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Bugsahearn

Bugsahearn

Registration date : 2015-02-05

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PostSubject: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptySun Mar 27, 2016 3:33 pm

hey what dya hear what dya say!

Does anyone know when Wally Frank went out of business? I got an old Comoy's new in the Wally Frank box and I'm not sure when it's from. Was Wally Frank still open in 1980 after the cadogan merger?
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptySun Mar 27, 2016 8:12 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
hey what dya hear what dya say!

Does anyone know when Wally Frank went out of business? I got an old Comoy's new in the Wally Frank box and I'm not sure when it's from. Was Wally Frank still open in 1980 after the cadogan merger?

I thought they were still in business !! The last pipe I bought from their mail-order catalog was around 1983 when I got a GBD Virgin Pot from them. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Bugsahearn

Bugsahearn

Registration date : 2015-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptySun Mar 27, 2016 8:20 pm

Does anyone know how to date this Comoy's? It doesn't have a Line name it just says Comoy's on one side with the Made stamp and v291. I've seen one poster on a forum say that the V prefix is Cadogan era, but I am not positive about that because it was the only place on the net I could find any mention of a V and it sounded like he might've been assuming. I've read that Three digit numbers are Pre-Cadogan, is that accurate? Does that include letters? What do you guys think?Comoy's from Wally's S-l16010
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Bugsahearn

Bugsahearn

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyThu Mar 31, 2016 7:34 pm

No comoy's experts in the house?
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AJ

AJ

Age : 71
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyThu Mar 31, 2016 11:04 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
Does anyone know how to date this Comoy's? It doesn't have a Line name it just says Comoy's on one side with the Made stamp and v291. I've seen one poster on a forum say that the V prefix is Cadogan era, but I am not positive about that because it was the only place on the net I could find any mention of a V and it sounded like he might've been assuming. I've read that Three digit numbers are Pre-Cadogan, is that accurate? Does that include letters? What do you guys think?Comoy's from Wally's S-l16010


This should help. Smile   Click Here!

AJ
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MisterE
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MisterE

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyThu Mar 31, 2016 11:37 pm

I heard from and old friend who saw this thread, he's fond of The older Comoy's. I'll pass it on..
... wrote:
Hi Eric

Bugsahearn's asking about a Comoy-made pipe. It's a post-WW II Comoy,
without the stem logo or name on the shank so that some retailer could
put his own stampings on it.

The "V" is just a Comoy code (different letters for different intended
outlets).

Cheers


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Bugsahearn

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Registration date : 2015-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyThu Mar 31, 2016 11:51 pm

Hey AJ thanks! I checked the link but still couldn't date it other than post ww2.

Hey E, thanks for passing that on! Does your friend think it's a pre-cadogan pipe? I was thinking it was post because of the v but maybe I'm wrong. Perhaps it was made for Wally Frank?
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyFri Apr 01, 2016 8:07 am

You are missing a photo of two critical details: the C stem logo and how "Comoy's" is stamped. Can you do a shot of the other side and close-up of the stem logo? (camera phones do great close-up shots) Typically shape numbers with a letter are Cadogan era, but he info above will tell the tale.
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Bugsahearn

Bugsahearn

Registration date : 2015-02-05

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyFri Apr 01, 2016 12:54 pm

Comoy's from Wally's S-l16011
Comoy's from Wally's S-l16012
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyFri Apr 01, 2016 3:06 pm

That is the stamped C logo, so the pipe is Cadogan era, made after 1981. A good looking, classic British billiard!
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Bugsahearn

Bugsahearn

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyFri Apr 01, 2016 5:35 pm

Thanks raff thats what i figured. Still not bad for the price of a grabow
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyFri Apr 01, 2016 6:42 pm

Bugsahearn wrote:
Thanks raff thats what i figured. Still not bad for the price of a grabow

Exactly!
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyFri Apr 01, 2016 6:51 pm

riff raff wrote:
That is the stamped C logo, so the pipe is Cadogan era, made after 1981.  A good looking, classic British billiard!

Since it's not one of the "good. pre-Codogan" pipes I'm sure it won't smoke good enough for you so just send it to me and I'll smoke it as I have Cadogan era GBDs that I smoke all the time and you know what folks think about those !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Bugsahearn

Bugsahearn

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptySat Apr 02, 2016 8:40 pm

It's so hard to find a good straight billiard these days that I think I'll hold on to it pirat
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Bugsahearn

Bugsahearn

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyWed Jun 08, 2016 10:47 pm

Comoy's from Wally's S-l16013

This a Cadogan era Comoy's Guildhall? I'm assuming it is. Paid 60 bucks for it, it's new. Too much or good deal?
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyThu Jun 09, 2016 2:31 am

I'd say $60 for a NOS Comoy of any age is a steal. Enjoy it in rude good health.

Jim
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyThu Jun 09, 2016 8:06 am

Yep, it looks in great shape.
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Registration date : 2011-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Comoy's from Wally's   Comoy's from Wally's EmptyThu Jun 09, 2016 10:32 am

the last time i made a purchase in the wally frank catalogue was around 1985.
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