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Collector's Guide to Kaywoodie Pipes: A Partial Chronology of Kaywoodie Grades, Shapes and Prices (1936 - 1969) By Robert W.

Stokes PhD.
Acknowledgements
Much of the inspiration for this undertaking came from William R. "Bill" Lowndes. The credit for the majority of the information used in compiling this guide certainly belongs to Mr. Lowndes. This work would not have been possible without his contributions and encouragement. The contributions of Brenda Manak in processing the manuscript are gratefully acknowledged. Her patience in making the many revisions that were needed as this monograph evolved is greatly appreciated. The author gratefully acknowledges the S.M. Frank Co. for their kind permission to reproduce portions of the Kaywoodie Catalogs used in compiling this Guide. The assistance of Mr. Andrew Trivento is especially appreciated. The author, of course, remains responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in the information presented in this monograph. To Pam, Genna, Addie and Sarah, for tolerating my fascination with pipes, old books, flea markets and fractal geometry. A note regarding the online version The Collector's Guide to Kaywoodie Pipes is available on www.Pipepages.com with the kind permission of the author, Dr. Robert Stokes. Whenever possible, we have used scans of the original catalogs shown in the print edition. The text has been re-set, and the tabular data re-formatted. The sequence of The Guide remains essentially unchanged; however the original pagination has not been retained. Navigation, necessarily, is slightly different. Any links or references which are not a part of the print edition are noted through the use of "Pipepages red" borders or fonts. Robert W. Stokes is the author and copyright owner of the following sections. Any reproduction or distribution of this work should be with his permission. www.Pipepages.com would also like to thank Rob Alexander, for the loan of the text; the participants of the Gray Fox Online Forum, for thinking of the idea in the first place; and Bill Feuerbach, of SM Frank, for the loan of several catalogs used for illustrations to replace the original photocopies, Please report transcription errors to Chris@Pipepages.com. Page 1 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.com

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Table of Contents
1.0 Introduction .........................................................................................................3 2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF KAYWOODIE PIPES .........................................................5 3. ANNOTATED CHRONOLOGY OF KAYWOODIE PIPES (1936-1969)....................8 3.1 THE 1936 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES .............................................................9 3.2 THE 1947 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES ...........................................................10 3.3 THE 1955 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES ...........................................................11 3.4 THE 1968-69 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES......................................................13 3.5 NOTES ON KAYWOODIES INTRODUCED BETWEEN 1955 AND 1968 ....15 3.6 NOTES ON "OTHER” KAYWOODIE PIPES ...................................................17 4. HINTS ON COLLECTING, DATING AND PRICING KAYWOODIES ....................19 APPENDIX ................................................................................................................22 KAYWOODIE SHAPE NUMBERS AND DESCRIPTIONS.........................................22 TWIN-BOWL KAYWOODIE ......................................................................................22 1947 Kaywoodie Shape Numbers and Descriptions .............................................40 1955 Kaywoodie Shape Numbers and Descriptions .............................................55 1968-69 Kaywoodie Shape Numbers and Descriptions ........................................70 ENDNOTES ..............................................................................................................74

Table of Figures
Table 1............................................................................................................................9 Table 2..........................................................................................................................11 Table 3..........................................................................................................................13 Table 4..........................................................................................................................15 Table 5..........................................................................................................................17

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1.0 Introduction
Pipesmokers who were born before 1950 have probably, at one time or another, smoked a Kaywoodie Pipe. As recently as the early 1970's, many local drugstores had extensive Kaywoodie Pipe displays. These later Kaywoodies, however, were generally lacquered "hand-burners" that probably did more to discourage pipesmoking than any recent antismoking campaigns. Unfortunately, it is this image of later Kaywoodies that is most prevalent with the majority of pipesmokers/collectors today. Contrary to this perception of all Kaywoodies as "drugstore pipes", many of the early Kaywoodie Pipes were quality briars that were available in an extensive range of shapes. In recent years, many collectors have "re-discovered" Kaywoodie Pipes. Ads for Kaywoodies, and/or requests for information concerning these pipes, have appeared in pipesmoking and related journals with increasing frequency in recent years. Readily available and reliable information on Kaywoodie Pipes, however, is virtually non-existent. It is unfortunate that with the increasing popularity of pipe collecting in this country, U.S. pipe smoking history has largely been ignored. In its heyday, Kaywoodie Pipes was the world's largest consumer of briar and, contrary to popular belief, produced some extremely high quality smoking pipes, many incorporating innovative design features. This monograph is an initial attempt at documenting the Kaywoodie story. This should be viewed as an "initial attempt" in that it is based on information extracted from only a few catalogs and correspondence with a limited number of Kaywoodie collectors. The catalogs reviewed in this research span the period from 1936 to 1969 in roughly ten-year increments. Because of the gaps in catalogs, it is highly likely that there are many "holes" in the information presented here. The information available on pre-1936 Kaywoodies, for example, is particularly vague and is largely speculative in nature. It is hoped that this initial attempt will provide a useful point of departure for future, more exhaustive research on this important, interesting, but neglected era in American pipesmoking history.

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. Page 4 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. . for leisure and pleasure. . the badge of the modern masculine male" (Kaywoodie ad. on the campus ."on the town . . circa 1960).com . smoking a Kaywoodie Pipe is. . . more than ever.

as pipes of the same grade could have either type of leaf. Page 5 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. A BRIEF HISTORY OF KAYWOODIE PIPES According to Hacker1. Some early Kaywoodies had this same marking on the shank... The S. The white cloverleaf continued on the lesser pipes..com . who sold meerschaums and clays that a third brother sent them from Vienna. However.. Yello-Boles also had KBB in the leaf on the shanks. "fuller" leaf. and four-digit shape numbers.. Early (pre-1936) Kaywoodies had an "elongated" white cloverleaf on the bit. During the late 1920's and throughout the 30's the Kaywoodie became a highly respected pipe in spite of its filter system (which was popular among many smokers of the era) primarily due to the fine quality of the straight grain and the flame grain models. About 25 millions of these pipes have been sold"). now owns the Kaywoodie name. Sometime between 1936 and 1947." The "marketing umbrella" mentioned by Hacker included lower grade Kaywoodies that were later marketed under the "Yello-Bole" name. Hacker notes that: "The company was originally started in 1851 in New York by two brothers named Kaufman[n]. but did not have the ampersand found on Kaywoodies." The pre-Kaywoodie KB&B pipes were marked on the shank with a cloverleaf around KB&B. The three partners retired in 1898. but their relatives continued on with the firm. the firm of Kaufmann Brothers and Bondy (KB&B) began producing the Kaywoodie2 Pipe in 1915. Italian made "drugstore" grade Kaywoodies are still being marketed in this country. During the early years of the 20th century a number of filter systems were designed by the KB&B firm and incorporated into their Kaywoodie Pipes under the names of Synchro-Stem and Kaywoodie Drinkless3 filters. (According to a 1948 Yello-Bole catalog.M. In 1915 the Kaywoodie brand was created as a marketing umbrella for a new briar pipe which the KB&B company introduced. .. but no longer makes pipes.2. Frank Co. the hardto-get-briar years of World War II marked the decline of the Kaywoodie Pipe. The 1936 catalog shows a larger. Business thrived and in 1854 the Kaufman[n]s took in a partner named Bondy.1917). a plummet from which it has never recovered as far as collectors are concerned.. but lists two-digit shape numbers. which had begun to manufacture their own briar pipes under the KB&B trademark. Unfortunately. "Yello-Boles have been on the market since 1933.. However. this was not a consistent convention. Hacker concludes his history of Kaywoodie Pipes by noting that: "The KB&B briar pipe brand existed from 1900 until just after World War I (with some overlapping with the Kaywoodie from 1915 -. but the practice was dropped sometime prior to 1936. and collectors refer to the KB&B as a Kaywoodie transition pipe. the better pipes were marked on the bits with a black cloverleaf in a white circle. These Italian-made Kaywoodies have a "whiteoutline" cloverleaf logo. a large fitment.

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listed in ascending order of quality. though new grades were frequently added to the line and some older grades were discontinued or downgraded. Flame Grain 6. were: 1.com . Meerschaum Inlaid Kaywoodies 9.3. Silhouette 7. and 1968-69. the Kaywoodie family of pipes consisted of 11 basic grades of briar pipes. ANNOTATED CHRONOLOGY OF KAYWOODIE PIPES (1936-1969) Throughout much of the 1940's. Super Grain 4. These 11 basic grades of pipes. Hand-made Super Grain 3. The information comes from Kaywoodie catalogs from 1936. these four undated catalogs appear to span the period from "after 1955" to "before 1968". Centennial This Chapter presents a description of the grades that appeared in the Kaywoodie line of pipes for the period from 1936 through 1969. Relief Grain 5. Four "undated" catalogs were also consulted as an aid in establishing the hierarchy of pipes in the frequently changing Kaywoodie line-up. Ninety-fiver 11. Connoisseur 10. The Kaywoodie Family of Pipes Click Pictures for Larger Images Page 8 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. 1947. Based on a comparison of prices in the 1955 and 1968-69 catalogs. 50's and 60's. Oversize Kaywoodies 8. 1955. Drinkless 2.

however. For example. large).00 Carburetor 4. the Carburetor appears in all the catalogs reviewed in this research4. and 4) Dark ("rich cherry red"). were available in 140 shapes (see Appendix). the new Kaywoodie Carburetor". Due to the gap in catalogs used in this research. With the exception of the 1947 catalog. virgin and miami (slightly darker than virgin).3. 3) Suntan ("light summer-pipe color to go with light-color fabrics"). The Super Grain was later downgraded and many new grades appeared above it (see subsequent sections of this Chapter). warm brown that blends perfectly with brown suits.00 Drinkless 4.00 Table 1 As shown in Table 1. One model is introduced as the "New Banded" Super Grain.00 in 1936. 1936 Kaywoodie Pipe Grades and Prices Grade Price (1936) Straight Grain $10. the Straight-Grain pipe was Kaywoodies' top-of-the-line. The workingman's pipe in the 1936 catalog was the Drinkless Kaywoodie. medium. and the "E-Z-Set" shapes were "flat-bottom" versions of the standard shapes. tweeds and brown hats"). it is not known precisely when the practice of putting the cloverleaf in the shank of the Super Grains was discontinued (the 1947 catalog shows the cloverleaf on the bit).1 THE 1936 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES The 1936 Kaywoodie catalog lists only four grades of pipes (Table 1). The carburetor device was basically a hole in the bottom of the bowl that was intended to control the mixture of smoke and air (drawn in through the bottom of the bowl).4). These four grades.com . 2) Walnut ("rich.50 and came in the following four finishes: 1) Thorn (sandblast). but because they were the only Kaywoodies (in the author's knowledge) to have the logo inlaid in the shank of the pipe. The early (original) Super Grains are particularly interesting not only because they were high quality briars.00 each. selling for $5. Table 1. "Colt" and "Freshman" shapes listed in the Appendix were merely smaller versions of the standard shapes. thereby affording a cooler smoke. the "InBetween". selling for $10. The Drinkless Kaywoodie sold for $3. These 140 shapes included many that differed only in size (small. Page 9 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.00 Super Grain 5. The non-banded ("original") Super Grain had the white Kaywoodie cloverleaf logo in the shank of the pipe and was offered in two finishes. The banded Super Grain had the white Kaywoodie cloverleaf logo in the bit and a wide metal band. The Straight Grain pipe did not appear again in the catalogs reviewed in this research until 1968-69 (see Section 3. The 1936 catalog shows 3 Super Grain models. The Carburetor was available in smooth or relief (sandblast) finishes. The 1936 catalog "Introduces an entirely new principle in pipe-smoking.

00 5. 15. Both are highly-prized by collectors. banded "Hercules" ($20) Hand-carved "John Henry" ($10) Virgin finish. Hand-Made Super Grain. Lowndes notes that these pipes were stamped simply.The Ninety-Fiver and Centennial pipes were apparently "anniversary pipes" offered to commemorate the firm's 95th and 100th anniversaries. $35. $25.2 THE 1947 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES The 1947 Kaywoodie catalog shows 12 grades of briar pipes and introduces the Kaywoodie Block Meerschaum (Table 2).50 10. The Oversize Kaywoodies were. Silhouette (black sandblast finish with wide band) and Flame Grain pipes were all comparable in quality. 20.00 10. as the name implies. The Ninety-Fiver and Centennial pipes both had wide metal bands and came in cases lined with velvet and satin. Meerschaum-Inlaid "Samson" ($15) The Meerschaum-Inlaid (typically flame grain grade with Turkish meerschaum inlaid bowl).3.50 to $50.00 Grade Block Meerschaum Centennial Ninety-fiver Oversize Connoisseur Meerschaum Inlaid Silhouette Flame Grain Relief Grain Handmade (carved) Super Grain Supergrain Page 10 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. "Hand-Made". the 1947 catalog shows two. The Relief Grain. "Giants".00 10. specimen grain "Paul Bunyan" ($25)Virgin finish. The Kaywoodie Block Meerschaums in the 1947 catalog were smooth pipes priced from $17. Super Grain. The briar pipes were available in 69 shapes (See Appendix). depending on size.com . banded specimen grain "Goliath" ($25)Walnut finish "Atlas" ($20)Hand-carved. respectively6.50. $20. $30. 1947 Kaywoodie Pipe Grades and Prices Price (1947) $17.50 5. 25 (According to style and finish) 15. The pipes were all roughly "bulldogish" in appearance and were available in the following styles and grades7: • • • • • • • Hand-carved "Colossus" ($10) Walnut finish.00.and seven-pipe matched grain sets5. The Block Meerschaums were available in straight or bent shapes and came in leathercovered cases.00 7.00 20. Table 2.00. $50 (According to size) 25.00 12. and Drinkless pipes rounded-out the 1947 Kaywoodie line of pipes. In addition to these individual pipes.

each a true-life reproduction of a famous man. 5. Abraham Lincoln. was not substantially different from the number offered in the 1947 catalog. Thomas Jefferson. . 10 Table 2. Other meerschaum pipes presented in the 1955 catalog included: the Gourd Calabash. According to the catalog.50. and Mephisto. Daniel Boone. The "star" of the 1955 catalog was the Meerschaum Character Pipe. 1947 Kaywoodie Pipe Grades and Prices Grade Price (1947) b Two-Pipe Matched Grain Set 25.00 See Table Notes 2 a. Stonewall Jackson. 1. Theodore Roosevelt.com .3 THE 1955 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES The line-up of pipes in the 1955 catalog (Table 3) was more extensive than in previous years. Sir Walter Raleigh.Drinkless Pupa 3. however. The catalog presented an expanded line of meerschaum pipes and introduced a 4-pipe set of Matched Grain Pipes.50. the Coral ("dimpled") Meerschaum. The Twin-Bowl Kaywoodies were available in an all-meerschaum model (two removable inner bowls of meerschaum) and a meerschaum and Flame Grain model (outer bowl of flame grain briar and removable inner bowl of meerschaum). as well as several pipes with "special features"." The famous men honored on these pipes included: George Washington. Andrew Jackson. the All Briar (briar bit) and Flame Grain pipes with inlaid meerschaum Page 11 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.b Table 2 Oversize Kaywoodies Click Pictures for Larger Images 3.50 3. . The number of shapes available (see Appendix). "A very limited number of these [block] meerschaum character pipes are carved by Kaywoodie sculptors .00 Seven-Pipe Matched Grain Setc 125.

Chinrester.00-25(According to style and finish) Connoisseura 15. The 1955 model featured six "screw-on" interchangeable bowls. military mounting). In the late 1950's (after 1955) or early 60's. The "Doctor's" Pipe was fitted with a removable bowl of meerschaum that was designed to leave an air space between the inner (meerschaum) bowl and the outer (briar) bowl to circulate and cool the smoke Other interesting entries in the 1955 catalog included: • • • • • • • • Export Pipes. "S-Shaped" bit. Relief Grain. Smaller versions of "popular shapes". "Chinrester pipes perform a special function by resting comfortably on the chin.00 Oversize 10.5) Table 3. Available in smooth or carved finishes (Also see Section 3. the Filter-Plus Deluxe pipe was introduced ("gold-like" finish on shank)." Stembiter. Flame Grain. Available in Super Grain. In the early to mid-1960's.00 All Briar w/Meerschaum Inlaid Bowl 12. Two basic models were available.00-25 (According to size) Gourd Calabash 15." Filter-Plus." The bit was "notched" in front of the lip of the bit to "conform to the shape of the teeth". Pipes without the Kaywoodie screw-in filter system.50 Page 12 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. and Connoisseur grades.00 Coral Meerschaum 20.50 Flame Grain (Meerschaum Inlaid)a 12. Interchangeable bowls in metal shanks. Peterson style lip. Section 3. Drinkless Tuckaway. "Fit Rite" refers to the design of the bit ("absolutely flat on top and bottom from the tip right to the saddle").00 Meerschaum/Flame Grain Twin Bowl 25. White Briar. the Filter Pipes featured a "strap-on" bowl with a threaded base for ceramic filters.00 Block 15. The bowl on these pipes was held in place with a spring-loaded pin that could be released by pulling the bit. and the "Doctor's" pipe.00 Centenniala 25. 1955 Kaywoodie Pipe Grades and Prices Grade Price (1955) Meerschaum Character Pipes $100.com . (Also see "Durobit".4).bowls.00 Sandblasted “Doctor’s” Pipe 25. Available in Super Grain to Connoisseur grade pipes. with hard white finish that keeps its lustre and sparkling whiteness.00-50 (According to size) Meerschaum Twin Bowl 35.00-25 (According to size) Ninety-Fivera 20. The bit incorporated a 3-way smoke passage with two of the passages terminating in the lip-end of the bit and the third in the notch on the top of the bit9. Identical to the Peterson System Pipe (reservoir in pipe shank to collect moisture. "Bowls of prime imported briar. Chesterfield8. Fit Rite. thereby easing the strain on smokers whose jaws tire quickly or whose teeth are weak. "For smokers with strong teeth who bite through their pipe bits.

00-10 (According to grade) Streamliner 4. according to the catalog.00-10 (According to grade) Stembiter 5. a Prophet. An undated catalog (probably from the late 1950's or early 1960's) offered these Page 13 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. The traditional pipes were available in over 50 shapes (see Appendix).4 THE 1968-69 KAYWOODIE LINE OF PIPES The 1968-69 catalog offered an interesting assortment of traditional and free-hand styles (Table 4).com . Every Birdseye and Straight Grain pipe was registered and.Table 3. Though both pipes are still highly regarded.00 a Carburetor 7. The Originals.00 Fit Rite 10.00 a Drinkless pup 3.00-10 (According to grade) Super Graina 5.00-25 (According to grade) Matched Grain Set (4-Pipes) 50.00 Matched Grain Set (7-Pipes) 125. and Satan. The Heirloom pipes were hand-carved briar heads of a Nobleman. The Birdseye and Straight Grain pipes were packaged in special hand-fitted leather cases.00 See Table Notes 3 a.b Table 3 3.00 Flame Graina 10. 1955 Kaywoodie Pipe Grades and Prices (con’t) Grade Price (1955) Export Pipes 5. would "be serviced for life". like the Birdseye and Straight Grain Pipes.00-15 (According to grade) Chinrester 5.00 Filter Plus 4.50 Drinkless Tuckaway 3. were registered and would be serviced for life. The Collector's series was also available in six shapes (1C-6C) in a choice of smooth or sandblast finishes10.00 Standard 4. The Kaywoodie Originals were "hand-carved.50 Drinkless In-Between 3.00 a Carved Super Grain 5. one-of-a-kind pipes" that were available in six general shapes in a choice of smooth or "textured" finishes. The Birdseye and Straight Grain pipes were the top-of-the-line.00 White Briar 5. selling for $100 each.50 Chesterfield 5.50 Relief Graina 7.00-15 (According to grade) All Briar (Briar Bit) 10.50 Two-Pipe Companion Setsb 10.00 Silhouettea 10. the Birdseye pipe is probably the rarest of the Kaywoodie Pipes and is highly sought after by collectors.

5 for description of other Kaywoodie Presentation Pipes). as the threads wear. five-.00 a Filter Pipe 9.00 Chesterfield a 12. leather case.50 Custom Grain 12.00 (hand-etched) 75 (smooth) Heirlooms 50. The catalog states that in "Every 8 or 10 thousand briar blocks. This rare find is set aside and turned over to a master pipe craftsman.00 a Connoisseur 20.00 Straight Grain 100.50 a Relief Grain 8. and seven-pipe Matched Grain pipe sets listed in Table 4.00 Signet 10. The Super Grain Syncro-Lok also featured a modified Kaywoodie bit design.95 Page 14 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. the bit can become twisted to the right)11.00 Originals 50. The Durobit pipe was a variation of the 1955 Stembiter.50 a Silhouette 10. velvet lined. He lovingly sees this precious briar through each step. The Durobit featured a "twin outlet" bit instead of the 3-way outlet used on the Stembiter bit (see Section 3..50 Relief Grain w/Meerschaum Inlaid Bowl 12.00 (100 for "selected grain") Gourd Calabash a 50." The Presentation Pipe was packaged in a walnut grain. In addition to the two-.50 a Flame Grain 15. the 1968-69 catalog introduced the Presentation Pipe.95 a Chinrester 10.00 a Block Meerschaum ("Coral" or Smooth Finish) 40. A common problem with the Kaywoodie threaded bit is its tendency to "cant" to the right over time (i.com . Another undated catalog (probably from the mid-60's) offered the Heirloom pipes for $25 each.00 a Flame Grain w/Meerschaum Inlaid Bowl 17.95 a Carburetor 10. (See Section 3. The Kaywoodie Regent featured an "India-Grain Rubber Bit" (simulated briar grain similar to the Dunhill Cumberland bit). 1968-69 Kaywoodie Pipe Grades and Prices Grade Price (1968-69) Birdseye $100. Table 4. we come across a single piece that is as near to perfection as briar can get.00 a Centennial 25. that "twists to any angle most comfortable to your individual bite.00 each.e.00 Prime Grain 10.3). The Syncro-Lok bit.95 Regent 10. until it takes shape as one of the rarest pipes in the century.pipes as "carved heads" for $15.00-50 (Priced according to size) Collectors 35." was apparently intended to eliminate this problem.00 Durobit 10.

the Kaywoodie Presentation Collection. • Presentation Collection. .00 Prime Grain/Relief Grain 18. Based on a comparison of prices in the 1955 and 1968-69 catalogs.95 Standard 15.Table 4. "The most illustrious collection of pipes ever assembled .00 Flame Grain w/Meerschaum Insert 35.95 Presentation Pipe 50.95 Super Grain/Signet 18. the four undated catalogs appear to span the period from the late 1950's to the late 1960's (i.000 blocks of pristine briar must be sorted to find just one such matched collection.00 a 7 Pipes 250. It presents a set of 28 Kaywoodie Matched Grain Pipes . 1955. 1947.95 Super Grain 17.e. 1968-69 Kaywoodie Pipe Grades and Prices (con’t) Grade Price (1968-69) a White Briar 8.95 Campus White Briar 6.95 Fine-Line 6. after 1955 but before 1968). pipes as perfectly.95 Standard 7. and four undated Kaywoodie catalogs. Over 500.95 Standard/White Briar 16. 1968-69.com .95 Colt 6. but did not appear in either the 1955 or 1968-69 catalogs. flawlessly.95 Super Grain Syncro-Lok 8. This section presents a brief summary of the Kaywoodie Pipes that appeared in these undated catalogs. .95 Campus 6.00 5 Pipes 175. Table 5 lists Kaywoodie shape numbers that were introduced between 1955 and 1968.95 a Drinkless 5.5 NOTES ON KAYWOODIES INTRODUCED BETWEEN 1955 AND 1968 The material presented in this monograph is extracted from 1936.95 Companion Sets (2-Pipes) Connoisseur 40.00 Custom Grain 25.00 Flame Grain 30.00 See Table Notes 4a Table 4 3. magnificently matched as a string of rare Oriental pearls. hence no more than 12 Page 15 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.00 Matched Grain Sets 2 Pipesa 75..

Available in "flat bottom" (hence. Miniatures. depending on size). Miniatures. the Coral White Briar. • • • • • Page 16 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. just a ridged hole for a slender. and poker shapes. tapered bowl in six shapes (see Table 5). The 1955 catalog shows a Drinkless Tuckaway that was simply a smaller version of other Kaywoodie styles. depending on grade).com .sets can be produced in any one year. A Carved Headbriar [see note concerning "carved heads" in the discussion of Heirloom pipes. Other $5-Kaywoodies of this period included: the Litewate Super Grain (w/nylon comfort-bit). Smooth or textured finish ($10). 1956 issue of Newsweek supports this contention. Two-inch miniature replicas of "their big brother". Section 3. complete with the Drinkless fitment and Synchro Stem.) Presentation Block Meerschaum. Smooth or sculptured ("dimpled") finish with black or "Ambera" (simulated amber) bits ($35-$50. Price: $5. Available in three "oversize" shapes (see Section 3. The catalogs show these as individuallycased pipes but multiple pipe sets were apparently available. personalizes the presentation" (Price: $2500).2) in hand-carved or smooth finishes ($5). The Tuckaways of the 1955-1968 period had military mountings. This precious ensemble is housed in a custom-designed walnut cabinet of distinguished elegance. billiard.S." (Lowndes notes that a small (undated) WWII era catalog showed the Presentation Collection in a smaller cabinet with legs that sold for $1000. It contains a tobacco humidor and a handy compartment for pipe smoking utensils. "Setter") panel. Smooth or relief grain finish with burnished-bamboo shank ($10). contains a photo of the Presentation Collection.4]. push-bit. Available in smooth or "rough" finish ($10). Tall. a Calabash and a Meerschaum complete this Collection of 31 pipes. filter-free. Available in Standard. Price: $5. Tuckaway. Natural Burl. The catalogs show these as individually-cased pipes but multiple pipe sets were apparently available. which is described as the "costliest pipe set ever marketed in the U. A brass plate. Hand fashioned from tapered bit to burnished bowl. but was apparently introduced shortly thereafter. Two-inch miniature replicas of "their big brother". every pipe in this Collection becomes a prized possession. and the Syncro-Lok "500" and "600" pipes. • Hi-Bowl. Mandarin. Relief Grain. complete with the Drinkless fitment and Synchro Stem. and were packaged in a leatherette case. The article. The Presentation Collection did not appear in the 1955 catalog. entitled "Pipe Dream". filter-free see-thru bits. and Super Grain grades ($6-$8. Setter. No shank. A "brief" article in the September 17. engraved with the recipient's name. Colossal Super Grains.

Heritage. 15 Small Squat Bulldog 20 Square Panel Billiard 21 Medium Billiard. Half Bent 70B Belgian b 76 Streamliner Standard 86b Square Panel Billiard H3 High-Bowl H4 High-Bowl H6 High-Bowl H7 High-Bowl H8 High-Bowl H9 High-Bowl See Table Notes 5b Table 5 3. • • • • Mission Briar. extra large fitment. The white logo on the bit was shaped like the Kaywoodie fitment. WWII vintage Manzanita pipe. Quarter Bent 66b Streamliner Super Grain b 68 Small Apple. Smooth finish called Page 17 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. 07 large billiard (with same large fitment as dublin. Lowndes notes that one of the two in his collection has a KBB leaf on the shank. non-threaded fitment. Lowndes suggests that the Heritage pipes were introduced in the 1960's to compete with Dunhill. Not marked "Kaywoodie". Drinkless Shellcraft.R. Saddle Bit 37C Colossal Super Grain 39C Colossal Super Grain 42C Colossal Super Grain b 58 Small Pot 61b Streamliner White Briar 65b Small Apple.Table 5.com . No fitments.6 NOTES ON "OTHER” KAYWOODIE PIPES The previous sections of this Chapter summarize information taken from eight Kaywoodie Catalogs from the period 1936 to 1969. This pipe had a large. Lowndes notes that he has two: No. Some had KBB leaf on the shank. This section presents a brief overview of some Kaywoodie Pipes that did not appear in any of the catalogs consulted in this research. Because of the gaps in the catalogs. Gale. The information on these pipes was provided by W. and a metal rim on top with a sliding windscreen). No. but no logo). 17 dublin (Flame Grain with small white logo. Lowndes notes that his Shellcraft does not have Kaywoodie shape numbers. Kaywoodie Pipe Shapes Introduced Between 1955 and 1968a Shape Description No. it is highly likely that many "holes" exist in the material presented in this monograph. "Bill" Lowndes (a well-known Kaywoodie Collector from California).

and Lightweight grades. Lowndes notes that there was a carved Heritage similar to Barling Quaints.S.00 (pounds). (Other Kaywoodies with KBB stamping on shank also come with and without the ampersand. Airway Polished No. Minaret. however. and one in walnut finish with the black-in-white logo.A. and beautifully cased.• • "Heirloom". A recent catalog shows the Super Star without a band and the ordinary small white logo. Most were marked "Rock Ambera". Some have shanks stamped with cloverleaf around KBB. and Bondy. or how the English Kaywoodies might have differed from those manufactured and marketed in the U. and has the black-in-white logo). Kaywoodie Pipe cases and smoker's accessories were also marked with "New York and London". English Kaywoodies are now made by Oppenheimer pipes. and Relief Grain grades. The traditional push-bit models come in Continental Plain and Relief. Kaufmann Bros. sandblast called "Antique". Lowndes notes that the Heritage pipes in his collection are small to medium-size pipes and have Kaywoodie shape numbers.. From the 1930's and 1940's. Page 18 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.12 English Kaywoodies. do not present any information concerning Kaywoodie's London operations. Lowndes notes that he has several English Kaywoodies acquired in Vaduz and Zurich.com .. All of the catalogs reviewed in this research contained the following copyright notification: Printed in U. (Lowndes notes that he has a Flame Grain Rock Ambera which is not stamped "Rock Ambera". Custom Grain. London Made. according to Lowndes. Lowndes notes that the Super Star was a special edition English Kaywoodie made of finest briar with a handmade silver band. New York and London. A 1985 letter from Oppenheimer states that the black-inwhite logo has been discontinued and only the regular white logo is now used. Lowndes notes that English Kaywoodies with the "screw-in bit" come in Ruby Grain. Lowndes suggests there may have been a special Heritage catalog. and logo on bit is a double diamond. Rock Ambera. Lowndes has two: one from Zurich with a large white-outlined logo. Pipes were not marked "Kaywoodie".S. Standard. Inc. Bakelite bits with appearance of amber.) Rock Ambera pipes had a black cloverleaf on the bits. but no ampersand (like Yello Boles). The catalogs.50 (pounds) to 26. 707. Prices in 1985 ranged from 9.

and from numerous pipe traders/collectors. There is certainly no shortage of Kaywoodies today.4. A number of pipe collecting journals carry Page 19 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.com . and 4-digit pre-fitment Kaywoodies at flea markets for less than $5 each. Connoisseurs. Many gems have been discovered among the dusty. HINTS ON COLLECTING. The author has found 4-digit Super Grains.and low-grade pipes are available in abundance at flea markets and estate sales. Another obvious source of Kaywoodies is other collectors. Flame Grains. This source is particularly useful for the rarer. The mid. heavily oxidized pipes that have found their way to flea markets around the country. Flea markets are particularly fruitful hunting grounds for Kaywoodie Pipes. high-grade Kaywoodies. DATING AND PRICING KAYWOODIES It should be clear from the preceding chronology that the firm of KB&B probably produced hundreds of thousands of pipes in the years since 1915.

which had no fitments). however). a leading mail-order pipe company recently offered low-grade Kaywoodies (Signet. can. one must rely upon "guestimates" based on a number of factors. Page 20 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. Fortunately. only the following. While there does not appear to be a shortage of Kaywoodie Pipes. along with the shape lists in the Appendix. also be useful in dating a pipe. it is very difficult to date Kaywoodies precisely. KB&B did not use any consistent. it never hurts to ask the seller/owner about the history of the pipe (it may turnout that the owner of the pipe knows approximately when the pipe was purchased). "600") at the same (or higher) prices than Flame and Matched Grain Kaywoodies. The pre-WWII Kaywoodies had elongated white cloverleaf logos and large screw-in fitments (with the possible exception of the pre-1925 and "export" Kaywoodies. As an example. The information in Chapter 3 on pipe grades. However. general guidelines for dating Kaywoodies can be suggested. especially if the pipe in question is of an unusual shape and/or grade. Examine Logo. the current dealer's price for Flame Grain grade Kaywoodies appears to be in the range of S25 to $35. more desirable Kaywoodies (i. Sometime between 1936 and 1947. Because grades and shapes frequently changed. easily identifiable system for dating their pipes. there is a serious lack of guidelines for accurately dating and pricing Kaywoodie Pipes. Because there are relatively few Kaywoodie collectors (the number appears to be growing. Like most pipemakers. • • Check the Shape Numbers. Readers who may not be familiar with these publications should consult their local tobacconist for details. and because there is a general lack of knowledge concerning the basic hierarchy of Kaywoodie Pipes. there does not appear to be a widely accepted pricing scale for Kaywoodie Pipes.. the black-in-white logo merely indicates a "post 1936" vintage. because many of the pipes in the 1968-69 catalog still show this type of logo. These dealers frequently advertise in various pipe smoking journals and can be another potentially useful source for Kaywoodie Pipes. the pipe is probably of "pre-1936" vintage. In fact. Some of the pre-1936 Kaywoodies were stamped (on the shank) with a cloverleaf around KBB. Additionally. there has been a recent proliferation of mail-order pipe dealers who occasionally offer Kaywoodie Pipes. Based on very limited information. If the pipe has a 4-digit shape number.com . If the pipe has a 4-digit shape number and does not have the threaded fitment. this information can be useful in establishing an approximate date. Hence. it is probably from before 1925. With the exception of the early (pre-1936) pipes. Current (Italian-made) Kaywoodies have the "white outline" logo. Typically. depending on condition. As a final suggestion. Stampings and Fitment. as well as in identifying other Kaywoodie collectors. pipe shops that deal in estate (pre-smoked) pipes should not be overlooked as a possible source for Kaywoodie Pipes. those of pre-1936 vintage) can be identified by their 4-digit shape numbers. the older.ads from Kaywoodie collectors and can be a valuable source of general information concerning Kaywoodies.e. the better pipes were marked with a black cloverleaf inside a white dot.

com . of course. with the possible exception of the older. At this rate. one could simply double the 1968-69 prices given in Table 4 (see Section 3. The seller's knowledge (or lack of knowledge) also affects price. The dealer price of $25 to $35 for Flame Grain grade Kaywoodies. (Prices can also be substantially higher if the seller believes that a pipe is "old" and/or "rare"). it is still possible to develop an extensive collection of Kaywoodie Pipes without spending a great deal of money. as a number of other factors such as condition. For the collector who is willing to shop-around. As noted earlier. the bottom line on the value of any collectible is what the collector is "willing to pay". appears reasonable13 (as shown in Table 4. Perhaps the best source of information on the current value of Kaywoodie Pipes. Click Picture for Filter-Plus Image From the 1955 Catalog Page 21 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. Of course. then. 1988 consumer prices are about double the 1968 prices. Kaywoodie Flame Grains sold for $15 in 1968-69). Therefore. should not be taken as a hard-and-fast rule. higher grade pipes. age and 'rarity can significantly affect prices. the Kaywoodie collector should bear in mind that. As a final note. Kaywoodie prices may be substantially lower at flea markets and estate sales. This.The annual inflation rate in this country has averaged about 4% per year since 1950.4) to estimate "current prices" of Kaywoodie Pipes. there is currently no shortage of Kaywoodies. is other (knowledgeable) Kaywoodie collectors. as a rough ruleof-thumb.

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Shape No. 01 01B 02 02B 03 03B 04 04B 05 Description Yacht (oval stem) London Oval (very small) Poker Small London Oval Triangle Setter Apple Small London Oval Large Saddle Billiard Medium London Oval Medium Billiard Shape No. 39B 40 40B 41 41B 42 42B 42K 43 Description Dublin Freshman Medium Saddle Billiard Billiard Freshman Large Belgian Bulldog Freshman Medium Apple Yacht Freshman Medium Kohinoor Medium Dublin (Oval Shank)

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Description London Oval (Long Stem) Slim Dublin Heavy London Oval Large Billiard Trumpet Medium Dublin Slim Pear Medium Pear Curved Medium Billiard Slim Paneled Pear Extra Large Billiard Medium Oom Paul Saddle Bulldog Large Dublin Author Curved Large Billiard Calabash E-Z Set Pear Long Dublin E-Z Set Dublin Curved Heavy Billiard E-Z Set Bent E-Z Set Billiard E-Z Set Apple E-Z Set Prince of Wales Medium Billiard Yacht "In-Between" Billiard "In-Between" Small Dublin Dublin "In-Between"

Shape No. 44 44B 45 45B 46 46B 47 47B 48 48B 49 49B 50 50B 51 51B 52B 52L 53 54 55 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 66

Description Dublin "In-Between" Billiard Colt Octagon Square Setter 6-Panel Colt Rounded Square Belgian Colt Medium Apple Panel Dublin Colt Large Billiard Oom Paul "Paddy" Colt Large Unger Oom Paul "Mac" Colt Chub Apple Bulldog (Round Shank) Large Billiard Windshield Belgian Gravity "In-Between"(Long Bit) Bulldog Triangle Setter Dublin Curved Dad Billiard "In-Between" Small Breakfast Boswell E-Z Set Vest Pocket President Medium Billiard Oom Paul Medium Unger Oom Paul Vest Pocket "In-Between" Gravity E-Z Set Vest Pocket

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Full Bent 39 40 42 45 49 50B 51 51S 53 55 59 63 67 Large Billiard Medium Billiard (Saddle Bit) Medium Apple Octagon Billiard Large Oom Paul Medium Bulldog Medium Billiard (Short Bit) Large Billiard (Saddle Bit) Medium Bulldog Large Billiard. Description 01 02 04 05 06 06C 07 01C 08 08C 09B 09C 10 Half Bent Dublin (Yacht) Poker Large Billiard (Saddle Bit) Medium Billiard Slim Apple Long Bulldog Large Billiard Large Bulldog Medium Dublin Medium Apple (Oval Bowl) Medium Pear Medium Apple. Full Bent Medium Billiard. Description Shape No. Full Bent Chub Billiard Medium Oom Paul Small Billiard (Long Shank) Page 40 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.1947 Kaywoodie Shape Numbers and Descriptions Shape No.com .

Heavy Shank Large Apple Medium Billiard (Saddle Bit) Medium Dublin (Saddle Bit) Medium Billiard (Saddle Bit) Medium Apple (Saddle Bit) Long Dublin (Churchwarden) Saddle Bit Pot Prince of Wales Medium Apple (Saddle Bit) Squat Bulldog. Half Bent Slim Bulldog. (Saddle Bit) Squat Bulldog.Shape No. Full Bent Medium Dublin Medium Unger. Description Shape No. Full Bent Small Apple. Squat (Oval Shank) Medium Billiard. Full Bent Large Apple Small Billiard 68C 69 72B 74 76B 78 80 80B 83B 84B 85 86B 91B 92B 93B. Full Bent Large Pot Medium Billiard Panelled Squat Apple Medium Billiard Small Pot Slim Apple Medium Apple Large Bulldog. Half Bent Small Bulldog Small Billiard. Bent (Saddle Bit) Page 41 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.com . 94B 95 95B 96 97B 98B 99B Extra Large Billiard. Description 11 12B 12C 13 13B 14 14C 15C 16 11 17C 19C 20C 21C 22 22C 23C 29 30 33 37 Large Billiard Large Bulldog (Saddle Bit) Medium Dublin (Oval Shank) Large Dublin Author Medium Billiard. Full Bent Vest Pocket Poker (Oval Bowl) Round Shank 4-Square Square Shank 4-Square Small Billiard Round Shank Panelled Apple Square Shank Panelled Apple Slim Billiard Large Apple.

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1955 Kaywoodie Shape Numbers and Descriptions Shape No. Slim Dublin Long Bulldog Large Billiard Large Bulldog Medium Dublin Medium Apple. Panelled Medium Billiard Small Pot Large Canadian. Saddle Bit Medium Billiard . Oval Shank Medium Billiard Extra Large Canadian Squat Apple. Half Bent Page 55 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.com . Full Bent Large Billiard Medium Bulldog. Full Bent Medium Dublin Medium Unger. Round Shank Medium Billiard Medium Billiard. Half Bent Medium Billiard. Full Bent Small Apple. Triangle Shank Large Bulldog. 01 02 04 05 06 06C 07 07C 08 08C 09B 09C 10 11 12B 13 13B 14 14C 16 17 17C 22 23C Description Half Bent Dublin (Yacht) Poker Large Billiard. Full Bent Medium Billiard. 45C 49 50B 51 51S 53 55 59 63 67 69 69B 71 72 72B 73S 74 76B 78 79 80 80B 82 83B Description Large Dublin Large Unger Oom Paul Medium Bulldog. Oval Shank Large Canadian. Full Bent Chub Billiard Medium Unger Oom Paul Small Billiard Large Pot Small Canadian Slim Canadian. Saddle Bit Large Bulldog Large Billiard. Half Bent Medium Billiard. Quarter Bent Shape No. Saddle Bit Large Dublin Author. Full Bent Medium Billiard Twin Panel. Saddle Bit Slim Apple Medium Apple Medium Bulldog. Oval Bowl Medium Pear Medium Apple.

Hexagon Large Apple. Long Saddle Bit Extra Long Dublin(Churchwarden) Medium Pot. Full Bent Saddle Small Billiard Extra Large Billiard Medium Billiard. Full Bent Medium Apple. Small Panels Squat Bulldog. Round Shank Large Apple New " Holland". Round Shank Small Chub Billiard Large Apple Medium Canadian.Shape No. Full Bent Page 56 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. Long Saddle Bit Medium Dublin. Long Saddle Bit Quarter Bent Apple (Prince of Wales) Medium Apple. Octagon Panels Shape No. Quarter Bent Stubby Billiard. Saddle Bit Medium Apple Medium Billiard. Long Saddle Bit Medium Billiard. Saddle Flush Bit Squat Bulldog. Long Saddle Bit Medium Apple. 28C 29 29C 30 31C 32C 33 33C 35C 36C 37 39 40 42 45 Description Medium Apple. Long Saddle Bit Squat Bulldog. 84B 85 86B 90 91 91B 92B 93B 94B 95 95B 96 97B 98B 99B Description Small Bulldog. Saddle Bit Medium Billiard. Large Panels Slim Billiard Medium Billiard. Saddle Bit Extra Large Billiard. Saddle Bit Small Canadian.com .

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256-259.g. Hacker mentions sets of twelve and fourteen pipes of matching briar. William Lowndes. R. Beverly Hills. Lowndes suggests that another series of Collector's (shapes 11C-16C) may have been available in the early 1970's 11. Hacker. 1984. the 1936 catalog introduces the Carburetor as "the newest Kaywoodie". the photo used in the 1938 Yello-Bole catalog could have been a pre1936 "file photo"). and 2) the use of 4-digit shape numbers continued into the mid 30's (e. the author has a Carburetor with a four-digit shape number. CA. 3. 4. Autumngold Publishing.. the firm's centennial would have been in 1951. 256). The Ultimate Pipe Book. 8." Page 74 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages. 6. 9. The twelve and fourteen pipe sets mentioned by Hacker do not appear in any of the catalogs reviewed in this research. A 1938 Yello-Bole catalog contains a photograph of a "Jumbo" Chesterfield.com .C. Subsequent Kaywoodie catalogs do not show the "Hercules". 2. Regular use will shortly bring them into perfect alignment.ENDNOTES 1. 7. Author's Note: Lowndes suggests that the Kaywoodie "Drinkless" (screw-in filter) fitment was introduced about 1925. In The Ultimate Pipe Book (p. If the founding of the firm is taken as 1851 (see Chapter 2). like the Chesterfield pipe. pp. a well-known Kaywoodie Collector from California. The Stembiter pipe was shown in a 1938 Yello-Bole catalog and. "John Henry". 3068C). may have been in the Kaywoodie line before 1955 10. or "Paul Bunyan" oversize styles. A 1947 catalog notes that "The mouthpiece [Bits] of Kaywoodie Pipes are 'canted' slightly to the left when new. The appearance of the Centennial pipe in 1947 seems somewhat premature. suggests that KB&B may have experimented with other names before settling on "Kaywoodie". The pipe in the photo has a four-digit shape number (No. However. suggesting that the practice of using four-digit shape numbers was discontinued in the years just prior to 1936 5. This would suggest that: 1) the Kaywoodie Chesterfield was available much earlier than 1955 (but wasn't shown in earlier Kaywoodie catalogs). "Synchro-Stem" refers to the threaded insert in the shank of the pipe that accommodates the "Drinkless" metal filter in the bit of the pipe. Lowndes notes that he has an early KB&B Pipe stamped "Dinwoodie". As an aside. The Synchro-Stem and Drinkless names refer to complementary elements of a single design feature.

net/~vze43wza/ Email: jim. 13. c) In morocco leather case. it could be argued that briar prices have increased faster than prices for most other consumer goods and the dealer prices quoted above may still be reasonable. An online version of this document can be found at: http://pipepages. b) These numbers appeared in the 1936 catalog with different descriptions (see Appendix). Table 2 Notes: a) Small (half-size) versions of 3.com . Website: http://members. Table 5 Notes: a) These are shape numbers and/or descriptions that did not appear in any of the catalogs summarized in Sections 3. b) See Table 4. Author's note: The 1955 catalog offers pipes with matching briar pipe rests (called "Briar Mates").net Page 75 of 75 ©2003-2005 Pipepages.4. even for pre-smoked pipes. and $10 grades. Also see "Presentation Block Meerschaum" (Section 3. however. 7. Pre-smoked pipes. Table 3 Notes: a) These pipes are described in the previous section of this Chapter.com/kwg-intro.12.50. Table 4 Notes: a) These pipes are described in the previous section of this Chapter.murray8@verizon. b) In case lined with velvet and satin.htm This PDF file was created and formatted by Jim Murray. lined with white satin and velvet. generally sell for about one-half the "new" price.bellatlantic. 5.5).50. On the other hand. The Flame Grain Briar Mates were available in a choice of Black or "Yellow Ambera Bits".1-3.

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