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rxman

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PostSubject: My first meerschaum.   Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:11 am

My wife dragged me to an antique show this past weekend. Normally boring (to me) glass vases and place settings and such. But I found this lonely pipe sitting amongst some antique books. Paid a couple of bucks for it.







It's an A. Bauer from Austria apparently. I can't find out much about Bauer pipes, only that they are supposedly good. (Pipepedia). If anybody knows the vintage of this pipe or any other info for me, I thank you. Also the stem seems like light weight acrylic, but is stamped Austria by the bit. By the printing of the sale material I'm guessing 1960s, but thats just a poor guess. I never smoked a meerschaum before, and figured for at a couple of bucks why not. Let me know what you guys think - Rxman
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:45 am

Looks like a nice meer, especially for a couple bucks. Congrats brother.
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:47 am

An Andreaus Bauer for a couple of bucks !! That's a steal !! cheers They are still in business and make some of the primo block meers. Here's a link to their website : http://koncak.sarslan.com/index.htm Load that puppy up and enjoy it ! Razz
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:09 pm

Nice find!
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Jers

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:20 am

Great find and fantastic purchase! cheers cheers

Congratulations and enjoy!

Jers
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:50 am

Too cool! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:51 am

Wow! You got a steal!
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:42 am

Hate to do it but I've got to report this,,,you stole it.

Great find on a pristine meer,,, cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:50 am

the bad thing is now your wife is gonna expect you to come to every antique outing she goes to
very cool find
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Probably the best meer find I've read about in a while... nice one! The bowl looks comparatively huge to the shank and stem, but I dig the shape and the little cant to the bowl...gives it some attitude.

Very good score. cheers

Cool
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rxman

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:10 pm

Thanks guys. I almost can't bring me self to smoke it. Likes it's made it this long, it almost a shame to defile it. lol Have to educate myself on meers, coloring, cleaning etc. Normally just stuff and puff my briars and mildly clean em weekly. Must say I was pretty surprised when I found out what I got. Felt bad I knocked her down 3 bucks too. Very Happy
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Anthonyx2b

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Location : Grand Rapids, Michigan
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:49 am

It's official.. I have to get one of these. farao
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Thistleoak

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Location : Northwest Michigan
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:39 am

When ever the wife says "lets go to an antique shop" GO!!!!!! I just started doing that last week looking for pipes, you can find them and then Haggle them down on the price..... You bring your find home.... sit down and clean it up with a lil elbow grease, then you instantly become attached to it!

Great find and Happy hunting!
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Jimmy1973

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:02 am

Aww man, that is too nice.
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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:43 pm

An awesome find, and a fine addition to anyone's collection! Congrats rxman! cheers cheers cheers
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PipeDragon

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:14 am

A Bauer for a couple bucks and unsmoked to boot plus its your first Meer? Ide say that is a damn fine find indeed brother!


If you have any questions etc for how to smoke, care, clean it etc dont hesitate to ask. I have a few Meers so I could help you out in that dept or at the very least, help point you in the right direction. Laughing
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Bobostro61

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:19 pm

Very Nice! I wish I could run in to a deal like that!
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PostSubject: A Top Heavy Meer   Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:15 pm

They have some interesting meets on the site link that was given, such as this beauty:


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tech2576

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:03 pm

Great find! Very nice pipe!

Next weekend you need to be bugging her. " Let's go to the antique show honey!"
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:09 am

What a marvellous find, congrat's on that, hope it serves you well for many a year to come. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:45 am

wow for a couple of bucks! that's a steal! nice find
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PostSubject: My first meerschaum   Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:56 pm

Check the stem...it may be amber not acrylic like you think. Amber is a bit like like glass...it feels like glass when in your mouth. I remember a lot of the meers from the sixty's had amber stems (that's about all I remember...it is all coming back to me now).

Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:15 pm

Looks like you fell for the classic bait and hook scheme. Wife does research. Finds something you'd like. Sets the trap that seems too good to be true. You take the bait. Dreams of dancing antique pipes at rock bottom prices dance in your head.

For the next two years you are a antique/thrift store purse holder.

But at least you got a great pipe out of it! Very Happy
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Jeffry Don

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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:33 pm

Shocked  Very nice! I love going antique shopping, but have never gotten so lucky...yet!
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PostSubject: Re: My first meerschaum.   Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:40 am

that pipe looks great, but it would be a sin to NOT smoke it!! smoke it and get some color in it! it's been depraved of good tobacco for far to long! feed the starving meer!! Very Happy 
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