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===Why Collect Sasieni’s?=== <!--T:46-->
 
===Why Collect Sasieni’s?=== <!--T:46-->
[[File:Sasieni stump.jpg|thumb|Old Brochure Featuring Sasieni Stump, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Sasieni4Dot.jpg|thumb|4 dot Brochure Page, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Sasieni Old England.jpg|thumb|Early Old England Shape Chart, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Sasieni Pipe Shapes.jpg|thumb|Shape Chart, courtesy Doug Valitchka]]
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[[File:Sasieni stump.jpg|thumb|Old Brochure Featuring Sasieni Stump, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Sasieni4Dot.jpg|thumb|4 dot Brochure Page, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Sasieni Old England.jpg|thumb|Early Old England Shape Chart, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:SasieniShapes.jpg|thumb|Shape Chart, courtesy Michael DiCuccio]][[File:Sasieni Pipe Shapes.jpg|thumb|Shape Chart, courtesy Doug Valitchka]]
 
There are many reasons to collect these pipes, ranging from the purely monetary to the aesthetic and esoteric. While I personally do not collect pipes to make money, nor do I advise same, the fact remains a high grade, flawless, first quality pipe that currently sells for less than $100, and often less than $50, surely must have some potential for appreciation. No less an authority than the late Barry Levin himself once told me he felt Sasieni’s were severely under valued, but as time went by they would eventually take their rightful place next to Dunhill and Barling, as people came to appreciate the wonderful qualities of this pipe.
 
There are many reasons to collect these pipes, ranging from the purely monetary to the aesthetic and esoteric. While I personally do not collect pipes to make money, nor do I advise same, the fact remains a high grade, flawless, first quality pipe that currently sells for less than $100, and often less than $50, surely must have some potential for appreciation. No less an authority than the late Barry Levin himself once told me he felt Sasieni’s were severely under valued, but as time went by they would eventually take their rightful place next to Dunhill and Barling, as people came to appreciate the wonderful qualities of this pipe.
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#Richard Carleton Hacker, The Ultimate Pipe Book, 2nd ed. (1984; reprint, Beverly Hills, CA: Autumngold Publishing, 1989), 234. Quoted with the author’s permission.
 
#Richard Carleton Hacker, The Ultimate Pipe Book, 2nd ed. (1984; reprint, Beverly Hills, CA: Autumngold Publishing, 1989), 234. Quoted with the author’s permission.
 
#Theodore Justin Gage, “The Sasieni Pipe: A Discriminating Collector’s Delight,” Levin Pipes International’s The Complete Smoker Monograph #2, October, 1993. Quoted with the author’s permission.
 
#Theodore Justin Gage, “The Sasieni Pipe: A Discriminating Collector’s Delight,” Levin Pipes International’s The Complete Smoker Monograph #2, October, 1993. Quoted with the author’s permission.
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== Early Catalog ==
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<gallery mode="slideshow" caption="An early Sasieni Catalog, courtesy Doug Valitchka'>
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*We have a PDF copy of the above [https://pipedia.org/images/d/da/Sasieni_1935.pdf 1935 Catalog], courtesy Michael DiCuccio
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*We have a PDF copy of the [https://pipedia.org/images/1/1b/Sasieni_1965.pdf 1965 Catalog], courtesy Michael DiCuccio
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*We have a PDF copy of a [https://pipedia.org/images/5/55/Sasieni_Shapes.pdf Sasieni Shape Chart], courtesy Michael DiCuccio
    
== Sasieni Seconds == <!--T:60-->
 
== Sasieni Seconds == <!--T:60-->
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OldEngland01.jpg
 
OldEngland01.jpg
 
OldEngland07.jpg
 
OldEngland07.jpg
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<gallery widths=250 heights=250 caption="Sasieni Litewate examples, courtesy Doug Valitchka">
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File:Litewate01.jpg
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<gallery widths=250 heights=185 caption="A Barclay Example. Early, with two yellow dots, courtesy Doug Valitchka">
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Doug Valitchka and a fellow collector on eBay have done some research as to the XS marks that appear on some Sasieni pipes, and what they may mean. The following are the results:
 
Doug Valitchka and a fellow collector on eBay have done some research as to the XS marks that appear on some Sasieni pipes, and what they may mean. The following are the results:
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With the help of Al Jones I obtained the three pages of brochure. Al sent me the link: [https://pipesmagazine.com/forums/threads/date-ranges-of-sasieni-shapes.40180/]
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With the help of Al Jones I obtained the three pages of a brochure. Al sent me the link: [https://pipesmagazine.com/forums/threads/date-ranges-of-sasieni-shapes.40180/]
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I had difficulties to see the images at the end of the blog on my browser ie. Chrome so I attach the images for you.
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The S Chart in particular is helpful in deciphering what the XS stamp means.
You know the one page on the middle, but the third at the top contains explanation to XS stamp.
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'''XS''' = premium priced shape in all grades
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'''XS*''' = premium priced in 4 Dot grades only
    
<gallery widths=250 heights=400 caption="The Brochure pages alluded to in the discussion, courtesy Doug Valitchka. Click to enlarge">
 
<gallery widths=250 heights=400 caption="The Brochure pages alluded to in the discussion, courtesy Doug Valitchka. Click to enlarge">
Sasnieni Litewate (1).jpg
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Sasnieni Litewate (1).jpg|Litewate
Sasnieni S Chart.jpg
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Sasnieni S Chart.jpg|S Chart
File:Sasnieni Shapes.jpg
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File:Sasnieni Shapes.jpg|Sasieni Shapes
 
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</gallery>
  

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