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Pipe collectors, especially in America, pride themselves on having acquired Dunhill pipes in prime condition which were made in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's. If you have any, and would be willing to contribute them, please E-mail me. It is very difficult to tell from the web version I was working from. The Redbark is introduced in 1973 (Pipedia Sysop note: Other sources indicate the Redbark was introduced 1972 See example).
Some collectors strive to acquire only those Dunhill pipes made between 1920 (when Dunhill stopped buying bowls turned in France in favor of those turned in London at the newly opened Dunhill bowl-turning facility) and 1928 (the year of Alfred Dunhill's retirement). If you have the original and can scan it and send it to me, that would fantastic! 1976-77: During this period the group number and finish code were dropped and the old shape numbers were dropped in favor of a new system.
And even if this list was made available it would be of little use to any but the most expert because it can only be used in conjunction with the most precise knowledge of the Dunhill pipe as it has changed in appearance over the years. If you have the original and can scan it and send it to me, that would fantastic!
But enough of the complications in dating Dunhill pipes. Root - introduced in 1930; signified by an "R" stamped on the shank through 1975.
Dating Zippo lighters produced in Canada from 1950 until 1986 is difficult due to the lack of date coding.
Fortunately, those date codes are a tremendous help today in the ability of collectors to correctly identify the year any given Zippo lighter was made.
: mailto:[email protected]: As above but with annual change of suffix number 6(1926) 7(1927) 8(1928) 9(1929) 0(1930) 11(1931) 12(1932) 13(1933) 14(1934).
"own design" - Denotes a pipe designed by the customer and carved to order. If you have the original and can scan it and send it to me, that would fantastic!
In 2001, the last two digits of the year were used along with the same letters for the months, and that system continues today.
Slim Zippo lighters were introduced in 1956 and had no date code on the bottom of the lighter. From 1957 through 1965, slims had different bottom date codes than did regular size Zippo lighters.