My collection of the pipe

Table of Colors and Shapes of the pipe

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Shape
Color
Apple
Apple
Author
Author
Bent
Bent
Billiard
Billiard
Bulldog
Bulldog
Canadian
Canadian
Dublin
Dublin
Pot
Pot
Ebony Check  Check Check Check  Check Check   Check Check   Check Check Check   Check Check  Check
Oyster White Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Burnt Orange Check Check Check Check  Check Check Check Check Check
Coral Check Not Manufactured   Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
Avocado Green Check Check Check Check  Check Check Check Check Check
Sage Green Check Not Manufactured  Check Check Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
Forest Green Check Not Manufactured Check     Not Manufactured   Check
Ash Grey Check Not Manufactured   Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
Morocco Grey Check Not Manufactured Check Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
Federal Gold(o) Check Not Manufactured Check Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
Federal Gold(n) Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Horizon Blue Check Not Manufactured   Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
English Blue Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check  check
California Rosé Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Maroon Check Check Check  Check Check Check Check Check Check
Raspberry Check Not Manufactured Check Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
Burgundy Red Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check   Check
Mocha Brown Check Not Manufactured Check Check Check Not Manufactured Check Check
Rare Woods  Check Not Manufactured Check Check Check Not Manufactured Not Manufactured Not Manufactured
Real Briar Check Not Manufactured Check Check Check Not Manufactured Not Manufactured Not Manufactured
California Style Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check

Federal Gold(n)= believed to be newer more yellow shade when paint was changed to acrylic
Federal Gold(o)= believed to be older more brown shade from 2-part epoxy paint

A ninth shape - Giant Pot - is said to have been manufactured briefly circa 1969. I have three Pots with unusually large Inner Diameter bowls. One is Ebony another is the older Federal Gold and the third is Ash Grey. Whether or not these are the shape advertised is still uncertain, but after over ten years of searching I am prepared to believe that the shape was announced before manufacturing was begun and the final product varied from the initial concept.

Bulldogs were sometimes made with the top half of the bowl in a contrasting color. These were called Bulldog Buff Designs. It is supposed that the bowl was masked and painted twice to get the second color. The name comes from the method of removing paint from the top half of the bowl - buffing. Eight Buff Designs are mentioned in the Literatue. Black buffs on Burnt Orange, Oyster White, Federal Gold (o), and Avocado Green were first offered between 1967 and 1970. Beginning in 1973 or so white buffs on Federal Gold(n), Burgundy Red, Avocado Green and English Blue were presented.

This second table shows pipes in the collection which have Fashion Stripes added to the basic color. So far as we know, Apple, Author, and Dublin pipes never had Fashion Stripes. Numbers indicate which of the nine patterns so far identified the pipe has. A number appearing more than once in any cell indicates different colors of stripes or packaging or some other variation but having the same pattern of stripes. A thorough discussion of striping patterns can be found on the Valuing the pipe page.

Fashion Stripe

the pipe

               
Shape
Color
Bent
Bent
Billiard
Billiard
Bulldog
Bulldog
Canadian
Canadian
Pot
Pot
 
Ebony Pattern 3  Pattern 3  Pattern 4 Pattern 3  Pattern 4  Pattern 5  Pattern 7 Pattern 1 Pattern 3 Pattern 2  Pattern 3  Pattern 7   Pattern 4  
Oyster White single stripe Pattern 1  Pattern 3  Pattern 6  Pattern 8 single stripe  Pattern 1  Pattern 3  Pattern 6  Pattern 7  Pattern 7  Pattern 8 Pattern 1  Pattern 8 Pattern 2  Pattern 8 Pattern 1  Pattern 1  Pattern 6  Pattern 7  Pattern 8  
 Burnt Orange Pattern 1  Pattern 2 Pattern 1  Pattern 3  Pattern 7  Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1  Pattern 7  
Federal Gold(o) Pattern 3  Pattern 7 Pattern 3  Pattern 2   Not Manufactured Pattern 7  
Federal Gold(n) Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1  Pattern 3  
English Blue Pattern 3  Pattern 7 Pattern 1  Pattern 3  Pattern 7 Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1  Pattern 5  
California Rosé         Pattern 1  
 Maroon Pattern 2 Pattern 1  Pattern 2     Pattern 2  
Burgundy Red Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1 Pattern 1  

This last table shows the feather ROCK Collection. I have an example of each color and shape.

FeatherROCK

the pipe

             
Shape
Color
Sierra
Sierra feather rock
Blue Ridge
Blue ridge feather rock
           
Brown Check Check            
Green Check Check            
Grey Check Check            

Last update: 2016-05-17