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Les Eight Dot et les FourDot étaient toutes deux commercialisées aux U.S.A avant-guerre, les Eight Dots coûtant cependant plus cher, alors que les deux pipes étaient faites de la même bruyère.
 
Les Eight Dot et les FourDot étaient toutes deux commercialisées aux U.S.A avant-guerre, les Eight Dots coûtant cependant plus cher, alors que les deux pipes étaient faites de la même bruyère.
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The post war years brought many changes at the Sasieni company, not the least of which was the death of Mr. Sasieni himself, in 1946. His son Alfred (named, perhaps, for his father’s arch-rival and former boss?) proved a worthy successor to his fathers’ business, and the company continued to thrive under his leadership. About this time the company started stamping “Four Dot” on the shanks of the pipes, to further capitalize on the now famous trademark’s prestige. There were other changes in both the shank nomenclature and the dots themselves, which will be reviewed in detail later on.
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Les années d’après-guerre apportèrent de nombreux changements chez Sasieni, dont le moindre ne fut pas le décès de Mr Sasieni lui-même en 1946. Son fils Alfred (nommé peut-être ainsi d’après le nom du rival et ancien patron de son père) se montra un digne successeur dans l’affaire paternelle, et l’entreprise continua sous sa direction. Ce fut vers cette époque que l’entreprise commença de marquer « Four Dot » sur la tige des pipes, afin de tirer davantage parti de la désormais célèbre marque prestigieuse. Il y eut également d’autres changements à la fois dans la nomenclature des tiges et sur les points eux-mêmes, changements sur lesquels nous reviendrons en détail plus loin.
    
Through the post war years, Sasieni added shapes and lines. While the Four Dot remained their most famous product, the company also sold lines of “seconds” under various names, such as Mayfair, Fantail, Olde English, and Friar. These were pipes made of good wood, but possessed of some flaw, usually filled with putty. Pipes that were almost, but not quite, good enough to be a Four Dot were sold as Two Dots. I have two of these pipes in my collection. Both pipes are quite striking, exhibiting exquisite shapes and exceptional grain. At first I wondered why they were not Four Dots. Eventually, after long inspection, I discovered each pipe contained one very small filled flaw. In spite of this they remain two of my favorite pipes. However, it is clear Sasieni was determined to put the Four Dot logo on only the most perfect pipes.
 
Through the post war years, Sasieni added shapes and lines. While the Four Dot remained their most famous product, the company also sold lines of “seconds” under various names, such as Mayfair, Fantail, Olde English, and Friar. These were pipes made of good wood, but possessed of some flaw, usually filled with putty. Pipes that were almost, but not quite, good enough to be a Four Dot were sold as Two Dots. I have two of these pipes in my collection. Both pipes are quite striking, exhibiting exquisite shapes and exceptional grain. At first I wondered why they were not Four Dots. Eventually, after long inspection, I discovered each pipe contained one very small filled flaw. In spite of this they remain two of my favorite pipes. However, it is clear Sasieni was determined to put the Four Dot logo on only the most perfect pipes.

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