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Seeking this pipe from "Joe versus The Volcano"

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  1. fathead

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    In the 1990 film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges portrayed an industrialist named Graynamore. In a scene in the apartment of Joe, portrayed by a very young Tom Hanks, we pulls a Meerschaum pipe from his jacket pocket in the image of a woman, a sailing ship's figurehead. I am seriously looking for such a pipe!

    This rather lengthy link goes to the only picture I can find of a screen cap of Lloyd and the pipe:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=lloyd+bridges+joe+vs+the+volcano&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjb8_6o5aHeAhVM61MKHZiIBhIQ_AUIDigB&biw=1525&bih=722#imgrc=kfKBYvYb1OIzaM:

    Posted 7 months ago #
  2. cosmicfolklore

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    You can contact one of those Turkish Meerschaum companies, and they will carve it for you. They don't really run all of those meer designs as large scale production runs, so you may not find that exact pipe new.

    What about that pipe attracts you? Does it have to be exact? If you just enjoy "the hunt" you can scan through ebay.

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    Posted 7 months ago #
  3. crashthegrey

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    I have seen a few like it. Best of luck on the hunt. I find that is sometimes the best part, as the pipe is not as rewarding as finding it.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  4. sablebrush52

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    They're not exactly rare and show up fairly consistently on eBay. It's easy enough to do a meerschaum search.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xmeerschaum+-+pipes.TRS0&_nkw=meerschaum+-+pipes&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=-+pipes

    I recommend looking for an older pipe as the carving on the newer stuff I've seen is pretty awful.

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    Posted 7 months ago #
  5. upnorth1

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    Google "figurehead meerschaum" and some pop right up.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  6. cossackjack

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    Search eBay:
    meerschaum - pipe nude naked

    "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
    Posted 7 months ago #
  7. jonasclark

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    This was a common Turkish carving. Yes, search on eBay for: vintage ___ meerschaum. Three words. In that space, try: lady, woman, mermaid, figurehead. You might throw in: nude, naked. You'll find them. They're often not very well-carved, with nightmarish or cartoonish faces and breasts which look like Madonna's infamous conical bra. But they're out there, and sooner or later you'll find the right one for you.

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    A few that are up now, item numbers:

    223178957875

    292756164622

    332561103814

    Posted 6 months ago #
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    Posted 6 months ago #
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