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pappymac

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Picked up this "vintage" meerschaum pipe this morning at an antique/collectible shop. It's been a while since I've seen one where the screw in tenon was one piece instead of a push pull.





 

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mso489

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Nice find indeed. I'm not even a Meer smoker, but if the price were right, I'd likely grab that one. I like the carving, pleasing but not over-the-top.

 

pappymac

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I pretty sure the original stem is made from an acrylic as it's translucent. It came with a bone screw in tenon. At least I think it was bone because it was real brittle and broke. Fortunately I had a spare acrylic stem that was the same length and curvature that lines up perfectly to the bowl.

 

brendhain

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Was the original stem Yellow and a bit swirled? I remember seeing the yellow stems on older meerschaums (not antique ones). Those stems felt lighter than acrylic and had a dull finish.

 

jonasclark

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Yes, the yellow stems, gloss or matte, are plastic, though maybe not acrylic. The later amber stems from 1950s Austrian pipes were more of an orangey color.
Nice pipe, with a classic Turkish motif.

 
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