Rare TRACY MINCER - Stout BULL-MOOSE Est. 1950's

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
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  • Sold Date: Jun 12, 2011
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Rare TRACY MINCER - Stout BULL-MOOSE Est. 1950's

TRACY MINCER – Stout BULL-MOOSE Estimated from the 1950’s

Here is an early Tracy Mincer pipe. This is not a Custombilt, but is marked Tracy Mincer, a rarely seen pipe. The style is a full bodied bull moose with very thick bulldog type styling, but not rusticated carving style of his Custombilt pipes.

The overall condition of this pipe is Excellent! It’s in remarkably good shape with no real wear to note. It’s a good chunk of briar as well with nice grain and interesting angled bottom and “chin” shape of the bull-moose. Stem is original with a slight bend and no tooth marks.

Refurbished on the exterior very nicely, buffed and polished the stem and bowl. Some pipes may need some internal cleaning. It draws very easy and ready to smoke. Please see my other Auctions! Combined shipping of multiple items no problem! Saves you money...

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Markings: Tracy Mincer

Approximate Dimensions:

Overall Length – 6”-

Bowl Height – 1 1/2”-

Inside Diameter – 7/8”

A short history of Tracy Mincer is that he started making pipes in 1929 in the Custom-Bilt pipe company, which changed in name to Custombilt in 1946. That company was later owned by Wally Frank and closed in 1998.

Tracy Mincer went his own separate way and "unveiled" the Doodler pipe in April, 1953. The Doodler is a ventilated pipe with holes and rings throughout the bowl that are used for cooling. Some pipes featured silver bands. Claude Stuart produced many different styles of Tracy Miner pipes, including freeform pipes. The Tracy Mincer Pipe Co. was founded in 1952, and that company was later run under Claude Stuart until its closing in 1990.

Tracy Mincer was always a good pipe maker, but seemed to not do so well as a business man, always having financial problems along the way.