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    Help Identify a fake smoking pipe?

    My dad has had this pipe for a long time. I'm not sure if it's a fake or not, and don't see any dead signs it is. I hope one of yall can help.



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    Also if needed more pics ill send them
    these are more HD pics
    https://imgur.com/gallery/nhJrcGS
    Last edited by Jeff225; Aug 13, 2019 at 04:07 AM.

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    Welcome to the forum, Jeff! I'm not seeing a fake pipe, but I am seeing the remains of mid-1800's soft clay pipe. These soft clay pipes were known as reed pipes, were generally reddish-brown in color, and were considered to be a weak design because of the soft clay used in their manufacturer.
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    Like Creskol said. I think early 1800's reed pipe. Nice piece, most have been smashed.
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    any value worth in it?

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    The damage was made during the firing in the kiln. They would fire hundreds at a time with a very high "failure" rate. In Mogadore Ohio the pipe factory had a 70%+ failure rate.
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    I think it's an original. It's a nice one.

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    would it be worth any value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff225 View Post
    would it be worth any value?
    not much
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    I smoke clay pipes with reed stems. They are modern made. "Fake" only applies if someone is presenting a modern or reproduction item as original.

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    So a pipe your Dad owned is just that. Is it 18th or 17th century? Can't say. But I give you the benefit of the doubt.
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    it wasnt a personal pipe, he bought it off someone from ebay a long time ago. he just wanted to know the facts about it, or if it had value. I would never sell a personal item passed on.
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    I have a few of them I have collected over the years . Some have been smoked out of a lot I have . BEWARE ! DO NOT DROP IT . I have broke them before and they hardly hit . I have seen them sell most of the time from about $10 up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff225 View Post
    any value worth in it?
    Numesmatic vs "cool factor/original authentic" is 2 different things. There is a historical value but many times that does not translate to monetary value.
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    The best way to find a comparative value is to look for one on Ebay, or a similar site. Look for sold items. I have no idea of the value, it's not huge however.
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