This has been posted elsewhere, but I don't think I've had enough external validation regarding this pipe yet Yesterday I took delivery of an unsmoked Lane era Charatan Selected Dublin. This pipe is a solid group 6, so I'll be using it for Lat blends. I'm not sure of the exact vintage, because this pipe does not have either of the customary hand made stampings that help put it in a date range, having only the make and line stamping common to all Charatans, and the Lane florid L. I have no way of knowing if this pipe is a 58-64 early Lane era or a 64-78 late. http://./images/csd1.jpg http://./images/csd2.jpg In every way, this pipe looks like it was made last year. I have put on my reading glasses and looked, and I can not find a single handling mark. The chamber was naked and perfect, til I put a break-in bowl of Burley through it last night. (I didn't buy this pipe to look at it, although this is the only pipe I ever had a twinge of doubt about striking the first match to it) The stem is perfect. Hope I don't have to fight to keep it that way. http://./images/csd3.jpg I have some nice pipes and I'm no stranger to PAD threads, though I don't think I've ever posted one here before. This is a special pipe. Charatan is one of my very favorite makes, and the Dublin is my single favorite shape. This is probably the most significant pipe I'll ever buy. http://./images/csd4.jpg This is also the nicest straight grain pipe I own, by a mile. Really tight and crisp. http://./images/csd5.jpg http://./images/csd6.jpg I'm going to love and take care of this one until it's someone else's turn to care for it for a while. It's a perfect example of a Lane era Charatan and I'm thrilled to have it on the rack.