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Subject: Pipes Digest #265 -- November 17, 1999

		Pipes Digest #265 -- November 17, 1999
   Copyright (C) 1999 by Stephen P. Masticola. All rights reserved.
	       Commercial use of any part of contents,
	      including email addresses, is prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 3866

Welcome to new members:

	Nadav Safran
	William C. Thomas
	John C. Ringle
	Daibhaid O'Broder
	Andrew Hartsell
	Sheldon M. Rutman
	Urmas Oja
	Dainius Sileika
	Francis E. Worl
	Giuseppe Gregoris
	Richard Louis
	Phillip J. Buch
	Dean Hubbard
	Matt Chipman
	CCC
	Gordon Burgess-Parker
	Craig A. Sullivan
	Rich Hull
	Jonathan Cooper
	James L Schneider
	Kfir Sinai
	Steve Autrey
	Nathaniel Elam
	Steven Kloman
	Tom Skinner
	Lorene Delaney
	Dennis Miles
	Robert K. Menn
	Jalal Khan
	Sal Sauco
	Lac
	Michael Willer
	Ed Morandi
	Michael R. Richardson, Jr.
	John G. Photakis
	Howard Osborn
	Alex Ferguson
	Paul Fernandez
	Charlie Abela
	Michael J. Hansen
	Bill Daly
	William E. Lumberry
	Warren Ashton
	Warren Ashton
	Benjamin J. Kemp
	Anton Botes
	Jeff Culbreath
	Robert Gardella
	Joerg Finke
	David Brown
	Volodymyr
	Richard J. Alley
	Greg Becher
	Aaron David Licker
	Jim Howe
	Ryan Mcnabb
	Kevin Fromer
	J-Walker
	Nick Fandrich
	Bob Seibert
	Matt Chipman
	Tim Sippel
	Benkiran Ahmed
	Alan Youngs
	John Brugaletta
	Scott Bundy
	Dave Woodall
	Leonardo Sportelli
	Mark Ziegler
	Dave Moeller
	Clive Anthony Brades
	Jim Selser
	David West
	Paul Lovekamp
	Jeff Skaletsky
	Steven J. Butler
	Mark E Franklin
	Buck Mckibben
	David Franklin
	Michael S. Miller
	Piotr Cieslewicz
	Clyde Lowery
	Wyatt Draggoo
	Tomas Baldynsky
	Brian Carnes
	Tomek Zdanowicz
	Christopher R. Sharp
	Ronald Swaneveld
	Chris Rentner
	Gautam Khanna
	Samuel H. Mills
	Larry Cravey
	Davis Eichelberger
	Richard H.
	Mark Cushman
	Stuart Lefkowitz
	Max Kuo
	Mark Ingraham
	Blair West
	William Springer
	Cliff Kane
	Luiz Zahar
	Dennis Richards
	Mark S. Cook
	Jonathan Nash
	Oliver Steiner
	George A, Falinski
	Sarah Blais
	Carl H. Evans Jr
	John Curran Pokorski
	Matt Winston
	James M. Price
	Kevin Medlin
	Brian Mitchell
	Russell Galloway
	Jay Savage
	Kerry Allan Painter
	Stephen Albert Williams
	Will Val
	John Lino
	dante cannarozzi
	cybermonk
	Olivier Boutoille-Blois
	Paul Gerber
	Armando Vomero
	Jim Eplett
	Lawrence M. Stoner
	Bret Hammond
	Glenn Ramsay
	Christopher Kukiel
	Ed Nelson
	Dr. Luther W. Symons
	Larry Luffman
	Herman Vanhaelemeesch
	Ted Muench
	Joshua Berry
	Mark Romero-Marshall
	Stig Bordsenius
	T. R. Murray Of Atholl
	scribbles
	Brandon Tyree
	Stephen Halvorson
	David Bruce Groppenberger
	Kris Baca
	Tony Dalessandro
	Hesham A. Bahram
	Robert L. Justus
	Leandro Pavon
	Will Van Gerven
	Mark Freeman
	Pere Benavent
	Georges Wilbers
	Wolfgang Pointner
	Steven Vornov
	Frank Defeo
	Greg Galardi
	???????????????? Rr. Com
	Jon Radin
	Jeff Massey
	Ralph Proctor
	David Aa Poncelow
	Hugo Schoenenberger De Oliveira
	Lambros Ganavias
	Eric Mcclain
	Don Gifford
	John Michael Zolovick
	Ed Nelson
	Matt Newport
	Rolf Oettking
	George R. Jones
	Francis Mulhearn
	Robert J. Mason
	Emery Goodspeed
	K. Siggelkow
	Mike Johnston
	Allan Shinogle
	Fanis Cresci
	Will England
	Morris Elmo Butler
	Hans-Joerg Hautkappe
	Antonio Pedro Gimenez Lorenzo
	K. T. Prasad
	K. T. Prasad
	Henrik Vixoe
	Vassil Ognyanov
	J. A. Ferreira Cardoso
	Ben Hinrichs
	Robert Craft
	Nathaniel Davis
	Leif Olav Jenssen
	Paul Fernandez
	Ben C. Simmons
	Paul A. Ziolek
	Luca Vittonetto
	Mike Romanowski
	William Bradford Krones
	David K Wilson
	Donald J. Tallman

Well, as many members have noticed, Columbus Day, Halloween, and
Veteran's Day (and a bunch of non-US holidays) have all come and gone
without a Digest. The only thing I can say in my defense is that it's
been a hectic couple of months.  But I did get one in in time for
Thanksgiving!  Like everyone else these days seems to be, I'm busier
than I really should be, and none of it can wait.  So let's take a
break from the "hurry sickness", light up, and read on...


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	    Help Stop Prohibition  --  Keep Tobacco Legal

		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: Steve Beaty <???????????????>
Subject: new discussion

All,

	i've added in a "wanted" section to the http://www.pipes.org/discus 
discussion boards.  this was John Zacharakis' <???????????????????> and i 
think a nice place to post if one has a burning desire for something 
pipe-related that one hasn't been able to easily find.  thanks,
Dr. Steve Beaty                                       Assistant Professor
Metro State College of Denver                        ????????????????????
VOX: (303) 556-5321                                 Science Building 225A
FAX: (303) 556-5381                         http://clem.mscd.edu/~beatys/

[Steve, those discussion boards are a great idea. Thanks! -S.]


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From: ????????????????
Subject: new organization:  www.pipekeepers.org

just got off the telephone with Bud Johnston one of the native americans in 
the Pipestone Minnesota area.  They have a great website that I think should 
be listed in the organization lists.  If you do not beleive me check out 
their website at
WWW.PIPEKEEPERS.ORG
attached is the latest flyer of our next club meeting.  I met Dr. Beaty in 
Richmond too bad you were not there as well.  I am working on that 
biblogoraphy as promissed.  I had a great time at the Kansas City pipe show 
as well,  I also had the best prime rib in my life at the KC pipe show 
saturday night banquet.  jw 

*******************

Greetings Pipe Enthusiasts!

I think those attending all owe each other a warm and well-deserved
thank you for the turnout at the Organizational Pipe Club Meeting on
Sunday, September 26, 1999.  By unofficial count, 28 people attended
and there were several responses from people who wished to attend but
were unable to do so.  (In addition, a couple of incorrect addresses
resulted in the return of notices so we know at least a couple people
were not aware of our first gathering.)  Hopefully this means that
more pipe smokers be more people attending our next meeting.

The next meeting will be at the same place as we held the
Organizational Meeting (Wooley's Lounge in the Embassy Suites Hotel
where the "small dining room" has once again been offered to us for a
semi-private setting.)  For those who missed the first meeting, the
Embassy Suites Hotel is centrally located off the freeway system and
can be seen on the South side of Interstate 94 near its intersection
with Interstate 35-E near downtown St. Paul.  This is a spot that can
be easily reached from any direction, and free parking is available
immediately adjacent to the hotel.  This meeting is scheduled at a
time so that it will not conflict with other important events and was
selected because there is no Viking game on that date!

Since it is impossible to get this message to every pipe smoker
sharing our common interest, you are encouraged to "spread the word"
and bring a friend or two!  The future is ours to create so let's get
as many people involved as possible and set a course through which we
can all realize a considerable amount of future enjoyment through the
exchange of information, meeting of new friends and promoting the
hobby of pipe smoking and pipe collecting.

The very limited and informal agenda will include consideration of a
name for our "Pipe Club" and the selection of a meeting site and date
for a third meeting.  Feel free to bring pipes to smoke, display and
swap if you are so-inclined.  Bring a little extra tobacco to share a
bowl or two and we can all look forward to developing a degree of
mutual enjoyment which will strengthen the likelihood of our success
in the future.  Happily, the hotel had no complaints about pipe smoke
after the first meeting so given the degree of tolerance they have
shown I think we can look forward to another enjoyable afternoon
looking at briar, talking pipes and sampling tobaccos!

Once again, food and beverages will be available and the extent to
which we patronize the Embassy Suite's bar and food service will play
a role in determining whether or not we will be invited back.  Please
plan accordingly.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND!

[Aw, man... I was just in Kansas City on business last week, and
neglected to check my calendar! -S.]


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From: "????????????????????" <????????????????????>
Subject: Club Announcement

Thank you for your excellent digest.  I have enjoyed my first few and am
sending you this first posting to let readers know that we have a pipe club
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  We meet on the second Saturday of each month
from 2pm to 4 or 5pm.  The location varies.  Meetings are informal and are
dedicated to discussing pipe & tobacco news and lore, sampling tobaccos and
examining members pipes both new & old.  Membership is open and visitors
are most welcome.  For more info. contact me, Ian Belton at (905) 857-6108,
FAX (905) 857-8863 or ?????????????????????

Keep up the good work & good smoking!    Ian

[Please let me know the name of the club so I can alphabetize it in
the Resource Guide.  And good luck! -S.]


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From: "All the little flowers talk to me and so do the hundreds of
living things.I 
Subject: Memphis Area Pipe Smokers

Steve,
  I was looking in the resource guide, and I noticed that our info is
  a little dated.   We are now officially the Memphis Area Pipe
  Smokers (MAPS)  our web page is at  http://www.pipeclub.org  and
  Marty has left the club, so I'm the contact person now, 
Tom Klinckman 
(901)678-6824
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                _  .-^^-._     o
               )~\.)      @\  ,              ????????????????????
               (       \_   <          www.people.memphis.edu/~tklnckmn/
byebye,         )/`-.    _./           
tom                  )_/

[Thanks for the update! -S.]


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From: Ken Dawe <???????????????????>

Mr. Safrenek

I read your posting on the Pipes Digest about starting a pipe club at
the South Hil Mall Tinderbox with interest. I reside in Kent--when
Uncle Sam doesn't have me in South Korea, that is, as now--and
wouldn't find the drive to Puyallup too burdensome.  I suggest holding
meetings during monthly Washington Arms Collectors gun shows at the
fairgrounds, give me an additional arguement to use on the wife... ;-)

Ken Dawe
---
"This universe sold by Weight, not by Volume.
Some expansion may have occured during shipping."


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From: "Luiz Zahar" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe club in Rio de Janeiro

Hi, anybody knows of a pipe club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
Luiz


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello All, Been a faithfull reader for some time now, and have enjoyed
my pipes for some 25 years. I came to the Salem Oregon area about two
years ago, and would like to find a pipe club in the area. Any help
will be appreciated.

[Lot of news about Salem, Oregon this issue... -S.]


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From: Jerry and Rachel Underwood <????????????????????????>
Subject: Long lost buddy

Steve,

I found in Article 234 that you welcomed newcomer Bronco McCoy. I went
to school with a Bronco McCoy and moved away some years later. We have
lost touch since then. Is he still a member of your site? If he is,
could you please ask him to e-mail me at this address. I have not seen
him in some time and a message from him would be great.

Thanks in advance,

Jerry Underwood
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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I would like to respond to the posting in issue #264, regarding the
chapter on Pipe Smoking Women in THE ULTIMATE PIPE BOOK. I believe
Mr. Hacker's intention in including this chapter was to recognize
women who smoke pipes as a viable body in this hobby and, in
acknowledging them as such, offset the absurd gender-based prejudice
that still clings to pipe-smoking. I have met only a few female
pipe-smokers, due I believe to the privacy most of them prefer, but in
every case the act of smoking a pipe has only enhanced the woman's
beauty. I hope any woman who wants to smoke pipes- whether in her home
or in public- feels free to do so. Thanks to Mr. Hacker for his fine
book.


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From: Thomas RuBane <?????????????????>
Subject: Pipe-smoking Women

> As for Pipe smoking woman, I've heard, much like
>the Abomidable Snowman, that they do exist but you'll probably never
>find yourself face to face with one.

I was eating at a Thai restaurant in Lueneburg, Germany (near Hamburg) 
with some friends a few years ago. A nice looking, middle aged lady at 
the table behind me lit up a pipe after her meal and smoked it quite 
adroitly. It smelled wonderful, and made me wish I had brought my pipe 
along, too. So, yes, I can attest that pipe-smoking women do exist.

Rauchen Sie in Gesundheit,

Tom RuBane
Denton, Texas


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From: "Ed and Nancy" <????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999

To [Flame deleted. -S.] who wrote about American-made pipes esp.
Kaywoodie, Jobey etc and then launched into a trashing of R. Hacker's
devoting 17 pgs. to female pipe smokers. To this person, I say....try
and contact Gayle Liebman (sorry, sp  Gayle). I met her briefly years
ago...truely a "class act". Maybe thru Tom Dunn's TPSE. Only problem I
ever had (as a former retailer) was that the few manufacturers who
developed "womens' pipes" loaded 'em up with rhinestones, and made 'em
thin, especially with thin walls, to encourage hot smoking because they
looked more "feminine". I know several dedicated female pipesters, and
they all smoke the same type pipes that men do. So, "nameless", do you
have a problem with a female person smokin' a pipe in public? I am Ed
Duncan, and I live in the Buffalo-Rochester, NY area. Used to be known
as "Ed the Pipeman". Rick Hacker is truely  a "saint" in our hobby. I'm
known as being damn easy-going most of the time, BUT, anybody who
trashes this guy in any minor way, shape, or form is a-gonna hear it
from me.


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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Dear Members of The Coterie;

     I just read an excellent book on pipe collecting! It is called
"Rare Smoke",by one of our mutual friends, Richard Hacker! Once again
he does a great job,and it is really a good book on the hobby of pipe
collecting! He was kind enough to include three pictures from my
collection but I get no reward for promoting him! I already got an
autographed copy,as he is an old pal! I had to pay for all his other
books,so I guess this is extra special because he used the photos!
Give it a gander! Well worth it,as are any of his tomes! Not many
folks around these days that have his love of, and knowledge about,
the glorious pipe!  ay you all puff happily as you enjoy this
delightful volume! Best Wishes.....Lennie Weinrib and
family....Santiago,Chile.


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Howdy all. 
My name is Russell and I have been smoking a pipe for about 18 years
When I first started, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I thought that
all I had to do was cram some tobbacco into my pipe, and light her up!
Then I read Richard Carlton Hacker's "The Ultamate Pipe Book". I just knew
I was doing something wrong, when I couldn't brush my teeth the next day
(The toothpaist burned my tounge!)
I have been a believer in R.C.H.'s book for almost 15 years now.
He shows many techniques in his book on how to do "this" and how 
to do "that". Packing a pipe is one of thoughs "thats" that I will be talking
about. Mr. Hacker does discribe a very good foundation for packing a pipe.
(That three step method in the "Secrets of Successfull Packin The pipe" 
(( or what ever that chapter is called ))
He does not however explain what the goal is, only the technique. If I may
elaberate on the technique that he discribes to explain why the technique
works, it may help some to perfect it, and achive the goal of packing the
pipe correctly, (as I have on rare occation).
The goal is to get the tobbacco packed even, uniform, and with no "pockets"
(by "pockets" I mean caverns, holes, or caves). The tobbacco should be
uniformly placed throughout the chamber and slightly ,, well,, "packed".
Here is my technique. It resembles R.C.H's but has a more personal feel to it.
i.e.,, don't use a tamper, use your finger to pack your pipe.
Fill the bowl first to about 1/3 (yes 1/3) take your finger and just very
lightly stuff it into the bottom of the bowl. (blow through the stem to 
make sure you are not cloging the air way). Now lightly fill the bowl again 
to 1/3,, see where I am going with this? Its an exaggeration of what R.C.H.
was doing. His method works but I have found that his "Three packing method"
is not enough. Doing the same thing, more gently, and more often, while packing,
makes for a better packed pipe. remimber, at the end of packing, the "firm"
pack at the end can make the differance.
Remimber as you try this that I am an idiot. So if it works well for you
then you have to question your own idiotism..(is that a word?) 
Happy smokeing all.!!

we need to get some of these hand crafted tampers I have heard about!
That sounds cool! 
"Dr. Ben Irvin" <????????????????> Get us set up man! I am waiting for one!
Later all! Russell


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From: ??????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I know there are several books and articles out there by Richard
Carlton Hacker, but I've not been able to find anything about HIM.
Where is he from?  How did he get so "famous?"  How did he become so
influential?  Did he once own a pipe shop or work in one?  Is he, in
fact, the spokesman for all pipe hobbyists?  Any info will be
appreciated.  Thanks, Marc in Alabama.

[Good questions all. -S.]


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From: Daniel DiGriz <??????????????????????>
Subject: for Pipes Digest 265

What gnawing question do pipesmokers and rednecks have in common?

To back-hoe or not tobacco?

[Is that the only choice we get? -S.]


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999

thank you for your recent pipe digest, i'm a new subscriber and i really dig 
your pipe vibes online.... i have some thoughts, questions and observations 
to make to fellow brothers of the briar. i received a beautiful 2 part 
catalog mailing from Dan Pipe, it has beautiful pipes and many brands of 
tobacco and loads of accessories, only thing its in german, which is not a 
bad thing because if your into pipes, you can get a general idea of what is 
going on, have any of you brothers out there ever ordered anything from Dan 
Pipe?? this elusive Balkan Sobranie mixture 759, is this the holy grail of 
tobacco mixture????oh let me digress, the pipes that Dan Pipe sells all have 
a 9mm filter, whats with that anybody know?? do all Peterson pipes come 
equiped with the system??do Dunhill pipes really smoke better for all that 
money, or is it strictly a collector thing?how much is a DM in american 
money???well thats about all i can think of this moment, i am privileged to 
be a part of your fine publication, keep up the good work, and don't ever 
forget your tamper,  it's hell on the digits.    thank you, HR Hayes 
esq......                                                                  


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From: "FF Piber" <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999

In PD#264 Tony from Holland asks about big 'monster' pipes. The Danish
pipemaker and pipe seller Bjarne has a series of giant-size pipes. Right now
we only have one in the shop but hopefully more when the next PD is issued.
Prices in Denmark start well below $100. Look for Bjarne on our site.

Best regards, FF Piber of Denmark
--
500 pipes at Danish prices www.wwi.dk/priv/ff


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From: Peter Melchior <????????????????>
Subject: Giant Pipes

Hallo Steve and members,

[Letter from ?????????????????????? in Digest #264 deleted. -S.]

Looking at your e-mail adres you are living in Holland.
Gubbels made some giant pipes, brandname Big Ben.
I'm not sure if they still produce them. About 6 months ago I saw one
giant
for sale at a tobacconist in Meppel. If you want to I dig up the
tobacconists name and adres.

Hope to be of any help,

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From: Peter Melchior <????????????????>
Subject: Big Ben Ranger

Hi Steve and members,

[Letter from Daniel DiGriz in Digest #264 deleted. -S.]

Big Ben is located in Roermond, Holland. It is a brandname from :

Gubbels & Zn B.V.
Koninklijke Tabakspijpenfabriek
Roermond
The Netherlands

They carry another brand as well: Hilson

Regarding your Ranger, I have one too. I bought it about 25 years ago.
In Holland we call these short pipes "Nosewarmers"

Big Ben pipes are the most populair ones in Holland. Good smokers at a
fair price.
They offer a large scale of different models and finishes.

Hope to have been of any help,

Peacefull puffing from The Netherlands,

Peter U/~
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From: Kenneth Stickney <????????????????????>

	Much enjoyed the last Pipes Digest and thought I would reply to a
few of the points made.
	I enjoyed John Steppling's post about the historical romanticism
employed by the advertising copywriters. "It's always something that will
'take one back to the Plantation,' or 'evokes the streets of London
beneath the gas lights,' or 'the same blend as my great, great grandfather
smoked on the clipper ships of Jamestown.'" He's certainly right, and I
get wafted off to dreamland just reading the descriptions of the Cornell
and Diehl tobaccos--"Black Frigate" and "Blockade Runner" and such. Their
advertising copywriter certainly deserves every penny they're paying
him--even if he portrays the southern blockade runners sailing into New
England ports, and not the Nova Scotian ones they actually used. Being a
sucker for recruiting poster romanticism ("Be A Man Among Men"--Rhodesian
Army), I always love reading these seraphic evocations, but for a
corrective, I turn to the "101 Varieties" article on the pipes.org page
where you read a description of the actual "ship's" tobacco that your
great, great grandfather smoked--"not for those of weak constitution. It's
almost odourless and tasteless, but the mere act of inhaling gives a blast
of nicotine to the back of the throat which makes your eyes water."
	Yes, the good old days always get better when the writers are
loosed on them. Fortunately, in the last digest, we had the example of
Daniel Digriz, who equals any of the Madison Ave. men with his "one of the
grandest aromas I have ever noticed lies on the bindings of my fatherly
old Bishop's books. Being both a Churchman and an Academic, his house--as
I remember it--was virtually a walk-in library. Nothing is quite like the
mixture of frankincense and Black Cavendish that permeates the pages of
many a rare and elusive volume, so that one had almost rather smell than
read what lies within." 
	I see there was a query about Mackenzie's Black Cavendish, which
the poster described as very moist. I don't know it myself, but I buy
Brigham's Black Cavendish from Brigham Pipes in Toronto, which is also
very moist and sweet. It may be the same blend since I see it is "Made in
Denmark." I love the Brigham Black Cavendish, but it is too moist on its
own, so I mix it half and half with Amphora and make "yum" noises for
hours at time.
	I also see that there was a query about Brigham Pipes themselves.
They don't have a web-page, being a rather old-fashioned outfit, but you
can talk to them directly. Try Toronto directory assistance at
1-416-555-1212. I believe they are at 25 Ripley Ave. in Toronto. I very
much like the styling of their current pipes. I disliked the styling for
years, when they got into oddball shapes and half burl and half polished
finishes, but they've reverted to more traditional designs now and I do
like their current offerings.

Ken Stickney,                "The moment a man takes up a pipe he
198 Windmill Rd.,            becomes a philosopher. It's a poor man's
Dartmouth, NS                friend. It calms the mind, soothes the 
Canada                       temper, and makes a man patient under 
B3A 1E9                      difficulties. It has made more good men,
                             good husbands, kind masters, indulgent
                             fathers, than any other thing on this
                             blessed earth."
                                     
                                      --Thomas Chandler Haliburton

[Brigham's can be reached at (800) 668-0628, per the Resource
Guide. Delighted to see the old-fashioned 72-column plain ASCII
formatting, too! After an evening of massaging out MIME attachments,
HTML, JPEG images, 2000-character lines, spurious equals signs, and
many other forms of funnytext, I appreciate that the art is still
practiced. (grumble, grumble...) Thanks! -S.]


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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a pipe club and/or
shows in the Henderson, KY and/or Evansville, IN area?

Also, if Lyndon you are getting the Pipes Mailing List, e-mail me.
Maybe we can get together for a smoke.


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From: ?????????????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999

Dear Steve,

I have the good fortune to have a tobacco and pipe shop near my 
home but the bad luck to have it run by a man who assures me 
that everything I look at - pipes, lighters, tobaks - are just perfect 
for me.  It's gotten so that I don't even listen to him anymore.  Is 
this a common defect of retailers?

Michael Dean
?????????????????

[No, actually all that stuff _is_ just perfect for yu. :-) -S.]


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From: "Ed  Morris" <???????????????????>
Subject: Astley's gone?

Greeting fellow pipe smokers. I recently returned from a wonderful vacation
in Jolly ol England. I set aside one day to venture into London with the
sole purpose of visiting the Duke St. Dunhill store and around the corner to
Jermyn st. to visit Astley's pipe shop. As some of you may know; Astley is a
old fashoined single store pipe maker that produced some real gems. The
store itself with it's old world charm of wood and oriental rugs was
something that any pipe lover would want to experience. Sadly when I arrived
at Astley's,I found that they had either moved or were out of business. I
had just read a article in "pipe Friendly" in Febuary 1999 about a women
that bought her husband a pipe at Astleys ( great story). I went into the
store next door( a beautician) to them and asked what happened. The women
said that they had just closed up and did not know if they had moved or gone
out of business. So I aske anyone that might know. WHAT'S THE STORY?
I can only hope that they moved, and the next time I am there, I will
finally get to experience the grand old store.
many thanks
Ed Morris


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From: "Berggren, Edward P" <????????????????>
Subject: Pipes and Stuff

It's been a long time since I contributed anything to the Digest, so I
thought I'd actually take the time to do so, especially since I just
finished reading #264 and the whole subject of pipe smoking is fresh on my
mind.

Because my in-laws live in Phoenix, my wife and I try to get out there at
least once a year for a visit.  When we do I make it a point to visit 2 or 3
of the pipe/cigar shops in the area, and there are several worth visiting.
About 3 years ago I went into Ye Olde Pipes & Tobaccos in the Town & Country
shopping center on Camelback Road, and discovered some pipes carved by a
local man named Horace DeJarnett.  I bought one of his pipes then and since
have purchased several more.  I like his pipes.  They have a rugged, perhaps
even rustic, look to them, and seem to me quite appropriate to the Arizona
environment.  Plus I've enjoyed watching him improve as a craftsman.  Horace
and I have even had a little bit of correspondence and he's invited me to
visit him next time I'm there, something I plan to do.  One of the good
things about his pipes is that they are still a real bargain.  He recently
put up a web site, nothing fancy, but it gives you an idea of what his pipes
look like.  It's at www.dejarpipes.com.

Otherwise, it's been a pretty good summer here in Southern California.  For
some reason, we've been spared any extremes in weather so far.  Evenings and
mornings have been perfect for sitting outside with pipe or cigar, so I've
been taking advantage of it.  No doubt our turn will come for some of the
nastier stuff the rest of the country has endured.  Lately I've been smoking
some of the Ashton blends and have found them to be excellent smoking.  I
especially like Pebblecut, a Virginia and Perique blend.  They have another
Perique blend called Black Parrot which is also good, but I like Pebblecut
better.  I also recently came across a tin of McClelland's Arcadia mixture
which is supposed to be as close as can be to the Arcadia blend made famous
by Barrie's "Our Lady Nictotine."  I wasn't that impressed at first, but as
I sink deeper into the tin, I find myself liking it more.  Overall though, I
have to say that I still like Frog Morton better.


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From: "J. Adamm Ferrier" <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999

Steve,

In response to Alex's request, I'm sure I saw Skandinarvik tobacco at
Alexander's, a tobacconist and humidor in Toorak Road, Toorak.

They are a very pleasant and helpful shop, and I would throughly recommend
them.  They have moved from the Tok H arcade into the main street in the
former Commonwealth Bank building.

Adamm


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From: Daniel DiGriz <??????????????????????>
Subject: for Pipes Digest

BREAKING BULLETIN....

A Cuban was taken into custody at port today, and will be brought to
examination later this week. It was accompanied by a German immigrant from
St. Paul who said, "I didn't know it was a Cuban. It swore it had never
been South of Miami."

======explore Esoteric Laboratory========
   http://members.xoom.com/orthopraxy
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[Wait, it gets worse... -S.]


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From: ???????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I have smoked a pipe off and on for 15 years. Pipe Digest has provided
basic information that has made pipe smoking much more enjoyable. I'm
finally doing it correctly. I brew my own beers at home and have found
that my pipe blends well with the hobby(brewing and consuming). Thank
you for all your hard work with the digest, it's worth it. I will
leave you with this quote from Charlie Papazian,"Relax, have a
homebrew".

[Glad to hear it, and thanks! -S.]


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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

AD: We have posted a new web site that features Safferling Pipes from
Germany. The address is http://www.safferlingpipes.com


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From: Daniel DiGriz <??????????????????????>
Subject: for Pipes Digest

Do you want to settle it like men?

I already offered to do that, but you proved to be a coward.

When was that?

Every time you fled the ground on which you could not win, that of reason
and integrity.

I could knock your block off.

Any idiot can throw a punch. As you say, you might indeed settle it like
men, but you woud not by doing so become one. You would, however,
underscore my point, that the mindless have nothing left but submission or
violence.

At this point, a fight ensued, but just before it he could barely perceive
a gnashing of the teeth and a slight tension as if the arms were originally
raised to cover the ears. His opponent was not quite so much as human.

Of course cleverness is no substitute for cleverness and a big stick, and
the only "big stick" in hand was his 4-inch briar pipe which made a nice
affront on the sternum. As his opponent doubled over, he could not help but
utter "Briar violence ye shall profit nothing."
======explore Esoteric Laboratory========
   http://members.xoom.com/orthopraxy
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[It got worse... -S.]


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From: Daniel DiGriz <??????????????????????>
Subject: the pocket pipe vs. Freud

Is it true that you wouldn't be on the show today unless you could smoke
your pipe?

I simply told your program manager that if my pipe would not be appearing,
neither would I.

Is is fair then to say that you view it as a kind of extension of yourself?

He smiled pursedly around the lucite stem. "Madame, It doesn't threaten me
that you think I have a small pecker, but it does amuse me that you credit
me with such small ambitions," he responded with a slight nodding of the
4-inch briar.

After a pause for the laughter of the audience, he added, "I wonder. What
would you have thought if I'd insisted on cigarillos?"
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From: Edward Morandi <???????????????>
Subject: Hello and a question

Hello Steve,

Well, I've happily found my way back onto the subscriber list after a 
lengthy interruption.   :)

It has been a while since I've read the digest, and I would like to
ask your advice before I consider making a "commercial" announcement.  

One of my web clients, the Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood,
(http://www.tobaccoshop.com) is now carrying the pipes of Karl-Heinz
Joura. (http://www.tobaccoshop.com/jourapipes.html) I don't know if
you or the readers have heard of him, but his pipes are incredible.
Creative straight grains with beautiful flame and burl!  It was tough
to have them in my office for scanning and such without sparking one
up for a little test run! :)

These are expensive pipes, though - probably beyond the reach of the
"average" pipe smoker, if there is such a thing.  Anyway, I recently
updated TSoR's site to include pictures and prices for 8 of these
pipes along with some detail on Joura's pipemaking techniques.

Would a brief announcement with the above url be acceptable on the digest?  

Thanks! Sorry to be a bother, but I've found the digest folks to be
extremely kind and helpful in the past, and I don't want to offend
anyone or be rude.

Thanks again, and for your efforts in support of pipes.org as well.  I
learned to properly pack a bowl (after repeated failed and frustrating
attempts!) from pipes.org.  :)

Ed Morandi
???????????????

[Sorry, I couldn't print such a thing :-) -S. ]


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From: JEFF <?????????????????>
Subject: Help!

Dear Steve,
     It appears as though you know everything there is to know about
pipes and smoking them (At least I'm hoping so!). Here's my dilemma.
     I've been smoking pipes for a couple of years now and love it!
A few months back I inherited a pipe made by "Falcon" out of England.
Appearantly this thing is known as a systems pipe and it has a screw-off
bowl on an Aluminum base. I've been called everything from a plumbing
smoker to a phillistine for smoking this thing. Well I don't care! It
smokes better and cooler than anything I've ever had incliding my 300
dollar Savinelli. Everything I put in it tastes sweet and cool and
leaves no dottle in the bowl at all. When I'm done with a bowl I pull
the thing apart, clean it up and reload. It's like the pipe had a three
day rest without the time. Here's my problem. WHERE THE HECK CAN I BUY
ONE OF THESE THINGS??? I've exhausted every resource I can find to no
avail. They're appearantly from England but I still can find no
suppliers. Any help you can give is hugely appreciated. 
                   Best regards, Jeff Compton

[Uh, no.  Gregory Pease is the one who knows everything about pipes
and smoking them.  But on this I can help you... See the Resource
Guide, http://www.pipes.org/resource_guide.html, for Merton and Falcon
Limited. -S.]


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From: ????????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

(I haven't had the opportunity to post before, so I hope I get this
right.)  Living in southern Indiana, there aren't a lot of pipe shops
around.  I would like to recomment one in Bloomington.  I think it's
called "Briar and Burley".  I've been in there several times and the
guy working the counter has always been very patient.  He has shown me
several pipes, made suggestions, and spent all the time with me I
wanted.  The prices are probably in keeping with similar shops and
I've never left there with the feeling that I had been ripped off.
Last time there I bought two Stanwells and a Saseini.

I've been reading the literature about Kirsten pipes and have been
thinking about buying one.  Does anyone have any experiences with this
pipe they would like to relate?

Thank you,

Ron

[See the Resource Guide, http://www.pipes.org/resource_guide.html, for
F. K. Kirsten, too. -S.]


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From: "Colonel Panic" <?????????????????????>
Subject: For the Resource guide...

T. Whittaker Tobaccos
2 locations:

Lloyd Center Store
1123 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503)282-2641

Lancaster Mall Store
831 Lancaster Dr, NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503)371-9575

Mail order Phone: 1-800-758-2604
Web Address:  http://www.twtobaccos.com

Reg'ds,

Terry

--
This ain't no technological breakdown,
Oh no, this is the Road to Hell.

          -Chris Rea

[Done. -S.]


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From: Bob McKarney <?????????????????????>
Subject: carved briar "Baccus" pipe
 
By way of introduction, I am Bob McKarney, age 67, presently retired in
Cambria, California.
 
I own a rather beautiful pipe which was my father's since, I believe,
the early 1920's.
It is a briar freehand carving of, I believe, Baccus, with a lovely
grain. Being unfamiliar with the pipe collectors nomenclature, I have
taken the liberty of attaching several digital photos (jpg) rather than
trying to describe the pipe adequately.
 
I would like to establish a history and a proper value and market for
this piece.
 
Thanking you in advance for any information you could share with me, or
any reference you may have that would help
 
Bob McKarney

[Sorry, Bob, I can't print the photos.  But perhaps you could send
them to interested members by separate mail? -S.] 


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: New smoker

Steve  I'm a new pipe smoker, i ve been wanting to try pipe for some time 
now, I 've enjoyed cigars, i like the pipe, i have two cheap briars made by 
dr Grabow,  Many articles on line say that Cheap briars aren't any good.   
Where can i get seconds? some articles states that good seconds go for about 
30-40 dollars, i don't want too spend to much on pipes.  Will a better pipe 
improve the smoke? if so how much.
I need some advice on it along with any sites to shop and read on how to 
maintain the pipe. Thanks marc


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From: ariq <?????????????????????>
Subject: A Question on an Estate Pipe-

To Any Who Know about Clay Pipes,

    Today I purchased a Second-hand Clay Pipe from a man who deals in
estate auctions.  The pipe itself looks as tho it has been smoked
once, it had one burn from a match and a slight yellowing of the stem,
otherwise no stains on the bowl or stem.  I purchased it for $4.00/US
and am wondering if anyone knows anything about it.  It is a, I
believe, "Church wardens" style, small bowl, all white clay, with
about a 6" long stem.  The only markings are the letters T and D, and
it looks like it was handmade or made in a simple mold.

    If anyone knows anything about it, like age, producer, etc, please
tell me :) 

    Thank you very much,
    Aric Catron
    Olympia, WA


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From: "Lautaro M. Lafleur" <???????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999  - Buenos Aires, smok

In the first place, I want to thank Steve Masticola and Steve Beatty 
for the invaluable work they do for all of us.
In PD #264, ?????????????????? (no name given) tells us about his/her 
visit to Buenos Aires, the city where I live and Iived all my life. 
I appreciate his/her opinions about this city and its people, but 
I'm rather surprised by what he/she says about the pipe shops here. 
In Buenos Aires, a city in the center of metropolitan area of more 
than 12 million people, it's a problem to find a pipe shop just like 
the one you'll find in any medium-sized US city. Pipe and tobacco 
selections are much smaller and prices higher, while taxes on tobacco 
here are lower. I would like to here ??????????????????'s opinion 
about his/her Cassano pipe(s), since I have never bought one.

The situation it's different regarding cigars. Here, too, cigars have 
become fashionable and these days it's very easy to find even the 
better cuban brands at comparatively good prices. But, while there 
are many places selling cigars, few of these store them properly 
in good humidors. Anyone interested in addresses in Buenos Aires
of good cigar shops can write me.

Thank you very much.

L.M. Lafleur
???????????????????

_________________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com


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From: "Howard Osborn" <??????????????????????????????>
Subject: Growing Your Own

Does anyone know of any good literature or other resources concerning
growing your own tobacco? Living in England anything that takes our
climate into account would be very welcome.

Howard in "sunny" Rossendale.

[There are a bunch of people who sell seeds who are listed in the
Resource Guide at  http://www.pipes.org/resource_guide.html, and a
couple that have information on growing.  Any embellishment on these
would be welcome! -S.]


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From: ??????????????
Subject: legality question

I am interested in making my own tobacco pipes.  I have heard that pipe 
manufacture is illegal in my state however.  Do you know of any resources on 
the legalities of making pipes?  

Thank you very much for any assistance.

Worth Hartzell

[I honestly never heard of such a thing.  There are laws against
making "drug paraphenalia", but not "legal vice paraphenalia", as far
as I know.  Has anyone else heard of such a law? -S.]


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From: ???????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page
Dear Steve:

I just wanted to drop a quick note and tell the PD readers who have
access to good tobacco shops how lucky they are. I live in small town
Colorado, and we have a tobacco shop here that really has no regard
for what they sell. It serves as a cheap outlet for pipes and tobacco,
but seems to deal mainly in cigarettes and pornogrophy. The staff know
very little of how to smoke a pipe or what they are selling when they
sell one. They know some cigar brands, but one can not rely on the
staff for any type of educated review. To them a maccanudo is full
boddied and flavored with the robust being darn near out of this
world. When i read this news letter every month, I enjoy fantacizing
(sp?) about what it must be like to walk in to a tobacco shop and make
a purchace, (big or small), and really enjoy the experience. I would
love to see all of the pipes that I hear about like Dunhill, Ashton,
Savinelli etc. I would also like to be able to buy (and not over the
internet) some of these tobaccos I have been hearing about. I think
that some day I will go on a tobacco shop trip, where my focus will be
to go to cities that have great classic tobacco shops with huge
selections and spend hundreds of dollars in each one on fancy tins of
tobacco and expensive pipes with big brand names, and if I walk into a
shop and see so much as one smutty magazine, I will just turn right
arround and walk out. As it is, my purchases remian mostly internet
oriented with the exception of small stuff like the occasional pipe
tool, pouch of "Sail" or tin of Peterson's "Irsh Whiskey" if they have
it. It just seems that a trip to the tobacconist could and should be
as much fun as sitting down for a really good bowl full of one's
favorite tinned blend. I think it would be really cool to maybe belly
up to the counter and chat a little about pipes with a fresh bowl full
if things are not too buizy in the shop. Thanks for letting me start a
flame here.

PS. my favorite music to listen to while having a puff is definately
old blues. Any kind! I could smoke a couple of bowls in a sitting if
old wilson picket is picken'.

thanks again steve!

Moon Doggy

[Hey, why not take a trip and live your dream? -S.]


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From: "Jeff Carroll" <?????????????????>
Subject: Autumn Greetings

Greetings Steve and Fellow Brothers of the Briar,

     I don't know about the rest of you, but I tend to smoke less in the summer
months. I guess when it's 97 degrees with 90% humidity, added heat from a pipe
tends to create an unfavorable smoking experience. Now that autumn has arrived
with cooler temperatures, I have been back smoking at least 2 bowls a day and
enjoying it immensely.  Do many of you curb your smoking during the summer
months, or am I just weird?
     I had the pleasure recently to try several of the Samuel Gawith tobaccos.
Many of you may have seen the article in Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine about the
Samuel Gawith outfit. I was very pleased with their Full Virginia Flake and
Grouse Moor. If you are looking for a good autumn smoke, these tobaccos
pleasantly fit the bill.

Smoke in Peace,       ~\U

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From: Bill Taylor <???????????????????????>
Subject: pyrolytic graphite pipes Web Site updates

Hi, my pipe smoking/collecting friends!

There have been substantial revisions to "the pipe" web site. You may be
particularly interested in http://billietaylor.com/history.html which tells
the story of "the pipe," THE SMOKE, and Venturi pipes from 1963 to 1976,
the products' meteoric life-span. I put in a fair amount of effort on this
and hope you find it interesting.

The collection has grown apace, although there are still plenty of empty
cells on the charts starting at http://billietaylor.com/summary.html. So,
if you have a "the pipe" or Venturi pipe that you would like to get rid of,
please let me know, especially if it will fill in a blank cell on the
tables or would replace an asterisked pipe number with one in better
condition. (The collection of THE SMOKE is complete with the remarkable
achievement of being all unsmoked pipes in original boxes!)

http://billietaylor.com/pipevalu.html is a page I have added for those of
you who want to buy these things. There are pop-up boxes for each factor in
evaluating the pipes; Color, Shape, Mouthpiece Condition, Finish Condition,
and Bowl Condition. I have assigned point values to each variable, which,
when totalled, equates to the approximate dollar value of the pipe. I think
it's pretty cute, but I'm not sure how useful it is. Comments, corrections,
additions, deletions, or suggested modifications would be very helpful. I
haven't figured out how to get the total points calculated automatically,
so you must add them up mentally. If you know how to accomplish totalling
values from pop-up boxes in HTML, I sure would like to know the trick.

Puff in peace.
Bill

*****************************************************
Bill Taylor <???????????????????????>

http://www.billietaylor.com
*****************************************************


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From: Michael James <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest

Steve,

>From the FAQ in alt.smokers.pipes I gather it is possible to subscribe
to your "Pipes Digest".  Would you please add me to your mailing list.

When I first went off to sea at the age of 13 years I learnt to roll my
own plug 'baccy which I used for chewing but quickly gave this idea up
in favour of a pipe.  I am now 73 years old and the proud owner of many
pipes including a "Dr.Plumb" belonging to my late father.  Otherwise I
have a varied collection of Dunhills, Petersons, and more recently
Careys.  I smoke a mixture of "Barneys Punchbowl" and "Three Nuns".
When I was in business, many of these pipes went round the world some 6
times each year and each one recalls sights and experiences that no
other artifact could engender.   A pipe is indeed for life and returns
memories of life as the smoke rises with quiet enjoyment.

Regards,

Michael.
-- 
Michael James

[What a nice sentiment, Michael! -S.]


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From: Stefano Toria <???????????????>
Subject: Amphora resin (??!?) pipe

Hello Stephen, this one goes for the next Digest.

=====

Up the street here at one of my customers' there's a tobacconist who
keeps a couple of pipes in his window. Today I was strolling after
lunch and I stopped to have a look, when I saw a most extraordinary
object.

It was a pipe, of course, but like no pipe I had ever seen before. I
stepped in and asked the lady to show it to me; when I expressed my
surprise she said that "many pipes now come like that".

It is marked "Amphora" (like the tobacco, and indeed it must be the
same brand because the graphics are the same) and it is apparently
made of some resin. The outside of the body looks like the coachwork
of a car, in metal grey paint. It is the kind of pipe you would expect
to see in Darth Vader's mouth :-\

Needless to say, I found it opprobrious. Ah, the price tag said
something around Lit 90,000 (roughly US$50.-).

Has anyone ever tried such a contraption?

Stefano Toria, Rome, Italy

[Resin? Not on a bet! -S.]


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From: ?????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello Friends, 

I am looking for any information that I can find about
Mic Burns or Micoli pipes.  

Thanking you in advance, 
Mike


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From: "James C. Sullivan" <????????????>
Subject: Astley's Pipes (London)

I've just returned from London and noticed that #16 Piccadilly Arcade is
for rent.  The Astley's sign is still present--but the store has been
cleaned out, and there is no sign in the window stating their new
address (as there was when they moved from Jermyn Street to the Arcade).

Just thought you should know for the next update of your pipe list.

-- 
      Ivre folle d'ou orle doit s'appelle paille
           Ane dol des six voisines que...

         James C. Sullivan   *   ????????????

[Sigh... Done. -S.]


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From: ???????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Anyone remember Trypis pipes made in Canada? After a brief retirement,
Phillip Trypis is back in business. The pipes available now employ 10
to 20-year-old Grecian briar.

Ian Wilson


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From: "benkiran" <??????????????????>
Subject: briarwood

Benkiran Ahmed

Quartier Industriel, route de F=E8s

16200 Ouazzane

- Morocco-

( : + 212 7 90 77 51=20

FAX : + 212 7 90 85 70

E- mail : ??????????????

Our comapny has been specialised in pipe briar-blocks manufacturing
since 1970.Two things have hepled us to be among the leading company=20
that export briar blocks towards Europe and America : Our experience=20
and the high quality of our products.

Our factory is situated in Ouazzane, a city in the north of Morocco.
The sizes of pipe brair blocks is made according to 3 main models,=20
each having various categories of qualtiy and volume.

1 - Plateaux=20
2- Marseillaises=20
3- Relev=E9es=20

INTERNATIONAL SCHLEDULE OF BRIAR-BLOCKS SIZES

[Long, unformatted table deleted. -S.]

If you are interesting contact us.

Best regard.

A. Benkiran



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From: ?????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hi Steve,

Check out the new online pipe page for DeJarnett Fine Quality Smoking
Pipes of Glendale, AZ. Horace DeJarnett has some fine designs and
shapes. Each pipe is carved from aged Greecian briar. The pipes are
very light weight for their size, which is attributed to the fine
quality briar used.

http://www.dejarpipes.com/

Please add this site to the pipes.org site. Thanks!!

Happy Puffing!

Jim
 

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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: Pipe SMOKE Magazine

'Hope this isn't too late for what would be the "October Edition"...

Anyone who has subscribed to SMOKE magazine for the PIPE SMOKE section was
probably surprised to find PS missing with only a less than business card
size notice of the demise.

ALAN SCHWARTZ, Atlanta, Georgia, who was with PS, told me he is continuing
the publication on the web for the time being. He hopes to get on to paper
in the spring.

At the very least we should all cancel the #$%^&* SMOKE subscriptions and
get our money back.

The PS web site is pipesmokemag.com and has many of the old articles on it.

E-mail is ??????????????????????

We need these magazines to help promote the concept

Russ Oechslin
???????????????????????
:-?
R

[Sorry, there was no October edition. But thanks for the heads-up! -S.] 


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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Well, I've just finished perusing Digest #264 and enjoyed it
thoroughly - no surprise there.  Just a few thoughts, along with a few
questions.

Jersey Joe mentioned "Irish Cream" tobacco from Marketplace News in
Keene.  I had the pleasure of trying some of this blend some time ago
and enjoyed it thoroughly - I would highly recommend it.  My supply
has run out, and even though I'm only about 50 minutes away I haven't
gotten up there to get more.  One of the reasons I haven't felt any
urgency to get to Keene is that in June I visited my cousin in Denver,
and while there made a point to get to a number to tobacco shops in
and around Denver.  Sherlock's Smoking Parlour in Colorado Springs was
fun to be in - part store, part homestyle den - the had some nice
pipes, and a good selection of tobacco's.  I tried several tobaccos,
and one i enjoyed, though it wasn't exceptional, called 'No Clue'.  It
was in Jerri's Tobacco Shop in Denver that I made my real find.
Jerri's has a great selection of pipes and a large selection of house
blend tobaccos.  One of these has since become my favorite tobacco -
'Philosophy'.  Being relatively ignorant when it comes to tobacco I
will simply relate what their brochure says "a combination of 'Black
Coral (a rich Green River Burley based blend with a taste of vanilla)
and cavendish".  I can only add that I find it to be a great tasting,
cool and dry smoke.  You can check out Jerri's at
www.denvercigars.com.

As I mentioned in Digest 264, my philosophy about pipes is that if a
few are good, lots are even better.  So several weeks ago I went to
Worcester, MA to the 'Owl Shop' intending to buy a pipe, with nothing
specific in mind.  The original owner still works there, though his
son now runs the shop.  After looking at several pipes, looking at
them again, and then a third time, I finally settled on a $75
Savinelli(I think).  It had a shape similar to pipe I picked up at LJ
Peretti's in Boston which I love.  The pipe had a good size flaw in it
which I pointed out to the founder of the business, he assured me it
would not affect the smoke, but reduced the price, and I bought the
pipe.  When I got home and lit it up, it did smoke very nicely indeed
- but the flaw was leaking smoke - it went right down to the airhole.
So the following Saturday I brought it back to the Owl Shop to see
what they would do.  The store was fairly busy, and the man who sold
me the pipe was with another customer, but his son, the current owner,
was available.  I showed him the pipe, mentioned the flaw, and before
I could describe the problem he said "it's leaking" and I said yes.
Before I could ask him to do anything he said "well let's get you as
replacement".  We went to his pipe wall, and he looked through what he
had, and couldn't find another pipe like the one I had bought - so he
went to the next grade (better pipes, higher price) took one down and
said how about this.  I indicated that it was fine, but was a more
expensive pipe than the one I had bought.  He asked me if I liked it,
I said yes, and he said "well, you had to drive all the way back
 . . . "  Needless to say I was very pleased, having obtained a better
pipe without any hassle at all - and gaining the assurance that the
Owl Shop will stand behind what they sell 150%.  And in addition to
their excellent pipe selection, and fantastic service, they blend a
number of tobaccos themselves; I am in the process of trying several
of them, and so far am finding both of them to be very good - 'Peaches
'n Cream', which despite it's name does not have a heavy ,
overpowering flavor, very pleasant, cool smoking though a little wet;
and 'Salisbury', which was recommended after they checked out the
previously mentioned 'Philosophy'.  If any one has plans to be in the
Central Mass area, or is not too far away, I would strongly recommend
checking out the Owl Shop ( www.owlshop.com ).

In Digest 264 someone was looking for a supplier of rods for stems.  I
went through some material I had printed over the summer and found a
page Talbert Pipes where a number of suppliers are listed -
www.talbertpipes.pair.com/lksupply.htm.

Does anyone know of anyplace to get info on pipe stands?  I have a
stand, given to me as a gift which I really like.  It has the
appearance of wood, but is not, yet it does not seem like ceramic or
metal either.  Each of the 3 pipe rests is the shape of a leaf
(maple?? - I'm not sure) bent in to hold the pipe.  Under the base
appears to be the word/name 'BURWOOD'.  Any thoughts?

Many people have mentioned using some type of Tupperware for storing
tobacco.  I have been trying a number of things, hoping for a
combination of function and appearance.  Two have worked very nicely -
1) is a metal canister, with a glass and metal lid, that fits tightly
though not airtight; I simply unscrew the knob, put the screw through
a piece of sponge, and screw the knob back on - works and looks great
- I got this at Wal-Mart, holds about 8 ozs.; 2) is a plastic canister
with a lid that does seal, the cover has 2 plastic tabs that you pull
together to realease the seal, I have simply used a 1 1/2" fabric pin
to attach a piecs of sponge to the lid, holds about 3 - 4 ozs.

And, finally, for any fans of Rowan Atkinson.  He had a series in
England called Black Adder, which was in four parts, each one at a
different period of history.  In the fourth, which takes place during
WWI, you see him smoking briar pipes (in No. 2 he smoked clays), does
anyone know what kind of pipe(s) he smoked?

I have the pleasure to remain your humble servant,

Mark, 

Knight of the Briar, Duke of Cleghorn, Grand Vizier to Ronaldus I, and
other titles of uncertain legitimacy and dubious distinction.


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Mastro de Paja will be in Memphis, on November 16th to talk to the Memphis
Area Pipe Smokers (MAPS) club at 7:00 pm at Joe's Crab Shack in Bartlett
email me (????????????????????) or view the MAPS web page at

http://www.people.memphis.edu/~tklnckmn/pipeclub.htmlx

for more information.


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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Recently arrived in central florida.  Looking for pipe resources:
shops and people.  Please respond to ????????????????????????  Thanks!


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From: ???????????????????? (JJ)
Subject: tobacco trails

Tobacco Trails -- Part Deux
   By Jersey Joe

Ok, so I didn't get my hands, or my bowl, on any Frog
Morton the first time around. By August I was certain
that I had a couple of good leads, so ...

My trip took me first to Schroon Lake which is just a
quick drive away from Lake George, N. Y. There I had
learned of Cup `O Joe's gourmet coffee and premium
tobacco shop. I knew it was on Canada Street, and
having been through Lake George before, figured I
could find it with no difficulty. Right! Sunday
afternoon at 2PM is not the time to be driving through
downtown LG. The sidewalks were teeming with tourists,
as were the crosswalks, and just about anywhere else I
looked. And, as it turned out, Canada St. was the main
drag. So, with one eye on the road, and one eye on all
the people, trying to find a storefront became an
impossible task. I ended up on the south end of the
village where I stopped to ask a local at a gas
station where Cup `O Joe's was. "Never heard of it,"
was the reply, said in such a way as to make it clear
that it could not possibly exist. Could I be in the
wrong Lake George? Further along, I tried a little
convenience shop. Again, no idea what I was asking
about. One last glimmer came to me, as I spotted a
phone book behind the counter.  No, nothing in the
yellow pages, but in the white pages the name and
address, and yes, it was on Canada St.  The
convenience owner explained his lack of knowledge by
admitting that he never goes into the village,  this
said in such a way as to suggest that I was a brave
one, indeed, for even contemplating such an action. 

So, back into he breech.  Slowly, carefully, avoiding
the masses, yet counting down the storefronts, finally
the address was sighted. But, no sign was seen. A
parking place off the main drag was found, and I hiked
back to the number. Ah hah! The number signified shops
that were in an interior walkway, perpendicular to the
main sidewalk. And there I did find Cup `O Joe's.
Inside, it had much of the appearance of these new
trendy coffee bars. But off to the left, is a modest
pipe, cigar, and tobacco area. No, no Frog Morton, but
I did find Peterson blends like Sherlock Homes and
Irish Oak.  I also get a sample of 1Q and Black
Cavendish. I speak with `Joe' about his business, and
he says how he does a fair bit of mail orders to
Canada.  

That evening I sit outside the motel room, alternating
bowls of 1Q and BC, thoroughly enjoying both. The
Peterson's have been designated Christmas gifts by the
wife, so I will have to wait. 

A couple of days later, we make or way sort of north,
through the heart of the Adirondacks, to Lake Placid,
twice the host of the winter olympics, site of the
`miracle on ice', but most important of all, home to
With Pipe and Book, my favorite tobacco shop. By mid
day I am strolling up the hill towards the shops,
which begin with "Where did You get that Hat".
Halfway along this main road, I reach With Pipe and
Book.  The name is clearly visible, in the muted wood
letters in the side of the building. The main window
contains books mostly about life in the Adirondacks.
There is a small handwritten sign which invites
everyone to come in a try a sample of their tobacco.

 Inside, everything is just as I remember it. I walk
on the bare wood floors, past dark wood tables covered
with new books on topics of local interest. My eyes
adjust to the muted lighting. I reach the inner
sanctum. To my left,  the long wooden display counter
with glass top inside of which rest many beautiful new
pipes extends seemingly forever. To my right, about
twenty huge glass jars, each of which contains a
different tobacco, from the mildest aromatic to the
richest British style, all blended by the proprietor,
Breck Turner.  One of the sons, Phelps, is behind the
counter today. I order a good size pouch of my
personal favorite Adirondack Mixture, a delightful
aromatic,  and some Noah John's blend, an aromatic
which a bit touch of cheery. I get a sample of
Shamrock , another aromatic. 

I spend three days in Lake Placid, playing golf in the
morning and revisiting WP & B in the afternoon. I
explain to other son, Fred, that the Shamrock smoked a
bit hot for my taste. He invites me tosample Old
Mountain Phelps, with a bit `o burley. It smokes,
smoother, fuller, yet cool. By the end of my stay I've
also picked up some Fisherman's Pal, a non aromatic
burley with a 5% Latakia, designed for out door
smoking and to keep the mosquitoes at bay. They have
so many good tobaccos here, I don't even think about
the elusive Frog Morton. 

 On my final evening, I sit on the balcony of the
motel, smoking some Adirondack Mix, watching the
sunset on these majestic mountains, and on my summer. 
Though summer is coming to a close, the tobaccos I've
harvested during it will remind me of it throughout
fall and winter.   

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It doesn't matter if you're a lion or a gazelle, 
when the sun comes up, you better be running.


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From: Peter Melchior <????????????????????>
Subject: Postinf from the PD

Hi Steve and listmembers,

> From: ???????????????????
> Subject: posting from pipes page

> I recently bought an unused, in-box, Parker Hardcastle, black
> sandblasted full bent briar.  It seems like a nice pipe, but I am
> unfamiliar with the maker.  Any idea of its value?

I don't have any idea about the value of this pipe, but Parker
Hardcastle is a "second" from Dunhill, as far as I know.

Peacefull puffing from the Netherlands,

Peter Melchior


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Somebody tell me please!!! 
Is there such a thing as "too dry tobbacco"? I seem to have a problem
with my tobbacco being too "WET". More often than not, my tobacco is too wet.
I have yet to find tobacco that was too "crunchy"! It always seems to smoke
better when it has dryed out a bit. 
Is it just me? I really have a problem with tobacco that is too moist!
Is this "moister" thing over-rated?
When I buy a new tin of tobacco, I open it, and let it dry out for at
least a day, before trying to smoke it. Any thoughts on this?
ps. I like the english blends, "no flavorings.". Dunhill's nightcap, and 
I just love Butera's Latakia No.2
Do these types of tobbaco smoke better when slightly dry or what!!!?? 


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

In responce to this post that was in the last PD that I received..

From: "Dr. Ben Irvin" <????????????????>
Subject: C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Tampers.htm

This is my website. I am very green at this business, and could use any 


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From: Daniel DiGriz <??????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe-smokers' Respond to Dining Intolerance

             Pipe-smokers' Responses
      to Invasive Waiters and Restauranteers
    and their Aromatically-challenged Clientelle

Another gentleman complained? Yes, I too was just about to register a
complaint; I'm complaining about his tie. The smoke isn't quite thick
enough to hide it. If you could have the eyesore removed I should be most
happy to remove my pipe.

Smell? Yes, I smell quite well I think. Why only just now I smelled
intolerance and self-absorbed arrogance from one of the non-smokers
hereabout, but as with any civilized gentleman, I prefer to ignore rather
than criticize the vices of others.

Can't breathe? I often feel that way in the face of insinuating intolerance
- choked off, restricted, unable to breathe. Tolerance is itself a breath
of fresh air, don't you agree? We create a vacuum for petty criticisms when
we breathe the breath of tolerance. Don't you think so?

Second hand smoke? Second hand smoke is cheaper because its free, so why
complain?

My pipe is bothering the other customers? Thanks, I'll be sure to give it
"time out" when we get home.

Allergic to smoke? Are you also allergic to mirrors?

Cigarettes only? This is the smoking section, I believe? Yes, for a moment
I though I was mistaken. Tell me then, are all brands of cigarettes
permitted in the smoking section? Yes? Would that include hand-rolled
cigarettes and natural leaf cigarettes? You guess so? Well, that's really
quite tolerant. If the wrapper then is of no matter, I should prefer to
omit the wrapper altogether and have the remaining tobacco in this
exquisite cigarette holder. Wouldn't you agree that it's quite ingenious to
fashion a cigarette holder after a pipe? It does look awfully like a pipe,
but of course pipe-smoking is a nasty habit not to compare with smoking
unwrapped cigarettes in stylish cigarette holders.

Health? Yes, I am quite concerned about health. For instance, I have a
sinus ailment and the medical establishment has determined that a bowl each
day, which I find best taken after a healthy meal such as this one,
releaves sinus pressure and improves such conditions as mine considerably.
It's kind of you really to enquire about the health of others. I should be
feeling better considerably after finishing this excellent meal with a pipe.

Pollution? The environment? Why yes, I'm quite concerned, since you asked.
That is why I smoke only natural tobacco - no additives, preservatives, or
chemicals, such as those used to make synthetic clothing or harvest cotton
trousers; some combination of which you and I are each wearing. In fact, I
am pleased that the ash from my pipe, having been emptied into the bin,
will contribute to the speedier decomposition of landfills where this
establishment's modest refuse will find its end. If you're interested in
doing more for the environment, such as I am, I can recommend an excellent
tobacconist.

-- Daniel DiGriz

======explore Esoteric Laboratory========
   http://members.xoom.com/orthopraxy
=========================================


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999

Dear Fellow Lovers of the Pipe;

	I have been carving briar pipes from kits for about a year now, and
have the opportunity to get a kit using meerschaum rather than briar. What
are the differences between working with meerschaum and working with briar?
Are their special procedures, such as wetting the block to make it softer
and more easy to work with? Or will that put too much moisture in the block
as a whole? I have never carved a piece of rock before, and could use some
basic advice. Anyone know where to look for information?

Michael Clow

Dr. Michael Clow
Dept. of Sociology
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5G3 Canada
(P) 506-452-0457
(Fax) 506-450-9615


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From: "PatKaren" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Karel Krska Pipes Site

I do not know if you can help, but the Karel Krska Pipe is off line. I
keep getting a Error 403 forbidden. Do you know of any problems with
that site? I would appericate ant info, and thank you for your time.

Patrick Reedy

[Best thing to do is to mail to ???????????????????????????????????? -S.]

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From: Steve Masticola <??????????????????????????????>
Subject: [Fwd: about pipe smoking]

From: ?????????????????
Subject: about pipe smoking

Hello Steve, 

I just came across your pipe smoking home page, I found it very interesting. 
I have recently purchased a pipe. I have always admired that sweet, pleasant 
pipe smoke smell. So I went out and bought one. I've got two questions for 
you, if you don't mind.

One, I also occasionally smoke cigars, but not the regular bitter cigars you 
encounter, the sweet and smooth ones. My favorite is the old styled cigar 
called "backwoods" It's a great little cigar, smells and tastes great. That 
is when someone else is smoking it. When I smoke it myself, I cannot smell 
the sweetness. Now, does that also apply to pipe smoking ? When you smoke it 
yourself, you can't smell it ??

And two, how often should the filter be changed ??

Oh, one more thing, this "pipe sweetner",  is that what gives it the sweet 
smell, or just the right tobacco will do ? 

Take care...

Leandro

[A lot of people notice the "can't smell it yourself" effect. I don't
use filters myself, but I'd guess they should be changed when they get
saturated or make the draw difficult. Enjoy! -S.]


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From: ???????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Dear Steve and Folks:

I have been carving on a block of briar off and on for about 6 months
now, and have managed to make more mistakes on this pipe than any
other pipe I have ever cut. While my maritime relief imiages are
coming out wonderfully, it seems that I have puched holes in both the
bowl and stem. I assume that this pipe is no longer smokable, but in
case I am wrong, is there any one out there with any suggestions? Is
there something I can shove in the bowl that is not toxic and will not
burn that will patch this nasty (large) hole? It is about 1/4 inch
diamiter.

with the exception of these two mistakes, this is by far the most
beautiful pipe I have carved yet. If it can not be fixed I will just
continue using it as an experimental carving surface. I think we could
all use an experimental carving surface in this life any way.

Mike H.

[Sorry, I don't think this is repairable. Professionals, please
correct me if I'm wrong. -S.]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I have made enough pipes now that I would like to have a stem stamp.
Sure would appreciate if anyone could suggest someone who makes
stamps.  Thanks very much!  Gary Breylinger

[If there's a good tool and die shop in your town, they might be able
to help, though I don't know if there are any fne details to making
stem stamps. -S.]


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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I have a meershaum pipe made by the David P. Ehrlich Co. of Boston
which I purchased in 1977.  It is in a fitted, lined leather case and
has never been smoked. It is in mint condition. I would like to sell
it. Would you be kind enough to advise me as to how I might do so?
Thanks

Sincerely, Robert Tudor


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From: ????????????????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hi Steve,

I'm a 26-year old pipesmoker from Zutphen in the Netherlands. I
recently bought a Peterson Old English Collection Pipe, and I want to
know more about it. My tobacconist couldn't help me out. It's a
corncob-like model with hardly no stem at all: it's all mouthpiece
(only slightly bent). What I want to know: is this a new Peterson
series? Since when have they been producing these pipes. How limited
are they (if at all)? You can't find them at peterson.com.  I'm a
W.O.Larsen-lover myself and I as a rule I ban all latakia-mixtures
from my Peterson 305 and Savinelli straight-stemmed 110. With one
exception: Poul Olsen's (My Own Blend) Kong Frederik Blanding. All you
latakia-sceptics: forget all your unpleasant Dunhill experiences, this
is your ticket to the world of Latakia. Try it, it's a truly mild
smoke.

all the best, 

Werner Bossmann


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From: Phoebus Auction Gallery <???????????????????>
Subject: Pipe auction

We have received the Lifetime Pipe Collection of a Collector for our next
Gallery Auction. We will Auction them beginning at 10 AM the 21st of
November. The Collection includes over 600 items and features well known
names such as Ben Wade, Stanwell, Jobey, Saseini, Bill Smith, Peterson K &
P, Eric Nording, Charatan, Mauro Armellini, Bjarne, Knute, Savinelli, Sven
Lar by Micheal Kabik, Nat Sherman, Finn Meyan, Ropp, and Randy Wiley. In
addition we have Rare Stanwell Danish "Legend" Pipe, K. Woody long Stem WWI
pipe, Many Meerschaums including 18th Century Meerschaum from F. Lee
Bailey's Collection, and a Pre Transition Barling Pipe. Many Humidors and
Pipe stands are included with a rare Trench Art Humidor. All pipes have
been cleaned and sanitized. Absentee Bidding must be done by 1000 EST
November 21st, 1999.  The Catalogue may be viewed at
http://www.phoebusauction.com/pipes.htm  pictures of these items will be on
the net by Monday the 15th of November.  Thank you for your time and we
hope to see you at the auction in person or on the NET.
Yours
Gail & Bill

"We Recycle the Finest"
http://www.phoebusauction.com

[Glad I got this in before the time expired! -S.]


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From: "Tarek Manadily" <????????????????>
Subject: AD: Major New Site

Hello Steve,

After a lot of resistance, I finally turned professional (or at least I
think I did!).  I just launched a major pipe and tobacco site.  I know you
allow two ads per person per year (if you deem suitable), and I hope you
find it adequate to post this.  As a matter of fact, this is more of an
announcement than an advertisement.

So, I hope you will be kind enough to pass this note on to our fellow pipe
smokers.  The following are some of the aspects that make
http://www.pipesandtobaccos.com special:

*  We pride ourselves in being able to show you, for the first time on- and
off-line, some of the rarest and most exclusive Don Carlos pipe series, such
as the "Fiammata Corale, 3-Note", the "Ars et Labor", and the "Cum Corde".
*  We show you how the "Cum Corde" is made from A-Z, with 48 different
photos.  (The pipe is also offered on auction, and the final price will all
go to charity.)
*  A large selection of Pipes in a variety of materials: Briar, Meerschaum,
Gourd (Calabash), Porcelain, Clay, Corncob, Maple, and Cherry. In addition,
and very soon, we'll offer you an assortment of pipes made of "Morta"
(fossilized wood).
*  You can choose from a selection of over 30 bulk/loose tobaccos, made by
some of the world's finest blenders. The far majority of our Samuel Gawith
Tobaccos, as well as Schuerch Tobaccos, are not available elsewhere online.
*  You are shown a photo of each single tobacco (not the tin).  The
ingredient tobaccos are mentioned in straightforward terms, with a comment
describing each one in practical terms.
*  If you opt for the "Pipe Gallery", you'll be shown a page that contains
thumbnails of all the pipes available within a particular brand.
*  A minimum of two photos is provided per each pipe (sometimes, up to 6
photos): You can see BOTH sides of the pipe. One photo has a background in
square inches, while the other in square centimeters (also, color-coded).
*  The weight of each pipe is given in both ounces and grams.
*  An elaborate Tobacco Test Form is offered as a printable page for those
who like to delve deeper in tobacco evaluation.
*  A FAQ section offers answers to questions often raised by both novice as
well as expert pipe smokers.
*  Last, but not least, we offer the lowest prices ever on every single item
on sale.

Thank you all for your attention.  I look forward to welcoming you to
http://www.pipesandtobaccos.com

Happy Pipe Smoking,

Tarek Manadily
http://www.pipesandtobaccos.com


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Posting a URL

Steve,

   I just completed my personal web page. It's for showing off my
pipes, it's not commercial at all. I have added a link to pipes.org on
my favorites page. I was wondering if it is possible to list my page
on this site?  URL
www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/ThinkTank/9549/index.html

Thanks,
Phil White

Download NeoPlanet at http://www.neoplanet.com

[Steve Beaty should be able to do that for you, I'd think. -S.]


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From: "Lech Kowalewski" <????????????????????>
Subject: hand carved pipes

Dear Gentlemen,

Maybe my pipe offer will be interesting for some of you ?

rgds./Lech Kowalewski

************************************************************************
e-mail: ??????????????????????
Are you looking for a gift ? Maybe a  hand carved pipe with the sculpture of
the owner's face ?
See: http://pipe.bizland.com
************************************************************************


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From: "Charlena Kinsler" <????????????????????????>
Subject: I have a question about a pipe?

I have been looking for a pipe that I think is a japanesse pipe.  It has 
real long stem and a small bowl.  I was wondering if you know where I could
find one and what they are called?  I am in Ocala, Florida.  Hope to hear
from you soon.  Your tips on how to start smoking a pipe and keeping them
up has really helped me.  I had to learn a lot through trial and error.  
Later, 
Big Roc



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From: "Jim Eplett" <???????????????????>
Subject: Broken Comoy Stem

Dear PD,

This summer I broke a cardinal rule of pipe smoking by taking my
Comoy's Grand Slam along on a round of golf.  Bad idea ... ever try
putting with a pipe?  Drool, drool, drool....  Anyhow, I avoided the
dreaded "burn-out", but suffered nearly as disasterous a fate - a
broken stem.  Does anyone know how I might get an authentic Comoy
replacement stem, complete with the "C" insignia?  Also, any idea how
old this pipe might be? (not very, I suspect).  It is stamped 291B.  I
gather Comoy is now a GBD brand, but I don't know how to contact them.
I live in Toronto - any help would be appreciated.

Yours Smokeless in the Big Smoke,
Jim Eplett


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From: wayne hill <??????????????????????????>
Subject: pipes

I own a small retail tobacco outlet and am trying to carry a good
selection of pipes.  Could you give me some info on where I could find
small pipes that were once made by Dr. Grabow, I think they were
referred to as "dinkies" or "dinky's".  Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Wayne hill


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Delicate Problem

Hi Steve,

    I have been avid Pipe Smoker for the past 30 years and a HUGE Peterson 
Fan.
I have developed a Dental Problem, NOT CAUSED BY SMOKING, where by Abscess in 
the mouth attacks and destroys the bone surrounding the teeth. As a result 
the teeth a rendered useless. My question is? What are the problems I will 
encounter when I start using Dentures? Is there anything I should tell my 
Dentist?
The abscess has affected only my Upper Jaw. But I have lost numerous teeth 
and I am in the process of having a "Partial Plate" made up. If you can shed 
any light on this subject, or point me in the right direction. Any and all 
information will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanking YOU, for your valued cooperation in advance.

                                                    Tom Gallagher

                                                    Papa ???????????? 


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

This is a response to Jim Joy enquiring about Brigham Pipes.  They are
not yet able to sell in the U.S.  They are making an effort though.
They will soon have a web sit up as well.  If you would like
information contact Brian Colyer at ????????????????????????  He is
very helpful and will answer any of your questions.  They will also
ship their pipes to any location.  I grew up smoking them. I agree
that they give a fine smoke and are underrated.  Ian


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From: "Mick" <????????????????????>
Subject: Hot Petersons

Patrick & Marc:

I also have a Peterson which sometimes get hotter than I am otherwise
accustomed to. Allow me to venture a theory, and let's see if we can get
some more authoritative responses from other members.

The Peterson of mine is a SYSTEM pipe, which has a moisture trapping chamber
in the shank. I think that chamber also acts as a sort of expansion chamber;
the smoke that comes through the hole must be slowing down and cooling
simultaneously. (If my meager understanding of physics doesn't fail me.) I
suspect, (and ask to be corrected if I'm wrong), that this "system" allows
us to work the burning tobacco in the bowl a little more vigorously than we
realize, without having to pay for it in the way of tongue bite. Thus all we
know about is a hot bowl.

The pipe I have is a favorite. It's about 3/4 covered with a beautiful
birdseye, making it quite a handsome pipe, and it smokes well. It's the
first "sitter" that I've owned, and while I had reservations at first about
the aesthetics of the flat bottom, I've found it to be perhaps THE most
practical pipe I own.

For what it's worth,

Mick
__________________________________________
NetZero - Defenders of the Free World
Get your FREE Internet Access and Email at
http://www.netzero.net/download/index.html


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From: "Mick" <????????????????????>
Subject: Holy Smoke

Daniel DiGriz, South Korea:

I enjoyed reading your piece. Do you write professionally? If not, you ought
to consider it.

Mick
Spokane, WA, USA


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Quote of the Week:

  "Tobacco-whether in a cigarette, cigar, or a pipe-leads to
  conversation, loosening the tongue just enough to incline it towards
  speaking, but not enough to disconnect it from the brain."

		 Michael P. Foley
		"Tobacco and the Soul"
		http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9704/foley.html


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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #265 -- November 17, 1999
  2. Subject: new discussion
  3. Subject: new organization: www.pipekeepers.org
  4. Subject: Club Announcement
  5. Subject: Memphis Area Pipe Smokers
  6. Subject: Pipe club in Rio de Janeiro
  7. Subject: posting from pipes page
  8. Subject: Long lost buddy
  9. Subject: posting from pipes page
  10. Subject: Pipe-smoking Women
  11. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999
  12. Subject: posting from pipes page
  13. Subject: posting from pipes page
  14. Subject: posting from pipes page
  15. Subject: for Pipes Digest 265
  16. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999
  17. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999
  18. Subject: Giant Pipes
  19. Subject: Big Ben Ranger
  20. Subject: posting from pipes page
  21. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999
  22. Subject: Astley's gone?
  23. Subject: Pipes and Stuff
  24. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999
  25. Subject: for Pipes Digest
  26. Subject: posting from pipes page
  27. Subject: posting from pipes page
  28. Subject: for Pipes Digest
  29. Subject: the pocket pipe vs. Freud
  30. Subject: Hello and a question
  31. Subject: Help!
  32. Subject: posting from pipes page
  33. Subject: For the Resource guide...
  34. Subject: carved briar "Baccus" pipe
  35. Subject: New smoker
  36. Subject: A Question on an Estate Pipe-
  37. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999 - Buenos Aires, smok
  38. Subject: Growing Your Own
  39. Subject: legality question
  40. Subject: posting from pipes page
  41. Subject: Autumn Greetings
  42. Subject: pyrolytic graphite pipes Web Site updates
  43. Subject: Pipes Digest
  44. Subject: Amphora resin (??!?) pipe
  45. Subject: posting from pipes page
  46. Subject: Astley's Pipes (London)
  47. Subject: posting from pipes page
  48. Subject: briarwood
  49. Subject: posting from pipes page
  50. Subject: Pipe SMOKE Magazine
  51. Subject: posting from pipes page
  52. Subject: posting from pipes page
  53. Subject: posting from pipes page
  54. Subject: tobacco trails
  55. Subject: Postinf from the PD
  56. Subject: posting from pipes page
  57. Subject: posting from pipes page
  58. Subject: C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Tampers.htm
  59. Subject: Pipe-smokers' Respond to Dining Intolerance
  60. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999
  61. Subject: Karel Krska Pipes Site
  62. Subject: [Fwd: about pipe smoking]
  63. Subject: about pipe smoking
  64. Subject: posting from pipes page
  65. Subject: posting from pipes page
  66. Subject: posting from pipes page
  67. Subject: posting from pipes page
  68. Subject: Pipe auction
  69. Subject: AD: Major New Site
  70. Subject: Posting a URL
  71. Subject: hand carved pipes
  72. Subject: I have a question about a pipe?
  73. Subject: Broken Comoy Stem
  74. Subject: pipes
  75. Subject: Delicate Problem
  76. Subject: posting from pipes page
  77. Subject: Hot Petersons
  78. Subject: Holy Smoke
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