Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, MeerQueen started, and remains, a family business; something of a pleasant anomaly in the seemingly ever-shifting meerschaum carving business of today. Presently headed by Bahadir "Cem" Baykal, an erudite gentleman with a degree in engineering physics, and crafted in Eskisehir, Turkey, MeerQueen boasts a constant contingent of a dozen lauded carvers led by grandmaster Tekin. MeerQueen meerschaums are graded as Silver, Gold or Diamond, as well as on a scale of x/6 for both quality of the raw material as well as the final outcome of the carving. The Diamond grades feature a briar-style Teflon tenon, a consistent "6/6" for both material and workmanship, are carved by Tekin, and are, overwhelmingly, our grade of choice for our site.
The express mission of MeerQueen is to aim well above and beyond its competition, leaping past the "acceptable" by creating meerschaum pipes of museum/heritage quality; a smoking instrument to be cherished for a lifetime.
Hours of Operation:
Our website is always open and you can place an order at any time. Phone/office hours are 9am-7pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) on Saturdays. Our Little River, SC showroom is open 10am-7pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) Monday-Sunday.
We reserve the right to verify delivery to cardholder via UPS. You must be 18 years or older to make any selections on this site - by doing so, you are confirming that you are of legal age to purchase tobacco products or smoking accessories. We will deny any order we believe has been placed by a minor.
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