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Old 02-24-2019, 06:02 PM
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Default Civil War Era Pipe?

I found this walking the creek that runs through my property. I found almost exact examples online, and they are labeled "Civil War Era Pipe".

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Old 02-24-2019, 06:50 PM
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I was walking the creek on my property and found this clay pipe. Examples online are labeled "Civil War Era Clay Pipe".

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Old 02-24-2019, 06:51 PM
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Wow, that's just plain cool! Congratulations on an awesome eyeball find

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Old 02-24-2019, 11:33 PM
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I have found lots of pieces of broken pipe stem but I have never found a pipe bowl. Nice job congratulations.

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Old 03-03-2019, 06:21 PM
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Very cool find..I would say 1860,70s era is probably right...
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:05 PM
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Very nice find! Pipes can be dated pretty exactly based on style, look for a chart online...

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Old 03-04-2019, 09:50 PM
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Very cool! I have half of one that's very similar, if not identical. Dug it in a hut on a yankee winter camp. It was split down the middle, so just found one side of the bowl. Congrats!
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 61chip View post
Very cool! I have half of one that's very similar, if not identical. Dug it in a hut on a yankee winter camp. It was split down the middle, so just found one side of the bowl. Congrats!
Thanks! At first I thought it was trash and I moved it with my foot, and just kept going. I was looking for old bottles, and on my way back up the creek, I saw it again and decided to pick it up.It looked like "something", but I wasn't sure what until I looked it up online. Makes me wonder how much good stuff just gets passed over.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:01 AM
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Thanks! I passed it over once because I didn't know what it was. (My ignorance.) It wasn't until I saw it again that I thought I should pick it up.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:56 PM
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Awesome eyeball find, Lee! Yeah, it sure does make me wonder how much stuff goes unrecognized and passed over!

Like Dan B. said, I've found lots of old clay pipe stems in the farm fields I hunt (in fact, I learned to recognize what they were from him!), but never a pipe bowl...at least not one that I recognized and picked up Very cool find!

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Old 03-06-2019, 08:35 PM
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Bottle diggers frequently find these. They are rather common if you find civil war period dumps. I have dug privies around old taverns and have found intact pipes. I have several shoe boxes full of bowls and stems . Some are very ornate.
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That is a nice one! Would love to find an old pipe!

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:28 AM
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Thanks everyone!
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