1933-1936 Yello-Bole “Honey Cured Briar” Slim Apple
This is a very nice, early Pipe. Shape code is a 4 digit shape code, which they only used in the 1930’s, ending in 80, which is a Slim Apple. Nomenclature reads KBB inside the clover, Yello-Bole, Honey Cured Briar. They only stamped them “Honey Cured Briar” between 1933 and 1936.
This pipe has a replacement push fit stem. Pipe has been lightly sanded, re-dyed, and refinished. The bowl has been reamed, and the entire pipe sanitized and sweetened. Stem was sanded with all oxidation removed, polished and waxed. There are some light chatter marks on the stem.
This is a great old pipe with a lot of life left.
These “Honey Cured” pipes are rare finds. Due to the incorrect stem, I have this priced at what I paid for it, before I spent 5 hours cleaning it up and refinishing.