Got this lot off Ebay a short time back and finally got them finished. All are KB&B pre-1955 and range from 1936-1951 ish.
All were in pretty good shape and just needed some basic cleaning,buff ,wax and stem sanding .No major repairs.
Pipe #1 KB&B 1930’s Yello -Bole #2050B bulldog
I did have to clean this one pretty good and steam out as many dings as i could. The stinger was stuck bad and completely stopped up.
Even though I’m not much on bulldog shapes this is a first year#2050B model and its a fine smoker, so its still a pretty neat pipe to me.
50B Medium bulldog, round shank 1936-1972
Since the pipe is stamped “Honey Cured Briar” and after 1936 they went to “Cured With Real Honey” this means it can only be a year 1936 pipe.
Pipe #2 KB&B Yello-Bole Rusticated Billiard ( Kaywoodie shape 05)
I liked the rustication on this one. These old rusticated Yello-Boles make fine daily smokers.
Simple clean-up only
Pipe# 3 KB&B Century (another Kaywoodie 05 billiard shape)
Pipe#4 KB&B Yello-Bole Premier Pot Propeller
The pipe was nice but the stem behind the stinger was packed full of Latakia sludge. Took a a lot of cleaners and still has a Latakia ghost in the stem but not the bowl.
I got a pound of Peter Stokkebye Cube Cut Burley (new blend for me ) coming and i think this pot will be perfect pipe for it.I also think it will help tame the Latakia ghost in the stem.
Till next time,
Good smokes to you.