English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (Eight Maids a-milking) (5122) (4/500) (2000) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-002-6538
For 2000 the shape was the solid, straightforward "22" Poker (here in classic Shell Briar finish) of Group 5 scale, bearing a broad sterling silver band etched with the verse, "Eight Maids-a-milking". The silver tamper's design features a main body of buckets stacked to resemble a Christmas tree, encircled by the edition's namesake Eight Maids.
This example also happens to be number "4/500" produced, a special number to collectors where Dunhill's limited editions are concerned, given that "1/x" remains in the hands of Dunhill. I don't know where that leaves "2/x" or "3/x", but I can say that I've never seen a single one yet.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
dunhill [in oval]
MADE IN ENGLAND 00
4 OF 500
Condition: 5/5 Unsmoked
- Length: 5.75 in./146.05 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Poker
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England