Looking for Some Information On this Table Top Pipe

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TheFall

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I recently purchased an estate pipe lot to restore, and I ended up negotiating the pipe pictured below into the deal. From what I can tell it is a Kiko tabletop pipe? There are no markings that I can find. Since it is not my style I was going to clean it up, what little cleanup needs to be done, and sell or trade it. Does anyone know where I can find more information about this pipe, or have any information to pass along? Also if anyone is brave enough to give a price range for what it is worth, that would be excellent and much appreciated.
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mso489

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I'm just gawking. Is that a block of briar with a hookah hose? Unusual to say the least. I'll come back hoping to learn more.
 
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There have been a number of companies that made table top pipes and I believe Kiko was indeed one of them. Search for: Tanganyika
 
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chasingembers

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Meerschaum...I believe.

That's what I was thinking too. The briar ones resembled this old Savinelli.

 
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TheFall

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It is some sort of meerschaum from what I can tell, I should have entered that in the description. But yes it is a solid block of meer, about 4.5 inches long and 3.25 inches at the widest point the Bowl is 0.75 inches wide or so. There is a rather fancy "whip" with an acrylic bit on the end. I negotiated it in with the rest of the briar pipes as I had literally never seen anything like it.
 

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It’s a tanganyikan Meer table pipe you’re right. There were a couple brands and without any markings unless you find a similar pipe with the box or in literature it’s all guesswork.
Looks to be in good condition how clean are the tubes/mouthpieces etc? Are the hoses soft and pliant or cracked?
odors?

if it’s in good condition and it were
I’d put it on eBay starting at $60 and see where it went. Could get some good money for it.. or $60. I have no clue how desirable something like that is. It’s not something I myself would smoke.
 

TheFall

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Thank you, I will do some digging on Google for "tanganyikan" and see if I can find anything. It is in perfect condition from what I can tell, the whip has no cracks and the fittings are all good. I think It was maybe smoked once or twice, it has very slight cake about half way down the bowl but the rest of the bowl is clean. I will look into doing that, I only paid 15$ for it. The consensus seems to be that most people think it's pretty cool, but so far it's not something they would enjoy smoking haha
 

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Just as an aside, I've also seen those called driving pipes. Apparently you set them on the dash board. I cant imagine them not sliding about.
 
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TheFall

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Just as an aside, I've also seen those called driving pipes. Apparently you set them on the dash board. I cant imagine them not sliding about.
It does have a mat on the bottom that is pretty sticky. I can see that, it wouldn't be out of place in my 86 chev truck
 
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I'd love to find one of these. I don't think I'd pay a lot for one, maybe $25, but if I found one for that, I'd snap it up and use it. Great find! Definitely African meerschaum with that lovely "calcined" finish, a pre-color effect commonly seen on African meerschaum. Hope you get a good amount for it!
 

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