Ferndown Bark Two Star Silver Spigot #1021115BK
I think I heard that Les Woods, the maker/owner of Ferndown
retired.  Regardless, there are few enough Silver Spigots that
this is one of the few available that I saw when looking for a
price comparison.  In fact, I'm not sure I saw any that were listed
on the sites I explored.  This is Grp. 5 size, with an open draw &
to be clear, what I would consider a high button.  It is quite light
considering the amount of silver it is sporting.  Vulcanite.  New.
5.9" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $375.
1920's Dunhill Shell #331137JJ
The appeal of this pipe is its vintage.  It was made between
1920-'23.  If any of these is your D.O.B. & you haven't found a
birth year pipe, this may be your last chance.  Much of the nom-
enclature is covered by the repair band, but that which is visible
is also legible, so I'm confident about the age of the pipe.  The
stem is replacement, without a dot, so you know the old owner
liked this pipe for its smoking properties, not for the snob appeal
(which is why I all my Dunhills have dots).  Because the rim is
still round, it is quite possible that this pipe started out as thin-
walled.  I have smoked thin-walled pipes, and if the wood is
good, the pipe gets no hotter than a thick-walled pipe.  I don't
doubt that the chamber was reamed, but if so, it was well and
carefully done, as there is no webbing in a very clean looking
chamber.  It's a Grp. 4, although I seriously doubt Dunhill had
such a system in place nearly 100 years ago.  The blast is
classic old character-laden Shell.  It's what made the brand
what it is today.  Used.
5.6" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 30 grams. $150.
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1977 Dunhill Root #924078
A group 5 in very good condition, with slight wear on the inner rim
and one tooth mark onthe bottom of the stem.  Shape # is 51091 &
the draw is wide-open and the nomenclature clear & crisp.  Used.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $275.
1990 Ashton 3X Sovereign #924173BK
Whatever "3X" might mean on paper, in the reality of my fist, it
means Grp. 5.  Am I imagining things, or does the Apple shape,
when done well, suggest "smoke me" more strongly than other
pipes?  This is one of Bill Taylor's beauties and will stand in
commemoration of his talents and his legacy to us.  Unsmoked.
5.8" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $425.
1997 Dunhill Dress #218235BK
Boy, I'd love a web site full of this style pipe.  No issues to deal
with regarding the color, only one side photographed.  No
questions about fills.  Right up my alley.  This says it's a Grp. 4.
I think it's a 3.  No matter, it's a simple enough pipe upon which
to make a decision; either you want a Dress black or no.  New.
5.5" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $450.
1937 Barling's Ye Olde Wood
It's nice stemwork, but it's not original stemwork, so I have no
idea how to price this gem.  The bowl is in very good cond., with
just a touch of wear on the inner rim.  The nomenclature on
both stem and silver are in exc., crisp condition.  The letter
revealing the date is a "B" and the initials of the Barling boys
are also on the silver.  It is a Grp. 4 in size, the draw is wide
open, so it should smoke great.  All that remains is for you to
find an old Barling's stem with logo somewhat intact.  Used.
5.9" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $225.
1890 BBB #530104SR
This graceful pipe has a threaded horn tenon, which accounts
for the fact that the stem sits just a very little past perfectly
straight.  (The photo makes it seem much more severe than is
the case.)  The condition is excellent and the draw wide-open.
5.6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. Price: $340
Comoy's Specimen Straight Grain #33133
Am I mistaken, or is the Specimen Straight Grain supposed to
be a high end Comoy's?  Well, this one isn't.  It has at least 2
fills that I can see with my myopic eyes, and that bald spot,
as seen in the bottom right photo, does exist (although not
with as much start contrast as the photo shows).  Also, the "C"
logo on the stem looks bad.  The pipe itself is in exc. cond &
the stem is without bite marks.  Grp. 3 size, or small Grp. 4.
5.35" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 31 grams. $45.
Barling's Make Ye Olde Wood #26753
The bowl, the rim, the chamber, the nomenclature are all in
exc. cond.  The shape # is a 3 digit 233 and the size is
stamped as EL.  It's about the size and shape of a Dunhill LB.  
The draw is wide-open, but the stem is almost assuredly new,
and the stem logo is definitely newly minted.   Vulcanite. Used
6" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $225.
1983 Dunhill Cumberland #425-287 (SOLD 5/15/17)
Grp. 5 Canadian.  The wear on the top part of the brindle stem
created more of a little "wave" than tooth marks.  There is also a
surface burn on the smooth part of the rim.  None of these flaws
compromise the pipe in any way.  It's an original Cumberland
with that smooth top.  At some point, Dunhill decided to save a
few pennies on their best-selling model and make the entire
bowl sandblast.  I don't know how long that folly lasted (I
personally asked the Gen'l. Mgr. of Dunhill pipes "what f---ing
idiot came up with that idea?"...silence followed...it was him, he
confessed.  Ah well...corporate mentality.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $150.
Pre-Transition Barling EXEXEL #824032SF N/A
Grp. 6 in size, and in good cond. (which I believe to be original...
I looked carefully at the button and those of old Barlings I have)
with a nice, unburnt rim.  The drawback is a nomenclature that
is visible, but quite thin, having been buffed down.  The shape #
is 789 and the draw is wide-open.  Used.
6.25" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 51 grams. $225.
Ferndown Two Star Bark #51884CO
Large & handsome and in like-new condition.  I wouldn't swear
it isn't new, but it was probably smoked gently...once.  Crazy.
It's a Grp. 6 & sterling hallmarks are on both parts of the spigot.
The stem is brindle 7 it has Les Wood's name on it.  I mention
that because I believe Les has mostly retired, making pipes only
sporadically now.  
6.75" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 70 grams. $225.
Ferndown 2 Star Bark #218292BK (SOLD 5/8/17)
Pretty large, as many of Les Woods' pipes are.  It's a Grp. 6 in
size and the cond. is exc., with just a touch of tooth chatter on
the bottom of the stem.  The band is, of course, sterling and is
stamped with the "L&JS" initials.  The draw is open and a pipe
cleaner easily passes to the bottom of the chamber.  Used.
5.85" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $225.
Orlik Sterling #425165PN (SOLD 5/16/17)
I'd like to take a peek at a 1950's price list of pipes like Orlik,
Loewe, BBB, Comoy's & GBD to see how they were generally
rated.  Looking at the button of this 6 sided Panel, the pipe was
clearly made no more recently than the 1950's and perhaps
earlier (mid-to-late 40's?).  There is a tooth indent on the
bottom of the stem, but it doesn't jeopardize the integrity of the
stem.  The rest of the pipe is in exc. cond,  Grp. 4 size, 7 wide-
open draw.  Nice grain & no fills. Grp. 4.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $95.
Barling Guinea Grain #11283
A touch of wear is visible at one part of the inner bowl rim,
and the logo on the stem is freshly stamped.  The "Barling"
is in script; family era Guinea Grains employ a "Barling's,"
with an apostrophe 's'.  The 4 digit shape number is 5294
so the conclusion is that this is post family production.   It
appears to be a Grp. 4 in size with a wide-open draw.  Used.
5.25" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight:1oz., 27 grams. $75.
Sasieni 4 Dot #42579 (SOLD 5/1/17)
Not, obviously, an old Sasieni, but still, a nicely blasted Panel in
near-new condition.  It's a Grp. 4 size and the draw is open.
Compared to what is out there, and the prices being asked, this
has to be a very good deal. Vulcanite stem, no bit marks. Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $35.
1968 Dunhill LBS Root #21863
The carbon on the rim looks far worse in the photos, I think,
than it does in person.  There is little wear on the rim.  The
poorest part of the pipe is the buffed down nomenclature, but
even there, every letter and number is legible.  The stem is in
excellent condition, and the cross-grain is pretty good.  Used.
6.25" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $265.
1982 Dunhill 2 Star Dead Root #218297BK
The pipe bowl is in near-new cond.  I can't detect any sign of
use on the inner rim, for instance.  For some reason, the stem is
not in the same condition, with tooth marks on the top and most
prominently, on the bottom.  they're not deep marks and can
probably be sanded out, but they're certainly visible.  The nom-
enclature appears to have been weakly stamped in the first
instance, although everything is visible.  It's a small pipe and
possibly no larger than a Group 3 in size, or a small 4.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 29 grams. $685.
Charatan Supreme #218270BK (RESERVED)
I have to start off with a negative disclosure about this pipe
because the positives speak for themselves, which includes, but
is not limited to, the straight grain that goes all around the bowl
and does not drop off at the front (which I forgot to photograph)
as do so many straight grains.  The bad thing is that deep tooth
mark on the bottom of the original DC stem.  It does not go
through the vulcanite, but is too deep to simply sand out.  The
rest, including the nomenclature, including the "L" is all fine.
It's about a Group 6 in size, with a large tobacco chamber. Used.
6" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 2 oz., 57 grams. $250.
1999 XX Ashton Pebble Grain (RESERVED)
XX makes this a Grp. 5 in size.  The blast is very good & the
draw is wide-open.  While the nomenclature pinpoints the date
of production as 1999, the date on the sterling ferrule says
2000.  The pipe is unsmoked.  
5.75" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $375.
Northern Briar Rox Cut Regal #218022
This is marked a Grp. 4, but it's much larger than a Dunhill Grp.
4 in size.  It's at least a 5.  The cut on this pipe is less sharp
than on the Premier listed just above.  It's a classic British
Billiard and provides Ian's superb value in his typical fashion.
6" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. New. $190.
2000 Ashton XX Sovereign #1021126TF
Nicely darkened by someone who loved smoking this pipe, and
also cared enough about it to take very good care to keep it in
fine condition, with but a touch of wear on the inner rim of the
chamber.  The stem is bite-mark free and the draw is open.
Don't worry...no aromatics used here.  Ashtonite stem. Used.
5.65" long, bowl 1.9" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $250.
1986 Dunhill Bruyere ODA #21858
No question that the rim is scorched, but it is not badly worn.  
The rest of the pipe, including the stem, is in exc. cond., and
when this pipe says "ODA," it means it.  It is large.  For a
Bruyere, it has very good cross grain.  The ODA shape is 835
and while the nomenclature is a bit buffed down, every letter&
number is clearly legible.  Used.
6 5/8" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 3 oz., 86 grams. $235.
Pre-Transition Barling's Special EXEL #101470AG
The pipe shape # is 447 and the residue of the original stem is
visible.  Also, the cond. is exc., with a very clean stem and bowl
rim.  If there is any drawback to this pipe, I think that the thick-
ness of the wall is not in proper proportion the the diameter of
the chamber.  I would guess that the pipe might thus smoke
hot.  Yet, the pipe is used and there is no hot, or dark, spots on
bowl, so one can presume it does not smoke hot.  
5.5" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $195
BBB #83024SR
The stamping on the band does not add up to a hallmark date,
so I don't know the exact year of this pipe, but the hole at the
end of the stem indicates a very old pipe, as does the sold
"BBB" stamped on the shank, without any other identifying info.
It is a Grp. 2 in size.  Other than the wear on the rim, the pipe is
in excellent cond.  You can see the diamond outline of the BBB
logo on the stem, but the letters have been buffed off. Used.
5" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 oz., 28 grams. $135.
1995 Dunhill Amber Root Group 2 #218219BK
This seems more like a Group 3 in size to me, & to the Dunhill
template I use to judge these things, but that aside, it's a sweet
pipe, with a brindle stem, a wide-open draw and pretty good
cross grain. a flake-centric pipe?  Maybe. Unsmoked.
5.1" long, bowl 1.6" tall.  Weight: 3/4 oz., 22 grams. $415
Peterson Filter #331155PJ
As the shank is fairly thin, I was surprised to see the "filter"
name on the shank, so I took the pipe apart and the tenon can
take what appears to be a 6mm filter.  It's a Grp. 4 size with a
well open draw, esp. considering the P-lip.  Happily, this
chamber is uncoated, which might be a rarity for Peterson.  The
grain is solid all around, although the carving could be a
distraction for some.  But it looks like a good smoke.  New.
5.7" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $75.
Patent Number Sasieni Four Dot  #218116 (RESERVED)
Old English-loving pipe fans of this site, & I like to believe they
are legion, should begin to drool a little at this old Sasieni.  The
condition is excellent, with a mark-free stem & a rim showing
very little, if any, wear.  The draw is wide-open, and because of
the necessary length for the tall bowl, I don't think the Edgeware
is a common shape.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $235.
1967 Dunhill LBS Root Briar #416169SR
The cross grain and Bird's Eye on this pipe are terrific, and the
condition of the pipe is very good, with only a little wear on the
inner rim of the chamber.  There is also a tooth mark on the
bottom of the stem.  It is a Group 4 in size, but it is still large.
5.9" long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $325.
Pre-Transition Barling's Y.O.W. #331161
The rim of this pipe looks as though someone banged out the
tobacco on a bed of pins.  It's the kind of condition that can be
remedied without compromising the original integrity of the pipe.
There is also a visible ding that can be seen in the photo
showing the front of the bowl (bottom right pic) & some very
minor scratches. Overall, I'd call this pipe in very good cond.
The size is either large Grp. 3 or small Grp. 4.  Of note, &
pointed out to my by expert Barling historian Jesse Silver, is the
fact that the Reg. # on the bottom of the stem pinpoints this
pipe as having been made between 1946/47 & 1950.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $225.
Sasieni Four Dot Pat. #  Edgeware #425175
The nomenclature is not crisp, but it is all legible with a little
effort, including the patent numbers.  The cond. is exc., but the
dots do seem large, so I am not certain it is an original stem,
although if it isn't, somebody did a stellar job on the dots.  Nice
cross grain...better than in the previous Edgeware that was for
sale on this site.  Wide-open draw.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
5.5" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $225.
Barling EXEL #518111SW
.1) The gap you see between the stem & the shank only exists
because I neglected to push the stem in far enough.  b) The
pipe is, as advertised, a Barling (shape # 5959) but the stem is
a replacement stem with a Dunhill dot, and please don't ask me
why or how 'cause I don't know.  Yet, both bowl & stem are in
exc. cond. & the cross grain is exc. as well.  Looks like a Dunhill,
doesn't it.  Used.
4.2" long, bowl 2.3" tall.  Weight: 2.25 oz., 63 grams. $50.
Royal Comoy's #33191
I forgot to photograph the other side of the bowl, but it's fine...
not as good straight grain, but certainly good flame grain & no
bald spots.  You get a view of it when I try to show the front of
the bowl in the pic on the bottom right.  It's a Grp. 4 size & as
you can see, the stem is a replacement and thus there is no "C"
on it.  The cond. is very good, if not excellent and the draw is
open. It's old enough to have "US Pat." & a number on the un-
photographed side, along with a round "Made in England" but
no "London." (buffed down, but not out).  Used.
5.5" long., bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $75.
Ashton LX Sovereign #102164BK
The pipe is in exc. cond., but maybe the first thing to know about it
is that the front of the bowl has much better grain than shows in
this head-on photo.  I guess it's because of reflective light.  I think
the year is 1997, but the "17" which would indicate that year is
stamped in an unusual spot on the shank, so I'm not sure. Used.
6" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 2.75 oz., 77 grams. $350
Sasieni 8 Dot "Marlborough" #824043SF
The original stem and dots are in exc. cond.,  the inner rim is
slightly worn and the nomenclature is dull, but entirely legible,
including every digit of the Pat. number, the fish tail under the
Sasieni name and the quotation marks on either side of the
shape name.  Typical Grp. 4 size and wide-open draw.  Used.
5.2" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 32 grams. $175.
GBD New Era Two Pipe Set #425259 (SOLD 5/15/17)
Very good condition for both of these pipes.  The stems are
entirely free of bite marks and the nomenclature is clear.  There
is a little sign of use on the rims, but no wear.  The case looks
pretty old, so I'd guess the set was made in '50's, but if
somebody said inthe early 60's, I wouldn't put up an argument.
The pipes are Grp. 4 in size.  About 5.25" long, bowl approx.
1.6" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz. each.  Used.  $150 the set.
Comoy's Blue Riband #425194
No teeth marks on the original, 3part "C" stem and only a few
minor dings on the rim & on the bowl keeping this from being in
exc. cond.  The nomenclature is buffed down, but not entirely
out and you can make out the name and grade.  Used.
5.4" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams. $150.
2000 Dunhill Shell #331341CO (SOLD 5/1/17)
"Hey, your inner tube is showing!"  There are hallmarks all over
the sterling band, which also has a "2000"  stamped in a cross.
It's a Grp. 4, but I'd say a large one.  In case you're a little
paranoic, yes, the band does have an "AD" on it to indicate that
it is one of Alfred Dunhill's children.  Unsmoked.
5.7" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.75 oz., 48 grams. $595.
1936 Pat. Number Dunhill #822490 (SOLD)
Such a simple pipe should not be the source of so much confu-
sion, but it is for me.  First of all, there is no designation regard-
ing Bruyere or Root finish.  The nomenclature is buffed way
down, but except for a few numbers at the beginning of the Pat.
everything is visible.  Then, The Pat. # should be, according to
Loring's book, a U.S. patent, but no "U.S." is stamped on the
shank.  Further, the patent number that is on the shank is
supposed to have been used only from 1937-1941, but the
underlined number after the "England," is pretty clearly a 16,
making the pipe, presumably, a 1936 production.  Well, if you
like mysteries, you can buy this and figure it out for yourself.
I've given you all the info I can provide.  The condition is very
good, with no tooth marks onthe stem (original?  I don't know
for sure.  It certainly is an old stem, but the dot is a bit
whiter than I might expect) & very little wear on the chamber rim.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $250..  
1923 Dunhill Bruyere "Inner Tube" #117178PN
FYI, this pipe looks to have been very expertly restored.  
Nothing wrong with that, just bringing it to your attention.  The
nomenclature is almost all legible, the only exception being
some of the numbers of the Pat. #.  Still, the last digits are quite
clear and no year other than 1923 makes sense.  On one side
of the shank is a Capital A and Dunhill over London.  On the
other side, "Inner Tube,"  the Pat. #, ending with a /12 and then
a small, underlined 3.  It's a large Grp. 3 in size.  Used.
5.8" long, bowl 1.55" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 35 grams. $450.
1980 Dunhill Bruyere #117100
Group 3, with a shape # of 3212.  Because the pipe is un-
smoked, & has a short, straight shank, there is not much to say
about it, unless it had some negatives, like a clogged draw or
couldn't take a pipe cleaner through to the chamber, neither of
which is the case.   New.
5.25" long, bowl 1.95" tall.  Weight: 1 oz. 27 grams. $325
1981 Comoy's Xmas Pipe #425200
There is a tooth indent on the bottom of the stem, but it is not
deep.  Two marks on the top of the stem are insignificant in
terms of functionality.  It's a Grp. 4 in size & while the pinch
stem is nice, the "C" is not the 3 part kind.  Used.
4.7" long, bowl 1.8" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 44 grams. $50.
Pre-Transition Barling's Make EL Fossil #21830SF (RES)
From the collection of an old time pipe guy that I've known
since the early or mid 1980's, this sharp Prince, with a shape
number of 327, has it all.  The original stem logo is legible, if
considerably buffed down.  The draw is wide-open 7 the
nomenclature is all there to be easily read.  "EL" is often a
smallish pipe (as in the Barling I bought for myself for $5.60 in
England in '65) but this is a full Grp. 4 in size.  Used.
6" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 38 grams. $325.
Dunhill Patent #117182PN
All of the nomenclature is quite legible.  The only issue is in
dating this to an exact year.  There is no number after the D in
England, so we are all reduced to Loring's guide, which gives 3
years as possibilities, 1947, 1953, `954.  You'll have to take
your pick and I choose '54 because that's the year the N.Y.
Baseball Giants swept Cleveland in the World Series.  Grp. 4, in
exc. cond., with a slight tooth mark on the top of the stem. Used
5.4" long, bowl 1.95" tall. Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 39 grams. $425.
Charatan Distinction  (SOLD 5/19/17)
About as classic a Charatan freehand shape as you can hope
to find (although that does leave a lot of latitude).  The nomen-
clature is crisp and clear and although the white has been
buffed out of the stem logo, the "CP" is still there, as is the "L"
on the shank.  The cond. of bowl and stem is very good...with a
sort of scratch on the bottom of the stem, as opposed to an
indentation.  I think I can buff a good deal of it out.  It's a Grp. 5
in size & the draw is wide open.  Vulcanite stem.  Used.
6 1/8 long, bowl 1.75" tall.  Weight: 1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. $125.
GBD Collector Militaire #1224413 (SOLD 5/3/17)
The cond. is very good or even excellent, with a clean & round
inner chamber rim & a stem that is bite-mark free.  That one
light spot on the bowl does look like a fill.  The size is Grp. 6.  
The draw is open and the stem is vulcanite.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.15" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 54 grams. $50.
Ashton LX Old Church #51893CO
Handsome & large with a silver ferrule that has both a sterling
hallmark and an "A" on it for Ashton.  The nomenclature has
something unique to me...a "JC" for Jim Craig, I'm sure.  This
is a Bill Ashton era pipe, but Jim was the working apprentice at
the time, as I understand it.  My thumb fits easily into the
chamber.  The draw is open and the pipe is unsmoked.  New.
7" long, bowl 2.25" tall.  Weight: 2 7/8 oz., 80 grams. $375
1949 Dunhill PO #21845RS (SOLD)
I don't think you're going to find a P.O. in better condition than
this piece.  The rim is clean, the nomenclature is all there, the
bottom of the stem has the most minor of tooth chatter.  The
good character blast doesn't hurt, either.  Used.
5" long, bowl 1.4" tall.  Weight: 1 1/8 oz., 33 grams. $325.
1970 Dunhill ODA 835 Root #21869
There is some charring on the inner rim of the chamber but
nothing that jeopardizes the integrity of the bowl or tobacco
chamber.  The stem is in exc. cond., but the nomenclature is
buffed way down, although entirely legible with no letter or
numeral obliterated.  The draw is open.  Vulcanite  stem.  Used.
6.5" long, bowl 2.35" tall.  Weight: 2.5 oz., 72 grams. $225.
BBB Own Make Virgin #21889EG (SOLD 3/2/17)
I think of the Virgin grade as being light-stained, although I
suppose it more accurately refers to really clean briar.  If it is
flawless (and I certainly don't see any fills or even significant
sand spots or pits) it also has a significant amount of straight
grain.  The cond. is exc. and the draw open.  I'm afraid I can't
begin to guess at the age of this pipe, but the absence of
obvious shortcuts in construction and finish put it at a vintage
when English pipes were still preeminent.  Vulcanite stem. Used.
5.5" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 43 grams. $85.
Upshall P #425112 (RESERVED)
So what if it's ugly & hasn't the grain quality of a bad Tilshead  
The draw is wide-open, it's in exc. cond. & it's large (Grp. 6).
6.5" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 52 grams. Used. $75
1926 Dunhill Shell #52599
This very early Dunhill blast is evocative of something I just can't
quite name.  It is certainly unique.  The pipe is in great condition
& if the stem isn't original (and I'm not saying it isn't) it is quite
old, as well.  The draw is open & the rim is crisp & clean.  The
nomenclature is legible, so I'm confident that 1926 is correct.
5.65" long, bowl 1.5" tall.  Weight: 7/8 oz., 24 grams. Used. $450