Over the past twelve years and just shy of 7,800 English estates (amongst which Dunhill is heavily represented - their pipes do have a tendency to last generations), we've received about three-dozen Shillings. Thirty-seven, to be exact, counting this one. That's about three per year (and we're a large retailer, mind you), or about one for every 210 English estate pipes. Suffice to say, Dunhill doesn't put the Shilling stamp on just any briar. In fact, they only put it on those sandblasts whose grain pattern resembles the stamp's namesake: a neatly stacked column of shillings. Pipes, in other words, just like this one. Well, not usually just
like this one. This is the only Shilling we've ever seen with "star" stamps on it as well.
- Eric N. Squires