I recently purchased this Bewlay Canadian from Vintage Pipes on Etsy. I liked it from first sight ,so i requested a hold on it and acquired it a few days later.
Shaefer owner of Vintage Pipe’s was a pleasure to deal with and i recommend giving his shop a look at. He sales a lot of English pipes but you can find others there as well ,along with some nice vintage pipe accessories. His packaging and pipes are top notch.He is also a great guy and we have sent each other lots of messages back and forth about pipes and our collections.
Here is link to Vintage Pipes.
Here is a little information about Bewlay from Pipedia….”Bewlay House was a chain of English pipe stores whose pipes were made by Barling, Charatan, and Loewe & Co., so the English considered the Bewlay pipes a quality pipe in its own right.The English brand of Bewlay & Co. Ltd. (formerly Salmon & Gluckstein Ltd.), was in business from the early 20th century until the 1950’s.”
rebornpipes has some great information about Bewlay on their blog.
With my budget this is about as close as I’m gonna get to some of the higher end English pipes. You can find Bewlay’s for reasonable prices.
Here is how the Bewlay Canadian came packaged from Vintage Pipes.
Extra goodies is always a plus.
Vintage Pipes flyer.
Invoice with personal note, stickers, pipe cleaners and pipe nail.
He asked me what types of tobaccos i liked and included some free samples.
Pipe came bubble wrapped in a Vintage Pipe draw string bag. The bubble wrap was tighter but i couldn’t wait and took it out before i took a picture. 🙂
I have purchased a few ready to smoke estate pipes, but Vintage Pipes by far was the best packaging i have come across.
On to the Bewlay.
From the shape and style i think it was made by Charatan but that is my guess and i cant be certain. I am by far no expert on English pipes.
The pipe is perfect size Canadian at 6 1/4 inches long and 1 3/4 inch tall bowl.
Bewlay B on stem.
I went ahead a colored in the B with some Liquid Paper after i rubbed it with 91% on a Q-Tip to remove wax that was inside the stamping . Allowing the liquid paper to stick in the recess better.
I do not like breaking in raw briar ,so i gave the bowl a simple maple syrup/water & carbon coating.
I rebuffed the stem around the B and now the Canadian is ready for action.
The pipe smokes EXCELLENT. I did detect a small ghost of something like a Danish Cavendish ,but a couple of bowls of MacBaren Bold Kentucky Flake took care of that. The pipe smokes good and cool already with no cake build up. Bold Kentucky usually takes several lights to get a big bowl full of smoked but this pipe kept it going all the way to the bottom after the char light. I was impressed. The pipe is amazingly light as well making for one comfortable smoking Canadian.
Thanks for working with me Shaefer , its a wonderful pipe and will enjoy it for a long time to come. I am positive we will do more business in the future.
Till next time,
Good smokes to you.