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Subject: Pipes Digest #195 - July 11, 1995

		   Pipes Digest #195 - July 11, 1995
	     Copyright (C) 1995 by Stephen P. Masticola.
	   All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 1250

Welcome to new members:

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LEGISLATION ALERT: U.S. citizens, please see the article from Brad
H. Johnson below, naming the sponsors of House Resolution 1455 and
Senate Bill 933.  More attempts by our elected representatives to
bash us for our hobby.

But, on a better note (or a smoother puff), we hear in this issue from
the manager of Alfred Dunhill Pipes Ltd, London, as well as a _lot_ of
Resource Guide entries, and another chapter of Travels with Charlie...

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

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Happy 4th of July

As July 4th quickly approaches, may we remember all the things which this
holiday represents. The freedoms which we have are freedoms which we all
should be proud to enjoy!

Prehaps, in the near future, this freedom will also include the legal
acquisition of Cuban cigars and Cuban pipe tobacco!

May everyone have a very happy, healthy and safe 4th of July!

Karl Leeds


[ Sorry that your note missed the last issue, Karl! In any case, to
quote Ben Franklin, "Those who would sacrifice their essential liberty
for a little temporary security deserve neither." -S. ]

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From: Scott Bukofsky <????????????????????????????>
Subject: Hello


  I wanted to post to the pipes digest, I hope I am sending to the 
correct address.  If not, please let me know.

  Anyway, I have been receiving the digest for a while now, and have 
enjoyed it immensely.  I thought it was time to introduce myself.  My 
name is Scott Bukofsky, and I am doing my doctoral work in Applied 
Physics at Yale University.
  I started smoking a pipe about six years ago, mostly smoking aromatic 
blends, especially a blend called "Don Pepe" from the De la Concha 
tobacco shop in NYC (Try it if you are nearby!).  I smoked for a couple 
of years, and then gradually started smoking cigars.  For the past 3 
years, I have been smoking cigars exclusively.  My favorites are the Hoyo 
Exalibur #3, Fonseca 5-50, and anything by A. Fuente (especially maduro).
  Last week, after a several year hiatus, I got my pipes out of storage 
and decided to start smoking them again.  After trying a few English 
blends, someone gave me a bowl of McClellands #25 to try.  I am 
absolutely in love!  I think this is straight Virginia, and it is truly 
satisfying.  Does anyone else enjoy this?  How about something similar to 
  Well, that's it for now.  I am looking forward to future issues. If 
anyone is ever in New Haven, CT, look for the Owl Shop in town- it is one 
of the oldest and friendliest tobacconists I have ever encountered. 
Drop me e-mail and we'll share a smoke.

[ Heard a lot about the Owl Shop; we'll visit it one of these days! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????????? (Alberto Bonfiglioli PIPEMAKER)
Subject: Some simple advices how smoking the pipe

Dear Steve
Here is my simple advices on  to buy,to choice,to fill,and smoke the pipe. 
   I know people prefer rounded pipe,becouse it's more covenient,but for the
beginners,I suggest straight pipe,that is easier to smoke,suggested
models:billiard,canadian,apple,military.How many?Almost 7, one for day.
   Charge full bowl,light uniformoly with matches,smoke 3/4 times in same
way and then just 3/4 with half filled bowl.Everyme will choose best way
then repeat  with full bowl,for a correct pipe's carbonization,
   Smokes slow and spaced-out,by eluding tougue's and palate's itch.Use
often pipe's temper for pressing the tobac by a right burning: and it pipe
is burning out quietly lighting again.
   Not more thin( because  it burns rapidly ) not more aromatized ( because
it probably bores ) my advice is a medium-regular tobac,more right for the
   After every smoke clean pipe, and there put it by. Never remove the stem
with hot pipe,by eluding shank's and steam's breakage during the smoke use
pipe clean against  condense.
It's easy smoking pipe, it's enough follow my suggestions with a good dose
of will. 
Good pipe's smoke to everyone.
Alberto Bonfiglioli from Bologna downtown.

P.S. I'm looking for two calumet pipes indian's original,please if someone
knows were is possible to find its contact me.... thanks!!! :)
Bonfiglioli keeps the smoker happy.
* "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           *

[ Thanks for the word, Alberto, and good luck finding the calumets! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????
Subject: PIPES and things

Steve, et al:

I've been studying back issues of PD and have been real impressed by the ease
with which Pipes Digest became tobacianna digest. It suddenly dawned on me
around issue 16 or so that I was reading about cigars. This is a nice change
from other newsgroups I've explored (I'm working on a freelance article about
new users on the net and how they are treated.) In some newsgroups,
especially the more sordid, there's a real generation gap and NEWBIES,
especially those from AOL and Prodigy, are despised and not encouraged to
join. While I'm sure our humble moderator has filtered much waste from the
pipeline, this group has a certain civility towards newcomers that must be a
result of tobacco use.

BTW, Steve: I'd love to see some things that didn't make the digest. Do you
respond to the party with a hearty "Nevermore?"

Lately I've been on a pipe smoking kick while a number of cigars (the only
decent ones I could get around here) reconstitute in my humidor. I even broke
down and bought a new pipe: a half bent Denicotea Classic which smokes well,
but has an odd filter--a small tube filled with clear crystals. Can someone
give me info about this? Can it be cleaned, or must it be replaced? Where can
I get more? I also own a Peterson System pipe (stupid question: Do the stems
on these come out? It doesn't seem to want to and I've not forced it.)

The gem of my collection is a three-and-a-half inch long, quarter bent
Albanian briar. It's completely handcarved, including the wooden bit. It's so
small it's easy to take on the road. It smokes well and can hold a good 20
minutes worth of tobacco. (My collection rounds out with three easy-smoking
cherrywood "corn cobs.)

Enough net hogging. Special thanks to Charlie Jewell for taking time out of
his adventure for a brief visit. I wish him the best of luck and encourage
all PDers to meet with him if you can. He's fun to talk to (great stories
about computers, yuppies and various nuclear powered things) and could
probably use a solid meal.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em,


p.s. While visiting a Peace Corps buddy in Atlanta I stumbled across:

                 The Ultimate Cigar and Gourmet Coffee
                 1381 Morrow Ind. Blvd
                 Morrow, GA

It features great coffee, a great selection of pipes and cigars, and a great
smoking room. Ask for Rosemary.

p.p.s. Charlie Jewell, I hope to catch you on your return trip, but if you're
still on the road in late August, look me up at Ole Miss.  --DL

[ Well, DL, I really haven't had to throw much stuff out at all!  In
fact, once in a while, a member grumbles about the length of the
Digest... but I pretty much print everything that comes in. The
toughest part comes when, once in a while, someone says something that
could get himself, me, or some possibly innocent third party
hurt... and the originals of those are discarded.  Some of those I've
printed after editing, and wished I hadn't. 

BTW, I think the no-flame policy has really helped in making newcomers
feel welcome. -S. ]

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From: David Webb <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Mailgroup

Dear Steve,
I hope you don`t mind me making contact but I am very new to the
Internet and e mail, but want to learn more and make contact with like
minded people.  I`ve been in Pipe making since 1972 and manage
operations at Alfred Dunhill Pipes Ltd, London. This gives me the
chance to meet many other Pipe makers in Europe who don`t as yet know
what the Internet is, however perhaps together we can bridge that gap.
It may be that with the help of my contacts inside and outside the
company I can help answer questions on pipe related topics.  Looking
foward to hearing from you.

DAVID WEBB  ?????????????????????????

[ David, I hope some of the other makers will be contacting you!
Welcome! -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: The "resource guide" (CIGARS)

Dear Steve,

Whenever someone mentions a store's address, you reply by saying, "It's in
the guide."  What is this magical guide, and how can I obtain it?

Also, I just returned from a two-month trip through Israel, Greece, Turkey,
and Egypt.  On my way home I had a two-day stop in Amsterdam, and had the
pleasure of visiting what is self-described as "the last of the elegant
tobacco shops," P.G.C. Hajenius.  From the immaculate decor, to the extensive
selection of its walk-in humidor, and even to its extremely helpful staff,
everything about this store was perfect.  The humidor offers a wide variety
of Cuban cigars, as well as every variety of Davidoff.  The also have a large
selection of Dutch cigars (in Amsterdam, go figure!), which are made from a
combination of tobaccos, including Cuban.  Upon recommendation from a fellow
PD subscriber, I purchased a box of De Olifants, Ivory size, which are made
with Cuban, Brazilian, and Italian tobaccos; excellent!  I also bought a
Cohiba Esplendidos for my dad for Father's Day, and a Robusto for myself to
share with him.  The staff was extremely generous in helping me package my
cigars for travel, including giving me free of charge three small
humidifiers.  If your travels ever take you to Amsterdam, make it a point to
check this place out!

                                                  P.G.C Hajenius
                                                  Rokin 96
                                                  tel. 020-6237494
                                                  fax 020-6387221

And of all the countries I visited, Turkey's airport customs was the cheapest
for buying cigars (or anything else for that matter!).

Davey ????????????

[ The Resource Guide is sent to all new members, and is available
(with irregular updates) on the Web and FTP sites. I've sent you a
copy; if other members want an updated one, just ask! Oh, and BTW,
Hajenius is in the Guide, and was mentioned in PD #179. -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????? (John Dakin)
Subject: You probably have this one...

but just in case, here's a listing of a fine shop in Las Vegas, Nevada:
Don Yeyo Cigar Factory, 510 East Fremont, Las Vegas, Nevada  89101.
(702) 384-9262 and (800) 353-9396.

Steve, all cigars in this shop are hand rolled on-site and are exceptional
in quality.  The place isn't much to look at, but the smokes are as good as
any over-priced name brands a tourist would buy in the gift shop at the
big casinos.  The place is for real smokers!

Incidentally, seems as though pipe and cigar shop owners are not as up
to speed on technology as the smokers themselves.  I ask shop owners
wherever I go if they know about this e-collection of afficianados,
and none have yet.  Personally, I appreciate that.  To paraphrase
Groucho Marx, I don't want to buy a smoke from someone who's got the
technology to sell it to me!


John Dakin
Los Angeles, California

[ Don Yeyo wasn't in the Guide, John, but it is now! -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: subscription

Dear sirs, I would be interested in subscribing to your list. I have been an
avid smoker for over twenty years. My interest in tobacco has lead me to a
part time business collecting tobacco seeds from around the world and
reselling them with guides on how to raise tobacco at home. I also try to
promote the other uses of tobacco such as a natural pesticide and as an
ornamental plant. I am currently researching material for a newsletter to my
customers in which I would like to explore the techniques used to hand roll
cigars of different types. I look forward to conversing with fellow tobacco
lovers. P.S., If you would like to reach me by phone my voice/fax # is
601-497-6544. My mailing address is Jim Johnson, 3421 Bream St., Gautier, MS
39553. My E-mail address is ??????????????????

[ I've put your particulars in the "Growing your Own" section of the
Guide, Jim!  Thanks! -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????????? (Philip Henry Burrus IV)


I couldn't help noticing that there have been many requests for a moderately
priced humidor for those not in the jet-set or for traveling. I don't want
to place a full born ad, but I manufacture a $25 humidor which is currently
selling in tobacco shops in 40 states. It provides a perfect 72% humidity
at all times. The humidifier works far better than the Credo Rondo. The whole
package is called "CigarStor".

If the readers can not find CigarStor in their area, they can call me
at 404-237-7340 and I will direct them to a nearby tobacconist selling
the product.  I will also be at the R.T.D.A. trade show, so readers
might tell their local tobacconist to look for us.

I know how frustrating it is to have dry cigars or pipe tobacco. That's why I
designed CigarStor. I wanted all the readers to know that the product does ex
exist. Just ask your local tobacconist.

Philip Burrus,
Vice President
Concept IV, Inc.

[ Philip, I've got Concept IV in the Guide, too! (From PD #187.) But
I'll add your email address.  Perhaps one of our other members could
review the Concept IV for us? -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????? (Craig Shirley & Associates)
Subject: Trip to London


I have recently learned that I will be travelling to London early next
week, and I wondered if perhaps you might have any knowledge of the
pipe and cigar scene over there.  Any shops that I should definitely

If you have any suggestions, please forward them to me at your earliest
convenience.  My flight leaves Washington on July 11th, so time is of the

Yours cordially,

Cliff Johnson

[ Several of 'em, Cliff! See the Guide and the referenced back
issues. -S. ]

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From: "Lancaster Cont. Ed. 00" <???????????????????????????>
Subject: talk

I would like to know where to buy some quality cigarettes.

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From: ????????????????
Subject: Heading out of D.C. soon

Hello fellow PD readers,

If you came in late, I'm a PD subscriber that's been on the road, traveling
the U.S. for the last month+ and I'm kind of passing on the daily happenings
(weekly or so :) to the PD readership.

6/26/95 - After spending all day inside here at my brother's place in
Gaithersburg, MD, Andy got home from work and we took walk down by Lake
Whetstone, a manmade lake below the condo complex where he lives.  It's
really a nice little lake, with places to sit along the way.  After walking
about 15 or 20 minutes, we got to the end of the lake and walked up the hill
to the main road (Montgomery Village) and crossed the street to a local mall.
 I had a hankerin' for a milkshake, and would you believe we couldn't find
anyplace that had them?  In the process of wandering this little mall,
though, I was surprised to find a small tobacco shop!  The place is called:

Tobacco Shack
19328 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD  20879
(301) 963-0330

I didn't get a chance to talk to anyone.  It's also something of a
convenience store, selling a lot of cigarettes, junk food, magazines, etc.
 But I was really surprised to see that they had a pretty fair selection of
pipes, tobacco and such, as well as a humidor for the cigar fans.  There is
another Tobacco Shack close by, too:

Tobacco Shack,
12615 Wisteria Dr.
Germantown, MD
(Sorry I don't have the area code or zip, I'm getting this out of the phone
book here)

Since I'm on a budget, having no income right now, I've really had a hard
time fighting off the urge to buy when I'm in these places, but so far have
done pretty good since I left Colorado.

<time warp occurs here>
Somewhere in the weeks past on my trip across the U.S., I went through a
small town and got into a casual conversation with a nice lady who turned out
to be a psychologist.  We ended up having a very interesting conversation
that I will relate.

I am purposely being vague about where the town is at, population between 20
and 30,000, and some unimportant details have been changed to help disguise
the people and place.  The psychologist purposely left out names and details
to these stories when she told me about them, but you can read them knowing
that in essence, they are all real.

I'll call this person, "Mary".  Mary was an incredible conversationalist, and
working in a mental health clinic, she had lots of interesting stories.  With
the disclaimer that mental illness is not a laughing matter, I must say that
in spite of that, things happen in life that are just...well, funny.  I can't
help it.  Here are just a few funny tidbits:

Mary had a case where a gentleman made some kind of demand over the phone,
and she was not able to give him what he wanted (he wanted an appointment or
something and she simply couldn't accomodate him).  He responded with, "OK,
well, I'm just going to have to kill myself then."  Of course, they take all
threats of suicide as serious, and she went over to his house to deal with
the problem.  When she arrived at his house, he was laying on the couch out
of breath and his live-in girlfriend was comforting him.  Apparently he had
tried to kill himself (remember, this is a true story) "by wrapping his hands
around his throat and choking himself to death."  No lie-- As he recounted,
"Luckily my girlfriend is a strong woman and was able to pry my hands lose."
 I'm not making this up.

Another case was similar, although I don't recall the reason for why this
woman was upset, but she threatened to kill herself by going down to the
beach, stripping herself naked and laying there waiting for someone to come
along to rape and murder her (she never did follow through on this threat, to
my knowledge).

One woman, in her fifties, had been a chronic case ("a regular").  Mary
relayed this story to me to illustrate how some people manipulate the system
to their like crazy (so to speak) once they get to know what they can get
away with.  The woman called Mary and talked for a while, then said that she
decided that she wanted to be committed to the state mental hospital.  Mary
was taken aback by this and said, "Why?"  The woman said that she had friends
there and wanted to be with them.  Of course, Mary couldn't go along with
this, committing a person to a state mental hospital because the patient
wanted to be with her friends.  So, Mary told her that she couldn't do that,
but she could make her an appointment to come in and talk about.  The woman,
being very familiar with the system, having been in it for years, said in a
very non-chalant voice (like she was talking about making a trip to the
library), "Mary, you leave me know choice.  I'm going to have to kill myself.
 I'll see you at the hospital." and she hung up the phone.  Sure enough, the
ambulance went over to the woman's house and found that she had taken a
bottle of pills.  Mary met the ambulance at the hospital and after pumping
the woman's stomach, was able to talk to her.  The woman was furious when
Mary told her that because she had attempted suicide, she would have to be
committed for treatment--at the clinic there in town.  Life just isn't fair.

To bring this all around to something more serious, mental health
professionals have a very stressful job, as I could tell from talking to
Mary.  Joking about things that happen in the course of business is a common
release among therapists.  Mary herself has recently begun therapy because of
some of the experiences that she has had in the process of doing her job.
 She has been molested by patients, twice, and her management refused to back
her in legal action against the patients, because they "weren't about to sue
one of their patients."  Apparently they were concerned about the publicity.

She is also beginning to experience post traumatic stress disorder after a
case where she was called in by police to talk to a man who was very drunk
and had locked himself in a suburban and was threatening to kill himself.  As
she talked to him, he repeatedly slashed his throat and wrists, a total of
10-15 cuts, and bled profusely as she tried to talk him out of the car.  In
the process, she did begin to form a relationship with the man and was
progressing toward getting him to come out.  As she talked to him, the police
(without ever telling her that they planned to do this), seized the first
opportunity they had to break out a window and dive into the vehicle to pull
the man out as he screamed, "Mary! Help me!  Why are they doing this-- Stop
them!"  She had no idea that it was going to happen, and could only stand by
helpless.  She eventually was able to get into the ambulance with him and try
to put some kind of closure on the incident.  When it was all over, she was
covered with blood (his), and had to leave him at the hospital in police
custody.  The case was "over", but they say that even in a short encounter in
a life and death situation like that occurs, people develop a very strong
bond, like when people survive a plane crash together.  I've forgotten what
it's called.  Mary's a tough lady.

<back to a real time>
7/1/95 - Andy and I decided to head down to Accokeek, VA to visit a colonial
farm across the river from Mt. Vernon.  The farm was established to save the
view as it was when George Washington lived.

We didn't get on the road soon enough, I guess, because traffic caught us up
and we decided as we were passing the exit to "Old Alexandria", Virginia,
that we weren't going to make it to the old colonial farm before closing
anyway.  So, off to Old Alexandria we went.

Andy had been there before, so he took us to a place called Murphy's Irish
Pub.  It was a nice little place where we got lunch and had a couple of
Harp's beers (an Irish brew).  It was a neat little place, and Andy says that
usually there's someone there on stage playing Irish music, although we only
saw an empty stage when we were there.

As we left, we saw a Scottish gentleman on the street corner, all decked out
in a kilt and beret (is that what you call what they were), smoking a
cigarette.  We asked him if he knew of a tobacconist in Old Alexandria, and
he said, yes, he did.  In a very distinctly Scottish accent, he pointed us
down the road to a place called "The Scottish Merchant".  There may have been
other tobacco shops, I don't know.  I guess it's not surprising that he sent
us to this one :)  The place is actually kind of two stores in one.  It's
"John Crouch Tobacconist and The Scottish Merchant".  They sell gentleman's
kilts and ladies kilt skirts as well as wool scarves and tams, balmorals,
glengaries, tartan ties, shawls, stoles, travel rugs, trousers, blankets,
golf caps and more.  They have a lot of clan crest items and other Scottish
heritage items.  It was very interesting.  On the tobacco side, there was a
humidor and a wide variety of pipes.  They also do a lot of shipping outside
the country, and in fact, when I was talking to the clerk there, he had just
finished wrapping up a package to a place in Europe (I'm afraid I don't
remember just where, but it was an embassy, actually).  The address and

John Crouch
215 King Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 548-2900

I thought they had an 800 # too, but I don't see it on any of their

After we left there, we wandered around a little more and ended up back by
the Scottish restraunt again.  As we decided to head back to the car, I had a
very interesting experience that I'm still trying to deal with.  A little
background is in order-- In 1988, the company I worked for was downsizing and
was offering a  voluntary layoff.  There was a monetary incentive to
volunteer to be laid off.  At the time, I was struggling with a decision to
leave anyway, because I had always thought of joining the Marine Corps but
went to college instead.  When the VROF (voluntary reduction of force) came
up, I took that as an opportunity to leave and join the officer ranks of the
Marine Corps.  It all starts, though, with a very intense 2 1/2 months course
called "Officer Candidate School" where they put you under a great deal of
mental, but mostly physical, stress and see if you have what it takes to lead
Marines into battle.  Well, I did well, but it wasn't for me, and I dropped
in the last week of the program.  It was a decision that I know was right for
me, but it has haunted me a bit ever since, wondering what might have been.
 In the process of dropping, the platoon commander, company commander, etc.
weren't too happy with what I had to say.  Now, back to Alexandria:

As Andy and I walked back for the car, I walked within 4 feet of my platoon
commander from O.C.S.  It was a complete shock.  The last person in the world
that I expected, or even wanted, to see again, and I almost walked right into
him.  Of course, he didn't recognize me, but I sure recognized him.  I was in
such shock that I just stopped and said to Andy, "Do you know who that was?"
 And I told him.  Meanwhile, my old boss went right on down the sidewalk.  I
wasn't thinking straight then, and we just got in the car and drove off.  I'm
now trying to decide if there was some higher meaning to that chance
encounter.  What are the chances of driving clear across the country, to
spend one day in Alexandria, then walk into one of about 60 people in my
platoon that I thought I'd never see again (much less, the single most
influential person in my life at the time)?  I will be leaving the D.C. area
tomorrow, and now I have to decide if I'm going to try to contact the fine
Lieutenant (most likely Captain by now), and then if I do, what will I say?

7/3/95 -  Andy and I made another stab at the colonial farm, and found it
very interesting.  Among other things, we saw how they grew and cured tobacco
in the old days.  We saw tobacco actually dried in a barn, and it was
tempting to grab a handful and take it home.  But, not only is it against the
rules (probably...I didn't see any sign that said we couldn't, and it was a
self guided tour), but there's probably other steps that have to be taken on
the tobacco to make it smoke right.  It was a full little side trip and
didn't cost anything.

7/3/95 - Waiting for Andy I went down to the lake and did some transcribing
from my little taperecorder onto the computer.  At the same time, I enjoyed a
pipe sitting on the parkbench.  At the last minute, I decided that I was
going to be late meeting my brother, so I packed up the computer and tape
recorder into my fannypack in a hurry and ran off in time to meet him.  We
went over to have dinner at my sister's house and boy was it great!
 Afterward, I got to fishing around in my pocket and realized that I didn't
have my fancy little pipetool.  Darn!  I hope I didn't leave it in the park.
 What are the chances that it would still be there?  Andy estimated about
10%.  It was about 10pm, but he agreed to take me down there, and sure
enough, it was sitting right there where I left it!  I think that it's mostly
due to the fact that it was almost 6pm when I left it there, and few people
probably came by after that.  I would like to think that it was still there
because of the high integrity of the people in the D.C. area, but
unfortunately, I don't think that was the case.  I'm just glad to get it back

7/4/95 - Andy and I got on the Metro and headed for the mall in D.C. to watch
fireworks in the evening  The mall is the big open grassy area between the
Washington Monument and the Capital building that is like a big park.  There
were thousands of people there, and it was real interesting, but we decided
that because it was threatening to rain (and actually did start a few times)
that we didn't want to get caught in a massive dash for the Metro in the
event of rain, with everyone wanting to get back home if they were to cancel
the fireworks.  As it turns out, Andy wasn't all the thrilled about seeing
the fireworks anyway, so that's how we ended up backing out.  Anyway, on the
way down to D.C., we stopped in the White Flint mall and I jotted down the
address on a little tobacco shop in the mall there.  It's just a small
Tinderbox, and nothing of note happened there, but here it is:

The Tinderbox
White Flint Mall
Kensignton, MD  20895
301) 881-8322

Another shop was also listed:
Laurel Center
Laurel, MD  20707
(3010 776-5675

Later we went to Chinatown in D.C. and then headed back home.  Independence
Day for me this year was pretty uneventful, here in the nations capital.
 Ironic, I guess.

7/5/95 - Well, the plan is for me to get on the road again tomorrow, but I'm
not sure if I'll make it.  Several things have come up, not the least of
which is my pondering of my maybe meeting the old Capt. from OCS.  Another is
that one of the guys here where I'm staying (who are from Poland), had gone
up to Philadelphia yesterday and brought back the 13-year-old son of a friend
down to catch a plane out D.C. here back to Poland.  His name is Luke, but in
Polish it's pronounced "OO-kosh" (sort of like Lucas).  Wow, what a neat kid.
 He speaks very good English, considering that he said he had only a little
English in school, and he's been here in the U.S. for only 11 months.  He's
very personable, fun to be around.  He's doing a good job of hiding the fact
that he's really pretty sad about leaving his new friends and family in
Philadelphia.  He's looking forward to coming back again in 2 years.  He
taught me quite a bit of Polish.  Although I really enjoy learning a foreign
language, I'm afraid that after he leaves, and I leave here (where Jacek and
Christopher speak Polish), I won't get much chance to ever use it again.  Oh
well.  It's in the ol' database just in case.

I just read the latest pipes digest and saw the great writeup about the Duke
tobacco experience.  I wish I'd had known about it sooner.  I'm definitely
going to put it on my list of things to see next time I'm on this side of the
country.  My time is about up on this trip, I'm afraid.  I've got to start
heading back, soon.

I'm going to get this on the wire and hopefully I'll find some way along the
route back to check in again, but I'm afraid that this might be my last
writing until I get back home somewhere around the 17th.  I don't have many
contacts across the north part of the U.S. until I hit Montana.  I do have
one possible stop in Chicago that I have to try to arrange, and another
possibly in Flint, Michigan.  It sounds like a couple of neat pipe
collections to see in those places, if I can link up with the PD people in
those areas.  It's just not real easy to make arrangements with people when
you're on the road already.  I guess there's something to be said for hard
and fast plans.  All in all, it's been great being spontaneous.  Sorry if
there are errors in this.  Later!

[ Charlie, thanks again for the travelogue! And also thanks for
putting the shop listings in the Guide format; it does help! -S. ]

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From: Kevin Cook <???????????????>
Subject: www page

Hi fellow pipefolk,

I finally decided to make public the web page I've been slowly putting 
together.  Mainly, it consists of my comments about different tobacco 
blends I've tried.  It started as a list that I was compiling for myself 
to help this absent-minded pipe smoker remember what he has smoked.  Then 
I figured it might as well go on-line as it may be of some use to 
someone.  It is indeed difficult to write about tobacco with any degree 
of accuracy without the necessary vocabulary, the use of which 
sometimes comes off as rather prissy anyway.  The URL is 

I'm sitting here smoking a big bowl of Rattray's Accountant's blend in a 
Genod pipe with a curved shank and bore (apparently Genod is one of the 
few pipemakers who make curved bores), thinking how well this tobacco 
seems to go in this pipe.  I'm also still thinking about an event this past 

I invited a friend of mine to come along with me to Blatter and Blatter's
as I needed some pipe cleaners and had an urge to smoke some of their
Blatter Reserve blend (a sweet, Virgiia, Turkish, latakia and perique
blend), which I hadn't had for a few months.  My friend doesn't smoke, but
always admires my pipes, which are for the most part nothing special, and
he's always got his nose in my tobacco pouches.  He and I picked out a
small but interesting ButzChoquin quarter-bent apple with an erratic hand-
carved surface as the best item in a reduced bin.  Although I had no
intention of buying a pipe (or do I always have the latent intention of
buying a pipe :) ), this one seemed interesting enough, so I adopted it. 
Well, the atmosphere of the shop got to him and before we left on the way
home, he announced that he wanted to smoke a pipe.  Upon arriving home, a
whole 10-minute walk, he proceeded to do just that and initiated my new
pipe with Blatter Reserve.  He always liked the aroma of the heavy English
blends I smoke, so it was only fitting that he try one.  In a way, this
will always be his pipe.  If he decides to continue to smoke a pipe, which
wouldn't surprise me given his enjoyment of the experience, I guess I'll
just let him have his first pipe as a souvenir. 

Well, it's time to try to get some sleep on this hot and sticky
unair-conditioned night so I can be functional tomorrow at the office... 

Life is a test

Kevin Cook,
Computer animator, Montreal

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Internet Pipes Digest.

Dear Steve,

I am a cigar smoker that is conducting market research on the viability of
another on-line cigar store. I have been sending a survey to AOL members to
get their reaction to using such a tobacconist. Overall the response is good
but just not quite enough people to justify the costs yet. 

Would you consider sending or making available this survey to your cigar
smoking members in order that I can get a little better idea of the overall
demand for such a service? In addition, I was going to subscribe to your
mailing list, but did not want to seem rude by subscribing and then
unsubscribing if there is not much info about cigars. Is there a way I can
get a sample of what a subscriber would get before I actually request a

Thank You,

[ Contact Steven for the survey. And, although the Web site is an open
secret, one technically should be a member to get back issues of the
Digest. -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????????????? (Neil Murray)
Subject: Thanks for photo

OK, did you get your copy of the Gazette?  Now everyone knows what you
look like.  Soon you will have throngs of admirers following you
every time you go out in public. {G}  Obviously that issue was a little
late in publication.  I hope to get the next one out at the end of July,
I have that 8 page article by Steve Johnson which will pretty well fill
the issue.  Al Baier, pipe carver of Vermont, has written a very
interesting book review on that new pipe book.  That will also appear.

All for now, almost time again to run off to Indianna on work.

Take care,  Neil

[ Thanks, Neil! So far, I have not yet had my fifteen minutes of fame.
Of course, Wineboss and Thomas Wriggins get theirs, too! -S. ]

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From: Joseph Wojtowicz <??????????????????????>
Subject: on the cheap humidors

	Well, it took me more than a while to get out to the old local smoke
shop, but, when i did, they had the plastic humidors there.
	I looked at them a bit more closely, and they look like a good
deal, with a clay humidifier unit, Humistor IV.  The seal on them is
pretty decent, and when I asked the woman who was working how good of
a job they did keeping things up to snuff, she said that they worked
as well as the wooden numbers, and a shade better than rubbermaid or
	The only problem is that she can't remember where they got them, and
they have lost the paperwork on the order, so they don't know where to get
anymore.  They did have a fair number of them sitting there, maybe a dozen.
	To get one, call
	The Tobacco Bar Ltd.
	(608) 276-7668
	(800) 776-7148
	I don't know what shipping will be on them, but it's worth a
shot.  That and they look pretty nice too.
	Joe Wojtowicz

[ Thanks, Joe! I've put The Tobacco Bar in with the other humidor
providers. -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????????????
Subject: Introduction

Greetings, Steve.  What a wonderful service you're providing!  
I'm a newbie to Compuserve and the Net, but not to pipe smoking 
and collecting.  I've heard about you and what you're doing for 
some time, and am just delighted to benefit from it.

A little about me, as requested...I'm 44, live in Gadsden, Alabama
and began smoking pipes at the tender age of 15.  I've been a fairly
serious collector for the past decade, and since 1987 have attended
2 to 4 pipe shows per year.  (I plan to be in Indy, by the way.)  With 
respect to my pipe interests, I developed a brand-name collection of
Frey pipes, and a motif collection of pipes carved in a "drip wax" style.
In order to make a needed addition to the house, I sold 'em all, which
paid for the work.  Now, I'm into Dunhill Cumberland billiards (used ones)
and Castellos in shape number 84, or "hawkbills".  Thanks to the help of 
Ben Rapaport over the years, I also collect books, periodicals and related
literature about  our avocation. 

Needless to say, I want to get all the back issues of Pipe Digest I can;
should I download them?  Also, how can I make a financial contribution
to further this most worthy cause?

Many thanks, and best regards.

P.S.  Please point out any errors/ommissions/goof-ups I make as I attempt
to learn the proper way to communicate in this new-for-me arena. 

Mike McCain

[ No errors, etc. that I see, Mike! Welcome! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????? (Todd E Haun )
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #194 - July 2, 1995

Dear Steve:

Just got done devouring #194 and wanted to say well done!

Also thought Id pass along a travel tip to the readers.

If you ever find yourself in VA Beach on holiday, (as I did over the 
4th of July),  DONT expect to enjoy your pipes or fine cigars at th VA 
Beach Hilton.  Not allowed.  Posted all over like "NO HUNTING" in a 
National Park!

Keep up the good work and smoke in peace!


[ Thanks for the note, Todd! Perhaps you or some other member would
like to pass on this article, and the circulation number for this
issue, to the management of the VA Beach Hilton, and suggest that they
might lose some business if they fail to accommodate their guests who
enjoy tobacco.  -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: Need Pipes Digest #193

[ Administrativa deleted. -S. ]

For any readers interested, I have put together a informative handout
titled: PIPE SMOKING & HEALTH, which is a collection of abstracts and
conclusions from research on the effects of pipe smoking, from the
international literature.  It gives us pipe smokers a chance to see the
results of research related to our type of tobacco use.  Anyone who would
like a copy can write for one (to help copy copying costs and postage,
a donation of $5, would be appreciated.  Write to: John Trestrail,
5757 Hall St., S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  

Thanks and keep up the good work with the PIPES DIGEST.

Sincerely -- John Trestrail.

[ Thanks for your support, and your work in putting together the
pamphlet, John!  I've put your address in the Guide. -S. ]

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From: Brian Gregson <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest

Dear Steve

Thanks for the Pipes Digest mailings, I enjoy reading them, and 
a.s.p. very much, perhaps too much.  I have a problem; to quote from 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Red-Headed League: "It is quite a 
three-pipe problem."  I'll explain.

I started smoking pipes when I was about 16.  My father and my elder 
brother both smoked pipes and I remember them giving me a new pipe 
and a tin of "Four Square Green" for my sixteenth birthday.  So I 
smoked away happily for many years (not quite continuously!).  I 
didn't collect pipes as such but accumulated a few nice Petersons, a 
beautiful Ben Wade straight-grain "chimney" and a calabash as well as 
lots of other odds and ends.  I smoked mostly English tobaccos such 
as Ogden's St Bruno Flake or Gold Block, Players Whiskey Flake or 
Navy Cut and the occasional treat of Balkan Sobranie or Escudo.

In my early thirties I got bitten by the fitness bug, gave up smoking 
and threw away all my pipes.  I never really got over the tobacco 
habit and enjoyed a cigar or cheroot from time to time.  During this 
period of restraint I lived in the United States for 3 years (I was 
in the Royal Air Force and had an exchange duty with the USMC at MCAS 
Yuma Az) so I missed the chance of visiting all the pipe shops I am 
now reading about in PD and a.s.p. when I was in San Diego, LA, 
Denver, Boston, Washington DC, Sacramento, Reno and so on.  However, 
I did enjoy the occasional pinch of snuff (Copenhagen) with my USMC friends!

A couple of months ago, following a brief affair with hand-rolling 
cigarettes, I decided to try a pipe again after a break of over 12 
years.  I have now retired from the RAF and live in the Shetland 
Islands (pop 22500), a near perfect place to live and bring up a 
family.  Only one problem - no pipe shops!  A general store in 
Lerwick (pop 7000 and the "capital" of Shetland) sells a few cheap 
mass-produced pipes and has a small selection of pipe tobaccos. When 
I went there to buy a pipe they had two Petersons, one which I now 
own, the other since bought by probably the only other pipe-smoker in 
Shetland!  The manager tells me they are unlikely to stock any more 
as there is so little demand these days.  I sometimes (about 3 times 
a year) get a trip South to Scotland (usually Aberdeen or Edinburgh, 
neither of which is renowned for their selection of pipe shops) and 
I'm not aware of any pipe shops in the UK who do mail-order.  I clean 
my Peterson meticulously each night and leave it to dry out on the 
top of the Rayburn (a peat-burning stove) but think it could probably 
do with a longer rest from time to time!

So here I am, enjoying my one and only pipe filled with Balkan 
Sobranie, reading, and beginning to fantasize, about all those 
wonderful pipe stores in the US.  This-morning I was reading a 
posting about a store called Edwards in Richardson from Gary 
Stefancik (in a.s.p. under "Dallas or FT Worth") when it occurred to 
me that some of your readers might be able to help me in my plight.

All I ask is that if someone has a favourite pipe store which 
produces a mailer or catalogue, would they please give them my 
address and ask them to send me one.


Smoke, and live, in peace.


The Old Manse, Westsandwick, Yell, Shetland ZE2 9BH, UK
phone:01957-766211; data/fax:01957-766233; mobile:0378847722

[ Good luck in your quest, Brian! -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Smoke & Mosquitos 

Living in New York City, we have been "blessed" with a large population of
mosquitos this year. Has anyone heard how pipe and cigar smoke effects the
attraction or repelling of mosquitos? I have heard many mixed opinions on
this topic. 

A european friend of Spanish birth has also advised me that if one allows the
remainder of a smoked cigar to fully dry the "ends" of the cigars will repell

Opinions or thoughts anyone?

Thank you,

Karl Leeds


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From: ??????????????????????????????????? (Dirk Magnidoff)

Hallo Steve! Had some trouble with new software-made the setup some days before
and i'm not well-trained in using email. Beg Your(s) pardon.

Here is an email from Germany, Osnabrueck (in the north-west, near the now 
european frontier to the Netherlands). 
Hallo to U.S.A. (and other nations) 
I did read your mail and it made me interested because I'm a smoker and I'll 
write my diploma in a kind of social-history about 
smoking rsp. luxury (goods). Arnold Schmieder (1995), a well known researcher 
here in Germany nominates the social-historic arguments, that the standards of 
idle (in a kind of contemplation) and concentration could be measured by the 
art of tobacco-consume and the ruling smoke appliance; the luxury tobacco 
would be a measurement variable of the society status.  
Remember that smoking pipe or cigar needs restfulness and smoke only touches 
the mouth and not the lungs (normally). But by smoking cigarettes one does it 
during our jobs, in short intervals and in less time to get the effects. 
	Schmieder (1995) means that non-smokers search the staying away of 
smoke- enjoyment in asceticism. But they will not find the way back to the 
laid-back-lifestyle of the pre-industrial society either. 

In literature (SCHIVELBUSCH, WOLFGANG: Die trockene Trunkenheit des
Tabaks; in: Voelger, Gisela (ed): Rausch und Realitaet, Drogen im
Kulturvergleich) 1982, vol.1-3, S. 386 ff, v. 1; ISBN:3499340062)
tobacco and coffee would be incoherent in their modes of action. But
they modify; the aim would be a readjustment of the human organism
under the privilege of mental work.  The brain would be the part of
the human body, which is in the most interest of the new developing
civilian culture - and this is what tobacco supports.  I'll stop it
here. My question to all readers is, who knows literature about
COMPARATIVE LUXURY RESEARCH (less the pharmacological way, more the
historic, social kind). These research-object asks why human beings
are using luxury.  If you know something about institutes, literature
or same research-objects, please answer by email. If you're interested
to read more about it - let it know to me.  I myself have the
possibility to loan an old manual about tobacco trading (and
producing). It has been edited in 1939-1944 and gives a lot of
informations (history, trading, pipes, sorts) but I must remember for
somebody who will get some infos out of it: First that this book is
influenced by the german ideology of Nazis (1933-1945) and that it is
not my opinion and second I need time to scan it. The origin title is:
Handbuch des Tabakhandels, ASCHENBRENNER, H. and STAHL,GUENTHER;
copyright by Richard Gahl, Berlin,1939, fourth edition,1944, 600
sides- the literature-sources are not directly nominated.

Greetings to the unknown receivers of this mail and it would be nice to see 
an answer.

email adress: ???????????????????????????????????

name : Dirk Magnidoff
      (Departement of Sociology (Social Science))

private adress: Jahnplatz 6 Appmt. 513
		49080 Osnabrueck
		Fax is supported by PC- no permanent communication possible

P.S.:If there is any trouble by reading this file, may be it depends
on my origin word f.windows script. Let it know to me.

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From: ???????????????? (Ed Berggren)

Hello, Steve,

  I thought that I would, as a means of delaying the start on my weekend
chores, respond to several questions posed in PD #194.

Barry (???????????????) asked two questions:

1)  Do I remember Holmes being an opium smoker?  I know very little about
the use of this drug--Isn't it smoked in a pipe?  Could the clay pipe have
been an opium pipe?

  No, Sherlock Holmes was not an opium smoker--he used cocaine, a 7 percent
solution injected with a hypodermic syringe (see 'The Sign of the Four'
which also provides the only reference in the canon to Holmes also using
morphine on occasion).  It must be remembered that, although shocking to us
today, back in those days cocaine was available over-the-counter.  It was
the ingredient that made Lydia Pinkham's Medicinal Compound so popular, and
it was an ingredient in the original Coca-Cola formula (hence the "Coca").

  Opium was (and, I assume, still is) smoked in pipes, but these tended to
be long-stemmed affairs with metal bowls, not clay.  Holmes did spend time
in opium dens, but only when he was on a case--he was not there to indulge
(see 'The Man With the Twisted Lip').

2)  I have read several things about cherry-wood pipes--What is the real
word on them?  Do they smoke well?  Where can I get a good one to try out?

  Cherry-wood is a soft wood along with rosewood hickory, and sometimes
corncobs are placed in this category.  Because they are a softwood, they
tend to burn out more quickly than briar.  Also, it has a tendency to split
from the heat of burning tobacco and cake buildup.  For this reason, many
cherry-wood pipes are made with the bark left on them to help prevent
splitting.  They don't season as well as briar, but they do produce a nice
woody-tasting smoke.  They tend to be relatively inexpensive, so, like
corncobs, are a nice alternative when going places or doing things to which
you don't want to subject a more expensive briar.  I've seen (and bought a
couple over the years) cherry-wood pipes at tobacconists, and I know that
Thompson's Cigar Co. sells a set of 3 (in this case without the bark) for

  ?????????????? asked about the new Arturo Fuente Opus X cigars.  The
Summer '95 _Cigar Afficionado_ had an interview with Carlos Fuente Sr. in
which the Opus X was discussed.  Here's a couple of excerpts:

  "Three years ago, the Fuentes also attacked one of the long-standing
myths about the Dominican Republic:  You can't grow shade wrapper there.
Today, the family has three vintages of shade-grown wrapper in its
inventory, and, Opus X, the new cigar that carries the wrapper, will hit
the market this summer."

  "I think it will probably be over $10 for the big cigars...Maybe as high
as $12....We plan to come out with six or seven sizes."

  Hmmm...$12 for one cigar.  I can buy 4 to 6 ounces of pipe tobacco for
$12, enough to keep me going for weeks.

  Well, enough for now.  Smoke 'em if you got 'em.


[ But wasn't there one story which began with Watson chiding: "Well,
is it to be morphine tonight, Holmes? Or cocaine?" -S. ]

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

From: ??????????????????? (Brad H. Johnson)
Newsgroups: alt.smokers,alt.smokers.cigars,alt.smokers.pipes
Subject: The ENEMY & Their Current Campaign

The following tidbits were found at:


House Resolution 1455 will dramatically increase taxes on all
tobacco-related products.  This Bill is being brought to you by your
friends: Mr. Stark, Mr. Waxman, Mr.  McDermott, Mr. Miller of
California, Mr. Serrano, and Mr. Meehan.

House Resolution 969 will prohibit smoking on all airline flights
originating or ending within the US.  This Bill is targeting foreign
airlines, foreign businessmen, and tourists coming to the US.  This
Bill is being brought to you by your friends: Ms. Slaughter,
Mr. Oberstar, Mr.  Miller of California, Mr. Frost, Mr. LaFalce,
Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Filner, Ms. McKinney, Mr. Owens, Ms. Woolsey,
Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Lewis of
Georgia, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr.  Borski, Mr. Underwood Mr. Hansen,
Mr. Yates, Mr.  Lipinski, Mr. Bryant of Texas, Mr. Visclosky,
Mr. Evans, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Lewis of Georgia,
Mr. Waxman, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Nadler, Mr.  Wilson, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Mineta, Mr. Meehan, Mrs.  Morella, and Ms. Velazquez.

Senate Bill 933 appears to be a companion Bill to HR-1455.  It is
being brought to you by your friend: Mr.  Simon.

If you value what little freedom you have left, you might want to
seriously consider calling your Congressman.  If not, boys and girls,
the tobacco-nazis are going to send you all down the River!

Brought to you in the Public Interest...

[ Please call or write now, especilly on HR 1455 and Senate 933. And
remember in November. -S. ]

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From: "Kenneth McLeroy" <?????????????????????????????????????>
Subject: Carnuba Wax

        Thank you for adding me back onto the Pipes Digest. I have missed 
     the information and discussions since I moved to Oklahoma last August. 
     Recently, I have appreciated the information on pipe restoration since 
     my mother found some old pipes at a garage sale in Texas that I wanted 
     to refurbish. One of the pipes, the pipe in the worst shape owned by 
     someone who apparently beat it out on the heel of his shoe, was an 8 
     dot Sasieni. 
        In any case, I had a question for the digest. Where do I find 
     Carnuba wax for polishing the outside of the bowls? Any help would be 
        -Ken McLeroy

[ Pimo's sells carnauba wax; actually, I think you can also get it
through woodworking outlets and even auto parts stores (where it is
sold as a car polish.) -S. ]

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From: christian garvin <??????????????????>
Subject: (no subject)

i have been smoking premium cigars since i was 15, long before a certain 
magazine brought us smokers out of the closet.  I am now about to 
graduate from a university and would like ot know if you have any 
information about breaking into the cigar industry. I would love to 
develop my passion for cigars into a career, so any information you have 
would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

[ Good luck, Christian! Please let us know what develops. -S. ]

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                       Today's Snappy Comeback:

(At a nice four-star French restaurant:) [loudly] "Hey, buddy! If you
don't have any money, you should have thought of that before you
                                - 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 #195 - July 11, 1995
  2. Subject: Happy 4th of July
  3. Subject: Hello
  4. Subject: Some simple advices how smoking the pipe
  5. Subject: PIPES and things
  6. Subject: Pipes Mailgroup
  7. Subject: The "resource guide" (CIGARS)
  8. Subject: You probably have this one...
  9. Subject: subscription
  10. Subject: Trip to London
  11. Subject: talk
  12. Subject: Heading out of D.C. soon
  13. Subject: www page
  14. Subject: Internet Pipes Digest.
  15. Subject: Thanks for photo
  16. Subject: on the cheap humidors
  17. Subject: Introduction
  18. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #194 - July 2, 1995
  19. Subject: Need Pipes Digest #193
  20. Subject: Pipes Digest
  21. Subject: Smoke & Mosquitos
  22. Subject: The ENEMY & Their Current Campaign
  23. Subject: Carnuba Wax
  24. Subject: (no subject)
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