RARE MEERSCHAUM by TANGANYIKA KIKO- PIPE#6-EXCELLENT

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 08, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

YOU ARE LOOKING AT A BEAUTIFUL, SUPER CLEAN, PRE-SMOKED "RARE MEERSCHAUM by TANGANYIKA, KIKO- PIPE #6-GENUINE BLOCK" THIS PIPE IS IN "EXCELLENT CONDITION" THIS PIPE IS FROM MY PRIVATE COLLECTION. IT IS APPROXIMATELY FIVE (5) YEARS OLD. THIS PIPE IS A FANTASTIC SMOKER, IT SMOKES DRY, COOL AND SWEET! THIS MEERSCHAUM IS VIRTUALLY DEFECT FREE! T ARE NO CRACKS, NO SCRATCHES, NO CHARRING ON THE BOWL AND NO TOOTH-IMPRESSIONS ON THE STEM.

THIS IS A GENUINE BLOCK MEERSCHAUM PIPE #6, THE NUMBER OF THE PIPES REFLECT THE PIPE STYLE. THIS PIPE WAS MADE BY THE "TANGANYIKA MEERSCHAUM CORPORATION" THE COMPANY WAS FORMED IN 1955 BY KENYAN BUSINESS MEN FROM NAIROBI. AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF A MEERSCHAUM MINE RELATIVELY CLOSE TO THE SURFACE OF "KILIMANJARO" THIS MEERSCHAUM IS TOUGHER AND LESS POROUS THAN THE TURKISH VARIETY. ANOTHER MINE WAS SOON DISCOVERED IN SINYA, IN THE FAMOUS "AMBOSELI GAME PARK" THE COMPANY PREVIOUSLY BASED IN "TANZANIA" BECAME AN ASSOCIATE OF A BELGIUM FIRM, BUT CLOSED SOME YEARS AFTER. IT MAINTAINED A LINK WITH "GBD" FOR THE MAKING OF "GBD BLOCK MEERSCHAUM SERIES" THEIR TRADEMARK IS A "WHITE ELEPHANT" ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE STEM.

THIS PIPE'S DIMENSIONS ARE APPROX. 5 5/8" IN LENGTH, THE BOWL IS 1 3/4" IN DIAMETER AND 1 1/2" IN DEPTH. THE PIPE STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED! THE ONLY STAMPING THAT WAS ON THE STEM WAS
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