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Puffer Mark

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PostSubject: Pete question   Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:11 am

Hey pipers,

Watching this on a local auction site. Description says briar bowl. Question is: Possibly a Donagal Rocky. . . , or a well-coloured, rough textured African meer?

I lean toward the latter, as the pics I see on Google don't show rockies with that rounded system 'ferule' rather a straight band, but the meers sure do.

Opinions from the Pete experts?









Mark.
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SPUD 15

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:16 am

I'd say African meer as a lot of the bowls produced for peterson had no markings on them. MIKE
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:27 am

I'm no Pete expert, so I think I'll chime in with nothing to offer and wager on it being a meerschaum. The first pic just looks like meerschaum to me. Don't know about the ferrule thing either, which makes this post pretty much worthless.

You're welcome.
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:54 am

I'd say it's NOT a Rocky as the earlier ones were blasted and later rusticated and this one has neither type of texture as they had/have. Also ALL Rocky's that I have seen were definitely stained BLACK all over and this ones not. I'd say it's a well smoked African Meer as they sell. ( I have two of the early blasted Rockys and they have the Black stain over the reddish under stain and aren't brown like this one is ) JMHO Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:12 am

I'm thinking this is a meer too. I have a Rocky and it doesn't have the military type bit, it has a standard tenon and a sterling silver band. As Michael mentioned, the color and shape looks wrong as well.
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Sasquatch

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:12 pm

Yup, a Manx Meer made for Peterson.
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Puffer Mark

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:16 am

Thanks, Gents. Comments appreciated.

Perhaps I'll have a flutter, as it's only running at 8$, albeit with a couple of weeks to go.

M

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:15 pm

Yes, definitely a meer for sure. Or maybe it's a briar
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:30 pm

SpeedyPete wrote:
Yes, definitely a meer  for sure.  Or maybe it's a briar

lol! lol!
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Jevverrett

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PostSubject: Re: Pete question   Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:19 am

I have two rockys and that is no rocky. Looks close in texture, but the color is way off. Interesting piece regardless. I've often wondered about Pete meers.
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