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Bemused

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Location : Arizona
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PostSubject: What Do I Have Here?   Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:33 am

Hey folks. I ended up with this pipe and am not sure what it's made of. The discoloring makes me think it's a meer from what I've read online but it's heavy like porcelain. Also the shank appears to be a composite wood underneath where the bit goes in, I didn't get a picture of that but I can if it will help. The pipe is unmarked. Also the bowl doesn't appear to be lined, looks like all same material. Not sure if this is enough info but figured it was worth a shot.





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Idlefellow

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:51 am

Looks like one of those pre-colored meers, maybe pressed?
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:14 pm

I second the speculation.  rabbit
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allyby

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:51 pm

African Block Meerschaum, quite common in fact!
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Bemused

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:07 pm

Thanks for the replies. The shank is definitely wood, just checked. I guess that's what is throwing me, and also it is heavy compared to the other meer that came with it. Seems strange but this is my first foray into Non-briar pipes.

That change anything or is this telltale African block?
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:51 pm

Yes, I was given one similar to this. It's a block 'meer with the rim darkened to give a used look. Mine has a vulcanite stem though.
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Cartaphilus

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Location : East Texas
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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:08 pm

Ahh! Let me take a guess.......................a Pipe! scratch
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:17 am

It looks like many of the pipes sold as 'Dutch Made Meerschaum' at the site below

http://www.pipetobacco.com/meerschaum-pipes.html
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riff raff

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:01 am

I have a pipe like that, it is painted wood (briar I assume).
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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:26 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
Ahh! Let me take a guess.......................a Pipe! scratch

Shocked .......really Question
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:32 am

SpeedyPete wrote:
Cartaphilus wrote:
Ahh! Let me take a guess.......................a Pipe! scratch

 Shocked .......really Question

Yeah! You don't see the resemblance? Wink
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Bemused

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Location : Arizona
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PostSubject: Re: What Do I Have Here?   Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:15 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
SpeedyPete wrote:
Cartaphilus wrote:
Ahh! Let me take a guess.......................a Pipe! scratch

 Shocked .......really Question

Yeah! You don't see the resemblance? Wink

This was such a radical theory that I dismissed it at first. However, last night I loaded the contraption up with Escudo and took a lighter to it. I was in fact able to reliably get smoke... I think he's right! (More testing to follow)

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It looks like many of the pipes sold as 'Dutch Made Meerschaum' at the site below
Yes it does, very very much like them Very Happy

Thanks all!
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