a clay like substance and is one of rarest substances found on the surface of the earth. In the whole world, Meerschaum can only be found in Turkey. This substance can be molded to any shape just like molding clay. Thus one can carve out beautiful shapes and figures from this material. It is actually white in color and over a period of time it turns to golden color.Meerschaum pipes can be carved into different shapes. It can also be easily made into a shape of the alphabet "U" or "L" without doing any great carving work on the pipe.
In terms of collecting these antiques, the collectors have to pay higher prices for getting hold of very old pipes. Older the pipes, greater the price the collectors have to give. There are some Exquisite art forms that have been made out of these pipes. Some of these arts include an eagle claw holding an egg, a hunting scene and a sailor in his sail. Collectors have to spend anywhere between $300 and $800 to buy these artworks crafted out from Antique Meerschaum pipes. Art Collectors can find plenty of these artworks in museums around United States. In Europe, one can also buy these artworks in antique auctions. One can also try to search for these pipes in online selling sites like e-bay. Sometime, e-bay conducts auctions on antique artworks like the artworks made out of Antique Meerschaum pipes.