A pipe from the luxury 7-pipes series initiated by Peterson’s in 1987 to honour Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters: Sherlock Holmes Original, Watson, Squire, Professor, Deerstalker, Baskerville and Baker Street. Soon after the “Original” series success an additional “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” collection was launched with the 7 additional shapes: The Mycroft, Hudson, Strand, Rathbone, Lestrade, Hansom, and the Milverton. So, it seems Peterson’s made their adorers quite busy for the next century ?
Despite the shape wasn’t printed on the pipe this is the Professor. You may see it at the Petersons’ site: the same shape and almost the same dimensions. One of the most stylish “Sherlock Holmes” pipes!
The pipe marking is “Peterson’s \ Sherlock Holmes”, “MADE IN THE \ REPUBLIC\ OF IRELAND”, “PETERSON’S \ STERLING SILVER”. The length is 14.2 cm (5.59″), bowl’s height is 5.6 cm (2.2″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.3 cm (1.69″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 4.6 cm (1.81″) and this pipe weights 71 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The hallmark letter is the most probably capital italic F, so the pipe was made in 1991 (or close to this year).