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		Pipes Digest #225 -- October 21, 1996
   Copyright (C) 1996 by Stephen P. Masticola. All rights reserved.
	       Commercial use of any part of contents,
	      including email addresses, is prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 2515

Welcome to new members:

	Robert A. Lewis
	Dan Nunes
	Kiyoshi Muramatsu
	Douglas Herbert
	Ergun Talu
	Lutz Boden
	Raul Rodriguez
	Kevin Parent
	Jeff Miller
	Larry W. Blandin
	Marv Klemm
	Todd J. D'Aiuto
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	Steve Cohen
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You may notice that the last is also a venerable and very welcome old
member!  Welcome back, Bill!  We've missed you.

[SHAMELESS HUCKSTERING] Due to the energetic efforts of Vince Callaway
(???????????????) and Steve Beaty (???????????????), the Pipes Digest
is now able to offer vanity email addresses at (you guessed it!)
pipes.org.  These are receive-only email addresses that forward all
mail to your own account.

They're fun, and practical, too! Is your present address something
like ???????????????????????????????????  Get a spiffy new one!  How
about "?????????????????"? It's still available!

The pipes.org addresses are practical because they're stable. They'll
remain constant places to get your mail, regardless of whether you
change your job or ISP.

The price is $25 for the first year, $20 for successive years.  All
net profits go to finance Pipes Digest activities (i.e., paying for
the domain name and some other stuff that costs us real moolah.)  If
there's any left over, we'll think of something to do for the benefit
of the membership.

Email to ????????????????? for details!

[MORE SHAMELESS HUCKSTERING] Eeyore's exactly halfway to having a
minimum order for Pipes Digest lighters.  See the first letter.

[OK, ENOUGH PITCHING THINGS] Except perhaps where the World Series is
concerned.  So let's light up something nice (perhaps a rare tin of
aged Balking Sobranie) and have a ball...


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	    Help Stop Prohibition  --  Keep Tobacco Legal

		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: [email protected] (Elliott Evans)
Subject: Pipe Lighters

To date, I have received 25 requests for zippo pipe lighters with
a pipes digest design.

The minimum order for custom zippo lighters is 50 lighters.

I am willing to keep this matter open indefinitely, but I don't
think we have the interest to get these made.

Thanks to those who requested lighters, I'll keep you informed
if the situation changes. Just so you know if you're on the list:

[ Names deleted to protect privacy.  Yr. Moderator was on it. -S. ]

--
Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
[email protected]

[ Thanks for organizing this, Eeyore, and hope you make the order
soon! -S. ]


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From: Reginald Braithwaite-Lee <?????????????????>
Subject: A Dissenting Voice...

Hello All <===~~~

Since we have so much in common, I thought I'd take a risk and voice a
little dissent.

I love cigars. But I'd give them up *immediately* if I could save just
one cigarette smoker's life.

Not everyone agrees with me (obviously). Here's a sampling of reasons
I've heard:

1. The right to kill yourself with cigarettes is important.
2. It's the thin edge of the wedge... next they'll take away my vote...
3. Good idea, bad law/implementation/methodology

I'm personally in the third camp.

I don't belive we have some important right to do as we please,
especially when most of the cost of lung cancer is borne by society (at
least it is here in Canada). No surprise, I'm also against the
proliferation of weaponry and in favour of the minimum wage. I also
don't belive that in order to keep some important freedoms we have to
allow total anarchy. IMHO, the right to make a living by selling a
device which kills the user is well on the other side of reasonable
freedoms.

But these laws I hear about... whoa!  What nonsense. Either cigarettes
are bad (my belief), in which case ban them outright and balance the
jobs and political unrest against the lives saved and productivity
gained. Or cigarettes aren't bad (who's kidding whom???) in which case
let the kiddies buy them.

Enough! Smoke while you still can...

--
Reginald Braithwaite-Lee
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[ With respect to the costs being borne by society, the health care
does not come for just the price of the taxes.  Support implies
control.  TANSTAAFL, after all.

And please recall that in the past, jazz music was also been labelled
"bad" by much of society, and that motorcycles are a demonstrably more
dangerous form of transportation than cars. Your argument would also
subject both of these to prohibition: one on the grounds that it is
considered "bad," and the other on the grounds that it incurs risk to
government-supported lives.

IMHO, I agree with Bill Clinton on this: "Adults are able to make
their own decisions about smoking."  And should be. -S. ]


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From: Nathan Meyer <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996

Steve-

This is my first post in response to the digest; if I have the protocol 
wrong, just let me know.  Feel free to edit the above out.

In the last digest a reader raised the cry that the recent FDA moves 
to classify tobacco a drug and cigarettes drug-delivery-systems signal 
eventual classification of pipes/cigars and their tobacco forms 
likewise.  This is not good according to the contributor.

I am afraid that thinking like this is precisely why this country of ours 
is in the muddle it is in regarding drugs.  Let's be real with ourselves 
here: TOBACCO IS A DRUG. So too are coffee, alcohol, cocaine, marijuana as 
well as a host of other substances.

Our government does have the right to protect citizens from the acts of 
other citizens.  Hence reckless driving should be controlled.  The 
misrepresentation of products should be controlled.  The use of tobacco 
in public places (as compared to private homes and clubs) should be 
controlled.   Unfortunately the government, aided by misguided 
citizens, has also chosen to regulate individual choice: eg. seatbelts in 
cars, motorcycle helmets.  The use of drugs is simply another example.

Another astute reader pointed out that the likely crime implications of a 
prohibition on tobacco.  Look at our drug regulation problems NOW!  We 
are spending 100s of Millions of Dollars on regulating individual choice.

Instead of fighting the inherent truths: 1) tobacco is a drug and 2) 
tobacco is harmful if abused, we should be focusing our energy on ridding 
our government of its abuse of our rights as individuals in many areas.  
Consistency will win the day.

N.

[ I quite agree, Nathan, that tobacco is a drug.  The problem is that
the director of the FDA is not acting out of some sense of academic
pedantry, but rather to extend the domain he controls.  The term
"drug" is also perjorative (though it shouldn't be; aspirin is also a
drug.)

We shouldn't lie for our cause, true -- but neither should we trust
men of unlimited ambition. -S. ]


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From: "Nathan" <?????????????????>
Subject: Re: YOUNGER SMOKERS

> I am a 22-year old student and have been smoking pipe for the last 4 
> years.  
> I would really like to get in touch with some younger pipe smoking 
> guys/students.   

I'm 20 turning 21 in December and I've been smoking a pipe for about 
a month or two now, so you are not alone.

I have found pipe smoking is more of a mind set then actually smoking.
My wife smokes Salem Cigarettes, and it relaxes her but its in a
different manor.  If she is driving and someone cuts her off, or if
anything gets her frustrated the first thing she will do is roll the
window down abit and pop one of them Salems in her mouth and suck it
down.  For her its a to cool down when she is flustered.  For me
however i don't think i could ever use a pipe in that fashion.  We
live in the Mountains of Eastern Kentucky and atleast every other
weekend go somewhere to relax.  We have a Special spot in the middle
of know where along a small pebble bank of a creek with nothing in
sight but trees.  We relax fishing, reading to each other, and usually
have a small camp fire going to roast hotdogs or marshmallows on.
When I am in the right mood i really enjoy my pipe.

As for in public, I'd have to say i don't really feel that comfortable
smoking in public.  If i was in public and the mood was right, sure
I'd probably break my pipe out.  I try make sure i have a pipe and
some tabacco nearby all the time.  Usually i just keep it in the car
when we go places, but I'd carry it with me if i thought the mood
might strike.  For instance if we were going to a nice nightclub/pub
with some light jazz or folk music (something relaxing) to have a bite
to eat, I'd probably bring it with me.  If we were going to a Mall to
go shopping I'd probably leave it in the car.  Thats just how I am.  I
think pipe smoking is for people with a seasoned mind.  I mean some
people smoke Hemp in pipes to just get High, but really as for the
Pipe Tabacco smokers i believe it is more for a long period of
relaxing, be it reading, listening to relaxing music, fishing, or just
reflecting.

Now i could be wrong on these I've only been smoking for about 1-2 months
and own 2 pipes, and have tried 5 major brand names of tabacco that i can
get locally, but then again i guess 
you wanted something from a younger aged smoker eh?

Did you mean Young as in young of mind or young of body?

> What interests me in particular is stories of how other people 
> started to smoke pipe in public while young, and also stories of how 
> they let their parents know of their smoking habit.   (I am now at 
> that uncomfortable point! - any tips will be most welcome!)

My parents live 3000 miles away.  I doubt they will know, I figure probably
in about a year or so once i find the right mix & blends to suit me, and of
course by them have a humidor, pipe rack and so one, i figure I'll just let
my mom in on it slowly.  Sorta like "Oh you didn't know" type thing.  I'd
do it in such a fashion that she would know it was habit i didn't just
pickup.  I believe if you let them in on it once you start (say in the
first month while you are still trying to find the niche) they will tend to
try to push you one way or another, either for or against tabacco.  
 
> I still find it difficult to smoke with confidence in public - 
> probably because of my age.   Can anyone help me on this?

I believe its our age.  Its society in general.  If i was in the right
setting i could smoke in public comfortably, (nightclub, or relaxing side
of lake, or maybe nice pub) however i don't think I'd feel comfortable just
smoking on the side of the road or watching a parade.  That to me seems
more like a cigarette smoker.
 
> Some of my friends (younger + older) are now keen on starting up pipe 
> smoking.   Can you tell me what age is traditionally seen as a good 
> age for young men to start?

You got me Charl.  Maybe we can run a survey.  Every send Charl the age ya
started smoking, and he can let us know the lowest, highest, mean, average,
stats for different ages etc. hehe (that is if he wants to do that :)
 
-Smoke in peace.
Nathan
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From: DOUGLAS HERBERT <??????????????????>
Subject: Young Pipe Smokers

Dear Steve; First off, I must say that Pipe Digest is one of the
greatest finds on the Internet!  I knew that my many hours of web
browsing wouldn't come to naught.  It's funny, but I always assumed that
I was the youngest pipe smoker in the world.  I'm 20 years old, and have
been smoking my pipe since about age sixteen.  Lately I've discovered
that pipe smokers are getting younger and younger.  Does anyone have any
information or insights into this phenomenon?  How many of us under 25
pipe smokers are there?  Would anyone possibly be interested in forming
some sort of young pipe club?  Send any ideas or comments to
???????????????????  Doug Herbert


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From: ?????????????????????? (Bobby Holstein )
Subject: Just a heads up...

Steve,

This is just a heads up that in your last issue, you mentioned a guy 
calling himself Cigar Express in Vegas (below).  These guys are in no 
way affiliated with Rob Silverman and/or the 100 year old shop in 
Pennslyvania called Klafter's and known on the internet as Cigar 
Express (http://cigarexpress.com).  Rob is well known in ASC 
(??????????????????) and Cigar Express has built quite a respectable 
reputation online.  This other shop may or may not know about them, but 
we wouldn't want to confuse your readers.

Slainte
Bobby

[ Thanks, Bobby!  I've made a note in the Guide which should help
avoid any possible confusion. -S. ]


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From: Scott Steiner <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996

Hey Everybody...

Well, I haven't written in a while, and I have a few things I wanted to
mention.  First, I recently moved to San Francisco to attend law school
here at Hastings.  I have to admit I miss being able to smoke my pipe in
the peaceful, warm autumn air of Southern California, for I now have to
get used to sitting on my balcony and listening to the city traffic far
below me.  

My first question is this...  Ever since I came up here, I notice
something rather bothersome.  I'd always thought that the point of
smoking a pipe was to make it last, but with the wind we have here in
The City, I smoke on my balcony and my tobacco just burns up much more
quickly!  It's frustrating!  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how
I might extend the life of my bowlful of tobacco (without necessarily
smoking inside?)  

Second, I was curious if anyone knew whether a special cleaner,
equivalent to pipe sweetner, should be used on a Meerschaum.  

Finally, let me recommend Grant's Pipe Store, on Market Street.  I'm not
sure of the exact address, and I don't know if it's in the guide, but I
felt it just had a better feel than another nice pipe store here in the
City, Sherlock's Haven, located at 1 Embarcadero Center.  At any rate,
take care and happy smoking...

Scott Steiner
San Francisco, CA

[ Grant's is at 564 Market St.  San Francisco, CA. Phone (415) 981-1000. -S. ]


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From: "Steven E. Geer" <???????????>
Subject: Dallas area pipe clubs

I am new (two-issues old) to the Pipe Digest.  I am a 28 year old CPA
residing in Dallas, Tx, and I have been a pipe smoker since the age of
19.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the current issues of Pipe Digest as
well as several of the old issues.  Upon receipt of issue #224, I
enviously read of CORPS, the Conclave of Richmond Pipe Smokers.  I
wonder if there are any associations or groups in the Dallas, Tx area
that are similar to CORPS.  Does anyone know of any??  It would be a
pleasure to spend some of my spare time with fellow pipe enthusiasts.

Best Regards,
Steven E. Geer
e-mail:	 ???????????

[ Funny you should mention that, Steven!  See the next. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: DFW Pipe Smokers
 
Hey Steve!  I'd appreciate it if you'd give a little space for a notice in
the next issue.  The DFW Pipe Smokers Club now has a Web Page featuring
meeting information.  It's located at:
 
http://web2.airmail.net/epr065/dfwpipe.html
 
Thanks!
 
Ed Price

[ Is this enough space, Ed? :-) Thanks! And funny you should mention
Dallas... -S. ]


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From: "Scott F. Fossey" <?????????????????????????>
Subject: First time posting..

Dear Steve,

I've been receiving the pipe digest for a year now and wanted to take
a minute to express my thanks to you for making this forum available!
I am a weatherman for ABC in Tyler, Texas and have thoroughly enjoyed
reading the digest.  In fact, I've noticed several times the mention
of the pipe store on Coit Road in Dallas.  I've been in the store
several times and within the past three months purchased a high grade
Mastro de Paja from them for $325.  I also have a high grade Italian
Caminetto that I purchased from another great store in the Dallas
area.. "Up In Smoke" in the Dallas Galleria.  Also in my
collection.. two gold-banded Kinsale Petersons, a couple Savinellis
and a Ser Jacopo that I also purchased from the "Up In Smoke" store in
the Valley View mall in Dallas for $175.

I just purchased on my last trip to the Galleria, a box containing 5
different tins of the Dunhill mixtures that they are offering for the
Christmas holidays.  The box contained: Dunhill My Mixture 965,
Standard Mixture Medium, Royal Yacht Mixture, Early Morning Pipe and
the Nightcap Tobacco.  My favorites.. the Early Morning Pipe and the
Nightcap.  I don't know how readily available this gift set is.. so if
you're interested in obtaining the box (around $29 I believe).. the
number for the Dallas Galleria "Up in Smoke Store" is 1-800-856-7501
or 214-458-7501.

One more thing and I'll close..  last Christmas my Aunt in Hutchinson,
Kansas gave me a round copper humidor that apparently belonged to my
Grandfather.  The only markings on it are found on the bottom and read
"Solid Copper, Hand Finish".  Inside the lid.. a drop down tin cap
that you can unscrew and put a humidifer in.  I've been using the
small "Peterson's Humidifier" that you immerse in cold water every 5-7
days.  It keeps the tobacco perfectly humidified, not to mention looks
wonderful on my pipe shelf and is definitely a "topic of conversation"
with guests.  I'm wondering if you or anyone else who reads the digest
would be able to give me a bit of history on my copper humidor.  I
can't seem to find any information on it.  It stands approximately 6-8
inches high and holds about 3/4 pound of tobacco.

Sorry for the length of this.  Just wanted to get my "first posting" in and
congratulate you on the wonderful job you're doing!  Keep up the good work!

Scott Fossey
KLTV, Channel 7
Tyler, TX  
"It takes both Rain and Sunshine to make a Rainbow."

[ Thanks for the posting, Scott!  I've updated Up in Smoke's entry
in the Guide.  Good pipe weather to you! -S. ]


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From: Dan Croteau <??????????????????>
Subject: Phone Number?

I see this store listed on your Pipe Resources page but there is
no tel # and the information operator doesn't have it either.
Can you, or anyone, tell me what it is? 

Gawith-Hoggarth English Tobaccos        (Unusual English tobaccos;
10 Radcliffe Street                      Pipes Digest #208) 
Holyoke, MA 01040

Thanks
Dan Croteau

ps, I love your site

[ Thanks!  But the credit for the site must go to Steve Beaty, our
redoubtable Webmaster. And, unfortunately, I have no further info on
G&H. -S. ]


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From: Tom McNeill <????????????????????????>
Subject: magnum pipes

Hi all:
I've been smoking a pipe now for a year or so and enjoy a wide  
variety of tobaccos.  On a recent trip I heard about the virtues of  
magnum pipes (huge pipes, with huge bowls and air holes).  I was  
wondering if anyone 1) knew of any manufacturers who specialized in  
giagantic pipes and 2) are there any draw backs to a huge pipe other  
than carrying ability, jaw fatigue, and the volume of tobacco  
consumed. thanks.  tom.


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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: helppppp!!!

It has been quite a good summer at flea markets this year.  Latest 
acquisition is a wooden "chest".  The fine finish oak chest, is 
9.5"l x 7.5 deep x7.5"high, has the top and front panel interlocked.  The 
top opens and the front panel is hinged so that it comes down.  From the 
front you see a 6 pipe rack with a place for pipe cleaners.  Looking 
down, you see the holes from the rack section, and a 3x8.5" wide, plastic 
lined "humidore section".  I am not sure if the humidore section is for 
pipe tobacco (it would hold a lot) or cigars.  I do not know how old it 
is, but it cleaned up very nicely.

I also picked up a natural frehand pipe with a vulcanite stem.  The pipe 
is stamped "Bruno Original", "hand made".  I am not familiar with this 
carver (?) or brand.  If anyone has any information, I would be grateful.

Regarding telling parents about pipe smoking, my mother died from 
cigaretts (lungs burst) when I was about 14.  When I was 18, I told my 
dad that I was going to start smoking pipes, and would not smoke 
cigaretts.  He said that that was fine--but stay away from cigaretts.  I 
am now 47, have never smoked cigaretts, and have contained my smoking to 
pipes and occasional cigars.

My question to the list is what is light, moderate, and heavy pipe 
smoking.  I usually smoke at least one pipe a day, up to a maximum of 
three.  Usually, I like a large pipe that will last up to an hour.  What 
are the definitions---also with respect to risk?

I am looking for an old GBD blend called "GBD International World Blend"  
If anyone knows where some can be purchased, I would be grateful.  SMoked 
it for many years until it was taken off the market.

As part of the CD rom project, I wish some of our knowledgable members 
could put together a listing (or data base) of the main pipe 
manufacturers, design or stypes of pipes, and the year of manufacturer.  
For example:

	GBD	prehistoric	sandblast or smooth	1982-1988
	GBD	New Standard	smooth			1978-1990

etc., etc.  It would also be useful to have a relative value assigned 
denoting the scarcity of the pipe.

Enough ramblines, but, will pipe smokers rule the world if they quit 
making matches and have to use lighters??? :-)

CUL, JOHN (KA3PPH)

____________________________________________
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn'

[ There's an excellent article by Larry O'Connor in the latest (Fall
1996) issue of "Pipes and Tobaccos" magazine. It states: "According to
a study of U.S. veterans (cited by the surgeon general as the most
detailed report on the effects of various forms of tobacco use), pipe
smokers have a mortality risk ratio of 1.07 compared to nonsmokers. In
other terms, the death rate of pipe smokers is about 7 percent higher
than that of nonsmokers. And pipe smokers who consumed four or fewer
daily bowls had 0.07 lower risk than nonsmokers."

The article also quotes a 1988 study by by Herling and Kozlowski:
"...pipe or cigar smoking may be a reasonable alternative to
cigarettes, if not inhaled and kept under five a day."  (It's doubtful
they'd get funding now. :-/

Or as Lee Iacocca, the former chairman of Chrysler, once remarked on
his cigar habit: "Three's a big day for me." -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????? (russell)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996

Hi folks.  This is my first entry into your digest.  I have read many
articles about and by young pipe smokers, and decided to ad my twopence.  
I started smoking a pipe when I found my dads old DR. Grabow in the trash.
Of course I grabbed it, ran out and bought a pouch of Borkum Riff (I was 17
by the way) and lit up.  Not having any advice to draw on, i failed
miserably.  I did keep the pipe, however, and tried again every once in a
while.  I even bought my own pipe, another dr grabow, and kept trying.  When
I was around 21, I found a pipe shop, and I was in heaven. I learned how to
smoke the right way, and I discovered the pleasures of custom blended
tobaccos.  I now own 6 pipes (no more DR. Grabbies) and even 2 tampers, a
rack, and an ash tray with one of those funny little cork things in the
middle.  So much for history.

I have been reading your newsletter for a couple of months now, and I have
found a wealth of information.  Thank you for providing it.

					TANSTAAFL
						Russell Moore


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From: "Peter D. Smith" <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Balkan Sobranie

I just read my first issue of PD - most enjoyable, thank you Steve for a great
job.

I am a pipe smoker of 20 years, and perhaps a little unusual in only
smoking a single brand which I find most satisfying - Balkan
Sobranie. I don't really know any other pipe smokers personally, it is
curious to be able to correspond with you all in this way. I have
often wondered to myself "Who are these other people buying the same
tobacco I find so enjoyable?"  (As my tobacconist assures me it is
quite popular).  I would be pleased to hear from anyone who shares my
taste.

Now for the sad part .... I was told recently that I would no longer be able to
obtain this blend, it had been discontinued. Does anyone know if this is true?
Can anyone suggest an alternative supplier in the US or elsewhere who may be
able to help me?

I know there are many other choices out there, and perhaps I should be more
adventurous, I have tried many brands over the years but never get the same
enjoyment I find with Balkan Sobranie. As you can imagine, this news was
devastating on the same scale as hurricane Fran - which arrived at about the
same time.

If PD can help me here, I will instantly become a lifetime member.

Peter Smith

[ Peter, as far as I know, this is true.  However, there may be a copy
out by now. -S. ]


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From: David Cunningham <????????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996

Edward:
	What is the difference between a non-aromatic an aromatic? I mean
beside the obvious differnce....... 


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

Steve,
 
In reply to the subscriber who wrote in about the dearth of pipe
publications in his local bookstores, I hope you'll forgive me for again
touting the Ohio Pipe Collectors and our quarterly newsletter, "The Pipe
Rack."  But I'm really proud of the number and quality of substantive
articles we're publishing.  We're not slick (although I've just started
using columns, so I think we're a lot more professional), we don't have
color pictures and ads, and we don't have huge press runs.  On the other
hand, I can make them just as long as I want to, and they are becoming
longer and longer.
 
The latest issue is out--25 pages long.  It features a very long and
comprehensive piece on Mark Tinsky, Curt Rollar and the American Smoking
Pipe Co. and another on pipe maker David Jones, plus a lot of shorter but
interesting articles and the usual news and ephemera.  I think it's the
best issue yet by far.
 
Anyone can get this fabulous publication by joining the OPC ($3 for the
rest of this year, $12 for 1997, thus helping to support the annual
swap/sell show and to keep us in existence.  Or they can subscribe to the
newsletter without joining for just $10 a year--$5 for the rest of this
year.  We're always looking for members (we currently stand at 176 from 24
states, Canada, England and Japan), subscribers--and writers.  We invite
all to join us in one form or the other.  (The Ohio Pipe Collectors, P.O.
Box 9642, Columbus, OH
43209.)

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


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From: ????????????????? (J.F.Hubee)
Subject: information about book

Dear Steve and fellow Pipes Digesters, Please is there anybody who has heard of
the book Antique Cigar Cutters and Lighters by Jerry Terranova,Douglas
Conydon Martin Schiffer Book for collectors ISBN 0-88740-941-5  77 Lower
Valley Road Atglen PA 19310 ? Is that indeed Pensylvania ? In Holland I
can't find on the map.I like to order the book.What is the price ? If there
are people who want to know about Dutch tobacco,pipes etc.it is my pleasure
to help.I have a lot of antique pipes,jars,cleaners,cigarlabels,and other
material including antique long clay pipes.If you know something about the
book or if you can deliver it and if you want information about old Dutch
tobacco trade email me.
Jan Foppe Hubee


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From: ??????????? (rob denholtz)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996

Steve,

        If it's not too soon for another commercial, I'd like to let folks
know that the new FINE OLDE BRIARS catalog of estate pipes is ready.
Anyone who would like to receive a copy should send me their snail mail
address at ????????????  The catalog is free.

        Thanks.  And thanks again for PD and the great pleasure and service
you are providing.

        Rob Denholtz

[P.S.  Rob would also like to acquire some Connoisseurs, per a
separate email.  Sorry, Rob, but sometimes I just file the submissions
away until the night the Digest goes to press. -S. ]


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From: jimi <???????????????>
Subject: Pipe Digest listing

 I'd like to find out how my client, Trinidad Cigar Emporio Ltd., can become
a part of your Resource Guide.  I've read through the digest on several
occasions for research purposes and found it extremely beneficial and
resourceful.

Trinidad manufactures Climate Control Cigar Cabinets and Jars.  The products
are simply the best available today.  I think your readers and subscribers
would find the units exquisite and the quality unsurpassed.

Is there a special address or person I can send a press kit to? I'd
appreciate any advice you can give me on becoming listed.  I can be reached
by phone at (541) 955-2777 or E-Mail  ???????????????
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warmest regards.
Bonnie Roberts, Consumer Relations

[ No press kit needed; I'll put you in. -S. ]


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From: Runar Berntsen <????????????????>
Subject: Aficionados....let me hear your thoughts!

Hello there Steve.....my best compliments for a truly superior idea
with the DIGEST!! I have really enjoyed the issues....with some great
information and continuous inspiration....even all the way up to us in Norway!
Since I see there are opportunities for people to "get their word across"
I just had to grab the opportunity!So I hope this little note from us (me)
in GRAND OPAL CIGAR CO. may be brought across to all these fine members...

Fellow Aficionados!
Though across the Ocean from the Cigar boom, us in Europe are slowly
catching on and jumping on the wave and discovering the true pleasures
and appreciation of fine, premium handmade cigars and other fresh tobacco
products and its accessories. As per date the selections of great cigars
in Norway and Scandinavia has been limited and ruled by the big companies
providing poor, artificially added, mass manufactured and poorly stored
 ( actually dried out! Shuld I rather say ) Cigars, available in few areas
 ( although things are changing...and there are infact a couple of stores
out there ...)....
Having travelled the States and been around in the world I have been able
to luckily get my hands on some fantastic stogies over time ( although
all too rare )! Well, getting to the point,  I ( and a few great beings )
have now established GRAND OPAL CIGAR CO. in Norway, with a direct
philosophy to distribute and sell premium cigars and related tobacco
products and accessories( and yes that does include Pipes and the great
variations in Pipe tobaccos ) on the Scandinavian market, and Europe to follow!
In the process is the opening of an exclusive Cigar store, along with a
Club and Lounge and the "goodies". About time one say? Of course!
As a steady reader of the Digest I felt that...why don't we ask the opinions
of the other members? So I ASK YOU....send me an e-mail....about
whatever you must feel....WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE US TO DISTRIBUTE? WHAT
ATTRACTS YOU? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BRAND/TYPE? Do you have any good ideas
lurking
in the back?! And should you be in the close- by area
I urge you to get in touch....give us a call....whatever you feel.....We are
open to all ideas and thoughts anybody might have relating to the above.

So, Steve...if you want you may add us on to your list....and I'll update on
the opening dates and place later! Thanks a bunch!

Sincerely

Runar Berntsen
Owner and Founder
                  GRAND OPAL CIGAR CO.  *******EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AND SALES
                  N.Storgate 13, N-3019 Drammen,Norway
                  E-mail: ????????????????
                  Fax: +47-32 83 40 21/ Phone: +47-32 83 40 40


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From: ???????????????????????????????????? (Tim Letzring)
Subject: Re: Building a humidor

First I want to thank you Steve for taking on this task. You must really
love doing this, and I am very happy for you in that respect. I also want to
encourage all of those young (under 30) pipe and cigar smokers out there. I
have been smoking pipes and cigars for 13 years and I am 31. I know exactly
what these young people are going through. In fact, I still go through it
quite a bit. Even though I am a professor at the University of Mississippi,
I am constantly mistaken for a student and I still get strange looks when I
have a pipe or cigar in public ( which is not too often). Just enjoy this
fine past time and remember that you will probably out live most of your
curious on lookers anyway.

I would also like to respond to Jason Sarsany's query about building a
humidor, and for anyoneelse interested in this subject. In the December 1995
issue of of Popular Mechanics is a humidor shop project. It has good
directions, a measured drawing, and a materials list. This one is made out
of mahogany and holds up to 50 cigars. I personally have not had time to
make this yet (bought my own "This Old House" project taking all free time)
but I will eventually. I hope this helps.
__________________________________________
Tim Letzring
Asst. Professor of Higher Education              
University of Mississippi                                   
????????????????????

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I'm not drowning, just waving! :-)


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From: Charles Ziegler <??????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe Digest

          I saw the item "Pipe: Questions & Answers" on Smokin' Joe's home 
          page.  I would be very interested in subscribing, and would be 
          grateful if you could tell me how to go about it.
          
          I've been a pipe smoker for 30 years.  In the early 1970s I 
          purchased four GBD New Standard pipes, and I also purchased a 
          good second.  I've replaced the stems on three of them, but they 
          continue to smoke very well.  I also have a couple of Canadians 
          and an apple Comoy's Patina, all purchased in the early 1970s.
          
          It is worth noting that none of these pipes came with a filter, 
          and I haven't given the matter much thought, as I hadn't 
          purchased any pipes since then.  However, on a recent trip to 
          England, I purchased five pipes:  two from Inderwick's, one from 
          Shervington's, and two Dutch Big Bens.  All of them had filters 
          of one sort or another:  the Inderwick's have a disposable 
          filter, while the others have metal filters.  A couple of 
          knowledgeable pipe smokers told me that if I don't like filters 
          (and I don't!!), I should just remove them.  This is what I have 
          done, and they seem to smoke very well.  However (getting 
          philosophical, while pipe smokers seem to be pragmatic!) I wonder 
          if I am not, in a sense, compromising the design integrity of the 
          pipe by removing the filter, in that the interior of the pipe had 
          to be crafted to accommodate the filter.  Or are filters truly 
          optional, and not an essential element of the pipe?  What is in 
          the mind of the designers/craftsmen when they decide whether or 
          not to include a filter?  Sorry to have gone on a bit, but it's 
          hard to get information on a topic like this!! 
          
          If you have any views on filters, I would be grateful to hear 
          them.  Also, I would be grateful if you could share the views of 
          some of your subscribers on this matter, or any articles that 
          have appeared in Pipe Digest.
          
          Hoping to hear from you!  

[ Personally, I don't have any filter pipes, but might not be averse
to trying one of the balsa filters that are popular in Germany.  The
American tubular filters I'd think would gum up quickly. -S. ]


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From: Al Eckstein <????????????????????>
Subject: Tinned Tobacco

Hello Steve and Fellowship Pipesters,

   First of all, Steve keep up the great work on the Digest. I look forward
to receiving it everytime.

   Now to my questions. 
    1) I am relatively new to pipe smoking (1 1/2 years) and just bought my
first tin. I have always smoked house blends packaged in zip lock bags. I
was wondering if there is anything special I should be doing about
humidification. How should I store the tin? It will take me a long time to
finish this amount.
    2) The tin I bought is Mac Baren - Symphony. My tobacconist recommended
it to me based on the house blends that I liked. I would like to know of any
other tinned tobaccos that are similar to try. I would like to try and
branch out but in the relative same direction.
    3) Can anybody give me any info about Sierra pipes sold at Tinder Box?
This was the first pipe I bought and I really enjoy it. I recently bought a
Sasieni Four Dot for about twice the price. No matter how much I smoke the
Sasieni, I always like the Sierra better. I figured the more money spent,
the better smoke but now I am wondering about this theory.

   Thanks again for the Digest and any info you or other members can offer.

       Al Eckstein
      
[ Re the tin: When it gets dry, just run your hand under the faucet
and sprinkle some water from your fingers onto the tobacco.  The same
procedure works fine for bags. 

In the MacBaren line, I'd recommend "Plumcake" and "Golden Extra."
Also try some McConnell "Red Virginia," "Scottish Blend," and "Black
and Gold."  Maybe go for some flake tobaccos once you've gone through
these. 

Gee, I've been editing this issue for two hours and haven't even lit
up yet?  No wonder it's taking me so long! :-) -S. ]


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From: "John H. Martindale" <??????????????????????>
Subject: You Don't Have to Spend a Fortune for a Great Smoking Pipe...

Steve, in building my pipe collection, I have learned that there are
some affordable, great smoking pipes and lots of expensive, great
looking pipes that may or may not be great smoking pipes.  Bottom
line: you don't have to spend +$100 for a great smoking pipe, but you
will have to spend +$100 for a great looking pipe.

I have my share of nice pipes and my favorite pipe is a dark Ashton
sandblast billiard. It is beautifully made and I just love to hold it,
look at it, and of course, smoke it.  But this particular pipe also
happens to be one of the hotter smoking pipes that I own, so I have to
be careful as to what I smoke in it and how I smoke the pipe.  Several
myths are smashed here: a) sandblasts smoke cooler than smooths, b)
relatively expensive English pipes have excellent smoking qualities,
and c) the "best" pipe is the pipe that smokes "best."

On the other end of the spectrum, one of the cheapest pipes I own, a
sandblasted Carey Classic "Magic Inch" billiard, cost me $24 and
honestly, this inexpensive pipe is one of the coolest and best smoking
pipes I own.  Asthetically, the pipe reflects its low-cost heritage;
its cheaply-finished bowl and cheesy plastic bit won't impress anyone.
Yet, I often find myself turning to this pipe when I really want to
SMOKE.  So, I can highly recommend the purchase of a Carey Classic
"Magic Inch" sandblast to anyone who seeks a pipe with great smoking
characteristics, at any price.  This is simply a great beginner's AND
expert's pipe! I have also found several other inexpensive pipes that
smoke very well including a $29 Brebbia bent sandblast and a $28
Sasieni 4-dot ruff-root horn.  So, rest assured: there are some great
smoking pipes out there that don't cost an arm and a leg.
  
Seek and ye shall find!!


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From: "Eric F. Kahler" <??????????????????????????>
Subject: My tastes vs. traditional collecting

Hi all,

	I've been smoking Pipes for about a year now, and have a small
collection of Stanwell Briar Pipes.  Not that the name Stanwell should
impress anyone (more on that later), but I'm just letting you know
about my tastes.

	I REALLY liked the Stanwell pipes which were being sold in my area last
year.  I liked the fact that Stanwells weren't huge pipes yet they had
"oversized" bowls which were very round and buddah like in appearance.  All
of the other pipes I saw looked so long and large that they didn't appeal
to me at all.  Perhaps the overall stoutness of a Stanwell is what makes
the bowl appear so large and distinctive.  Another reason for my having
amassed a small Stanwell collection (aside from the fact that their
appearance appealed to me) was that their prices allowed me to purchase
many; that I might allow a recently smoked pipe to rest 5 days while still
able to enjoy other pipes which had been rested. 

	In their "Legend" (light natural color) style finish I've so
far collected a pug, a large and round bowled bent, and a very large
and round bowled well.  In their "Colonial" (very dark color) finish
I've collected a large round bowled bent and I also have 3 pipes (1
canadian, and 2 bents) from their new "Buffalo" collection which have
a hallmark piece of bamboo forming the shank.

	Alas, the local pipe shop which was carrying the large selection of
Stanwells now offers only a few choices from Stanwell (6 pipes in an
unappealing reddish color), and a rather large selection of $20 pipes
(small very thin bowled) which I cannot identify because they do not have a
name carved or stamped into the wood.  The proprietor hinted that the
booming popularity in cigars has caused him to neglect his pipe stock.

	Perhaps this is a sign that I should take up "real" pipe
collecting?  The names I usually hear mentioned in the context of
collecting are Peterson's, GBD, Dunhill, and Savinelli, and I believe
that all of these makers price their pipes above $200.

	Some questions I have along the lines of collecting are:  Should I be
ashamed of having more than one Stanwell?  Do those other brands smoke
better than Stanwell?  Would I smoke (taste, touch or smell) a $130 to $200
difference in those other pipe makers pipe's over any in my Stanwell
collection?  Or is the price difference simply due to the fact that the
other pipe makers make bigger pipes, and thus use more briar which (the
high price of good briar) drives up the price?

Thank you, and I look forward to your replies.

Eric.

[ If so, I should be ashamed; I think I have three. -S. ]


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From: gary baker <????????????????????>
Subject: Kaywoodies

Hiya Steve 

Enjoyed the latest issue (#224) immensely.....and as I am a collector
of Dunhills and the occasional Ashton--Upshall--and Comoy Blue
Riband------I have quite a question for some of the readers who may be
collectors of Kaywoodies.....:)

I recently attended an estate sale here in Pineville,
Louisiana-----and picked up a Kaywoodie Super Grain---unsmoked...in
it's original box with glove and brochure. I figger the pipe dates to
around 1948---because of the dating on the box--and some simple
addition from info included in the brochure.  Anyone know what it
might be worth ???  Still has the original wax buffed on the
pipe----it is very PRISTINE---but is it rare and a worthy collectable
??

I also have one that is smoked.......and another pipe--that has very
miniscule nomenclature----but with what appears to be a Dunhill
stem---with plumbing !!! The pipe is carved----and it very well could
be an early Vernon Dunhill fitment pipe.  Anyone got any answers for
me...email me at ?????????????????????

Thanks Steve for the pleasure you provide through the PD

Gary Baker
Pineville, Louisiana


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From: "Spencer M. Schein" <???????????????????>

Dear Steve,

I'd like to know if any of the subscribers have experience with the 
La Fuma line of Ser Jacopos.  A while ago I showed my local 
tobacconist,  Joe Nastri of Trinity East (215 Sunrise Highway, 
Rockville Centre, NY 11570, (516) 678-1822) the Dan Pipe catalog 
another subscriber from Germany had been kind enough to send me. The 
La Fumas looked spectacular.  Joe had never seen that line of 
Jacopos, though he carried Jacopo's and had a number to show me. He 
checked with the importer by phone, while I was in the shop - this 
gentleman provides superb service! - and was told that the La Fuma 
line was the way Ser Jacopo marketed seconds. I told Joe I found it 
hard to believe, given the appearance of the pipes in the catalog, 
their high prices, and the silver work that some of them had lavished 
on them.  He said he would ask the importer to drop off a couple if 
he had any, so I could see them.

Last week when I stopped by Trinity East to pick up a repair - Mark
Tinsky does a lot of their repair work - Joe was very pleased to show
me a La Fuma.  It was no second. It was a beautiful, straight-grain
virgin, fairly large (the wood is about 1/2" thick around the top of
the bowl, in a squat dublin shape with a slightly curved stem. Joe
said he had gotten two from the importer, but the other one was small,
and he knew I favor larger pipes, and had sold it.  This one was
priced at $150. To my eyes it looked better than some of the other Ser
Jacopo's he had costing hundreds more.  It has turned out to be the
finest pipe I own!  Gorgeous, though lacking fancy silver work, light,
and great smoking.

Has anyone else encountered these pipes? And by the way, I hope this 
is taken as a compliment not only to Ser Jacopo but also to Joe 
Nastri and Trinity East. As has been remarked in PD before, Joe is a 
gentleman and his service and wares are excellent. He does do mail 
order, so this may interest other PD subscribers. I just hope they 
don't get all the La Fuma's he may be getting in, if any more are 
available. I plan to be back for more.  Joe, by the way, has never 
been tempted to smoke, though he is surrounded by excellent pipes, 
tobacco and has recently added a walk-in humidor for cigars.  His 
family has been in the pipe shop business for decades, and I believe 
they once owned Barclay Rex in lower Manhattan. He is certainly the 
most knowledgable and and friendly pipe and tobacco purveyor it has 
been my pleasure to know.

Best to all,
Spencer Schein


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From: Mark Lathem <?????????????????>
Subject: An Addition for the Guide...

Steve,

The one bright spot of my current assignment in the otherwise 
dreary state of California is my proximity to San Diego's Zoo and 
Wild Animal Park.  I grew up watching "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom,"
where "Jim" was often seen wrestling an alligator while Marlin Perkins
sold insurance from the safety of the Range Rover, and as a result I've 
always been addicted to zoos.  My family and I took advantage of a long 
weekend to pay a visit to the city, and I took the opportunity to 
locate another shop for the resource guide.

Captain Hunt Tobacconist
851-D W. Harbor Drive
(Seaport Village)
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 232-2938
(800) 995-5430

Overall impression:  Fairly good pipe selection, including Dunhill, Ser
Jacopo, Savinelli (POYs and Autographs), Peterson, and Boswell.  While 
I didn't examine every pipe, the ones I did were priced at retail 
(there was one very nice Dunhill shell stacked billiard with a 
beautiful sandblast that I was interested in until I spotted the price 
tag; I love Dunhills, but I refuse to pay full retail for them <g>).  
Fair-good tobacco selection, although he does carry the good stuff.  I 
picked up a couple of tins of Esoterica Tobacciana's "Margate," and I 
spotted a tin or two of some of W.O. Larsen's limited-edition blends.  
Large, well-stocked walk-in cigar humidor.  Store is small (the humidor 
takes up half the shop) and rather cramped, but it does offer a 
marvelous view of the bay.  Smoking is encouraged in the shop.  The 
proprietor, Harry Hunt, seems like a knowledgeable fellow, although he 
wasn't free to chat much--he was alone in the shop and there was a 
fairly steady stream of traffic.

Highlight of my visit:  I *finally* bought a copy of "An Illustrated
History of Pipes."  I hadn't purchased a copy via mail order 
previously, as I wanted to actually see the book before I put down such 
the rather exorbitant asking price.  It is a terrific volume, and the 
artwork/photography is striking.  I highly recommend it for any pipe 
smoker's library.

This was the only tobacconist I was able to visit this trip.  If anyone
else has any recommendations in the San Diego area I'd love to hear
about them.

--
Mark Lathem      
http://www.atlcom.net/~drlathem/pipes

[ Yes, but did you see Jim put a jaw-hold on that 'gator? :-) -S. ]


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From: Charles Ziegler <??????????????????????>
Subject: Tobacco Bibliography Available

          Steve,
          
          As my first contribution to Pipes Digest, I am forwarding to you 
          the attached notice of the availability of a new tobacco 
          bibliography, which I came across in one of the other on-line 
          news groups to which I belong.  For the record, I have no 
          commercial interest in the publication, nor do I know the author.  
          I am passing it along simply because I think it might be of 
          interest to readers of Pipes Digest.
          
          						Chuck

From: ?????????????????????????????????????????
Subject: Tobacco Bibliography Available
Sender: exlibris <?????????????????????????????>

Announcement of a New Publication
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Stories, Poems, Theses and Dissertations, Chapters in Books, Book Reviews,
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Revised and greatly expanded Second Edition.

Contains over 7,000 entries (more than twice as many as the First Edition),
referencing over 1,100 periodicals. New sections, including quotations and
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history, culture, industry and trade, and varied use (cigar, cigarette and
pipe smoking; tobacco chewing; snuff-taking) of the "divine herb," plus all of
the accessories associated with its consumption from match safes to tobacco
tampers. Topics range from the folklore of tobacco to the smoking controversy,
from women and smoking to tobacconist's figures. Invaluable reference work for
the collector and the historical, scientific, or legal researcher.

Softbound, 316 pages. Prepayment required. U.S. orders: $26.95 plus $3 postage
and handling. Canadian orders: $26.95 (U.S.) plus $3 surface, $6 airmail.
Overseas orders (Great Britain, Europe): $26.95 plus $4 surface, $13 airmail.
Payment for all foreign orders by money order or check in U.S. funds drawn on
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From: ????????????????????
Subject: Stand-up pipe wanted

Maybe this ad is not according to Digest-rules but here goes:
I am looking for a stand up pipe (poker type) for which I will
pay with "The ABC about Collecting" by Sir James Yoxall, London 1910.
There is a lot about furniture, paintings, drawings, china, etc.
+ a lot of "philosophical" thoughts about collecting in general.

The book is in pretty good condition, contains photos and drawings
and has an exlibris from a Danish noble family - the Rewentlow's.
I picked it up for "nothing" and I am not looking for a Dunhill,
an Upshall or anything that expensive - just a good stand up poker
pipe, preferably slightly bent in matt or polished finish and in
good condition. However, other items will be considered.

Sincerly,
Jesper Klith
Denmark

[ Sounds like a person-to-person trade, Jesper; just the kind of thing
we enjoy publishing!  Good luck! -S. ]


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Quote of the Week:

	"According to a study of U.S. veterans (cited by the surgeon general
	as the most detailed report on the effects of various forms of tobacco
	use), pipe smokers have a mortality risk ratio of 1.07 compared to
	nonsmokers. In other terms, the death rate of pipe smokers is about 7
	percent higher than that of nonsmokers. And pipe smokers who consumed
	four or fewer daily bowls had 0.07 lower risk than nonsmokers."

					Larry O'Connor
					_Pipes and Tobaccos_ Magazine
					Fall 1996


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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipe Lighters
  2. Subject: A Dissenting Voice...
  3. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996
  4. Subject: Re: YOUNGER SMOKERS
  5. Subject: Young Pipe Smokers
  6. Subject: Just a heads up...
  7. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996
  8. Subject: Dallas area pipe clubs
  9. Subject: DFW Pipe Smokers
  10. Subject: First time posting..
  11. Subject: Phone Number?
  12. Subject: magnum pipes
  13. Subject: helppppp!!!
  14. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996
  15. Subject: Balkan Sobranie
  16. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996
  17. Subject: Pipe Publications
  18. Subject: information about book
  19. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #224 -- October 1, 1996
  20. Subject: Pipe Digest listing
  21. Subject: Aficionados....let me hear your thoughts!
  22. Subject: Re: Building a humidor
  23. Subject: Pipe Digest
  24. Subject: Tinned Tobacco
  25. Subject: You Don't Have to Spend a Fortune for a Great Smoking Pipe...
  26. Subject: My tastes vs. traditional collecting
  27. Subject: Kaywoodies
  28. Subject: An Addition for the Guide...
  29. Subject: Tobacco Bibliography Available
  30. Subject: Tobacco Bibliography Available
  31. Subject: Stand-up pipe wanted
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