I have a meer that is well over 100 years...was given to me by the owner who had it for 50 years before he gave it to me...that was back in the early 60's...I've had it ever since and have smoked it infrequently...has an amber stem with a bone tenon...very nicely carved lion head.
The stem on the 1912 pipe is amber and the pipe is cased. The 1907 companion set is unsmoked. 1915 was my father's birth year, so that pipe has a special meaning for me. George Dibos made a period correct stem for it as well as a modern flat stem so that I can smoke it in comfort. The stem on the 1907 bulldog is made from horn, which is pretty rare for Barling.
In addition, I have a 1913 YOW, which is the earliest YOW I've seen, and 1916 YOW, as well as several pipes from the 1920's, that are not yet centenarians. I also regularly smoke a 1906 French carved Baring bent billiard that is in regular rotation and smokes brilliantly well.
It's a pretty modest collection compared to some that I've been privileged to see or am aware of. There are some truly jaw dropping collections out there.
Glorious! That cased set is magnificent. This might not over 100, but you showed an old blasted Barling a while back that might be my favorite example of the maker.
@Npod great coloring on the Dunhill.
100 years old unsmoked? That’s a rare barnfind. Nice.
1899 BBB Own Make. I've posted this one before so apologies for the repeat. Wasn't sure what it was when I bid 20 bucks on German Ebay. Upon arrival I discovered that the silver hallmarks date it to 1899. I smoke it regularly. It has an orific bit and smokes wonderfully.
Not as nice as others on this thread but I sure enjoy it a lot.