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I picked up a pipe today at a yard sale

All the markings it has is

Wally Frank
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No numbers or anything else

It is a very light tan
its a lumberman about 7 inches long
The stem is about an inch and a half
the shank is oval shaped

it looks to be billiard style

I was curious if anyone had any information on this pipe
 

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I don't know how you would date that particular pipe but in their day Wally Franks were premier pipes in the US.
 
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Justpipes":olv1v5h2 said:
I don't know how you would date that particular pipe but in their day Wally Franks were premier pipes in the US.


I find reference on the net of Wally Frank pipes but they usually have a number

This one doesnt it looks new unsmoked
I saw one in a 1939 catalog but no style number
 

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Hopefully Morleysson will weigh in on this. With his knowledge of older US carvers and companies he can probably shed some light on Wally Frank dating.
 
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Dave":sav2izsn said:
I picked up a pipe today at a yard sale

All the markings it has is

Wally Frank
Ltd



No numbers or anything else

It is a very light tan
its a lumberman about 7 inches long
The stem is about an inch and a half
the shank is oval shaped

it looks to be billiard style

I was curious if anyone had any information on this pipe
They're old and pretty common. I recently found one just like it at a flea market and sold it on Frenchy's web site.
 
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It smokes great

It seems to do better with burleys than anything else

I love burleys and thats great
 

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Here is a link to my only Wally Frank. I sent it to George at Precision Pipe Repair and he did a marvelous job on it. It was so sad looking at the Antique mall. But had been a good smoker for someone and is again a wonderful pipe to smoke. George took some nice pictures and you can click on them to blow them up.

Enjoy your Wally Frank. Many people did.


http://precisionpiperepair.com/BLOG/?p=4
 

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:pirat: :pipe: Even' All, i have a WF at george's now, a true sitter, maybe he'll show some pics, Ken
Pacem en Puffing! :tongue:
 

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That restoraion is mind boggling to me. I'd like to have a cavalier pipe some day. If it looks that good, I'lle :D :D :D .


Nice Pipe Carlos

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That restoraion is mind boggling to me. I'd like to have a cavalier pipe some day. If it looks that good, I'lle :D :D :D .


Nice Pipe Carlos

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That's quite a restoration. I recently had them estimate a restoration on a Dunhill I picked up at an antique store. Cost seemed reasonable but not sure if I will restore it or not as it has a fairly sizable crack in the shank.

I remember the old Wally Frank catalogs-they were an interesting read.

Dave
 
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