Briar makers marks
24 February 2017
Like the marks on clay tobacco pipes, marks on briar pipes are also collectable. They do not origin from excavations, but can be found on flea markets or on the internet. Worldwide collectors are looking for them and try to trace the makers and their period. You might expect that everything is known of these relatively modern marks, but that is not true. Marks came into use and after a certain time they were changed for others, hence tracing back the owners is often not so easy but that is of course a part of the fun. To inspire, this album shows a series of makers marks, to illustrate their variety.