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    Astley Meershaum pipe

    Heres one for the historians amongst us.
    Who made the Meershaum pipes sold by Wm Astley.I know there briars were from top makers ie Charatan ,Upshall,Ashton so I assume the meers were of equal quality?
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    No idea who made it, but nice looking pipe and case.

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    I suspect it may have been Austrian made,if it was before the Turkish ban on export of meerschaum in the 1970s
    I know Astley closed the Jermyn st shop in the 1990s.
    I have asked the former owner if he knows when it was purchased,awaiting a reply.

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    I think I can answer my own question to a point.
    From Reborn pipes page
    https://rebornpipes.com/2012/08/10/a...ipe-catalogue/

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    it states first grade Vienna carved with fitted case,second grade Turkey carved.i think mine is most likely 1st grade but who was the carver Bauer?

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    Great looking pipe.
    Marc

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    Very nice, Paul. Looks Turkish to me though. Bauer was 'Andreas Bauer' of Vienna.
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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