An early transition Barling, born approximately between 1962 and 1968. Old good briar stocks were still available at that time and quality of pipes was as high as during the best Barling’s period.
The bowl’s briar is exciting indeed: there was almost no issues with it’s restoration. The logo on the mouthpiece was rubbed, but still visible at strong lighting.
The pipe markings are “Barling \ 5579 \ LONDON ENGLAND”, “Regency \ EXEL” and “T.V.F.” The lenghts is 14.8 cm, bowl’s hight is 4.8 cm. External and internal diameters of this bowl are 2.9 cm and 2.1 cm. The depth is 4.3 cm and this pipe weights 27 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.