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From: Steve Masticola (?????????????????????????
Subject: The arrival of the mango

The mango cavendish arrived last week, and I've been smoking it on and
off for about a week. Pat, the proprietor of the pipe shop, didn't
seem in the least surprised to be getting letters from strangers a
thousand miles away asking for strange blends. In fact, he sent me a
rather nice letter on his blending beliefs (which reminds me, I gotta
pay him!! :-9

In any case, the mango cavendish has a pleasant aroma and does,
indeed, taste like a real mango. Because it's cavendish, it burns a
little hot (at least I find that cavendish usually smokes hot). It's
also probably best to smoke this in the first pipe of the day, when
your palate is clear.

Also this week, I found myself with some tobacco and without a pipe,
so I invested in a corncob to keep in the car. The first smoke was,
surprisingly, quite hot! So here's a question: who knows about the
care and feeding of corncobs? Will they always smoke hot?

I hope to hear from y'all soon. Until next time, smoke in peace.

~\U Steve.

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From: "Ami A. Silberman" <????????????????????>
Subject: Matches

I have a new topic, matches.  What are your favorite matches for pipe
smoking?  I prefer Swan Vestas, they are nice wooden matches which end
up costing about 25 cents for a box of 50.  The proper match is very

ami silberman

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From: ??????????????????????? (Elias Mazur)
Subject: New (old) pipes.

Dear fellow pipe smokers:

     I`m happy to share with you the acquisition of 2 pipes for my collection.
One is a brand new italian pipe from the same pipe maker I got a pipe about 2
months ago. His name is Aldo Velani, and the pipe is really beautiful. It is a
large full bent with a nice straight grain. It was given to me as a birthday
gift by my girlfriend (of course I chose it :-). The other is my first
pre-owned pipe. Is is a Barling made in Denmark by Ole Larsen, from the
transition period of the Barling history. It is straight stem, with mixed
grains. It smokes so cool and smooth, that I could not believe. Maybe that's
the biggest advantage of buying pre-owned pipes: they are great to smoke,
given the wood is old and dry.

    Well, now I'll sit down and smoke one of them (hard decision :-). I'm
preparing a summary of types of grains in pipes, and what we should look for
when buying a new pipe. It will be here soon.

    Smoke in peace. ~\U

    Elias Mazur.

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