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Comoy's pipes were given shape numbers in the 1909 catalogue and also names for each shape, but it would seem that these numbers were NOT stamped on the pipes until sometime in the 1920's. The earliest known is from 1925. The shape numbers are all 3 digits until after the Cadogan acquisition of Comoy's in 1979, when some shapes were introduced with 4 digit numbers. However, they may have been introduced earlier in 1976, 1977 or 1978. On pre Cadogan pipes additional letters can be found after the three numbers:
 
Comoy's pipes were given shape numbers in the 1909 catalogue and also names for each shape, but it would seem that these numbers were NOT stamped on the pipes until sometime in the 1920's. The earliest known is from 1925. The shape numbers are all 3 digits until after the Cadogan acquisition of Comoy's in 1979, when some shapes were introduced with 4 digit numbers. However, they may have been introduced earlier in 1976, 1977 or 1978. On pre Cadogan pipes additional letters can be found after the three numbers:
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*M on Meerschaum lined pipes.
 
*M on Meerschaum lined pipes.
 
*P on Panel shaped bowls. ( This may not always be the case as I have now seen a photograph of a non panel Shape 309 with a P)
 
*P on Panel shaped bowls. ( This may not always be the case as I have now seen a photograph of a non panel Shape 309 with a P)
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'''Note:''' Bill Wagner, a collector of pre-Cadogan, shop-branded Comoys has an example of Comoy shape 388 who describes it as identical to shape 66 (Liverpool) in a side-by-side comparison, except the bowl is a bi-pointed oblong in cross-section. Pre-WW II country of origin marking, and stamped "Charlestowne" (for, or by the pipe shop of that name in South Carolina).
 
'''Note:''' Bill Wagner, a collector of pre-Cadogan, shop-branded Comoys has an example of Comoy shape 388 who describes it as identical to shape 66 (Liverpool) in a side-by-side comparison, except the bowl is a bi-pointed oblong in cross-section. Pre-WW II country of origin marking, and stamped "Charlestowne" (for, or by the pipe shop of that name in South Carolina).
 
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