Comoy dating pipe

On a recent adventure I found a pair of bent billiards that had the Made in London England circle stamp on the right side of the shank and the Germanic script stamping, Royal Coachman on the left side of the shank. I did a bit of research to see if I could identify the maker.

Made in the same shapes of the classic Comoy’s with adherence to the classic polished brown finish, these affordable briar pipes are a handsome nod to the glory days of tobacco pipe smoking.

François Comoy in Saint Claude, France originally founded the company in the early 1820's, as a manufacturer of clay pipes.

Sometime in the 1980s, Comoy was bought or absorbed into Cadogan Industries, who continue to make the Comoy pipe today.

There is much more to be added to this page, with more pipes and some additional information about dating and provenance of various models...

Sandblast #342, a dead ringer for a Dunhill LB shape. Stamped in a circle, “Made in England” with block lettered COMOY'S, putting this pipe's manufacture in the late 1940s or early 1950s as near as I can tell.

Given both French and English origin of the Chadhall pipes, this brand seems to be an import label possibly of a US distributor.This pipe may be attributed to Comoy because of the exactly same "1933 Chicago" stampings of this Chheda Pipes are produced in Columbus, Ohio by Premal Chheda and Bill Shalosky (since 2007) in the Smokers' Haven Workshop. Markings: each pipe is marked "CHHEDA USA" and with a three digit stamp in the order it was made. The CHP-X brand is named after Chuck Holiday which Kabik replaces in 1971 when the former leaves the wokshop. After this period Kabik created the Sven-Lar brand and produced it together with Glen Hedelson.Churchill's tobacco shop is situated in St Andrew's Street at the corner of Bridewell Alley.Derek Green has done an amazing job of picking up the torch and running with it, as far as dating and other historical aspects of the Comoy pipe is concerned.His website is an excellent resource, and anyone interested in Comoy pipes would be well advised to have a look. The foreground pipe is a Comoy's Virgin Briar, shape #386, sporting a nicely cut hexagonal bowl. The upper pipe is an old Extraordinaire, shape #499, while the foreground pipe is a 60s era Tradition in shape #440.Very rare: One year during WW II Comoy put a blue "C" on the stem of their Blue Riband line.

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