Reviving a Chunky Carved Roxborough Genuine Briar Billiard

This pipe was sent to me by a friend in Calgary, Alberta for a bit of attention. The owner pointed out that the chamber floor was over-reamed, leaving the draft hole above the bottom of the bowl. I was also asked to look at the stem and give my opinion on what was going on there. These pics show the pipe as it was when it … Continue reading Reviving a Chunky Carved Roxborough Genuine Briar Billiard

Quick Refurb of a Comoy’s The Everyman Saddle Pot

I snagged this Comoy’s “The Everyman” pipe in a recent eBay auction. It was listed simply as a “Made in London estate pipe”, so the bids were few and I got it for a good price. In fact, I was the only bidder – my kind of auction! As the listing pics below show, the pipe appeared to be in decent used shape – dirty, to be … Continue reading Quick Refurb of a Comoy’s The Everyman Saddle Pot

A Quick Refurb of a BBB 2 Star Billiard

I found this BBB 2 Star Billiard at a local antiques and collectibles sale. It was in rather good shape other than a very tarry rim with a few visible dents. The stampings were crisp – the BBB 2 Star logo on the left shank, with “London Made” over “385” on the right shank. The original stem was intact, along with its own BBB logo … Continue reading A Quick Refurb of a BBB 2 Star Billiard