Been awhile since I reblogged one of Troy’s pieces but this one was one I had to do! The information and the beauty of this old pipe makes it an interesting addition to pipe information.
I picked up this Braircraft Sterling Hall off EBAY .
For some odd reason it was listed under religious medals category instead of pipes ,so it flew under the radar of the pipe bidders. I was lucky enough to see it and win it on opening low bid. I had been looking for nice Braircraft pipe as its one of the few early-mid 20th century pipe brands i did not have.
From my quick research on the pipe i can not find any ads for the Sterling Hall model prior to early 40’s , so i think its a 1940’s pipe . Briarcraft made pipes for only 20 years . They lasted from 1920-1950. Some pipe smokers consider them one of the best smoking American made pipes of their time. Especially the Briarcraft Smokemaster models.
Here is a 1946 Sterling Hall ad.
I have a online friend who owns several hundred…
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