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A Pipe's nomenclature is its identity. Its stampings contain all the information that is necessary to identify its date of birth, its pedigree and its finish. Here, you will find a description of Becker nomenclature, and the changes it has undergone over the years, to satisfy the requests of collectors who wish to have a deeper understanding of the history of Becker pipes.
In 1979, my father classified Becker pipe grades by using the universally known code of playing card symbols. This nomenclature, except for the recent introduction of grades "A" "B" and "C", has remained unaltered and the stamps are still the original ones that have been used since 1979.