Ashton pipe dating
I would just enjoy the pipe and not really concern myself about when it was made. I think I'm gonna keep the pipe I've smoked it twice now and I really enjoyed it, it's a great smoke.
With Bill's health at the moment, it may be awhile before the birth of any more Ashton pipes. As I said, it's larger than what I usually smoke but given the high grade, the silver adornments and the generous size it will make a perfext "special occasion" pipe Here's a pic of it:wojtekpastuch; Another consideration deals with the silver band. However it's not the case with my pipe since the date code should be after the word England which is written in the opposite direction from the band, and there is about a centimeter of free space from the band anyway.
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I need some help with dating an Ashton pipe that the mailman has just delivered straight into my happy hands It is a Sovereign LX with silver band on shank and silver rim.
It is stamped on the left side "Ashton" below "SOVEREIGN" below to the left "LX" in an oval; on the right side it says "MADE IN" below "ENGLAND" with no date code. I love this pipe but it's pretty big for me, so I'll give it a try and smoke it a couple of times and in case I find it too big I might be willing to trade it for a nice dane of similiar value.
For example, if they saw a pipe in a shop in 1999 that had a date code from 1994, they were leary of buying it, thinking that something was wrong with the pipe if it had laid around unsold for 4 years.
I believe this was in the mid 1990s, and was just for a couple of years.
David Field (formerly the US importer) asked Bill Taylor to stop stamping the code since some retailers complained that potential customers would shy away from pipes that carried a code from several years earlier. Welcome to Tobacco Reviews, the most comprehensive pipe tobacco review resource you will find on earth, online or off.This database was built over many years by contributors from all over the world, and it now contains more than 84,000 reviews, with more being added every day.If this is your first visit, please take a little time exploring and learning the features this site offers.We hope you will register and begin adding your own reviews.