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1951 Dunhill Catalog --- (very very very image heavy)

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  1. misterlowercase

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    Fantastic post! I have a 1950 shape 463 bruyere as pictured on page 7 of this catalog, it smokes like a dream!

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    Thanks Troy. That's a lovely reference point to have available.

    -- Pat

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    Yet another treat from MLC! Excellent post, as always.

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    :
    Super extra special bonus Dunhill miscellaneous ephemera images!
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    Wow what a post. Such expensive items. £620 in old money for a cigarette case and only 21/ for nightcap and EMP

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    Another magnificent piece of research and imagery, mlc - yet another 'magnum opus' saved to my computer!!

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    Wonderful, Troy. Thanks again.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    The "good ol' days" Thank you my friend!
    Dan
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    I'll have one of each, thanks.

    (awesome post)

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    I like that ashtray with an "asbestos covered pad"!

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    Imagine, they even sold a smoking armchair - well, an armchair used for when smoking!

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    Very cool post. Love the images....!

    Steve 'Top' Downey
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    I was really surprised to see some of the unconventional shapes in the catalog. I'd never have guessed that Dunhill did anything like the SSK, for example.

    I'm a little surprised that we don't see more of these items on the used/auction market.

    Bob

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    I was really surprised to see some of the unconventional shapes in the catalog. I'd never have guessed that Dunhill did anything like the SSK, for example.

    I'm a little surprised that we don't see more of these items on the used/auction market.

    Bob

    I think that collectors tend to hang onto the more rare examples, they are highly sought after and command very high prices when offered on the market.

    I'd love to have one of the Dunhill meerschaums in the traditional billiard, but even those are somewhat rare and go for mad money.

    Quite a few of them, I'd imagine, trade privately between well-seasoned and very serious collectors, thus never really seeing the open market.

    The older catalogs show even more bizarre shapes,
    the "quaint shapes"...

    ...and they would also make bespoke pipes according to the customers specification,
    talk about full service!

    ...for those who haven't seen them, the old catalogs are fun to look through, and I especially appreciate the fact that they're available for online viewing, because the actual printed physical object itself usually sells for mad money too, and they don't pop up that often.

    Look here on Chris Keene's most excellent PipePages,
    one of the best resources available for the enthusiast:
    http://pipepages.com/dunhill.htm

    And,
    Fine Pipes International has made available the 1927 catalog for universal viewing:
    http://www.finepipes.com/gallery/dunhill-about-smoke.html

    And,
    Gary B. Schrier gifted us with some high quality reprints well worth the small investment to obtain them, great to hold in hand and leisurely look through --- he did a cracker of a job on an excellent reproduction!
    http://www.briarbooks.com/Dunhill_1928_Catalogue.php

    http://www.briarbooks.com/Christmas_Companion_Set.html

    And,
    John C. Loring has been one of the most important figures in Dunhill history that his influence cannot be matched, he really really knew his stuff, and was kind enough to share all of the knowledge openly, or at least much of his knowledge, which was extraordinarily deep, that he had hardfought for and did much vigorous legwork to obtain, through the many years of his collecting.

    He was an absolute treasure to enthusiasts everywhere.

    God bless his Holy Soul!

    http://loringpage.com/pipearticles/pipearticles.htm

    It took me a while to actually come around to liking Dunhill,
    then I experienced a sudden shift of opinion and went into a full-fledged White Spot fever!

    I'm not ashamed to admit that I am a Dunhill enthusiast.

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    Thanks for the post MLC - excellent!

    "Be seeing you"


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    This is my 1959 33F/T, love the elegant shank/stem ratio

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    Enjoyed it. Thanks.

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    This is my 1959 33F/T, love the elegant shank/stem ratio

    That is gorgeous - thanks for sharing.

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    :clap:

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    really cool pictures

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    Awesome post! As someone who stalks estate pipes on ebay this is a wonderful reference!

    "Never laugh at live dragons."
    -J.R.R. Tolkien
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    It took me a while to actually come around to liking Dunhill,
    then I experienced a sudden shift of opinion and went into a full-fledged White Spot fever!

    I'm not ashamed to admit that I am a Dunhill enthusiast.

    Another awesome post Troy!

    I fully recognize your words. It also took a while for me to like Dunhill. I was my believe that it was for snobs, and I hate snobs.. So I took a liking to Peterson, the working man's pipe. Until out of curiosity I bought a cheap Dunhill from a fellow forum member and I started to read about the Dunhill history, I love history And yes, I also have a lot to thank to John Loring. That Dunhill pipe smoked better than all my Petersons combined so I started buying more estate Dunhills (I will never buy a new one) which resulted in me getting rid off my small Peterson collection (still have a couple left but those are rarely smoked). In my opinion Dunhill has the best all-around pipes. Yes, some other pipes smoke drier, some taste better but all-around I like Dunhill best. And especially the pre-'68 ones.

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    the same story here. after I got some dunnies I gave away all my stanwells and petersons to my friends with curiosities on pipe smoking.

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    Arno and Halfy --

    yep, me too.
    I did used to think they were for snobs,
    boy was I wrong!

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    I love the history of Dunhill. Awesome post. Thanks.

    Bo
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    I was really surprised to see some of the unconventional shapes in the catalog. I'd never have guessed that Dunhill did anything like the SSK, for example.

    One went up on the block today...

    WOW - Dunhill SSK Pipe - Rare - Probably 1954

    I wonder if it will sell?

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