This is a patent number piece, though it wears the later script “Sasieni”, rather than the eary “fishtail” style.
The balance and proportion of the pipe, too, are wonderful, and it's a fantastic smoker!
“Buckingham,” a classic large billiard quite similar to the Dunhill LBS shape.
It was in great shape and since all the antiques in the store were being sold at half of the price tag the little rack cost him only $5 and change.
You can see that it was an easy decision to make to buy it. We walked down the street and crossed to the other side where the second shop was located.
The community has developed into a place known for antiques with quite a few antique shops along its two main streets. I always get a bit of an adrenaline rush when I am looking for pipes.