A DUNHILL ODA SHAPE CHART illustrated and annotated © john c loring

801 Belge, Cocked bowl (5) large for shape – early dating extremely rare

802 Bent Antique, spur (4) old inventory finished  in ‘70s/’80s with non ODA #s – early dating extremely rare

803 Odd Bent (4) – early dating extremely rare

804 Odd Bent (4) – early dating extremely rare

805 Skater (4) CH shape – early dating extremely rare

806 Apple, Tapered Bit

 

818 Oom Paul (5) – early dating extremely rare

 

 

 

821 Danish Bent (4) old inventory finished  in ‘70s/’80s with non ODA #s – early dating extremely rare

824 Brandy Glass – early dating extremely rare

827 Rhodesian, Small – early dating extremely  rare

 

830 Liverpool  - early dating extremely rare

831 Bent, Cocked bowl (4) old inventory finished  in ‘70s/’80s with non ODA #s – early dating quite rare

832 Lovat – early dating quite rare

833 Danish Style Bent – early dating extremely rare

834 Prince – early dating quite rare

835 Billiard, Tapered Bit

 

836 Square Panel

837 Bulldog

838 Straight Rhodesian – early dating rare

839 Qtr Bent Rhodesian –  early dating rare

 

840 Bent Billiard - I find it difficult to distinguish the 840 from the 846 – early dating are rare

 

841 Lovat – early dating rare

842  Apple, Saddle Bit –early dating  rare-  (later stamped 6806)

843 Billiard, Saddle Bit  -early dating  rare - (later stamped 6835)

 

844 Poker – early dating extremely rare

 

845 Canadian, Large Bowl

 

 

846 Bent Apple, Saddle - I find it difficult to distinguish the 840 from the 846 – early dating rare

847 Rhodesian, Quarter Bent, Round Shank – early dating quite rare

 

 

848 Dublin

849 Stacked Billiard - the 849 is thinner & taller then the 856 – early dating extremely rare

850 Canadian, Small Bowl

851 Canadian, Small Bowl, Extra Long – early dating extremely rare

 

853 Pot – early dating rare

854 Rhodesian, Full Bent – early dating extremely rare

 

 

855 Canadian, Large Bowl, Extra Long – early dating extremely rare

856 Stack Billiard - the 849 is thinner & taller then the 856  – early dating extremely rare

 

857 Bent Brandy – early dating quite rare

861 Angled Squat Panel Bowl, Tapered Square Shank – early dating extremely rare

 

862 Dublin Panel – early dating extremely rare

 

 

863 Squat Panel, Front Bottom Curve (4) – early dating extremely rare

 

865 Angled Convex Rectangular Panel (5) –  old inventory apparently finished  in ‘70s/’80s in Shell finish  -  early dating extremely rare

866 Square Bowl (4) – early dating extremely rare

 

 

 

Notes

1. the pictured pipes are not in scale with each other.

2. heavily framed shapes indicate the ‘semi giant’ shapes commonly termed today “ODAs”.

3.”(4)” & “(5)’ indicate approximate group number size.

4.” extremely rare” is rarer then” quite rare” which in turn is rarer then” rare”.

5.  all rarity indication go to the 1950s/1960s period – for  later, less collectible, years the situation may be quite different.

6. rarity does not necessarily translate into premium values – ‘non-semi giant’ shapes generally find little interest even at low prices even if extremely rare, and the same can hold true for less popular ‘semi giant’ shapes.  Conversely, relatively common but highly desirable shapes such as the 835 will sell at a premium because of their popularity.  In other words “value” is the product of supply & demand, not rarity.

7. “old inventory finished in ‘70s/’80s’ refers to factory inventories of unfinished bowls that were set aside in the 1950s due to a lack of consumer demand (not all pipes later finished from these bowls were exactly consistent with the original shapes)..