Looking to see if anyone can tell me anything about a new pipe I just purchased- such as age, if it's a 'good one', if it is more suited for a specific type of tobacco, etc. It is a Regal Bulldog with a white Spade and it takes filters. The shank appears to be about an inch long and from the bit to a silver band is about 3 inches. I did a bit of research and apparently the shorter shank models are older (?) That's all I know.. BTW-Paid $8.88 for it off ebay with free shipping, needs to be cleaned a bit... Thanks for anything you can share.