I have 12 clay pipes that I would like to sell. I have numbered them for identification ease. The pictures show the varying designs. No two pipes are the same. I have several of them that I smoke and they smoke great. These are made by a Gentleman who uses original period clay molds. To simplify things they are all $10.00 each shipped in the lower 48 states. I accept Paypal plus 4% for their associated fees as my preferred method of payment. Please PM me for buying info and which number pipe you want. The quarter is placed as a general size comparison. Below I have aded a photo and some documentation on clay pipes in relation to what was found as it petains to the ACW. Thanks
Civil war pipes from the Vicksburg Mississippi area. They come from private land and were found in a union camp trash pit that is on private land. Originally purchased from the digger at the Memphis civil war show, winter of 2008.
In the 17th and 18th Centuries thousands of clay pipes came to the New World and many fragments are still being found in the soil of the earliest settlements. Pipe shards and some intact clays have been excavated on Civil War battlefields and in encampments in great numbers showing the strong presence of clay pipes in the 1860s among the soldiers who fought on both sides. "The Clay" remained king at least among men until the later part of the 19th Century.
The first clay pipes were introduced to Europeans along with tobacco smoking by the Native Americans of South and North America. It was not long before clay pipe making became an established trade. Later mass produced European and American clay pipes became a trade item and were bartered back to Native American tribes!
Clay pipes can be repaired with the quill of a turkey or goose as a stem!"
These are ground recovered pipes so they are all missing parts of their stems and have some damage. In the period when pipes where made of pipe clay the owner would snap off a small portion of his pipe as he smoked because the end would become bitter.. He would do this until he came to the "bitter end". This is why for the most part you will not find ground recovered pipes in good condition.The information above came from James E. Boyle & Beth Maxwell Boyle Thistledown Croft