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Posted 2 years ago

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i was told that this is a antique opium pipe.material is either ivory ?,bamboo.this is a complete smoking item and very old. purchased at yard sale and was told it s a opium pipe what do you think

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  1. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 12 months ago
    It is very hard to tell without expert opinion.There is an article on opium pipes which I have just read.Found very interesting.It may help
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/journey-into-the-opium-underworld/
  2. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 12 months ago
    The black flecks through the material show it in probably bone.I am not sure what sort but someone else here may help.
    http://www.diffbtwn.com/2009/11/difference-between-ivory-and-bones.html

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