A vintage, estate pipe marked RAOB for the "Buffs" with a buffalo head bowl For Sale
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A vintage, estate pipe marked RAOB for the "Buffs" with a buffalo head bowl:
This lovely pipe has a well carved and detailed buffaloes head for its bowl. The carved head incorporates what appears to be natural horn for its horns and glass eyes. It's a little gem and certainly a novel pipe.
On the lower, bottom side of the bowl there is an elliptical, gold coloured lozenge containing the initials "RAOB". This, we believe, represents the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, a fraternal organisation that does good works in the community.
On the bottom side, at the junction with the stem, there is also an imprint stating "Foreign". It's assumed this will date the pipe to sometime in the earlier part of the twentieth century. The pipe measures about 5 3/4" long, say 145mm+. It's in good overall condition with all airways free.
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