English Estates: Dunhill Cumberland Christmas Carol 'Scrooge' (4112) (286/300) (2007) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-31714
From 2006 to 2010, Dunhill issued a series of limited- edition pipes celebrating Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. In this 2007 edition, the "12" Stack/Chimney is offered in hearty Group 4 size and is serialized as number 286 of 300 pipes fashioned for the line. It's dressed in the marque's warm Cumberland sandblasted finish and topped by the signature burgundy and black brindled stem stem of the same name, with a gleaming silver band lending crisp contrast. This set is also accompanied by a sterling silver tamper depicting Scrooge himself, all nestled in a leather-wrapped, book-style presentation box.
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."-Angela Robertson
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening
286 OF 300
- Length: 5.34 in./135.64 mm.
- Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Chimney
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England