▲ No stampings on the shank
Kemal Aktaş († 2005) is the founder of Aktas Meerschaum Co. The brand is now (2011) owned by Abdurrezzak Aktaş.
Address: AKTAŞOĞLU Ltd.
Beyazaltın Köyü Eskişehir (Turkey)
▲ No markings on the meerschaum
The Altinay Pipe Co Ltd. was founded in 1964 in Eskişehir (Turkey)
▲ No markings on the bowl
Artisan: Sinan A. Altinok in Ankara
▲ no markings on the pipe
(On the case) ― Made in Austria ―◊ ◊― Finest Culured
▲ In enlarged picture #1: "Finest
Cultured Amber" means
amberoid or acrilic mouthpiece.
In enlarged picture #2: Delrin push tenon (see the comments on the
▲ (Left side) I. Bekler
This solid block meerschaum pipe featering Sherlock Holmes was carved by Ismet Bekler, an artisan working in Eskisehir (Turkey). CAO ownes the exclusive rights to Bekler pipes in the USA.
▲ 20, Genuine Block, Meerschaum
Elephant on one side of the stem, "Tanganyika" on the other.
A brand of Tanganyika Meerschaum Corporation
from Amboseli Pipes. (J.M. Lopes, op. cit.
On bottom of the case
DUNHILL VENTAGE CASE
On top of the case
MADE IN ENGLAND
No markings on the pipe.
▲ On the side of the case ▼
The top (winged helm) is a screw-in bowl. The pipe is displayed in a patented case.
The patent 141486/19 has been granted in 1920 for the design of the ventilated case. The vents on the case and the removable bowl may be observed on the enlarged views.
• Value (Estate): 677.30 US $ • 501.00 €
▲ (Left side) Genuine Block Meerschaum
(On stem) Tanzania
This leather wrapped meerschaum pipe illustrates GBD's collaboration with the Tanganyika Meerschaum Corporation and French leather artisans in the 1970s.
▲ (Inside case) Ludwig Hartmann
[Eagle] & Eidam Wien
Meerschaum pipe fitted with a 14 Kt gold band.
N.B.: Eidam (plur. Die Eidame) is a (obsolete) German word meaning "Son-in-law".
Ludwig Hartmann was founded in 1829 and their meerschaum pipes were quite renowned
considering they received the "Medaille de 1ere classe" at the Exposition Universelle,
1867 in Paris.
▲ No markings on the shank.
Period: 1958 - 1968
Twin bowl model. Meerschaum pipe with two screew-in and interchangeable bowls made of meerschaum too.
Isle of Man
▲ (On the bottom of the stem) Great Britain
▲ (On bottom of mouthpiece) Great Britain
A brand of MANXMAN PIPES Ltd, The Quay, Old Laxey, Isle of Man, British Isles.
The meerschaum used for these pipes usualy was of Tanzanian origine (like Kiko
See also: Manx Meerschaum
Isle of Man
▲ (On band)
Millenium of Tynwald
▲ Manxland Blockmeerschaum, Great Britain, 867
Laxey Pipe Factory (closed in 2002).
Other brands from the factory: "Manxpipe", "Manxman", "Manxland".
See also: Man Pipes
▲ Meerschaum pipe. No markings on the shank. (On the ferrule) NØRDING
This pipe is an example
of the meerschaum pipes Nørding has distributed and which were
mostly crafted by the MANXMAN PIPES Ltd (Man
▲ No markings on the pipe
Paykoc Imports started as a small Turkish meerschaum pipe retailer in Denver,
Colorado. This merchant retailer has since expanded his inventory offering also briar pipes and
products from around the world.
▲ (On band) K&P Sterling Siver, Peterson Dublin
No markings on the bowl
The stem of this meerschaum pipe is horn and it constitutes a rare example of a P-Lip carved into this material.
The band on the pipe is sterling silver not validated by hallmarks making thus this pipe impossible to date.
Given the similarity of their "P" stem logos, do not confuse Peterson's Meerschaum
pipes with Pioneer
's (if the logo occurs).
▲ Genuine Block Meerschaum, 240, Pioneer
▲ (Right side) Block, Meerschaum
▲ (Stem underside) S. Yanik No markings on the meerschaum
▲ No stampings on the meerschaum
Import brand for Turkish made meerschaum pipes. The corporate was founded in 1980 by Samil Sermet and his wife, Beth.
▲ (Inside lid of the case)
J. B. Vinche
85, rue du Marché aux Herbes
(On the edge of the case)
FOURNISSEUR BREVETE DE S.A.R. MGR LE
PRINCE ALBERT DE BELGIQUE (1)
DIPLOMES D'HONNEUR LIEGE 1905 MILAN 1908
Though impossible to be precisely dated, this pipe might be estimated prior to WWII given the address of the former shop stamped inside the case lid.
(1) Transl: "Patented supplier of H.R.H. The Prince Albert of Belgium"
"Prince Albert" is one of the titles of Albert I, king of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934. (See enlarged view #3).
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