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Just won a bargain Meer!

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Iain, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. Iain

    Iain Active Member

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    I think everyone in the UK must be asleep right now! I just bagged a brand new in the box Manx Meerschaum on eBay for £6.50, I feel like I stole it!

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    When this arrives in the post I'm gonna be like a kid at christmas!! :byg: :byg: :byg:
     
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  2. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking pipe! I dig the short, chubby bowl, the silver mount and the stem shape. Well done! I'll bet it smokes great.
     
  3. Old Ted

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    Well done! - certainly a bargain, I had an identical one - with the Barling logo on, African meer - IMO a little harder and heavier than Turkish block, nevertheless - a good smoker:th1:
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  4. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't heard of Manx, so did a little internet snooping. Looks like you got a bargain indeed. Laxey Pipes made the Manx line and several others. They purchased their meerschaum from Tanzania and manufactured bowls for Peterson, Nording, Barling and more. Meerschaum ran out in Tanzania around 2001, and mines in Somalia were not accessible. Looks like they make a good piece!
     
  5. t-bear

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    Awesome find! I have a Manx "John Bull"...shaped similar to yours with a brass band and a deep red/brown coloring. Absolutely stunning smoker!
     
  6. ric03

    ric03 Member

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    Well done Iain, that's one hell of a bargain. :jealous: :)
     
  7. nowsharing

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    Nice one! You have to love Mondays on Ebay. A lot of stuff sneaks through during the daytime hours of the work week.
     
  8. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    You definitely stole a winner! :th1:
     
  9. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Wow! And here I thought the meer I lost out on today was a steal! Congrats!
     
  10. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Nice pipe.
     
  11. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    Congratz!

    I believe the title would be more accurate if it read, " A great meer (NIB) at a bargain price!"

    Great score!

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  12. Beale

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    Awesome Pipe!! Very nice find and great Buy!! Beale.
     
  13. Iain

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    Thanks for the comments guys!

    The pipe arrived today and is perfect, I haven’t smoked it yet but now I’ve inspected I'm sure it'll smoke like a winner!

    How the pipe was delivered p****d me off though, normally the postman comes before 1.30pm but today it got to 2.30pm and he hadn't been. I went out at 2.30 and got back at 5.30 and waiting on the front door step, easily viewable from the road was the package containing my pipe! Anybody could have pinched it!
    I wouldn’t mind if it was left round the back or with the neighbours because that saves me the trip to the depot to pick it up but leaving it there was just plain stupid!:mad:
    Anyway, point is I got it and I’m very happy with it :byg:

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  14. t-bear

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    Sweet! Looks like mine except for color and the band:
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    The box says "Bronze Elite" and "John Bull 423"...yours?
     
  15. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I'm really diggin' that pipe! The shape, the coloring around the rim, the band, the stem shape... I just like it! I think I have a bit of pipe envy. :D
     
  16. Iain

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    Mines says "Ivory Elite Special Bent 818 Mounted"

    Still haven't smoked it yet, it's a much larger bowl then I'm used to so I'm waiting till I've got plenty of free time to sit down with a book and smoke it slowly.
     
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