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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Jomodeere, Mar 21, 2011.

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  1. Jomodeere

    Jomodeere Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Hey all,
    I'm looking in at purchasing a meerschaum because of all the good things heard of them. I just want a plain one to start with just to see if I like it. Nothing too big or fancy. Where would I get the best deal for one online?

    Also at my local antique shop, there are a few but they have screw on stems and are broken. There is nothing wrong with the bowl. Just the stem. The lady wants $125 for it and I don't believe it had been smoked out of. Did I mention when I look ed into the shank there were a few small bugs?

    This woman also tried to sell me a yello bole vintage for $175.

    Have a good night,
  2. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

    Oct 1, 2010

    I think I would advise that lady - what to do with her pipes! :eek:hyeah:
    Cheers OT
  3. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Scary Cow Moderator Moderator

    Jun 10, 2009
    You can post photos but, with a 96% degree of certainly, I believe you need to shop elsewhere. As a rule the only good meerschaum (or pre-AMF Sportster) is a new one. And never shop for pipes where used Yello Boles prices start over $6.00.

    Never rule out a pipe with bugs. I have reclaimed some lovely smoking pipes that had some bugs and/or webs in them. :eek:hyeah:
  4. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Jomo, get a meer that's worth keeping AND smoking. Most (if not all) "cheapie" (read as "bargain priced") meers won't smoke as well. Take your time to find a good one. Don't rush....

    Can't go wrong with an IMP meer.......they can be had for as little as ~$60-ish.

    Ed Puff!
    Cogito ergo puff
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

    Feb 7, 2011
    +1 on the IMP meerschaum. As far as top quality meers go, these are the least pricey I've found.

    Check with www.smokingpipes.com or check Ebay and do a search for IMP meerschaum. There's a seller there that will take offers on his stuff. Can't recall his Ebay name offhand.

    Pluses and minuses... smokingpipes will charge a little more but they'll get your pipe to you faster. Kenan (the Ebay seller) will sell you the pipe for less but you'll wait a month for it to get to you from Turkey. If it comes in damaged or gets lost, you'll go through hell getting another. smokingpipes will refund/exchange in a heartbeat.

    I've had success dealing with both sellers - no problems.
  6. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2009
    For a good quality pipe that will give you years of care-free smoking pleasure, I would strongly suggest either Sinan Altinok Meerschaums HERE, or Deniz Urals site HERE. I have a number of pipes from both vendors, and their quality and integrity are unmatched in the industry.

    There are a number of "cheap meer" sites on the web today...most will sell you a pipe that will give you nothing but fits. I know, I've had a few. It's taken me a number of years to find dealers that I can trust, and These two are at the top of my list. With meerschaum pipes the old adage "You get what you pay for" is unfortunately, quite true.
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