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Subject: Pipes Digest #189 - May 13, 1995

		  Pipes Digest #189 - May 13, 1995
	     Copyright (C) 1995 by Stephen P. Masticola.
	   All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 1107

Welcome to new members:

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#include <walter_winchell.h>

(DAHdidit dit DAHditDAHdit diDAH): Some good news on the political
front: We heard this week that Santa Barbara, CA has repealed their
ban on smoking in restaurants.  Reason: restaurant owners complained
that it was driving business to neighboring towns that let the
restaurant owners decide for themselves.  Unconfirmed, but a point for
our side if true! See later in this issue.

Administrativa: From time to time, readers have asked me to separate
the cigar and pipe articles.  For various reasons, this would be
somewhat difficult for Yr. Moderator to undertake. 

However, I do have an idea which might help those members who, like
Art Gorski below, have newsreaders that can search for keywords.  I'd
like to suggest that submitters put the word [PIPE] or [CIGAR] in
their Subject: line.  As in:

	Subject: [PIPE] Plumber Needed; Basement Flooded!
or
	Subject: [CIGAR] What This Country Needs is a Good 5-cent Cohiba!

Not a rigid rule, just a suggestion. And now, on this beautiful late
spring evening, please join us in lighting up and enjoying the finer
things... 


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

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From: ??????????????????????? (Art Gorski)
Subject: Pipes Digest

In PD #188, Stuart M. Altschuler said:

>I must begin this note by saying just how much I enjoy reading PD each week.
>You are to be rewarded for the work that you do.  BTW, is there an easy way
>for you to segregate the cigar from the pipe stories?

Here's a tip that may work for Stuart and others when reading the Digest.
I use Eudora on a Mac, which lets you search the current message for
occurences of a word or phrase.  So I just search for each occurence of
'cigar' and zip through the Digest to the parts of interest to me!  Not
that I don't respect the pipe smokers in the audience! ;-)

---
Art Gorski                  UU mystic   cigar smoker  strategy gamer
???????????????????           /o)\    __________        __/  \__/  \
Houston, Texas                \(o/   (_{@}______|| ~~~    \  /  \  /
Home Page:  <ftp://ftp.neosoft.com/pub/users/a/agorski/default.html>

[ Thanks for the tip, Art! And see the suggestion for the subject
lines above. -S. ]


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From: David Fred <???????????????>
Subject: delurk and general comments  (Re: PD #187)

I subscribed to Pipes Digest sometime last fall and have been reading
with interest and appreciation ever since, though until now I have not
posted.

By way of an introduction, I started smoking cigars about 1.5 years
ago and pipes just this last winter.  I had tried smoking a pipe 2-3
years ago with disappointing results, though now looking back on my
consternation it is somewhat humorous. At 27 I am on the younger end
of the traditional cigar/pipe smoking spectrum.  I often feel that
some (not all!) dismiss new smokers' enjoyment of the pastime by
implying that they are simply trying to be trendy or appear
sophisticated.  While this can definitely be true in some cases, it
seems like this sort of attitude can result in the loss of an
opportunity to form bonds and friendships between people with a common
interest.  As has been observed over and over again here and
elsewhere, pipe and cigar smokers *tend* to be interesting and
thought-provoking people; the newer and/or younger ones aren't
necessarily an exception to the rule.

My motivation to post was my desire to commend Michael Bywater
<??????????????????????> for his erudite and entirely appropriate
commentary on the state of things here in the US in PD #187.  The idea
that one can attain liberty by the passage of more law is completely
dumbfounding.  And as Michael said, it's not only the laws.  It seems
as if the willingness to openly condemn others as bad or evil, on both
sides of what's left of the political spectrum, has gotten totally out
of hand.  Open discourse has its place, but so do tolerance and
civility.  The current state of affairs is a sad commentary on what a
nominally free society can produce.

Incidentally, I also took up cigar and pipe smoking because of the
associations it had to my maternal grandfather.  Though he did not
directly introduce me to the practice (that was my cousin's doing) I
have a difficult time not thinking of him when I smell cigar or pipe
smoke in the air.  I find it nice that my mother enjoys my cigar
smoking because of the positive associations it has for her.  (Though
my father has a rather different opinion.)

My grandfather will celebrate his 80th birthday on the 2nd of June
this year.  I am planning to buy him a very nice box of cigars, which
seems a fitting and nicely circular gift.

In closing, here's a quote I ran across recently:

"He's an old friend," I said, "I nearly sent him some pipe-tobacco
once."  -Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

-- 
David Fred
ANS Network Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

[ Thanks, David! And I hope your grandfather enjoys his present.
Please wish him a happy birthday from us. -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????? (Bobby Holstein)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995

Steve,

On the Massachusetts thing, has anyone called Rush?  I'm sure he'd 
devote a week to this kind of nonesense.

Slainte
Bobby

[ Not to my knowledge, but someone should... he would be a sympathetic
and powerful ally.  Are any of his regular listeners willing? -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????? (Bobby Holstein)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995

Steve,
>Subject: Mail order tobac in WA???
>
>Does anyone have an address for any reputable mail order tobacco
>outfits in Washington state?? There is really nothing here in

The best Cigar shop in Washington state (not IMHO, it just is :) is the 
Tinder Box in Bellevue
10150 Main St
Bellevue WA 98004
206.451.8544

Gene is a great guy and I usually drop $20 or so every couple of days 
there, BUT, the sin tax on cigars in WA is 74.8%  It is MUCH cheaper to 
order from like Smokin Joes or Holts (both of which you can check 
prices at the Fuji Cigar Page).

Slainte
Bobby


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From: ?????????????????????? (Bobby Holstein)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995

Steve,

Not sure if you saw it or not, but about two weeks ago we added a 
mailto from our Fuji Page to your wonderful digest.  Out URL is 
http://www.netins.net/showcase/fujicig.

BTW -  Any smokers (pipes are welcome too :) in the Seattle area are 
invited to the Seattle Smokers at FX McRory's on May 18th at 7:00pm.  
The last went for six hours and between the ten of us (9 guys and one 
breathtaking lady) we probably smoked a grand  :)  What a great night.

Slainte
Bobby
_____________________________________________________________________
The Fuji Cigar Page at http://www.netins.net/showcase/fujicig
The Fuji Home  Page at http://www.netins.net/showcase/fujipub
The Fuji Wine  Page at http://www.netins.net/showcase/fujiwine
The Fuji Beer  Page at http://www.netins.net/showcase/fujibeer

[ I've checked this homepage out; it's a nice piece of work! It's in
the Guide now. -S. ]


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From: Franco Silvestro <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Try to see Galleria ....

Dear Steve,
Try to see the improvement that I have just insert in Bonfiglioli's 
homepage particularly the "Galleria" ... it's only the beginning...

http://www.italia.com/bonfiglioli/welcome.htm

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[ Also an excellent homepage! Oneofthesedays, I'm going to have to
learn how to write this Web stuff... -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????????????????
Subject: Cigar sizes

At the risk of getting my hands slapped by our moderator, I'm going to 
mention a commercial supplier.  [Yes, Steve, I agree with your position; 
but it seems the last half dozen digests have been cluttered with this 
issue.]  About six months ago I joined the International Cigar Club.  
Each month they ship 4-6 cigars that are all in the same size group.  
They charge about $11 per shipment with a free shipment if you refer a 
new member.  [I'd be happy to split this windfall if any truly wants to 
join.  Other than that, there is no personal affiliation with this 
company.]  The included newsletter briefly describes where the tobacco 
was grown, the size of the cigar, and the length. One month was double 
coronas.  They were long and fat.  Churchills are also fat, but not as 
long.  Rothchilds are shorter yet.  This leads me to the question I 
wanted to ask here.  Can anyone point me to a reference on cigar sizes?  
Basically I'm looking for a listing of ring gauges and lengths versus the 
names commonly used for that cigar size.  Thanks for the info.
++++++++++++++
Neil Flatter                 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Chemistry - Math (CMA)       Department of Chemistry Stockroom Manager
Novell Supervisor            5500 Wabash Avenue 73
(812) 877 - 8316             Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999
 FAX: 877 - 3198             ???????????????????????

[ Make that seven, Neil... BTW, if anyone wants a recent copy of the
commercial use and advertising policy, please mail me. We will try to
avoid future clutter. -S. ]


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From: ????????????????????????????????? (Eric Allstott)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995

Two ideas for your (and my) smoking while driving problem...

First, try steering with your left knee.  Unless you have
really bad alignment (or no left leg) this should work for 
you.  I've never wrecked cause of it =)

Second, get and extra-long tamper and mount it on the ceiling
of your car in front of you.  As all you'll need to do is lift
your chin- and voila!  

The first method may be more effective, but the picture of the 
second is a lot funnier.

Ramblin'
eric

[ Third, mount a tamper shaped like an inverted U on the left side of
your steering wheel. Then you can tamp and make left turns at the same
time! -S. ]


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From: ???????????????? (Elliott C. Evans)
Subject: Tamping & Driving

> In fact, one of the big problems in my pipe smoking life is
> holding onto the pipe with one hand while tamping with the other
> while driving down the highway at 65mph.  If, in your travels,
> you figure out how to solve this one, please let me know.

There are two methods I can tell you for this, though neither is
really recommended. (If either of these techniques causes you to
crash and break both legs, don't come running to me!)

The first is a little trick I learned from my father called
"driving with your knees". Using this technique necessitates
three things 1) cruise control, 2) a straight road, and 3) good
wheel alignment. Simply set your cruise control to the speed you
want to keep going and bend your legs until your knees touch the
bottom of the steering wheel. This will keep the wheel immobile
for long enough to get a good tamp. You can even make minor
corrections to direction by shifting your legs around.

The second trick also needs a fairly straight road, but not
cruise control. The wheel aligment still needs to be pretty good,
though not as good as method one. I call it "driving with your
wrists". Lean forward until you can rest your lower wrists on the
wheel at the noon position. You should have enough friction from
your wrists to make directional changes to stay in lane, and
since you're working right in front of yourself, your eyes are
still mostly on the road. However, this method does involve
removing the pipe from between your lips.

Personally, I've noticed that if I'm going fast enough, and the
road is straight enough, and my alignment is good enough, I can
take my hands off the wheel for up to thirty seconds before I
start to drift out of my lane. I wouldn't tell anybody else to do
this, though.

+-----
| Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans            | 

		                               -----+ 

[ Personally, I keep a tamper in the car, and have no trouble using it
when the occasion arises... but YMMV. -S. ]


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From: "mark rice, east-texas" <???????????????>
Subject: Poll Request: Pipes and Tobaccos

Hi Steve,

I received the following poll from Dayton Matlick and offered to put this 
in the Pipe Digest.  If you feel this questionnaire is not appropriate 
for the Pipe Digest, I understand, and will convey that to Dayton.
Here's his poll [any typo's are sadly my own]:
>>>>
SpecComm International, Inc. is primarily a tobacco publishing house.  We 
have four publications that serve the tobacco industry from seed to final 
sale, one for more than 125 years.  The only void is direct service to 
consumers of tobacco products.

We have been asked by the industry to create a quarterly magazine for 
pipe smokers.  We tentatively call this PIPES AND TOBACCOS.  However, 
before we go forward with this publication, we need to know whether there 
is a "need" or desire for such a publication.  With this in mind, we ask 
that you fill out this questionnaire and turn it in before you leave. [I'm 
quoting here, please understand,  mark rice.]

RATING SYSTEM: Below is a list of article ideas.  Please rank each 
article on a scale of zero to 100, with zero being an article in which 
you have absolutely no interest and 100 being an article that you would 
seek out and definitely read in its entirety.

1. The countries and circumstances under which tobaccos are gorwn for use 
in pipes.  RATING:____

2. A specific look at each of the major types of tobacco used in pipe 
tobacco blends with background on the country, how the tobacco is raised, 
curing, processing and necessary handling. (A series of articles.)
RATING:____

3. Briar:  Where the best briar comes from, how it is found and dug.
RATING:____

4. Selecting briar for excellence.  RATING:____

5. A company by company look at top pipe producers would-wide. (A series 
of articles.)  RATING____

6. Meerschaum source--where it comes from and how it must be handled.  
RATING:____

7. A look at famous pipes down through history.  RATING:____

8. Profiles of famous living personalities who smoke pipes.  RATING:____

9. Profiles of famous personalities from the past who smoked pipes.  
RATING:____

10. Wines that blend well with various pipe tobacco blends.  RATING:____

11. Liqueurs that blend well with various pipe tobacco blends.  RATING:____

12. Anti-smoking restrictive efforts and how they affect us all.  RATING:____

13. New laws and regulations around the country restrict our smoking 
pleasures.  RATING:____

14. Information about what you as an individual can do to resist 
anti-smoking efforts.  RATING:____

15. Restaurants and other establishments that are pipe friendly.  RATING:____

16. Travel and lodging opportunities that are pipe friendly.  RATING:____

17. Pipes and tobaccos in foreign lands. RATING:____

18. Pipe fundamentals.  (How-to series) RATING:____

If a magazine exitsted that covered the features you rated highly above, 
would you subscribe?  Yes___    No____.  Would you prefer to buy 
individual copies at your tobacconist's shop?  Yes___   No___.

Would you be willing to pay $15 a year for four quarterly issues?

Describe your occupation:

Please give a general indication of your annual income to help us judge 
the potential for advertising interest.

How often do you smoke your pipe?

Do you also smoke cigars?  Yes___    No___.  If yes, how often?

Do you also chew tobacco products or use snuff?  Yes___   No___.  If yes, 
how often?

How much did you pay for your last pipe?

Thank you very much for your cooperation.  Your responses will be 
critical in helping us evaluate the potential for a PIPES AND TOBACCOS 
magazine.
-----

Mr. Matlick stated that the proposed magazine is going to be a high 
quality publication (not a newsletter, but a color publication with slick 
sheets, etc.).  Due to the fact that SpecComm doesn't have an e-mail 
address (something they need to remedy... soon) Matlick offered a 
snail-mail address:  SpecComm,  Mr. Dayton Matlick,  3000 Highwoods 
Blvd.,  Suite 300,  Raleigh, N.C.  27604

Due to the fact that these surveys contain personal information (salary, 
etc.) I was going to offer to be a funnel point for completed forms and 
mail the print-outs.  (This would yield a higher response percentage from 
those receiving the survey.)  I'm not going to fill in the salary info, just 
because I'm a private individual.  If anyone wants to bypass the drudgery 
of mailing it, I'm open to having their form sent to me, and I'll just 
package them up on a diskette and ship them off.  

I have no business or even personal relationship with SpecCom, Mr.  
Matlick, or anyone associated with this proposed magazine effort.  I 
just feel that a targeted audience like this needs to provide input on 
something that I see so much discussion about here... tobaccos, blends, 
what to drink with a bowlful, tobacco growing, curing and processing.  

I'll ask Mr. Matlick if he would share an overview of the received 
questionnaires once they process the replies.

 .... enjoying my latest purchase, a Peterson...
(how did I ever exist with a Dr. Grabow?)
mark rice  ??????????????
Greenville, Tx.

[ While I'm a little ambivalent about including surveys, this one
seems to be in a good cause. Thanks, Mark! -S. ]


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From: Ray Bromley <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995

Attention all cybersmokers:

As many of you know, the National Convention for Pipe Smokers is being
held in St. Louis over Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 and 28).  It is 
sponsored by Pipe Collectors International, and admission is a dirt-
cheap $2.  

I would like to invite everyone to a hospitality room at the Stouffer
Concourse Hotel (the site of the convention).  This invitation is
extended particularly to all readers of alt.smokers.pipes and 
Pipes Digest. We will have an ice-breaker on pre-opening night 
(Friday, May 26).  The smoking light will also be on before and 
after the banquet (May 27).  We'll also have a wind-down party 
after the smoking contest (on May 28).  So, if you are planning 
to attend the convention, you might want to plan to stop by to 
meet in reality some of the folks you know from the net. We'll
enjoy liquid refreshments, sample tobaccos (several blends from
Cornell and Diehl will be available for your sampling), show off
new acquisitions, swap pipes, tell pipe stories, and create a
smoke-filled room. 

If you have any suggestions for refreshments, or if you would like
more details, please e-mail me at 
???????????????????? 
Hope to see you all there!!!

[ Please let us know how it goes! -S. ]


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From: ????????????????
Subject:  Criteria for a Pipe Shop...

In the 32 years I have smoked a pipe, I have developed a simple criteria for
chosing a really good shop.  First, it must be really cluttered and possibly
even dirty.  Most of the clutter must be tobacco stuff, hopefully pipes of
rare and distinguished vintage.  Second,  the owner and the workers must
smoke a pipe, hopefully with all natural blends.  Third,  they must have a
repair capability.  Fourth, they should not rush you into buying.  Simple
criteria but it works for me.  Bob 

[ Great criteria! But I'm not sure I've ever run into such a place,
with the possible exception of Leavitt & Pierce... -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re: #1(3) Pipes Digest #188 -...

Are there any pipe smokers in the tampa bay area that want to help out a 15yr
old pipe smoke? Please e-mail me thanks!

[ Please respond directly to TheViolist if so. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????? (Paul J. Ste. Marie)
Subject: Re: Giant Meerschaum For Sale

In Pipe Digest #188, ???????????????? wrote about a "football-sized" Anthony 
and Cleopatra, carved by Ismail Ozel and selling for $15,000, that is 
reported to be one of the largest Meerschaums in the U.S.

This is fascinating.  I have a unicorn by "Artist Ismail", with the head 
about 5".  Same guy?  It's a nice piece of work.  What is the upper end on 
the size of Meerschaums in the US?  There's a very nice Baccus on display at 
the Tobacco Wharf in Beavercreek with the bowl roughly the size of a 
pineapple and a meerschaum stem about 2' in length.

I also picked up my first calabash yesterday and I must say this is the best 
pipe I've ever smoked.  It's a large pipe (size #5 I believe) from CAO, with 
an uncovered bowl and a smooth solid block meerschaum insert.  The smoke is 
unbelievably cool and dry.  Unfortunately CAO has discontinued this 
particular style, but pipes with carved inserts (lattice and floral designs 
were mentioned) and chamois-covered bowls are still available.

        --Paul J. Ste. Marie, ??????????????????????, ???????????????????

[ Gee, I didn't even know CAO made calabashes! -S. ]


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From: Larry Iwaki <?????????????????>
Subject: Concerning the "hookah" or water pipe 

Steve:
    I saw a message concerning a person who had inherited a Lebanese 
water pipe and I must say that I have become enamored of acquiring one 
for myself. I would like to get one that is around 18 inches high or 
larger. Unfortunately, nobody in Champaign, IL seems to carry such 
things. Would you ar anyone out there in PD land know of a shop that 
stocks such items and would ship it to me here? Thanks for any info.

Larry

[ Unfortunately, I think they became scarce in the U.S. when the
"anti-paraphenalia" laws became common. But if you find a source,
please let us know! -S.]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Pipe Friendly launched.. finally

   Steve,

   Many thanks for your assistance in promoting Pipe Friendly.  Through your
efforts we were able to add several hundred names to our mailing list.
 
   As of 5/9/95 the last of the 'bulk mail' mules will have departed S. CA
for mailboxes throughout these United States.  With luck, you all will get
your copies sometime before the 1996 elections :>)

   To those who didn't get on the list and wish further information, please
e-mail me at ???????????????????

  Again thanx and keep up the good work with PD.

  Joel Farr

[ Glad to be of help, but you've got potential competition... see
above! And Ted Gage may be looking at re-starting The Compleat Smoker;
he posted something to that effect on alt.smokers.pipes. Hey, maybe
you guys should combine efforts! -S. ]


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From: ????????????????????? (Chris Moss)
Subject: Pipes Digest

Thanks for the great work you are doing. On my last trip to Toronto I went
again to Winston and Holmes (and picked out a lovely sand-blasted Stanwell
bent). I bought a superbly illustrated book, originally French, but
translated into English. This is "The Illustrated History of the Pipe" by
Alexis Liebart and Alain Maya.(Harold Starke Publishers Ltd, ISBN 1 872457
20 7)
I had wanted to get Hacker's book, but they had run out; this is a splendid
substitute, and is full of glorious photographs of luscious pipes.  I would
recommend it to anyone as a gift to himself or a favourite pipesmoker.
Cheers
Chris

______________________________________________________________________________

Who has known heights and depths shall not again
Know peace - not as the calm heart knows
Low ivied walls, a garden close,
The old enchantment of a rose,
And though he tread the humble ways of men
He shall not speak the common tongue again.

                        Wilfred Noyce in Springs of Adventure.


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From: ???????????????????????????????? (Marcel Frauenknecht)
Subject: FALCON PIPES

Hi Steve, I'm very pleased with my FALCON Pipes. I'd be interested to hear 
some expirience of other pipe smokers.

All the best from the country of snow and hills
switzerland
 Swiss Federal Office of Information Technology and Systems
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####     ###     #     Mail:     Feldeggweg 1, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland
#      #   #        #      Voice:  +41/31/325-9923
####    #        #       Fax:     +41/31/325-9030


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From: "CHARLES M. NORMAN" <???????????????????>
Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request

Thanks for enrolling me.

I'm afraid I'm not that much of a pipe smoker anymore.  In fact, I have a
running battle with my doctor about whether my one pipeful a month is a bad
habit.  He says it is but can't give me a reason.  I'm 64 but in good health. 
I haven't smoked a cigarette in almost 30 years.  Before I quit cigarettes I
smoked my pipes several times a day.  Then I quit entirely for a few years and
when I permitted myself to start up again I found that I wasn't the smoker I
had been.

But I still like my pipes and cigars and under certain circumstances can't
imagine not having them nearby.  I can't go fishing without one, for instance.

For years I just smoked Edwards pipes--cheap but utilitarian.  Now I buy a pipe
here and there, usually on the basis of how well it's carved.  I've had some
good pipes but lost them; the army is hard on any kind of ownership and
graduate school not much better.

I smoke a different tobacco every time out.  In fact, I usually buy both pipes
and tobacco when I'm on the road, so I end up with some occasional surprises. 
I like burley cavendish combinations, I'm not too concerned about the cut, and
I don't mind some aromatic additive once in a while.

That's about it.

Charlie


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From: ???????????????????????? (Castello)
Subject: McClelland Flake article

Steve: 
 
Thought you might enjoy using this article on tobacco.  
 
************** 
 
A PIPE SMOKER'S GUIDE 
 
HOW TO SMOKE FLAKE TOBACCOS 
 
English and Scottish-style Matured Virginia flake tobaccos are  
among the most interesting and rewarding for the smoker to taste; 
yet, they are avoided by many smokers who simply do not know how to 
approach them. This article is intended to help the pipe smoker 
learn how to fully appreciate the zesty character and subtle 
sweetness of these premium, aged products. (It should also help 
smokers of the flavored American sliced plug and European flake 
cavendish tobaccos.) 
 
One reason flake tobaccos are left in slices after cake-maturing is 
that they retain their freshness better than in ribbon form. Flakes 
also enable the smoker to have some control over the burning rate 
and, to a small degree, the flavor. 
 
It is important to prepare the tobacco before packing so that it has 
an even texture and to fill the bowl evenly, no matter what degree 
of brokenness is preferred. (The more fully-rubbed -- meaning gently 
separated -- a tobacco, the faster it will burn. Similarly, it is 
true that the thinner the cut, the faster it will burn.) 
 
The more moist tobaccos should be packed more loosely than normal so 
they won't pack down densely enough to prevent a good draft. The 
ideal is to have the tobacco draw firmly, with a little resistance, 
throughout the smoke. The smoker may be able barely to hear a little 
hissing through the pipe as it is smoked. Too firm and the tobacco 
won't burn at all or one small spot will burn hot and maybe wet as 
the smoker puffs hard to keep it going; too loose and the tobacco 
will burn inconsistently and unevenly, perhaps causing the bowl to 
overheat in spots and moisture to condense. 
 
Five Steps to Success 
 
1. Put in the palm of one hand the amount of tobacco that it is 
believed will fill the bowl. Then pinch at the slices or rub them 
between the palms until the tobacco separates to the degree 
preferred, keeping the texture even, avoiding clumps. The denser the 
tobacco is left, the slower it will burn. (This becomes especially 
valuable on windy days outdoors.) 
 
2. Gently but firmly and evenly work the tobacco into the bowl of 
the pipe until it is filled slightly over the top and feels firm but 
still springy under enough finger pressure to flatten the surface of 
the tobacco even with the top of the pipe. (we assume the pipe is 
clean at the outset, free of obstruction to a good draft, well 
rested . ) 
 
3. Now, while drawing through the stem, light the pipe evenly across 
the entire surface of the tobacco. After a few puffs to develop an 
ash, and while continuing to draw, tamp the tobacco down evenly all 
around the bowl with a tamper. The goal is to have the tobacco 
packed so that it will burn as evenly and firmly as a good cigar. 
 
4. Relight the pipe after tamping to get the entire surface of the 
tobacco burning again. Even burning is very important. Otherwise, 
hot spots may develop. 
 
5. With only occasional tamping as the tobacco burns down, since it 
tends to expand and loosen as it burns, the pipe should now smoke 
evenly to the bottom. The aim is to maintain a firm, even draft 
throughout the smoke. The process is not difficult to master and 
with practice will soon be effortless. 
 
A Note on Flavor Expectations 
 
For those who are used to the "aromatic" or sweetened tobaccos that 
dominate our market in the United States, it may take some time for 
the additives remaining in the pipe to dissipate. Many smokers 
prefer to maintain one set of pipes exclusively for the natural, 
matured tobaccos and another for the sweetened varieties. It may be 
necessary to smoke Up to four ounces of a natural product before the 
mouth adjusts to the clean taste and subtler range of flavors 
typical of these Matured Virginia tobaccos. The smoker is rewarded 
for the effort as he becomes able to distinguish the delicate 
variations in taste and deepening richness these tobaccos develop as 
they are smoked. 
 
This guide is provided by McClelland Tobacco Company. 
Uploaded by PCCA with permission. 
 
Contact R.C. Hamlin, 71530.40 @compuserve.com or ????????????????????????
for more information on McClelland 
tobaccos and our exclusive McClelland produced line of Collectors Reserve 
tobaccos. 
-- 
-RCH 

[ Thanks for the word on flake! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Not Inhaling

Steve,

London's "Financial Times" newspaper  had an interesting reference to our own
President Bill Clinton.  This can be found on page "X,"  of the May 6/7, 1995
edition.  Christopher Hitchins, in a book review about marijuana, included
the following sentence:
"Meanwhile my other Oxford contemporary William Jefferson Clinton (who never
needed to inhale, by the way, because he baked his marijuana into cakes and
cookies) told his own surgeon general that her proposals on decriminalisation
(sic) would not even be discussed."

Ever since Mr. Clinton fibbed to us about smoking dope but not inhaling, I
was puzzled.  Perhaps Mr. Hutchins above statement clarifies some things. ;)

James Lawson


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From: ????????????????????????????? (Chris Reinhart)
Subject: New Popularity of Good Cigars

Steve,
        In yesterday's Rocky Mountain News (5/8/95) there was an interesting
article about the resurgence in popularity of good cigars and cigar dinners
("Get Along Little Stogies" - cute, huh? - by Bill St. John, the News dining
and wine critic). Even though I'm not at present into cigars (purely due to
deficient pecuniary resources (read: "I can't afford 'em") I found the
article of interest and thought others on this list who can afford them and
do smoke them might also.  If I can quote some of it:
        ..."What's in are imported, hand-rolled, premium cigars.  "My fine
cigar sales were up 62% in 1994 over 1993," says Jon Cacherat, owner of
Prince Philip's Pipes & Tobacco in Tamarac Square.  "And up 42% in 1993 over
1992."
        ..."To growing legions of cigar aficionados, cigars taste better
than ever. Enter the cigar dinner: Dozens of tux-clad penguins - and,
increasingly, penguinettes - gather in a snazzy restaurant to put away
martinis, single malt scotches, a few courses of top-drawer cooking and
superlative wines - all the while puffing away at several types of cigars.
        ..."Last month, the Ritz-Carlton, Aspen - along with 31 other Ritzes
from Spain to Australia - participated in Cigar Aficionado/Ritz-Carlton's
International Cigar Celebration Dinner: eight different primo cigars; five
courses of five-star food; four super wines; 65 puffers. Sold out, weeks in
advance.
        "Look, I live in Boulder," says lawyer Fred Marienthal, who attended
the Aspen dinner.  "The only place I can smoke a cigar in Boulder is when
I'm walking my dogs."
        "Marienthal's is the voice of a new generation of cigar smokers.
They're back and they're smokin'.
        ..."In Denver, no one has hosted more cigar dinners than Jerry
Goodman, owner of Jerri's Tobacco Shop downtown (see Resource Guide). "In
four years, we've done about 18 dinners," Goodman says.  "Now, we have them
monthly, for about 50 people each time, and I'm getting calls from all sorts
of restaurants that want to do cigar dinners."
        ..."More and more, cigar smokers are younger people in their 20s and
30s," says Jimmy Yeager, general manager of Aspen's Caribou Club, a famous,
cigar friendly hangout in smoke-wary Aspen.  "And it's not a men's club
anymore, either.  We have quite a few women who enjoy a good smoke."


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From: ????????????????? (Robert O. Everett)
Subject: Greetings

Hi Steve,

This is just a note to say thanks again for the great job you're doing
with the Pipes Digest and to offer a potential swap to our cyberspace
colleagues. I recently received a new Peterson pipe as a gift from a
friend who knows I'm a pipe smoker, but isn't familiar with my
personal likes/dislikes in the style and shape of pipes. He is
perceptive enough to the potential for such foibles to exist however,
because in the card that he sent with the pipe he said "if you don't
like the shape, swap it for one you like". Well..... I'm not too
partial to the shape - its' the Hudson, the second pipe in the new
Peterson Sherlock Holmes 7-day commemorative set. The pipe is a smooth
finished squat bulldog with a wide sterling silver band on the diamond
shaped shank. The band bears the profile of Holmes along with the
normal silver hallmarks as required by Irish law. The briar is
beautiful - tight swirly grain. I really wish I liked the shape
because its' a darn nice pipe, but I'm partial to full bents or
Canadians.  I talked to Bob Hamlin about it and he recommended I
mention it here. Bob says the MSRP for the pipe is $190. I'd be
willing to swap for another Peterson in a similar range or perhaps
some other good make. I'd even be up for swapping for a presmoked pipe
or pipes to come somewhere close to a fair trade value wise. Maybe Rex
or Nikos or one of the more active collectors would be interested, or
perhaps someone just looking for a very nice pipe for him/herself. The
pipe is new and unsmoked and comes in the Peterson gift box with all
the paperwork and even includes a chamois pipe bag. How about it
fellow pipe smokers - anyone interested???  Steve - if this is too
long winded, please feel free to snip at will<ggg>.  Regards to all,
Bob


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From: "George A. Gleason" <????????????????>
Subject: intro for PD

As per the local custom, I'd like to introduce myself here....

I'm one of those people who went from nonsmoker to pipe smoker.  Various
friends in high school and college smoked pipes, andthough I was always
vaguely intrigued, I was somehow reluctant to give it a try; perhaps because
of the usual cultural baggage about "that's for grownups" meaning "people
older than whatever age I happened to be at the moment."  About five years
ago, I was hanging out with a friend who was contentedly puffing away, and
when I commented on the pleasant aroma, he offered me a puff, and as they
say, the rest is history.  Pipe tobak was one of those things, like
chocolate, which was an instant *Yes!* from the first taste.  

Shortly thereafter I picked up a decent mid-priced briar and started
exploring where my tastes would lead me.  For a while I smoked Captain
Black, but I was curious about expanding the horizon and finding out what
else was out there.  Eventually I stopped by Sherlock's Haven in San
Francisco (which used to be located next to where the computer hackers'
social gatherings were held) and picked up a few samples of different
blends.  

At this point I smoke various aromatics & Cavendishes, in particular the
ever-popular Lane 1-Q and something I get in NYC from Barclay-Rex called
Alkazar (anyone here know what's in it?); lately have added a couple more to
the regular menu.  Still haven't been able to develop the taste for English
blends, though I'm always open to suggestions (and will follow up on those
which folks here have sent via email).  Admittedly my tastes run toward the
sweet and away from the sharp or bitter.

My preferences in pipes tend toward unstained/unvarnished briar, notably
Peterson Seconds and the pipes of the Connoisseur Shop in NYC (every time
I'm out East I stop in there & buy one or two).  I also have a taste for
estate pipes, and have even found some good ones (by recognised makers) at
local flea markets; a bit of reconditioning work and they're usually
perfectly good.  Lately I've had a tendency to move from medium-sized to
larger bowls, which afford a greater opportunity for the flavor of the tobak
to develop and last.  By now I have between 25 and 30 pipes altogether, and
buy when the mood strikes me or I see something interesting which might not
be around for long.

Smoking a pipe is for me one of those rare things in life which brings
sensual and intellectual enjoyment together.  The aroma and taste of the
tobak, the warmth of a good briar in hand, the contemplative sense of
relaxed thoughtfulness... Some of my best ideas have come in those moments.
Like eating good chocolate (or for that matter taking a relaxed shower or
bike ride), smoking a pipe is an excellent way to let the mind clear and get
in the mood for creative projects and brainstorming sessions.  It's all the
better when shared, though fellow chocolate lovers seem far more numerous
than fellow pipe smokers.  The few times I've worked on a project (business
planning, etc.) with someone who shares both the taste for chocolate and for
pipe tobak, have been incredible: a meeting of minds in a spirit of shared
enjoyment and shared purpose, which sets the tone, and objectively gets more
done, better, faster, and with pleasure. (I guess another part of that is,
working with someone with whom I have a lot in common, or a few key things
in common anyway, is an incredible motivator.)  Finally, in an age of
transience and obsolescence, the pipe is a symbol of permanence; one of
those rare artifacts which a person may easily keep for a lifetime.  

I'm 34, which I guess puts me on the younger end of the spectrum here
(anyone else in their 20s and 30s care to write...?).  I live in Berkeley
CA, which despite whatever controversial publicity it may get from time to
time, is a place where free debate flourishes, new ideas are always welcome,
and the local officials can at least be trusted to be honest.  

I work in telecom consulting, network design, and implementation, in a small
firm which I founded and is now incorporated as employee-owned (which BTW is
a great motivator for my coworkers).  Fortunately, I'm free to enjoy my
pipes during the work day, with minor limits for obvious reasons of mutual
respect (i.e. not in closed vehicles etc.).  I'm also involved in various
projects in sustainable economics and enterprise development.  

After hearing vague rumors, one night I did a keyword search and found the
newsgroup and PD.  It's been wonderful reading; I've learned a few things,
and finally feel like there's a group of people to share discussions of one
of life's great pleasures.

-george gleason   ???????????  


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From: ???????????????? (George A. Gleason)
Newsgroups: alt.smokers.pipes
Subject: Re: Of Meerschaums and Petersons

[...]

Another news item, unrelated but good news in any case: Santa Barbara CA
repealed its tough anti-smoking ordinance today, on the basis that it was
driving business to neighboring cities.  Bar owners, restaurant owners, and
others were supporting the repeal.  "One down, hundreds more to go..."

Now in all fairness, this doesn't mean stop visiting your favorite eating
place until any local ordinance is repealed.  If the owners are supportive,
they deserve our patronage and mutual support in repealing prohibitionist
ordinances.  Work together, get results.


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From: "Kameran Kashani" <????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe maker: Andre

A while back, someone posted to the digest asking
the whereabouts of a San Francisco Bay area
pipe maker named Andre.

Purely by chance, I ran into someone who knows him.
I was smoking my pipe outside at work, and a contract
illustrator in our group struck up a conversation
with me about pipes. One thing led to another and I found
out she knew "Andre."

It turns out that the "Andre" business is now run by Andre's
son, Jimmy Mermet. Jimmy inherited the business from his
father.

Jimmy can be reached at (408) 353-1370.

FYI,

Kam Kashani
Silicon Graphics Computer Systems


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From: "Kameran Kashani" <????????????????????????>
Subject: Price of Cubans in Canada

I may or may not be up in Vancouver, BC in the near future,
but I thought I'd plan ahead and investigate tobacconists
in that city.

I checked the Resource Guide and found mention of
Clarkes R.J., Tobacconist in Vancouver (at 3 Alexander St.).
I telephoned them and asked about prices of various Cuban
cigars. To my shock, they wanted over $20 CN for a Montecristo #2.
(I think it was $22 CN.) They are selling Romeo Y Julieta
coronas for about $15 CN.

I asked if there was a recent price increase, and the person
I spoke with said "no, those have been the prices for
about two years now." I can't believe it. When I was in
Edmonton, Alberta about 15 months ago I picked up four
Montecristo #2s for about $12 CN each. I remember thinking
*that* was expensive. (They were definitely Cuban, too, not
knock-offs. "Habana" on the band, very distinctive taste.
Wonderful cigars.)

Can anyone shed some light on this? Is Clarkes in Vancouver
simply out of line on price, or have the prices on Cuban
cigars gone up over 80% in 15 months, or was the shop in
Edmonton giving me a total bargain?

Thanks,

Kam Kashani
Silicon Graphics Computer Systems

[ Wow! Looks like I may not be buying any Cubans when I go to Nova
Scotia this fall... well, not many :-) -S. ]


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From: "Don S. Johnson" <???????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest #187 - April 26, 1995

Greetings Steve. Excellent job as usual on the last PD. Thought members
might be interested in the following:
 
The past two weeks I've been on a combination business/pleasure trip which
took me from CT to Key Largo FL. Along the way, had some experiences which
might interest fellow Digesters. Stopped in JR's in Selma, NC and purchased
a few each of the new JR Alternative brand cigars touted to be
"counterfeits" of the best Cuban brands. Bought them all as close a match as
to size as I could (Churchills) and after careful reflection, I won't do it
again. The "robust hearty" flavor was totally missing. Mild to the point of
boring. This was an across-the-board impression and the type of cigar being
imitated did not seem to make a difference. Also bought a tin of McBaren's
burley blend which smells a lot tastier in the tin than it tastes when
smoked.
 
In Sarasota, stopped at Bennington Tobacconist, Inc., 5 Fillmore Dr./St.
Armands Key, Sarasota, FL 34236-1425 (800) 237-5074. In a charming village
with more Rolls' than Rodeo Dr., this is a pleasant surprise. Pipes and
tobacco are _affordable_ and worth the trip. Shop had a surprising number of
Churchwardens on display, as well as their own made-in-France line of
acrylic mouthpiece briars which run about $35. A large selection of
Petersons and Jobeys as well as a goodly number of Wilkes were on display.
The real surprise was in the tobacco which they claim they hand blend. Fell
in love with their No. 05 English Luxury, a blend of burley, Virginia ribbon
and Latakia (just a touch). Tastes great, smokes cool and smells nice to be
around. Some of their aromatics would be a surprise to most--Coffee, Swiss
Chocolate and Strawberry Daiquiri are some flavors/blends available. Large
selection of cigars in every price range too. Picked up a nice little Jobey
for a knock-around pipe; price was too good to pass up and the pipe
looks/smokes well.
 
In Key Largo, looked in at the Caribbean Cigar Store, approx. mile marker
108 on US 1. Can't miss the place--large skull and crossbones painted on the
window over the legend "Cigarettes Kill". Wide selection of Dominican and
Jamaican cigars. Most pleasant surprise: Stopped for lunch at the Quay
restaurant, Mile Marker 102 Key Largo. After a fresh mahi-mahi filet
sandwich and Red Label Jamaican beer, pulled out a Hoya "Presidente", a
large cigar. One of the waiters came running up to me _to offer a light for
it_. OK, I _was_ dining on the pier but this was such a pleasant surprise
after having someone in my hometown bitch about my cigar _in the smoking
section of a cocktail lounge_ (yep, that's where they were sitting too;
wonder what they thought the ashtrays were for).
 
Keep up the good work.
 dsj

[ That's _more_ than cigar-friendly! Thanks! -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????? (Kent Walker)
Subject: (fwd) Re: Tobacco Seeds

Hey Steve!

The Tobacco Museum in North Carolina sells small packets of tobacco 
seeds.  (I guess any packet of tobacco seeds would, by definition, be 
small).  Don't have their address or know if they would sell by mail but 
will research it if you like.  The museum is very interesting, located in 
the midst of the N.C. tobacco fields.  J.R.'s big outlet was just a few 
miles down the road, but I guess it's moved since I was there.

	Kent

--
Kent Walker  ?????????????????? ????????????????????????????

[ If any of our readers knows of this museum, we'd like to hear more!
-S. ]


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From: ????????????????????????? (Alberto Bonfiglioli PIPEMAKER)
Subject: Pipe Digest.

Dear Steve
I back to you for to say at all smokers, if they are any questions about
pipes - briar or how to make pipes, i will try to answer.
The kind of pipes rustic and sandblast are those I like more than smooths.
The mixture I smoke is a blend whit italian tobacco (named Golf) and
"Cimette di Brissago" (are the head of Toscano cigars when they are
cuttered),this kind of tobacco come from Switzerland.
Next letter i will talk about Bonfiglioli Pipe Club life.
Best Regards, Alberto the friend of pipes.
--
***********************************************************************
* "LA BONFIGLIOLI" BOLOGNA Di Bonfiglioli Alberto - Smoking Pipe Maker*
* Show Room - Laboratory in : Via Bertiera 8/a - 40126 BOLOGNA (Italy)*
* tel +39 -51 231771                                                  *
* E-Mail                  ???????????????????????????                 *
* For my WWW homepage     http://www.italia.com/bonfiglioli           *
***********************************************************************

[ Alberto, it's great to have you in the group! Welcome! -S. ]


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From: "Jacco van Muiswinkel" <??????????????????????>
Subject:       Migraine & Smoking

Okay this will be tricky, my medical English is quite poor but I'll 
give it a try: Neil A Garra wrote about benificial effects of smoking 
on migraines. My wife suffers from migraines and smoking to her has 
oposite effects. 
As far as my knowledge reaches migraine is a swelling of the veins in 
the brain as a reaction to an initial contraction. And as far (again) 
as my knowledge go's, smoking _can_ have a vein contracting 
propperty. So, when the veins _are_ wide (i.e. you suffer form a 
migraine attac), smoking may have a positive effect on the migraine. 
But smoking _can_ also have the oposite effect (or in fact a 
combination)  widening the veins even further, like drinking alcohol. 

So IMHO there is no rule like smoking helps against migraines. If it 
works for you, great, but chances are probably equaly in favour of 
getting more sick than you where, you'll have to decide if it's worth 
the try... 

If all this is medically incorrect please don't flame me, I'm only a 
technician <G> 

Jacco van Muiswinkel         | 
??????????????????????????   | 

[ Thanks, Jacco! -S. ]


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

High time to send in an introductory post.  I'm a 49 year old mediator
in Central Florida who's been smoking a pipe for a long, long time.
Most of my pipes were inherited from my father, who was God's gift 
to Alfred Dunhill.  My tobacco consumption has covered all parts of
the spectrum, but I've been quite happy for a number of years with
the house blends at The Brass Pipe on U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
By domestic treaty my enjoyment of tobacco is limited to the great
outdoors.  Luckily, my home has a huge, covered second-floor veranda
on which I can sit and puff to my heart's content whenever the spirit
takes me.  I've been a Pipe Digest fan for four or five months now
and wish it a long and prosperous career on the net.  I'd very much
like to see more informational postings regarding national and inter-
national smoking characteristics (why does most continental tobacco
seem stale?  do folks over there like it that way?), commercial to-
bacco additives (what's the *real* skinny on drugstore tobacco - with
names, please) and historical anecdotes (how did churchwardens get
their start?  why don't people smoke them now?  what about clay
pipes?)  It's probable that many of these items have been covered
in prior issues I haven't read.  If so, Steve, is there a web site
where I can get past issues?  Thanks for all your work and good
smoking!

Bob Jaffe
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From: ??????????????
Subject: Intro

I am a new subscriber and thought I would make my entry after reading several
back issues on the Web Page.  I am really happjy to have discovered this
great place to use the new technology for the continuation of a very old and
ancient tradition: pipe smoking. 

I am actually a cigar smoker who has found that pipe smoking is a whole new
world of people who like the pleasure of the finer things in life, there is
nothing I enjoy more than being in the company of fellow afficianados and
having a smoke and some friendly conversation. I am 43 years old and have
been smoking cigars for about six years. I am like many others in that I was
attracted to pipes at an early age would it not have been for a cigarette
habit that took years to quit I would have become a cigar or pipe smoker
earlier. 

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am grateful for many of the fine
tobacco establishments we have in this area.  I have enthusiastically
followed the recent trend toward cigar friendly establishments.  Places like
the British Bankers Club are ,I hope, a trend that will ultimately result in
places where the Pipe and Cigar smoking public can enjoy eachothers company.
With the current political climate this may take some doing.  My idea of a
perfect place to smoke is a casual, comfortable, club which may also be a
tobacconists shop. I would like to support an establishment if it were in my
home town. 

The Tobacconist that helped me get started with pipes is not on your list as
far as I can tell.
                   Edwards Pipe and Tobacco Shop
                   El Camino Real & San Antonio Rd
                   Los Altos CA  94022
                   415 941 1228
 
Jim Beardsly who has returned as the store manager is a very knowledgable
gentleman who patiently helped me with my first pipe selection. He got me
started with a wonderful Cavindish Blend that he blended himself ( J B Blend
)   This is the friendly small tobacconist that gives our passtime a good
name.  There are a couple of chairs in the store where you can sit and sample
a bowlful and enjoy the company. 

Thats probably enough for now.  Thanks for making this Digest such a great
place to visit.  
 
JR

[ Thanks, JR! By the way, I have a _lot_ of Edwards Pipe Shops in the
Guide. Is it a chain? -S. ]


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

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #189 - May 13, 1995
  2. Subject: Pipes Digest
  3. Subject: delurk and general comments (Re: PD #187)
  4. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995
  5. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995
  6. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995
  7. Subject: Try to see Galleria ....
  8. Subject: Cigar sizes
  9. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995
  10. Subject: Tamping & Driving
  11. Subject: Poll Request: Pipes and Tobaccos
  12. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #188 - May 4, 1995
  13. Subject: Criteria for a Pipe Shop...
  14. Subject: Re: #1(3) Pipes Digest #188 -...
  15. Subject: Re: Giant Meerschaum For Sale
  16. Subject: Concerning the "hookah" or water pipe
  17. Subject: Pipe Friendly launched.. finally
  18. Subject: Pipes Digest
  19. Subject: FALCON PIPES
  20. Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request
  21. Subject: McClelland Flake article
  22. Subject: Not Inhaling
  23. Subject: New Popularity of Good Cigars
  24. Subject: Greetings
  25. Subject: intro for PD
  26. Subject: Re: Of Meerschaums and Petersons
  27. Subject: Pipe maker: Andre
  28. Subject: Price of Cubans in Canada
  29. Subject: Pipes Digest #187 - April 26, 1995
  30. Subject: (fwd) Re: Tobacco Seeds
  31. Subject: Pipe Digest.
  32. Subject: Migraine & Smoking
  33. Subject: Pipe Digest
  34. Subject: Intro
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