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    Posted 9 years ago

    chippo
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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, 8 years 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, 8 years 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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