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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.
[[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]][[File:Sportsman14.jpg|thumb|Miniature plastic Sportsman pipe in original box, 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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