“While most collectors are familiar with the “Royal Appointment” accorded certain well-established businesses in England (most commonly seen on Dunhill packaging) FRIBOURG & TREYER’s not only held an identical appointment by the King of England, but they also had a similar “Royal Appointment” by the King of Belgium!” (с) pipedia.org
So, the oldest London tobacconist established in 1720 was even more appreciated than Dunhill! Unfortunately it “was” since in 1980 the last F&T shop was closed following to acquisition by Imperial Tobacco (this is one more reason to be sceptic regarding this insatiable monster).
We are going to promote F&T pipes at our site therefore this is the first example. The new ones to be presented here later. Both the suppliers list (GBD, BBB, Barling…) and the quality of products are English indeed!
The pipe markings are “”, “REJECT”. The length is 15.2 cm, bowl’s hight is 4.9 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 3.1 cm and 2.0 cm. The depth is 4.0 cm and this pipe weights 42 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.