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So he definitely improved the shining hour, because he was one of the first, who was able to supply these innovative Danish freehands in considerable large numbers to the States. Smaller quantities went to Germany. Here however he didn't become as famous as in the USA, where especially his better pieces gained cult status. In other respects Celius' business developed well, too. For instance he was contracted by [[W.Ø. Larsen]] of Copenhagen to supply pipes as Hans Jonny Nielsen (→ [[Former]]), at that time master of Larsen's workshop, confirmed. Anyhow, in it's best times Celius’ manufacture employed close to 20 co-workers.
 
So he definitely improved the shining hour, because he was one of the first, who was able to supply these innovative Danish freehands in considerable large numbers to the States. Smaller quantities went to Germany. Here however he didn't become as famous as in the USA, where especially his better pieces gained cult status. In other respects Celius' business developed well, too. For instance he was contracted by [[W.Ø. Larsen]] of Copenhagen to supply pipes as Hans Jonny Nielsen (→ [[Former]]), at that time master of Larsen's workshop, confirmed. Anyhow, in it's best times Celius’ manufacture employed close to 20 co-workers.
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But all the same, Celius wasn't able to make this periodically big success an enduring success. If this depended on mercantilistic deficiencies or if the often claimed minor quality of the bulk of his pipes caused the decline, will presumeably remain an unanswered question. As well it mustn't be disregarded that there were mighty - if not superior - concurrents in the field of mainly machine-made semi-freehands like the manufactures of [[Erik Nørding]], [[Karl Erik]] (†), [[Preben Holm]] (†), [[Søren]] and others more. Celius moved away from Bogø around 1970 and sold his shop and the Celius name to a man named Randsborg who continued with the business until 1975-76, when he closed the shop. Durring this period some of the Celius pipes were also stamped '''"Randsborg"'''.
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[[File:Jens Peter Ransborg - pibemager.jpg|thumb|left|Jens Peter Ransborg, courtesy [https://sites.google.com/view/bogoehistorie/bog%C3%B8-arbejder/industri-og-fabrikation#h.p_ZLukR4iWxOlY Ellen Ransborg Lassen]]]But all the same, Celius wasn't able to make this periodically big success an enduring success. If this depended on mercantilistic deficiencies or if the often claimed minor quality of the bulk of his pipes caused the decline, will presumeably remain an unanswered question. As well it mustn't be disregarded that there were mighty - if not superior - concurrents in the field of mainly machine-made semi-freehands like the manufactures of [[Erik Nørding]], [[Karl Erik]] (†), [[Preben Holm]] (†), [[Søren]] and others more. Celius moved away from Bogø around 1970 and sold his shop and the Celius name to a man named Jens Peter Ransborg, who continued with the business until 1975-76, when he closed the shop. During this period some of the Celius pipes were also stamped '''"Ransborg"'''.
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[[File:Celius Andersen.JPG|thumb|300px|'''Courtesy, Stig Andersen''': These pipes have no stamps but the bottom right pipe was made for him by his father, Henning, and is not a Celius model. The finish of the pipe in the upper left and was made with a drill and then sandblasted, the same finish as the Grade 2 Fantasy pipe in the gallery bellow]][[File:CeliusKing17-2.JPG|thumb|300px|CELIUS KING 17 a shape one sees in other CELIUS pipes in the chess series, Courtesy David Cuneo]][[File:CeliusKing17.JPG|thumb|300px|CELIUS KING 17, Courtesy David Cuneo]][[File:Celius.jpg|thumb|300px|Celius Box and Sock, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Celius-fancy.jpg|thumb|300px|Celius Fancy presentation, courtesy Doug Valitchka]]Shortly after Randsorg closed the shop, Celius returned to see if he could make another go of it. One of Celius's original employees was a  pipemaker by the name of Henning Andersen who worked part time with Celius during his second run in the business. Andersen's son, Stig related an account that his father helped with the Celius pipes as well as a small production of handmade pipes for Stanwell. Andersen also worked along side Celius from the beginning on Bogø and later for Randsborg, making many of the fantasy pipes and other handmades. Many thanks to Stig for his help with this information.
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[[File:Celius Andersen.JPG|thumb|300px|'''Courtesy, Stig Andersen''': These pipes have no stamps but the bottom right pipe was made for him by his father, Henning, and is not a Celius model. The finish of the pipe in the upper left and was made with a drill and then sandblasted, the same finish as the Grade 2 Fantasy pipe in the gallery bellow]][[File:CeliusKing17-2.JPG|thumb|300px|CELIUS KING 17 a shape one sees in other CELIUS pipes in the chess series, Courtesy David Cuneo]][[File:CeliusKing17.JPG|thumb|300px|CELIUS KING 17, Courtesy David Cuneo]][[File:Celius.jpg|thumb|300px|Celius Box and Sock, courtesy Doug Valitchka]][[File:Celius-fancy.jpg|thumb|300px|Celius Fancy presentation, courtesy Doug Valitchka]]Shortly after Ransborg closed the shop, Celius returned to see if he could make another go of it. One of Celius's original employees was a  pipemaker by the name of Henning Andersen who worked part time with Celius during his second run in the business. Andersen's son, Stig related an account that his father helped with the Celius pipes as well as a small production of handmade pipes for Stanwell. Andersen also worked along side Celius from the beginning on Bogø and later for Ransborg, making many of the fantasy pipes and other handmades. Many thanks to Stig for his help with this information.
    
The second period was characterized by many ups and downs, and his success remained inconstant and changeable. He never managed to match the top quality of his teacher Rasmussen or the students of Rasmussen's workshop like Sven Knudsen, Former Nielsen or Tom Eltang. Svend Axel Celius moved to Fyn in the late 1980's and lived there until his death around 1999/2000
 
The second period was characterized by many ups and downs, and his success remained inconstant and changeable. He never managed to match the top quality of his teacher Rasmussen or the students of Rasmussen's workshop like Sven Knudsen, Former Nielsen or Tom Eltang. Svend Axel Celius moved to Fyn in the late 1980's and lived there until his death around 1999/2000

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