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Subject: Pipes Digest #80 - August 26, 1992

		  Pipes Digest #80 - August 26, 1992

Welcome to new members:

	Art Ferruzzi		(????????????????????????)
	Steven D. Owen 		(??????????????????????)
	Jefferson R. Surles     (??????????????????????)
	Brian Morgan		(?????????????????)

It's been a busy few weeks for new members! And now, for the news:

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From: Andreas Bjorklind <??????????????>
Subject: Thanks for Princeton tips!

Many thanks to you who gave tips about tobacconists in Princeton! I
found the one in Quakerbridge Mall. He had a very nice tobacco called
"King's Delight". Smoked very pleasantly!

Via telnet from Princeton,
/andreas

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From: Steve Masticola (???????????????????????)
Subject: Further Princeton tips

Well, I finally found the Mystery Pipe Shop in Princeton - and I
wasn't too impressed. The shelves were bare and the owner was more
than a bit off-putting.

For anyone who'd care to form their own opinion, the shop is called,
"Tom Pipecarver and Son," and is at 4 Spring Street (a little way from
the corner of Spring and Witherspoon, one block away from Nassau).

Smoke in peace,
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From: Andreas Bjorklind <??????????????>
Subject:  Thanks for Princeton tips!

Well, by your description I shoudn't perhaps visit the
Princeton-proper tobacconist. I don't like off-putting people when I
do pipe and tobacco buying since I pretty much regard myself as a
beginner. 

/andreas


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From: ???????????????????????????????

Hello All,
 
I was wondering if people could recommend pipe tobacco.  I'd like something 
mild and preferably aromatic and distributed nationally as opposed to local 
tobacconist custom blends.

[ Note to readers: This message was sent out unmoderated due to a bug
in the mail system. The bug has since been fixed; please let me know
if there are any further problems.

More to the point, I just tried a pouch of "Sail Natural," and liked
it a lot. No bite at all, so it's a good beginner's blend! -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????????????? (Elias Mazur)
Subject: Tobacco...

????????????????????????????????????????????????? writes:
 > Hello All,
 >  
 > I was wondering if people could recommend pipe tobacco.  I'd like something 
 > mild and preferably aromatic and distributed nationally as opposed to local 
 > tobacconist custom blends.
 >  
 > 


Although my taste for tobacco today is located on the other side of
the spectrum from you (very strong, non-aromatic English tobacco), I
used to smoke a lot of aromatic and mild tobacco in the beginning of
my pipe smoking career.  At that time I lived in Brazil where it was
very hard to get custom made tobacco and sometimes hard to find even
the more commercial types.  For this reason I used to smoke more
commercial blends. Well, here goes a summary of what I remember (it's
been a while :-)...

- I personally enjoyed (and still smoke it sometimes) the Amphora. It
is a Dutch Cavendish tobacco.  It has 4 different types identified by
the color of the pouch (red, brown, green and blue).  The strength
determines the types. Based on your message you might want to check
the extra mild.

- Another one I used to smoke often was the Borkum Riff.  They have
several types (I remember a whiskey Cavendish that I liked).  They
have a very good Black Cavendish which is very good and aromatic, but
maybe a little stronger. Give it a try.

- A very good one that you may like is the Captain Black.  It is very
aromatic and mild.

- Another one that I remember trying was Sail. It is OK.

I know there are many other blends out there.  Given that the price of
one pouch is usually on the lower side, I would suggest trying several
types to see which one fits your taste better.

****IMPORTANT: do not discard a tobacco immediately if you didn't like
it.  Sometimes the moment is not right for that specific tobacco, or
maybe you will develop a taste for it after a few smokes.  It is the
old trial and error that makes life (and pipes) so rewarding.

Also you may want to call some tobacconists that ship anywhere in the
US.  I know one in NYC (I actually just bought a pipe there today)
that ships tobacco and pipes anywhere.  They have a very good
selection of tobacco.  If you want to give it a try, call him.  He is
very helpful and can indicate a custom blend from his shop that suites
your taste.  Here it is:

	Connoisseur Pipe Shop
	1285 Ave. of the Americas
	New York, NY

	tel:  (212) 247-6054

ask for Ed Burak. He is the owner and maker of the pipes.

By the way, since I am talking about Connoisseur pipes, I would
suggest to anyone who is interested, to give him a call anyway and ask
him to send some literature on his pipes and tobacco blends.  He has a
nice set with the design of his pipes, prices and tobacco.  It is well
worth the call.

Smoke in peace,

- Elias

[ As always, thanks, Elias! -S. ]


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