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    Zachary Taylor: Personally-owned Pipe. Meerschaum pipe in custom-fitted wood and leather case. The pipe is carved in the shape of a rose with wraparound leaves and stem. This item was owned by Zachary Taylor's youngest daughter, Ann Mackall Taylor and her husband, Richard Crooke Wood. According to family tradition, it first belonged to President Taylor. While there is no direct documentation to support this, like Sherlock Holmes (also known for smoking a Calabash pipe), we used the logical deduction method to determine the truth of the matter. The mouthpiece of the pipe and the stem are both broken. Normally, a pipe in such condition would be discarded. Instead, the owners thought so highly of this item that they went to extreme measures to repair it, evident in the gold wire and strips of gold used to brace and support it. Our conclusion - it is undoubtedly Zachary Taylor's personal pipe. It will be accompanied by a Letter of Provenance from the consignor detailing its line of ownership.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    18th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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