I broke down and got my first Dunhill this week. It's a tan shell bent billiard from 1979, fully restored and in great condition. The reason I went with this pipe was because it's from the year of my birth, and me being a sentimental fool, I'd never consider my collection anywhere near "complete" until I have at least one pipe from 1979. It's a great little pipe, and so far it is proving to be a really good smoker. Given my experience with Dunhill pipes are limited to a single smoke so far on this little number, I don't know how it stacks up to the rest of the Dunhill experience. I don't know yet if the pipes are overrated for their new price or worth every penny. But anyway, have you ever tracked down pipes from the year you were born, or received such a piece as a gift?