I noticed in several other threads on this forum that many of you have and enjoy Falcon pipes. I recently downloaded the eBook version of Kathy Worth's book "Back from the Ashes: Uncovering the history of G.L. Hunt and the Falcon pipe". I am really enjoying the read and learning a lot about Falcons that I did not know. As a restorer, I keep an English "FDA" around for the purpose of checking bowl thread compatibility, but haven't gotten around to smoking it. I have searched eBay and found several US made #2, #3 and #4 pipes available. Also checked 'Smoking Metal" site. Great info and pics, but not much about collector value. From Kathy's book, I understand that the earliest Falcons produced (1947-1953? proceeding the Falcon #1) were not stamped with any identifying nomenclature at all, until inferior quality imitators started showing up. So there may be 'Falcons' out there that would be rare, but hard to positively identify. . . I think. My questions to any of you who may be Falcon collectors or connoisseurs are: 1. how common are the early (1953-1956?) US made, Falcon #1 pipes? 2. how would one determine their value? Look forward to your responses!