Meerschaum Needing Stems

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thrawn

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Feb 16, 2018
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Hello everyone! I saw a few other posts regarding stems but I wanted to start my own just in case things were unique. I have two meerschaum pipes that belonged to my dad. I don't know their origin or how old they are. It looks like both need full replacements. I haven't been able to find anything that didn't look like it would be found on a "different kind of pipe".
I have provided pictures. Any help would be appreciated!
















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jonasclark

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Briarville, yes! The first pipe is old, say, WWI or before, and would have had an amber or amberoid stem. The second is a 1970s Turkish meerschaum, and its yellow plastic stem is likely original (those very narrow faces were popular for a while, presumably because the carver could get more of them out of a block).

 

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jeffro

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I love the patina that old meerschaum's acuire.
I you decide to smoke sultan shape pipe it will continue color and darken over time.
please post photos when you get these hierlooms all fixed up and re-stemed.
two very nice pipe's you have, thrawn. :)

 

flakyjakey

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thrawn - I wish you all the best in finding out more about your dad's meerschaum pipes, and this is the place you will find such information. But I am interested in your chosen forum name - "thrawn" - I know what the word means, and I presume you are therefore a Scot, or from a family with a strong Scottish tradition?

 
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