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Spadefan

Lets see your Grabow Silver Dukes

Silver Duke was made from late 50's or early 60's until 1992.

As far as I know all Silver Dukes were "banded", used an aluminum extension on the shank.

Mostly ajusto filter style but some push stem filter style were made.

Other history or details, please share.

I'll go first
TigerJack

Got a couple, G'Day

Steveaux

80

Spadefan

Spadefan

ozark southpaw

These two are in rotation and are among my favorites. The stem in the rustic pipe was originally in a Golden Duke that I destroyed.




Un-restored 22.



Skyliner pipes-

JoeMan

My only Silver Duke...a 6 paneled Dublin (was surely starting life as a #70,  until the factory must've found some kind of nasty flaw in it). Restored this after it came from Al in a box of "junk" pipe parts. This pipe looked to have been hit a couple times with a mallet, as it had 3 cracks from obvious compression.  Smokes great, and I don't think it will ever leave the farm before I do.

Steveaux

JoeMan wrote:
My only Silver Duke...a 6 paneled Dublin (was surely starting life as a #70,  until the factory must've found some kind of nasty flaw in it). Restored this after it came from Al in a box of "junk" pipe parts. This pipe looked to have been hit a couple times with a mallet, as it had 3 cracks from obvious compression.  Smokes great, and I don't think it will ever leave the farm before I do.



That's a real stunner, Joe. Straight, impeccably polished, and that grain looks like a cloudscape.

Shocked
TigerJack

Awesome grain there Joe , G'Day Sir
ozark southpaw

Found a couple more. The 69 is in rotation,missed it somehow the other day. The little panel was in a basket of unrestored pipes.

The panel is a tiny pipe and is a push stem. The stem appears to have the type of spade material used in the older pipes. Not only are they a tad larger but the material is different than that used in later pipes. Although it looks yellow in the photos it is not. Those type of spades do seem to take on a yellowish color-probably from age. The shank has the script style imported briar stamping. Stem appears to be original for the pipe.





vwdeano

Here's one.  Dandy little 65 I got in a swap with Sean.  It's a nice little looker.


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