Michael Lankton

Michael Lankton

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27 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

My belief is that the standard series pipes with L&Co on left shank and Original or Standard underneath are Civic era. There appears to have been a transition period with Loewe, as some of these have superior stems as the Haymarket pipes did, and some are abysmal, which I will attribute to Civic manufacture.

Just to play it safe, if the pipe has simply L&Co on the left shank and nothing else, and the shape name printed on the bottom of the shank, winner winner chicken dinner. I don't trust any Originals or Standards not to be Civics in disguise. All Centurions appear to be safe, and the one blast I have is good as well.

54 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

I would guess that this would be one of the last years before they switched to three digit shape numbers. It would be early Cadogan era. The Captanide is the Loewe designation for the Prince shape. There is a good likelihood that Loewe was the creator of this shape and was then copied by all the rest. In any event a Loewe Captanide is the most desirable of all Prince shapes IMO.

71 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Orlik Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

Royal Sovereign was an Orlik seconds line. Same catalog shapes as Orlik, just lesser grain and molded stems. Early on, lower Orlik lines had hand cut stems just like the higher lines. Not sure if this was the case with early Royal Sovereigns or not. In any event, like any Orlik they're bound to be great smokers.

93 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

Put it on eBay by itself. Depending on the condition you may get upwards of $100 for it. I've paid $15 for Loewe estates, and I've paid $200 for Loewe estates. You'll get market value by listing it on eBay, but market value depends on the condition of the pipe. Good luck!

96 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Orlik Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

I would contact Cadogan. There is very little Orlik info on the web.

99 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

1. all the circle represents is a pipe made for sale outside the English market

2. That's what they claimed, and yes

3. day job more often than not sucks everything good out of me and I have no energy for stuff I enjoy

104 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

Everything I know about Loewe tells me that the Mounted Series and 9xx shape numbers are Civic era production. I would check that hallmark again.

136 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +2 points

I honestly believe that he has the dates on the last two mixed up. I belive the graphic flyer is 50s era and the black and white is 1960s. This is only my opinion, based on what I know about the chronology of the make.

136 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Loewe Pipes · 0 replies · +2 points

1 is a Cadogan from the 80s or 90s
2 is a real Loewe

140 weeks ago @ Cake and Dottle - Dating Orlik Pipes · 0 replies · +1 points

all I know about them is that they were making them in the 50s and 60s and as far as I know continued making them into the Cadogan stewardship