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  1. General Pipe Forum
    This is a 23 year old churchwarden that has never been smoked. I know the guy who had it, and he found it in his grandfather's attic. His grandfather got it on a trip to Turkey in 1988. It was given to my friend, who in turn gave it to me free of charge. I thought you guys might enjoy it. It can...
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    Fellow members, Could someone with extensive knowledge of Meer pipes explain to me how to correctly clean a Meer? I recently received a beautiful SMS Meer as a gift and I want to make sure that I don't do anything that will permanently damge it. It has a beautful acrylic stem which I...
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    Hey meer guys, I have wanted a meer for a while, but the cost of a new one is just a bit much since I dont know if I will even like it. But on a recent trip to an antique store I found about 6 meer pipes in the $35-60 range and the ability to hold and inspect the pipe before I buy makes this...
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    Ok guys, so I had a mishap last night. I have my meer up high on a shelf, not with the rest of my pipes, so my kids can't get to it. It is a meer my father-in-law gave me and I rarely smoke it. Well, I was pulling my pipe cleaners down off the shelf, and they got caught on the stem and the...
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    Q: What do the Tower of London and my Meerschaum pipe have in Common? A: They're both haunted by old English's I picked up a couple pipes off a member of a different forum a couple weeks ago and one of the pipes was a lattice carved IMP Meerschaum, unfortunately the pipe REEKS of latakia...
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    In honor of my new Altinok meerschaum, while smoking, I've been listening to American bands that play Turkish and Balkan-inspired music, and I'd like to share it with the forum. I'd imagine this is a big change of pace for most of us, but it is quite mellow and conducive to quality meerschaum...
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    I read on here somewhere that pressed Meer is more resilient to ghosting. True or not? If so I was thinking about trying to find a pressed Meer for the sole purpose of smoking Aromatics out of. So one type of aromatic doesn't impart too much flavor on another. Is this just a silly idea? If not...
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    Just obtained a used meer. It is a very large Bacchus head carving. In any event, it has a screw-on stem where the tennon is affixed to the shank and the female threads are in the stem. The only meers I have are with a twist pull type tenon. Is this screw-on type a rarity?
  9. General Pipe Forum
    Let me preface this with a confession. Im lazy. Ive only been smoking pipes for a few months and im hooked. I love to smoke. Clean? Ream? Build cake? Not so much. So, ive seen meer lined briars on a certain e-tailer for a decent price and im looking to move up from my MM's to something I...
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    I am an experimenter, and I buy new pipes all the time to try new things or people who know me will send me pipes they come across. I am an unabashed Meer Smoker! I grew up in a Meer and porcelain pipe family. As I have stated in other posts all the men are pipe smokers and the only time you...
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    So, it is going to be a week or so before insurance figures out what they think my recent loss was worth (what they will pay). So, for the time being I have some time to shop. Other than E-bay which I prefer not to gamble on for my next meer as it may be the only one I have for awhile who...
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    With the talk of the club pipe, does anyone have an idea how much a sitter meer carved like the helmet below would cost? I figure it could be nice and solid white with some of the painted art carved in and the visor done with a very light rustication, just for a contrast.
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    I just got my first meerschaum. It was a little small and I wasn't sure about it. But it's perfect! I was really surprised at the quality of the smoke. So, any tips from anyone who smokes one on a regular basis?
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    Didn't IMP go out of business? Am I remembering this correctly? I see brand new IMP on ebay. Thought there was a carver who passed ... or something.
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    Rare Meerschaum Pipe I almost want to lowball him. That thing looks like a lot of fun.
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    When my father-in-law was going through a hard time in his life he decided that God was urging him to end his smoking habits and he ended up breaking all of his pipes. *Enter gasps of horror* He is recovered of this and is re-establishing himself... but the only pipe that he says he really...
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    I bought an estate meer on ebay, and it has a funny smell/taste in teh bowl. Is it okay to use the professors salt and alc treatment on a meer? What about pipe sweeteners? Are there any other differences in meer care? Also, it is a straight pipe, and whistles. What is that all about? Thanks.
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    I am not able to put up pics right now. i know we have a photo's of your pipes thread but i was thinking maybe a show how your meer is coloring up thread. Let's see them!
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    So I've seen some meerschaum lined briars on ebay... anyone have one>? What brand is yours?... I've seen no names and briarcraft brands on ebay for very cheap I wonder if they smoke well. How does yours smoke, is it cool or hot? Did you buy it estate or new, how much was it? I don't really...
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    So I found a cool figural Meer on craigslist for 30 bucks. Looks to be in great condition and the owner said it looks like it was only smoke a few times. It is from the 1930's apparently and came with the box that has instructions also. I think I might purchase that instead of a cob for my first...
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