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Cased Pipe Collection - Pic Heavy

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  • Started 2 years ago by ashdigger
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  1. ashdigger

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    I really enjoy Cased Pipes. Most of mine are Meerschaums, but I also have some Briar Pipes. There is something about these pipes that sing to me. Most of them are from the late 1800's and the early 1900's but there are a few from later. I smoke them all. None are just tucked away and for show.

    The first is my latest acquisition. A 1902 OxBlood Meer with Amber Stem and Silver Furniture.

    An early 1900's Panel Style Meerschaum Redmanol Stem

    This is a footed Meer Cutty with Faux Carved Bamboo Shank and Amberine Stem

    Early 1900's Brighton Briar with Redmanol Stem (restored)


    Early 1900's Meer with Amber Stem

    1898 C&M Crown Pipe Briar with Amber Stem and Silver (restored)

    C.P.F. Best Make Bulldog with Amber Stem (restored)

    An old L.H.E. Yacht Shaped Meer with replacement Stem. Smoked Hard.

    This is a very special Kaywoodie Meer for various reasons. I purchased it from Mr. Can (the late, great Tony Soderman), its a 1938 Belge, the only year Kaywoodie offered that shape and it's my late father's birthyear.

    This is an 1888 Meer with Amber stem. It's the perfect size for plugs, bars, ropes and any other High Nic baccy.

    This is a Devil Anse Style Meer with Amber Stem. Daily smoker.....

    Kaywoodie Colt Meer from the 1950's. Great little pipe.

    Meer with redmanol replacement stem


    A late 1800's early 1900's Horn Shaped Meer with replacement stem

    a 1912 BBB Briar that's been restored (case is not original)


    My most modern Meer - A GBD Lattice Meer with metal Rondelle and Acrylic Stem


    This is a great little pipe. It's like a Lego System of Nicotine Delivery. It's a Footed-Cutty, A Cheroot and a Cigarette holder all in one case. The shank appears to be Ivory and I've been told it's Ivory, but I'm doubtful. The whole thing assembles and disassembles. It's a great smoker too. The stem is Amber.

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  2. cortezattic

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    Wow! Great collection! Several of those pipes have sparked some serious pipe envy. Thanks for the pix, Ash

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    Pretty sweet collection

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    Cool collection!

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  5. ashdigger

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    Ooops.... I forgot to mention that the restored pipes were done so by our Dave G. He's a miracle worker.

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    I especially like that 1898 C&M Crown! Very nice!

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    What trophys, I feel like the History those pipes would tell would be a Michner tale.

    The Old Cajun
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    What a great collection. Thank you for putting up the thread

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    Your collection is very interesting ashdigger! (FWIW, both of our father's were born in 1938; mine turns 79 next monday jan 2!) What I consider very cool is that you use your pipes for their intended function. I lack the sentimental collector impulse to have a pipe for the sake of just having it.

    After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.

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    Nice collection! That oxblood meer, is it regular meerschaum that has been colored in some way?

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    Alex, yes my understanding is that it's a standard meer that's colored.

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    You have some beauties there.

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    Wow , nice collection: I particularly like the bulldog and the horn.
    Do you smoke them all? After 100+ years some look like they were made yesterday.

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    Bigbee, I smoke every one of them. I haven't had the Horn very long. It needed a new stem....it won't be that color next year.

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    Very Very Nice! All beauties indeed.

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    Fantastic.

    Jason
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    WOW!

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    Well done! The collection and the photos. Great stuff.

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    Ash, what an outstandingly splendidly magnificent collection! Thank you so much for posting! I am absolutely fascinated!

    A BIG PLUS 1 with tbrad:

    What trophys, I feel like the History those pipes would tell would be a Michner tale.

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    Very cool.

    That C&M Crown is my favorite, what a classy piece.

    That GBD looks familiar! Have you smoked it yet? I'm didnt' have anything to compare it to, but thought it smoked quite well, with a better than average stem (for a meer).

    Al

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    Wow, Tim! Great collection!!

    You're right about the cases ... never thought about it but they really add an element of class and vintage appeal.

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    -Sweet collection!

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    Feel free to give us an update on how they color every few months, I can't get enough of those pictures

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    That's a collection to be proud of! Oh the stories those could tell!!.............

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    That's a hell of a collection, Tim.

    "People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."

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  26. ashdigger

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    Thanks gang. I really enjoy them......enough, that I'm going to throw some of my Brit-Wood up on eBay......for more cased pipes.

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    OK since its News Years Eve here are a few of my cased 'cutty' pipes which I am sure you have all seen before!

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    Simon, damn, now I'm drooling.....

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    Tip of the iceberg old boy and before anyone asks yes I smoke everyone of those plus many more but they all look depressingly the same!!

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    Haven't seen all of those before. In particular, the 12th from the left middle, going clockwise, seems like a recent addition......

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    I have even more of the damn things if you want to see more pipes that all look the same. I picked up some real super ones recently that I had re-stemmed by Rik at Briarville but my new years resolution is to slow down on buying these types of pipes as its getting ridiculous!

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    Ash, those are some rare, old and interesting looking pipes, I assume each of those pipes came with the fitted case shown (except as mentioned), but I wonder who makes them (the cases)? Is there anyone out there these days who can make a case like that for a pipe? That would be an interesting thing to try to learn to do.

    I would assume one takes a mold of some kind of the pipe, then cuts it in half, splits it, etc., then lines/upholsters it; would be interesting to read someone's write up who has experience in how they are done.

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    OK since its News Years Eve here are a few of my cased 'cutty' pipes which I am sure you have all seen before!

    -Holy shit!

    Seeing them all in one shot ... very impressive.

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    Great collection. They look like violins in their cases. They have a definite upper class ring, but also suggest that for pipe smokers of modest means, good pipes were treasures to be cradled in luxury. It adds to the ritual of a smoke to take down the case and lift the pipe from its velvet confines.

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  35. kanaia

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    Very nice thanks for sharing.

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  36. crashthegrey

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    Very nice collection. I've never seen the Colt in Meer, extra cool. I'm glad that they get smoked and don't just sit on a shelf.

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  37. disinformatique

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    *twitches* Much vintage, so wow, classy !!

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
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  38. condorlover1

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    Christopher Walken I presume?

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  39. jonasclark

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    Ashdigger, that's a mighty fine collection! I, too, love cased pipes. GBD seems to have been the first company to put a metal rondelle in stems of meerschaum pipes; only Golden Horn and CAO followed suit (not including SMS's internally-located stem logos).

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