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The Sportsman pipe is by John Hudson Moore. It’s a company around in the 1940’s and I’ve seen an ad from 1947 showing their unique paneled rustic and smooth finish.  
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As you might expect a name like '''Sportsman''' has been used by several different pipe makers over the years. See also [[Tanganyika Meerschaum Corporation]], and the associated [[Amboseli]] company.
[[File:Sportsman13.jpg|thumb|Circa 1947 Ad, courtesy Doug Valitchka]]“Sportsman, Champion of Pipes” Ad states: “Looks good to the eye, look again. Notice how the bruyeres natural burl areas complement those smooth, polished planes. Sportsman smokes as sweet as it looks.” Pictured is 3 sportsman pipes and bird dog pointing bird. He had a line of toiletries in the 1940’s and the pipes seem a part of a larger product line for the sportsman of the day.
 
  
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The Sportsman pipe here predates those made in Tanzania and Turkey, and is by John Hudson Moore, a company from the 1940’s as seen in an ad from 1947 showing their unique paneled rustic and smooth finishes.
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[[File:Sportsman13.jpg|thumb|Circa 1947 Ad, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Sportsman 2.jpg|thumb|Courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Sportsman Ad.jpg|thumb|Courtesy Doug Valitchka]]“Sportsman, Champion of Pipes” Ad states: “Looks good to the eye, look again. Notice how the bruyeres natural burl areas complement those smooth, polished planes. Sportsman smokes as sweet as it looks.” Pictured is 3 sportsman pipes and bird dog pointing bird. He had a line of toiletries in the 1940’s and the pipes seem a part of a larger product line for the sportsman of the day.
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<gallery widths=300 heights=250 caption="Miniature plastic sportsman pipe in original box, courtesy Doug Valitchka">
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Latest revision as of 15:30, 30 June 2019

As you might expect a name like Sportsman has been used by several different pipe makers over the years. See also Tanganyika Meerschaum Corporation, and the associated Amboseli company.

The Sportsman pipe here predates those made in Tanzania and Turkey, and is by John Hudson Moore, a company from the 1940’s as seen in an ad from 1947 showing their unique paneled rustic and smooth finishes.

Circa 1947 Ad, courtesy Doug Valitchka
Courtesy Doug Valitchka
Courtesy Doug Valitchka

“Sportsman, Champion of Pipes” Ad states: “Looks good to the eye, look again. Notice how the bruyeres natural burl areas complement those smooth, polished planes. Sportsman smokes as sweet as it looks.” Pictured is 3 sportsman pipes and bird dog pointing bird. He had a line of toiletries in the 1940’s and the pipes seem a part of a larger product line for the sportsman of the day.