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    Gert Holbek

    Kind of a quiet day until about 3 PM, then things went crazy! Phone calls, emails etc. I still did manage to get something accomplished today! This pipe is marked, l E l 1100 783K. Was it made by Gert Holbek...I can't say definitively, but the shape looks like the pipe referenced in the OP about this one, and the collection it was from had other PipeDan pipes from that era. Now, a question for Bo, would 783K make sense as a price, say 1960-70? Pipe came out well, and no matter what, it's a very nice piece.

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    What a great looking shape Dave. That came out looking really good. Well done.
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    Deeply cool! Great work, Dave.
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    Beautiful pipe with awesome grain! If it has a pedigree, all the better, but it's a proud piece no matter what.
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    Outstanding. I love those modern Danish shapes of the 60s. It certainly looks like a Holbek shape to me. Congrats -- great pipe.

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    That's a fantastic cleanup, Dave! Everything that I could say about that pipe has already been said. So, I'll just sit here and drool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitchfork View Post
    Outstanding. I love those modern Danish shapes of the 60s. It certainly looks like a Holbek shape to me. Congrats -- great pipe.

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    Thanks for that Wes, exactly the page that should be here!

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    Nice catch Dave, enjoy!
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    Awesome find, Dave!

    You got one of the finest pipes of Danish pipe making history there!

    As for the price, it wouldn't make sense... IMHO, it's some kind of code. Maybe a price code like Sixten Ivarsson did, but I'm not familiar with the codes Holbek used; if it's a price code that is.
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    Nice pipe, and nice save. It looks to have a badly done replacement stem, though. Almost certainly an undersized molded one. The illustration's stem is quite Dunhill-ish in profile, and such long tapers nearly always must be made from rod stock.

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