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Sasieni Pipes

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Stonewall, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    Who owns one? Who likes them? Are they worth a hoot? What's with the dots? LoL!
     
  2. Coda

    Coda Well-Known Member

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    Well, I have a Sasieni second (Olde English), and it is my favorite briar...
     
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  3. Robert leslie

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    Just scored a two dot off the bay. I won a lot of ten pipes which included a dunhill, two petes, several English no names and a two dot sas. It is my understanding that sasieni was one of the first pipe makers A. Dunhill employed. He later broke off and started Sasieni pipes. After a legal battle over the dots sasieni had to add more dots to his pipes? The eight dot seems to be the most sought after. By the way I am not a pipe expert but i am staying at a holiday inn express tonight.
     
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  4. Robert leslie

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    The dunhill is very bottom left side. Go up two pipes and the one with the two dots is the Sasieni. These will all be restored and resold.?...........maybe.[​IMG]
     
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  5. JimInks

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    I own a two dot and a 4 dot and they are both very good smokers. Very easy to break in, too. A bargain for the price.
     
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  6. Stonewall

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    Interesting history behind these pipes. Almost parallel to several other big pipe makers.
     
  7. Ol Brokedik

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    I have three of their pipes. They're good quality for the money. Savinelli has a new offering called Autoritratto Self-Portrait Leonardo da Vinci Collection for around $140.00. Making only 150 rusticated in the run I got number 71.
     
  8. Bob K

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    Back in the day, the 4 dots were top of the line; 2 dots were lesser, usually less attractive grain. I probably have a dozen or more, and they're all quite good.

    When I was a kid, working for Jack Schwartz in Chicago, Ron Sasieni, then head of the family business, paid a visit. As I recall, he was a small man, bright red hair, quite pale. Funny, in that they were Italian Jews who moved to England in the mid 19th century (or so the story went).
     
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  9. ShilohHollow

    ShilohHollow Anchors Aweigh

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    I have a family era and current era and both are great smokers.
     
  10. ShilohHollow

    ShilohHollow Anchors Aweigh

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    By the way, I think they're worth several hoots.
     
  11. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    All family-era pipes are worth at least one hoot and most likely several. For many years the marque was a bargain, esp. on the estate market.
     
  12. Pschoppy48

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    Some thoughts:
    One dot- very rare..made in the early 1920's..legal trouble with Dunhill..had to change to 4 dots
    4 Dot Patent- made from the 1920's through about 1946 when Joel Sasieni passed away..4 dots so popular they went to 8
    8 Dot Patent- made from the 1920's through 1940's..too expensive to do 8 dots with the War..discontinued

    After 1946:
    Patent numbers discontinued, 8-Dot discontinued, script changed

    Family Era about 1921-1979. Pre-WWII pipes more sought after..made by the father/founder.
     
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