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PostSubject: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 7:36 pm

A couple of awesome estate finds I think, a GBD and a Barling

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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 9:50 pm

These are meers Andy?

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ak2000

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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 10:59 pm

Brewdude wrote:
These are meers Andy?

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Yes sir, both labeled block meerschaum
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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 11:08 pm

Nice find! I googled some stuff about GBD meerschaums and yes indeed, they started out with meers. Although,
the ones you have might have been from the 1970's.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 10:46 am

Interesting.  Not sure I've seen meerschaums with a "sandblast" type finish before, or stained to look like briars.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 12:17 pm

Is the stem on that bent bulldog oxidized ebonite (or whatever) or acrylic? If it’s just oxidized you could likely clean it or have it cleaned. Just a thought.

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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 1:27 pm

Interesting and attractive pipes. I've never been a fan of watching meerschaum color--it's too much like watching grass grow. Didn't know block meerschaum was available in this style pipe, which obviates the coloring b.s. Wouldn't mind having one, so I'll keep my eyes peeled. How do they draw? Open? Restricted?
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ak2000

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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 2:58 pm

Thanks guys!

Blackhorse wrote:
Is the stem on that bent bulldog oxidized ebonite (or whatever) or acrylic? If it’s just oxidized you could likely clean it or have it cleaned. Just a thought.

It's just oxidized, I will be cleaning it up and should look like new.

Draw on both pipes is perfect, looks like the same type drilling as any quality briar pipe.

I've seen lots of color and style options available in meerschaum pipes out there.
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Falcon Puffer

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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 8:03 pm

They don't look like meerschaums at all. They really look like briars, especially with the brown stain on the rustication on the right pipe; and with the oxidized stem on the left pipe, the rustication and the stain, I would never think meerschaum. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 pm

Falcon Puffer wrote:
They don't look like meerschaums at all. They really look like briars, especially with the brown stain on the rustication on the right pipe; and with the oxidized stem on the left pipe, the rustication and the stain, I would never think meerschaum. Shocked

Nice find!

This as well. Have never set eyes (or eye in my case) on meers that look for all the world like blasted briar. Although, I do recall seeing some Pete meers that were rusticated white with brownish/golden highlights.

I'll be interested to get your input on how they smoke Andy.



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ak2000

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PostSubject: Re: My first Meerschaums   My first Meerschaums EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 pm

I smoked the Barling yesterday, smoked great, same as any good briar pipe as far as I can tell...
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