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M.G.M

Gasparini
 Italy

 

  M.G.M. Briar 1912, Rock Italy M.G.M. (Curved under logo) 15
Mario Gasparini Milano

M.P.F.

France
Brands with several letters logo

(Left side) Carbaby, Made in France

Ma Colombe

 France
Brands with animal logo

 (Left side) St Claude, Ma Colombe
Artisan: Jean Masson (b. 1934). Not yet retired (2009), he has nevertheless slowed down his production which used to reach 250 carved pipes (Voltaire, Lenine, Kennedy...) and 1000 clasical pipes per year. Inventor of the patented "Anti-jus" (anti gunk) system.
Address: 24, route de la Faucille, L'Essard
39200 Villard-Saint-Sauveur (F)
Jean Masson

Mac Baren

Mac Baren Main
 Denmark
Brands with shield logo
  Mac Baren Made in Denmark 205
Brands with shield logo

 (Left side) Mac Baren, Extra   (Right side Made in Denmark, 237
 The logo on the tobacco tins is reproduced on the stem of this pipe (see enlarged view) and on the pouch.
Pipes from a tobacco brand on this site: Clan, Borkum Riff, Prince Albert, Mac Baren

Mac Cranie

  North Carolina  
Brands with 2 dots logo
 Pipe crafted by Tonino Jacono
Brands with one dot logo

  A4, McArris by McCranie, Made in England
This pipe actually was crafted by William Ashton Taylor of "Ashton" pipes in 1990 for the pipe shop of Charlotte (NC). The Mc Cranies shop was the only shop ever allowed to sell Ashton's as a private label pipe.

Mac Donald's

 USA
 
Brands with an encircled letter logo

 

 (Left side)

Mac Donald's Virgin

(Right side)

France, 182

The pipe is made in France but obviously distributed to the US hamburger consumer.

Mac Lintock

 England
Brands with several letters logo

 

Machiavelli

 Italy

 

  Machiavelli Gorgo
Brands with an unique letter logo

 (Left side) Machiavelli

Mackenzie

BBB
 England
Brands with a spot or disk logo
  Mackenzie, Le Baron
BBB's second brand also produced in the Irish Republic (J.M. Lopes, op. cit.)

Madame

 France
Brands with an unique letter logo

 (Left side)

Madame

(Right side)

St Claude (Arched) France

The "St Claude France" stamping of this pipe is exactly the same as the one with the "Sans tare" label.

Maestrale

 Italy

 

  Maestrale, Artigianale
Brands with ornate spot or disk logo

 (Left side)

Maestrale, Artigianale

(Right side)

Roma

(Bottom)

P 2

Artisan: Walter Valenti pipemaker in Rome, during the 1970s

Magner

Colm
 Canada

no logo on the stem

 (Underside)

― Magner ―

― Handmade ―

― Canada ―

Artisan: Colm Magner (born 1961) started carving pipes in 1998. He is an actor who has had roles in movies and television shows shot in Toronto.

Maillefer

Lausanne Switzerland

 

  Maillefer, Lausanne
Tabacs MAILLEFER
Grand-Chêne 5
1003 Lausanne

Majestic

Ben Wade
 Denmark
Brands with crown & letters logo

(Left side Majestic (Bottom Made in Denmark
Brands with crown logo

 (Left side)

Majestic, ..(?)..

These stampings are crosshatched for an unknown reason.

(Underside)

Denmark, 19

Man

Isle of Man Isle of Man United Kingdom
Meerschaum pipes

 

 (On the bottom of the stem) Great Britain
Meerschaum pipes

 (On bottom of mouthpiece) Great Britain
A brand of MANXMAN PIPES Ltd, The Quay, Old Laxey, Isle of Man, British Isles.
The meerschaum used for these pipes usualy was of Tanzanian origine (like Kiko or Twiga pipes).
See also: Manx Meerschaum, Pioneer

Man-About-Town

 USA

 

  Man-About-Town, Genuine Briar
Others hat shape logos: Lobbia, London Royal, Churchill, Sabatini

Manduela

 Denmark
 

no logo on the stem

 (Underside) ― Manduela ―
Artisan: Manduela Riger-Kusk (born 1967) learnt the craft from Poul Ilsted from 1990 to 1992. After this apprenticeship she established on its own producing pipes characterized by the diversity and colors of materials used for stems, extensions or applications.
Some pipes are stamped with the manufacture year.

Manhattan

 USA
Brands with 2 dots logo

 

 (Left side)

Manhattan, supreme

(Right side)

Imported Briar, Italy

This pipe may be from The Manhattan Briar Pipe Co. Other Manhattan brands are also mentioned to be of English origin (see J.M. Lopes, op. cit. p.167 and Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit. p.69).

Mansfield

 England
Brands with an unique letter logo

 (Left side)

Mansfield, Made in England

(Right side)

62

Manx Meerschaum

Isle of Man Isle of Man United Kingdom
Meerschaum pipes

 (On band)

Millenium of Tynwald

The Tynwald is the legislature of the Isle of Man. It is claimed to be the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world. Its millenium was celebrated in 1979.
Meerschaum pipes

 

  Manxland Blockmeerschaum, Great Britain, 867
Laxey Pipe Factory (closed in 2002).
Other brands from the factory: "Manxpipe", "Manxman", "Manxland".
See also: Man Pipes

Mänz

Cornelius
 Germany

no logo on the stem

  (Underside)

― C. Mänz, Handgemacht ―

― A B , 403 ―

Early straight line stampings
Artisan: Cornelius Mänz (born 1968) was a textile designer when he decided in 2001 to carve pipes.
Production (2004): 60-70 pipes/year
Stampings:
"C. Mänz handegamacht" (straight) until june 2003.
From july 2003 "C. Mänz Germany" in a rugby ball shape. The number corresponds to the month and year of manufacture. (i.e. 403= april 2003)
Grading (ascending): CD, C, BC, B, AB, A and "best" (very rare)
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