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For Your SEA Vignette, VINTAGE Intricate Pipe Organ Coral Deep Red Rare & Unusual Indo-Pacific Organic Textured Tubes From Old Collection

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Lovely vintage piece of pipe organ coral, a real stunner and not easy to come by. I got it from a lady who had it in her collection years ago. So pretty in a glass jar or a bowl with other sea things. Or you can put it on a little X style wooden stand on a shelf or lay it flat on a table. This is its natural red color and it measures 6" by 3.5" by 2". I've fondly named this specimen "coral tower." (: This listing is for this exact piece of red coral only. I have not cleaned this coral and their are remnants of dried sponge in some crevices but these can be removed with tweezers if you choose. Some like it "all natural as found" state! More on this later in listing in "Picture notes & tips."
When I was a little girl, I became a beachcomber early on. I remember getting up early at the beach (the only time I ever like to get up early... If I'm at the beach or going to the beach!). While on vacation, my daddy and I would go out on the coast of South Carolina to hunt for shells and sharks teeth. Very quickly I became addicted and my parents were so patient to take me to the shell shops year after year. One of my first purchases was from the Sea Chest in Myrtle Beach. It was a little piece of red coral that really looked like pipes on an organ. I still have it today. Up until a couple of years ago when I found a nice large chunk antiquing in Florida, this was the only piece I had. You really don't see it very often in all those shell shops, the ones I still go in. (:
Since coral reefs are being protected now, as they should be, it is harder to find coral and as a result, real coral is harder to come by and increasing in price.
This listing is for one piece of pipe organ coral, the exact one shown from different angles in first 6 photos. Also shown on the right in photo 7. Other pieces of coral in photos 7-9 are smaller than this 6" piece. They are listed separately in my shop. This is one of the few pieces I have left. Check out the other pieces of this red coral and other vintage sea life & I have listed & convo me with zip codeif you want more than one item and I can discount shipping. (Or check out and I can refund if items can be shipped safely together. Will do my best.) This coral is one of only two naturally colored colors, the other being Blue Coral. All other corals are white or cream, except for sea fans & whips, that are a form of coral.

Read on...
***Picture notes & tips: When this coral is wet, say in an aquarium, it looks the brighter red. When it is dried out, it has a thin chalky salty coating, predominate in some areas more than others. These photos have been taken when I rinsed the coral gently in warm water, which you should do anyway whenever you get this coral. There are still some pieces of white encrustations as well as some brown pieces of dried sponge like material. You can often pick these out with tweezers. If you are not a shell collector, you may not know that a light coating of baby oil does brings out the natural color and overrides any chalky coating, often found on shells and coral. I am not applying baby oil to any pieces I am selling as some may want to use it in an aquarium so I will leave that to you the buyer. Just wanted to pass along that tip. This oil coating will last awhile though periodically you might need to touch it up. When you receive yours, it will be dry. When you coat it with baby oil, it will be just as deep red as you see it here.

I have been surprised at how pricey Daisy, also known as organ pipe ( or pipe organ) coral has gotten so I was pleased to find some reasonably priced old treasures, enough to satisfy my craving to add to my personal collections & vignettes at home, some to be creative with and sell in my assemblages of seashell vignettes. This stash was a sea artist dream! For this piece, I am selling it alone for someone who already has a sea themed bowl or shelf to add it to or someone who wants to start one. This coral has not been cleaned up. There is no odor as its had lots of time to air out & there's some residue from the sea. (salt, white calcification, remnants of the live coral, etc). I personally like it in it's natural state.



If you are interested, here is some more info:

This red pipe organ coral is extremely light weight as compared to other corals. It consist of many tube like structures packed tightly together. The natural red color you see here, found on the dead coral, makes it a rare and unusual coral. It is actually a soft coral but referred to as a hard coral because of its red calcareous skeleton. The red color is found in the dead specimens. When the coral is alive, each polyp expands during the day and resembles star shapes when open. Eight feathery like tenacles emerge from the polyp. This is most likely where the daisy name came from.

Organ pipe coral is a "nice" coral in that it is a non-agressive coral toward other corals. You may have seen some of the Nat Geo and Planet Earth type films, like Seas of Life, where a time-lapsed video shows coral spawning, then growing and encroaching on other corals, taking them over. It is fascinating. But pipe organ is the peaceful coral. Not sure how often he is taken over! Knowing the infinite wisdom of our Creator, it probably has some built in way of surviving, as long as man doesn't interfere. Organ pipe coral is found in Indo-Pacific & South Pacific regions including Fiji and the Red Sea. It is found in sheltered, shallow marine water regions


~This will be packed with loving care. Shipping is for 1st Class parcel mainland US and includes tracking. Convo with zip for Alaska or Hawaii.I do my best to give a shipping discount for multiple purchases if possible. Convo for rate or if you don't want to wait, check out & know I will refund thru Paypal if the items can be safely shipped together for a savings to you.
Please visit my shop for an eclectic mix of SEA & beach themed vintage items as well as original mixed media art of mine. View my vintage beach signs, all hand painted on antique architectural salvage. I also have my original and some vintage sea jewels, real old shells, vintage seashell, bird, & botanical prints that make great and affordable, unique art. You will also find vintage ephemera, glass, wooden letterpress, ETC. Much to encourage you to create, inspire you to decorate, or gifts for that hard to buy for person!
Boatloads of vintage CHRISTMAS & Valentines in my shop also!

I hope this season you get a chance to hear the rustle of the salt breeze in the palms and be mesmerized by the rollers coming ashore. (:
Lovely vintage piece of pipe organ coral, a real stunner and not easy to come by. I got it from a lady who had it in her collection years ago. So pretty in a glass jar or a bowl with other sea things. Or you can put it on a little X style wooden stand on a shelf or lay it flat on a table. This is its natural red color and it measures 6" by 3.5" by 2". I've fondly named this specimen "coral tower." (: This listing is for this exact piece of red coral only. I have not cleaned this coral and their are remnants of dried sponge in some crevices but these can be removed with tweezers if you choose. Some like it "all natural as found" state! More on this later in listing in "Picture notes & tips."
When I was a little girl, I became a beachcomber early on. I remember getting up early at the beach (the only time I ever like to get up early... If I'm at the beach or going to the beach!). While on vacation, my daddy and I would go out on the coast of South Carolina to hunt for shells and sharks teeth. Very quickly I became addicted and my parents were so patient to take me to the shell shops year after year. One of my first purchases was from the Sea Chest in Myrtle Beach. It was a little piece of red coral that really looked like pipes on an organ. I still have it today. Up until a couple of years ago when I found a nice large chunk antiquing in Florida, this was the only piece I had. You really don't see it very often in all those shell shops, the ones I still go in. (:
Since coral reefs are being protected now, as they should be, it is harder to find coral and as a result, real coral is harder to come by and increasing in price.
This listing is for one piece of pipe organ coral, the exact one shown from different angles in first 6 photos. Also shown on the right in photo 7. Other pieces of coral in photos 7-9 are smaller than this 6" piece. They are listed separately in my shop. This is one of the few pieces I have left. Check out the other pieces of this red coral and other vintage sea life & I have listed & convo me with zip codeif you want more than one item and I can discount shipping. (Or check out and I can refund if items can be shipped safely together. Will do my best.) This coral is one of only two naturally colored colors, the other being Blue Coral. All other corals are white or cream, except for sea fans & whips, that are a form of coral.

Read on...
***Picture notes & tips: When this coral is wet, say in an aquarium, it looks the brighter red. When it is dried out, it has a thin chalky salty coating, predominate in some areas more than others. These photos have been taken when I rinsed the coral gently in warm water, which you should do anyway whenever you get this coral. There are still some pieces of white encrustations as well as some brown pieces of dried sponge like material. You can often pick these out with tweezers. If you are not a shell collector, you may not know that a light coating of baby oil does brings out the natural color and overrides any chalky coating, often found on shells and coral. I am not applying baby oil to any pieces I am selling as some may want to use it in an aquarium so I will leave that to you the buyer. Just wanted to pass along that tip. This oil coating will last awhile though periodically you might need to touch it up. When you receive yours, it will be dry. When you coat it with baby oil, it will be just as deep red as you see it here.

I have been surprised at how pricey Daisy, also known as organ pipe ( or pipe organ) coral has gotten so I was pleased to find some reasonably priced old treasures, enough to satisfy my craving to add to my personal collections & vignettes at home, some to be creative with and sell in my assemblages of seashell vignettes. This stash was a sea artist dream! For this piece, I am selling it alone for someone who already has a sea themed bowl or shelf to add it to or someone who wants to start one. This coral has not been cleaned up. There is no odor as its had lots of time to air out & there's some residue from the sea. (salt, white calcification, remnants of the live coral, etc). I personally like it in it's natural state.



If you are interested, here is some more info:

This red pipe organ coral is extremely light weight as compared to other corals. It consist of many tube like structures packed tightly together. The natural red color you see here, found on the dead coral, makes it a rare and unusual coral. It is actually a soft coral but referred to as a hard coral because of its red calcareous skeleton. The red color is found in the dead specimens. When the coral is alive, each polyp expands during the day and resembles star shapes when open. Eight feathery like tenacles emerge from the polyp. This is most likely where the daisy name came from.

Organ pipe coral is a "nice" coral in that it is a non-agressive coral toward other corals. You may have seen some of the Nat Geo and Planet Earth type films, like Seas of Life, where a time-lapsed video shows coral spawning, then growing and encroaching on other corals, taking them over. It is fascinating. But pipe organ is the peaceful coral. Not sure how often he is taken over! Knowing the infinite wisdom of our Creator, it probably has some built in way of surviving, as long as man doesn't interfere. Organ pipe coral is found in Indo-Pacific & South Pacific regions including Fiji and the Red Sea. It is found in sheltered, shallow marine water regions


~This will be packed with loving care. Shipping is for 1st Class parcel mainland US and includes tracking. Convo with zip for Alaska or Hawaii.I do my best to give a shipping discount for multiple purchases if possible. Convo for rate or if you don't want to wait, check out & know I will refund thru Paypal if the items can be safely shipped together for a savings to you.
Please visit my shop for an eclectic mix of SEA & beach themed vintage items as well as original mixed media art of mine. View my vintage beach signs, all hand painted on antique architectural salvage. I also have my original and some vintage sea jewels, real old shells, vintage seashell, bird, & botanical prints that make great and affordable, unique art. You will also find vintage ephemera, glass, wooden letterpress, ETC. Much to encourage you to create, inspire you to decorate, or gifts for that hard to buy for person!
Boatloads of vintage CHRISTMAS & Valentines in my shop also!

I hope this season you get a chance to hear the rustle of the salt breeze in the palms and be mesmerized by the rollers coming ashore. (:

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Reviewed by midlandcritters
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 18, 2018
Items arrived in timely manner and packing was outstanding! Good job!
Bundle of Southern Goodness Lot of 11 Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils Spoons Knife Honey Dipper Varying Degrees of Aging Use Farm Country

Reviewed by Renluv
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 17, 2018
Big beautiful book in excellent condition, great seller, very fast shipping, highly recommend
PRISTINE Lore of Ships 1986 Navy Linen Style Hard Cover More than 1,550 Illustrations Kinds Equipment Diagrams Flags Sails, for SEA LOVER

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