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PassingFancy's loves4 of 6A True Antique... Slag Glass Hanging Lamp...October 20, 1908Vintage Black Telephone Cabinet & lower door
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    Posted 13 years ago

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    This pipe belonged to my great grandfather. It was his first really elaborate pipe and he gave it to my grandmother (his daughter) as a house warming present in her newly built 1912 home. It remained by her fireplace for nearly 90 years. Now, I have it in my home. I don't know the manufacturer--in fact, it is possible that my great grandfather may have even carved it himself as he was a competent artist.

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    1. irishpp, 13 years ago
      Brilliant it looks like the singer Seasick Steve ( American singer )
    2. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you irishpp. I'm not familiar with the American singer you mentioned.
    3. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      I don't think so, AR8Jason--it's far too perfect for that; it looks to be professionally tooled and finished. These are things they would not have access to in camp.
    4. maureenhelly, 13 years ago
      beautiful piece....My grandfather would have loved it as he had a nice collection himself. My mother still has the pipe-stand he used to store them . Unfortunately his live-in sister-in-law (my great-aunt) thought it wise to wash each one out with soap and warm water!!!! Needless to say, upon my grandfathers' return, he was lost for thought :(
    5. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you, maureenhelly. Oh, you're poor grandfather. I hope he was able to break in some new ones after that!
    6. titanium720, 13 years ago
      most beautiful thanks for sharin
    7. PassingFancy PassingFancy, 13 years ago
      Absolutely lovely. A piece to be very proud of.
    8. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you, AR8Jason. You have given me a totallly different picture of the Civil War. How will I ever know the real history? Have you seen very many pipes like this one? I'm hoping who ever carved it might have carved others, too.
    9. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you, titanium720. Things I love are easy for me to share.
    10. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you, PassingFancy. I am grateful to have it.
    11. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you so much, AR8Jason. $300-$3000, quite a range! You are very kind to look at all those sites and be so helpful.
    12. JTeachout JTeachout, 13 years ago
      What a cool looking pipe.
    13. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you, JTeachout. It's always nice to hear compliments on cherished items!
    14. drumbeet, 11 years ago
      You have what I consider an excellent-quality briar pipe of either a Civil War soldier or a Zouave. As a lifelong collector of antique pipes, a careful study of the stem work solidly indicates that it was manufactured in either France or Germany post-Civil War. The turned wood shank and the amber (!) mouthpiece are European nuances not found on American briars of that era. I am currently writing an illustrated guide to Civil War tobacco pipes, and this image would be a nice addition to indicate how the War influenced European makers in both countries to carve such a motif for export. Of course, to showcase this pipe, I would need a hi-res image, if you are so inclined to provide one. I, in turn, would acknowledge in the forthcoming book that it is yours and give credit to you.

      Ben Rapaport

      Pipe Collector

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