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Pipe collectors, especially in America, pride themselves on having acquired Dunhill pipes in prime condition which were made in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's. If you have any, and would be willing to contribute them, please E-mail me. It is very difficult to tell from the web version I was working from. The Redbark is introduced in 1973 (Pipedia Sysop note: Other sources indicate the Redbark was introduced 1972 See example).Some collectors strive to acquire only those Dunhill pipes made between 1920 (when Dunhill stopped buying bowls turned in France in favor of those turned in London at the newly opened Dunhill bowl-turning facility) and 1928 (the year of Alfred Dunhill's retirement). If you have the original and can scan it and send it to me, that would fantastic! 1976-77: During this period the group number and finish code were dropped and the old shape numbers were dropped in favor of a new system.
"own design" - Denotes a pipe designed by the customer and carved to order. If you have the original and can scan it and send it to me, that would fantastic!usp=sharing&mid=1P724Go AZSvd PEl Yqmk D0N9Y-x Bt Eemz I petites_annonces_rencontres_malgaches, https://usp=sharing&mid=1z KJNDHREWw CYnp Mn8U4Ip4v9fr Aqs Ris dating_compatibility_calculator, https://Alfred Dunhill began to manufacture briar smoking pipes in 1910; the famous white spot first appeared on top of the hand-cut vulcanite mouthpiece in 1915 in order that the customer should know which part faced upwards. Shape numbers during this period had either 3, 4, or 5 digits.At about this same time a one year guarantee against defects was offered on the bowl of each pipe, and to insure against far older Dunhill pipes being replaced under this guarantee a simple dating code, showing the year of manufacture, was devised and stamped onto each pipe bowl. Over the ensuing years great interest has arisen over the "mystique" of the Dunhill pipe in general and the dating code in particular. "hand, worked" - A hand-carved (as opposed to machine-carved) pipe of classic design. Pipedia Contributor's note: I am hoping to have actual photos of this nomenclature here. 1971-75 As above, but with a double digit suffix number (sometimes underlined).