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captainsousie

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Aug 1, 2012
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I know this has been addressed before, but here goes.
I've seen a lot of listings on a certain auction site recently for Peterson meerschaum pipes. The problem with this is many of the meerschaum pipes labelled with a P are in fact Pioneer meerschaums. I would caution everybody who thinks about one of these to look at pipephil and make a positive ID before buying.
Now I'm not saying Pioneer meers are bad. I have one that I am quite happy with but if you're expecting a Pete, you might be disappointed.
Here is a pic of the pioneer stem/shank logo...


...and here are some Peterson logos.



Again, Pioneer meers are not bad but make sure you know what you're getting into.

 

ghost

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May 17, 2012
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Interesting. Thanks for the info, this could easily have fooled me and I use pipephil often for estates.

 

jchaplick

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May 8, 2011
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Wow, I never knew that, I have one of the few pioneer calabashes still in good condition, and I love it. But I have to say ive never thought about that. Good piece of advice!

 

photoman13

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Mar 30, 2012
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Thanks for clearing that up. I have seen one or 2 wrongly listed on ebay I think.

 

captainsousie

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Aug 1, 2012
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Happy to pass on the info guys. There is one more pioneer logo and a few more Pete logos on pipephil. A couple of the P logos look darn similar so it can be really confusing.

 

bayoubreeze

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Oct 9, 2012
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Thanks for the heads-up. I wasn't aware of pipephil, so it's nice to have that resource as I'm starting to build my collection.

 

pstlpkr

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Dec 14, 2009
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Birmingham, AL
Captainsousie...

I know who you are... You're Sherlock Holmes!!!! :D

"I only mention it because you usually have a taste for all that is out of the common, no matter how trivial." Lestrade

"I dare call nothing trivial Lestrade" Sherlock Homles
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Six Napoleons
:puffpipe:

 

captainsousie

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Aug 1, 2012
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@Lawrence. Thank you kind sir.
There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry. And it ended by my discovering traces, but very different ones from those which I had expected.
-from The Adventure of the Crooked Man