English Estates: Dunhill Cumberland (51033) (1979)

Product Number: 004-002-30033

For those unfamiliar with Dunhill's mid-70s to early-80s use of five-digit stamps, this is an "033" shape, not a mis-stamped "33," which would be a bent Brandy, by today's chart. The "033" straight Billiard appears to be, as rule, a big one — all of the examples we've seen have been Group 5 or 6 in size. As is often the case with Dunhill, there is a bit of variation to be found, the same stamping being used for a long-stemmed version, like the one seen here, and a variation that features a longer shank, but shorter stem (that is: a shank and stem of roughly equal length). It's seen here in the marque's timeless Cumberland finish, featuring a rugged sandblast and the line's signature use of a brindled vulcanite mouthpiece.

When Alfred Dunhill released his patented Shell Briar, he forever changed the pipe-smoking world at large. Dunhill has often been credited with being the first to offer sandblasted pipes (arguably the most popular finish today), and the Cumberland finish further displayed Dunhill's innovative spirit. Well received after its release in 1979, the Cumberland series was named for the English marque's warehouse on Cumberland road, and the line's signature, brindled vulcanite stem became so iconic, the warmly striated material is now referred to simply as "cumberland."

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Finish Faded

STAMPING:
51033
DUNHILL CUMBERLAND
MADE IN ENGLAND 19
  • Length: 6.19 in./157.23 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.88 in./22.35 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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