Peterson: Sandblasted Amber Stem Spigot (87) P-Lip

Product Number: 002-029-34833

Though we handle hundreds and hundreds of pipes weekly at Smokingpipes.com, many of them estates, it's quite rare for us to encounter an amber-stemmed pipe. As many collectors already know, it's certainly a find, as many who are fortunate enough to obtain one don't readily part with them. Luckily, however, someone at the Peterson factory came across a batch of new old stock stems of none other than genuine, vintage amber, and it was only a matter of time before the marque created a special, limited run of briars just for the occasion, fittingly titled the Amber Spigot series. Said stems are paired to the Irish firm's contemporary shapes, like the "87" straight Apple seen here in a dark sandblast, and adorned with a handsome silver spigot mount to tie it all together. It's an excellent way to commemorate 150 years of history, not to mention a fusion of styles both new and old.

Note: Genuine amber stems are quite delicate, so make sure to take care when removing the stem. Remove by gripping the silver tenon rather than the amber or button. Also, while thinner, regular pipe cleaners will work fine, avoid extra fluffy or bristled cleaners, as they might damage the amber. When cleaning use only a small amount of alcohol if needed, do not buff, soak, or clean these stems with anything abrasive. We also recommend avoiding clenching or holding these pipes in your teeth, again to prevent damage to the vintage amber. As with vulcanite, amber stems also should not be left in direct sunlight.

- Daniel Bumgardner

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Measurements & Other Details

STAMPING:
  • (Apple)
  • Length: 5.67 in. Weight: 0.088 oz.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in. Chamber Depth: 1.43 in.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in. Bowl Height: 1.75 in.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic

  • Length: 5.13 in./130.30 mm.
  • Weight: 1.34 oz./38.10 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ireland
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