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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.




 

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! :puffy:

 

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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!

 

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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