Some nice meers in this group. I own 3, but only have pics of two:
A Sommer Meer from France, came with its original Ostrich leather case. Very small bowl - really only good for a 15 min smoke - even though the length is over 6". But has a genuine amber stem.
This is my Peterson Meer. Snagged this one off of ebay for a mere (pun intended) $25 bucks!
Thanks six, yeah the #11 has a beautiful sunset glow happening on the rim. Now the Meerqueen I have been smoking more lately than any of my pipes and it is really coming along nicely. Much thinner walls are letting the color come out quick. I'll get a picture of it up soon.
Even though I only have two meers I'm hopelessly in love. Can't wait to add another to the rotation.
Here are mine. I have 2 Calabash style meers, one is a no name small, but is a great little smoker, great for sampling tobacco. The other is a vintage Bauer. There is also a little pressed meer lion that someone gave me as a gift. Two figural heads. The one on the left I bought cheap off a guy just loved the very nice carve. The one on the right was a Christmas present from my dad and it was unsmoked when I got it. It is a fun little smoke. The African Meer at the bottom I bought at the Briary in Birmingham. It is a Pioneer. Lastly and the center of my pipe collection is my very large Lion Churchwarden. It is a massive pipe. And yes I have smoked it!
If we are counting calabashes, let me add these:
This one is actually quite small, the picture is just really close. It says Enberg on the shank, which the seller told me was the name of the original owner.
I got this one off ebay, it's my favorite of the two:
I'd love to show off my meer, it was a gift from my grand-aunt. The problem is it grew legs about 30 years ago, and I haven't seen it since. (I think the baby sitter had eyes for it) I'm starting to think about replacing it now.