Jump to article index
From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #172 -- January 8, 1995

		 Pipes Digest #172 -- January 8, 1995
		     Circulation this issue: 753

Welcome to new members:

	 Joshua C. Sasmor		(???????????????????????????)
	 Jim Haupt			(???????????????????????)
	 Shawn McKnight			(?????????????????????)
	 L. C. McCloud			(??????????????????)
	 Eric Dermer			(???????????????????)
	 Sheldon Berkowitz		(??????????????????????????)
	 Phil L. Pomerance		(??????????????????????)
	 DC Stultz			(???????????????)
	 Steve Kasmiersky		(??????????????????)
	 Tim Tegtmeier			(?????????????)
	 Brian J. Bach			(????????????????????????)
	 Mike Larrivee			(???????????????????)
	 Ted Elfer			(??????????????)
	 Sam Tuttelman			(??????????????????)
	 Daniel Boyd			(????????????????????????)
	 Laura				(????????????????????)
	 Gary Hay			(?????????????????????)
	 ???				(???????????????)
	 John Whitney			(???????????????????????)
	 Gary Hay			(????????????????)
	 Tony Blake			(?????????????????????????)
	 Michael Gottlieb		(????????????)
	 Sami Mikhail			(?????????????????)
	 Kevin Tilley			(???????????????????????)
	 Mark Hebets			(??????????????????????)
	 ???				(??????????????????)
	 Barry Hennessy			(????????????????????)
	 Jostein Rolstad		(???????????????????)
	 Michael D. Worthy		(???????????????????????)
	 John Dakin			(?????????????????????)
	 Richard C. Tomlinson		(??????????????????)
	 Erin Farquhar			(??????????????)
	 Jon				(???????????????)
	 Ian				(????????????????????)
	 Dean Portman			(???????????)
	 Karl Williams			(??????????????????)
	 Bob Keenan			(??????????????)

For once, little administrativa. I did get the information, via Steve
Rosenberg (who describes the "Churchill's" cigar bar in this issue)
that the California smoking ban has an escape clause for places where
tobacco is the primary draw. Hopefully, this will mean that we'll see
more cigar bars and smoking clubs, wherein our members can gather to
smoke in peace. I would appreciate information on any such places, and
will publish it in the Resource Guide as I receive it.

And now, join us in our cozy worldwide pipe-and-cigar friendly hangout
as we discuss books, Kaywoodies, Haarlem (which is _not_ in either New
York or Sweden), Fonsecas, Phantasm III, Dunhill collectibles, New
York (which is _not_ in either the Netherlands or Sweden), sedate
pouches, Long Beach (which is _not_ in New York, the Netherlands, or
Sweden), wood preservative, and other strange bits...


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

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

~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ????????????????????? (Philip Bernstein)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #171 - January 1, 1995

Hello Steve,

	Thank you for adding my name to the mailing list.  If possible 
could you please send me the other 170 Pipe Digest issues?
	Within the last several months I have attempted to contact 
Robert W. Stockes, formally of 2111 Brinberry Street, Houstan, Texas 
77018.  My letters to him, were returned from to my by the post office 
with no forwarding address available.  I would appreciate if you could 
assist me in my attempt to correspond with him or find his Collector's 
Guide To Kaywoodie Pipes.  I'm intrested in buying a copy of his book or 
having the chance to photocopy it.
	As a pipe smoker of four years, I have recently started to 
collect estate pipes.  I'm currently collecting JHW, Charatan, Ben Wade 
Freehand smoking pipes.  I have found information on these pipes hard to 
come by and would look forward to exchaning information on these pipes 
with any one else of similar intrest.
	In the last issue of the Pipes Digest, a man mentioned using 
Rubber made air tight containers to store pipe mixtures.  I find this 
method of storage a sound one.
			Best Regards!  

[ Issues sent, I hope! Can anyone help Philip find Mr. Stockes? If
not, a rare book dealer might be able to help with the Kaywoodie
guide. Or check "With Pipe and Book." -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ???????????????? (Ad van Bever)
Subject: introduction

Hello Steve,

Thanks for your swift reply. I am very glad to join. First of all I
would like to wish you and all other readers a very happy 1995.
 
It is quite difficult to "meet" other pipe smokers, they have become a
rare breed.  The Internet however is an excellent way to exchange
news, etc.

My name is Ad van Bever, male, 33 years of age and married. I live in
Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. For most Americans an unknown place,
situated in Sweden.  This is not correct . It is a country known for
its tulips and its capital Amsterdam.

I started pipe smoking at 16. It was, at that time, an experience to
be enjoyed behind closed doors. Being 16 and smoking something like a
pipe was simply not done.  The years progressed and it became easier
to show me and my pipe to the outside world.

I also smoke the occasional sigart, but I prefer smoking a pipe. I
have a collection of 12 pipes. But when I pass a smokers shop it is
still hard to resist a new model.  I don't like the fancy colours
much, because they easily become dated.

My tobacco preferences are:

- Captain Black which I can not buy over here. I bought it some years
ago in the United States.
- Mac Baren London Blend
- W Q Larsen Danish mixture
-  Dunhill Black Aromatic and  the mixture of the month, which I buy whenever
  I am in London.
- Sail yellow mixture
- Alsbo gold

I am looking forward to receive new messages from other pipe smokers
all over the world.

Greetings, 
Ad van Bever

E-MAIL :  ????????????????
Post address: P.O. Box 9310, 3007 AH  Rotterdam
                            The Netherlands

" An illiterate king is like a crowned donkey".  ( John of Salisbury)

[ Welcome, Ad! I knwe where it was! :-) One of these days I'll try the
Larsen mixture myself. -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #171 - January 1, 1995

desperately seeking Fonseca 550 cigars.  I live in the Minneapolis
area and I can't seem to get my hands on those fine Fonseca 550
cigars.  If someone could respond with a phone number of a merchant
that carries them I would love to have it so I can order some and add
them to my humidor.


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ??????????????????????
Subject:  Happy New Year!

Hello Steve and fellow pipe-smokers, First of all, best wishes for a
sweet and aromatic New Year! Among other things, 1994 will remain in
my memory as the year in which I rediscovered the pleasures of pipe
smoking, and our illustrious Pipes Digest has been an invaluable help
in this. Thank you so much, Steve, for all the work you put in it!  I
have now received (and printed) nearly all previous installments of
the Digest. The only missing numbers are #86 up to #99. Could you
please send these to me via email?

I showed a copy of the Digest to my favourite tobacconist In Haarlem
(plug follows below). He is very interested in all the back issues (he
hasn't seen the enormous pile yet) and since he has no Internet
connection, I could try and make an arrangement with him: I'll borrow
his copies of Cigar Aficionado (he has a subscription) and in exchange
he can read my Digest copies. His shop is one of the oldest
tobaccoshops in Haarlem, and certainly the best. The address is:

Jan van der Pigge
Grote Houtstraat 81
Haarlem
The Netherlands

It's in the center of the city, opposite to the V&D
department store. They sell coffee, tea and tobacco,
have a nice collection of pipes and a small but well-stocked
humidor. They are friendly, skilled people who take their time 
to help you. They also sell packets of compressed Havana leaves 
(left-overs) that are meant to be smoked in a pipe. Anyone
bold enough to try? And I spotted a piperack (classical style - with 
pillars) with seven Peterson pipes from the Sherlock Holmes series.
Price: about US $ 1250 for the pipes and $ 200 for the rack...
Enjoy your Petersons, and treat 'em with care ;-)
Olaf Meesters
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Olaf Meesters      \/      Desk-editor       \/  ??????????????????????
Elsevier Science B.V.         Mathematics, Computer Science & Cognitive
Science Department   P.O. Box 103   1000 AC Amsterdam   The Netherlands
[For courier service, use  Sara Burgerhartstraat 25, 1055 KV Amsterdam]
Voice: (+31) 20 4852 641          \/             Fax: (+31) 20 4852 616
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

[ Thanks for the note, Olaf! I've entered Mr. van der Pigge's shop in
the Resource Guide. Re the cigar-leaf pipe tobacco, I've done it, but
only a couple of times, and have no real urge to repeat the experience
:-) -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ??????????????????? (Gord Ferguson)
Subject: Addition to humidor article

Just as a comment to an excellent idea for a humidor. Since this the time
for recycling, a small 35mm film container (with the snap lid) makes a dandy
button humidifier stuffed with cotton balls or spongy styrofoam as Steve
suggested, drill several small holes in the middle to allow the moisture to
breathe,      en voila !
If you ask at your local photo shop or film processing counter, they can't
get rid of these things and will usually give you dozens...

Fergie 

[ Thanks, Fergie! But be aware that these containers contain residual
chemicals from the film. A small plastic container intended for food
might be a better choice. -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ??????????????????????? (Jon Bergstrom)
Subject: Second hand pipes

Hi Steve, and you others out there!
It is christmas all over again! I've been to an antique (read junk) shop, 
and found a collection of 40 fine plus two broken pipes. Half a dozen 
Savinellis (with a nonpareil as my favourit), a couple of Petersons, one a 
silverbanded meerschaum, a Dunhill, a number of Stanwells, and some others 
like a Lorentzo, a Royal Danish et c.

I'm as thrilled as my kids were on Christmas Eve (that is when Santa Claus, 
Jultomten, arrives in Sweden).  I didn't think these things happened in 
Sweden, as collections such as this are far between. And I was lucky enough 
to find this collection before they had sold anything from it. 

Also, a beautiful pipe stand (is that what it is called?) with room for 
tobak, of a beautiful dark wood with intartsia inlays was included. The 
price? 400$! I'm happy!

Jon BergstrM-vm

[ "Pipe stand" is correct, and it sounds like you've had a wonderful
piece of luck, Jon! Happy holidays! -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ?????????????????? (Tyler Weaver)
Subject: Joe Bob Briggs on cigars

 (For inclusion in the Pipes Digest.  JBB is a syndicated columnist. 
  Reprinted here without permission.  Check it out. --Tyler)

Joe Bob Briggs  "Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX" 
  from the Dallas Observer 12/15/94

  I just got kicked out of a hotel bar for smoking a cigar.  I don't mind
so much gettin' kicked out, 'cause it was a 15-dollar Bolivar and I
managed to save it without havin' to smush it out in an ashtray.
  But what bugged me was this: THERE WAS NOBODY IN THE BAR!  And I was 
in the SMOKING SECTION!
  Am I the only one, or has anybody else noticed that cigar-smokers are
just slightly above heroin addicts in terms of social respectability?
  People complained about the smell as they were walking by on the Midway!
If they hated the smell, then they hated the smell of the finest tobacco
in the world.
  It's also interesting to me that, the more expensive the restaurant, the
more they LIKE cigars, and the cheaper the restaurant, the more they HATE
cigars.
  You can still smoke cigars in all the restaurants of the Plaza Hotel in 
New York, but you can NEVER smoke a cigar in the smoking section of a
McDonald's.
  Anyhow, here's my point on this.  I don't mind being considered the scum
of the earth for cigar-smokin', but I'd like to point out a couple things.
  Numero Uno, it's the CIGARETTES that smell bad.  And the reason they smell
bad is that most of what you're smelling is PAPER.  People are burning paper.
A cigar, on the other hand, is one hundred per cent tobacco leaf.  Cigarettes
were invented in the 1890's as a way to sell the WASTE PRODUCTS from cigars-
the part left over- the SMELLY PART.
  Numero Two-o, when people say "How can you put that poison into your body?"
they're missing the point again.  A cigar is something you taste, in your 
mouth, like cognac.  A cigarette is something you draw into your LUNGS, to
get a rush, like opium.
  Numero Three-o, when people complain about cigars, they're not REALLY
complaining about the particular cigar you happen to be smoking.  They're
really saying, "You're a disgusting human being for havin' that thing at all."
In other words, it's not the cigar that people hate.  It's the guy that smokes
it.
  I don't know why this is, but, believe me, I'm a veteran of the tobacco wars.
It's true.
  Speaking of American traditions under attack, The Tall Man is back in
_Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead_...


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ???????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #171 - Janua...

Hello Steve, and my fellow pipesmokers:

I sent in an intro a while back, when you experienced some technical problems
and sent some data into cyber-oblivion. In any case, here is a little
background from a most appreciative reader of the Digest.

My name is John Rinaldi. I live in San Jose, CA and have been smoking pipes
and cigars for the last 11 years. Currently I've got about 75 pipes in my
collection, mostly large bent briars, with some freehands, straights and an
occasional meerschaum thrown in for good measure. Favorite brands are Ser
Jacopo, Ashton, Savinelli, Peterson, Bari, Preben Holm and Ascorti to name a
few. I favor heavy English blends with lots of Latakia, and also love
full-bodied, large cigars (like Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur #1s and Davidoff
Special "R's).

I welcome e-mail from any and all interested pipe/cigar smokers, as I simply
cannot get enough of our wonderful shared avocation. In addition, any Bay
Area smokers who'd like to get together for a smoke and a chat sometime
should e-mail me with all due haste. It might be fun to form an informal
"smoking society"...anybody interested?

Thanks Steve, for the digest, it's most enjoyable, and provides a much needed
safe haven/enclave for our embattled ranks.

Bye!

-John Rinaldi (???????????????)

[ Welcome to the embattled ranks, John! Hope some of our California
readers will take you up on your kind offer. -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ???????????????? (Elias Mazur)
Subject: Brand-new Vintage Dunhill Root Briar for sale.

Fellow pipe smokers/collectors,

After thinking long and hard I decided to sell one of my Dunhills.
Don't jump the gun and scream "What!! Is this guy crazy??".  The
reasons behind it will soon be clear.

First, like any good pipe smoker/collector I like to diversify my
portfolio.  So I am basically selling this one to invest in other
pipes.  Second, the pipe I intend to sell is the same size and style
of another Dunhill I have.

DISCLAIMER:  I have no commercial interest in selling this pipe.  I do
not sell pipes for a living. (I smoke pipes for a living :-))

But the best is yet to come.  This pipe is not only an outstanding
smoking pipe, IT IS A COLLECTIBLE.

I am proposing to sell the following pipe:

A Dunhill Root Briar, BRAND NEW, UN-SMOKED from 1964.  The markings on
the pipe tells it all:

    ROOT BRIAR
    Shape: 715
    MADE IN ENGLAND4  (meaning it was made in 1964, since there are no
                       lines under the 4, see Hacker's "Ultimate Pipe Book")
    A number 4 encircled by an O, followed by an R  ( size group 4,
                                                      medium to large 
                                                      the R for Root Briar)

The pipe is a billiard shape (shape 715) of medium size (size group
4).  It is beautifully finished and polished.  It has a very
interesting grain pattern: horizontal straight grain on the front and
back of the bowl and bird's eyes pattern on the sides.  The pipe comes
in its ORIGINAL box from Dunhill, which includes a little booklet
about the company and how to smoke a pipe. (They didn't have
alt.smokers.pipes then :-)).

Now, that many of you may have dropped the pipe out of your mouth,
let's talk business.  I have seen many a Dunhill Root Briar around,
new, non-vintage, selling in the $300 to $500 dollar range.

Well, I decided to have a little electronic auction on this pipe.
Here are the rules:

1) I will set an initial price for the pipe.  The initial price is
US$ 380.00 (about my initial investment in it)

2) I will wait for a week for replies to MY ACCOUNT only, not to
alt.smokers.pipes (I will not consider messages to the newsgroup!!).
The message should state that the person is interested in the pipe.
It must also mention if the person wants to accept this price or bid a
different price.  My account is: ????????????????

3) After a week (this message is also going to the Pipes Mailgroup), I
will reply to all persons that sent me messages stating the higher bid
and opening for new bids.

4) I will repeat this process only 3 times.  After that the highest
bid will win and the pipe is sold.

Well, send in your messages.  As I mentioned in the beginning of this
post this pipe is a collectible.  I have one very similar to it and it
smokes wonderfully.  You may want to invest or buy it to enjoy.

This is a first grade pipe.  Considering the fact it's a 1964 Dunhill
Root Briar, brand new pipe, I would say it's a BARGAIN.  Sad to see it
go, but new ones will come.

Good luck.

- Elias Mazur


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ??????????????????
Subject: Hello fellow Cigar Smokers!

Hi there,

As a Cigar Smoker I am really excited to have found a forum for us smokers.
In the past month I had a few Catalogs sent to me, which some act like a
newsletter, as well as Cigar Afiicionado magazine, which all add to my love
for the cigar.

I smoke a variety of cigars from a mild to medium strength cigar.  I am still
trying to find the cigar of my liking. At this point I am leaning towards the
Ashton 898's.  

I would like some advise on how to keep cigars fresh if one does not have a
humidor. I have looked into a humidor but have found the prices too bit a
quiet bit high.  I have tried to look for used ones but so far been unable to
find any.  If any of your readers might be selling one please contact me
Chris (??????????????).  I presently use a tupperware container. I am
considering purchasing cigars that are in Texas (great prices) but I am
concerned that the UPS trip will dry them out and the tupperware would not
revive them. Any suggestions would be great.
Also, does anyone know about build your own humidor plans?

I look forward to every newsletter I receive, keep up the  good work.
Thanks,
Chris Harris
??????????????

[ Well, Chris, there's a whole 2000+ line FAQ on humidors on the Web
site; see the tag line for the address, or I'll send it to you if you
can't access the Web. ??????????????? also sells humidor plans for a
very reasonable price (has anyone reviewed these BTW, Chavete?) -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ??????????????????????? (DAVID FRASE)
Subject: Re: Metropolitan Cigar Society Meeting

Steve;

Thanks for your interest in the MCS. The club meets the first Wednesday
of each month at Portobello restaurant in Oakland, NJ. The phone number
there is (201)337-8990. The president of the incorporated Society is Dan
McCarthy. The phone number for the society is (201)387-6955. The
society has been growing steadily. There is about 45 paying members
now. The attendance for last months Christmas Gala was over 75 people.

If you have anymore questions please let me know....

David Frase

[ Sounds wonderful, David! I may show up for a meeting sometime. -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ???????????????????????? (Richard H. Galineau)
Subject: A Sedate Tobacco Pouch

I would like to purchase a cloth tobacco pouch with a sedate
plaid design that has a velcro seal.  The only pouch that I can
find is a bright psychedelic plaid.  If anyone has seen a brown
and yellow or green and blue velcro pouch I would appreciate
the name and phone number of the shop so that I can arrange a
purchase.  Thanks for any help.

Sweet puffs,

Dick Galineau

--
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

[ Really, Dick? Even in 1995, they _can't_ be all that hard to
find. Anyone know who sells these by mail order? -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ???????????????????????????????? (Bill Sempf)
Subject: A quick review

        My mailer is only letting me send short messages, so I'll be brief.
Spent some time in Buffalo, NY this holiday, and as usual scoped out the
pipe scene.  Discovered a Smoker's Haven (no connection with Columbus
stores of same name) with not only a great selection of less expensive
pipes, but also 40 house tobacco blends, a great cigar humidor and a
while-you-wait repair shop.  Address:
                Smoker's Haven
                1167 Union Road
                West Seneca, N. Y. 14224
        I picked up a few Romeo y Julietta cigars (rare in Columbus!), an
old reconditioned Nording freehand (smokes great - this guy's an artist),
and a sampler pack of tobacco.  I recommend the Vintage 1, a warm bright
virginia (I think).  Can't tell if it's cased - real light if it is.
        Looking for suggestions on Peterson pipes.  I want to try a System
pipe and my wife, Gabrielle, wants to try a top-slot bit.  Anyone have a
favorite?
        Gabrielle says "Hi" and wonders if anyone else discovered that pipe
smoking and the flu don't mix.  She found out that Cavindish and sinus
drain aren't the best of combinations.
        Well, as I said, I'll cut it short.  Have a great flu season, and
keep warm.  We remain, as always,
                                                Friends,
                                                Sempf

 &                           William Sempf is a P roduct      &
 &  Surfing the WorldNet ...                    O f           &
 &            ... one node at a time.           I nnovative   &
 &                                              N ew          &
 &      Finger for public PGP key!!             T echnology   &

[ Slot-top bit? Speaking of strange bits, does anyone know who made
the two-hole bits?  Re Petersons, my favorite is a full-bent apple
shape, about 6 inches long from heel to bit.

I'm not at all suprised at Gabrielle's findings; this weekend, I
discovered that Cuprinol wood preservative and MacBaren's Club Blend
are not an ideal mixture either. In fact, Cuprinol, when splashed into
the face, doesn't go very well with anything, except maybe an eye-wash
at the hospital. |-P (BTW, everything's OK now.) -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ???????????????? (Steve Rosenberg)
Subject: Re: Cigar Shops in Souther Cali?

        If you ever get to Long Beach, try "CHURCHILL'S".  It's a new 
place just for cigar lovers.  They have a great selection, tables to sit 
and chat, chess-sets to play, a little food, and a bunch of terrific patrons 
and staff who just enjoy the atmosphere!
        Its located at 5844 Naples Plaza
                       Naples Island (Long Beach), CA 90803
                       (310) 433-3994
                       (310) 433-6564 (FAX)

-- 
Warm Regards,

Steve Rosenberg
Lakewood, California                              ????????????????

[ Glad to know that, despite everything, there are still places in
California where one can enjoy a good smoke! -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

From: ??????????????????
Subject: Suggestions

Hello there Steve!!!  I haven't corresponded in about a week so I decided to
drop a line.

I've read the first 32 editions of Pipes Digest and (as always) I enjoyed
every last passage.  I have some questions and comments about those issues in
relation to the issues today:

First of all, I think it would be a good idea to incorporate Elias Mazur's
glossary of tobaccos (PD #6) into the "How-To" letter you send out to
beginners like myself.  So far, that has been the single most important two
pages I have read thus far in PD.  For beginners, all the fancy talk about
Latikia and Cavendish can be quite intimidating.  

Also, I read that you will cease to send the PD to persons if the mail
continues to bounce and if you can't get in touch with that person.  In case
you can't get a hold of me through E-Mail, my phone # is [ deleted at
Brandon's request... -S. ]

Last question:  Why don't we hear from you as much as the charter members did
in the first few issues.  Back then, you would write a little intro or
conclusion letter.  I really found those helpful and entertaining.  Even
though you add comments to the end of most letters now, could you try putting
in a short letter to wrap up the digest?  BTW, belated congratulations on
your PhD!!!

Well, I must be off now in order to hunt for a corn-cob pipe to start off
with.  Wish me luck!!!

Yours truly,
Brandon

P.S.  I plan to visit the "Tobacco Museum" in Nashville sometime between now
and summertime.  I'll be sure to let some people know what it has to offer,
besides free admission :-) 

[ Thanks for your note, Brandon! The reason I'm not writing as many
messages as in the past is that I often did so in times of slow
traffic, when the group only had about forty members and submissions
occasionally got sparse. The Pipes Mailgroup now has enough traffic,
and membership, to sustain itself, so I only put in a message when I
have a personal anecdote to share. I usually write a few
administrativa and notes of (hopefully) general interest at the top of
the Digest, and otherwise just insert parenthetical rejoinders such as
this one. 

The idea of incorporating Elias's descriptions into the How-To is an
excellent one, which I will hopefully accomplish Real Soon Now. -S. ]


~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

                       Today's Snappy Comeback:

(When in Moscow; the Red Scare:) "Give me your name and the names of
all who feel this way." 

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

 U/~ U/~ U/~ U/~ U/~ U/~ U/~ U/~ U/~ U/~    |||_______{@}__)  (__{@}_______|||
(                                      *   *                                  )
 ) Pipe smokers will rule the world!    * *        Internet Pipes Mailgroup  (
( (if they don't run out of matches...)  *  (for all who enjoy fine tobacco)  )
 )                                       *                                   (
(  Mosaic/Web:               http://www.craycos.com/~beaty/pipes/pipes.html   )
 ) Steve Beaty, Maintainer               *               (?????????????????) (
(                                        *                                    )
 ) Plain FTP:                   ftp://ftp.netcom.com/~brookfld/pipes_digest  (
(  Richard Geller, Maintainer            *             (???????????????????)  )
 )                                       *                                   ( 
(  Steve Masticola, moderator            *        (????????????????????????)  )
 )                                     *   *                                 (
 |||_________{@}__)  (__{@}_________|||    ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U

Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #172 -- January 8, 1995
  2. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #171 - January 1, 1995
  3. Subject: introduction
  4. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #171 - January 1, 1995
  5. Subject: Happy New Year!
  6. Subject: Addition to humidor article
  7. Subject: Second hand pipes
  8. Subject: Joe Bob Briggs on cigars
  9. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #171 - Janua...
  10. Subject: Brand-new Vintage Dunhill Root Briar for sale.
  11. Subject: Hello fellow Cigar Smokers!
  12. Subject: Re: Metropolitan Cigar Society Meeting
  13. Subject: A Sedate Tobacco Pouch
  14. Subject: A quick review
  15. Subject: Re: Cigar Shops in Souther Cali?
  16. Subject: Suggestions
Previous Home Next