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Pulvers' Prior Briar
P.O. Box 61146
Palo Alto, CA  94306

(650) 965-7403
4 Assorted Pipes for $40 #425262 (SOLD 5/14/17)
From the top: An AlbertsonRusset, made either by Hilson in
Holland or British in England, so it has no country of origin
stamped on it.  Grp. 4 in size.  Next down is a Roermond Micro
made in Holland.  That is not natural grain.  Large capacity
chamber, of Grp. 5 size.  Next down is a Buckingham, which
was made by Sasieni & John Redman.  Grp. 4 size.  Bottom
most pipe is a Grp. 4 sized Digby, which was made by GBD.  All
the pipes are in excellent condition and all have been smoked.
4 Assorted Pipes for $35 #425264 (SOLD 5/14/17)
From the Bottom: A Buckingham Palace, which was made by
Sasieni-John Redman.  Grp. 4 size.  Next up is a very large KBB
YelloBole Imperial.  It has fills and a large ding on the shank.
Above that is an Imperial Sangrain, made in England.  The Oom
Paul on top is a no-name, and has a very good blast, worthy of
a decent pipe.  Grp. 5.  All are in exc. cond. as regards the
chambers and stems.  
Meerschaum #909259 (SOLD 4/7/17)
The draw for this pipe, if there is one, is the always sought after
African face.  This representation must be of an African Queen
because of the tiara on the top of her head.  The carving is not
bad, if not great, but the stone is more mat like than lustrous.  
Then, the stem was cut off and re-formed, so it does not fit the
length of the case.  The draw is weak, too.  I think this is more
of a collectible for somebody that wants the unusual theme
than for somebody who wants a good smoke.  Used.
5.3" long, bowl 2.2" tall.  Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 69 grams. $45.
St. Claude, France...Napoleon, n'est ce pas? 80387GN
Someday someone will explain why a man who killed off 1/2
million Frenchmen in one campaign is so revered in that
country.  And that doesn't even address that they were the
physical cream of France's youth.  The world is mad.  This pipe
is in good condition.  The carving is less than stellar. Used.
5.5"long, bowl 2" tall.  Weight: 2 5/8 oz., 66 grams. $35.
Ove Lindahl #331150PJ
The pipe is in good cond., with an open draw and a flat stem.  I
do see two small fills, but there is plenty of solid grain all around
the bowl.  It's a hand made pipe from Denmark, but the maker
calls it a "freehand" because it isn't machine cut.  The stem is
vulcanite and the size is Grp.5. Tenon can take a 9mm filter.  
5.7" long, bowl 1.65" tall.  Weight:1 5/8 oz., 46 grams. Used. $30
Comoy's Tinderbox 50th Anniv. Edition 331 (RESERVED)
The pipe was made in France, original home of Comoy's and if I
were being cynical, I'd say that's the reason it has two fills on an
otherwise nice piece of briar.  The cond. is exc., but there is no
"C" on the stem, so I'm going to make a great offer on this pipe:
the price will include Priority mailing in the U.S., which is an $8
value.  Vulcanite stem and open draw.  Used.
5.7" long, bowl 1.85" tall.  Weight: 1.25 oz., 36 grams. $32.50
GBD #117201
If I had any self-respect, I'd toss this in one of those bundles of
"4 Assorted Pipes for $X."  Nah, not really.  I just typed that to
attract the attention of those of you with ADD.  It's a well made
pipe, but with at least one fill (I don't see any others) and no
GBD logo on the stem,  The stem looks original to me, so I think
the pipe was made during the time they didn't use their little
brass insert and in this case, the white GBD was buffed off.  Yet,
and I point this out in the name of full disclosure, it does say
"1970s" on the bottom of the shank.  If that is, indeed, the year
the pipe was made, I'm pretty sure they were using the brass
logo and were not filling their "firsts," which a pipe stamped GBD
would have to be.  Any GBD experts out there?  The cond. is
actually excellent, both stem and bowl, the draw open & a thin
cleaner easily passes through.  So, in the paraphrased words
of Peter Ustinov, holding up a glass of Gallo wine as far from
his nose as propriety would permit while doing an ad for them,
this might just be the best tasting pipe you've ever smoked.
5.3" long, bowl 1.7" tall.  Weight: 1.5 oz., 41 grams.  Used. $25.
4 Brand Name Pipes for a lousy $60 #117260 (SOLD)
From the top: BBB Natural Grain.  Well, yes, it is natural...it is
also pretty bald, which isshort hand for "no grain."  But...that
doesn't mean it won't smoke great & the pipe is in very good
cond.  Replacement stem, I presume, with some very shallow
teeth marks top & bottom.  Next down is a GBD Prehistoric, also
with a replacement stem.  Pipe is in good cond.  Does that
fancy band cover a crack in the shank?  I can't see one, but no
promises in that dep't.  The Canadian is a Peterson shamrock
from the old "Made in Ireland" era, original stem and band.  The
cond. is exc., but there are two more fills in this pipe than there
are islands in the Philippine archipelago.  Hardcastle Old
Bruyere Giant.  It's not a giant pipe.  At most, it's a large Grp. 4.
The cond. is good, and it sits up, but there is burning on the
outer rim.  Not where it effects the chamber, but a bit unsightly.