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    Instead of a repair, could it be a post-purchase addition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Instead of a repair, could it be a post-purchase addition?
    I'll never say "never," Russ, but I don't think so. Everything about it smacks of a repair. Likely, the pipe was dropped and both the end of the shank and the end of the stem were shattered. The silver sleeve was put into place over both to hold them all together, but you can never again remove the stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    To be honest I thought it had already been repaired with that silver band. I have never seen one that thick and I don't think it was by design as the carver would want the meerschaum and the amber to be the dressing.
    Hello Bill. Yes, you noticed right, the silver band is 37 mm long.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    It's the hallmarks on the silver that make me question it at all, Bill. I've seen hallmarked silver repair work before, but it's rather rare. If the band were of a more common size, I wouldn't think anything about it. The repairman could have a box of them in the shop, but a piece that long looks like custom work to me. To have it assayed would suggest that it was a rather high-end repair at the time.
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    Instead of a repair, could it be a post-purchase addition?
    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    I'll never say "never," Russ, but I don't think so. Everything about it smacks of a repair. Likely, the pipe was dropped and both the end of the shank and the end of the stem were shattered. The silver sleeve was put into place over both to hold them all together, but you can never again remove the stem.
    Anthony,again a working hypothesis. The repairman uses a piece of silver to connect the both.

    Thanks everyone that you all have made things more clearer.
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    Arvind.



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