Pipe stem dating
It should also be remembered that, as the stamps used for stamping pipes got worn, new ones would have been ordered and used alongside the old ones and there could therefore be overlapping of different style.If the band has the following three marks it is made of silver.There are known pipes, for exaple an early 1920’ “Par Excellence” where the “C” is on top of the mouthpiece. The mark "*and a number" indicates the size of the leather washer located on the end of the metal stinger (see patent description). After WWII the bar logo has been replaced by the 3 pieces inlaid C.
These, no doubt served as a model for later pipe development. (see Walker, TD pipes, Bulletin of Archaeological Society of Virginia, Vol. Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.No one knows for sure who made the first clay pipes. This can be verified on Old Bruyere pipes dated 1921, and it appears in a straight line, "MADE IN LONDON" under the arched “COMOY’S”.
This is stamped in a circle with “MADE” at the top, “IN” in the middle, and “ENGLAND” forming the bottom of the circle.Pipes can also be found with the name stamped across the top of the stem as apposed to along the side. It seems that the “COMOY’S” was stamped as decribed above, with the grade of the pipe (quality) stamped in block letters below.