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Not surprisingly, the idea of their former employee competing with them using a very similar trademark didn’t exactly make Dunhill’s day. Over the years, there has been a great deal of speculation about the “European One Dot”.The belief persists that Sasieni continued to produce the One Dot well into the Sixties.She collects books, science fiction memorabilia and more! Email her at makalice @ e Bay ID: Malice9 You may quote up to 50 words of any article on the condition that you attribute the article to Ecommerce and either link to the original article or to Michele Alice is Ecommerce Bytes Update Contributing Editor.Michele is a freelance writer in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts.It is possible to divide the Sasieni history into three eras, similar to Barling.In fact, throughout this article, I will be referring to “Pre-Transition, Transition, and Post-Transition” Sasieni’s.

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This in itself bears testimony to the fastidiousness with which Mr. It also makes it fairly easy to spot a fake Sasieni stem.The Sasieni Eight Dot is now the most collectible of all Sasieni pipes, due to both its scarcity and the fact that, unlike other Sasieni’s, the collector can be reasonably certain when the pipe was made. Like the Four Dot, the Eight Dot had its logo made by individually inserting rods of blue plastic into pre-drilled holes in the stem, similar to the process used by Dunhill for their one white spot.The Eight Dot made its debut in the late 1920’s or very early 1930’s, and was discontinued during W. This was an excruciatingly difficult procedure, even on the Four Dot, for each dot had to be placed just right in order to create the desired diamond shape, and on the Eight Dot, both sets had to be symmetrical.Another equally respected source says with equal certainty the name was “Joseph” Sasieni. Joel Sasieni apprenticed at Charatan, and moved on to Dunhill, where he eventually rose the position of factory manager. Sasieni was not oblivious to the success Dunhill had achieved with its famous “White Spot” logo, and while he obviously couldn’t copy the logo exactly, he apparently saw no problem with reinterpreting it a bit. This unfortunately didn’t do the trick, and only a few side dot Sasieni’s were ever made, which are now extremely rare and collectible. So, thanks in part to Dunhill’s patent attorneys, one of the most famous logos in the pipe industry was born.(A third, rather less reliable source once told me “Joel” and “Joseph” were brothers, but I think we can safely dismiss that.) An old Sasieni catalog which I came maddeningly identifies the founder as “J. Many men would have been perfectly satisfied with such a position, but not Mr. He opened up his own factory in 1919, believing he could improve on some of Dunhill’s methods. Therefore, each Sasieni pipe which came out of the factory had a single blue dot in the stem. To clearly differentiate his pipes from Dunhill’s, Sasieni put four blue dots on the stem of his pipes, arranged in the shape of an elongated diamond.

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