Daily Archives: January 13, 2022

Uncovering the Origins of an Early 1900s French Aspir Fabrication L.M.B. Petite Billiard


Some interesting history of French Pipemaking on this restoration. Great detective work Dal and Beth ! Thank you for this.

The Pipe Steward

It doesn’t surprise me that this unique, petite French Billiard came to me in a lot of pipes I purchased from a seller in Paris.  The French Lot of 50 was on the French eBay auction block in August of 2018 when my wife and I were still living in Sofia, Bulgaria.  A pipe man friend of mine living in Romania emailed me about this lot as well as about 4 others that the same Parisian seller had on the block.  He chose one and I chose another to bid on.  If I would have known how many treasures I would have found then, I would have bid on other lots as well.  One of the things that got my attention were all the horn stems I could see in the seller’s pictures.  There were other unique shapes that I could see as well. The picture below shows the Lot…

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