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Subject: Pipes Digest #91 - December 29, 1992

		 Pipes Digest #91 - December 29, 1992

Welcome to new members:

	Chad Matthews		(????????????????????????????)
	David Scott		(??????????????????????????)

Also see the end of this mailing for the Pipes Mailgroup Resource
List, ver. 1.0. And a Happy New Year to all! -S.

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From: Victor Reijs <???????????????????????>
Subject: magazine on cigars

Hello all of you,

I hope, Todd, that you do not mind forwarding this on the list. I just
received the first magizen. It looks really nice. The price is $13 a
year (or $ 23 for two years or $33 for three years). The prce outside
US is more, I think some $ 10).

The magazine is from the same editor as Wine spectator (Marvin

All the best,


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Date:    Sat, 21 Nov 92 12:18:16 -0500
From:    Todd Yeager <????????????????>
To:      "Victor.Reijs" <???????????????????????>
Subject: _Cigar Aficionado_


This is in response to your note on Pipes Digest.  _Cigar Aficionado_'s
address is:

      387 Park Avenue South
      New York, NY 10157-0198

I have a copy of vol.1, no.1 which they sent to me free.  You might want to
request a sample copy.  I first saw mention of it in _Esquire_.  The cover
price is US$3.95 and well worth it.  It will be coming out quarterly and a
one year subscription is only $12.95.

Todd Yeager
?????????  (BITNET)
??????????????????? (Internet)

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[ Thanks for the word, guys! I've included the address in the resource
list. -S. ]

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From: John Perry <??????????????????>
Subject: Another Michigan pipe shop

	I've found another Michigan pipe shop.  Between Rob Sweet and I,
we're going to make Michigan a Mecca for pipe smokers.  (-:

	In downtown Ann Arbor, there's a small row of shops known as
Nickel's Arcade, and there is found the Maison Edwards Tobaconist.
It's a pleasant little place, but with an excellent selection of
pipes, about 40 different kinds of tobacco, and a very friendly and
highly knowledgeable staff.  They also have a shelf of pre-owned
pipes, and they do repairs on pipes as well.
	I was there on Christmas Eve, picking out a last-minute present
for my brother, and I was a little surprised they were open.  I asked
for advice on both a pipe and a tobacco, and got a thorough
explanation of both.  I could have spent much more time there, but
unfortunately was in a bit of a hurry.
	The proprietor explained something I've never understood: why do
some pipes cost $20 and others cost several hundred?  He told me it
was a choice of wood, which I'd figured.  Further, though, he told me,
the better pipes are made from the denser wood near the center of the
tree, and the best come from the smoothest grained wood.  "Seconds"
are made from wood with knots in it, or from softer wood.  He showed
me the grains of some different pipes, and told me of pipes he'd seen
with holes burned through the side where a knot was present.
	I'll be back there, soon I hope.
"Veni, Vidi, Visa: We came, We saw, We spent."  Meg Geddes, December 1992
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John Perry      ??????????????????      ..!destroyer!netmeg!ohriman!jep

[ Thanks for the word, John! I've put the Maison Edwards shop into the
Resource List. -S. ]

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From: Anonymous <anonymous>
Subject: Hahaha!  Thank you!

I really enjoyed the story about the tobacco worm in the cigar that was told
in the 90th issue.

If you have the time, I (and perhaps others (unless you have already talked
about it)), would be interested in hearing more about the "tobacco tea"

Thanks again for keeping me on the list.

[No problem, Gary! I'd like to keep everyone on the list, wherever
humanly possible. See next article for the Inside Story on Teabacco.
-S. ]

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From: Steve Masticola (???????????????????????)
Subject: Tea, or another way _not_ to enjoy tobak...

At Gary's request, here's a report on the infamous Tobacco Tea
experiment. Warning: the following passage should be read only by
those with strong stomachs or lots of Pepto-Bismol...

When I was a freshman in college, I occasionally conducted strange
science experiments, mostly motivated by boredom. F'r instance, there
was the time I used an undershirt as a lampshade, nearly causing the
firetrucks to investigate... or tried to see how many pipes I could
keep alight at once (three)... Harmless, but wierd.

In any case, one dull night I looked at my coffeepot, then at a pouch
of Amphora, and a light bulb went on. (Fortunately, the T-shirt was
nowhere in evidence.) So I disemboweled a teabag, filled it with
tobak, stapled it back together, soaked it in boiling water, and
attempted to partake.

Ever gotten pipe juice on your tongue? That just about describes the
effect.  I believe I might have gotten two swallows down; I was
pretty, ah, ill for an hour or so afterward. I would not recommend the

On the other hand, when I was a little kid (talking 8-10 years old,
now, when tobacco was difficult and dangerous to obtain :-), I would
sometimes turn the tables, and smoke some tea in a pipe. (That's
Orange Pekoe, not what you're thinking. :) It wasn't a particularly
good smoke, but at least it didn't give me the spins. Did anyone else
ever do this, I wonder?

Moral of the story: _Drink_ the tea, _smoke_ the tobacco. Don't get
mixed up on this point! But, whatever you do,

				Smoke in peace,
				~\U Steve.

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From: Steve Masticola (???????????????????????)
Subject: Resource List rev. 1.0

The following is a resource list for pipe and cigar smokers; the
information is distilled from issues 1-91 of the Pipes Digest.
Suggestions are welcome. -S.

		Pipe and Cigar Smokers' Resource List

(Revision 1.0: 29 December 1992)


Agricultural and Mechanical Gazette	(Bimonthly magazine for pipe
47758 Hickory				smokers and collectors - it's
Apt. 22305				different! $15/year.)
Wixom, MI 43893

Cigar Aficionado Magazine		(Quarterly magazine; price
387 Park Avenue South			 $12.95/yr in USA)
New York, NY 10157-0198

The Compleat Smoker			(Used to be a pipe/cigar magazine; 
P.O. Box 7036			 	now probably defunct)
Evanston, IL 60201

Tom Dunn				(The best pipe periodical. Free!
The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris		But do the right thing and send
The Universal Coterie of Pipe Smokers	Tom a donation.)
20-37 120th St.			
College Point, NY 11356


Connoisseur Pipe Shop, Ltd.		(Many unique pipes)
51 W. 46th St.			  	
NY NY 10036

Cornell & Diehl, Inc.			(Tobak by mail)
P.O. Box 398
Doylestown, PA 18901-0398
(215) 345-0875

Lepeltier				(Double-walled clay pipes)
Box 61
East Fairfield, VT 05448

Levin Pipes International		(Sponsors conventions, sells 
RFD 1 Box 565				collector pipes by mail - ask for
West Hill Road				the Peter Heinrichs catalog) 
Craftsbury, VT 05826


J. T. & D. Cooke			(Stem repairs, carvers; claim to be
RFD 1 Box 1022				able to match any original stem)
East Fairfield, VT 05448-9801
(802) 849-6272

Pipes Unlimited				(Stem repairs)
19 Auburn Ave.
Utica, NY 13501


Barclay Pipe and Tobacco
1677 West Lane Avenue M-12
Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 486-4243

Campbell's Smoke Shop
Block One of M.A.C Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823

Carey's Smokeshop
7245 Whipple Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720

Downtown Tobacco & News			(Books and cigars)
70 East Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 295-2277

John David, Ltd.
Quaker Bridge Mall
Route 1
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 799-8231

Maison Edwards Tobacconist
Nickel's Arcade
Ann Arbor, MI

Paul's Pipe Shop and Museum		(Rumored to be legendary)
647 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502-1588
(313) 235-0581

With Pipe and Book			(Also has tobacco-related book
91 Main St.				list) 
Lake Placid, NY 12946


Diamond Brands, Inc.			(Diamond safety matches)
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Pimo, Inc.				(Pipe-carving equipment)
P.O. Box 482
Skokie, IL  60077
(708) 470-0640

Universal Match Corp.			(Ohio Blue Tip matches)
Kenner, LA  70062-7096


American Pipe and Accessory League
Cano Ozgener, President
4121 Hillsboro Road
Suite 209
Nashville, TN 37215

American Smokers' Alliance
Suite 560
3401 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

A service of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
P.O. Box 453
Winston-Salem, NC 27102

Philip Morris U.S.A.			(Has 56pp manual on public
Consumer Affairs Department		issues and protecting your rights)
120 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Smoker's Advocate - National Edition
A service of Philip Morris U.S.A.
P.O. Box 96599
Washington D.C. 20078-7552

Smokers' Caucus
A service of Philip Morris U.S.A.
P.O. Box 90738
Washington DC 20077-7551

Smokers' Freedom Society
8615 st. Lawrence Blvd.
Office 300
Montreal, Que.
H2P 2M9
Smokers Unite
32 North Bartlett St.
Kingston, Ont.
K7L 1X7


Pipe Dream Restaurant
Rte. 32 and Ademac Rd.
W. Willington, Ct. 06729

S. Holmes, Esq.
"221B Baker Street"
Holiday Inn, Union Square
Sutter at Powell Streets
San Francisco, CA

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #91 - December 29, 1992
  2. Subject: magazine on cigars
  3. Subject: _Cigar Aficionado_
  4. Subject: Another Michigan pipe shop
  5. Subject: Hahaha! Thank you!
  6. Subject: Tea, or another way _not_ to enjoy tobak...
  7. Subject: Resource List rev. 1.0
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