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1881 Ox-Blood Stained Meerschaum (Pic Heavy)

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  • Started 2 years ago by ashdigger
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  1. ashdigger

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    Here's an 1881 Pipe that I grabbed. It was listed as Briar, but it's not briar. It's Ox-Blood Stained Meer. The pipe has Hallmarks of an Anchor (Birmingham) a Lion (England) and a small "g" (1881). I took the best pictures I could of the Hallmarks. The pipe is also marked with "J.A. MC". It has a military mount which is interesting and the stem appears to be a hardened kind of vulcanite. The stem fits perfectly in the case, but based on the age I don't know it its original.....so its time for rampant speculation. The assembled pipe is just over 5 inches long.

    This pipe will be dedicated to S.G. Brown Pigtail X sweet.

    After a good cleanup.....still had tobacco in the chamber and a ton of cake.....it smokes pretty damn good.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. benpipesmoking

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    very nice

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. alexnorth

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    Cool. It does look quite like Briar!

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    I have created a monster with all these old pipe collectors floating around the forums! I thought it was just Weesel and myself involved in a meerschaum 'cutty' arms race and now we have and arsonist joining the ranks!

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    @ash:
    Lovely pipe & very cool that it is 136 years old!

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    ...and now we have and (sic) arsonist joining the ranks!

    Aren't all pipe smokers arsonists in their own way?

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
    Specialization is for insects!" - Robert Heinlein
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  6. sablebrush52

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    That's a gorgeous pipe! Enjoy!

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. aimus1

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    Fantastic Pipe!

    1881:

    Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes. Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", 1st case together.

    Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.

    In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.

    1st international telephone conversation, Calais, ME-St Stephen, NB

    And in my opinion, the most noteworthy....1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published. Maybe original owner enjoyed a bowl while reading the first issue of American Angler. Congrats and enjoy!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. scrooge

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    One word. "WOW"

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    That's fantastic. Perfect pipe for ropes.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. cosmicfolklore

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    Beautiful pipe. Are you supposed to let cake build up in a meer?

    Michael
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Very nice pipe and with the original case as well!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I am almost certain I saw that pipe on ebay. Would have come up during a "silver"pipe search but I don't think I even clicked on it. Just looked old to me Lol. And now I know why, had no idea it was that old. Nice score.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    That is a cool find. I do not know enough to begin looking at Meerschaum pipes. Nice!

    "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and sex, you don't actually live longer; it just seems that way."
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    N.I.C.E.

    To Master Po: Is it not being able to see that makes you tire of life?
    Master Po: No! It is being able to hear!
    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. mortonbriar

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    Are you supposed to let cake build up in a meer?

    No. At least that is what I have been taught, along with clays, meers absorb heat (and moisture??) through the walls throughout the smoke provided they are kept reamed back...

    Isaac

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. madox07

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    Very beautiful !!!

    Sea Wolf Pipers

    "Like the mariners of old, a loner is acceptable but a pipe is best enjoyed in a pack"
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    No. At least that is what I have been taught, along with clays, meers absorb heat (and moisture??) through the walls throughout the smoke provided they are kept reamed back...

    +1. That's what I've always been taught

    You can't learn to ride a horse by watching it run around in a pen
    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. wlrountree

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    And very nice pipe by the way

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    A Treasure for sure.

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 2 years ago #

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