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alaskanpiper

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Actually, they did:


 

Chasing Embers

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Actually, they did:


Yep

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pappymac

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I stand corrected. That’s the first meerschaum I have personally seen made to look like briar.
 
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alaskanpiper

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I stand corrected. That’s the first meerschaum I have personally seen made to look like briar.
Barling made a bunch of them as well.


 
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Duck

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Barling made a bunch of them as well.


They're usually Jambo stummels with a stem fitted by the brand. Parker did them, Manx too, as well as Barking and others. I think Peterson had their own stummels, or had their own shapes made.
 
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Briar Lee

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Here’s another listing from a seller that calls himself deadguypipss.

Exceedingly Rare Nording African Block Meerschaum Saddle Stem Brandy Pipe. This wonderful pipe will be the crown jewel of your meerschaum collection. I only see one other Nording meerschaum for sale and this one is a far more desirable shape! It is simply amazing and is the largest African Meerschaum that I have seen. The combination of wonderful rustication, that classic brandy shape and the fumed rim make for such a nice pipe. The stem fits securely into the brass military mount yet is easy to remove.

14DF20D0-AA86-498E-B297-044608AD9469.png08BD7D48-9FF1-476E-83F4-8768C27A6B26.pngAB9AD8E8-C749-4E1B-AE44-09C547057B38.jpegI might have known there was such a thing as African meerschaum but I’ve never seen a pipe made of it.

For $$349 I could buy about a dozen more Lees.:)

It is an interesting and beautiful pipe.
 

OzPiper

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I didn't know Peterson made meerschaums that looked like this.
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I have a Peterson Tanganyika (Amboseli) meerschaum systems pipe with hallmarked (1976) silver.

Nording owned Manx pipes which made pipes sold under their own label as well as quite a few other brands including Barling.

I think the vendor asking $349.99 for an African meer either doesn't know the market, or is hoping for a total novice to come along and be taken in by his hype.

The Amboseli mine shut up shop some time ago, but they are hardly rare
 
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