The real Christmas is I didn't buy it, wife knew I was backing off and helping Son who's business floundered for Hurricane Harvey, I had a picture of it that was in EBay, she bought it and confessed that she wanted me to have it as she knew I had been looking and looking. I got a Good one don't I.
That's a great looking Meerschaum. Enjoy it!
I've seen it for a while now on ebay along with the other pipes from Fred's estate. Not sure who the person is that bought them, but I thought his asking price on many of the pipes was/is a bit much. There was a few in the collection I would like to own, but the price point on most of them is to rich for me.