A DUNHILL ODA SHAPE CHART
Written by John C. Loring
Contributed by Yang Forcióri
|803 Odd Bent (4) early dating extremely rare.||804 Odd Bent (4) early dating extremely rare.|
|818 Oom Paul (5) early dating extremely rare.||824 Brandy Glass early dating extremely rare.|
|854 Rhodesian, Full Bent early dating extremely rare.||861 Angled Squat Panel Bowl, Tapered Square Shank early dating extremely rare.||862 Dublin Panel early dating extremely rare.|
- 1. the pictured pipes are not in scale with each other.
- 2. heavily framed shapes indicate the semi giant shapes commonly termed today ODAs.
- 3.(4) & (5) indicate approximate group number size.
- 4. extremely rare is rarer then quite rare which in turn is rarer then rare.
- 5. all rarity indication go to the 1950s/1960s period for later, less collectible, years the situation may be quite different.
- 6. rarity does not necessarily translate into premium values non-semi giant shapes generally find little interest even at low prices even if extremely rare, and the same can hold true for less popular semi giant shapes. Conversely, relatively common but highly desirable shapes such as the 835 will sell at a premium because of their popularity. In other words value is the product of supply & demand, not rarity.
- 7. old inventory finished in 70s/80s refers to factory inventories of unfinished bowls that were set aside in the 1950s due to a lack of consumer demand (not all pipes later finished from these bowls were exactly consistent with the original shapes).
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