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Subject: Pipes Digest #197 - August 3, 1995

		  Pipes Digest #197 - August 3, 1995
	     Copyright (C) 1995 by Stephen P. Masticola.
	   All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 1317

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And, as some of you may have noticed, it's been about two weeks since
the last Digest went out.  No excuses, just been busy. Hope you don't
mind.  But, taking Nording in hand, filling it with Three Nuns, and
hoping for a cool breeze, we now bring you the first in a one-to-three
part late-summer miniseries, featuring news of reeds, nylon, wodka,
concealed weapons, and of course the winners of the Lousiest Smoke
Contest...


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

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From: ????????????? (Antti Kalliokoski)
Subject: The price of Early Morning Pipe

Hi Steve

I'm sorry about my obscure expression. What I really wanted to know was the 
price of Dunhill's * Early Morning Pipe* in USA, not the Amphora's. I meant 
that Early Morning Pipe costs 10 $ per 50 grams here in Finland. (Amphora 
costs here a little over 5$, 40 grams)

Now I have packed my rucksack (loaded with Early Morning Pipe) and am gonna 
fly early to morrow to Lapland. Will be back August 11th. 

Antti Kalliokoski, Finland (?????????????)

[ Checking a handy and none-too-recent copy of the JR Cigar catalog,
50 grams of EMP could be had for US$3.75 in the winter of 1994.  Enjoy
your trip to Lapland!  -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????? (Jack Scheible - Logicon/VGS)
Subject: Nastiest Smoke

Steve:

I've been getting the Pipe's Digest for a couple weeks now,
and I love it.  Thank you.

I thought I'd put in my two-cents worth on my worst smoke ever.
Actually, it's probably a three-way tie.

The first contender I smoked when I was a lad at summer camp.
We cut reeds from beside the river, set fire to one end, and
inhaled from the other.  Most unsatisfactory.

The next contender was a pipe tobacco blended by the proprietor
of a shop in Fredericksburg, VA.  It smelled OK until one actually
set it afire.  The scent of the smoke was reminiscient of burning
electrical wire.  Being at work at the time, I was quickly inundated
by people wondering where the fire was.  I was told that I could
smoke my cigars and pipes all I wanted, but I was not to use that
particular tobacco again.

The last candidate for my worst smoke ever was the ubiquitous menthol
cigarette.  I have come to believe that the only reason menthol is
added to cigarettes is to hide the fact that the tobacco is worthless
for any other purpose, save perhaps fertilizer.  :-)

Keep up the good work.

-jack

[ Why, I remember smoking reeds as a kid too! Despite the fact that
there were always a lot of reeds around, I also remember not doing it
too often.  -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????????????????
Subject: Henry Clay - Great Compromiser  [cigar]

Here's a true story that only a cigar smoker can truly appreciate so I 
thought I'd send it for all to enjoy:

While on vacation the week of the Fourth of July, we stopped in at Jon's 
Pipe Shop in Champaigne, IL.  They have a good selection of estate pipes 
on hand, and I selected a nice calabash briar along with a couple maduro 
cigars.  One was a Henry Clay Brevas Ala Conserva [Corona Extra from the 
Dominican Republic: 46 ring, 5 5/8 long].  

Well, last night I took it from the humidor since I thought I'd have time 
to enjoy it.  My wife was doing a round of diaper changes as I cut off 
the end and lit it up.  It had a spicy taste and a tight draw.  As I 
looked down Amy was just finishing up the our 9 month old son.  Instead 
of settling down for a quiet evening, I saw her grab his sister and take 
her diaper off again.  The diaper was just as clean as it was when she 
put it on minutes earlier.  Only then did we realized that it was the 
Henry Clay that caused the pungent aroma every mother is familiar with.  
I offered to let it go out or move to the porch; but after a few minutes 
the aroma changed to that spicy, full aroma I had expected.  Overall, it 
was a nice cigar, but that initial lighting certainly called for a great 
compromise.  Perhaps that's the reason for the name?
++++++++++++++
Neil Flatter                 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Chemistry - Math             Chemistry Facilities Technician
Novell Supervisor            5500 Wabash Avenue 73
(812) 877 - 8316             Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999
 FAX: 877 - 3198             ???????????????????????


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From: Steve Beaty <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: http://www.netreach.com

Nanosh and all,

> http://www.netreach.com
> 
> [ Tried it, Nanosh, but I couldn't get through. -S. ]

	the URL:

	http://www.netreach.com/busonweb/Sherlocks/Pulvers.html

	works for me and i've put it on the PD web page...

-- 
Steve Beaty                                                   ???????????????
Hewlett-Packard                                     ?????????????????????????
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA             http://www.lance.colostate.edu/~beaty

[ Thanks, Steve! Will update the Guide. -S. ]


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From: Steve Beaty <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Web page...

Steve,

	i believe the problems some folks were having with the
	searching of the past digests has been cleared up.  i do
	appreciate people letting me know when things aren't quite
	right.  just thought i'd let everyone know...

-- 
Steve Beaty                                                   ???????????????
Hewlett-Packard                                     ?????????????????????????
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA             http://www.lance.colostate.edu/~beaty

[ And, as always, thank you for your excellent webmastery! -S. ]


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From: "Don S. Johnson" <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re:  RTec 07/19 0923  EP

>>Didn't get a thing after that..<< Wonder where it went? An Internet "Dead 
Letter Office"? The Federal Office of Politically and Socially Acceptable 
Transmissions (FOPSAT)? In any event what I was trying to send was a Reuters 
news report that the EU was making a move towards banning tobacco advertising 
throughout its member countries, usually the first step towards more drastic 
supression. Sorry it didn't arrive. Good thing I'm not (too) paranoid.
 dsj

[ FOPSAT did not intercept your message; it was ambushed by the
Spinach Quiche Liberation Army.  Having no First Amendment, the EC
may, sadly, be prone to such things... -S. ]


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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Kessler and the FDA

     In the latest digest, you said remember Kessler at election time.  
     Although I can follow your disgust with him, I do not understand what 
     you mean by "remember him at election time."  The FDA Chief 
     Admninstrator is an appointed position subject to congressional 
     confirmation.  In case you weren't aware, Kessler is a Reagan era 
     bureaucrat, elevated to the Chief position at the end of Reagan's 
     second term or at the beginning of the Bush administration.  He is a 
     holdover into the Clinton Administration more or less because they 
     wanted an "independent" voice in that agency.  At least that's what 
     the conventional wisdom was in early '93.  
     
     Sincerely, Dave Hirsh

[ Unfortunately, Kessler seems to be one of these public officials who
is accountable to no one.  However, we can remember who supported him,
and who opposed him, in his efforts to take over the BATF and
criminalize tobacco. -S. ]


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From: "csoc::mrgate::a1::smithra"@csoc.dnet.dupont.com
Subject: WANT TO JOIN PIPES MAILGROUP

From:	NAME: Roger A. Smith                
	FUNC: DUPONT NYLON                    
	TEL: 992-3199                         <SMITHRA AT A1 AT CSOC>

STEVE,
I'D LIKE TO JOIN. I'M A DUNHILL & ASHTON NUT. THEME FOR MY 
DUNHILL COLLECTION IS "DUNHILL THROUGH THE YEARS." MY OBJECTIVE 
IS TO HAVE ONE GOOD DUNHILL FOR EVERY YEAR THEY WERE MADE, I.E. 
SINCE 1910. I'M NO KURT LANDECK, BUT I ALREADY HAVE MORE THAN A 
HYUNDRED AND HAVE ALL THE YEARS COVERED BACK TO 1918 EXCEPT FOR 
'41, '42, AND '51. THE DIFFICULTY OF FINDING A 1951 DUNHILL IS A 
REAL MYSTERY----SEE LOTS OF 1950 AND 1952. SO I'M SEARCHING FOR 
THE ELUSIVE '51 DUNHILL! (AND I LOVE THE HUNT!). I'D LOVE TO HEAR 
FROM ANYONE WHO KNOWS OF A CLEAR CUT '51. ALSO HUNGRY FOR 
PRE-MARCH 1915 DUKE STREET.

PLEASE ANSWER BACK IF YOU GET THIS, AND LT ME KNOW HOW TO JOIN.
REGARDS,
YOURS IN THE BLUE HAZE,
ROGER

[ Got it loud and clear, Roger, and good luck on your search for
early-fifties Dunhills!  BTW, this isn't a flame, but if your computer
is capable of upper/lower case, most net denizens think it looks
better. -S. ]


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: Re:  (no subject)

sorry about that - my first night on the internet, please bear with
my ignorance...

i am robert langsam, chief smoking officer of the CLASSIC CIGAR CLUB 
in naples, florida.  i founded the club a year ago - we now have 
close to 600 members.  i hold 2 events/mo.  last month we had our 
first formal event, SUPER SMOKER 95, and raised $20,000 for charity.

i also started the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CIGAR CLUBS last 
year.  this fraternity now has close to 50 members.

i publish a free newsletter called THE DOUBLE CORONA.  my last 16 
page/30 photo issue included contributions and photos from 18 clubs. 
next issue comes out later this summer, circ 15,000

i am interested in knowing more about what you do - and if you're 
interested, i would like to send you some of my info....

thanks, steve

[ Welcome, Robert!  I've tried to answer your questions in private
mail; I'll list your cigar clubs in the Guide, with you as the
contact.  Please keep us advised of your activity!  -S. ]


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From: ???????????
Subject: Pipes Pics

Steve:

Have noted requests in the past on PD for pipe pictures. I have all standard 
shapes on disc and would be glad to send copies to any PD readers who want 
them. Pipes are arranged so that individual shapes can be lifted.

Files are in three formats: TIF, PCX and WPG.

Best,

Craig
Let me not to the true marriage of pipe smokers and their tobacco admit 
impediments.

[ I'm sure you'll have many responses to your generous offer, Craig! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: charred pipe rims

Steve: one of my recent customers for some nice estate pipes was impressed
with the clean and smooth condition of the rims for used pipes. His were
always built up with black residue after awhile and he was worried that he
was doing something wrong. Below  is my respose which might be of use to some
of your readers. Regards,.....Rex

The black residue on the rim is due to ash deposits as well as finish and
tobacco oils  which are charred from your lighting over time. Try the
following, in increasing order of seriousness:

*  Use long wooden matches which allow you to focus the fire into the bowl
hole.
*  Wipe off the top after each smoke with a damp paper towel.
*  Wipe the top periodically wi th a rag moistened with vodka or similar.
*  Gently scrape with a sharp pen-knife lightly held at a near right angle to
the surface and     
    then lightly buff with mild jewelers rouge or similar polishing compound
on a soft rag 
   before  re-waxing and final buffing.
*  Take to your favorite pipe repair and restoration expert.

[ Mightn't the vodka harm the finish? -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Cigar Aficianado

Hello,

My name is Mike Levin (?????????????????).

I was wondering if anybody on this list has seen the new Harvey Keitel movie
"Smoke."

It involves people around and who work at a Brooklyn cigar store.

I am also writing to say that I am an avid reader of "Cigar Aficianado"
magazine...I am also trying to get my hands on a copy of "Wine Spectator"

I have the Summer 1995 issue of "Cigar Aficianado" and Jack Nicholson is on
the cover.
He had a fabulous interview, but I am writing to say that an amazing
interview that Cigar Aficianado could have (and to have on their cover) would
be to have David Letterman.

Thank you.

Mike Levin

P.S.   Has anybody been to the Cigar Aficianado smoking room at 387 Park
Avenue South, New York?

[ What? They run a smoking room? Re Wine Spectator, I've seen it at
several bookstores.  -S. ]


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From: Courtney M Evans <?????????????????>
Subject: In response to open discussion topic...

 ...a friend of mine (non-smoker) bought me a pouch of pipe tobacco
from a tobacconist in a town he was visiting. The tobacco was called
"Monte Verde" and the experience was like, well, putting a dead pine
tree in my pipe and setting it on fire.

--CME


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From: ???????????????? (Thomas Glenn Zimmerman)
Subject: Any Pipe/Tobacco Shops on Long Island?

I've seen many messages informing readers of shops throughout the country, 
but I have not noticed any mention of shops on Long Island.  If anyone has 
some places they know of, I'd appreciate it greatly if they post a reply to 
the list or myself.  Thanks!

__________________________________________________________________
Danke sehr, Auf Wiedersehen!


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From: "Nanosh J. Lucas" <????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pulvers' Prior Briar is up!

Are there a lot of people having trouble getting to 
http://www.netreach.com?  I'd like to hear from anyone who's having 
trouble - email me at ????????????????????

Steve: can you get to the first page by using one of the links? - I'm 
trying to figure out what's the matter.

Nanosh


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From: Mark Lathem <??????????????????>
Subject: J.T. & D. Cooke

Steve,
   
Having recovered from the sad experience of visiting a dying pipe shop
(as related in the last issue), I thought I might share a *much* more
pleasant experience.
   
At the PCI Show in St Louis I was enthralled by a table of gorgeous
Dunhill LBs, all of which were well beyond the reach of my meager
budget.  Upon returning from the show, I decided to look into the
possibility of having a "clone" made.  I had heard good things about Jim
Cooke through the Digest and the "Ephemeris," so I gave him a call.
   
I had a very pleasant conversation with Jim, during which I explained
that I wanted an LB shape with an ODA-size bowl in a shell finish, with
a fishtail saddle bit.  Jim told me he would ship the pipe to me (*on
approval*, no less) in about a month.
   
I received the pipe two days ago; to say I am pleased would be an
understatement.  The pipe is nothing short of a work of art.  The
sandblasting is excellent, and Jim's stem work is nothing short of 
superb.  The smooth-polished top (an agreed-upon design modification) 
reveals tons of birdseye, and the overall visual impact of the piece 
is striking.  This afternoon I stuffed its capacious bowl with Bob
Hamlin's "Equinox" blend and discovered that the pipe smokes as good as
it looks--no mean feat.  I'm seriously considering having Jim make 
a "Tanshell" mate in the very near future.
   
Dealing with Jim  is extremely enjoyable.  He is a craftsman of the 
first order, and his prices are very reasonable.  He's listed in
the Guide, but here is his address and phone number again:
   
J. T. & D. Cooke
RFD 1 Box 1022
East Fairfield, VT 05448-9801
(802) 849-6272
   
Upon request, Jim will send a flyer with a price list and photos of some
of his work.  I *wholeheartedly* recommend Jim to anyone who wants a
custom pipe made-to-order, or to anyone who needs any sort of repair
work done.  I guarantee they won't be disappointed.
      
--
 Mark Lathem   
"Pipe smoking is properly an intellectual exercise" --C. Morley

[ I've had the Cookes in the Guide a long time. Never used their
services yet, but I will likely send two or three stem repairs to them
next, on the strength of your reco and others.  -S. ]


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From: "Shawn M. Fox" <????????????>
Subject: Young people and pipes

Steve,

Thank you for the wonderfull digest.  I've been content just to read many 
of the posts.  But Ken's question about people in there 20's smoking pipes 
prompted me to finally write a brief introduction, relate a story, and ask 
a question.  I'm 29 years old an have been smoking a pipe for about 12 
years.  I have 12 pipes in my collection, and mostly smoke a blend called 
Argonock (Spelling is questionable) its a blend that I get mailed to me 
from Michigan.  

I remember when I was in my early 20's smoking a pipe when driving 
frequently would cause radom stoping by the state police.  Allthough I was 
not speeding, or doing anything else wrong, the stops started to become a 
regular problem.  When being stoped the routine was always the same,the police 
officer would walk to the side of my auto, notice that I was not attempting 
to hide the pipe or whatever blend I was smoking, take a large smell of my 
auto, and then let me go.  The way I actually got this to stop was simple.  
I grew a beard.  No kidding.  It does work.

One quick question, I'm looking for insight.  I smoke when driving.  I have 
a ragtop.  So there is no roof,  any suggestion on how to smoke in a 
convertable.

Thanks

[ Quickly... :-) -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re: #1(4) Pipes Digest #196 - July 20, 1995

Hello friends,
    Un fortunately I haver taken a job that requires me to be away months at
a time.  At this point I do not have a laptop, so I am going to have to
unsubscribe...with regret.  I must say that this 6 months I've been on have
been fantastic!  I've learned so much about cigars (and pipes).  I want to
personally thank each one of you for enriching my life!

         Ron Renken

Feel free to e-mail me, however it may take a few months!

[ And, even though you won't see this, thank you for being with us! -S. ] 


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From: ?????????????????????? (Gerry Hilton)
Subject: Halifax Tobacconist

Good Evening to All ...

        Steve, I was in Halifax today and came across a good tobacco shop
that you may wish to add to the resource guide. I asked the owners 
permission to submit it and promised I'd mail him a hard copy of the Digest. 
(He'd
never heard of us... oh the shame!) His address is...

        Sievert's Limited
        Tobacconist
        1573 Barrington St.
        Halifax, Nova Scotia
        Canada
        B3J 1Z7
        
        Ph. 1-902-422-4544

They carry a large selection of pipes and cigars and a fairley good stock of 
tobacco. I bought some Dunhill 965 and a packet of Brigham Vanilla and Maple.
I must admit .. it certainly tastes .. uh.. different.. than my homegrown
which I've been using for the last five years. I've got a lot to learn about 
flavouring and curing.
        BTW, his cuban cigars run in price from $4.95 to $24.95 each. He 
wasn't sure about mailing because no one has ever asked him before.

        Smoke in Peace  ....   Gerry
        
         Gerry Hilton
         Nova Scotia             ??????????????????????
         Canada                   Ph / Fax 902-682-3194  


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From: ???????????????????? (Nanosh J. Lucas)
Subject: PULVERS' PRIOR BRIAR

Hi -

I just wanted everyone to know that there was an error on the orderform of
Pulvers' Prior Briar Home Page.  The real # to call is 1-800-863-PIPE.  I
hope nobody has had the unfortunate experience of calling only to find that
there is a missing digit.  Sorry...

Nanosh J. Lucas
Netreach Communications
P.O. Box 52044
Palo Alto, CA  94303
Phone: 415-691-0338
Email: ????????????????????
http://www.netreach.com


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From: "M. Arndt" <????????????????>
Subject: [re] worst smoke

My absolute worst smoke?  That's easy... in fact I think I mentioned it in an
earlier issue.

The players:  Bengal Slices (aromatic)
              Peterson Killarney 02

BTW, recently on a.s.p, several people discussed the Killarney pipe and its
highly glossed plastic (?) finish.  I know after I got mine, I hated it worse
than anything.  Big, heavy, the stain so dark you can barely see the grain, and
that mysteriously hard, glossy finish that definitely isn't carnauba wax. 
Certainly didn't compare to other Petersons (a 312 system pipe and a Shamrock
canadian) I have, and MOST certainly not with my Ashtons!

So anyway, a relatively inexperienced smoker smoking a latakia mixture in this
klunky pipe, wondering if this the ethereal Bengal Slices experience that
everyone was touting on a.s.p and PD.  After a quarter hour later of puffing
and staring at the Tyndall blue smoke, I became _extremely_ green around the
gills.  My other tin of the "real" (i.e., nonaromatic variety) Bengal Slices
has been sitting in storage ever since, waiting, waiting...

I hope we'll follow this thread with our best smoke ;->

(BTW, to follow up on my last article that I found on Sherlock Holmes' smoking
 habits in the Baker Street Journal (New Series), I'm trying to locate another
 promising article entitled "The Pipe and Cap", which is in the BSJ,
 New Series, 1959, volume 1.  Any Holmesian scholars out there with
 access to this periodical?  I've been looking at Gravesend Books'
 catalog each month and they never have that issue...)

Cheers,
M. Arndt


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From: ????????????????
Subject: good smoke, bad smoke, FDA, etc.

Steve, etc.

Had a remarkably pleasant cigar smoking experience the other day with, of all
things, a Don Diego (6x48). When I first got them last year I thought they
smoked well, but were a little bland; however, after aging eight months in my
humidor (pressed up against a couple Partagas, and at one point, a Romeo Y
Julieta--Dominican, not Cuban), the tobacco matured wonderfully and picked up
some spice. I lit up on a quiet Sunday morning and enjoyed 45 minutes of
perfectly burning, medium-flavored smoke. I have one left and hope I enjoy it
as much.

Unfortunately, smoking has not always been so pleasant. Recently, I lit up a
Royal Jamaica Churchill that smoked like an old Commodore 64 (I own a Packard
Bell, so I can't sign on to Steve's analogy to cigars built like them=2E) It
drew like a straw in a sponge, and started to burn down the side. At one
point the top was two inches ahead of the bottom. I crushed out the unburnt
spar, cut it off even and tried again. It burnt better, but still drew
poorly. I remember being in the mood for a relaxing smoke that day. As you
can see, I didn't get it.

The worst tasting smoke I ever had, besides a Swisher Sweet (I just don't get
the sugar thing) was a 5 inch something-or-other from the Thompson Cigar
Company. Harsh, bitter, stung my lips, left an after taste like burnt garlic.
I took five puffs and gave up. It actually put me off cigars for a couple
weeks, which is too bad, because I've smoked some Thompson sizes that I've
really enjoyed.

As for the on-going tobacco battle: I do think the FDA is overreacting, not
to tobacco, but to their own embarrassing 20+ years of inaction. Anyone who'd
ever seen their friends or relatives try to quit smoking knew that something
in the cigarette was addictive, so the FDA shouldn't dump all the blame on
the tobacco companies. To say they covered up something that was so painfully
obvious is silly. The FDA should just say that both sides screwed up and then
both sides should relax and get on with life. Tobacco is not the Great Satan
Kessler says it is, but likewise, no-smoking sections and smoke-free flights
are not a threat to the Constitution. To quote Molly Ivins, `these things are
not tyranny, they're a pain in the ass.' There's a huge difference. 
IMHO, it IS time for the cigarette machines to go. In England I once saw a
vending machine that dispensed beer and the ingredients for mixed drinks
(airplane bottles of gin and tonic, etc.). It was surrounded by kids
obviously under the legal drinking age who were popping in a handful of
pounds and pence for pints of bitter. I've seen similar groups of kids
surrounding cigarette machines in the States. Since most of the adults I know
buy their cigarettes by the carton, I don't think it will kill smoking to
eliminate the machines and limit minors' access to cigarettes. Beyond that
though, I offer my own Presidential Campaign slogan. . . Aslogan I feel
covers all areas of current American political debate, especially tobacco,
abortion and violent/sexy art/movies, etc:

	Lighten Up, America.

Smoke 'em,

DL 

[ Well, in the words of The Boss: "Poor men want to be rich/rich men
want to be kings/and a king ain't satisfied until he rules
everything."  IMHO, this applies to types like Kessler.  BTW, have you
noticed that the BATF has had a _lot_ of bad publicity lately?  Maybe
they deserve it, but is this just a coincidence? -S. ]


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From: ???????????????? (Ed Berggren)
Subject: Worst Smoke

Hello, Steve,
  Worst smoke, eh?  Well, offhand, I can think of two, 1 cigar-related and
1 pipe-related.
  The cigar incident happened early last summer before I learned about the
joys of smoking premium, hand-rolled cigars.  I had picked up a few small
boxes of drug-store cigars, just to see if there was anything I liked.  One
of these was a small cigar that touted a "pipe aroma" made, as I recall, by
Muriel.  It was awful!  I don't know what the aroma was like, but after
just a few puffs, I threw it away in disgust.  Bad aftertaste too.
  The worst pipe-smoking experience I ever had was similar.  I like to
check out different blends/brands of tobacco, including store-bought blends
because one never knows when one will be trapped in a out-of-the-way place
and the only tobacco available is that sold at the local drug store or
supermarket.  So anyway, I bought a pouch of Apple tobacco.  Blecchh!
Awful stuff.  I smoked about half the pipe, decided it wasn't going to get
any better, emptied out the pipe, and threw the rest of the pouch away.
  Now, of course, one person's bad smoke is another person's joy of life
and someone must be smoking Apple because it's been around quite awhile.
But it certainly wasn't my cup of tee--or pipe of tobacco for that matter.
  No doubt, my worst experiences aren't all that bad compared to some.  But
there you have them for what they're worth.

--Ed


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From: "A. W. Donovan-Shead" <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Smoke Signal #17 [PIPE]

Smoke Signal #17
?????????????????

Unusual weather we have enjoyed here in Oklahoma, by the First of July it
is usually hot and oppressively humid. Last week we had some heavy rains
after which the wind swung from South to North, lowering the humidity,
giving us bright, sunny days with cooling breezes; today was one such.

Saturday is my day off when I run errands in the morning, a bustle of
driving hither and thither. Afternoon, I spent immersed in Barron's
newspaper amazed at the sorcery, attending the technical-trader's pursuit
of profit. Mid afternoon, I drove out to inspect, with a proprietorial
eye, my new investment, a position in sixty-three thousandths of a local
company. I have come to believe that we should take care of affairs in our
own backyard before we worry about events in faraway places, and agree
with the sentiments of the Irish essayist Hubert Butler, neatly expressed
in his essay "Beside the Nore" and summed up in his final paragraph.

"I have always believed that local history is more important than national
history.  There should be an archive in every village, where stories such
as the old man told me are recorded. Where life is fully and consciously
lived in our own neighbourhood, we are cushioned a little from the impact
of great far-off events which should be of only marginal concern to us." 

As for history, so with investing, I try to invest locally. But investment
cannot be done in isolation of national and international events,
particularly not with a business that depends on the strength of the
national and international economies. Hence Barron's and investing
locally, consistent with making some money. I'll be local so long as the
company's balance sheet continues to look strong and healthy. And the
company looked good too, on twelve acres in a no-frills part of town,
tucked away down a dead-end street behind a material reclamation plant.
There was no money being wasted on fancy office space.

Late afternoon, I took a nap and awoke, groggy, to greet Marcia home from
work. We were going to cook chicken over the barbecue in our back garden,
but decided instead to bake it in the oven. We turned on the oven to
preheat. To pull myself together, I brewed some tea and while so doing
couldn t understand why I was smelling garlic and other pizza smells that
became ever stronger, until I realized in alarm that the remains of the
pizza we ate last night was still in its cardboard box, parked in the
oven. With a cry of despair, I yanked open the door and pulled out the
scorched and smoking box, quickly taking it outside while the smoke-alarm
shrieked its warning. Now, I was wide-awake. A minute longer and I should
have needed the fire extinguisher. We shouldn t store things in or on the
cooker.

Too much excitement and smoke. We returned to our original plan, I lit the
barbecue and grilled and basted the chicken. Marcia steamed cob corn in a
little milk and water. It was well after seven o clock before we ate
tender chicken and the sweetest of corn, a most satisfying meal easiest to
prepare.

Summertime in Oklahoma is a time when I leave my pipes in their rack for
in the heat and humidity smoking has no pleasure for me. Marcia went
outside to enjoy her after-dinner cigarette. We slung the hammock between
the Pecan tree and the garage. Dusk was upon us by nine o clock. We lit
the citronella flare to repel the mosquitos. Marcia swung in the hammock
reading her book by the light of the garden lamp. The air was cool and
still. A thumbnail moon showed through the haze in the Western sky. A
perfect evening, cool enough for a smoke. I fetched my squat bulldog
briar, charged it with a plug of Rattray's Red Rapparee, and sat at the
garden table, under the umbrella, lit the tobaccos, tamped, relit, and
sat-back. In the stillness utter peace descended on our garden. Cicadas I
could hear in the distance and the mournful lowing of far-distant
locomotives. The city disappears with the wind. Peace under the trees of
our garden, flickering light from the dying embers of the barbecue,
shadows dancing from the citronella's flare, occasional scampering of
Alice, our cat; faint whirring of the June bugs, mesmerized by the light
from the kitchen they dashed themselves against the glass of our back
door; greenish white flashes from Lightening bugs signalling for mates
from the darker shadows beneath the trees. Noise of modern life gone, with
silence the Universe. Watching, listening, I tamped my pipe and slowly
puffed, watched the shadows flicker, observed a small spider let itself
down upon an invisible thread. These minutes, magical minutes, of living
fully and consciously. Slowly I puffed, savouring the aromatic smoke,
tamped the tobaccos to the bottom of my squat, fissured, and pitted briar.
And at the bottom I heard a faint rustling of leaves in the tops of the
trees, the citronella's flare jumped and jived, the North breeze did blow.
Police sirens wailed. It receded as quietly as it had come. North breeze
by East, and a few bars of "Take me out to the Ballpark" from the stadium
organ at Drillers' Field. Beep! Beep! Beep! I blew out the citronella and
went inside; the bread machine had completed its cycle and filled the
house with the smell of new-baked bread.

Andrew
?????????????????

[ And may our other readers know the same. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: new page

dear Steve;

Can you please add us to/announce in your pipe digest?

we are at http://www.webcom.com/~cubacigr

Thank you.

Ernesto

[ Done! Have you contacted the Fuji home page to get linked there? -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????????? (Jim Richmond)
Subject: [CIGAR] source for spanish cedar

For those who were looking for spanish cedar for humidors, I understand
the following company carries it and charges $6/bf. Just passing this info
from rec.woodworking on. I am in no way affiliated with Gilmer Wood Co.

Gilmer Wood Co.
2211 N.W. Saint Helens Road
Portland, Oregon  97210
(503) 274-1271


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From: "M. Arndt" <????????????????>
Subject: C.S. Lewis pipe

I finally watched the movie "Shadowlands" a couple of weeks ago.  It is about
C.S. Lewis (and was a real tearjerker, well, for my wife at least :)
Anyway, Lewis (played by Anthony Hopkins) has what appears to be a large
Dunhill (possibly an ODA), pear shaped bowl, straight stemmed briar.  I recall
only briefly glimpsing the Dunhill white dot on the stem in one scene, so I am
assuming it was a Dunhill (which is probably a pretty good bet for an
Englishman).  Is there anyone more versed in Dunhill pipes who has seen this
movie and could tell me exactly what pipe it was?

Matt A.


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Worst Smoke

Steve:

Worst cigar smokes:

1. Hoyo De Monterey #1 seconds -- The draw was so tight I collapsed a lung
and got a hernia

2. Arturo Fuente "Doubl Chateu Fuente" maduro -- Tasted like I was chewing on
sandy tar.

Thankly both vedors of both cigars replaced the unsmoked cigars for another
selection.

Life is to short for bad cigars.

Steve


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From: ????????????????? (Charlie)
Subject: Advertise Your Pipes 

Go to:  http://rampages.onramp.net/~texfam/
and read the following:

The way it works is as follows:

You, the merchant, send me pictures or a brochure of the product or
services you are selling.  I will post the pictures or broshure on the
internet, similar to what I am doing for the jewelry store.  When
customers enter your store from the home page that I have created, I
will get a message which I will send to you. You can have an order
form in your brochure from which customers can order your products
directly, or you can contact them by E-Mail, based on my referral, to
close a sale. You and I will work out an arrangement where I get paid
based either on a referral or actual sale basis. A simple method would
be something like a fixed dollar amount per referral or a small
percentage of the selling price. It's a win/win situation for both of
us because you get additional business from my adverising which you
would not have otherwise gotten and I get paid for the business I send
in your direction.  The whole world is the marketplace and most
everything can be done electronically. In addition to the above, I
will charge a small setup fee for creating the internet advertising,
normally not more than $100.  Thankyou for your inquiry and let me
know if this is workable for your situation.

Charlie
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From: Todd Pytel <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest Submission

Greetings!

   As a new subscriber to this fine publication, I wanted
both to introduce myself and suggest a shop for inclusion
in the Resource Guide.
   My name is Todd Pytel, I am eighteen and have been
smoking pipes for two years. My favorite pipes are
a beautiful Stanwell Rhodesian I bought used and a fairly
inexpensive meerschaum I recently purchased. I still
haven't settled on a "favorite" tobacco, but generally
tend towards English/Oriental blends. Does anybody know
anybody my age who smokes a pipe? I've read several 
remarks by people in their twenties commenting on the
looks they gather from passers-by but quite sure they're
nothing compared to the ones I've received.
   As for the Resource Guide, I'd like to suggest the 
Oakbrook Tobacco Company in the Oakbrook Center Shopping
Mall. Most of their cigars and pipe tobacco are blended
on the premises by the owner. Sadly, I haven't yet had
the chance to test the pipe tobacco, but the cigars are
excellent, priced at about $3.25 and outclassing many more
expensive ones. Besides their own, they carry a small 
selection of lesser known brands, but avoid the larger
makers. As I moved through the shop in a Christmas 
shopping rush last year, I only caught a brief glimpse of
their briar selection, but it seemed extensive and I'm sure
it will satisfy one's needs. Their real strength lies in 
their selection of carved meerschaums. There are probably
seventy or eighty pipes, most of them busts of famous 
personages, and all absolutely beautiful pieces. The 
collection belongs to the owner, and while they are for
sale, he doesn't really want to see them go. Thus, they 
are bit expensive (starting around $400). The shop also
carries a full selection of cigarettes, lighters, and
humidors. The shopping center is in a northwest suburb of
Chicago and is probably the best one in Chicagoland (if a
little pricey). The shop's address is...

Oak Brook Tobacco Company
at the Oak Brook Shopping Center
Oak Brook, IL  60521
(708) TOBACCO
     (862-2226)

                         Cheers!
                           Todd
                     (?????????????????????????)


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From: Lane <?????????????????>
Subject: Meerschaum pipes

I collect antique meerschaum pipes and would welcome any form 
of discussion with other collectors. Also, please add me to 
your subscription list.

Many thanks,

MIKE LANE ?????????????????


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From: ???????????????????? (Samuel J. Freund, Esq. )
Subject: Pipes Digest

website, and only now can appreciate the amount of work that goes
into keeping the digest going. Thanks again and again.
Smoking Sea Farer (see below) in a 20 year old Ice Age pipe. Some
stream of consciousness about recent visits to local and not so
local tobacconists.  Perhaps a bit too long, should all be
considered in light of my familiarity with New York City Stores
like Wilke, Barclay-Rex, Peterson's, Lane Limited, and others which
have passed on, I admit to being spoiled.
     I was in Las Vegas in June. Don Pablo's had rollers working
when I was there.  The cigars, compared to brands like Macanudo,
Uppman, Punch and others seemed overpriced. I may be prejudiced, I
am used to Chicago Smoke Shop and J&R pricing.  They had few pipes
and a few expensive bulk tobaccos.  The walk in Humidor seemed to
be for show, there were a few boxes of cigars, with a Liquor (Rum?)
cured cigar for $7.75, approximately the size of a Punch Pita 
(Short Churchill) showcased. Store was cluttered. I was
unimpressed. There is a store in the same strip mall carrying hand
made knives.
     Ed's shop, was much more spacious, with a large selection of
new and estate pipes, I found a very nice, dainty Kriswell and a
large Butz Choquin Fait Main in a calabash shape, both nice estate
briars. The store had many accessories, lighters on sale, and both
packaged and loose pipe tobacco. Walk in cigar humidor, but I was
only interested in pipes at the time.  They do mail order,
but use a catalog that is distributor published, the same one
Fader's in the Washington area uses. Bulk tobacco was a bit moist,
but some did appear to be house blends. Purchased Edward's 515,
English Flake and Sea Farer, moderate Latakia ribbon cut.
Visit highly recommended.
     Mr. Bill's is very near the University and is more of a head
shop than tobacconist. About 35 pipes on the wall in various price
ranges, with about 16-20 loose pipe tobacco's in interesting
flavors. This is a chain and has 4 locations.  They do mail order
and the tobaccos were well priced.  I bought Nougat, Baklava and
Mango but they were much to wet to smoke, as soon as they dry out
I will try them.
     I recently took a ride to Lahaska, PA, note the large outdoor
antique market has been replaced by an outlet mall, and decided to
go on to Philly. The J&R store, on Samsoun near 16th is worth a
visit. The prices are not as good as I would have expected, but
they do have some antique smoking items for sale.  Also the only
place I have seen large Diamond strike anywhere matches in a long
time. No question about the loose tobacco; a sign above the jars
says that they come from the two largest distributor's.  Seemed
pricier than the J&R in Fairfield  NJ.  Store is a bit crowded.  I
only got a chance to glance at Holt's new store, around the corner,
they close early on Saturdays and Sundays, about 3pm, many, many,
many upscale pens. Nice to look at (I collect antique fountain
pens) unexpected in a tobacco shop. In fact the pens are in the
front of the store, with the cigars and other items in a separate
room to the back. 
     I also visited John David, Ltd. at the Menlo Park Mall, Route
1, on the way back.  Good selection of pipes and tobaccos, I think
they are distributor blends, but were in smokable condition.  There
were a good supply of different lighters, including my favorite,
the Big Boy by Corona at very good prices.  However store appears
to be moving into the gift line in a big way.  They did have a
smoking room in the back of the store with two couches. 
     A small tobacco store in Verona. Sounds like Broadway title.
Thee Tobacco on Bloomfield Avenue. Hours may be limited during the
summer. What looks like a selection of older (new) Stanwell and
other Danish pipes at good prices, accessories, fair selection of
cigars and tobaccos which are probably distributor blends,
(flavored chewing tobacco in bulk??) and last but not least, two
boxed briar churchwardens in a display case (Peterson's I think but
I do have CRS on occasion), last time I was there. No newspapers or
gift items. Proprietor is friendly, was explaining difference
between Maduro, Claro, Natural and EMS wrappers to a woman buying
gift cigars.           
     J&R has a tobacco list (4 Page) which attempts to describe a
large number of commercial pipe tobaccos by content.  If anyone
calls them, be sure to ask for it.      
     I just got a really nice catalog from Finck Cigar Company
(successor's to Wally Frank). They not only have generic cigars,
but also generic tobaccos.  Prices seem good for what you are
getting.  Wally Frank used to have a blend called Yenidje Delight.
Very flavorful, mild English. Finck has Balkan Sobranie copy and
Istanbul which I remeber as being very good, way back when.     
     One last thing for now. I came across a few cans and pouches
of some very old tobaccos.  Some sealed cans, some open. Included
Brindley's navy cut, Exmoor Hunt, St. James, Gold Cube, Murray's
Reserve, some Clarke's blends, Corn Cob, Taconis, and some other
discontinued brands. They are all at least 10 years old, and I am
re-hydrating some of them with Rum.  They are in pretty good shape. 
Will send list next time if there is interest in having them
copied.

Ed's Pipes's, Tobacco and Gifts
3661 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 688-6222

Mr. Bills's (4 Locations)
4632 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109

John David Ltd.
453 Menlo Park Mall
Edison, NJ 08837
(908) 494-8333

Thee Tobacco
405 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
(201) 857-2266
     Don Pablo's is in the phone book, as are the other Mr. Bill's
locations.  Finck's is in one of the Digests.
     Thanks again for all of the work, reading the digests is a
pleasure. Please note new address, AOL really butchers the digests.
BTW do you prefer WP5.1 or DOS text.

    Goodbye and happy trails.
=================================================================
Samuel J. Freund                   Don't tax me. Don't tax thee. 
E-mail: ???????????????????         Tax the man behind the tree.  
        ????????????????????                     Anon.
=================================================================

[ Thanks for the listings, Samuel! I have John David in the Guide
already, but there's a slight discrepancy on the address. Plain ASCII,
justified to 72 columns, is my preferred format for submissions; it
can be read just about anywhere. -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????????? (Joseph Bowman)
Subject: Hello? I-81?

Hello all.

I'll be travelling down Interstate-81 from the Canada-U.S. border (at
the 1000 Island Bridge) to Scranton, Pennsylvania on Friday, August 18.

According to my map, I'll be passing through Syracuse, and Binghamton, NY.
And of course Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Does anyone know of a good
place for a new pipe purchase not far off the interstate or in one of
these towns/cities?  I might as well get something slightly cheaper than
what I'd pay at home.

Thanks all.

Joe

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From: ???????????????
Subject: Re: #1(4) Pipes Digest #196 -...

Hi Steve and others,

I must sadly say in this letter to the PD that my shop is not faring the
trying economic times of Bangor, Maine.  We have a handful of regular
customers, some of them from the Digest here, however a handful of customers
will not pay my mortgage or put food on the table.  All is not lost, however,
because I am going to be using my connections and accounts to try my hand at
mail order...see how that does...more as a hobby now than anything else...  I
have however picked up a passtime that I love and will cherish for the rest
of my life...the smoking of a pipe and organizing my thoughts.  I forsee many
years upcoming of sampling, puffing, and enjoying.
I am clearing everything out at cost (for those locals who have an interest
in stopping by) up to the 12th of August or untill it is all gone.  It
saddens me deeply to let this all go...however I am somewhat comforted in the
fact that most businesses fail in first year, and the failure rate for first
time business people is far greater than that.  I have learned, and I have
grown...now it is time to move on.  I will stay in touch through PD, reading
and enjoying everyone's adventures and misadventures...See y'all 'round...

Roger Hawkins (aka RevoMan)

[ So sorry to hear that, Roger... OTOH, most successful entrepreneurs
have experienced at least one failed startup. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????????????? (Linda Vixie)
Subject: Tobacco box

Can you give me information about how much an old wooden tobacco box
might be worth?

If not, can you recommend you can?

I will send you the particulars if you can advise.

Thanks

Linda Vixie
???????????????????????????

[ If anyone can help Linda, please contact her. -S. ]


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From: ?????????????? (Jan Pieter Kunst)
Subject: Some material for the Resource Guide

Hello Steve & other smokers,

Here are the names and addresses of 4 quality tobacco shops in Amsterdam. I
know Hajenius is already in the guide, but I'm not sure if the telephone
number and postal code are correct there. Thanks for all the wonderful Pipe
Digests, by the way. I must still write an introduction for myself,
hopefully I'll find time to do that soon.

        P.G.C. Hajenius
        Rokin 92-96
        1012 KZ Amsterdam
        The Netherlands
        tel. +31-20-623 74 94

        Van Coeverden & Zn.
        Leidsestraat 58
        1017 PC Amsterdam
        The Netherlands
        tel. +31-20-624 51 50

        J.N. Andringa
        Reguliersbreestraat 2
        1017 CN Amsterdam
        The Netherlands
        tel. +31-20-623 28 36

        Davidoff
        Van Baerlestraat 84
        1071 BB Amsterdam
        The Netherlands
        tel. +31-20-671 10 42

Happy smoking to all!

Jan Pieter Kunst.-

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From: "Jeof Bean" <???????????????????????????>
Subject: New address

Steve,
Please note my new address: ????????????????????????????
I have thoroughly enjoyed the digest.  Also, what do you think of asking folks
to sample a particular tobak (say 10 to 20 people) and submit their opinion to
PD?  One a month maybe??? 
Take care --Jeof Bean

[ Sounds like a good idea! I'll do that next month (and the first
issue every month), and am open to suggestions as to what to
sample. Cigar suggestions welcome too!  -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: PIPES, CORPS Show

Steve:

I promised to keep every one informed about the upcoming CORPS Show on
Columbus Day weekend. Attached to this note is the "text only" version
of the show flyer.  I hope you will be able to enclose it in the PIPE
DIGEST.

If you have any problems with the text file, I can send a "WORD" file
or paste it in my communication.  This is a first on my part: sending
an attached file via Internet.

VEJ

[ Never got it, Vej! But perhaps the interested parties will contact
you directly. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: PIPE FRIENDLY # 2 mailed

  (Administratia - do not reprint - Steve, as a professional courtesy you
have a subscription to PF...  enjoy and keep up your efforts.)

   Steve & fellow pipers,

	On August 1st - PIPE FRIENDLY (vol. 1 # 2) - was mailed to our
subscribers. It's a little bit bigger and perhaps a bit better.  I
hope you enjoy it. 

Joel Farr
Editor / Publisher
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From: "Stephe" <????????????????????>
Subject:       Intro, seeking tobacco

	Hello Steve, smokers, &c. After reciving two issues of PD, I wanted 
drop a note thanking you for such a fine publication. :) As for 
myself, I've been puffing for about fifteen years, and have recently 
landed a job at a small, nationally known, tobacco shop - here in 
Chicago. Thus, I'm a junior tobacconist third-class , at this point :)
	Here's my question: I'm looking for uncut Latakita, Perique, and 
Turkish tobaccos. I've been experimenting with different blending 
techniques, but as most of what we get at our shop is pre-blended I 
haven't been able to get quite the blend I want.

	Pipe note: Picked up a Ser Jacopo bent bulldog this week - smokes 
beautifully. Hand tooled fininsh helps to disperse heat, creating a 
nice cool smoke.	
	Cigar note: Had a Juan Clemete rothchild yesterday - very nice, 
heavily bodied smoke. Overall impressions include a deep oaken, winey 
flavor; good smooth burn with a nice white ash.

						Thanks

__________________________________________

????????????????????
http://miso.wwa.com/~ssk1163/
___________________________________________

[ Wouldn't be Up Down by any chance? -S. ]


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From: Robert Jay <???????????????>
Subject: transporting pipes

Steve- recently someone inquired on the usenet pipes group about a good 
way to transport pipes while travelling.  I am responding to him 
personally, but thought I would mention this here too.  While in my 
hometown this summer, I visited the gigantic retail outleft of Cabelas 
sporting goods.  They sell primarily by mail order, and all over the 
world.  Anyway, while there I spotted several sizes of rectangular hard 
plastic cases that are used to store handguns.  These are very tough, 
have an unexposed built in handle, and most important, have very thick 
foam rubber on the inside that forms itself to fit the object (pistol or 
whatever) one places therein.  The size I got was the smallest (it was 
only about 5 bucks!) but still large enough to hold 5 or 6 large pipes 
comfortably.  Once you close one of these babies up, there is NO WAY 
anything is going to shake around inside.  A couple of the larger sizes 
could probably hold a dozen pipes or more.  I don't have one of Cabelas' 
current catalogs, but assume these are available by mail order.  I for 
one and totally sold on this product.

[ Sounds like a GREAT way to discourage the antis, too!  Or use a
violin case... :-) -S. ]


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                       Today's Snappy Comeback:

(At the deli:) [loudly] "No, I won't sign your petition to pardon Nazi
war criminals!" 
                                - 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 #197 - August 3, 1995
  2. Subject: The price of Early Morning Pipe
  3. Subject: Nastiest Smoke
  4. Subject: Henry Clay - Great Compromiser [cigar]
  5. Subject: Re: http://www.netreach.com
  6. Subject: Web page...
  7. Subject: Re: RTec 07/19 0923 EP
  8. Subject: Kessler and the FDA
  9. Subject: WANT TO JOIN PIPES MAILGROUP
  10. Subject: Re: (no subject)
  11. Subject: Pipes Pics
  12. Subject: charred pipe rims
  13. Subject: Cigar Aficianado
  14. Subject: In response to open discussion topic...
  15. Subject: Any Pipe/Tobacco Shops on Long Island?
  16. Subject: Re: Pulvers' Prior Briar is up!
  17. Subject: J.T. & D. Cooke
  18. Subject: Young people and pipes
  19. Subject: Re: #1(4) Pipes Digest #196 - July 20, 1995
  20. Subject: Halifax Tobacconist
  21. Subject: PULVERS' PRIOR BRIAR
  22. Subject: [re] worst smoke
  23. Subject: good smoke, bad smoke, FDA, etc.
  24. Subject: Worst Smoke
  25. Subject: Smoke Signal #17 [PIPE]
  26. Subject: new page
  27. Subject: [CIGAR] source for spanish cedar
  28. Subject: C.S. Lewis pipe
  29. Subject: Worst Smoke
  30. Subject: Advertise Your Pipes
  31. Subject: Pipes Digest Submission
  32. Subject: Meerschaum pipes
  33. Subject: Pipes Digest
  34. Subject: Hello? I-81?
  35. Subject: Re: #1(4) Pipes Digest #196 -...
  36. Subject: Tobacco box
  37. Subject: Some material for the Resource Guide
  38. Subject: New address
  39. Subject: PIPES, CORPS Show
  40. Subject: PIPE FRIENDLY # 2 mailed
  41. Subject: Intro, seeking tobacco
  42. Subject: transporting pipes
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