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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #205 -- December 4, 1995

		Pipes Digest #205 -- December 4, 1995
	     Copyright (C) 1995 by Stephen P. Masticola.
	   All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 1633

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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: What to drink while smoking

First, a moment to praise the angel I married. I smoke cigars outside
because I can't stand the smell of a used cigar. She let me move her
favorite leather chair and a table into our covered entryway so I could
smoke dry during the eight months of rain we get every year. When it
got cold she dug up a mat to keep my feet off the chilly cement. She
prefers I smoke the pipes inside, she loves the smell of the English blends.

So on to the question. Sometimes she feels compelled to bring me a bit of
a tipple when I'm smoking (she doesn't drink herself, but she makes a
career out of spoiling me). What should I order? I don't like to drink
Scotch while smoking, I think it detracts from the peat. I generally like
port with cigars, but I don't know anything whatsoever about ports, does
anybody have any specific recommendations? and, what else do you think
goes with a good cigar or a bowlful of strong latakia blend?

Martin

             Martin Golding                |  Live to ride,
DoD #236 DBS #1 MAB #2 SMTC #3 KotLQ KotSM |   ride to work.
???????????????????????   Portland, OR


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From: Adam <????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #204 -- November 21, 1995

Hi Steve,

First let me thank you for this wonderful service. As a relatively new
subscriber I have not yet submitted a letter to the digest and it will be a
thrill to do so. 

My comments are in response to James Lawson's letter in Digest #204 in which
he describes an instance of discrimination in an airport lounge, and his
reaction to that treatment. 

Just last night I went to one of my favorite coffee shops, in Berkeley,
California. The shop has an extensive outdoor patio where smoking is
expressly prohibited. I sat down with a book I been meaning to finish and
lit my Pipe - nobody said anything. 

That incident, in and of itself, does not constitute what would normally be
referred to as news. The point is that in Berkeley, where smoking is illegal
in all public areas (this includes the sidewalk) I was able to finish not
one, but two bowls in addition to my book and a few lattes. I will add that
I have had similar successes all around the Bay Area, and not just with
pipes, but with cigars too.

What makes these victories so astounding is the fact that I remember hearing
comments a few years ago, that it was easier to get away with molesting a
child on the sidewalk in Berkeley than to smoke a cigar, my questions:
What's happening? Why is it that cigars and pipes are becoming acceptable
again? Is it that they do not subscribe to the interests of under-aged
smokers and thus, draw less "heat" from the usual sources? Is it that I am
particularly lucky in my quest for smoke inhalation? 

I would like to hear other stories of public-pipe-smoking escapades,
successes an failures. Also, I think it would be of interest to readers to
share geographically related knowledge of pipe-smoke-friendly bars,
restaurants and cafes.

Take care and thank you for your support,
-Adam.
????????????????????

[ Previous posting by James Lawson deleted. Wonderful news, Adam!
There may be hope for the Left Coast yet. :-) -S. ]


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From: Robin Willis <???????????????????>
Subject: Young Smokers of America 

>        In response to the strange looks that Jason Vagner gets in the smoke
>shops as a 24 year old cigar smokers, I can definitely relate, I'm an 18
>year old pipe smoker.

Boy if you young guys think it is bad now try going into Rich's Cigars in
the early 70's with a 18 year old baby face that looks like not a day over
13 and clumsily trying to buy a first cigar. The place was at the time
populated by these ancient clerks and Mr. Rich himself. The guy who "waited"
on me had thick glasses, very stooped shoulders and black socks. I remember
the socks so well because I was for the most part staring at he floor.
Anyway he carded me! For a cigar! He thrust a glass tubed Bering at me, I
handed him 85 cents and that was that. 

You go in Rich's now and the kids waiting on you have goatees and piercings.
The other day I actually bought a cigar from a "girl"! She seemed like she
knew her stuff too. Yow! Part of me kind of likes the change, but still the
old place was magical and in many ways completely right. In retrospect that
right of passage was just about perfect. 

And now as then I think a cigar looks better sticking out of an older face,
mine finally fits which is both sad and a relief. So baby facers if you're
gonna smoke stogies you'll just have to go though the odd looks and
occasional titters. Rest assured you do look as silly as I did. And for God
sake take off the band. 

OK this brings up a couple of issues. 

1. Anybody else want to reminisce about their first cigars?
2. What do other long time cigar smokers make of all these new smokers and
what I call the "Cigar Aficionado Effect", (which translates basically to
"great review, now out of stock")?

Robin

Email on the road:	 		???????????????????
Email back home:	 		?????????????????????

Robin Willis c/o	 		Phone:	503 234 3054
tiny films		 		Fax:	503 234 1377
532 SE Belmont Suite 203 		BFCS LA:213 960 2400
Portland, Oregon 97214	 		BFCS NY:212 925 0010

[ Don't be too surprised you got carded, Robin; the proprietor may
have been the victim of police "sting" operations.  -S. ]


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From: "Lathem,Mark CPT 2AD 522MI" <????????????????????????>
Subject: Swan Vestas

>>anybody know of a shop that still has a cache of swan vestas for sale?
>>i understand they're not being manufactured anymore. 

>[ Have heard nothing about them recently. Diamond matches are still
>available, and IMHO are about as good as the Swans are. -S. ]

Craig Tarler and Bob Hamlin both carry Swan Vestas.

 The three (albeit slight) advantages to Swan Vestas over Diamonds and Blue 
Tips (also IMHO):

1) more "pop"
2) no sulfur
3) a really cool box
 --
Mark Lathem
http://www.vvm.com/~mlathem/home.html


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From: Patrick Michael Devine <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #204 -- November 21, 1995

Just a quick note to ask a question.  As a pipe smoker in the DC area, 
I've been having a difficult time finding some of my favorite tobaccos.  
When I moved here 6 years ago, I must admit that Earthworks was something 
that I remember including in my list of "pros" for choosing Washington.  
However, since that time, it's moved, become Greybeard's and , as I've 
been told, stopped ordering most of its pipe tobaccos while looking for a 
buyer (over a year now).  Someone in the last issue indicated they had a 
"sweet tooth" when it came to pipe tobaccos and I definitely fit into 
that category.  I have found replacements for the chocolate, vanilla and 
even the raspberries-n-cream varieties Earthworks used to have but I am 
still trying to find one they called "Black Forest".  As you'd guess, it 
had an aroma that was a cross between chocolate and strawberry.  I used 
to get more compliments on that one (and more requests from friends who 
said they'd consider a pipe if it always smelled that good!).  Does 
anyone have any ideas where it can be found (I tried mixing the chocolate 
and raspberry but since I'm not a tobacconist, it didn't turn out quite 
right and it wasn't the same!).  Also, someone (I forget who) had 
mentioned to me that they had found a chocolate mint tobacco.  Has anyone 
heard of this?
Quick asides, 1)Steve Wyman is correct.  As a former (and native)Bostonian, 
I agree:  Mike and Brookline News should be declared national treasures!  
2) Steve, Thanks for all the wonderful work you have done keeping us in 
touch with the rest of the pipe-smoking world (and belated congratulations!)
Rick Devine


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From: Scott Steiner <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #204 -- November 21, 1995

Alright.  I have a question.  I go to college here in Souther California, 
(University of California, Irvine for anyone who cares.)  A pipe-smoking 
friend of mine from San Diego were out enjoying a fine smoke of a nifty 
plum and vanilla aromatic mix, and we started having a debate.  Is it 
typical for one to inhale pipe tobacco?  I'd always heard that you really 
didn't do that, but he insisted many people he knows do inhale pipe 
tobacco.  If one does that, I'd imagine that the risks are greater, but 
maybe not.  Is pipe tobacco as potent as cigaretts?  I smoke maybe twice 
a day, and I don't inhale, but I was just curious.  Thanks again for the 
great service you provide, Steve.  I now find myself looking forward 
every week to getting my PD and seeing what all the pipe/cigar smoking 
brothers have to say.  Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Take care!

Scott Steiner

[ Most pipe smokers don't inhale.  Pipe tobacco is (IMO) much stronger
than cigarette tobacco; perhaps that's the reason. -S. ]


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From: ????????????????? (robert everett)
Subject: Happy Thanksgiving

Steve - Just a quick note to wish you and your bride a very happy Thanksgiving
Day. As I sit at my keyboard and ponder over the wonder of life accompanied by
a friendly old briar, I hope that your day is as satisfactory as mine.

Smoke in peace,
Bob

[ Well, thanks!  We had a very good Turkey Day with my parents. -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????????? (Denny Williamson)
Subject: Sherlock Holmes Tobacco Pipe

Good day


As an RAF fighter pilot in WW11 I really enjoyed smoking my Dunhill Pipes.

One day in a pub (The Crown) a gentleman who was a fighter pilot in WW1
gave me his smoking pipe which I still treasure (although I no longer smoke).
I am trying to find out more information about this pipe.I wonder if you
can help me?
The pipe is made of meersham in about 1910 by Dunhill - it is a beautiful
orange colour from the juices of tobacco and has a solid silver cap and band
around the stem. I was advised by Dunhill (many years ago) that the meersham
was solidified foam from the base of Victoria Falls in Africa.
If you can help me to confirm the above or get any additional information
about this pipe, I would be very grateful.

Have a good day

Sincerely

Denny
Phone 705 742 5184
Fax 705 7425342

TTFN
WORK HARD and PLAY HARD - and LOVE GOD
Denny Williamson
Tel:(705) 742-5184
Fax:(705) 742-5342

[ Meerschaum is a mineral; I forget what the chemical formula is, but
its name means "sea foam."  Can any of our Dunhill experts identify
Denny's pipe? -S. ]


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From: "Robert C. Holmes" <????????????????????>
Subject: The Highlander Tobacco Company, Ltd.

Hi Steve; Today I received an unsolicited mailing from the Highlander
Tobacco Company, Ltd. located in Jackson Heights, N.Y. The letter was
signed by Eammon Fitzsimmons the company's "Subscription Manager" and
contained a 1.5oz tobacco sample.The letter solicited me to join the
Company's "Blend-of-the Month Club" and advised that for an annual fee
of $59.95 I would receive a 1.5 oz sample of a special blend each
month; quarterly price specials; finest blends available and
convenient delivery. Now, by my math the samples' cost equates to
about $40/lb which strikes me as pretty pricey. In addition, there was
no enclosed information about the range of products offered, cost of
tobacco, description of blends, etc. Naturally I am predisposed to
supporting firms which cater to pipe smokers, but I am hesitant to pop
off a cheque for U.S.$60, ($80+/- Can) on the "if-come". Do any of the
members know of this firm and its products? Thanks and kind regards,
Bob Holmes

[ I got their sample too; they offered a sample on alt.smokers.pipes,
and I sent them my snail address.  No other knowledge of the firm. -S. ]


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From: ????????????? (Ralph T. Webb)
Subject: Reaming

I've been poking through back issues and using the search function out on
your net home page trying to find info/instructions on tools to clean or
ream out pipe bowls when the cake builds up too much.  I'm not having any
luck.  Can you help point me to such information, if it's there.  If not,
any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ralph Webb
?????????????

[ There was a bug in the search facility, which our able Webmaster,
Steve Beaty, reports he has fixed.  Try searching on "reamer" again;
there's been plenty of discussion! -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????? (D. Peterson)

Might I be added to the list, especially if there are members who might be
interested in purchasing some of the items in my collection: straight grain
Larssens from the 70's, well-cared for meershaums, etc?


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From: "Jacob" <?????????????????????>
Subject:       Pipes Digest

Dear Steve,
			I'm a failry new pipe smoker that has been
getting the Pipes Digest for about 2 months now and I fully enjoy the
discussions.  This is certainly a refreshing group of intelligent and
interesting people.
			I live in Gainesville, Florida, home of the
University of Florida Fight'n Gators, soon-to-be national college
football champions if all goes well. Sorry this football thing has me
overwhelmed for the moment; we just beat FSU, our major nemesis, last
weekend.  Anyway, Gainesville, to my current knowledge, does not cater
to the pipe smoker and I've met very few pipe smokers with whom to
converse.  We have a tobacco store in our shopping mall named, quite
unoriginally, the Smoke Shop, but it is manned by some very young
people.  Now before anyone takes offense, I hold nothing against young
people, but these young people run a smoke shop and readily admit they
know very little about pipes and pipe tobacco, go figure!.  So, the
Digest has been a source of information and electronic brotherhood, if
you will, for me.
			There are two things I've been meaning to
write and have never taken the time, so here goes.  First, I use
Pegasus email software on a Power Macintosh.  When I receive the
Digest mailings, I do not receive the entire document, I get the
message "Pegasus can only show the first 30,000 characters."  Do other
subscribers have this problem?  Is there anything I can do about it?
Second, one of the only two pipe smokers I've met is quite an
interesting gentleman and professor I work with here at UF named
Dr. Verner Fischelsweiger.  He helped me with my pipe smoking
endeavors in the begining by instructing me on bowl filling, drawing
technique and tobacco and pipe selection.  It is the latter two items,
pipes and tobacco, I'd like to address.  Fisch, as we affectionately
call him, introduced me to the Carey's Tobacco Co., a mail order
tobacconist.  In all the mailings I've read to date, I have yet to see
Carey's name mentioned.  I find Carey's very helpful, polite and
knowledgeable with quite a good selection of pipes and tobacco, they
carry cigars, too.  I'm at work while writing this and I unfortunately
do not have their address/phone number, but if anyone responds to this
inquiry over the next few mailings, I'll be happy to post it (that is,
provided they appear before the first 30,000 characters or I figure
out how to get the entire Digest!).  I'd be interested to hear of the
experiences of other Carey's customers.
			Well, I've just written my inaugural address
to the Pipes Digest.  It feels good to have a place to express my
thoughts with fellow puffers.  Thanks for maintaining this forum.  If
there is anyone out there that lives or works near me, email me at
"?????????????????????" and we'll get together for a smoke.

Thanks again,
			Jacob Burks 

[ Thanks, Jacob! Hope someone here can help you with Pegasus. We have
Carey's in North Canton, OH in the Resource Guide, so someone must
have mentioned it sometime along the line! -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????????????? (Thomas A. Hendricks)
Subject: ...not about to be disgruntled...

Steve,
I am extremely happy I have not been dropped from the mailing list during my
105-day hiatus.  I can't believe I haven't written for such a long time...Here
goes...

1.  In September I started working as a Data Conversion Operator (please don't
ask :-P) for the US Postal Service, and, with my new career (hah!) I was able
to move into my own place (thankfully devoid of "roomhates") in the enormous
city of Minier, IL (population 1300)  Though not *technically* associated with
the University anymore, I still assist in the music department from time to
time...so I have not lost my email address.  The last few months have been
wonderful...though they came at the expense of missing the three pipe shows I
had been hoping to attend (Columbus, Richmond, Louisville)  In the meantime, my
club is still around...meeting once a week at Rosie's Pub in
Bloomington--hoping to travel to more shows next year (especially after my
personal disaster at Indianapolis in July...I can laugh about it now, really
;-{)> ) starting with Jay Milton's show in February...
    Would you please update my new address/phone for the Resource Guide?
            Thomas A. Hendricks
            312d N. Western Ave, box 505
            Minier, IL 61759-0505
            (309) 392-DALI (3254)

2.  Also...Charlie Barley can no longer be reached at the number I gave you
earlier this year...I have been unable to contact him recently...I would
appreciate any information anyone could give me and/or the Resource Guide.
Thanks!

3.  In the Spring, I receieved some back issues of TPSE which featured some
artwork by Thom France.  I was really impressed with the depiction of his
youthful pipe-smoking characters, so I wrote to him, and, much to my surprise,
he called me back two days later and we talked for nearly three hours.  He
explained that I was one of three people who has written to him since he first
submitted his work back in 1988.  We've been keeping in close contact since
then...he sent me a book which was written by George O'Belmito entitled "A
Brief History of Youthful Pipe Smoking" which, according to Thom, was never
published.  Thom worked for George at his pipe shop in Colorado until George's
death a few years ago...since then, Thom has been trying to find any articles
or other writings he has published...if anyone has any information, it would be
greatly appreciated.

YBB&CCC   "Tom never did collect nothin' but big freehands
to/\/\     that he didn't, didn't already have
           and tossed, well, traded billiards he'd been keepin'
           for a great big new calabash..."
            ---apologies to America--

[ Address updated, Tom!  Thanks for the break in the hiatus! -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????? (Albert A. Grosskopf)
Subject: pipes in Rome

Hello Steve: I'm new at this sort of thing, computers that is, not pipes.
I've been doing some catching up on back issues of Pipes Digest and I'm
fascinated. Good work! The mail from Claudio Feo piqued this response. I'm
familiar with Becker and  Musico and their fine pipe shop in Rome near the
Trevi Fountain. Georgio Musico makes a visitor feel very welcome, and he is
quite pipe knowledgable. His partner, Paulo Becker, is the son of the now
deceased pipe master, Fritz Becker, whom I knew and visited with, both in
San Francisco and Rome. Fritz's pipes make up some of the best pieces in my
collection . Paulo also continued in  his father's footsteps and made some
excellent pipes as well. Another fine pipe shop close by is Novelli, on Via
due Macelli, owned and operated by my friend, Augusto Parascenzo. Augusto
is a true pipe afficionado and welcomes visitors warmly. I guess this, my
first E-mail to you, makes me a subscriber to Pipes Digest. Keep well, and
happy puffing to you.

Al Grosskopf


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: mailing list request

I am the marketing director for Edelweiss, a popular German brasserie in the
Chicago area.  We are interested in coordinating our first cigar dinner,
featuring cigars, wine, scotch and dinner in the early part of 1996.

Your mailing list would be beneficial as it would provide me with interested
parties in our area.

As I am new to online services, I am not certain what the protocol is.  My
e-mail name is MichieC996 and I subscribe to America Online.  My name is
Michelle Cord and I can be reached at (708) 990-7800, ext. 295.

I have contacted Cigar Aficionado as well, and they have provided me with
valuable information.  I would sincerely appreciate the use of your mailing
list.  Thank you.

[ For further info on the cigar dinner, contact Edelweiss directly at
the above number or email address.  The mailing list, as always, is
confidential. -S. ]


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From: "Joe McI." <???????????????>
Subject: cigar store addresses

First, I must say you have put together a great site.  Way too much info 
for one sitting!!  Anyways, I am looking for a list on disk of cigar 
stores through the U.S.  I looked through your resource list and it is 
good, but I was wondering if you knew of a complete list that may be 
available.  I would appreciate any idea you may have.  The RTDA does not 
give out their list, but I'm sure someone must have a list.  Thanks for 
the help in advance and keep up the good work.

Joe McInerney
Chicago, IL

[ If anyone has such a list in softcopy, please let us know too. I'd
imagine you could get something from a mailing list outfit. -S. ]


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From: "John P. Giunta" <????????????????????>
Subject:       Calabash conduct

Hello Steve and interested others:

I have a Calabash pipe with a meershaum bowl that offers me one of the 
finest smokes I have ever had in my life.  I have consulted the WWW 
site but have not found an answer to this question:  Is it harmful to 
the Calabash pipe to smoke it outdoors?  I understand, of course, the 
differences between smoking outdoors in Anchorage in February and 
smoking outdoors in Hawaii in May.  The vendor of this pipe told me 
that the Calabash is really an "indoor pipe".  By the way, I have 
smoked all of my pipes, briar and meershaum, outdoors, to include 
snowy weather, with no pipe damage.

Any information or help will be appreciated,

On another note, Swan Vestas will continue to be available.  The 
company that makes them was bought out by someone else, but that 
product will continue to be produced.  This information was 
submitted to a letter to the Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris, published 
by Tom Dunn, more information on this publication, I believe, has 
been put out elsewhere in the Pipes Digest.

John

______________________________________________________________________
John Peter Giunta, B.M., M.A.                Teacher of Yoga and Music
VIENNA WOODS STUDIOS                                Performance Artist
117 Moore Avenue, SW                                      Calligrapher
Vienna, Virginia 22180-5968                   Observer of Human Nature

                    email: ????????????????????
                        days: (703) 993-2236
                     voice mail: (703) 281-5498

"If you give a hungry man food, he will stop being hungry.  If you 
show him how to grow his own food, he'll never go hungry."            
                              -Ancient Chinese Proverb

[ It shouldn't harm a calabash to smoke it outdoors, except maybe in a
hailstorm :-)  But they're so big and awkward that I guess most people
prefer the indoors. -S. ]


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From: Chet Gottfried <?????????????????>
Subject: Gallaher's Condor

Hi!

I've just found out today that James Russell is no longer importing
Condor (or, more likely, Gallaher isn't exporting) from the U.K.  (The
reason: G. doesn't think it's worthwhile to add the legal fine print
versus its sales in the U.S.)

Do you have any suggestions of a way to buy it direct?  Via your
resource list, I wrote a quick note to one CIS address (Astley's, I
think), but in checking out the Digest, it seems that it's more likely
to sell pipes than tobacco.

I've been smoking Condor (ready rubbed or flake) for over 20 years,
and I just can't bear the idea of losing it!!  Of course, I could fly
to England, but that wouldn't be too cost-efficient (unfortunately).

Thanks for any suggestions!!

--Chet

P.S. I've just found your site today--I've been searching through the
web in the hope of coming across an English shop where I can buy
direct.  (My usual sources, J&R as well as Arnold's Tobacco, are
already out of stock.)

[ Later... -S. ]

From: Chet Gottfried <?????????????????>
Subject: Condor 2

Just as a little update to my previous post, I checked out the
A.I.T.S. tobacco index, and will probably fax the company with a
Condor request.

What a bother though!

How dangerous can tobacco be if the gov't can't even be bothered with
maintaining highway speed limits??

--Chet

Chet's Place: http://www.asb.com/usr/chet/

[ If there's any shop in England (or elsewhere) that will sell Condor
by mail, please pass its name along to us! Others have also expressed
interest in finding a source. -S. ]


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From: "Carl Hurley" <?????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request

Dear Steve,
	Thank you for the subscription to your newsletter,it has a wealth of
imformation. I am 20, and go to unversity in Chicago and have been smoking for
a while now (cigars that is) and about six months ago was wondering about the
appeal of a pipe.
	So one day I went to Up Down Tobacco in Chicago and purchased a Chacom
pipe and a small pouch of their most popular cavendish (Queen Mary) and of
course the cleaning suplies. Upon buying I was told about how to take care of
as well as smoking the pipe by a member of their staff.
	Six months later and I have seemed to have lost the taste for cigars
and instead enjoy a good bowl of tobacco. I now go Iwan Ries because of the
better selection of pipes and I also enjoy their house tobaccos too.
	The only problem that I have found is that there is a big difference
between a 20 year old cigar smoker and a 20 year old pipe smoker probably
because cigar smoking is starting to become very popular. So it is great to get
your newsletter and hear that I am alone.
	Oh! Before I go could anyone tell me were I could get A Dunhill pipe
(not to expensive I am only a student) because I would love to add it to my
small, but ever growing collection. Till next time.

				Carl Hurley

[ Welcome, Carl!  -S. ]


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From: David Smithey <??????????????????????????????>
Subject: (no subject)

Steve, I have a question.  I just bought my first pipe and unfortunately 
I hadn't read your how-to letter yet and bought a cheap corncob pipe.  I 
was never able to get it lit.  It seemed that I could hardly get any air 
to come through it.  How large should the hole in the pipe stem at the 
bowl be.  This one was only about 2/10 of a centimeter in diameter.  Did 
I by a faulty pipe or was I doing something wrong?  I would appreciate 
any advice you could offer.

Thank you,
David Smithey

[ I'd check the pipe for obstructions by running a cleaner down
it. 2mm is about average for a smoke hole. -S. ]


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From: ???????????????? (Ed Berggren)
Subject: Pipe Shops

Hello, Steve,

  I just stumbled across something on the Web that other readers might find
useful:  a complete Yellow Pages of U.S. businesses.  It's at
http://www.niyp.com/

  The usefulness of this, of course, is that one can look up the address
and phone number of pipe shops all across the nation.  For example, I
discovered that there are 82 pipe shops in Southern California.  If I was
going to take a trip to, say, Colorado, I now know that there are 23 pipe
shops in the state.

  Might be handy for those with travel plans who would like to visit pipe
shops in the areas they'll be visiting.

--Ed

[ Great!  I'll put it in the Guide. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????? (J.A.G. Picavet)
Subject: Cigar makers in Boston, Massachusetts, ca 1900

Dear Sir,

I am preparing a study about the emigration from a region in Belgium to the
United States and Canada from 1830 - 1950.

Some of the emigrants around 1900 declared that they intended to settle in
Boston, Massachusetts as cigar maker.

I have been browsing various pages on the web, but haven't found any
related to the history of the cigar industry in the United States.

Could you guide me?

I thank you in advance for your kind collaboration.

Georges

* J.A.G. PICAVET * Doorn 9 * BE-9150 Kruibeke * Flanders, Belgium *
* Tel.& fax home  32 - 3 - 774 10 11 * e-mail ??????????????????? *
        ----------------------------------------------
        Point n'est besoin d'esperer pour entreprendre,
               ni de reussir pour perseverer.
        ----------------------------------------------

[ Does anyone have further information for Georges? -S. ]


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From: Brandon Rottinghaus <?????????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe Digest

Hey Steve,

	I love the Digest!  Mashed potatoes and gravy, Steve.  I look forward
to getting every week.  I am a freshman (18 yrs. old) at Purdue University in
West Layfayette, IN.  Needless to say, there are not too many tobacco shops
around.  However, I am from Dallas, Texas and it was there that I started 
my pipe hobby.  This is the location:
			Edward's Pipe and Tobacco Shop
			1715 Promenade Center
			Richardson, TX  75080
			Tel: (214) 669-3087
	They are terrific!  Though I am only 18, the man who helped me
taught me everything about packing a bowl and selecting a nice
tobacco.  He treated me as his equal, not a precocious 18 year old
just starting out.  So, I selected a nice apple shaped pipe and a
GREAT Vanilla Cavindish and began my favorite hobby.  We sat and
talked about pipes and had a fabulous time.  I know many of you young
pipe smokers get strange looks from others out there, because believe
me I get them too.  I can empithise with you completely.  They choose
to berate and chastise you because they are too jealous and curious
about your distinguished hobby to accept their real feelings.  They
TOO want to smoke a pipe, and who wouldn't?, but they cannot let
themselves succome to such feelings for whatever reason.  It is this
same type of arcane, secrecy of TRUE feeling that leads people to hate
for no reason.  So, do not give up hope.  You and I know we like
smoking our collective pipes, so don't let them castigateyou.  You too
will find your own "Edward's" and fit in as I have.  Just don't give
up hope.

		Puff peacefully,

		Brandon Rottinghaus
  "There are two tragedies in life.  One is to lose your heart's desire.
   THe other is to gain it."
		-George Bernard Shaw

[ Thanks, Brandon!  Edward's must be a chain; there are four or five
of them in the Guide now. -S. ]


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From: Ben Harrison <?????????????????????????????????>
Subject: Subscribe!

Dear Mr. Masticola,

Sign me up for you mailing list.  
I am the President of the Trinity College Cigar Club
(University of Toronto) and of the rival Trinity College Pipe
Club.

If you ever want some discussion of fine Cuban cigars from the 
student perspective, or want someone to mock Shanken's ridiculous 
C.A.. I'm your man!

Ben Harrison,
President, TCCC 
President. TCPC. 

[ Thanks, Ben!  Hope you'll keep us advised of the TCPC and TCCC
happenings. But how come they're rivals if you're the president of
both of them? -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????????? (RC Hamlin)
Subject: PCCA's New Home Page

Steve: 
 
Just thought I'd let you know that PCCA has a new web site on compuserve's
new homepage area (open web access). At this time Compuserve does not allow
for "commercial offerings" on their personal pages, so product offers are
limited to e-mail contact. I have got photographs, news, articles, etc
online - with plans to add much more in the near future. With your
permission I will include a hot link to The Pipe Digest (both your e-mail
address and the tacoma.net) in my "other pipe & tobacco site" area.  
-- 
RC Hamlin/PCCA 
 
Pipe Collectors Club of America homepage 
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/rchpcca

[ Indeed, we'd appreciate the link! -S. ]


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From: "Stephan J. Jones" <???????????????????????>
Subject: RE: digest info

Steve,

For those pipe smokers who find themselves in the Montgomoery, AL area and are
in need of a good tobacco shop, there is The Tobacco Leaf, Delchamps Plaza,
Atlanta Highway (just east of Eastern Blvd overpass), Mongomery, AL.  They
have a fine assortment of pipe tobaccoes, accessories, and a huge selection
of cigars.  That's the only shop I've found in SE Alabama so far!

Spent a week on Thanksgiving vacation and neglected to bring my pipe with me.
By the end of the week I was showing physical signs of withdrawal!  Since I've
been back, I've smoked a bowl every night.  Does this mean I'm addicted?

Steve Jones
???????????????????????

[ Thanks for the Guide reference, Steve! -S. ]


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From: Kent Walker <??????????????????>
Subject: Cuban Cigars in Nassau

Hi Steve!

Been meaning to send this list to you for a while.  Everyone seems to want
to know the price and availability of Cuban cigars, especially in the
Carribean and Bahamas.  The Cole-Thompson pharmacy on Bay Street in Nassau
provided me with the following published list during my last stopover there.
>From what was on display, I can't claim that they had all the cigars listed
or that they were stored in optimal conditions.

*********************************************************************

      CUBAN CIGARS EXCLUSIVELY FROM
             GILCO INVESTMENTS
          COLE-THOMPHSON PHARMACY

                BAY STREET
             NASSAU, BAHAMAS
              TEL: 32-22062
            MON-SUN 9:00-6:00

               AUGUST, 1995

               CUBAN CIGARS

  AMOUNT PER CIGAR  DESCRIPTION                       AMOUNT PER BOX

      $ 6.50        COHIBA PANTELA                    $146.25
       12.00        COHIBA SIGLO IV                    270.00
       14.00        COHIBA SIGLO III                   315.00
       16.00        COHIBA SIGLO V                     360.00
       14.00        COHIBA ROBUSTO                     315.00
       11.95        COHIBA CORONA                      268.87
       11.95        COHIBA LANCFROS                    268.87
       I7.00        COHIBA ESPLENDIDOS                 382.50
       N/A          COHIBA ESPLENDIDOS W/HUMIDOR       450.00
       16.00        HOYO DE MONTERREY CORONAS          360.00
       14.00        HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE          315.00
       22.00        HOYO DE MONTERREY DOUBLE CORONA    495.00
       14.00        PARTAGAS NO. 18.9.8 (sic)          315.00
       20.00        H. UPMANN CHURCHILLS               450.00
       14.00        H. UPMANN CORONA TUBOS             315.00
       14.00        ROMEO Y JULIETA #1                 315.00
       12.00        ROMEO Y JULIETA #2                 270.00
       14.00        ROMEO Y JULIETA CHURCHILLS         315.00
       17.00        ROMEO Y JULIETA CHURCHILIL TUBOS   382.50
        8.50        MONTE CRISTO JOYITAS               191.25
       14.00        MONTE CRISTO #1                    315.00
       17.00        MONTE CRISTO #2 (TORPEDOS)         382.50
       12.00        MONTE CRISTO #3                    270.00
       11.00        MONTE CRISTO #4                    247.50
       25.00        MONTE CRISTO "A"                   562.50
       18.00        MONTE CRISTO TUBOS                 405.00
       14.00        MONTE CRISTO ESPECIALES            315.00
       12.00        MONTE CRISTO ESPECIALS #2          270.00
       18.00        PUNCH CHURCHILLS                   405.00
       22.50        PUNCH DOUBLE CORONAS               506.25
       22.00        DIPLIMATICOS                       495.00

   EACH CIGAR PER BOX IS ALREADY DISCOUNTED
   N/A = NOT AVAILABLE

   (Note: Bahamian and U.S. dollars are equivalent)

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


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From: "Jeof Bean" <???????????????????????????>
Subject: For next PD issue

Steve,
PD has been GREAT!!  
Is anyone out there familiar with pipes by Bari?  Any
experience/history/comments would be appreciated.  
I also have a Nording Aerospere estate pipe for sale.  E-Mail or call me at
home (913) 681-7993.  
Have a great holiday season!


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From: Christopher Wilkins <??????????????????????>
Subject: Re:  Change of e-mail address

Hi Steve,

[ Administrativa deleted. -S. ]

On another matter... tobacco... Have you ever tried Ogdens Walnut flake? It
used to be sold here years ago and I thought it had gone the way of all
things but I went downtown on saturday and there it was. OGdens W. Flake!
So I bought a pack and boy was that a mistake! This stuff is strictly for
the few. It left a sour taste in my mouth for the next 24 hours. Even strong
coffee and Peppermint didn't shift the taste. Yech! If thats what perique
tastes like I'll leave it alone. Very definately a matter of one mans
tobacco being another mans poison.

Looking forward to the next digest to cure the indigestion.

Yours

Chris

[ Another candidate for the Worst of the Worst... -S. ]


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From: ??????????????? (Craig Tarler)
Subject: Closing In Order To Move

Steve:

C&D will be taking it's last orders Wednesday, 12/6/95 until 12/26/95. This
is so we can get any last orders out the door before we move to expanded
quarters on the other side of town.  Address and all other numbers will
remain the same. We will honor any orders received before January 1 at
current prices.

Happy Holidays to you and all the puffers on the 'net. My Best Wishes for a
Happy and Prosperous New Year. And a special thanks to all of you who have
made it a great year for me. I truly appreciate your patronage and all the
good wishes you have sent me.

Craig

Steve: The good wishes are meant especially for you. Publish this only if
you think it appropriate.

Craig
Best,

Craig 
(C&D web page:( http://www.tacoma.net/~pipes/candd.html)
Let me not to the true marriage of pipe smokers and their tobacco admit
impediments.

[ Best of luck in your new location, Craig! And happy holidays. -S. ]


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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #205 -- December 4, 1995
  2. Subject: What to drink while smoking
  3. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #204 -- November 21, 1995
  4. Subject: Young Smokers of America
  5. Subject: Swan Vestas
  6. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #204 -- November 21, 1995
  7. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #204 -- November 21, 1995
  8. Subject: Happy Thanksgiving
  9. Subject: Sherlock Holmes Tobacco Pipe
  10. Subject: The Highlander Tobacco Company, Ltd.
  11. Subject: Reaming
  12. Subject: Pipes Digest
  13. Subject: ...not about to be disgruntled...
  14. Subject: pipes in Rome
  15. Subject: mailing list request
  16. Subject: cigar store addresses
  17. Subject: Calabash conduct
  18. Subject: Gallaher's Condor
  19. Subject: Condor 2
  20. Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request
  21. Subject: (no subject)
  22. Subject: Pipe Shops
  23. Subject: Cigar makers in Boston, Massachusetts, ca 1900
  24. Subject: Pipe Digest
  25. Subject: Subscribe!
  26. Subject: PCCA's New Home Page
  27. Subject: RE: digest info
  28. Subject: Cuban Cigars in Nassau
  29. Subject: For next PD issue
  30. Subject: Re: Change of e-mail address
  31. Subject: Closing In Order To Move
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