Loring's Dunhill Collection
By John C. Loring
Contributed by Yang Forcióri
This is a pictorial display of my pipe collection, eventually commentary will be added. Today the focus of the collection are Dunhills (approximately 160 pipes) and particularly those of the 1910s and 1920s, larger shapes from the 1930s - 1950s and larger DRs from the 1950s/1950s with LBs, LCs, OXs early ODs, Churchwardens and Carved Heads being of special interest.. My collection however, began far more generalized and the Other Brands (approximately 80 pipes) reflect the fond remnants of the same. I anticipate adding details and commentary over the next several months.
Since I've already been asked I suppose I should add that while every thing in life has a price, essentially these pipes are for display only and 'not for sale'. John C. Loring (7/14/09).
My DR collection is one of those that ‘just sort of happened’.
For instance, I was looking for larger early Duke Streets and the bulldog just happened to be a DR and the Poker, small Dublin and 1961 DRB LB were ‘wounded’ pipes that I picked up because they deserved to be repaired.
But along the way I came to the view that one of the high points of Dunhill pipe making came in the late 1950s and 1960s when Dunhill began to make DRs along the lines of some its larger standard shapes and now I actively seek out such pipes.
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