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Subject: Pipes Digest #135 - March 18, 1994

		  Pipes Digest #135 - March 18, 1994
		     Circulation This Issue: 244

Welcome to new members:

	Michael			(???????????????)
	Frans Kuipers		(???????????????????)
	???			(????????????????)
	Mark A. Carlson		(??????????????)
	Farid N. Najm		(?????????????)
	Andy Seavy		(??????????????)
	David Loffredo		(???????????????????)
	Spencer Martin		(????????????????????????????????)
	Peter J. Farley		(????????????)
	S. Jason Enyart		(??????????????????????)

And, for cigar enthusiasts, I'd heartily recommend checking out Rex
Wockner's new creation, alt.cigars. _Mucho_ traffic, almost no
flamage, and it's only about a week old! (Personally, I find it
excellent for a lot of the bitching and moaning I won't do in the
Digest... :-)

It's good to be back from NYC -- while we didn't make a mint, we
didn't lose our shirts, either. And I won the first door prize -- a
nice presmoked Barling with a birds-eye end grain! Also the first
Barling in my collection.

BTW, Neil Murray asked me to display his A&M Digest 1994 Pipe
Calendars, but I'm sorry to say that his flyers didn't arrive in time
for me to take them up. We'll try to make it up with a plug here. If
anyone would like to order Neil's pipe calendar, contact him at:

	Neil Murray
	Agricultural and Mechanical Gazette
	47758 Hickory
	Apt. 22305
	Wixom, MI 43893

The calendars are normally $12.50, but are $10 to the netizens here.
You can also try to reach Neil at ???????????????????, but the return
mail's been somewhat flaky.

Also of note: Check out the JR Cigar catalog. The ad copy alone makes
it my fave catalog, next to Mo Hotta Mo Betta. Call 1-800-JR-CIGAR for
your copy!

And now, even if you don't have the Pipes Calendar, it's the right day
to have a few puffs of yer favorite smoke, as we enjoy the
following...


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From: ??????????????????? (Rex Wockner)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #134 - March 11, 1994

Re: the fellow who found alt.smokers.cigars empty at his Usenet
site ... It had over 70 postings in the first 24 hours. 
You might want to look into what's wrong where you are.

Rex Wockner
creator: alt.smokers.cigars

(Oh, and not ONE of the first 70 postings was from an anti-smoker!)

[ Well, that streak's already been broken, but not too badly. I guess
the Weigand types know better. (Omigod, he's got a Fuente and he's
going to use it!!!)... in any case, congrats, Rex! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Washington DC

I am preparing to go to the Washington DC area within the next couple of days
and I was wondering if you knew of any quality pipe shop/tobbacconist shop I
should seek out while there.
I was told that this upcoming week was national pipe smoking week, so I hope
to find some real good deals.  At my local shop I purchased a meerschaum for
$12.00 (normall $30.00) and got 4 oz of tobacco free.  What a bargain!
In any event I hope you can help with addresses and phone Numbers .  Thanks.

[ Check out the Georgetown Pipe Shop, I think. Hope this is in time... -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #134 - March...

greetings..

I am a pipe smoker going on 7-8 years, liking peterson pipes... One problem,
let my wife clean them out a couple of times, and now the Stem is sitting
somewhere on Interstate 89 in Vermont!!!!

Can anyone provide me an address where I can buy replacement parts for
Peterson Pipes??

??????????????????
Gil Emery 

[ JT&D Cooke in the Resource Guide claim to be able to match any stem.
Personally, I've never lost a Peterson stem, and the dam things just
will not break. Anyone know of other stem repair places that do
Petersons? -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????
Subject: This and that

I'm curious how many folks out there care for Indonesian clove
cigarettes ... I like my pipe, but most times when I'm looking for
that contemplative mood, there is nothing quite like a nice aromatic
clove cigarette and a cup of freshly brewed coffee ... Yum!

I've tried a bunch of different makes, Djarum, Sampoerna and so forth,
but have settled on the Sampoerna Internationals.  Nice and aromatic,
plus the tobacco has an interesting flavor.  Can't really recommend
the Xtra's though ... tried one this morning for the first time and
hated it!  

It appears that the Xtras are targeted at the US menthol smokes :-(
The tobacco is pretty lame and there is a really strange character to
them that is probably supposed to be clove, but really isn't.  Ugh.

I see that the only Albany listing is:

>The Smoker				(Pipes Digest #127)
>Albany, NY
>518-462-1302

Their street address is 136 Washington Ave.  Very pipe-oriented place!
I normally go to a place called Edleez Tobacco (Styvesant Plaza,
Albany, 518-489-6872) that caters more to the cigar crowd.  They have
a walk in humidor that is about 15ftx25ft, and jam packed with just
about every brand you can imagine. They even keep reference copies of
Cigar Afficianado in the humidor to look at while you are browsing!

						- Dave

David Loffredo ===============================================================
Email:	???????????????????		| "While you struggle with your 
Phone:	(518) 276-8698  (work) 		|  computer, I'm naked, clueless,
	(518) 785-1629  (home)		|  and feeling good!"	-ratbert

[ Rev. Laszlo may have some advice for you on the cloves. Thanks for
the tips on the NY State Capital, Dave! -S. ]


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		       Today's Snappy Comeback:

(The Countercheck Quarrelsome, to male jerk:) "If I do, sir, upon whom
shall we blame the stink?"

				- From "101 Ways to Answer the
				  Question, 'Would You Please Put Out
				  that #(!&*!$ Cigar'," Hague et. al.,
				  1987. 


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