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Subject: Pipes Digest #200 -- September 27, 1995

		Pipes Digest #200 -- September 27, 1995
	     Copyright (C) 1995 by Stephen P. Masticola.
	   All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 1455

Welcome to new members:

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[NUPTIAL] Dr. and Mrs. Masticola have returned from a very pleasant
honeymoon in Nova Scotia; more on that this issue.  And many, many
thanks to the members who wrote to my bride, Jean, with wishes of
goodwill!  (And as for the wag who suggested that she make me smoke
out on the porch -- well, if I weren't a gentleman to the core, I'd
challenge you to a rendezvous on the Field of Honour. Straight
Perique, sir, at one pace! >;-) 

Seriously, though, thanks to all for your support!

[SNAPPY COMEBACKS] Those of our readers who make it to the end of the
issues may have noticed the ripostes for rude antismokers which have
appeared there for the last umpty-ump issues.  Well, the sad truth is
that I'm about to run out of the official ones from the cited book --
at least the ones that were any good. :-) So, if you've got a good
one, send it in!  I'll pick one an issue, and acknowledge the source. 

[BICENTENNIAL] We've made it to the 200th issue, folks!  And there are
still quite a few of us who were there from the very beginning, in the
prehistory before there was a Cigar Aficionado, or a Web, or an alt
hierarchy, or any of our other modern conveniences.  Since Pipes
Digest #100, we've multiplied our membership many times over, and been
at the forefront of some really exciting activity.  It's been good,
and we look forward to many more issues!

[MISSING PERSONS] Speaking of people who were here from the very
beginning, does anyone know what happened to that wascally Bill
Thacker?  His mail started bouncing one day with "User unknown."  If
you know, please write.  We miss him.

But for now, as the rain stops for the first time in days, we take
this opportunity to load up with C&D's vanilla Cavendish, open the
screen door, listen to the crickets cricking for what will surely be
one of the last times this season, and

				Smoke in peace,
				~\U Steve.

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	    Help Stop Prohibition  --  Keep Tobacco Legal

		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: ??????????????????? (Brookfield Economics Institute (U.S.A.) Limited)

Hi Steve:

This is a reply to the following: 

[ Stephen Thomas asks for a replacement for Craven's; see PD #199. -S. ]

----------------------------------
Try  Alfred & Christian Peterson's Grand Reserve Melange #466 with the Green
label ("superb balance of latakia-virginia and oriental tobaccos." This is
in fact a whole lot better than Cravens IMHO. It tastes like Cravens but is
better, if that makes any sense. It "out Cravens Cravens" to push a point.

I have talked to a lot of tobacconists and most have _never_ heard of A & C
Petersons. You can order it from the Cigar Warehouse in Sherman Oaks,
California. Larry stocks it. It is superb quality and will satisfy the
connoisseur who craves Cravens.

--Richard


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From: "Enrique A   " <???????????????????????????>
Subject:   Pipes Digest and Pipe Clubs

Dear Steve:
			I should like to thank you first for my
inclusion in the Pipe Digest, wich I find very, very interesting. My
thanks double for your intro_ duction and directory you send me with
the first issue recieved.
	I want to send a help call to all attendants to the list for
ideas in founding a Pipe Club here in B.A. As incredible as it could
sound there is none in a city of ten millon people (or more) like
this.
	If any member or Pipe Club wants to send it, I should be most
grateful if someone send me a copy of the founding chart or statutes
ruling a Pipe Club, so I can take them as model and reference.
	My post adress is:

						Enrique J. Aramburu
						Cabrera 4864 2F
						1414 Buenos Aires
						ARGENTINA

	Thanks to you all!

---
                                   Enrique Aramburu  
                               ???????????????????????????

[ Good luck, Enrique! There are several very active pipe clubs which
have members here; perhaps one of them could help. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????????????????? (Gerald Belton)
Subject: Tobacco shop in New Orleans

I've been lurking for too long; it's time to contribute something to the list.

My favorite tobacco store here in New Orleans is the Epitome.  They are 
located at 729 St. Louis Street, next to Antoine's in the French Quarter.  
They are a dealer for Dunhill and they have a variety of pipes in all price 
ranges.

They have a large selection of tobaccos, too.  If you like sweet, cased 
cavendish types, you'll love this shop.  Their most popular tobacco is 
French Market Blend, a cavendish with a hint of vanilla flavoring. My wife 
bought me a packet of this for Christmas, and my initial reaction was "too 
sweet" (I normally smoke English mixtures).  But I didn't want to throw it 
away, so I kept it around and smoked some now and then; it grew on me, and 
has become one of my favorites.

If you like English blends, you won't find a lot of choices here.  But the 
one they do carry is very nice.

They do mail order also, and they have a toll-free number: 1-800-233-8907.  
But you've been wanting to visit the French Quarter anyway, haven't you?

[ Always glad to hear of shops in popular vacation spots! Thanks,
Gerald! -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????? (Jack Scheible - Logicon/VGS)
Subject: Inexpensive (not cheap) Cigars

>I'm on a quest for the ultimate cheap cigar. The specs are under 2 bucks,
>fatish like a high 40 to 50, length is not much of an issue. Smoothness is a
>prime consideration--AVOs being the model. OK ladies and gentlemen you have
>been briefed.  

My recommendation is the Licenciados Excelentes, a Lonsdale rated 89 by
Cigar Aficianado.  I get them at Georgetown Tobacco in DC for about $1.75.
(C.A. got theirs for $1.60, but Georgetown is expensive.)

You can pick and choose from the Arturo Fuente cigars.  I've never gotten
one I didn't like.

-jack


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From: ?????????????????????? (Jack Scheible - Logicon/VGS)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #199 -- September 5, 1995

> I'd like to hear any comments that anyone has regarding clays?  I've noticed 
> that clay pipes aren't talked about very often.

I have smoked many clay pipes, and I love them, even though they do seem
to burn very hot.  (They may not actually burn hotter than briar, but the
outside of the bowl gets much hotter.)  The main disadvantage to clay pipes
is their fragility, which they make up for by being inexpensive.

I do especially like the long, churchwarden clays.  The long stem delivers
a nice cool smoke.  They are difficult to clean, however.

-jack


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From: ??????????????? (AAP)
Subject: FDA and Smokers Rights

Just a note to let you know that if President Clinton signs the executive 
order to allow the FDA to regulate tobacco, we can all loose our freedoms 
to smoke. The FDA will actually have the authority to allow purchase by 
prescription only, and to take it to the extreme of making it illegal.
Please take the time to fill out the petition form that I have set up. The 
site is:     http://www.lava.net/~pontes/smoke.html

Please tell your friends and family also about the site.,

A.Pontes

[ Also see Steve Johnson's letter later this issue. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????????????????? (cheryl bray)

Hi Steve!

        I am terribly sorry, but I mistakenly gave my phone number instead
of my brother's for Olde World Fine Clays.

                The correct address and phone #

Stephen Bray
Olde World Fine Clays
249 South Street
Glace Bay,
Nova Scotia
Canada
B1A 1W6
(902) 849-1383

           I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Cheryl Bray

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Down Home  Greetings & Graphic Design
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
???????????????????????????????
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

[ Corrected in the Guide, Cheryl! BTW, Nova Scotia is well worth a
visit, as Jean and I can attest.  Sorry we didn't have time to stop in
to chat with your brother, or other members!  Next trip for sure! And
see the next article. -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????????? (Steve Masticola)
Subject: The Bed and Breakfast Circuit

Well, as I hinted before, my bride and I have returned from a two-week
tour of Nova Scotia, doing the country inn/B&B thing the whole time.
Since I've been trying for some time (without much luck) to accrue a
list of pipe and cigar friendly B&Bs, I thought the members might
appreciate my observations.

The truth, though, is that there aren't too many of 'em. The B&Bs seem
to be generally an antismoking lot.  And, although Nova Scotia is
reported to be a home to puffins, I'm glad I didn't see any of them.
If I had encountered one, after three thousand miles of cutesy "No
Puffin" signs, I might have been tempted to thoughts of avicide...

But there were exceptions. Here's the report, in alphabetical order:

				-=-=-

BEE AND THISTLE INN, Old Lyme, CT: Smoking allowed downstairs,
ashtrays in evidence, but no one taking advantage.  Spectacular view
of estuary in the back, which was a good place to sit out with a pipe
and watch the birds. Expensive.

BLUE ROCKS ROAD, Lunenberg, NS: Flowering tobacco plants on the front
walk had a wonderful scent, and gave us reason for hope.  However, the
place also had the no-puffin sign _plus_ a framed bit of doggerel in
the hall inviting smokers to leave the premises.  Otherwise, very
nice; the hosts were accomodating and the breakfasts were hot and
wonderful.  Blue Rocks is the model of a picturesque fishing village,
and the breakfast was excellent. Bike shop in the back.

DUFFUS HOUSE, Baddeck, NS: The odious bird in evidence, but only on
the proprietor's desk.  Outdoor porch on side, sans ashtrays.
Otherwise, both the inn and Baddeck are nice places from which to see
Cape Breton.  (As an aside, we took a day trip to a company called
Glendora [near Mabou], which claimed to be the "only single-malt
Scotch distillery in North America." Sadly, they had just started up
five years ago, and can't actually _sell_ any whiskey for two more
years! However, the scenery at the Mabou Mines, [once we'd _found_ it,
a task in itself!] more than made up for the distillery
disappointment, though.)

LARSEN'S LOG LODGE, Milville, NB: Enthusiastically recommended! Guests
are, as the front door says, "free to smoke outside," and Mary Anne
Larsen has thoughtfully provided smoking stands for that purpose.  On
our first night, when we arrived much later than we'd expected, she
greeted us (at 11:00 PM!) with hot cider and cookies.  She keeps her
operation small and bends over backwards to make her guests feel
comfortable and welcome.

We cancelled our planned stay in Fredericton on the trip back to stay
there instead, and had a T-bone steak dinner, with all the trimmings
(including fiddleheads and a delicious ice-cream sundae!) for $10
Canadian. The rooms are, likewise, inexpensive, and include Jacuzzis.

Their address is: Larsen's Log Lodge, Milville, NB E0H 1M0 CANADA;
phone (506) 463-2731.  Tell Mary Anne that you heard about it on the
Pipes Digest! (And no; I'm not taking a kickback :-)

MOUNTAIN LAKE INN, Henniker, NH: Allowed smoking indoors.  We picked
this place because we'd had a pleasant time there in 1993.  However,
it has since changed owners and gone into an apparently terminal
tailspin. Not recommended.

PLANTERS BARRACKS, Wolfville, NS: We stayed there to see the Bay of
Fundy and the tidal bore. This was the only place we stayed which
featured large, obnoxious antismoking signs in the guest rooms. I made
a deal with the hosts: I wouldn't light up in the bedroom if they
wouldn't push their signs in my face. Thus, I hid the thing behind a
wash basin.

However, the sign was just one of several signal of the hosts'
indifference to our well-being. I wouldn't recommend this place.
(Notable nearby features: the Bay of Fundy and a friendly female
llama.)

SALMON RIVER HOUSE, Head of Jeddore, NS:  The circle-slash-puffin
again.  However, the river plus an Adirondack chair made a welcome
place for a pipe.  Featured a great blue heron which had the maddening
habit of posing for a picture, then disappearing when I went for the
camera. 
				-=-=-

I hope that someday I can find _some_ B&B or inn which features a
comfortable indoor smoking room.  Some place where a guest could enjoy
a quiet bit of tobak, without offending the other guests or being
offended by them.  A place with, say, wood paneling, a fireplace,
leather chairs, and many a quaint and curious volume to peruse in
leisure hours.  Potential innkeepers, take note; I firmly believe
there's a market for such a place. A place where one could retire with
a glass of (extant!)  single-malt Scotch and a favorite cigar or pipe,
to relax among like-minded friends and

				Smoke in peace,
				~\U Steve.


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Congratulations

Congratulations, Steve, to you and your bride. May you have many years of happy
smoking together. On another matter, a number of years ago, S.S. Pierce of
Boston sold, among many other things, a tobacco called "O.P.M." Pierce has been
long out of business, but that was an enjoyable smoke and I wonder if anyone on
the PD knows if some other manufacturer/tobacconist took up the formula and now
sells it under another name. I would be grateful if anyone can answer this. Ben
Frank ?????????????????

[ Thanks! And good luck locating it!  Having struck out trying to get
a sample of Bean's Mixture, I know what that's like. -S. ]


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From: Courtney M Evans <?????????????????>
Subject: Cleaning clay pipes...

I recently purchased a Zenith churchwarden, and am enjoying it immensely. 
I have heard that boiling water is a good way to clean out a clay, but I 
have my doubts about this. Can anyone recommend a good way to clean my 
churchwarden, short of finding a two-foot long, 1 millimeter diameter 
pipe cleaner?

--CME

[ There are such things! Go to your local tobacconist and ask for a
pack of churchwarden cleaners. Long's makes them. -S. ]


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From: ????????????????? (Jerry L. Hinton)
Subject: Pipe Digest

Hello Steve and fellow smokers:

     This is my sad story about my experience with Cuban Cigars.  A friend
of mine was going on a cruise and I asked him to pick me up a few Cubans.
Being a resourceful person, he removed the bans and put them in a seperate
compartment in his suitcase.  He numbered each cigar and ban for later
identification.  

     We met at a business meeting a week later and were sitting in the
Embassy Suites Hotel in Bellevue Washington.  I had a selection of a Cohiba
Robusto, a Bolivar Corona Extra, a H.Upmann Lonsdale, and a Partagas No. 1;
Cuban's one and all.  As a side comment, they were great cigars, but no
worth the money and effort.  I had begun collecting cigar bans from cigars I
had smoked, and placing them in my "Cigar Aficionado" BUYING GUIDE TO
PREMIUM CIGARS.  I smoked the Cohiba the first night and upon returning to
my room the second day, I discovered, much to my suprise, that the  maid had
tossed my bans (carefully placed on the table in a plastic bag) in the
trash.  What was strange was, she left the snipe of the cigar in the
ashtray, but tossed the bans.

    Now my collection is less that complete, and I can not prove that I
actually smoked them.  I have managed to find and smoke 31 of 107 brands
listed in the book and it has become my hobby to find the missing labels.
My personal favorate smoke is a Hoyo De Monterry (Honduras) Excalibur No. 1.
I just finished a Licenciados Toro which was rate 93 and lived up to its
rating.  Word of advice, never leave anything out in a room you could do
without.  ??????????????????  

[ Could be worse; she could have tossed the cigars! -S. ]


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From: Ray Bromley <???????????????????????????>
Subject: OoOPS

Steve,
Could you please post this in the Digest?  And of course, you are invited 
to join as well!!!

You are cordially invited to join the

		 ORGANIZATION OF ONLINE PIPE SMOKERS
			       (OoOPS).

OoOPS is a sort of on-line pipe club, with members sharing information
about pipes and tobacco via e-mail.  Basically, if you choose to join,
you will be sent a Member's Directory / Newsletter every month.  Each
member in the Directory (including yourself) lists some information
about his interests and expertise.  You can use the Directory to find
folks who have what you want or want what you have, and they can find
you.  You can use the list to find people who know what you want to
know.

Then, you can e-mail one another, without sending a message like "Does
anybody out there know about Charatans?," hoping that your post is read
by people who might help you in time for it to actually help you.
Instead, you just write directly to your fellow club-members who have
already offered to help people who want to know about Charatans. You get
a personal response from people who are more likely to actually respond
(e-mail is hard to miss most of the time).

Your entries in the Member Directory can be updated if your interests
change, and the new Directory will be sent out each month (via e-mail)
with a short newsletter.  Your data in the Member Directory can also
list information about any pipes you would like to buy or sell and
tobaccos you would like to try or give away.  This will allow members to
contact one another and arrange such swaps more easily.
This is not meant to replace Pipes Digest or the alt.smokers.pipes
newsgroup, or any other message board (such as on AOL or CompuServe),
but rather to supplement them.

By the way, there are no dues, fees, obligations, or taxes of any kind
involved in being a member.  Your personal information will not be given
or sold to anyone other than the other members of the OoOPS group.

If you are interested in being a charter member, just e-mail me 
(preferred address is ?????????????????) with a filled-in version of the 
membership form below (take as much space a needed). The charter issue of 
the Member Directory will be compiled by me and sent out via e-mail on 
October 15.  It is hoped that a web-page for the group will also be ready 
by then.

 ________________________________________________________
Name:

e-mail address:

Pipes I am interested in (makers, shapes, etc):

Tobaccos I am interested in:

Other tobacco/pipe-related interests:

I would be willing and able to answer questions about:

I would like to buy, sell or trade:

Note: Some potential OoOPS members may sell pipes or other smoking items
for a living, so be sure to answer the next question.  Any OoOPS member
who solicits business from a member answering "NO" will be dropped from
the Organization, and will not receive further Member Directories.

I would be willing to receive information from OoOPS members about
pipe-related products they sell: YES or NO (default is NO)

Mailing Address (OPTIONAL):

Telephone/ Fax (OPTIONAL):
_______________________________________________________

-Ray [:-?                   | Dr. Ray Bromley (Ph.D.), Phoenix College
aka ?????????????????       |  1202 West Thomas Rd., Phoenix AZ 85301
aka ?????????????????   |     aka ???????????????????????????
(602) 285-7187

[ I'll sign up for this, Ray, and include it in the Guide! Thanks, and
good luck! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Filling the lab with the delicate aroma

  I consider myself lucky to have what seems to be one of the last workplaces
where i can smoke. I'm a chemist at a steel mill. Some 20 years ago, there
would have been six chemists --and no computers-- analyzing steel in the
manufacturing process. Now technology has reduced my crew to two chemists and
a dozen computers. I usually smoke a cavendish in a Savanelli bent. I'm leary
of smoking better pipes at work as occasional stress can take a toll on the
briar. One type of sample comes to the lab via a pneumatic tube system --much
like you would use in a banking transaction. The guys sampling for me usually
know within minutes when i'm analyzing, as a faint, lovely smell returns with
the empty carrier! 
  I learned to smoke a pipe with a professor in graduate school. Despite his
esteemed scientific reputation, he began to be barred from smoking in many
labs and buildings. His wife also complained about the holes in the pockets
of his tweed jackets from stowing his still-burning pipe, so he gave up the
habit after some 40 years of pleasure. It was a sad day when he carted his
pipe collection from the office area we shared.
  The PD has been a wonderful expansion of my pipe-smoking world. I've tried
some of the recommended tobaccos; i can usually tell from my partner's face
whether they'll be tolerated --the English blends aren't. Thanks for
reformatting the PD for AOL folks. Downloading one file is much faster and
easier than the several "email" documents. And there PD is, right next to my
downloaded New York Times articles! 
Happy Honeymoon......

Gary Palmer (??????????????????) Salt Lake City
  
[ Not guilty, Gary; AOL did the reformatting! And not everyone's happy
with it... But thanks, and glad to hear that the mill is still letting
you enjoy your pipe! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????????????????? (Martin Ott)
Subject: Re: Honeymoon

Steve,

Congratulations and a nice honeymoon.
I got my golden handcuff in December, but there was no time yet for a real
honeymoon. However, we take a few days off every nowand then, and in a few
years it should add up.
More in topic of the list: I ordered a handmade pipe from the owner
of my favorite pipe shop here in Bonn. Four years ago I bought one of
his pipes on display and it is still one of my favoured. To carve(w?) pipes
is kind of a side-job of the shop owner. I wanted him to make kind of a hybrid
between Stanwell No. 165 and No. 185. He estimated about DM 300 or USD 200,
including best wood and a ring(w?) {isn't there an english pipe dictionary}.
The reason for ordering this pipe is again off topic: I got my PhD in
April (radioastronomy).

cheers
 Martin

 (    | ??????????????????????  ; private: ??????????????????
 )  - | http://sun91.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de:8002j/~p581mao/
 _ /  | When I walk through nature, nature walks through me !
 U/   | Am Anfang war das Wort  ...  am Ende nur noch Fe_56 !



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From: Mana Coste <???????????????????????????>
Subject: bye and thank you

Steve,

Thank you very much for the job done, even if I only have been a
reader and not an active participant to the digest.  I am not fluent
enough in english to be able to describe precisely my impressions when
smoking... :-( Anyway this doesn't prevent me from appreciating the
Peterson's Sherlock Holmes I recently purchased, that I smoke with the
"Resolution" tobaco by Stokkeybe. And that's what's important.

By the way, on the metal ring I can read : Peterson's Sterling silver,
and below a small square, "925" and a balance (it seems) Does that
mean that it is silver ? I don't think so.  And what could I do to
permanently remove the oxydation on the ring ?

I'm quitting my job, and then would like to unsubscribe from the list
until I have my new e-mail.

Thank you,
bye until I'm back on the net !

Mana 
----------------------------------------------------
 Mana COSTE 
 ISDN & Multimedia - MATRA COMMUNICATION  -  FRANCE
 Tel : 33-1-34608349            Fax : 33-1-34607262   
 e-mail: ??????????????????? 
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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #199 -- September 5, 1995

Steve: My error message says "document to large to be opened by Simpletext"
which is the default program on the Mac for reading text without having on
the system the program  in which the text was written. When the PD's were
packaged into 3 or 4 parts there was no difficulty. Who would know how I can
read this larger size on my system?

I will send the American Pipemakers list by separate message. Thanks and
regards,....Rex

[ Can someone on AOL help Rex? Please respond to him directly. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re: North American Pipemakers

North American Briar Pipe Makers in the 20th Century:
Rex Poggenpohl  9/95         
With major contributions by: Tom Colwell, Gary Donachy, Tom Dunn, Bill Unger,
Herb Wilczak

 (DRAFT copy; please edit and return comments to <??????????????????>)   

Agud; Seattle, WA
Aero-Kool (Sampson, Merrill G.)
Allen, George; East Stroudsburg, PA
Alexander, David D.; Galena, MO
American Smoking Pipe (ASP); , PA
Anderson, Steve & Roswitha (S & R Woodcrafts); 
   Columbus, OH
Andrew, E. (Edward Jurkiewicz); Milwaukee, WI
Arcoleo, Tom (Tom Pipecarver & Son); Princeton, NJ
Arlington; ?
Ausberger, Frank, b.1959, d.1995, s.1978-1987; Chicago, IL
Baier, Alfred S.; MA,VT
Barclay-Rex; NYC, NY
Baron, John; Lynwood, WA
Bartlett (Dan Bianchino); Intervale, NJ
Beck, Aaron, d.1984; Queens, NY
Bellezia, Michealangelo; Buffalo, NY
Bentley?
Berger, Dr. 
Bertram Pipe Shop; Washington, D.C.
Bessai, John; ?
Bianchino, Dan (Bartlett); Intervale, NJ
Blackwell, Robert; Knoxville, TN
Blatter, Peter and Robert; Montreal, Can.
Boda Pipes (Bob Garret & Don Boggs); Spartanburg, SC
Bohn, George; Las Vegas, NV 
Boswell, J.M. "Danny" (Red Lion); Chambersburg, PA
Bradshaw, J.H.; Long Beach, CA
Briar Workshop (Elliott Nachwalter); VT, FL, VT
Brig; Canada
Bruken?
Burak, Edward (Connoisseur); NYC, NY
Burns, Mic; Long Beach, CA
Bertram, Sid; Wash., DC
Burwick; Seattle, WA
Bushee, George (Ehrlich's); Boston, MA
Butera, Michael; Houston,TX
Calich, John; Mississauga, Ont., Can.
Camelot?
Carey (Magic Inch); Chicago, Il and ? 
Cellini (Victory Pipe Craftsmen); Chicago, IL
Chadwick (Tommy Hawk); ?
Chambers, Brandon; Olympia, WA
Chesterfield (KB&B pat. 1905) 
CHP-X (Charles Hollyday, Hollyday Pipes Ltd.)
Clark, Chris; Toledo, OH
Collins, Bill (Jost); St. Louis, MO
Comeaux, Larry E.; TN
Condina, Giuseppe (3-Gen X); Montreal, Que., Can.
Connoisseur (Edward Burak); NYC, NY
Continental Briar Pipe Co (Emperor, Royal Duke); NYC
Conway, C.E. Jr.; Orlando, FL
Cook, Tommy; Amarillo, TX
Cooke, J.T. & D. (James T. & Debbie) s.1974; VT
Corteggiano, Joseph (Wilke); NYC, NY
Consolidated Pipe Factory (CPF?); Phil., PA
Craft Briar (Julius Vesz); Toronto, Ont., Can.
Craig, William D. (Fireside Pipe Shop); Hurffville, NJ
Custombilt, c.1953 (Rogers)
Custom-Bilt, c.1935-1953( Tracy Mincer); Indianapolis, IN
Dawes, Gen. Charles G. (Lyon Pipe, Dawes Pipe); Salt Lake City, UT
Demuth, W.C. (WDC) ; NYC, NY
Dengler, John; St. Charles, MO
DePrey, James; Ft. Kent, ME
Diebel, Fred;?
Don-Lou (Don Lou?); Brooklyn, NY
Doodler (Tracy Mincer, National Briar Pipe Co.); ?
Duleigh's of Hollywood
Eds Hand Made
Edwards; ?
Eells, John H.; Richmond, VA
Ehrlich; Boston, MA
Ellison, Dick (Edwards); CO
Erickson, Ken; Sunland,CA
Fagan, Mike; Kingston, Ont., Can.
Fairchild, Don; Bellaire, TX
Falcon (before England)
Feinstein, Bill; 
Flecher's (Cullen Fletcher); Chicago, IL
Fortnums Winward; ?
Frank, S.M.; NYC
Frank, Wally;  NYC
French Briar Horn?
Frey, M.J. (Michael); Lockport, NY
Friebe, Herbert; Southfield, MI
Gerholt Industries (Engineer); Romeo, MI
Giardina, Joe; Edwardsville, IL
Goff, Larry D. (LDG); ?
Gold, Albert (Lassen Pipe Shop); Wichita, KS
Golden Bull?
Grabow, Dr. (Linkman Co.), Chicago, IL
Gregorio, Joseph M.; Bronx, NY
G & W Pipe Co.?, TX
Hartstock, Heyzer (Custombilt); Indianapolis, IN
Hayes, John B.; Fairfax, VA
Haywood, Irving;  MD
Hirshan, Adam (The Bartlett Pipe Co., Freedom Smoking Pipe)
Hoffman, E.?
Heidemann, Gary; Waterloo, WI?
Henry, Don; Springfield, OH
Heron, William E. (Heron De-Luxe Pat.); Detroit, MI
Herskovitz, Sandor; Flushing, NY
Holcomb, Mack; Hialeah, FL
Hollyday, Charles (CHP-X, Hollyday Pipes Ltd.); ?
Hollyday Pipes Ltd. (Charles Hollyday, CHP-X); ?
Howard, Tom; ?
Hoyt, Robert R.; St. Petersburg, FL
Hoyt, Tom; Tucson, AZ
Hyaac, Abraham; Poland, OH
Ideal Mfg; Bellefonte, PA
Imperati?
Irrera, Leo; NYC, NY
Iwan Ries & Co.,IRC (Stanley Levi); Chicago, IL
Jacobson-Hardy, Michael; Bennington, NH
Jasper & Co.
Jelling; Newark, NJ
JHW (Jack Weinberger)
Jobey; ?
John's Pipe Shop
Johnson, Richard; Carlisle, PA
Johnson, Stephen (Alpine Briars); Los Angeles, CA
Johnson, Steve; MA; PA; CT
Jones, David (Regency); Texarkana, TX
Jost, St. Louis, MO
Kabik, Michael V. (CHP-X,Tobak, Sven-Lar, Vajra); MD; VA
Kalnitz, Milton Brian (Bellezia); Buffalo, NY
Kantuk, Greg; Madison, WI
Kayne, Donald (Germaine); Huntington, LI. NY
Kaywoodie (KB & B)
Kaufman Bros. & Bondy (KB & B 1881, CPF 1883, Kaywoodie 1915); NYC
Keedy, Michael (APG); CA; AL
Ken (Ken pat.); Chicago, IL
Kernel, Dr. Jos. E. (Pat. 2614568); ?
Kirsten (family), s.1937; Seattle, WA 
Knickerbocker Pipe Co. (Kool-Smok); Brooklyn, NY
Kool-Smok (Knickerbocker Pipe Co.)
Kovac, J. Andrew (Jandrew); Jerome & Cottonwood, AZ
Kubik, Jim; Middleburg Hts., OH
Lakatosh, John; New Columbia, PA
La Rue, Travers, d.1983; Whidbey Is., WA
Lee, ?; NYC
Leese, Jack (Air-Vent), NYC
LePeltier
Levi, Stanley (Iwan Ries & Co.), Chicago, IL
Levin, Barry (LPI) d.1994; VT
Lewis, Rich; Minneapolis, MN
Linkman, M & Co.(Dr. Grabow, MLC, Hollycourt); Chicago, IL
LOG?
Lou, Don (Don-Lou?); Brooklyn, NY
LPI (Barry Levin)
Lyon, Chas. H., b.1862, d.1947 (Lyon Pipe, The, s.1920); Salt Lake City, UT
Malaga (G. Khoubesser 1939,  Tom Nash); Royal Oak, MI
Manhattan; NYC
Margroum, Jim; Hanover, PA
Mariner, Joe; El Dorado Hills, CA
Marks, Andrew; Middlebury, VT
Martin, Sam; N. Little Rock, AR
Marx, Robert "Bob", d.1993 (Marxman, Mastercraft); NYC, NY
Marxman (Bob Marx) s.1935; NYC, NY
Mastercraft (B. Hochstein 1941, Bob Marx); NYC, NY
McCravey, W.L.; Sunnyside, WA
McGuire
MelloPure (Dr. Harry Paine)
Mermet, Andre (Wilke); NYC, NY; SF, CA
Mermet, Jimmy (Andre's son); SF, CA
Mesa, Hugo (Mesa Woodsman)
Mickles, Clarence; Park Forest, IL
Micoli
Milton, Herb; Margate, FL
Mincer, Tracy  d.1966(Custom-Bilt , s. late 1930's); Indianapolis, IN
Nachwalter, Elliott; VT, FL, NYC, VT
Nash, Tom (Malaga, Briarworks); Madison Hts., MI
Needham; Alhambra, CA
Owl Shop, The; Worcester, MA? New Haven, CT?
Paine, Dr. Harry (MelloPure)
Passante, Anthony,  d.1994 (Kaywoodie, Weber, Connoisseur); NYC
Pedalite?
Pellegrini, Ron (Sovereign); Staten Is., NY
Peretti, Robert; Boston, MA
Perri, Paul (Perri, P.L. & Son); Manhattan Beach, CA
Photakis, John (Owl Shop); Worcester, MA
Pipe Pub; New Rochelle, NY
Pipeworks at Wilke; NYC, NY; VT
Polidori, Primo (Primo-Cellini-Victory Pipe Craftsman); Chicago, IL
Powell, ?
Premier; Chicago, IL
Protter, Ben (Protter NY); NYC
Ram, Sidney P. (Ram's Horn), ret.1942; CA
Reco Mfg. Co. (Zephair); Chicago, IL
Regal (pat. integral lighter)
Regency Pipes (David Jones); Texarkana, TX
Reltalb?
Robertson, Thayne; Boise, ID
Rodgers, Ben, Pipe Shop; NYC, NY 
Rogers (Custombuilt 1953-?); NYC
Rollar, Curt (ASP); Stroudsburg, PA
Rosa, Rev. Raymond L. (Holy Smokes); Marlboro, MA
Rose, Francis; Culver City, CA
Roush, Larry; Perrysburg, OH
Royal Court Pipes (Glen Court); So. Hadley, MA
Ruth, Dennis; Des Moines, IA?
Sampson, Merrill G. (Spiral-Kool, Aero-Kool); Seattle, WA; 
     Santa Monica, CA
Samson (Kaywoodie?)
Sandor (Sandor Herskovitz); Flushing, NY
Schiffsinaklerjugenser?
Schoonmaker, Renny; Clifton Park, NY
Schulte, Max; Springfield & Maplewood, NJ
Seymour, Maj.Allison J.; Valley City, ND
Sherman, Martin; Little Silver, NJ
Silber, Art (Cellini, Victory); Chicago & Morton Grove, IL
Sir John (Hargold Assoc. 1941)
Smoker's Haven, Columbus, OH
Souers,  Denny; Columbus OH 
Spiral-Kool (Sampson, Merrill G.)
SR (S & R Woodcrafts, S. & R. Anderson); Columbus, OH
Stachowiak, Jerry (GJS); Buffalo, NY
Standing?
Stauffacher, Brad; Polo, IL
Stern, L. & H.; Brooklyn, NY
Storm King; ?
Straus
Sturgill, Ken & Judith; Middletown, OH
Sven-Lar (Tobak, Michael V. Kabik)
Swift, Dick; NYC
Tapia, William; Monrovia, CA
Thoro-Kleen; NYC
Tinder Box
Tiner; San Diego
Tinsky, Mark (Carey and Am. Smoking Pipe); PA
Tony's Pipe Towne?
Trail Blazer; ?
Tredway, Bob; Coeur d' Alene, ID
Tuerk, Victor; NYC; CA
Uhle's; Milwaukee, WI
Union Pipe Co.
Van Varick, Al; 
Vesz, Julius; Toronto, Can.
Vickers, M.O.; Knoxville, TN
Victory Pipe Craftsman (Cellini); Chicago,IL
von Erck, Lee; Marquette, MI
Waddell, Steve; Marion, IA
Walls, Bob; OH
Walther (Walther Pipe), Bill; Ft, Worth, Tx
Wathen?
Waughtel, Robert; Harrisburg, PA
Weber, C.B. (Carl B. Weber) s.1943; ?
Weidemann, John; CA?
Weinberger, Jack H., d.1983 (JHW); West Caldwell, NJ
Weiner, Steve; Olmstead Falls (Cleve.), OH
Wellington (Demuth pat.1905)
West, Tim; Columbus, OH
Whitmore, Chuck (LaRue son-in-law); Whidbey Is., WA
Wiley, Randy; Tampa, FL
Wilke; NYC, NY
With Pipe & Book (Breck & Julie Turner); Lake Placid, NY


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From: Gord Ferguson <???????????????????>
Subject: Canadian Pipe Shop-Kingston area

For all our American friends on the New York-Lake Ontario border, a shop
has been located in Kingston just 2 blocks from the Wolfe Island ferry 
docks.Located in the old section of Kingston,Ontario at 155 Wellington 
Street. The shop is a cozy nook in which one may light up and enjoy the 
company of fellow cigar and pipe smokers. Well stuffed chairs are 
available and the proprietor, Mr. Bill Fagan, is well versed on pipecraft.
Bill repairs, as well as carves custom freehand style pipes as well as 
traditional shapes. A walk-in humidor protrudes from the back end of the 
shop and in it one may find a selection of Havana cigars,30 different 
blended pipe tobaccos as well as custom flavoured cigarette tobacco. Bill 
is also into exotic coffees.
Truly a pleasant find while on my vacation. I understand that mail-order 
is an option for those interested.
The shop...
                 The Pipe and Pouch,
                 155 Wellington St.,
                 Kingston, Ontario Canada.
                 K7L 3E1
                 Tele:  (613) 549-4477
Kingston is located about 2 hours east of Toronto.
Cheers, Gord.


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From: ??????????????
Subject: pipes digest #198

STEVE

THANKS FOR SENDING #198 AGAIN.  YESTERDAY I RECEIVED PAGES 1,2 AND
PART OF 3. I ASSUMED I HAD DUMPED THE REST WHILE LOOKING AT SOMETHING
ELSE.  WHEN YOU RE-SENT THE EDITION, I RECEIVED THE SAME 1,2, AND PART
OF 3.  ANY IDEAS?

ON ANOTHER MATTER;

AS YOU KNOW WE BOUGHT THE OLD WALLY FRANK MAIL ORDER BUSINESS ALMOST 3
YEARS AGO.  WE AHEV A LARGE SELECTION OF PIPES AND TOBACCOS, AND I
WOULD REALLY LIKE TO DO SOME BUSINESS WITH YOUR SUBSCRIBERS.  IF IT IS
O.K. WITH YOU, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER A FREE SAMPLER OF OUR BEST PIPE
TOBACCOS TO WHOEVER IS INTERESTED.  IF YOU WOULD PUBLISH OUR ADDRESS,
PHONE AND FAX, I WILL SEND THESE SAMPLES TO ANY OF YOUR MEMBERS WHO
ASK FOR IT AT NO CHARGE.  OUR ADDRESS IS:
	FINCK CIGAR COMPANY
	P.O. BOX 831007
	SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78283
	(800)221-0638
	(210) 226-2825 FAX

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

BILL FINCK JR.

[ Probably a glitch somewhere along the line, Bill! And re your offer,
I'd expect to be inundated... :-) Thanks! -S. ]


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From: "Spencer M. Schein" <???????????????????>
Subject:       Re: Congratulations and Craven's Mixture

Dear Steve,
I haven't written before, but do enjoy the Pipe Digest and 
appreciate all the excellent work you do. Congratulations and best
wishes to you and Jean on your marriage. My wife and I have been
happily married for 31 years, and I've always been an avid, perhaps
too avid, pipe smoker, and she has never been a smoker, so this may
be a good sign.

As for the request for a clone of Craven's Mixture, Craig Tarler, 
who I am pleased to see has become a regular contributer to PD, has
one called Yale Mixture. For those who may not know it, he is the 
President of Cornell & Diehl, and does a mail-order business in fine
tobacco at very reasonable prices. As he is a gentleman, and doesn't
toute his business with every post to the PD, let me give his e-mail
address: ???????????? I notice his e-mail address in the PD is 
???????????????, which may be his personal, not business address. 
IMHO, his service matches (no pun intended) the quality of his many
blends: terrific. I'm smoking a bowl of his Continental Air as I 
type this. People stop me in the street and ask what it is that 
smells so good. 

Cheers to you and yours, and greetings to all sotweed devotees!

"I had risen from my seat and was knocking out the ashes of my pipe
when I suddenly heard the clang of the bell." A.C.Doyle, The 
Adventure of the Crooked Man. (Must have been the wedding bell.)

Spencer Schein

[ Many thanks, Spencer! I've tried Craig's analog of Craven's, and
while I can't attest to its authenticity, it was enjoyed. -S. ]


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From: ????????????
Subject: Pipe Show

To all PD Readers:

This is a final invitation and reminder about the fabulous event that takes
place in Richmond, VA on Columbus Day.  I have posted some info in the past
and I hope this will provide additional information.

The following is an edited  text-only version of the show brochure:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

		  Conclave Of Richmond Pipe Smokers
			     11th Annual
		Pipe Smokers' Exposition & Celebration
     taking place in Richmond, Virginia, on Columbus Day weekend

			 October  6,7,8  1995

at the Holiday Inn,Central - 3207 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA (exit 78 - I-95)

You are invited to join us in our Celebration of the Pipe which has
become the International Pipe Smokers' Event of each Year!  Exhibit
your collection of pipes and smoking related ephemera, or just be here
to enjoy all of the exhibits and events occurring for the three fun
days that have something going on every minute!

To begin the 2nd decade of the special celebrations of the C.O.R.P.S.,
we will honour the SANDBLAST PIPE with special surprises, events and
awards, so bring your favourite sandblast /shell pipes & collections !

All of the traditional C.O.R.P.S. events will be going strong: the
Smoke Filled Room on Friday night, the Pipe Smoking Contest on
Saturday, the Wm. F. Porter Memorial Pipe Rack Auction (proceeds to
Richmond area children's charities) , exhibitor awards, door prizes,
and more!

Decade II Begins - the Tradition Continues !
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

WANT INFO?  We will be happy to send you more information on the
C.O.R.P.S.  1995 Exposition and all of the events that are now being
planned.  Call the C.O.R.P.S. hotline: (804) 342-0761 and leave us
your name & address, or E-MAIL to ???????????????????  A few tables
are still available.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Item#2: I am planning a trip to Europe (Riga, Latvia & and other
venues).  I hope to report of the state of PIPE SMOKING in the areas
of visitation.  The trip will take place in November to coincide with
Latvian Independence Day (18 Nov).  Currently, I am trying to
establish Internet contacts in Riga.  .....If anyone knows the state
of communications in Latvia, any information will be greatly
appreciated.

E-MAIL:  ????????????  (Valts E. Jegermanis)



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From: ???????????????????????????????????
Subject:  Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris

     Dear Steve,
     
     I am an avid collector and smoker of very large pipes and cigars.
     How do I get onto alt.smokers.pipes from AOL?  Since this is such a 
     limited field of interest, I am trying everything I can to get more 
     information on large pipes, and people who smoke them.  Hopefully by 
     talking with other big pipe smokers, I will be able to find some new 
     sources of pipes and other helpful information along the way.  I very 
     much enjoy pipe and cigar talk, so I am always looking for 
     correspondence with other pipe and cigar smoking devotees.
     
     Any information that you can forward would be really appreciated!
     
     Happy Smoking,
     
     Mark Peterson

[ Again, can any of our AOL members help Mark! Please reply directly
to him. -S. ]


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From: RC Hamlin/PCCA <???????????????????????>
Subject: Dunhill Guide

Steve: 

Just a quick note to let you know that I saw your "request" in the
Digest for Dunhill information. I am in the process of putting
togeather a complete Dunhill history, finish, dating guide for you
that will include patent numbers, complete (as possible) dating
information, finishes, etc.

I have a lot of this information now, but I've written London to get
as much dating information as possible to update my current
guides. This will be a major work when its published (like the Ashton
& Castello "guides"), so give me some time and I promise it will be
worth the wait!

btw: Congrates!

-Bob 

[ Thanks, Bob! Looking forward to the Dunhill guide, which I hope will
go on our sites (and in the Digest if it's not too long to fit). -S. ]

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From: ??????????????? (Steve Beaty)
Subject: Link to Niklos Levin page

Steve,

        good stuff...  i've added it to the pipes page...

>From: ????????????????????? (BOB WEISKE)
>Subject: Link to Niklos Levin page
>To: ??????????????????????
>
>   Just found this on Yahoo: NML Pipes Direct <http://www.mja.net/nml>. 
>   My copy of the resource guide shows Niklos' address in Vermont. This 
>   page gives a Florida address. Check it out. Looks interesting.
>
>   If this looks good to you, Please forward it to our moderator: I     
>   know he's probably preoccupied now <g>.

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

[ And I'll put it in the Guide, too! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????? (Steve Beaty)
Subject: Pipes Digest WWW Page is Rated in the Top 5%

Steve,

        we've been rewarded for all our efforts!!!  i'd like to thank you
and everyone else who has helped make the pipe page successful...

>Congratulations!
>
>Your home page has been rated among the top 5% of all sites on the Internet
>by Point Survey.
>
>Point is a free service which rates and reviews only the best sites on the
>World Wide Web.  We provide surfers with a standard of excellence: a
>catalog of the most lively, useful, and fun sites on the Net.  If you
>haven't already seen Point, you can visit us at:
>
>http://www.pointcom.com/
>
>We think you'll find inclusion in Point will increase your exposure and
>attract new visitors to your site.  Our Top Ten list has been featured on
>CNN and in many publications, and Point Survey ratings are provided to
>media around the world.

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

[ Our thanks should go to you, Steve! Congratulations on the
recognition! -S. ]


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From: ????????????
Subject: Various News

Linwood.....and CC's:

Several news items of interest for your consumption:

1)  Jeremy Brett, the incarnation of Holmes on the silver screen, died
yesterday quietly in his sleep.  Will have more info at the next meeting and
suggest we do something (?) at the show to honour this event.

2) Nikos Levin has a home page on the WEB:
    http://www.mja.net/nml/

3 ) Another HP of interest:  http://www.thesmokeshop.com/smoke

4) Bob Hamlin E-Mail addresses:  ????????????????????????
                                                  ???????????????????????

Finally, be sure to check your mail frequently.... The brochure abstract that
I posted on several pipe and tobacco related BBS's and forums lists the CORPS
electronic address , and that is on your AOL account.  I will have telephoned
by the time you read this.

That's all for now.........SMOKE WELL.!     VEJ

[ Sad to hear of Mr. Brett's untimely death. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????????
Subject: Sherlock Holmes

Steve,

As you and the PD readers may know, the modern-day Holmesian actor,
Jeremy Brett, passed away recently in London -- heart failure; age
59.  He was my favorite.

Rick Welch


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Re subscribe

Steve,
  I have returned home permanently abd would appreciate it if you would re
subscribe me..on another note, do you know anything about Thomas Hinds
Tobaccos in Canada?  They apparently ship Havanas (ANYWHERE)....

Anxiously waiting your reply....
Ron

[ Not in the Guide currently, Ron! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Chicago Pipe Show!

The Chicago Pipe Show returns, reminiscent of the great Chicago Shows of the
1980's. For the first time several tobacciana shows will be held
concurrently, making this thebiggest and best Show ever. The national Pocket
Lighter Show will overlap the Pipe Show in the same venue. Additionally, the
PipeShow organized and sponsored by the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club,
will feature: antique pipes, tobacco tins, humidors and other cigar related
items. Admission only $3 which covers both Shows.
When: April 13 & 14, 1996 (the 13th overlaps with the Lighter Show); hours:
10am to 5pm.
Where: The Clarion International Quality Inn at O'Hare, 6810 N. Mannheim
Road, Rosemont, IL  60018; phone: (708) 297-8464. Special room rate of $65
per night; mention Chicagoland Pipe Show.
Limited Show tables available for $50 each (includes both days); reserve
through: 
Bill Amato (708) 388-5118 eve.
Mike Reschke (708) 620-5033 day or eve.
Chuck Rio (708) 755-5220 day
Welcome cocktail Party, Friday evening, April 12th; see you there!


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From: JOHN TURNER <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Your Pipes Digest subscription request

Hello Steve,

Many thanks for sending me my first copy of the Pipes Digest. The digest made
excellent reading and it was most heartening to learn that there are so many
fellow pipesmokers out there.

I am a tobacconist with specialist shop situated in Wells, Somerset,
England. We sell Pipes and a good range of accessories but our main
strength is our Tobacco range which at present comprises of some 200
loose and pre-packed varieties.

We operate a Mail Order service here in the UK and our catalogue contains about
160 of our Tobacco products. We are at present preparing to extend our service
Worldwide and would appreciate it if we could be listed in the Rescource Guide.
Details are :-

Quality Tobacco (UK)
City News
2A High Sreet
Wells
Somerset  BA5 2SG
Tel 01749 676087
??????????????????????????

I am a member of The Association of Independent Tobacconists which is a
confederation of the very best Tobacconists here in the UK. If anyone is
planning to visit and would like to know the addresses of shops in the regions
they will be staying, please E-mail and I will be pleased to furnish details.

Better sign off now Steve, I hope you enjoyed your vacation and I look forward
to the next copy of the Digest.

Regards
--
John Turner
??????????????????????????

[ Thanks, John! I've put your shop in the Guide. -S. ]


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From: ????????????????
Subject: PD intro

Hello Steve and fellow pipe smokers!

And by the way congratulations Steve!

I've been reading the Digest since november 94, and thought that I
finally should introduce myself. Really don't know why I haven't done
it before. I guess the main reason is that I have been a "little" bit
afraid of trying to express my self in English. Well here I go.

I'm a 26 year old Norwegian, studying microelectronics and VLSI at
University of Oslo. I'm currently working on my Cand Scient thesis, I
think it is about equal to a master degree in the US.

I began pipe smoking at the age of 14. I've had a couple of years as a
cigarett smoker as well, but the "fun" part of smoking has always been
the pipe!  Through my 12 yaers as a pipe smoker, I have tried several
blends of tobacco. In the last couple of years I have found the blends
that has become my favourite. It is aromatic mixtures of the Danish
brand "My Own Blend". Especially "MC13", but also "1970", "OB89" and
"16V". These tobaccos are worthwhile trying if you like sweet smelling
and tasting aromatics.

I have about 10 pipes and use 6 of them. A small collection just
waiting to grow... . My favourit pipes are a Brebbia and a Bari. These
two pipes give me really enjoyable smoking. The four others are cheap
and no good, bought at a time when knowledge and founds where
shourt. I still live on a small budget, but buy pipes when I have
saved enough money. My favourite shapes are Lovat, Bulldog and "short"
Billiards. I prefer straight stems, because they are both easy to
clean and look's good.

Well, that's it for now folks. Light up an enjoy!

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From: Tim Ramsay <??????????????????????????????>
Subject: A couple of questions

Hey there, fellow pipe smokers.  I have a couple of questions 
for the PD community:
	First of all, I have noticed some differences between aromatic
and non-aromatic tobacco besides the obvious one of flavour.  It seems
that when I smoke aromatic tobacco, I have problems with unattractive
gurgling sounds in my pipe, particularly towards the end of a bowl.
Also, there is a certain amount of wet tobacco left in the bowl that
is unsmokable.  Is this because of the additives in aromatic tobacco?
What are those additives?  It seems like aromatic tobacco is moister
to start with, even sticky sometimes.  I don't really trust tobacco
that is sticky.  What's the deal?  Also, one of the types of aromatic
tobacco that I have enjoyed (although, on the whole, I enjoy the
non-aromatic oriental stuff more) is called black cavendish.  Now some
of the black cavendish I've sampled has been very sweet, moist, and
sticky, while other samples have been drier and less odiferous.  Also,
I have seen other tobacco labelled "cavendish" which hasn't been black
at all (does "Dutch Cavendish" ring a bell?).  What's the difference?
Why does aromatic tobacco burn hotter?
	Secondly, I hear (I mean read) a lot of folks talking about
pre-19-something Dunhills.  I just bought a used Dunhill at a Flea
market for $2.  It's both a beautiful smoking and looking pipe, with a
nice tight grain and lots of birds-eye.  How can I tell how old it is?
Although I am somewhat of a collector, I really only classify my pipes
by how nice they look and how well they smoke.  I'm starting to think
it would be nice to know some more information about my pipes, if only
so that I could brag about them to other pipe smokers I might meet.
For example, I have three Petersons and, although they're all
attractive-looking, one of them doesn't smoke all that well.  I have
another labelled "Algor" which looks kind of funny, but smokes
beautifully.  Can someone recommend some literature that might contain
useful information about lesser known brands?
				Thanks, Tim Ramsay


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From: Robin Willis <???????????????????>
Subject: good inexpensive cigars

Well having happily braved a flurry of EMAIL regarding good, relatively
cheap cigars, I thought I'd report back with an overview. Thanks to all who
sent in their suggestions and I hope you don't mind if share your thoughts
with PD.

The parameters were: high 40's to 50's ring size, length not to important,
AVO like in mildness.

1. "IMHO the best cheap cigar is the La Unica
which is a Fuente bundled cigar.  It comes in both maduro and natural.  I
pay around $30 (a little more or less depending on size) for a bundle of 20.
The La Unica is a dominician cigar.  I have not found a Good cheap honduran
cigar.  I usually stick with Excaliburs."

2. "One of our quests is to find the perfect $1.00 cigar and I believe we
have a few  
that might fit that description.  You said to use Avos as a  
model--which one Avo has at least seven shapes all of which taste  
different?  Judging from your default, the HDM Rothschlide I'm  
guessing Avo Belecosos  or its little brother the petite belecosos.   
Using those two, I might suggest Don Juan Robustos ($1.25), Old  
Fashioned Dominicana No.32 ($1.50)???, Bacarat (watch out for the  
sweet gum on the wrapper), Old Fashioned Jamaicans ($1.10).  

Another hint, for smoother cigars age them at least six months in a  
Spanish cedar humidor, it can turn a Don Diego into a work of art." 

3. "I read your comments in Pipe Digest #199, requesting info on good cigars
that 
could be had for $ 2.00 or less a piece. One cigar that I enjoy immensely
and is 
quite reasonable in price is sold by Mr. Robert C. Hamlin of PCCA. 

He is on compuserve and runs a mail order business. Bob is a honorable man and 
runs a good business. He has contributed to the pipe digest on numerous 
occasions, as well, he contributes greatly to the Cigar and Pipe forum on 
compuserve. His email address is ???????????????????????

Anyway, these cigars, called PS Cigars(Private Stock, I think?) are
actually Davidoff seconds. I don't think I have to tell you just how
expensive Davidoffs are. After having smoked over a hundred of these
cigars, I have never had a bad one. The only thing I can find wrong
with them is the color of the wrappers may vary from cigar to
cigar. Currently I smoke a 6 X 48rg that is absolutely delightful,
although he has many sizes available and his prices will fit right in
with what you are looking for."

4. "My recommendation is the Licenciados Excelentes, a Lonsdale rated 89 by
Cigar Aficionado.  I get them at Georgetown Tobacco in DC for about $1.75.
(C.A. got theirs for $1.60, but Georgetown is expensive.)

You can pick and choose from the Arturo Fuente cigars.  I've never gotten
one I didn't like."

5. "Hoyo de Monterrey Exquisito #50.  This is a bundled cigar that I get
from J*R
Cigar (1-800-JR-CIGAR). I've only seen them offered mail order through J*R.
Size is 6x50. It comes in both EMS and maduro wrappers, and I prefer the EMS.
Price from J*R is $30 for a bundle of 25, which works out to $1.20 per cigar.
This is a full bodied cigar, with hints of chocolate, probably comparable to
the HdM Rothschilds that you smoke. It's my favorite everyday, working in the
yard type cigar.

Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur #3. I usually smoke the #1 or the #2, but the #3
falls into your parameters of under $2. The actual cost from J*R is $39 per
box of 20, which works out to $1.95 per cigar. Size is 6x50, and it comes in
either natural or maduro wrapper. A milder and smoother smoke than the
Exquisito #50, probably compares favorably to the Avo. I have a friend who
likes the Avo #5, and he really enjoys the Excalibur #1.

Vueltabajo Robusto. Size is 4.5x50 and only comes in natural. Cost from J*R
is $42 for a box of 25 ($1.68 per cigar). A well made cigar with a smooth,
complex, almost vanilla like flavor. FWIW, I've also smoked the Vueltabajo
Churchill and for some reason, it didn't have the same flavor."

6. "Try macanudo prince phillips they are about $28 for a box of 10.
(hey not under 2 bucks but if you smoke avo's, these are bargains)."

And to this list I'll add Licenciados Churchill seconds from Mike's Cigars,
a great cigar. I have no idea why these are seconds. 

Thanks again everybody.

Robin


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: The Double Corona

Hey there!

The Online Version of The Double Corona, Fall 1995 - Issue #8, is now
available at...

http://www.thesmokeshop.com/smoke

Let me know what you think.  If you have anything you'd like to contribute
to future issues - articles, stories, photos, etc. - just let me know...

"For the smoker, by the smoker!"

Thanks & Enjoy!

- Robert


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From: Bill Unger <???????????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe Makers

Steve, congratulations on your marriage.  One trusts you have had a great
honeymoon and that it consisted of visiting more places than all the pipe
shops within visiting distance of wherever you went.
 
I'd like to share the following article with you and the Digest readers.
It appeared in the September issue of the Ohio Pipe Collectors newsletter.
I encourage anyone who would like to join our club (currently 65 members)
or to receive a complimentary copy of the newsletter to write me.--Bill
Unger
 
OHIO PIPEMAKERS: NUMBER TWO IN A SERIES
 
                   STEPHEN AND ROSWITHA ANDERSON
 The Artisans
 
     Steve and Roswitha Anderson, fulltime Ohio pipemakers, live in
Columbus, where Steve was born and raised.  Steve, the son of an electrical
engineer and woodworker with whom Steve began working at a young age,
started smoking pipes at 15 and nurturing the idea that he would like to
make pipes someday.  While serving in the U.S. Army in Germany in the early
1960s, Steve used his free time to travel and visit as many European
pipemakers as he could, questioning them about their methods and examining
their tools and machinery.
 
     Roswitha, a native German, had undertaken four years of schooling and
apprenticeship as a seamstress/clothing designer, a career for which she
was unable to find work when she finished. So she went to work in a
children's home--the very one Steve's unit later "adopted" and provided
with the hardboiled eggs for a traditional Easter egg hunt.  Steve, the
unit's translator, spoke German.  Roswitha knew nothing about pipes, but
she soon learned because many of her dates with Steve involved his
continuing hunt for European pipe manufacturers to study.
 
     Steve and Roswitha married in 1964 and returned to the States in 1965.
Steve resumed his old job at Western Electric, but he and Roswitha
continued collecting information about pipemaking.  In these years, the
U.S. still contained many small pipemaking factories, and the Andersons
traveled "tens of thousands of miles" to visit them and to make offers for
their unused tools.  Other tools were hand forged to their specifications.
A great influence on them and one of the most helpful of the pipemakers
they visited was Andre Mermet, who Steve calls "a great pipemaker."
Mermet made all the Wilke pipes as well as pipes for the military.
 
     In the late 60s, Steve and Roswitha began making pipes under the S&R
symbol--which is an S in the form of a pipe with smoke coming out of it and
an R superimposed through it.  In those days, Steve and Roswitha would
travel to as many as 25 craft shows a year and produce about 2,000 pipes,
90% of them "cheap" (in the $15-20 range) because, Steve says, "that's what
people were buying."  But the rat race started to get to them and, facing
burnout, they started cutting back.  Today they do about seven shows a year
and produce 500-600 pipes of a much higher grade, ranging in price from $35
to $250.  The most expensive pipe they have ever made and sold was a
seven-day straight-grain set in a hand-crafted box that sold immediately
for $5400.
 
     Steve Anderson creates the more traditional pipe shapes produced by
S&R Wood Crafts: Pipes & Pleasures.  He enjoys researching historical pipe
literature and ads for forgotten pipe shapes that he can recreate in his
workshop.  Roswitha uses her design background to conceive and carve their
line of freehand pipes.  She is possibly the only fulltime woman custom
pipemaker in the world.
 
     For years, the Andersons observed the tradition of many Old World
Masters and lived above their 1,000-square-foot shop, which features a
well-stocked retail outlet in the front (their pipes and other pipe lines,
tobacco, accessories and a cigar humidor). Behind it is their even larger
3,000-square-foot workshop, which is filled with all the machines and tools
of their trade, half- finished pipes and many hundreds of briar blocks
waiting to be carved.  Recently, however, they became tired of the Old
World crowding and purchased a house to spread out in.
 
     Over the years, the Andersons' work has received more than 25 awards
for excellence.  In 1984, Pipe Collectors International chose Steve and
Roswitha to produce the 1985 collector club pipe. These pipes, individually
numbered and stamped with the PCI logo, were distributed to PCI members all
over the world.  The Andersons competed with nine of the largest European
pipe companies and two large U.S. companies for the honor.  They were the
first American pipemakers ever chosen to produce a PCI collector pipe.
 
     Early in 1985, the Andersons flew to Saint-Claude, France, where Steve
was inducted into the Confrerie des Maitres-Pipiers de Saint-Claude, France
(the Brotherhood of Master Pipemakers of Saint-Claude, France) at its 70th
meeting.  Saint-Claude is usually recognized as the birthplace of the briar
pipe.  The Brotherhood, which dates from the late 1700s, is the only world-
wide organized pipemakers' guild.  It is presided over by the Master
Pipemakers, all direct descendants of the original pipemakers of
Saint-Claude.  The Brotherhood is limited to persons who have been
recognized for their contributions to the pipe industry.  Members must be
invited to join--they cannot apply.  Steve Anderson's signature is now
written in the golden book of the Brotherhood, a book that also dates from
the Brotherhood's founding.  His presentation pipe is now displayed in the
permanent collection of the pipe museum at Saint-Claude.
 
     When I asked Steve and Roswitha what ideal, in terms of craftsmanship
and smoking qualities they strive for, they couldn't confine themselves to
a single answer.  Steve still regards Andre Mermet as a great pipemaker,
and they expressed admiration for the pipes of Mike Butera in the U.S. and,
in England, of Barry Jones, who owns Upshall and used to turn the old
Charatan bowls, and Les and Dolly Woods, who make Ferndowns. Steve believes
that U.S. pipemaker J.T. Cooke is a "fantastic artisan" and "perhaps the
best pipemaker in the U.S. today--maybe in the world."  They also spoke
with awe of some of the work being done in Japan, especially the Tsuge
pipe.
 
     Both Steve and Roswitha are pipe smokers, and both like Esoterica
tobaccos.  Steve's favorite is Pembroke, while Roswitha prefers And So to
Bed.
 
     Steve somehow finds the time and energy to work as an unpaid video
producer, director and camera man for the Columbus public access television
station.  He has spoken of his desire to produce a pipemaking video, a
project that many pipe smokers would like to see him accomplish.
 
The Pipes
 
     S&R pipes are all made from the highest grade of Mediterranean briar,
which the Andersons bring back themselves from New York when a consignment
arrives so as to avoid careless handling of the rough-cut blocks in
shipment.  Once in their shop, the briar blocks are air cured for a minimum
of two years before the Andersons begin selecting the blocks to be made
into pipes.  Steve and Roswitha have separate work spaces, with most of the
same tools duplicated in each.  Roswitha designs all the S&R freehand
shapes and helps out with the traditional shapes, but Steve does all the
drilling and mortise work because he's so good at it.
 
     When one examines the S&R workshop, it appears highly mechanized.
Many of the Andersons' boring and cutting machines have been hand-forged to
their specifications; others they purchased from the old pipe firms
discovered in their travels. However, the machinery is only an aid to speed
the process of boring, drilling and shaping the rough briar blocks.  The
final product is carved and finished by hand, and the artistic paneling or
detailing makes each pipe unique even though it may have a traditional
shape.
 
     Steve Anderson is proud of his sandblasting work, which he has given a
lot of thought to and has taught to many other pipemakers.  In Europe,
sandblasted pipes have traditionally been tumbled together in a large drum
while being blasted, which does not produce uniform results.  The
Andersons' sandblasting setup occupies an entire room to itself.  Before
sandblasting one of their pipes, the Andersons carefully mask off various
parts of it in order to produce exactly the effect they want.
 
     The Andersons carefully inspect every pipe between each step of its
making.  If a serious flaw appears, the pipe is discarded. S&R high-grade
pipes come with one of three finishes:
 
     ~    A smooth finish for pipes made of flawless briar.  Some of these
pipes are rubbed with an oil finish, but most are stained to highlight the
grain.
 
     ~    A sandblast, for pipes with minor surface flaws.
 
     ~    A Coral Rock finish, which is a pipe that is first carved with a
hand-made cutter and then etched (blasted) with glass beads.  This process
brings a very fine, spider-web-like grain back out from the carving.
 
     Steve and Roswitha began dating their high-grade pipes (those that
cost over $35) in 1985.  Using a base of 50, they stamp each S&R pipe with
a two-digit number.  Thus a pipe stamped "45" would be made in 1995.  They
do not date their carved pipes, which retail below $35.
 
     Steve and Roswitha Anderson--artisans, OPC members and extremely nice
people--can be contacted at 4244 East Main St., Columbus, OH 43213 or call
(614) 235-6422.

If you've got one pipe, you're a pipe smoker.  If you've got more than
one, you're a pipe collector.
Bill Unger
Secretary, Ohio Pipe Collectors

[ Bill, many thanks.  Your efforts on behalf of the OPC really show in
their newsletter, which is a favorite of mine. And, no, I went through
the honeymoon on an estimated thirty grams of MacBaren Burley and not
one visit to a pipe shop... -S. ]


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Greetings from California

Dear Steve -

Well, we just had our West Coast Pipe & Cigar Expo a couple of weeks ago.
 And what a show it was!  I'll write more about it later, but I just
wanted to let everyone know that we're in production on a video of the
Expo.  When it's ready I hope you won't mind if I put in a plug for
it.  In the meantime I wanted to pass along the following excerpt from
the latest Southwest Pipe & Cigar League newsletter.  The first item
should be of interest to everyone, while the second is aimed more at
the PD subscribers in California.  I would also like to ask our
subscribers to get the word out on all this stuff!

Best Regards,

Steve J. (Briar Man)

--- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

			      LEGISLATIVE ALERT

	As you probably know, our dear president Clinton has proposed
new measures to crack down on teen smoking.  These measures involve
the FDA (of course), which has wanted to regulate nicotine as a drug.
Now that Clinton and FDA head control-freak David Kessler have teamed
up, the push is under way to try and build public support for these
measures.  Fact is, the public support ain't there, but that won't
stop them from trying to take us further down the road towards tobacco
prohibition.  Although the target has been specifically stated as
cigarettes only, make no mistake - if this goes through pipe tobacco
and cigars WILL end up being on the list later on.

	Reason I mention all this is that the public comment period is
open until November 9, 1995.  I URGE ALL OF YOU TO WRITE TO THE FDA
AND TELL THEM THAT YOU OPPOSE THEIR REGULATION OF TOBACCO.  You can
send your letters to:

Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305)
Food & Drug Administration, Room 1-23
12420 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD  20857

Your letter MUST reference Docket #95N-0253-J.  Put the docket number at the
top of your letter.  PLEASE BE SURE TO GET YOUR LETTERS TO THE FDA BEFORE 
NOVEMBER 9!  Also, for good measure you should write to your elected
officials in Washington about this.  Kessler is seeking nothing less than
police powers for the FDA, and given the Agency's expansion of power under
his leadership I don't think I need to tell you about the implications of FDA
involvement in regulating (read "banning") tobacco.  SO WRITE TODAY!

[ I'll write in on HFA-305, Steve. Thanks for the pointer! And, BTW, I
saw that the latest issue of NML photos feature a pipe made by a
fellow named "S. Johnson." Any relation? :-) -S. ]


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From: Bubbamike <????????????????????>
Subject: change of address

Steve

I'm moving my E-mail and internet access from Delphi.com to Halcyon, so my 
new address is: ?????????????????????  This isn't an easy move, I've been 
at Delphi for 2 years now and have made some good friends there.  But the 
slowness of their News server, as well as the way they have dragged their 
feet on introducing their new interface, I've waited well over a year.

This move has also been fairly exciting, the downloading of new software 
and getting to know how to use it.  It's a far cry from using Delphi's 
interface and their software.  The complications with using seperate mail, 
news, web, telnet and FTP software, getting it all working together is both 
fustrating and invigorating.

Now that the formalities are out of the way let me congratulate you on your 
marriage.  I wish you all the happiness in the world.  I only hope that it 
doesn't keep you from your Pipe Digest duties.  There are three places 
where I find great pipe information, here, ASP, and the Cigar and Pipe 
forum on Compuserve.  Of the three, this is the only one without flames.  I 
used to read ASC, but the signal to noise ratio is just to high there.

My pipe collection is growing daily, well not quite so quick, but it has 
grown.  One of my latest has been a Nording Freehand without a finish.  
After smoking it for awhile it has started to develop a nice patina.  It is 
a rather large piece of briar and that causes it to be heavy in the mouth.  
Also it smokes a tad wet, but the use of pipe cleaners takes care of that.

One of the subjects which I've seen no dicussion of is the qualities of 
various brands of pipe cleaners.  I use BJ Long's for the lucite stems of 
my Italian pipes, which tend to have lips, and Peterson's to clean out the 
shanks.  The Peterson's seem to be thicker and more absorbent than any of 
the others which I have found.  What do you and other use?

A problem I have found is that pipe racks are not built for bents and pipes 
with wide stems.  I've been looking for a large rack with large open holes 
for these pipes.  The complication is that I can' afford to pay a lot for 
it.  If anyone knows where to find such a rack, let me know.

Mike
a member of VCOA
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From: Rick DeVries <???????????????>
Subject: Congratulations on #200!

Hello, Steve!  On behalf of the Chicago Cigar Internet GRoup (CCIGR), I
want to pass along our thanks and congratulations on the upcoming two
hundredth edition of the Pipes Digest!  Steve B., Richard and yourself 
provide a teriffic service to the cigar- and pipe-smoking Internet 
community.  Best wishes and we're all looking forward to the next 200 
issues!

Regards,
Rick DeVries
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Co-founder of the Chicago Cigar Internet GRoup (CCIGR)

[ Just wait till you see the _next_ century! It's been great. Thanks! -S. ] 


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                       Today's Snappy Comeback:

(The hand-out card approach:) [Hand the jerk a card which reads:] "You
have just insulted a very wealthy person." 

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

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( (if they don't run out of matches...)  *  (for all who enjoy fine tobacco)  )
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(  Mosaic/Web:                           *      http://www.tacoma.net/~pipes  )
 ) Steve Beaty, Maintainer               *         ????????????????????????? (
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 ) Plain FTP:             ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/br/brookfld/pipes_digest  (
(  Richard Geller, Maintainer            *             (???????????????????)  )
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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #200 -- September 27, 1995
  2. Subject: Pipes Digest and Pipe Clubs
  3. Subject: Tobacco shop in New Orleans
  4. Subject: Inexpensive (not cheap) Cigars
  5. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #199 -- September 5, 1995
  6. Subject: FDA and Smokers Rights
  7. Subject: The Bed and Breakfast Circuit
  8. Subject: Congratulations
  9. Subject: Cleaning clay pipes...
  10. Subject: Pipe Digest
  11. Subject: OoOPS
  12. Subject: Filling the lab with the delicate aroma
  13. Subject: Re: Honeymoon
  14. Subject: bye and thank you
  15. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #199 -- September 5, 1995
  16. Subject: Re: North American Pipemakers
  17. Subject: Canadian Pipe Shop-Kingston area
  18. Subject: pipes digest #198
  19. Subject: Re: Congratulations and Craven's Mixture
  20. Subject: Pipe Show
  21. Subject: Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris
  22. Subject: Dunhill Guide
  23. Subject: Link to Niklos Levin page
  24. Subject: Pipes Digest WWW Page is Rated in the Top 5%
  25. Subject: Various News
  26. Subject: Sherlock Holmes
  27. Subject: Re subscribe
  28. Subject: Chicago Pipe Show!
  29. Subject: Your Pipes Digest subscription request
  30. Subject: PD intro
  31. Subject: A couple of questions
  32. Subject: good inexpensive cigars
  33. Subject: The Double Corona
  34. Subject: Pipe Makers
  35. Subject: Greetings from California
  36. Subject: change of address
  37. Subject: Congratulations on #200!
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