Some 1979 Dunhills: I have written elsewhere how Dunhill
obviously made a concerted decade effort beginning in the mid 1970s to finish
up what must have been an awesome inventory of rough cut but unfinished bowls
and how this led to the unfortunate episode of the 1979 “
Indeed the bottommost pipe with modest changes, principally a quarter bend and a change of finish, became the Xmas pipe of a few years hence.
No doubt there’s an interesting tale and reasoned explanation about how and why these bowls came to be separated into $50 ‘dogs’ and hundreds of dollars ‘firsts’.