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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.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.
In fact, by the 1930’s over 90% of Sasieni’s production was going to American shores. We just don’t know when to leave well enough alone. Therefore Sasieni, reluctantly by some accounts, agreed to put four more dots on the right side of the stem.
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For all that, it is rare to find a an original Sasieni bit in which the dots are even the slightest bit off.
This in itself bears testimony to the fastidiousness with which Mr. It also makes it fairly easy to spot a fake Sasieni stem.