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Couple of Odd Pipes

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by User3940, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Really like the meerschaum on the left! Some pics of it after you spiff it up would be cool.............
     
  2. User3940

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    I will do that t-bear. I am going to try to do some research on it before I spiff it up too much. With some antique things when you spiff them up you actually decrease any value that it may have had by removing patina. I would love to polish up the copper, but need to be careful.
     
  3. User3940

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    Everyone got a good chuckle about this thread and the two odd pipes that I bid on and won on eBay. After winning I even questioned my sanity. Well, the pipes have arrived and to my surprise I found that I certainly got my money worth with this purchase after I cleaned them up. I mean this purchase only cost me $12.00, and for that money I received this beautiful meerschaum bent with gold plated bowl rim and shank rim, cooper tenon, and a stem that is made from green amethyst colored material. The stem color does not show well in the pics as age has blacked it somewhat and I do not want to polish on it too much considering the possible age of it.

    The pipe has no markings anywhere. Or at least not that I have found yet. So, go ahead and chuckle.........I love it.

    The horn pipe is a bit odd, but will also be a welcome addition to my collection due to it's uniqueness.

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    I am looking forward to researching this pipes in hopes that I can find out a little history on it.
     
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  4. GlassEye

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    That meer is really nice looking, the hoof is interesting.
     
  5. WrightwoodJohn

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    +1
     
  6. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Said this before....you scored big with the old meer. That is one grand old gentleman for sure! Beautiful!
     
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  7. TWolf

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    I think ya done good. I really like that meer.
     
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