Peterson’s Limited Edition / POY series is now in its 18th year, and I thought it would be fun to put images of all nineteen pipes together in one place. There are actually nineteen different shapes, because in 2000 a set of two different shapes was released.
As we saw in the last blog, only the smooth pipes are called “Limited Edition” and numbered. The sandblasted edition is called the “Pipe of the Year” and stamped accordingly. The rustic version, at least for 2014, is stamped “LIMITED EDITION” with the year.
The first four years of production lacked a year stamp (aside from the sterling hallmark) and were just stamped “LIMITED EDITION” and so on. That changed in 2001, when Peterson began stamping “Y” plus the year above the “LIMITED EDITION.”
2009 Limited Edition
I’ve had several of LEs in my rotation over the years and from time to time think it might be fun to collect all of them, but then I get practical and remember pipes that I didn’t hit it off with, pipes that lay gathering dust and tarnish in the rack—the curse of not being a collector, I suppose. However, if you or anyone you know has a complete collection, please drop me a line—we’d love to photograph a complete set for the Peterson book but haven’t been able to locate anyone who owns the entire run.
*Thanks to Jim Frenken for correcting the photo for 1999. The image is from Peterson’s Smoker’s Guild #3, Summer 1999.