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Meer Porn - Another Fantastic Meer - Love Them!!

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  • Started 2 years ago by ashdigger
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  1. ashdigger

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    Here's a great little Meer that I grabbed the other day. The case says made in Austria and the "badge" on the inside of the case says "Genuine Meershaum & Amber" - Looks like "Red Amber" if its Amber at all. The pipe is 4 3/4 inches long and 23 grams in weight.

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. scrooge

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    VERY SWEET!

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  3. puffdoggie

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    I do know amber can vary in color but I've never seen any that dark, but I am no expert. I do know many old meers lost or broke their original amber stems. I have one estimated at 120+ yrs old but the stem was replaced with a yellow acrylic stem. Unless you can verify the stem is indeed amber, I'd assume the stem was replaced with a more modern material. That said, it is still a nice looking meer. Have fun smoking it!

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Great looking pipe, but I am sorry can't contribute even educated guesses.

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  5. ashdigger

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    Puffdoggie, I have many pipes with "real" amber, I don't even think it's really amber. I can say this....the stem is a fantastic replacement.

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    Very nice

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  7. bootlegbonvivant

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    I would agree, the stem looks acrylic to me. I've had a few with the amber stems (cracked or broken). They have a more luminescent quality to them than an acrylic.

    Still a fine meer either way. Enjoy the smoke!

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. aimus1

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    Nice Snag. I'd agree that if the billiard did indeed originally have an amber stem, it has been replace with any acrylic. Thanks for posting it.

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  9. jonasclark

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    The last photo, and the metallic sheen on it, says it's acrylic, but it fits well.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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