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A DUNHILL ERRATA SHEET FOR R. C. HACKER'S "RARE SMOKE"  (10/8/99)

Since Richard Hacker's new book "Rare Smoke" has come out I have received a number of inquiries as to the accuracy of what he writes about Dunhill pipes. The following are the errors (in italics with the book page number in parenthesis) that I have spotted in my initial read together with the correction.

Initially Dunhill made three ODA Canadian shapes:  the 845 the largest bowl, the 851 a bit smaller bowl, and the 850 the smallest bowl.  In terms of the shank length the 851 is the longest.  The 845 is a fairly common shape.  The 850 is some what rare but usually doesn't command that high a price because of its small bowl size.  The 851 is quite rare and quite desirable.  In the mid to late 1970s Dunhill also made a  variety of Canadian shapes that were stamped ODA without  a shape number., generally these pipes had wider shanks of varying lengths with bowls around the size of an 845.  In addition to the oval shanked ODA Canadians Dunhill also made a very long pencil shanked billiard, the 841 (a rare and desirable pipe) which while not a Canadian as it is not oval shanked, is sometime referred to as being such because of its long shank..  One can speculate that Hacker's confusion lies in hearing but not fully digesting the above.

 

Link to Dunhill Book Errata & Update Page

Link to Pre '25 Dunhill Dating Guide

Link to Dunhill Tobacco Tins Paper

Link to Dating English Tinned Tobacco Paper

Link to Tobacco Inventory

Link to my 'Pipes For Sale' Page

Email mdloring@gmail.com