Stanwell has been a respected name in pipes here in the US for about 50 years. They've made so many different lines of pipes in that time that it's almost impossible to count them, but some of the best have been their annual entry called the Stanwell Pipe of the Year. Each year's shape is unique, and they make the pipes in a variety of finishes. Many of these pipes have unique trim or stems and some even have a small metal plate engraved with the year embedded in the briar.
Our Danish friends had a number of these pipes in inventory, covering a number of years past. Being who we are and doing what we do, we made a deal to take everything available. This week, we're blowing out a number of the pipes we recently acquired at ridiculous savings. As an example: one model, with an MSRP of $1000 would normally sell for over $700 on our site at a discount. During this sale, you can pick one up for $200! That's 80% off suggested retail. Heck, some of them are going to be less than $100....well below. So if you're a Stanwell fan and have always wanted to buy some of their more expensive and exclusive briars, but the budget was the problem, we've removed that roadblock.
When a manufacturer produces a Pipe of The Year it is left to their discretion on how to determine what pipes qualify. Some choose based on volume of sales and some choose exquisite production pieces that would qualify, in their opinion, to receive such an award. Stanwell has a long history in these lines and although we don’t know exactly how they choose we do know that form must follow function and as such tradition dictates a classic shape with a few different styles.