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My Dad's Old Meer

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Smokes, Jul 31, 2013.

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  1. Smokes

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    So my Dad quit pipe smoking when I was probably 5 or 6. He purchased this just a little before then. He doesn't remember where he purchased it at or anything else about it. It looks unmarked unless those same semi-circles are the pipe marking, but I don't believe that they are since it uses the same semi-circles on the top of the rim for the design. The case has a generic "Made in Turkey" sticker.

    It is now in my possession but I wont smoke it. I have it on display.

    I'm guessing it's not a "valuable" pipe, but as you can imagine I'm very glad to have it.

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  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Sounds to me like it's an EXTREMELY valuable pipe. Perhaps not in dollars and cents, but it will become even more valuable to you as time goes on. :th1:
     
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  3. tungbite

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    :) Please smoke it at least once! You can't hurt it if you smoke it occasionally.
     
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  4. CalPiper

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    Yeah great pipe whatever you decide to do. Although that guy looks like he is dying for some tobacco!:byg:
     
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  5. Jimmy Bukowski

    Jimmy Bukowski Active Member

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    You should smoke it. You can still really take great care of it. Baby it all you want, but enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed.Or tell Jimmy B. to zip it and just put it on display:)
     
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  6. Smokes

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    Thank you all.

    I don't know why. I can't explain it. Maybe I'll give it a smoke in the future, but to me it's more of a family artifact or heirloom than a smoking pipe.
     
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  7. jeff394

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    That's a great pipe no matter what you decide to do with it. You're lucky to have such an heirloom.
     
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  8. Tsalagi44

    Tsalagi44 Active Member

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    Hey Jimmy B. You need to zip it and put it on display. I did what you said.... nice carving on that meer!
     
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  9. colorduke

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    Vert nice.
     
  10. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Smoke that sucker!
     
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  11. PipeSimmo

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    Smoke on!
     
  12. Preacher1611

    Preacher1611 Active Member

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    I'd smoke it but it is your pipe after all... and it is pretty sweet!
     
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  13. Smokes

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    Soli Deo Gloria indeed.
     
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  14. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    That cool that you have your dads pipe ! Personaly , I'd smoke it . If you have kids and they see you smoke it maybe years later they'll get it . If you don't smoke it then the kids might think it's not a big deal , I don't know . Meers smoke so damn good , I'd be tempted to smoke it even if I wanted to put it on a shelf
     
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  15. Arkie

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    I understand why you want to be very careful with it but you won't hurt it by smoking it. As someone has already remarked, your kids will value it more someday if they see you smoke it.
     
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