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Like Dunhill, Parker pipes are date stamped, but differently than Dunhill. The Parker date code always followed the '''MADE IN LONDON''' over '''ENGLAND''' stamping. The first year's pipes (1923) had no date code; from 1924 on it ran consecutively from 1 to 19.
There is no indication of a date code for the war years. Parker was not a government approved pipe manufacturer, while Dunhill and Hardcastle were. During the war years Parker manufactured the "Wunup" pipe made of bakelite and clay. A  Thanks to Jason Lynn, we now have photos of the following Parker pipe with a 19 date code has been reported, indicating there was perhaps some production of briar pipes as wellduring the war years. This pipe appears to have a replacement stem, or perhaps the unusual stem had to do with the war.  <gallery widths=300 heights=200 caption="Parker with a 19 date code, but no dating recordwith what appears to be a replacement stem, courtesy Jason Lynn">File:Parker19-1.jpgFile:Parker19-2.jpgFile:Parker19-3. jpg</gallery> 
From 1945 through 1949 the Parker date code runs from 20 to 24 and from 1950 through 1957 it runs from an underlined and raised 0 to an underlined and raised 7.

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