England, 1960s A pleasant Charatan’s Make pipe of their best period (“Lane era”), i.e. late 1960s – early 1970s, when the glory of Charatan’s eclipsed all competitors, including Dunhill. A medium size fresh and enjoyable dublin. Sincerely recommended!
England, 1950s A very well preserved classical English lovat pipe made during the family, “pre-Lane” era. You may see that the shape number is located on the left side of the shank (from the smoker’s perspective) together with other stampings, … Continued
England, 1960s The pipe seems to came from the very beginning of the Lane era (early 1960s) and very probably made of family period briar: the stamping is already in line with Lane standards, but such the dublin shape and … Continued
England, 1960s A Charatan’s pipe of “the second Lane era” (1965-76), the period of the brightest blossoming of this brand, delightful shapes and grains which eclipsed all others pipe makers including Dunhill. The pipe was not very much smoked, the … Continued
England, 1950s A Pre-Lane Charatan’s pipe: the shape, the nomenclature, the logo on the stem testify unambiguously that it was born at Ruben Charatan’s factory. However, there is already a capital L in a circle (slightly faint, but it is … Continued
England, 1960s In 1863 Charatan’s family left Russia, and we can take a tumble why. Almost 100 years later their business was sold to Mr. Herman Lane, who at his time escaped from Germany (and we are pretty sure why). … Continued