unmounted, Ripple both 70/9 each Silver mounted 75/9
    Pipes in companion cases: Unmounted , Ripple both two pipes in companion 126/10 Silver mtd also two 136/10

    iI also have an older pricelist " It is 70 years since........." but it have only trade prices e.g. Unmounted 93/- per doz

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    An earlier ('30's?) comparison of prices:
    I wonder what the $ exchange rate was back in the 30's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    I wonder what the $ exchange rate was back in the 30's?
    Roughly 2 USD to the UKP

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    I'd have said 4$ to the - (hence "half a dollar" for a half crown) in the '30's - 2 $ to the by the '70's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugugly View Post
    Roughly 2 USD to the UKP
    Looks to be more Chris.

    http://www.miketodd.net/encyc/dollhist.htm

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    Exchage rates ! When I went to school the was 20, then it dropped to 18 for more years and then to around 9 in the mid seventies and we all went to London to buy. I was packed with Orlik Old Bond Street briars the first time we went there.

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