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Blue Riband

 

  Comoy, Blue Riband

Made in London (in circle) England, 126

The "Blue Riband" is on the top of Comoy's lines.

Three pieces (two black, one white) inlaid "C" logo. This marking/inlay method was canceled in the early 80s.
Very rare: One year during WW II Comoy put a blue "C" on the stem of their Blue Riband line.

Celebration

 

 

 

Comoy's CELEBRATION, Made in London, England, 101

Lucite stem. Pipe carved in 1976. 18 karat gold band with head of leopard, English crown, and "B" .

  Comoy's CELEBRATION, Made in London, England, 139
Gold band with [crown], [head of leopard], and [B]
(see DOK)
  In this case the blue logo appears to be made of FOUR inlaid pieces.
 
 Comoy's millenium Comoy's Millenium

Extraordinaire

 

 

  Comoy's, Extraordinaire

Made in London ( in oval) England, 804

 Note the rugby ball shape of the "Made in London" stamping which is usually in a circle from 1950.

 (Left side) Comoy's, Extraordinaire

(Right side) Made in England, 61 XL

Length: 17.8 cm. Bowl Height: 5.1 cm. Weight: 85 gr

 (Underside) Comoy's, Extraordinaire

Underside) 235

(Underside) Made in London, England

The "Extraordinaire" designation was given to either oversized pipes or to unusual pipes.

Golden Arrow


(Left side) Comoy's Golden arrow [arrow]

(Right side) Made in London (In circle), England

See also "The Golden Arrow" or "Golden Arrow", as Comoy's sub-brands.

Golden Grain

 

 (Left side) Comoy's, Golden Grain

(Right side) Made in London, England, 182

Grand Slam

Brands with one bar logo

 (Side 1) Comoy, Grand Slam, Patent

(Side 2) Made in England (In circle) U.S.PAT. 2001612, 219.

(Bottom, near stem) * 4 Pat Pending

The Bar Logo is white, turquoise, white.
The mark "*4" indicates the size of the leather washer located on the end of the metal stinger (see patent description).
Period: 1933 until 1945 (with the bar logo)
After WWII the bar logo has been replaced by the 3 pieces inlaid C.

(Left side)

Comoy Grand Slam Pipe

(Right side)

Made in London (In circle) England

203 (shape code)

(Underside)

* 5

The stem of this "Grand Slam" sports a 3 parts inlaid "C" logo. It's a post-WWII pipe. The washer on the stinger has a size "*5" (see enlarged pictures #1 and 2).
Markings of the leather washer size on the underside of the "Grand Slam" shanks.
Size 7
Size 5
Size 4
Size 2
See also (same patent, different brand): Newhaven

Guildhall

 

  (Left side) Comoy's Guildhall

(Right side) Made in London (in circle) England, 185

Pipe stamped as a Comoy's "Guildhall" line.
See also Guildhall as a Comoy's second brand.

L.R 1904

 

 

 (Left side) L.R (In oval) London Made

(Hallmarks on band) HC (In title block), [leopard head] [Lion passant] [Date letter]

A straight (one or two lines) "London Made" stamping may be found on Comoy's pipes from 1902 until about 1915. The Hallmarks on the band are for 1904.
The “C” logo was first inlaid in the side of the mouthpiece around 1919.

London Pride

 (Left side) Comoy's, London Pride, Extraordinaire

(Right side) Made in London (In circle) England, 342

Moorgate

 

 (Left side) Comoy's Moorgate  (Right side) 283
Pipe stamped as a Comoy's "Moorgate" line.
See also Moorgate as a Comoy's second brand.

Prima

 

(Left side) Comoy's Prima

(Right side) London (In a straight line)

The "Prima" line which was introduced in the early 1900s corresponded to the top grade in those times.

The Birmingham Assay Office hallmarks display a "l" year letter which applies for 1910.

Notice the early Comoy's stamp with a tail after the "s". This "Comoy's" joined flowing script canted forward was used from 1900 to about 1919.

Rockroot

 

  (Left side) Comoy's Rockroot, Made in England, 788

Royal

 

(Top side)

Royal Comoy

(Underside)

Made in London (In circle) England

298

A rare case in which the line name is stamped above "Comoy".

Three pieces (two black, one white) inlaid "C" logo. This marking/inlay method was canceled in the early 80s.

Royal Guard

 

 

  COMOY'S Royal Guard, Made in England, 92

Silver Cloud

 

 (Underside) Comoy's, Silver Cloud, Made in London, England, 66

Special

(Left side)

Comoy's (Arched) Special

(Right side)

Made in London (In circle) England

495 (shape code)

(Underside)

H

The "Comoy's" marking: the arched COMOY'S stamping in upper case script with serifs, apostrophe before the “S,” and the “C” larger than the other letters reaches back to 1917 and has been continued for a short time after WWII.

The country of origin marking: the circular "Made in London" and straight "England" stamp was first used in the late 1940s / early 1950s.

The "C" stem logo: the “three-piece C” was continued until the Cadogan era in the 1980s. Considering the shank stampings we could come to the conclusion the probability this pipe has a replacement stem is significant.

Specimen Straight Grain

 

 (Left side)

Comoy's, Specimen, Straight Grain

(Right side)

Made in London (In circle), England, 434

Quote from Comoy's 1965 catalogue as to Specimen Straight Grain grade: "The rarest and finest of all Comoy pipes."

Tradition

 

 

Three pieces (two black, one white) inlaid "C" logo. This method was canceled in the early 80s.

Virgin Briar

(Left side)

Comoy's (Arched), Virgin Briar

(Right side)

1933 [Symbol] Chicago

This Virgin Briar has been crafted for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. The stampings on the right side of the shank are the same as for this Chelsea pipe issued for the same event.

(Left side)

Comoy's (Arched) Virgin Briar

(Right side)

Made in England (In circle) U.S.PAT. 2001612, 389

(Bottom)

*2

This pipe had the "Grand Slam" metalic stinger because of the *2 stamping (see enlarged view #3) and the patent number.

(Left side)

Comoy's (Arched) Virgin Briar

(Right side)

Made in England (In circle) 61

"Virgin Briar" period: 1933 until (?)
The "Virgin Briar" line was no longer mentioned in Comoy's catalogues in 1965.
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