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[[Image:parker1.jpg|thumb|300px|Estate Parker Select, courtesy, [http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/estate/england/ Smokingpipes.com]]]In 1922 the Parker Pipe Co Limited was formed by Alfred Dunhill to finish and market what Dunhill called its "failings" or what has come to be called by collectors as seconds. Previuos to that time, Dunhill marketed its own "faillings", often designated by a large "X" over the typical Dunhill stamping or "Damaged Price" with the reduced price actually stamped on the pipe.
It is evident through the Dunhill factory stamp
log that Parker and Dunhill were closely linked at the factory level through the 1950s, but the difference was not limited to a few minor flaws that made a pipe destined to be a Dunhill suddenly a Parker. Most Dunhill "faillings" would have been graded out of the Dunhill line after bowl turning , and prior to stoving, curing, carving, bit work and finishing. Due to reducing costs in order to for Parkers to meet their intended price point, they would not have been subjected to the same rigorous process and care as the Dunhill production was.
After the war, and especially after the mid 1950s the differences between Parker and Dunhill became even more evident, and with the merger of Parker with Hardcastle Pipe Ltd, in 1967 the Parker pipe must be considered as an independent product. There is no record of Parker ever being marketed by Dunhill either in it's retail catalog or stores.