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Actually, the pipe that is shown is a clay pipe. The telling feature that differentiates it from a Meerschaum pipe is the little "horn" at the botttom of the bowl of the pipe. This was very common in clay pipes (very popular in England and Ireland) as a place to hold the light pipe without burning your fingers (since the the clay is an excellent conductor of heat).
An example of this type of clay pipe (including picture) can be found at http://www.tobacco-barn.com/p-8167-goedewaagen-clay-churchwarden.aspx.
Thanks for such a great post and a blast from the past!

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