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"The Queen of Meerschaum Pipes"

Home of Meerschaum since 1963

Welcome to MeerQueen, where Meerschaum pipe excellence has thrived since 1963. Our artisanal passion creates timeless masterpieces with unbeatable prices.

Each smoking pipe is a reflection of love and dedication, handcrafted to elevate your smoking experience.

Discover the Queen of Meerschaum Pipes and indulge in the smoothest draws. We cherish our legacy and uphold the "We Make What We Love. We Love What We Make" principle, making each piece unique. Experience the MeerQueen allure and be part of our enduring journey.

Join us in celebrating Meerschaum's allure and unrivaled craftsmanship with every cherished pipe.

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what is meerschaum?  why buy meerschaum?

WHAT  is 

‘Meerschaum’ is a a German word describing a soft mineral , which literally means ‘sea foam'.

Meerschaum’ is a a German word describing a soft mineral , which literally means ‘sea foam'. alluding to the belief that it was the compressed whitecaps of waves, just as it is said in mythology for the goddess of beauty - Aphrodite. It is of an opaque white or cr’am colour and when first extracted is soft and easily marked, but it hardens on exporuse to the sun or when dried in a warm room or in a furnace. To polish the pipes is very important. The polish must be good quality.

Most of the Meerschaum for commercial use is obtained from Asia Minor, chiefly from the plains of 
Eskisehir , Turkey , where it occurs in a small rounded lumps , in alluvial deposits which are extensively worked for its extraction. The extracted lumps are first scraped then dried, again scraped and then polished with wax. The rudely shaped Meerschaum is then taken into workshops, where it is skilfully carved by hand into beautiful pipes, or turned and carved into cigarette and cigar holders and articles of adornment.


WHY buy Meerschaum

‘Meerschaum’ is an ART

Meerschaum Pipes - with a minimum of proper care - will last for a lifetime.Meerschaum smokes cool and dry with a flavour unrivalled by any other pipe. As it ages, meerschaum colours a rich honey-brown, improving both in appearance and taste.A meerschaum is made to smoke. Hold it. Enjoy its light weight and silky feel, its distinctive taste.

A meerschaum is an investment in smoking pleasure. As beautiful as meerschaum is to the eye, its true beauty must be experienced.Justly deserving its reputation as the "aristocrat" of pipes, the meerschaum is not meant for the connoisseur alone. All pipe smokers can appreciate the unique pleasure of meerschaum.

Simply put, because it affords a unique smoking experience. Meerschaum is the most flavourful and beautiful pipe you can own. Meerschaum - one of the most porous substances found in nature - acts as a filter, absorbs tobacco tars and nicotine, and yields a most satisfying smoke. They will not burn out as briars do.


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