My new Dunhill and Barling's

Discussion in 'Need Pipe Smoking Advice? Ask an Old Fart!' started by KingsTarantula, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula Active Member

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    My friend George gave me these 2 pipes and I want to know what are the markings mean on them. What can anyone tell me?


    the Dunhill pipe:
    DUNHILL
    BRUYERE
    ODA
    F/T
    850



    Otherside: MADE IN
    ENGLAND!! 13




    The Barking's pipe:
    BARLING'S
    MAKE
    YE OLDE WOOD T.V.F.
    240




    otherside: MADE IN
    ENGLAND
    EXEXEL




    top of stem: BARLING'S

    bottom of stem: R???
    9????

    Note: I can not tell with the question marks say specifically. If anyone had any questions for me please do ask. If you would like closer up pictures please do let me know.
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  2. daveinlax

    daveinlax Member

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    Both pipes are very nice collectable English Firsts (no fills) the Barling's cross grain is IMO special.
    The ODA and EXEXEL are size, for there time large.
    The 850 and 240 are the shapes.
    TVF The Very Finest.
    FT Fish Tail stem.
    13 = 1973
    You have two pipe worthy of professional restoration. That 240 is something very special! :confused:
  3. JohnG

    JohnG Member

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    Please introduce me to George.....
  4. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    What Dave said.

    Nice Dunny.
    Very Nice Barling ( Pre-Transition)
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  5. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Both those pipes would fetch a premium on Ebay.
    Amazing gift, love the ODA, that's a $300.00 piece (IMO)
    Congrats KT! Glad for ya.
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  6. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula Active Member

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    Thanks for all of that info Dave. There is so much there I didn't know. I do appreciate you taking the time to write that up.
  7. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula Active Member

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    What do you mean by "Pre-Transition"?
  8. cmatsangos

    cmatsangos Active Member

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    Lovely pipes. Enjoy them both!
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  9. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Go read Pipedia.
    You now have TWO pipes with extensive histories.

    In a nutshell, Pre-Transition is what every Barling collector is after. For a lot of reasons.
  10. nicktrap

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    The Barling has me drooling, I want one but no way could afford a pre transition. Now that is good friend.
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  11. furious

    furious Active Member

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    That's some friend!! Enjoy as both are first rate pipes.
  12. KleinToit

    KleinToit Member

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    with friends like George who needs... uhhm, uuhhh, m o r e f r i e n d s? hmmm... :bag::nwor::shead:
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  13. furious

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    One more thing: the saddle billiard with the patented Dental bit is classic Barling. Also the EXEXEL size is the largest of pre-transition regular production and was the preferred size of Monty Barling himself.

    That is a real winner you have there and the rim should clean up nicely.
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  14. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula Active Member

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    Thanks furious!
  15. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Active Member

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    Well aren't those some darn fine looking pipes! Enjoy them both quite thoroughly.