I recently acquired an interesting Peterson 1989 System African Meerschaum, complete with a steel wind-cap. It is a 312 shape with sterling silver collar and P-lip mouthpiece. What caught my attention other than the wind-cap,was the beautiful honey colouration.
They used to make pipes from meerschaum from Africa,Tanzania. This source run out some 10 years ago, the company closed around 2002. These pipes where made with a slightly different technique than the higher quality Turkish Meerschaum. They where dipped in a hardening oil to make it much more resilient to knocks and everyday use. African Block is heavier and doesn’t have the same degree of absorptive properties as Turkish.
Some photos below of the new addition.