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Subject: Pipes Digest #163 - October 21, 1994

		 Pipes Digest #163 - October 21, 1994
		     Circulation this issue: 575

Welcome to new members:
	 Dr. Bjoern F. Lindemann	(???????????????????)
	 Mrs. Lyndsay Baxter		(??????????????????????????)
	 Steve				(??????????????)
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	 Jaakko Paarvala		(???????????????)
	 ???????????????		(Thor)
	 Matt Arndt			(????????????????)
	 Brett Williams			(?????????????????)
	 Jim Lando, MD			(????????????????????)
	 Kris Magnusson			(?????????????????)
	 Gary Grogan 			(????????????????)
	 Dean Jamieson			(?????????????????????????)
	 Da Man				(?????????????????????)
	 Paul Hosken			(?????????????????)
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	 Ben Nabors			(??????????????????????????)
	 Ian B. May			(??????????????????????????)
	 Gary Grogan			(????????????????)
	 Thor				(???????????????)
	 Alan Matthews			(???????????????????????????????)
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	 Jim Gaspar			(????????????)
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	 Doug Rice			(????????????????????)
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	 Gary Bliesener			(?????????????????????????)

Administrative note: There will be no Pipes Digest next week, as I
will be out of the U.S. and far from my terminal (though not from a
briar or two.) Please wish me luck in dealing with Demo Effect...

Also, check out BriarMan's message about the Pipe and Cigar Expo in
Los Angeles. Sounds fun!

And join us for some fun, and a bit of autumn smoke, as we discuss
robber barons, decent propositions, the Beatles, the Resistance, love
and marriage, creative distractions, meerschaum tragedies, camping at
Bloom's, the French Army, carving, and oleagenous pedal extremeties...

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	     Help Stop Prohibition -- Keep Tobacco Legal
			Call -- Write -- Vote
			Then, Smoke in Peace.

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From: "Kameran Kashani" <????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes and the Outdoors

+ From: Bill Sempf <????????????????????????????????>
+ Subject: An introduction.
+ ...
+      Rambling on ... I have yet to hitch up my Jansport and walk
+ 20 miles into nowhere and smoke my favorite English blend in
+ front of a blazing fire.  Camping and puffing seem to have some
+ mystical link that I am eager to discover.  Any accomplished
+ hikers with a suggested blend?  ...

I backpack regularly and take a pipe with me on all outings.
Since I enjoy both aromatic and English blends, I bring a pouch
of each. On my last outing I took 2 oz of Dunhill Standard and
2 oz of a rich, black aromatic. Were I to go on a trip tomorrow,
it would be 2 oz each of burley and Dunhill 965.

I take one of two pipes a trip. One is a light-weight,
inexpensive straight,  and the other is a 3/4 curve Peterson.
The Peterson is a little heavier, so on long trips I might use
the lighter pipe (every little bit helps). But both are
small-ish pipes that fit well into my pack.

My pipes have accompanied me from the granitic splendor of
Yosemite (the top of Half Dome) to the alpine meadows of the
Trinity Alps (Calf.) There's nothing like taking a few puffs
when you reach the summit of a climb. On my last trip to the
Southern Sierras, we hiked to the top of a granite dome (elev.
9400 feet) and stretched out to enjoy the view and a few puffs
of aromatic. (Of course, one should always be careful with drugs
outdoors and especially at elevation.)

At night, I've tried to use a pipe to keep the mosquitos at bay,
but with limited success. They certainly don't like it when you
blow smoke at them, but merely smoking isn't enough to ward them
off completely.

I've taken cigars on some trips, but quite frankly I enjoy the
pipe more. It's more convenient to carry a pouch of tobacco than
a crush-proof cigar container, plus cigars can drop ash and
embers that burn holes in a synthetic jacket and sleeping bag.

Kam Kashani



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From: ??????????????? (DC Stultz)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 1994 23:01:40 GMT
Newsgroups: alt.smokers.pipes
Subject: corncobs

Have been having a heck of a time finding corncob pipes in my area.
Finally found the solution... Missouri Meerschaum Co will send you
a catalog and will sell to individuals.  Write and ask 'em for the
catalog if you too are having problems finding cob pipes. Their
address: PO Box 226, Washington, MO 63090-0226 or phone
314/239-2109.  Even tho they say it takes 2-4 wks for delivery, I've
gotten mine back in a week.

A tip for sore mouth... alternate pipes (even corncobs) between bowl
fulls.  (I keep at least 3 in my pocket at a time)...  And try 
different tobacco.  The one I like best (becasue I can smoke it
constantly without bite) is Sir Walter Raleigh's Aromatic blend. Comes
in a dark blue pouch or container. Is a bit hard to find, only Eckerd
drugs locally carry it...

And for the guy who puts live pipes in his pockets: That smell you
smell is you on fire!  Have done it unintentionally a lot of times. Most
of my jacket's have holes in the pockets...  What we need is asbestos


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From: Ted Wagner <?????????????????>
Subject: Tobacco!

Hello fellow pipe smokers.

I am in great need.  I am searching high and low for a very SWEET TASTING 
and aromatic pipe tobacco.  Any suggestions?  Any input/sources is 
greatly appreciated!  Mail order is fine.  I like MacBaren's Navy flake, 
but want something much better.  

Any ideas?



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From: Andrew Lewis Tepper <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #162 -- October 13, 1994


  I've always enjoyed the civil nature of the "lightly moderated" pipes
digest. Do you in fact ever get flame-mail? If so, I'd like to suggest a
new tradition: Save all those letters up, and publish them in a special
April-Fools edition of the digest, with the understanding that not
another word be said about them...
  Different subject: Humidification systems. I took one member's advice
about building a humidification system out of Oasis florist's foam, and
would like to report some success. I've been using these homemade
devices for a few months now, and they really yield very good results:
moist (but not wet) cigars, slow evaporation, neat construction. The one
problem is that the surface of the foam in one of the units developed
some mold. Nothing that harmed the cigars, but something I'd like to
fix. I set out searching for a odorless, water soluable mold inhibitor.
After calling several food additive companies and talking with their
scientists, it seems that potasium sorbate, 1 part per 1000 is the ideal
choice. It requires a pH of <6.5, so a bit of citric acid added to the
mix would be necessary. People in this group have suggested adding
propylene glycol (sp?) or glyceryn to the water to slow evaporation.
Could this be the secret recharging solution sold by Credo for $35?
Perhaps a chemist in the group could run some tests.


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From: ???????????????? (Elias Mazur)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #162 -- October 13, 1994

In the last Digest, Andrew wrote:
>straight up to the Gods in Heaven.  Anyone in the Company that fancies
>changing pace should consider the possibilities of Cope's Escudo Navy De
>Luxe. It's heavenly stuff of delicate bouquet. Escudo is "free from all
>scent or added flavours." Pure tobacco, a blend of Virginia and Perique,
>packed in tins as slices that must be rubbed out in the palms of your

Well, Andrew, I could not agree more with you regarding the "heavenly
stuff of delicate bouquet".  I enjoy smoking Perique blends very
much.  I used to smoke the Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture, but now that
I found the Cope's Escudo, I don't think there is any turning back.
It is an outstanding smoke, as you put it so well.  Actually, as I
write this message I am enjoying a bowl of Escudo with a nice glass
of Hardy's Napoleon Cognac (it doesn't get any better :-).

- Elias Mazur

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Pipe tutelage

Being relatively new to pipe smoking (and being a closet smoker on top of
that), I know very little about pipes or the smoking thereof. It would be a
tremendous help to me if someone (some exceedingly kind person) would drop me
a line or post to the Digest a beginners guide to pipes: types and brands and
how they affect the smoke; tobaccos: types, brands, and the different basic
smokes they provide; techniques: filling, keeping it lit, keeping it cool;
and any accessories you feel are essential.

This would be a great help to me. I, nor my tobacconist, I'm sure, have the
time for me to stand around his shop asking him endless questions. Nor am I
able to find literature around grand ole Fort Myers. The only thing I've
found at my library are an infinite amount of books to help people quit
smoking. That isn't quite what I had in mind.

The "Pipes, Cigars and Public Policy" article was excellent! Just what I was
looking forward. Thanks much for that.

One last thing before I go. In my bio I mentioned Sir Richards. Here is the
full address for the resource.

Sir Richard's
2320 McGregor Blvd     (for anyone in the area,
Ft Myers FL 33901      it is 1/2 block north of the Edison Home,
(813) 332-7722         on the left side of the road going north)


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From: Steve Weinberg/HQ/3Com
Subject: Virginia/N. Carolina Tours

A few months ago I asked Digest members what there was to see in the
way of tobacco farms/factories back in the South East.  I didn't get
many replies but have just returned and can share a few observations.
Virginia and North Carolina are still big tobacco country.  Just off
many of the main roads were fields filled with the plants.  I found
out that tobacco basically likes a sandy soil, not rich in elements
except Niacin.  This made it a good commercial crop for the South that
in general had poor soil.  There are still many small family farms
today where they pick the tobacco when the leaves are a dull
yellow-gold, and then tie them together in "hands" (about a dozen
leaves hanging down bound and wrapped by one at the top).  The hands
are laid over stic ks and hung in old curing sheds, many made well
over 50 years ago.  Temperature for curing is done the old fashioned
way by feeding an external hearth with wood and having an opening on
the other side into the shed where the heat can escape.  I was told
that you want a slow, low heat for the first week or so, maybe 180
degrees F, then a hotter heat at the very end.  This is done by
throwing the smoldering coals directly under the tobacco leaves for
the "finish."

(As a clarification, all this tobacco is to be sold for cigarette
production, not cigars, which I prefer.)  The tobacco is hauled after
curing to tobacco co-ops where its bundled and then sold (through a
historic auction system - (going back to the colonial days)) to the
big factories for them to make into the cigs.  The most interesting
place I visited was The Duke Homestead (no admission charge!) near
Durham, North Carolina.  He was the original Tobacco "Robber Baron"
and monopolist who later created The American Tobacco company which
was later (I think 1920's) broken up (by legal anti-monopolists
including Attorney General) into many of the "smaller" cigarette
companies we know today.  Man did this guy make money though!  Was
told that tobacco money basically helped to "fuel" the entire
Confederate army during the Civil War and he later made enough money
to give away $40 Million dollars (that was a lot back then!) to start
Duke University.  All in all, interesting, though I never did find any
small local pipe/cigar tobacco growers/makers evidently for cigars
it's almost all imported tobacco or some is grown in Kentucky (Burley)
with the wrappers from the Conn.  Valley.  Last point... we can listen
to people talk all day about the health virtues and non-virtues of
tobacco, particularly here in California, without the realization
that, in the South, this tobacco growing is a way of life for
thousands of people who are the sons, daughters and great grand kids
of people who were/are basically just farmers trying to make a life
for themselves in America.  (I'm not talking about the guy at the top,
like Duke, rather all the little people that depend on its cultivation
for their livelihoods.)

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From: Jeff Pitblado <?????????????????????>
Subject: California's Prop 188

Does anybody have an opinion on Prop. 188 here in CA?  I've seen some 
posts on alt.smokers but, since I seem to have missed the first few, all 
that seems to get posted now is mindless bickering.  All I know about it 
is that it would ease the restrictive measures already in place 
concerning restaurants.


[ Would love to hear about it, and I hope I can get a Digest out
before the vote comes. Is it a wolf in sheep's clothing? -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????????? (John A. Klimowicz)


I've only been on the internet for a few weeks.  I really
appreciate the digest.  It lets me know I'm not the only "tail
end baby boomer" smoking a pipe.

I've only been smoking a pipe since my 30th birthday in September
of this year. I figured I should do something with my birthday money
that I wouldn't usually do.  My Uncle and Grandfather used to smoke
pipes and I really missed that smell.

Now I'm hooked on it.  I smoke 2-3 times a day and love every
minute of it.  

I'm a Mortgage Loan Officer in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area. 
I'm usually driving during the day from Realtor's office to
Realtor's office.

I purchased a straight briar for my first pipe.  It smokes fine. 
Then, I thought that one could use a brake and I decided to be
cheap and purchase a corn-cob (yecht).  I really don't enjoy the
corn cob at all.  So, I just invested a small amount into a
"seconds" briar with a slightly bent neck.

I still haven't been able to smoke a whole bowl while holdind the
pipe between my teeth.  Maybe I'm not clenching it correctly???

Anyway,  I read a fine book re: Herbert Lane called "Leaves from a
Tabbaconist's Logs".  It was a very interesting book.  It gives a
brief history of Pipes and Smoking.  Then it details Mr. Lane's
production methods and finally it deals with the fine art of
smoking.  It dates to 1970 so I don't know just how much of Mr Lanes
"fussy" production methods are still in practice, however, I have
requested my tabbaconist to point out the Lane blends and I have been
very happy with them. 

I'm always looking forward to the next digest.  I would love to
hear more about the other members who are in their 20s and 30s that
may have felt like the only ones their age smoking a pipe.

Enough for now, I must go outside to have a bowl and a breath of
fresh night air.

Your's Truly,
John A. Klimowicz

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From: ????????????????
Subject: Hello from a fellow puffer!

October 15, 1994

Dear Paul -

I've known about your pipe group for some time, but never got around to
contacting you before now.  I'm a dedicated pipe smoker, been at it for about
16 yrs.  Being a foe of the antis I've decided we need to fight 'em on their
own ground.  To this end I've done my own investigation into the medical
literature on pipes & cigars.  Wrote an article on the subject for the A & M
Gazette.  If you get the Gazette you know my work, otherwise this'll be new
to you.  I've already uploaded to Masticola's group, and since we need to get
this info out there I wanted to pass it along to you as well.  Since AOL
won't let me attach files to folks on the Net, I have to do it as another
e-mail.  I'll be sending it to you right after I send this.  Since my
investigation will be ongoing I'll be checking in from time to time with new
stuff whenever I get it.  Hope you guys will find this info useful!

Also - we're having a pipe & cigar Expo here in Los Angeles at the end of the
month.  Here are the details:

                   October 29 & 30
                   LAX Marriott Hotel
                   5855 W. Century Blvd.
                   Los Angeles, CA

Admission is $3 (one-day OR weekend pass), parking is $5 (special Expo rate -
a bargain for hotel parking!).  Anyone wanting more info can call me at
(310)820-9706, or e-mail their snail-mail address and I'll send 'em a flyer.
 I know this is last-minute notice, but I hope you can let your group know
about this event.  If you have members in So. California mebbe they 
can come.  It's gonna be a GREAT show!

Thanks, Paul!  

Best Regards,

Steve Johnson (AOL screen name Briar Man) 

[ Hi, Steve! "Paul" is the name of a compute server at Rutgers. Other
names include George, John, Ringo, Yoko, and Pepper... -S. ]

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From: ????????????????
Subject: letter for the pipes digest

Steve -

Just got the news digest and was glad to see that my article made it
in o.k.  Now that I'm getting some information out there on the Net I
feel like a member of the Resistance!  Great feeling, too! I'm looking
forward to doing it again.  BTW - I should mention that I'll welcome
medical research on pipes & cigars from anyone who has something of
interest.  My only requirement is that the study must be in its
originally published form, not rehashed in someone else's work (tends
to eliminate any creative "reinterpretations" of the raw data).  If
someone has an item for me, they can snail-mail it to me at:
 1532 S. Bundy Dr., Apt. D, Los Angeles, CA  90025.

This is a follow-up to Christopher Walborn's question on pipes, cigars
and oral cancers.  The data on this is somewhat inconsistent.  The
literature indicates some increased risk of oral cancer from pipe and
cigar smoking, although most report the increase to be minor.  There
are, however a few things to consider.  Firstly, oral cancer is pretty
low on the list of cancers in terms of general incidence.  In my
opinion this makes it something not worth worrying much about.
Secondly, we have to look at when the cancer studies were done.  Prior
to the early '60s tobacco tended to be harsher than it is today.  In
the late '50s tobacco manufacturers started making mildness an
important result of their processing methods.  Since the formation of
oral cancer is linked to irritation, it would stand to reason that the
incidence of such cancers due to pipe and cigar smoking would be lower
with milder products (the amount you smoke would also factor into it).

The studies I've seen have data which I think may be misleading in
terms of risk assessment, due to the fact that the tobaccos of the
time were more irritating, and thus were more likely to induce cancer.
I haven't had time to research the literature more, so I don't know
what more recent data has revealed.  Given the politicization of
science in tobacco studies (see my article in the last Digest),
however, I would look at any recent cancer studies very skeptically.
At this point I would look at the cancer risk issue in the larger
perspective of the overall health picture.  Since pipe and cigar
smokers tend to live as long as nonsmokers (and evidence suggests that
pipe smokers may even outlive nonsmokers), then the increased risk of
oral cancer must be offset by some benefits (such as a reduction in
stress-related diseases).  Bottom line is that if you keep your pipes
clean, smoke tobaccos that don't burn out your mouth, and smoke in
moderation, then I strongly believe that you should just relax and
enjoy the experience.  And speaking of moderation...

There has been only one study (at least that I know of) that broke
down cancer incidence by quantities consumed.  The study was done in
the early '50s, with data compiled in the '40s.  I had to do some
extrapolation of the numbers since the study broke down daily
consumption into 1/2-ounce increments (for example the lowest level
considered was anything from 0 to 1/2 per day, with nothing in
between) , but what I came up with was 1/4 ounce per day as a moderate
amount.  In Dunhill pipe terms that would translate into 3 - 4 bowls
per day in a Group 4, depending on the blend.  This is a very rough
estimate, but I think it's reasonable.  Also, the sensitivity of one's
mouth should be a guide.  If one pipe a day is fine, but 3 or 4
significantly irritates your mouth and/or tongue, then you know what's
moderate for you.

Anyway, I've blathered on long enough.  Hope this information is useful!

Steve Johnson (AOL  screen name Briar Man)    

[ Sounds like news we can use! Vive la resistance! -S. ]

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From: Michael F Duvall II -- Personal Account <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Humidor FAQ


What a kick!  The FAQ reformat looks great!  I gotta tell you, that was a 
very nice surprise for the end of my midterm week!  You have made my 

I knew I was going to have to strip that out for the next revision and I 
was kinda dreading it.  This is my first morning back on the Net and your 
mail has come at the front of a pretty sizable pack.  I will save the 
reformat and use that to make the first revision.  I expect to have it 
finished and released during the October 31 weekend.  You may certainly 
add that to the resource digest.  

Oh.  One more thing--and perhaps you can recommend a suggestion about 
this--the "?" you left on line preceeding each major section was an 
embedded ASCII page break command.  It was the only part of the FAQ I 
formatted to start each new section at the top of the next page.  Should 
I assume that since high ASCII causes promblems, so does the page feed 

Thanks again for the reformat effort!  I certainly taken some of the load 
off the first revision.  


   MIKE DUVALL                      .   E-Mail for HUMIDOR.FAQ info...
   ???????????????????????????      .

[ Thanks, Mike! Saw your reformat and it looks great. As I mentioned
privately, the "?"s were probably form-feed characters. -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Regarding Pipe Smoking Guides

This week I called up my local Ives Bookstore to order Weber's Guide to Pipes
and Pipe Smoking (Pipes Digest #161), and to my dismay they said that it was
no longer listed. We did a thorough search by name and by ISBN--no longer

So, if anyone has a copy that they wouldn't mind selling, I am interested.
Otherwise, if you could list some other authoritative pipe and pipe smoking
books, I would be well pleased. ~  ~
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Pipe and a pint (of Guiness Extra Stout)
My your smoke be cool and plentiful.
Christopher D. Walborn

[ Check with With Pipe And Book. If anyone has it, they should.
Otherwise, you might have good luck with a book search. -S. ]

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From: Kevin Cook <???????????????>
Subject: Blatter and Blatter

Dear Steve,

Someone mentioned in a recent Digest about Blatter and Blatter in 
Montreal, so I thought I'd fill in the blank and provide you with their 
address.  They are at 365 President Kennedy Ave, Montreal, QC, H3A 1J5, 
tel: (514) 845-8028.

They sell pipes and make some of their own and also sell a fairly good 
range of tobacco, although they are better in the area of English tobacco 
than for aromatics (suits me fine  :)  )  They have blends (in bulk) such as 
Highland Targe (one of my favourites), Black Mallory, Accountant, Red 
Rapparee...  They provide service in both English and French.

I just picked up a Peterson second there the other day, (CAN$40
instead of $80) my first "haut de gamme" pipe and I can really see the
difference.  It smokes really well and coolly.  On the other hand, the
bowl is a bit heavy for my liking but I think I can live with that
inconvenience :)

Hoping this would be of use to someone, (oh yeah, they also sell cigars)



[ Thanks! I put 'em in the Resource Guide. S. ]

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From: ?????????????????????????????
Subject: Pipe Digest submission

To fellow devotees of the Noble Briar:

        Today's mail brought a special package: a pipe I ordered a few
weeks ago.  I ordered a Stratford Dublin from Carey's Smokeshop (an
excellent and friendly company that I recommend highly).  At this
point in my career as a struggling graduate student, I cannot afford
the extremely high-priced pipes that many of you own, so this purchase
is especially dear to me.  I smoked it briefly to begin the breaking
in process and knew at once that it was a vast improvement over the
cheap pipes I have.  This is the second "quality" pipe I now own, so
the good-bad rotation is slowly getting better.
        Regarding the last issue of the Digest, I was particulary glad
to see a Mr. Haldeman of Oklahoma City.  If you recall, I am a student
in Norman.  I know well the shops he mentioned.  Perhaps we will run
into each other there someday?
        With that, I bid you all farewell and take your leave


Jay R. Dew

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: previous letter

Dear Steve:

I wrote to you earlier and asked you to call me at 1-800-232-1323
as I would be interested in assisting your readers in answering questions,
and supplying their tobacco and accessory needs.
If you or any of your readers do call me at the Briar Rose, please
ask them to specifically ask for Shane or the owner.  I am the only one who
would have the authority to quote prices,  especially to out of state
purchasers, as california taxes do not apply to them.  I look forward to the
opportunity to be of service to you and your readers.

Thank you,

Shane Pappas 

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From: ????????????????
Subject: PIPES mailing list

Please include me in the PIPES mailing list.

BTW, thanks for your reply on my query about Nordings.
I finally broke down and bought one.  You're right, they are very nice
pipes, and I think I'll confine anymore pipe purchases to freehand briars.
Also, "discovering" this newsgroup is what gave me a new found interest in
pipes and tobacco.  I stopped smoking my pipes after getting married, but my
wife understood from the start it was "love me, love my pipes", so I'm
looking forward to "re-discovering" the joys of a good pipe and tobacco.  

Looking forward to interesting discussions,

Matt Arndt
Primary Systems Engineer
Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
Oak Harbor, Ohio

[ Welcome back, Matt! And yes, that's something a spouse should
realize. -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????????????
Subject: Thanks

Dear Steve,

Thanks for the Oct 7 and Oct 13 Digest. They were two of the enjoyable reads
among the 82 messages which had piled up during my time away at our fall 
break. Also among the 82 were messages from our mail server that a message
I had sent to you couldn't be delivered. I don't know what the problem way. 
The message was a thank you for the early editions of the Digest. I really 
enjoyed reading them as well and was especially impressed to learn that you
got things going while you were working on your Ph.D. I never found such a 
creative distraction and am in awe of your diligence. Congratulations, andf
thanks, again.    Dennis 

Dennis Linehan
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA

[ Thanks, Dennis! It was, in part, a rebellion against anenkaptic
roomhates that led me to it, but I've enjoyed it. -S. ]

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From: Dana Steeves <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Bio.

Hi Steve

Fist of all I would like to thank you for adding me to your list and 
doing  such a fine job with the digest.
You will have to excuse me for any errors as I am a new user but a long 
time pipe smoker. You might be interested to know that I received the 
info. on your digest from a book I recently purchased called "Navigating 
the Internet"
Well back to the bio., I am 40 years old and starting smoking the pipe 
when I was 19 years old. I started like we seem all to do with the drug 
store pipe and on the amphora.  I  gave up after about 3 years went on 
cig. and kind of kicked my butt that I ever left the pipe.
Approximately 10 years ago I went back on the pipe and enjoy it to the 
upmost. I live in Canada's smallest province Prince Edward Island 
population of about 150 thousand so finding a good tobacco shop has not 
been  easy. I have approximately 10 pipes in my collection all which are 
a Canadian made except one. The Canadian made pipes are called Brigham 
and made by a company in Toronto.  They range in price from about $50.00 
up and give an excellent smoke. One thing unique to these pipes is that 
the filter is removeable and made out of maplewood which traps alot of 
the moisture. I have no connection with this company but if anone would 
like info. just e-mail me and I will give you details. They do mail order 
and repairs , and have a fine brocheur. The other pipe I own is a 
Peterson that I picked up JR's in N.C. on a trip to Florida. As far as 
the Brigham pipes goes I highly suggest them and with the difference in 
the American dollar could be a real buy for you.
On the lines of tobacco I have just about tried all the drug store type 
such as Sail,Amphora, my latest Borkum Riff Whiskey and such.
On a holiday a few years back I found a tobacco shop in Orlando,Florida 
called the "Smoke& Snuff" located in the Florida Mall. Once in the shop 
my wife knew that I was good for the afternoon left me to finish her 
shopping. I found a nice blend that I like very much called "Ten Blend".
They have several differnt types to suit anyone. Joe the manager tells me 
that they ship all over North America and beyond.  The price is actually 
very good approx.$20.00 for a pound and with their tobacco club every 5th 
pound is free. They have shops located all over Florida so if any one 
would like more info. just e-mail me; and yes they have a find collection 
of cigars and a cigar club as well.
One time I bought a fair amont of pipe materials from a shop in 
Bangor,Maine called The Tinder Box which has since closed, I would I to 
know if anyone knows if there is one in the northeast?
I have a couple of pet peeves maybe someone might have the same thought
1. ash trays in car so small hard to use for your pipe, I drive a 93 
Honda Accord.
2.  When your in a restaurant in a smoking section having a fine meal and 
other guests start making comments.
Do we have many members from Canada?
Well Steve I thank you again for the opportunity to join your group and 
keep up the fine work.  Keep the bowls up and full.

Dana Steeves

[ Yes, Dennis, we have quite a few Canadian members. Welcome! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????????? (Gary Kahne)
Subject: Re: B&B

>Hi, Gary,
>I remembered from Digest #153 that you run a pipe-friendly B&B in Ottawa.
>Would you like to send your address and phone no. in for the Resource Guide?
>Smoke in peace,
>~\U Steve.
Iwould be pleased to have you include our B&B in your resource guide. It
is centrally located near downtown Ottawa, accross the road from the
world's longest skating rink [26 miles!]. We are in a turn of the century,
3 story house filled with antiques. We are also within walking distance of
a great number of restaurants, and we love to receive visitors.  Pipe
smokers are always welcome, but please no cigarettes or cigars [except for
Cuban]. Please contact in advance for reservations:  ?????????????????????????
1994 rate is  $45. per night single or $55. double occupancy.

[ Would be glad to put it in, Gary! Could you send me the name,
address, and phone number? -S. ]

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From: ???????????????? (Elliott C. Evans)
Subject: Death in the family

Can anyone give me any pointers on repairing a meerschaum pipe?

Just this past Friday, the shank snapped right away from the bowl
during cleaning.

I don't cry often...

| Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans            | 

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From: ???????????????? (Elliott C. Evans)
Subject: Letter from Camp

This past Saturday, I went to my first session of "Bloom's Cigar
Camp", at Bloom's Cigar Shop in Pittsburgh's south side. If you're in
Pittsburgh, or may be in Pittsburgh for a Saturday, I highly recommend
this experience.

I had heard about this tradition at Bloom's called "Caigar Camp". On
Saturdays, patrons buy a few cigars, sit down on the couches and
chairs and begin smoking. At some point in the past, the proprietors
began serving complimentary food and making drinks available. A
purchase of at least ten dollars in cigars is required if you want to
eat the food. Some of the regulars also brought food of their own to
leave out. I'd like to thank whoever brought that wonderful soup.

The guy running the store when we came in (Mark, I believe) was very
helpful. I'd mentioned this trip to a few of my friends, and we were a
group of five, only myself having the vaguest idea of what I wanted to
smoke. He helped each of us pick out our cigars, even helping one of
my friends find a cheap cigar so he would be able compare.

The regulars all seemed to be very good friends, and spent most of the
afternoon insulting each other. Early on, it was mostly older guys,
and then later in the day the place began to fill up with goateed
twentysomethings like myself. Also, women started coming in. Some of
them were, uh, together, but this didn't seem to cause anybody any
problems. All were welcome.

I wound up smoking three cigars in about four and a half hours, the
most I've ever smoked in one sitting, but it just seemed so natural.
The atmosphere was very comfortable (if cloudy), and I didn't feel
much first-timer angst at all. I will go back.

Cigars I smoked: Something y Moneterrey, which mark recommended as his
favorite, since I wanted to try a dark wrapper; Zino, for it's light
wrapper and wonderful smell; The Griffins, as my major splurge, and
disappointment (perhaps it was just too light to be at the end).

| Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans            | 
| Technical Writer, Ansoft Corporation |
| ????????????????      Pittsburgh, PA | 

[ Many thanks for the trip report! -S. ]

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From: "Timothy J. Haggerty" <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #162 -- October 13, 1994


I'm subscribed to the pipe digest through the Internet, but I thought
I'd sign on as a new member.

Since biographies seem to be in order, I'm a 34 year old Ph.D. candidate
at Carnegie Mellon, who is writing his dissertation in History on the
social effects of the Civil War.  In terms of smoking tobacco, I've been
happily smoking cigars and cigarettes since I was about 14 (goodness --
that was 20 years ago); however, last month, I finally abandoned
cigarettes for pipes, and I think I've made the right decision for

I have nothing against cigarettes and the last thing I want to become is
an intolerant ex-smoker.  However, I had found that I was enjoying them
less and less, and started to smoke a pipe on something of a whim. 
Quickly, though, I found myself enjoying a bowl of tobacco more than a
pack of cigarettes -- I suspect, however, that this reaction isn't very
uncommon among members of the group.

In fact, I've found that my pipes (I'm up to five as of this writing)
are both aesthetically and olfactorily more pleasing than even my
beloved cigars, and  vis a vis your last posting on the discussion
group,  are actually more convenient, since I'm loath to relight a good
cigar.  One of my questions concerns the various kinds of pipe tobacco,
which I am something of a novice about -- is there a FAQ on this
subject, or am I condemned to keep trying new blends (noth that _that_
is such a bad thing)?  I'm quite enamored of the taste of tobacco and
not flavorings; if it's any help in guiding me, I like big maduro
Honduran cigars, as well.

I noticed last week that another correspondent was venturing into
Bloom's Cigar Camp, of which I am a pround frequenter.  Bloom's Cigars
is a store on 12th Street in the ever-more-trendy South Side of
Pittsburgh, and probably the best cigar store in the area.  (There are,
however, a couple of good competitors who also carry pipes).  Bloom's is
a _cigar_ store first and foremost, though I'm sure Marc Adams (the
proprietor) would be happy to sell you pipe tobacco, which he also
carries.  Actually, Marc would be happy to sell you almost anything that
wasn't nailed down.

For those of you who missed the article in _Cigar Aficianado_ a couple
of issues ago, Marc started Cigar Camp about five years ago.  On
Saturdays, he puts out a spread of bagels, cream cheese, etc., and
people sit around, drink coffee, read the paper and shoot the breeze. 
And, most importantly, smoke cigars in complete peace.  Occassionally, a
pipe smoker wanders in, but they're usually quickly converted.  The day
starts fairly quietly, but as the afternoon picks up (particularly on
Saturdays when there is a parade downtown, a football game at Pitt or a
street festival nearby) the atmosphere can become somewhat more
rambunctious, and the coffee and bagels can be traded for more potent
potables, as they say on Jeopardy. Camp is open from noon to eight pm.   

The best aspect of Cigar Camp is in its completely downscale attitude --
the place is furnished wit a bunch of cast-off couches and chairs, and
the decor is strictly Bedrock; it feels like a basement rec room, which
consequently eliminates the elite clubbiness that a lot of tobacco
stores affect.  As a result, the store is filled with cab drivers, cops,
frat boys and the occassional historian, as well as the local lawyers,
financiers, and bankers who are making a pit stop on the way to 18
holes. While there is a group of hard core campers, everyone is welcome,
including women; in particular, there is a group of women bikers who
descend occassionally (they normally prefer maduro Rothchilds).  Just
don't ever complain about the smoke.

If you're a particularly loyal customer, Marc will eventually take your
picture and mount in on the wall, which at last count had probably 300
happy cigar smokers enshrined.  I'm above the refrigerator, happily
lighting (I believe) a Flor de Caribe Presidente.  

I'd be happy to know about any other cigar camps, but this one is
probably as close to heaven as I'll get on this mortal coil.

Keep Smoking.     

[ I'd be happy to put any other Cigar Camps in the Guide, too! -S. ]

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From: "A.W. Donovan-Shead" <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Smoke Signal #4

Smoke Signal #4
October 17, 1994

Sending up these smoke signals is like keeping a pipe lit,
somewhat. How long can I go before needing a re-light. Worrying
about going out is not for the smoker of a pipe. Who cares if one
takes an occasional re-light? I've been pondering those research
statistics discussed in Pipes Digest #162; they show puffers of
pipes to be longer-lived than nonsmokers. Does this mean that the
secret of the life eternal can be found in the tobacco-filled bowl
of your favourite briar? Perhaps it is only the calm, collected
individuals that take to the pipe and derive added relaxation? I
have heard cigarette smokers say that the pipe is too much of a
bother to smoke, it is for the person addicted to life in the fast-
lane fuelled by three packs per day. We, the Honourable Company of
Pipe and Cigar Smokers, are the vanguard of life in the slow-lane.
Pipes and cigars are not wholly necessary to the quiet life but
they are a pleasurable enhancement to it, a nice adjunct of the
pause to admire the scenery, a fillip to that feeling of repose
that comes from watching the grass growing or the peregrination
of the snail upon the thorn. We in the Company respond to stress by
reaching into pockets for the pipe and baccy, or for the cigar-
case. By the time that pipe is loaded and lit or the churchillian
roll burning nicely, the stress has passed by the smoker, heading
in the direction of the rabid, nonsmoking, political correctionist,
where it belongs. My Dad faced most things with equanimity.

When we lived on the North side of Clapham Common, I was taken to
Arding and Hobbs' department store and there equipped with new
shoes. While being fixed-up with footware by the salesman and my
Mum, my Dad found himself standing in the middle of the shoe
department with nothing to do except watch the world pass by. I saw
him reach into his pocket, pull out his billard and stick it in his
mouth. Next, out came the tin of Gold Block, which he opened,
making that characteristic noise with the lid as he parked it on
the bottom of the tin. He filled his pipe, put the tin in his
pocket, pulled out his box of Swan Vestas and lit-up. Now, my Dad
had been in the army and learned not to drop dead matches on the
parade ground or barrack room floor. He did as usual, shook the
match to extinguish it and put it back in the box, and the box in
the right-hand pocket of his trousers. All was done automatically
whithout much attention on his part. He stood there in the middle
of the shoe department gazing off into the distance, left arm
folded across his chest with his left-hand resting in the crook of
his right-arm that held his pipe as he relished its fume. Note that
this took place in the fifties when sales staff were older and more
deferential to their customers than they are today. A salesman
stepped up to my Dad:

     "Excuse me Sir. . ."

     "Hmm! What?"

     "Excuse me Sir, but your pocket's on fire."

Receipt of this news rattled my Father and moved him into high

     "Good God! So it is," said he as he plunged his hand into his 
pocket, withdrawing the smoking box of matches.

     "This way Sir," said the salesman who opened the window
through which my Dad tossed the now flaming box.

     "Thank you."

     "Not at all, Sir."

I got my shoes and a laugh all at my Dad's expense.

Georges Herment was an army man, a man in the French army. "He was
born in Montauban in Southern France in 1912 and studied at the
universities of Toulouse and Paris. His great enthusiasm was jazz,
and after taking part in several programmes of the Hot Club of
France he became a professional musician, a career which was
interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1939.

"Herment served on the Eastern front and then on the Belgian
frontier, where, after thirty-five days of combat, he was taken
prisoner and sent to Pomerania. He escaped in June of 1941, crossed
all of Germany and was recaptured at the Italian frontier. Shipped
back to the Baltic, he again escaped in October of the same year,
made his way across Belgium and crossed the demarcation line
between Occupied France and Free France in November 1941. . . . In 
1950 Herment married an Englishwoman and settled in the Valley of
Aveyron. 'The Pipe' was written there. . . ."

Herment's book was published in the U. S. A. in 1955 by Simon and
Schuster, translated from the French by Arthur L. Hayward,
illustrated by George Pool and Paul Jensen. It is "a serious yet
diverting treatise on the history of the pipe and all its
appurtenances, as well as a factual withal philosophical discussion
of the pleasurable art of selecting pipes, smoking, and caring for
them." It is a book available to interested members of the Company
through Inter-Library Loan. The copy I borrowed was languishing in
Reader's Storage. Books like this must be requested from the
library to keep them in circulation and prevent them from ending
their days on the library's 25-cent sale-table.

Herment is a practical smoker who eschewed the folderol's of pipe
smoking, for him the pipe was an important means of enjoying the
tobacco herb, not an end in itself, as it is for the nonsmoking
collector of pipes. He refers to his selection of pipes as a
'battery' much as an officer of the artillery would refer to a
battery of guns. Pipe racks of fine wood were not for him when a
piece of suitably sawn board would serve the purpose, or a row of
screw eyes, or nails driven at an angle into the wall from which to
hang pipes by their bowls; even a shell-casing recycled from the
battlefield was enough for Herment.

His book, 'The Pipe', is divided into five parts and dedicated to
all "True Pipe Smokers." Here is the contents appearing at the
front of the book:

     Part One:      Broaching the Subject
                    Definitions, Diagrams, Explanations, Etc.
                    Points to be Observed
                    The Clay, Porcelain and Meerschaum Pipes
                    Wood Pipes
                    Other Materials
                    The Briar Root

     Part Two       Choice of Briar
                    Anti-Nicotine Contraptions
                    Choice of Tobacco
                    The Tobacco Jar
                    The Snuffbox
                    The Pouch
                    The Pipe Rack

     Part Three     Filling the Pipe
                    Lighting the Pipe
                    Emptying the Pipe
                    Other Matters
                    Scraping out the Bowl

     Part Four      The Pipe and Health

     Part Five      Some Last Questions

It is a book readable and informative written in an elegant style.
His introduction is worth quoting in toto : "At the risk of
disappointing the reader on the very threshold of this book, we
feel it our duty to warn him that it has been written in the manner
of a poem, by a flash of happy inspiration.

"As may well be the case with a poem, twenty years of meditation
and brooding have scarcely been sufficient incubation to produce
these few pages. In the light of these observations it will be
easier to grasp what follows:

"Treated in a purely technical style, a subject such as ours could
not have failed to rebuff the simple amateur. On the other hand the
veteren or professional smoker would have considered it too
superficial to satisfy his requirements, not full enough to fulfill
his desires.

"Thanks to a complete and exhaustive knowledge of the subject,
after years of experience and research, we have been able to
conceive this work in its fullest scope and present it to the
reader just as the spirit came to us -- *Currente Calamo*.

"Such has been our aim. Have we attained it? The reader, be he
veteran or amateur, must be the judge."

'The Pipe' is a book, a manual for the practical smoker, especially
useful to the novice whereas Alfred Dunhill's 'The Pipe Book' is
geared more to the collector of pipes. Herment's book is in the
same class as that of Carl Weber, useful and eminently readable.

Dunhill's book contains some interesting reports of smoking in
divers parts of the world, a few of which I'll bring before the
Company in my next puff.


[ I've read Dunhill's book, and would be very interested in your
comments! Thanks! -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????????? (Jon Bergstrom)
Subject: carving pipes

Browsing the excellent WWW-page I just found that pipe-carving has been the 
subject of only four articles so far (by searching on the keyword carving). 
Surely this subject merits more than so? I hereby offer my views and 
experiences, which I trust you to edit to a reasonable size for further 

Over the years I have carved a few pipes: all in all maybe a dozen. Now I 
find that when choosing a pipe for the armchair I tend to favour these over 
the ones I have bought. This may of course be due to the pride of 
achievement, but I prefer to imagine that it is because of actual qualities 
of these pipes. 

What you get for the work besides the pride when you carve a pipe is the 
possibility to adapt the pipe to your own hand and habits. Thus I, who hold 
my pipes in my right hand, prefer my pipes to be slightly oval with the long 
axis of the oval angled roughly 45 degrees to the right of the length-axis 
of the pipe. (is this complete gibberish? a sketch would clarify things ). I 
haven't seen enough freehands to say if this is common, but I have never 
seen pipes designated as "right-hand" or "left-hand". I think this 
definately adds "kinesthetic" value (that was the word you used? Great word!). 

I also like to leave little taps and knobs and wings to make comfortable 
grips AND to make it possible to put the pipe down standing on a table. You 
have to do this now and then, and unless you put it in an ashtray and get 
your beautiful wood all soiled a roundbottomed bowl will turn aver and spill 
glow and ashes. Inconvenient! Well, there may be other solutions, but you 
must admit that little legs on a pipe are practical (maybe I can teach them 
to come when I whistle?).

And of course, I try to make the pipes look good. My abilites have improved 
with practice, and, as I am so far the sole judge of my accomplishments, now 
I am doing reasonably well. I have bought briar-blocks with the hole ready 
drilled, and a mouthpiece fitted, and used knives for the carving. I have 
never really tried styling the mouthpieces, only the wood. One advantage of 
the pre-drilled hole, besides saving the trouble of drilling it yourself, is 
that the grain is easier to see here than on the outside of the block. The 
block is probably cut out when the wood is fresh, so that the sides are 
coarse and dull, and doesen't really show the grain. There is, of course, 
every reason to be picky in this respect, as a lot of work goes into the 
project, and it is important to the result.

Why knives rather than files or motorized, and quicker, methods? Well, when 
was a pipe-smoker ever in a hurry? (well, okay, when he/she was out of 
tobacco, perhaps, but surely that is rare?). Handling a pipe at this stage 
is a pleasure almost parallelling the subsequent handling when the job is 
finished, so there is really no call for hurry. And working in wood with a 
knife (or an axe, for that matter, but they're a bit unwieldy for pipes) is 
a meditative process, creating much the same mood as pipe-smoking. 

The conclusion is, of course, that if you haven't tried yet, it's about time 
you did, and if you have, tell me what tools you prefer.

Jon B, Sweden.

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From: ??????????????????????????? (Michael Bywater)
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 1994 20:36:54 GMT
Newsgroups: alt.smokers.pipes

I just have to say how sorry I feel for all you US pipesmokers, driven out
of doors, into basements, behind cowsheds and eventually insane by the
intolerance of your fellows.

Can't imagine how you put up with it.

Here we at least retain some of the tradition of tolerance.  And we haven't
quite fallen for all the nonsense about sidestream smoking.  (Not my
opinion. The opinion of a senior medical statistician in a certain
government department. Direct quote? Certainly: "Sidestream smoking? It's
balls. There's more health risk in inhaling other people's farts.  Typical
perversion of statistics to serve the interests of certain scientists,
followed by typical Press incomprehension."  Not my words. His.)

My sympathies to you all.  Still, at least you're allowed to buy guns. At
least crack is freely available.  At least... ah well.  Smoke in peace.

Michael Bywater <???????????????????????????>

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From: [email protected] (Joshua C Sasmor)
Subject: Re: Pipe FAQ?

In article <??????????????????????????> you write:
>You can look for it on the Pipes Digest archive sites:
>  Plain FTP:	ftp.netcom.com, directory brookfld/pipes_digest

Alright, what am I supposed to do?  I give the ftp.netcom.com command at
my unix prompt and my machine doesn't know what to do.  So I type
"ftp netcom.com" and it asks me for a userid.  "Anonymous"
the response is:  This machine no longer supports anonymous login.  Please
                  use ftp.netcom.com instead

So i give the machine userid "ftp.netcom.com" and it asks for a password.

Now what?
I'd really like a copy of the digest, but I want to get this right first!

Please assist if you can.
Joshua C. Sasmor

[ The command should be "ftp ftp.netcom.com". Yes, it's redundant...
For further info, read the ftp man page. -S. ]

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From: ????????????????
Subject: corrections to Resource Guide

Hi Steve!

I called a few numbers listed in the Resource Guide for catalogs, and I
discovered a few things:

Leavitt & Pierce doesn't currently have a catalog, and the person I talked to
didn't think they were going to put any out soon.

I called the Pipe Collector's Club and got a fax screech on the other end.

Pipe Collector's Int'l was no problem.

S. Brant Imports is now out of business.

Carey's Smoke Shop was no problem.

Thought you could use the info!

Matt Arndt

[ Yes, I could, Matt! Thanks! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????
Subject: A little intro...

It's great to be in this newsgroup, and since reading all the back
digests 1-156, I'm looking forward to interesting conversations with all
of you fellow pipe smokers.
I'm a 27 year old Systems Engineer at the Davis-Besse nuclear station,
and I started smoking pipes since I was 15 in the company of fellow
historical re-enactors (I played a fife in a War of 1812 Infantry
company based at Fort Meigs, Ohio).  Everyone sat around the camp fires
smoking clay pipes, so it was only natural that I joined in.  A year
later, I found an old clay pipe bowl that was dug up from around the
fort, glued a piece of reed into it, and voila! a REALLY used pipe.  It
looked "authentic", anyways. From then on, I smoked "Scandinavik" and
"Captain Black" in English clay pipes and meerschaums off and on through
high school.  Years and years later, I got back into the groove with a
Robert Story freehand (he's based in Cleveland, Ohio) I received as a
gift.  I also have a Peterson ("the thinking man's pipe", I believe?),
and just bought a Nording freehand.  Reading all the past digests and
the traffic on alt.smokers.pipes has somewhat awed me by the amount of
information floating around there.  I have much to learn is all I can
By the way, looking at the one pipe museum listed in the Resource Guide,
I thought there was another one in Lausanne (Switzerland?).  I remember
browsing through the E.R. Hamilton book lists and saw a "Lausanne Pipe
Museum" book, but it was $50 so I passed it by.  Now I can't find it
anymore (E.R. sells publisher's overruns and so forth), so I guess I
should have grabbed it.
I'm now looking at buying a really high quality straight-grained
freehand briar.  It looks like I'll be in the $150-$200 range, judging
from previous posts.  Unfortunately, mail-order is the only means I have
to acquire something like this.  Toledo Ohio doesn't seem to have much
in the way of REAL tobacco and pipe shops!

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[ Lifted from alt.smokers.cigars. -S. ]

From: ??????????????? (Frod699)
Subject: Raleigh NC .. Cigar Club formed !

There is now a cigar "club" being formed in Raleigh NC.

The "Cigar Heels" will meet at various establishments in the Raleigh area
on the first Tuesday of each month.

For details email me via my AOL address or via ????????????????????????


[ If anyone goes, please send us a report! -S. ]

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		       Today's Snappy Comeback:

(The Sicilian Gambit:) "Sure, I'll put it out. Vinnie --- remember
that face." 
				- From "101 Ways to Answer the
				  Question, 'Would You Please Put Out
				  that #(!&*!$ Cigar'," Hague et. al.,

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #163 - October 21, 1994
  2. Subject: Pipes and the Outdoors
  3. Subject: corncobs
  4. Subject: Tobacco!
  5. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #162 -- October 13, 1994
  6. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #162 -- October 13, 1994
  7. Subject: Pipe tutelage
  8. Subject: Virginia/N. Carolina Tours
  9. Subject: California's Prop 188
  10. Subject: Hello from a fellow puffer!
  11. Subject: letter for the pipes digest
  12. Subject: Re: Humidor FAQ
  13. Subject: Regarding Pipe Smoking Guides
  14. Subject: Blatter and Blatter
  15. Subject: Pipe Digest submission
  16. Subject: previous letter
  17. Subject: PIPES mailing list
  18. Subject: Thanks
  19. Subject: Bio.
  20. Subject: Re: B&B
  21. Subject: Death in the family
  22. Subject: Letter from Camp
  23. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #162 -- October 13, 1994
  24. Subject: Smoke Signal #4
  25. Subject: carving pipes
  27. Subject: Re: Pipe FAQ?
  28. Subject: corrections to Resource Guide
  29. Subject: A little intro...
  30. Subject: Raleigh NC .. Cigar Club formed !
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