Pre-transition Barling pipes are the most sought-after, and it's obvious why. Their aged briar, attention to detail, and smart shaping is in high demand. I'm happy to see this average-size pipe, as so many are too large for me. Collectors don't often part with them unless they are looking for something similar in a different shape or collection focus, and, in the case of this pre-trans Guinea Grain, they parted with it in unsmoked condition. Lucky are those who find these.