Dunhill Pipe Shapes – collated by Eric W. Boehm


Blog by Eric Boehm

This collated information was collected by Eric Boehm and Permission was granted to include it here on the blog. Many thanks to Eric for the information he has collected for us.

Briar & Leaf Followers,

For years, I have been interested in collecting and smoking Dunhill pipes. During this time, I have been an avid follower of the late John C. Loring, his collections, and his writings on the subject of Dunhill pipes. I have also tried to collect all of the published Dunhill catalogs. Despite the occasional listings of Dunhill pipe shapes in various catalogs, books and on the web, I had yet to come across a single complete list of published Dunhill pipe shapes. Thus, the impetus for the current listings.

The tables below follow a set pattern for each shape entry. First, the shape category is listed in bold, then, for each entry, I have provided the shape number, a short descriptor, group number estimate, size (inches), catalog presence, and the modern shape number equivalent.

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Shape Descriptor Group Size Catalog(s) Modern #

Billiards

31 Billiard, tapered bit 1 4¾” 1928, 1950 3
32 Billiard, tapered bit 1 5″ 1928, 50, 60, 69 3
34 Billiard, tapered bit (Dental) 2 5½” 1928, 50, 60, 69 3
35 Billiard, tapered bit (Dental) 3 5½” 1928, 50, 60, 69 3
35 Airstream billiard, tapered 3 5″ 1950, 1969 3
39 Billiard, saddle bit 3 5½” 1950, 1969 3
41 Billiard, tapered bit 1928 3
44 Billiard, oval shank, tapered 3 5¾ 1928, 50, 60, 69 3
57 Army mount billiard 3 6½” 1928, 50, 69 3
59 Billiard, tapered bit 4 5¾” 1928, 50, 69 3
60 Billiard, tapered bit 4 5½” 1928, 50, 60, 69 3
59 Bamboo billiard 4 5¾” 1950, 1969 3
60 Bamboo billiard 4 5½” 1950, 1969 3
59 Airstream billiard, tapered bit 4 5¾” 1950, 1969 3
60 Airstream billiard (Dental) 4 5½” 1950 3
64 Billiard, tapered bit 1 5½” 1950, 1969 3
66 Billiard, tapered, stand-up 1928
70 Army mount billiard 2 1928, 50, 69 3
72 Billiard, canted, oval, tapered 1928
92 Army mount billiard 4 1950, 1969 3
94 Army mount billiard (Dublin?) 1928
104 Billiard, canted, oval, tapered 4 5½” 1928,1950, 1969 3
105 Billiard, tapered bit 1 5¼” 1950, 1969 3
111 Billiard, tapered bit 3 5¼” 1950, 1960, 1969 3
113 Billiard, long tapered bit 2 5½” 1928, 50, 60, 69 3
114 Billiard, extended tapered bit 1 5¼” 1928, 50, 69 3
116 Billiard, extended tapered bit 1928
126 Billiard, tapered bit 1928
131 Billiard, diamond shank, tapered 1928
164 Billiard, tapered, stand-up 1928
171 Billiard, tapered, stand-up 1928
196 Billiard, tapered bit 4 5½” 1928, 1950, 1969 3
197 Billiard, extended tapered bit 4 6½” 1950, 1969 3
248 Billiard, tapered bit 1 5¼” 1950, 1960, 1969 3
249 Billiard, tapered bit 1 5¾” 1950, 1969 3
250 Billiard, long tapered bit 2 5¾” 1960, 1969 3
250 The Windscreen Pipe 2 5¾” 1960 3
251 Billiard, tapered bit (Relief bit) 3 5¾” 1950 3
251 Airstream billiard, tapered bit 4 5¾” 1950 3
251 The Windscreen Pipe 5 5¾” 1950, 1969
252 Billiard, tapered bit 4 5¾” 1950, 1969 3
253 Billiard, tapered bit 4 57/8″ 1950, 1969 3
260 Billiard, tapered bit 2 5½” 1950, 1969 3
305 Riding or Sport 2 3¼ 1928, 1950, 1969 3
332 Billiard, canted, oval 1928
335 Billiard, canted, oval 1928
576 Billiard, saddle bit 1 5″ 1950, 1960, 1969 3
577 Billiard, saddle bit 2 4¾” 1950, 60 (5″), 69 3
632 Billiard, saddle bit 1 5¼” 1950, 1969 3
634 Billiard, saddle bit 2 5¼” 1950, 1969 3
635 Billiard, saddle bit 3 5¾” 1950, 1969 3
635 The Windscreen Pipe 3 1969 3
659 Billiard, saddle bit 4 5½” 1950, 1969 3
660 Billiard, saddle bit 4 5½” 1950, 1969 3
710 Billiard, tapered bit 4 5½” 1950, 1969 3
715 Scandinavian billiard 2 5″ 1950, 1969 3
LB Billiard, large, tapered bit 4 5¾” 1928, 1950, 1969 3
LBS Billiard, large, tapered bit 4 6½” 1950, 1969 3

Bent Billiards

50 Bent billiard army shank 1928 2
51 Bent billiard army shank 1928 2
52 Bent billiard, short cut bowl 1928 2
53 Bent billiard 3 5¼” 1928, 50, 60, 69 2
53 Bent Windscreen Pipe 3 1969
54 Bent billiard 2 4¾” 1928, 1950, 1969 2
56 Bent billiard 4 5½” 1928, 50, 60, 69 2
120 Bent billiard, large 4 6″ 1950, 1969 2
121 Bent billiard, oval shank 2
132 Bent billiard, straight sided bowl, 1928 2
306 Bent billiard, large round brandy 1928 2
321 Bent billiard, large flat bowl, 2
329 Bent billiard, large round apple bowl 1928 2
LC Bent billiard, very large, quaint shape 1928 2

Apples

67 Apple triangular shank stand-up, angled tapered bit 1928 1
85 Apple, round shank, reg. tapered bit 1928 1
97 Army mounts (silver) straight apple 1928 1
98 Army mounts (silver) straight apple 1928 1
107 Apple, tapered bit 3 5¼ 1928, 1950, 1969 1
110 Apple, long tapered bit 1 5½” 1928, 1950, 1960 1
112 Apple, tapered bit 2 5¾” 1928, 1950, 1960 1
115 Apple, canted, extended tapered 1928 1
191 Apple, beveled, short shank, extended tapered bit 1928 1
256 Apple, long saddle bit 2 5¼” 1950, 1960 1
308 Apple Army Mount (Silver) push bit 1928 1
309 Apple Army Mount (Silver) push bit 1928 1
310 Apple Army Mount (Silver) push bit 1928 1
311 Apple Army Mount (Silver) push bit 1928 1
376 Apple, bowl canted forward, extended tapered bit 1928 1
K Apple, tapered bit 4 5¼” 1950, 1960 1

Pots

463 Pot, long tapered bit 2 5¾” 1950, 1960, 1969 6
501 Pot, tapered bit 3 5¾” 1950, 1969 6
R Pot, tapered bit, “Quaint” 4 5¼” 1928, 50, 60, 69 6

Princes

258 Prince, apple-like, long straight
tapered bit 1 5¾” 1950, 1960, 1969 7
314 Prince, slightly bent tapered 2 6¼” 1950, 1969 7
315 Prince, straight tapered bit 2 6¼” 1950, 1969 7
FE Prince, large, squat apple-like bowl (Quaint in 1928) 4 6½” 1928, 1950, 1969 7
FET Prince (upright) large squat applelike bowl (Quaint in 1928) 4 6¼” 1928, 50, 60, 69 7

Canadians

335 Canadian, oval shank, short tapered bit 3 5¾” 1928, 1950, 1969 9
EC Canadian, oval shank, short tapered bit (Quaint in 1928) 4 5½” 1928, 1950, 1969 9
850 Canadian, over-sized OD850, Giant, short tapered bit 8¾ 1950, 1969 9

Liverpools

33 Liverpool, tapered 2 5¼” 1928, 50, 60, 69 10
36 Liverpool, large, tapered 4 5½” 1928, 50, 60, 69 10
331 Liverpool, long shank, tapered 3 6″ 1950, 1969 10

Lovats

37 Lovat, short, thick, saddle 1928 11
38 Lovat, long shank, saddle bit 3 4¾” 1928, 50, 60, 69 11
40 Lovat, long shank, saddle bit 4 5″ 1928, 1950, 1969 11
481 Lovat, long shank, saddle bit 1 5″ 1950, 1969 11

Dublins

42 Dublin, tapered bit 3 5½” 1928, 50, 60, 69 5
43 Dublin, tapered bit 2 4¾” 1928, 50, 69 5
65 Dublin, tapered bit 1928
73 Dublin, tapered bit 1928
77 Dublin, tapered bit 1928
130 Dublin, long tapered bit 1 6¼” 1928, 1950, 1969 5
137 Dublin, long tapered bit 4 6¼” 1950, 1969 5
140 Dublin, peg, round shank 1928
142 Dublin, tapered bit 4 5¾ 1928, 1950, 1969 5
143 Dublin, long tapered bit 1928
178 Dublin full bent 1928

Bulldogs & Rhodesians

45 Bulldog, ringed, diamond shank, straight saddle 1928 4
46 Bulldog, +/- ringed, diamond shank, straight tapered 2 5″ 1950, 1960, 1969 4
47 Bulldog, +/- ringed, diamond shank, straight tapered 3 5″ 1928, 1950, 1969 4
48 Bulldog, +/- ringed, diamond shank, straight saddle 4 5¼” 1928, 50, 60, 69 4
OX Bulldog, ringed, diamond shank, straight saddle 4 5¼” 1928, 50, 69 4
69 Bulldog, ringed, diamond shank, short saddle bit 1928 4
88 Bulldog, non-ringed, diamond shank, tapered bit 1928 4
146 Bulldog, ringed, diamond shank, slight bent tapered bit 1928 4
148 Bulldog, ringed, diamond shank, straight saddle 3 5¼” 1950, 1969 4
156 Bulldog, ringed, diamond shank, tapered bit 1928 4
189 Bulldog, non-ringed, large, tall bowl, diamond shank, tapered bit 1928 4
190 Bulldog, non-ringed, large, short bevelled bowl, diamond shank, tapered 1928 4
721 Scandinavian Bulldog, elevated bowl, 3-ringed, extended bent, saddle bit 5¼” 1950, 1969

?O Straight Rhodesian, ringed, diamond shank, tapered bit 4 5″ 1928, 50, 60, 69 17
P Bent Rhodesian, ringed, diamond shank, tapered bent bit 4 5¾” 1928, 50, 69 8
PO Rhodesian, slightly bent, tapered, non-ringed 3 51/2 ? ?
6P Bent Rhodesian, ringed, diamond shank, bent saddle bit 5½” 1960 8
145 Straight Rhodesian, ringed, short diamond shank, tapered bit 1928 17
334 Bent Rhodesian, ringed, diamond shank, bent saddle bit 1928 8
344 Rhodesian, ringed, squat bowl, diamond shank, extended bent tapered bit (Prince) 1928 7?
580 Straight Rhodesian, non-ringed, squat bowl, saddle bit 4 1969 17

Pokers

90 Poker “Stand-up” 2 4¾” 1928, 1950, 1969 22
95 Poker “Stand-up” Army bit 1928
475 Friendly 4 5½” 1960
6475 Friendly (=475?) 4 5½” 1950, 1969
483 Poker with cane stem 6½ 1960

Zulus

49 Zulu, straight round stem, tapered bit 1928 21
83 Zulu, oval shank, slightly bent tapered bit 3 5½” 1928, 1950, 1969 21

Miscellaneous

320 Evening Dress (Pot) 4 4½” 1950, 1960, 1969
misc. Dri-way billiard (screw bowl) 4 5¼” 1950, 1960
misc. Cavalier shape 4 6¼” 1950, 1960
misc. Calabash 7″ 1950
misc. Churchwarden 4 10¼” 1950, 1960
misc. “The Bamboo Bent”, bent saddle bit 7½” 1960
misc. “The Bijou”, small bowl, long tapered bit 5″ 1960
misc. Leather covered 4 1950, 1969

Letter Shapes

SS “Quaint Shape” Billiard hexagonal shank & tapered bit 1928
EC “Quaint Shape” Canadian, oval shank, short tapered bit 1928
FR “Quaint Shape” Octagonal panel billiard, round shank, extended tapered bit 1928
OE “Quaint Shape” Octagonal panel billiard, square shank, angled tapered bit 1928
EK “Quaint Shape” Hexagonal panel billiard, square shank, angled tapered bit “Stand-up” 1928
VT “Quaint Shape” tirangular panel billiard, tirangular shank and bit “Stand-up” 1928
SA “Quaint Shape” octogonal tall panel billiard, hexagonal shank, angled bit “Stand-up” 1928
GD “Quaint Shape” Circular tall billiard, ringed low at bowl base, round shank and bit 1928
PK “Quaint Shape” Four sided panel billiard, diamond shank and bit 1928
PL “Quaint Shape” Four sided panel billiard,triangular shank and bit 1928
EL “Quaint Shape” Four sided panel billiard, triangular shank and bit 1928
FJ “Quaint Shape” Cutty, canted round bowl, extended tapered bit 1928
KS “Quaint Shape” Apple, flattened bowl support peg “Stand-up” 1928
K “Quaint Shape” Round Apple, converging rim, round shank, tapered bit 1928
FE “Quaint Shape” Apple, large squat bowl, round shank, extended tapered bit 1928
FET “Quaint Shape” Apple, large squat bowl, round shank, extended tapered bit 1928
E “Quaint Shape” Army mount (silver) large squat bowl, round shank, extended tapered bit 1928
ET “Quaint Shape” Army mount (silver) large squat bowl, round shank, extended tapered bit 1928
EK Paneled billiard 1950, 1969

343 Inverted low-slung bowl, narrow rim, round shank and tapered bit 1928

ODA Shapes (From: John C. Loring, http://loringpage.com/pipearticles/ODchart.htm)

801 Belge, Cocked bowl (5) large for shape – early dating, rare
802 Bent Antique, spur (4) ‘70s/’80s with non ODA #s – early dating, rare
803 Odd Bent (4) – early dating, rare
804 Odd Bent (4) – early dating, rare
805 Skater (4) CH shape – early dating, rare
806 Apple, Tapered Bit
818 Oom Paul (5) – early dating, rare
821 Danish Bent (4) ‘70s/’80s with non ODA #s – early dating, rare
824 Brandy Glass – early dating, rare
827 Rhodesian, Small – early dating, rare
830 Liverpool – early dating extremely rare
831 Bent, Cocked bowl (4) ‘70s/’80s with non ODA #s – early dating, rare
832 Lovat – early dating quite rare
833 Danish Style Bent – early dating, rare
834 Prince – early dating quite rare
835 Billiard, Tapered Bit
836 Square Panel
837 Bulldog
838 Straight Rhodesian – early dating, rare
839 Qtr Bent Rhodesian – early dating, rare
840 Bent Billiard – (= 846?) early dating, rare
841 Lovat – early dating, rare
842 Apple, Saddle Bit –early dating, rare- (later stamped 6806)
843 Billiard, Saddle Bit -early dating, rare – (later stamped 6835)
844 Poker – early dating , rare
845 Canadian, Large Bowl
846 Bent Apple, Saddle – (= 840?) early dating rare
847 Rhodesian, Quarter Bent, Round Shank – early dating, rare
848 Dublin
849 Stacked Billiard – less thin & shorter than 856 – early dating, rare
850 Canadian, Small Bowl
851 Canadian, Small Bowl, Extra Long – early dating, rare
853 Pot – early dating rare
854 Rhodesian, Full Bent – early dating, rare
855 Canadian, Large Bowl, Extra Long – early dating, rare
856 Stack Billiard – is thinner & taller then the 856 – early dating, rare
857 Bent Brandy – early dating quite rare
861 Angled Squat Panel Bowl, Tapered Square Shank – early dating, rare
862 Dublin Panel – early dating, rare
863 Squat Panel, Front Bottom Curve (4) – early dating extremely rare
865 Angled Convex Rectangular Panel (5) – ‘70s/’80s in Shell finish, rare
866 Square Bowl (4) – early dating, rare

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15 thoughts on “Dunhill Pipe Shapes – collated by Eric W. Boehm

  1. gate 2017

    It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you just shared this helpful info with us.
    Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Robert M. Boughton

    Your work putting together this shape list and sharing it with us is both phenomenal and generous. I only have one point, and please take it with the respect intended if you even read it at this late date: I have spent a long time figuring out the date of a rustic Canadian with nomenclature that begins with your “quaint shape” letter code EC but has the GB Patent No. 417574/34. My research shows the Patent was issued in 1934, hence the /34. How could it be a 1928 pipe? Or did I misunderstand, and you meant that EC shaped pipes started in 1928? Based on the other nomenclature, I came up with 1954 as the year of manufacture (1950 + the small underlined 4). If you get this, please email Steve so he can forward any clarification you can provide, in particular what if anything EC stands for, to me. Thanks again for the exceptionally good job!

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  5. Tyler

    Hello,

    I just acquired a beautiful mint condition P shaped bent rhodesian but had a question about the specific stamp. It’s marked “P + 4”. I’m wondering if you happened to know what this means instead of just a plain P stamping?

    Thanks for such a great post and shape chart!

    Tyler

    Ps. I would add a picture but not sure how to in the comments

    Reply
    1. rebornpipes Post author

      Hi Tyler I don’t know what the shape number means but you can have a look on the pipephil – logos and stampings site for further information. To add a photo to your reply use a photo hosting site such as photo bucket and copy and paste the link. Or you can send it to me at slaug@uniserve.com and I will do it for you. Thanks again.

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  7. Don Gillmore

    This is the most complete chart of Dunhill shape numbers I have seen. Thanks to Eric and Steve for making the info available. I have recently been asked to make a Dunhill 51779, which was identified as a Tankard with Canadian oval shank and tapered bit. The bowl tapers outward from the base to the rim, which I would classify as Dublin, but has a squared off at rear Poker foot. Luckily I was given a picture so I can duplicate it, but I would really like to know what Dunhill called this shape. I can provide pics of this pipe, if anyone is interested.

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  8. upshallfan

    I just bought a 1963 Shape 552 Bruyere, but I don’t find that number on any Dunhill chart. The seller called it a Rhodesian, I would say it is an Author. I can’t find anything on the web on this shape number, any thoughts?
    [URL=http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/upshallfan/media/Collection%20Pix/Dunhill_Rhodesian-1_zps70f81846.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b623/upshallfan/Collection%20Pix/th_Dunhill_Rhodesian-1_zps70f81846.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
    [URL=http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/upshallfan/media/Collection%20Pix/Dunhill_Rhodesian-5_zpse7723485.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b623/upshallfan/Collection%20Pix/Dunhill_Rhodesian-5_zpse7723485.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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      1. upshallfan

        I checked the Lorings files first, but there are only blank columns for shapes 521-570. I’d love to know what this shape was called by Dunhill.

        Reply
  9. Jacek A. Rochacki

    Ad dendum:

    With regard to Canadians:
    ES Canadian, oval shank, short tappered mouthpiece. My ES nomenclature reads:
    ES, Dunhill Shell Briar, Made in England 7, 4 (in a circle) S.

    Reply
  10. Jacek A. Rochacki

    With regard to Letter Shapes let me add, that I was having in my collection Dunhill pipe with following nomenclature:
    42 CY, DUNHILL SHELL, MADE IN ENGLAND 16.
    I was informed, that this CY designation is rare and I was told it is not longer used. I believe it was used for what would later become quaint or collector shapes which do not fit the shape chart precisely. I do not have this pipe anymore, but I keep some pictures which I will gladly mail to an interested Person.

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