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Just got my first meerschaum...

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by davidmackv, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. davidmackv

    davidmackv Active Member

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    we had Christmas tonight and my mother inlaw gave me a meerschaum churchwarden. I will post photos later. It is a Sevket Gezer pipe and is very detailed and nice. It smokes wonderfully.
     


  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Nice! :th1:
     
  3. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Awesome! Does she live with y'all, or plan to shortly? ;)
     
  4. davidmackv

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    Yeah, she will be living with us shortly. Her cancer is progressing and her time is getting short, unfortunately.
     
  5. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Ah, man...i'm sorry I made light of it. Give her an anonymous show of support hug from me.
     
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    Ditto... sorry to hear this.
     
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  7. davidmackv

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    Don't worry yin, I wasn't offended. I sure will give her a hug for you though.
     
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  8. flipflops

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    I have a nice Meer too I got as a gift. Smokes great and I love watching the color change. Best wishes for your mother in law.
     
  9. davidmackv

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    Ok got some photos.

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  10. t-bear

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    GReat new pipe amigo! My Sevkets are starting to show some fine color....yours will too.

    Give my best to your MIL....cancer is a bummer, dude!
     
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  11. davidmackv

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    Yeah, cancer sucks. She has been fighting it for almost 3 years. She is very tired of fighting it and it is getting to a point it is over taking her. It is very sad. We are really good friends and I love her.
     
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  12. t-bear

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    Evidently she returns the feeling.....one sweet gift! That's one that will light up your eyes in fond memory, many years from now....an heirloom in the making.
     
  13. Wideawake75

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    That is a beautiful pipe!
     
  14. flipflops

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    Wow a Meer Churchwarden. I would probably smoke that multiple times a day non stop to the detriment of my briars.
     
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  15. Tudorp

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    That is an awesome looking meer.. Will be a charished pipe for sure for years to come. I have always loved watching them change color myself. But, do be careful because meer can be delicate. As I mentioned in a post a week or so ago, my favorite meer I smoked for 20 some odd years, and was my very first pipe I bought in the early 1980s. Over the 2 decades took on an awesome carmel color, then to my horror fell into my recliner un-noticed to me until I reached for it and realized it was crushed by the chair mechanism. A sad day to loose it after all the work to get it where it was at... Protect it, is the moral.. ;)
     
  16. Lestrade

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    Nice and Congrats!
     
  17. davidmackv

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    I have smoked 4 bowls in it since last night. Great pipe.
     
  18. dmkerr

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    Attaboy! :thu:
     
  19. t-bear

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    Unlike the lowly briar, Meerschaum thrives on multiple smokes. A man could do quite well with just two meers (not gonna happen here!), smoking them each for a week in rotation. Enjoy that special pipe...welcome to the world of The White Goddess!
     
  20. Preacher1611

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    WOW!!! :bow: That is one nice meer! I believe I'll light a bowl full in mine right now! I love meerschaum pipes, congrats! I'll be thinking about you and your family this Christmas season, sorry to hear about your MIL.
     
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