What kind of stems did Buescher use? I ask because I was at a large antique mall today and saw a Buescher card which was mostly full - 8 cobs total, unsmoked. The whole thing was going for like 38 bucks. They look like MM pipes, but they had some kind of metal band (nickel or aluminum, I'm guessing, but not painted black like current production MM - they look nice) and the black stems looked a lot nicer than MM uses currently. So I'm wondering if they're bakelite or some other kind of plastic, or if there's a chance they were using hard rubber stems for those pipes? For the price I think that vulcanite stems may be too much to hope for, but it also was a different time. Even at the price they're asking they compare respectably to current production MM cobs, so if they may have vulcanite stems it would be a no-brainer to pick them up on my way home in a couple days (the antique mall is on the way out of my parent's town) They all looked fairly comparable to legends, but some were straight and some bent, and they were in extremely good condition.