These were originally released as a limited edition of 1000 gold-banded pipes, including those presented in six-pipe sets. Allegedly the run of the sets numbered 150 total, which would have meant they constituted 900 out of the total 1000 briars produced. We've seen presentation boxes for both individual pipes and for six-pipe sets from this special release, so while the exact break-down of the numbers may be debatable, we do know they were issued in both forms. Most examples I've been able to turn up (and granted, that isn't many) bore champagne-colored stems, but on this example we find one in classic black instead.
- Eric N. Squires