Dr. Grabow Pipes: Different Colored Spades

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Dr. Grabow Pipes: Different Colored Spades

Post by UncleBob » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:48 pm

I have always wondered about the different colored spades on Dr. Grabow pipes. Here is what I found:

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  • Blue spades indicated a push stem FILTER pipe
  • Yellow was for push stem STINGER equipped pipes
  • Orange was for Westbrook only which has the stinger equipped Ajustomatic stem
  • Black spades are often painted over white spades and were on pipes sold as seconds or rejects at discounted prices
  • White spade was originally for Ajustomatic pipes but eventually came to be used on all Grabows
  • Silver spades are very rare and have been seen only in Berwycks which were a filtered Ajustomatic pipe
  • Green spades are Ringmasters
  • Black spade on a yellow stem is a Special
  • Red spade???
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http://drgrabows.wonko.myfreeforum.org/about8412.html
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/d ... red-spades
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Re: Dr. Grabow Pipes: Different Colored Spades

Post by UncleBob » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:11 pm

This is a listing of Linkman's and Grabows with spades.

Linkman's Ambrol Red Spade
Ringmaster (Made by Linkman's) Green Spade
Fifty Grand (Made by Linkman's) Red Spade
Olde London (Made by Linkman's)
Linkman's MLC Sir Raleigh
Linkman's New Nuvo
Linkman's Columbian
Linkman’s Dr. Grabow
Linkman’s Dr. Grabow Special
Linkman’s Dr. Grabow Supreme
Linkman’s Dr. Grabow De Luxe
Linkman’s Dr. Grabow Select Grain
Linkman’s Dr. Grabow Sunset Grain
Dr. Grabow Van Roy
Dr. Grabow Bard
MLC Grabow
MLC Sinbad
Dr. Grabow
Dr. Grabow Deluxe
Dr. Grabow Special
Dr. Grabow Standard
Dr. Grabow Supreme
Dr. Grabow Tru-Grain
Dr. Grabow Ventilator
Dr. Grabow Straight Grain
Dr. Grabow Quints Deluxe
Dr. Grabow Hillcrest – Lucite stem has no spade, the rest do
Dr. Grabow Freehand
Dr. Grabow Full Bent
Dr. Grabow Meerschaum Lined
Dr. Grabow Mobile Marine Oil
Dr. Grabow Eldorado
Dr. Grabow Emperor
Dr. Grabow Lark
Dr. Grabow Regal
Dr. Grabow Riviera
Dr. Grabow Savoy
Dr. Grabow Starfire
Dr. Grabow Viscount
Dr. Grabow White Viscount
Dr. Grabow color Viscount
Dr. Grabow color duke
Dr. Grabow Bucko
Dr. Grabow Viking – some have spade
Dr. Grabow Color Viking
Pacer (Bent Viking)
Color Pacer
Dr. Grabow CDL
Dr. Grabow Belvedere
Dr. Grabow Berwyck
Dr. Grabow Commodore
Dr. Grabow Westbrook
Dr. Grabow Duke
Dr. Grabow Crown Duke
Dr. Grabow Golden Duke – Lucite stem no spade, the rest do
Dr. Grabow Grand Duke
Dr. Grabow Silver Duke
Dr. Grabow Royal Duke
Dr. Grabow Sculptura
Dr. Grabow Cardinal, some have spade
Dr. Grabow Redwood, some have spade
Dr. Grabow Collectors Choice
Dr. Grabow Full Bent
Dr. Grabow Unique
Dr. Grabow HLT Royalton Lucite stem (first batch only has spade)
Dr. Grabow Half & Half
Dr. Grabow Meerschaum Lined
Dr. Grabow Meerschaum Lined made in Italy

Dollar- ?? stamped Dr.Grabow? - ?? did any have spade on stem
Viking Jr. (Any have spade?)

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Re: Dr. Grabow Pipes: Different Colored Spades

Post by UncleBob » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Dr. Grabow Sparta production inlay spades
All lines white spade unless otherwise noted

Emperor
Eldorado
Commodore
Sculptura
Viscount
Westbrook –orange spade
Starfire
Belvedere
Berwyck – some Aluminum spades, the rest white
Regal
Bucko – push stem no filter Yellow spade
Omega
Golden Duke - Vulcanite stem white spade, Lucite stem no spade
Silver Duke
Hillcrest - white spade except lucite stems
White and Color Viscount
Duke – – early push stem with filter have blue spade, ajusto stems have white spade, later push stem with filter white spade
Color Duke
Riviera – push stem no filter yellow spade
Savoy – push stem no filter Yellow spade
Crown Duke – – early push stem with filter have blue spade, ajusto stems have white spade, later push stem with filter white spade
Grand Duke – – early push stem with filter have blue spade, ajusto stems have white spade, later push stem with filter white spade
Royal Duke – early push stem with filter have blue spade, ajusto stems have white spade, later push stem with filter white spade
Viking - most have white spade
Viking Jr. - some have white spade
CDL - white spade
HLT Royalton – Lucite stem very few have white spade, the rest no spade
Bard - yellow spade
Ventilator
Quints
Unique
Half & Half - white spade
Mobile Marine Oil – white spade push stem no filter
Cardinal - some have white spade
Redwood – some have white spade
Free Hand
Collectors
Collectors Choice
Van Roy - white spade
Meerschaum Lined
Lark – older production push stem yellow spade, recent white spade

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