A pipe from the oldest and the most respected London tobacconist, the company began its noble way in 1862. By the middle of the XX century the address 109 Jermyn St. became very famous as the most popular, luxury and expensive place offering the best examples of English pipe making skills. Every self-respecting pipe smoker – a londoner or a tourist – was obliged to visit Astley’s. Astley’s pipes were ordered at the most reputable and glorified manufacturers; Charatan’s, Dunhill, James Upshall and Ashton considered it as an honor to brand their pipes with the famous address and a letter “A” on a mouthpiece.
The pipe markings are “ASTLEYS \ 109 JERMYN ST \ LONDON”, “45”. The length is 14.0 cm (5.51″) and the bowl’s height is 5.1 cm (2,01″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.2 cm (1.26″), internal diameter is 1.8 cm (0.71″). The depth is 4.1 cm (1.61″) and this pipe weighs 31 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.