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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997

		Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
   Copyright (C) 1997 by Stephen P. Masticola. All rights reserved.
	       Commercial use of any part of contents,
	      including email addresses, is prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 2663

Welcome to new members:

	Regan Warner
	Robert Amos
	Randall W Winchester
	Ibrahim Abouzeid
	Scott Worman
	Jim Mullen
	Charles P. Harding
	Stu Rodkin
	Dave Fore
	J. Sherman Thorson
	Bob Green
	Stan Gaspar
	Daniel C. Long
	Andrew Ridenour
	Don White
	Michael A. Natale
	Sascha Warto
	Dave Santis
	Wally Wiener
	Peter Eaton
	Charles Arruda
	Matt Mains
	Peter Madden
	Joseph C. Smith Abbott
	Robert L. Becker
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	David Chamblee
	Kurt Weiske
	Frank Lee
	Oliver Spiegler
	Lee Zuker
	Joel Pedlar
	Francesco Sanfilippo
	Kevin Romero
	Richard Hendrix
	Bill Birch
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	Aaron Frank
	Todd Enders
	Russell L. Stutler
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	Ed Nava
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	Richard E. Hammond
	Gary Saenz
	Jim Van Cleave
	Bill Brink
	David L. Barnes
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	Chad V. Johnson
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	Michael P Hansen
	Robert Craig
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[BETTER THINGS] And now on to this issue of the Digest, which features
notes on the scene in Japan, the continuing saga of the German WWI
Soldier's pipe, and a few humid notes...

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From: ?????????????????????????? (Christian McDonald)
Subject: pipe tobacco humidor 

re Rob Anderson: 
<Second, can anyone recommend a humidor for pipe tobacco (and where to <get

I use kitchen storage jars much like you would see in some tobacco stores on
the tobacco bar. they are inexpensive ($1-$5) and easily found (Target,
Wal-Mart, kitchen supply stores. some tobacco stores will carry them, but
jack up the price). They hold moisture pretty well, but I'll throw those
little aluminum-wrapped clay tabs soaked in water into them, or use the
tube/sponge-type thingys found at most tobacco shops. This isn't the most
elegant setup, but since i like to keep several blends on hand, i was able
to pick up around a half-dozen jars of different sizes without robbing a
bank or being too tacky.

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From: Ted Wagner - WSS <????????????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996


Hello again!  Due to the lack of "quality" Internet Service providers, I
have had problems keeping a consistent email address.  It is good to "be
back" as a recipient of the Pipes Digest.

I have seen mention of a humidor made from a U.S. Army ammunition box.
However, I have not been able to locate any instructions.  Because I have
won a hard fought battle to smoke in my den with the door close, I now want
to _keep_ tobacco on hand.  Does anyone know where to find the instructions
on making a humidor from a metal ammunition box?

Thank you.

Ted Wagner
Ted Wagner
66th Illinois, Western Sharpshooters
"Birges Western Sharpshooters"

Civil War reenacting -- the only way to *experience* history.

[ There's been a discussion of "ammo boxidors" on alt.smokers.cigars
from time to time.  Some are of the opinion that the boxes pick up
machine oil, which might give an unpleasant taste to the
tobacco.  Can anyone here comment? -S. ] 

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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: A simple humidor for pipe tobacco! (Less than $25.00)

  I discovered a simple and fairly inexpensive way to create your own
  humidor (correct word?) for your pipe tobaccos. I personally will usually
  end up keeping  about 5 or 6 different blends on hand. I always had
  problems with leaky or inferior zip-lock bags...and would end up drying
  out all my tobaccos if I couldn't smoke them fast enough. Well, I took a
  cue from my local tobacconist's store and decided to make my own
  containers for  my tobaccos. I noticed that this particular cigar and
  pipe shoppe had bought a lot of simple glass jars & lids. The lids had a
  cavity in them that you could stuff a hunk of foam (you know, that
  eggshell foam stuff. Pardon my ignorance of the real name) into it. That
  way, you have a nice large glass jar (the kind that I used is called a
  "hermetic" jar) that you can fit anywhere from 3 to 5 ounces of your
  favorite blend. All of the pipe folks that I have talked to state that
  they see no problem using standard tap water to moisten the foam.
  Distilled water would work also, of course. This setup works great as
  long as you never appply moisture directly to the tobacco.

  Here's the shopping list:
  Half Dozen to a dozen 12 oz. glass jars and lids
  -- 12 fluid oz. should fit about 4 oz. of tobacco
  -- The best kind of lid to find is the sort with the plastic stopper
  across the bottom of the lid. Just cut a circular hole into the plastic
  and jam your foam into the empty cavity
  -- These jars usually run you about $1.00 to maybe $1.50

  2 to 4 sq.ft of packing or "eggshell" foam
  -- a 2 sq.inch hunk should be just perfect for the inside lid of a 12 oz.
  -- a package with 2  sheets of foam in it, about 1 sq.ft each, should run
  you about $1.50 to $2.00 max.

  A 12 to 18 oz. Spray Bottle or Misting Bottle
  -- This is a perfect size to fill with water and use for moistening the
  foam inside the jars.

  With the average price of the components being fairly cheap, this makes
  it VERY simple for you to set up your own humidor for as many different
  tobacco blends as you like. Just apply 2 squirts of water to the foam
  with your handy spray bottle, usually every other day. You might want to
  check the jars once a day for the first week or two, that way you can get
  a good idea of just about how fast the foam will dry out.

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996

Anyone out there have a source for TITIAN pipe tobak by Douwe Egbert?
It seems the company has stopped production.  Looking for any in stock
at pipe shops or some blend that can match it.  Let me know!

Grand Rapids, Michigan

E-mail to ???????????????????

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Re: "underage" pipe smoking

In <????????????????????????????????>, on 12/20/96 at 10:44 PM,
   Kevin C Halaburda <?????????????????????> said:
| a conclusion on it is poor logic. Secondly, I myself live in "The heart of
| it all" in Ohio, and I've been buying pipe (and other kinds of) tobacco
| since the day I turned *18* years of age. Not 21, but 18. Legally. Matter of
| fact, I have the priviledge to buy not only tobacco, but also long

Actually, in Ohio it is legal to buy tobacco products at age 16 (and I, for
one, did buy pipe tobacco at that age).

brandon s. allbery            ahead warp four!             ?????????????????
telotech / acci                  FORZA CREW!                ????????????????

[I'd like to take further discussion of this topic off-line, if
possible, and I think Susan Sansenbaugher concurs with me in
this. -S.]

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From: "Brett A. Thomas" <?????????????>
Subject: Guide Updates & Ramblings


Steve, and PD Readers:

Well, it's been almost a year now since I started smoking pipes, and not much
less than that I've been reading the Digest (being a true Internet Junkie,
the first thing I do with any new hobby is look online).

A little over a month ago, I moved from upstate NY to Silicon Valley in
order to take something of a geek dream job with PGP, Inc (encryption is
a hobby of mine).  My wife and I both came out to find a place, and then
she flew back east to tidy up while I started work.  Unfortunately, my pipes 
remained in her luggage!  Faced with a week alone and no pipes, I resolved to 
find a tobacconist in my new home.

I live about six blocks from the downtown area of a charming little town
called Burlingame.  It's the sort of place with little store-fronts and
sidewalk cafes.  While I was sure I could find something in San Francisco,
I decided to search the archives for "Burlingame."  Sure enough, in #194,
"JR" (the only signature on the message) describes the Burlingame Smoke Shop,
at 1400 Burlingame Ave.

At the first opportunity, I headed to 1400 Burlingame Ave.  My approach was
such that I turned a corner to my right, and a door marked 1400 was on my
right; the door for the Burlingame News Stand (or somesuch).  I walked
inside, and while they had a lot of magazines and a very wide selection
of cigarettes, and some old signs for cigars, there was nothing of note
to a pipe or cigar smoker!

Dejected, and assuming that they must've thrown in the towel on the
upscale tobacco business, I walked out.  For the heck of it, I turned
right again, looking for a place to have lunch.

Imagine my delight when, next door - 1404 Burlingame Ave - turned out to
house "Burlingame Tobacconists!"  The people inside the store were quite
friendly, and I have to say I was very impressed.  This is my first experience
with a "real" tobacconist; in my town of 25,000 in upstate NY, there literally
wasn't a pipe store for fifty miles - and that was primarily a newsstand in
a bad section of Syracuse.

I purchased a wonderful Peterson Emerald and a tin of Dunhill Nightcap (the
latter on the reccomendation of a staffer).

They encouraged me to sample their store blends with my new pipe, and to
stay and chat.  The lighter they have is a most wonderful contraption!  I
don't know if anyone here is familiar with such devices, but it dates from
about a hundred years ago.  The bottom is a metal cask filled with naptha.
- From there, a wick runs up through a straight, brass handle, which is 90
degrees up from the table-top.  If you pull the handle towards you just
a few degrees, a circuit is completed between the handle and a tab protruding
from the top of the device, resulting in an arc which lights the wick. A
jar nearby houses cedar strips which you then light from the resultant
flame and use to ignite your pipe!

I have dropped numerous hints to my wife about the location of this
establishment, and am optimistic that I'll receive some pipish presents
this Christmas.

In any event, thought you'd like the updated address (1404, not 1400
Burlingame Ave) and name; otherwise, the shop is as described.

Hope you (and all the readers) have an excellent Christmas, and a happy
and prosperous New Year!


Brett Thomas

Version: 4.5


[ Address updated, Brett!  Thanks for the report, and I'm glad to hear
that the search engine's being used! -S.]

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Beer

Hello, everybody.

I was just wondering if beer is too off-the-topic for this digest.  It is, of
course, often enjoyed along with a nice cigar or pipe.

So here's my question.  What is the different between regular beer and winter

An example would be Samuel Adams' Lager, compared to Samueal Adams' Winter

Thanks alot,

[ Well, it's a _little_ off-topic, but I suppose that there are those
here who like a beer with a smoke, or vice versa. -S. ]

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From: ##Da Gorf <?????????????>
Subject: For the digest...

hi Steve,

Thanks for the good work on the digest!  

Hope maybe some of your readers can help with information about a pipe
that belonged to the wife's grandfather.  I've never heard of the company.
The pipe is an 8 panel pipe with a square shank, marked on the one side is
"HOLBORN" and below that in smaller letters "LONDON MADE".  The other side
is stamped "4441"

Thanks for the help,

John Rich
Knoxville, TN

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From: Alexander Westphal <???????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996; Anthony Amorteguy's , 

hi steve, 

as a fairly recent subscriber to the pd, i stumbled across anthony's
request for help with locating the original owner of a 16', ivory bowl,
WWI pipe that his father got whenever he was in Germany during WWII. pipes
were indeed rather common among soldiers as a present on the occasion of
birth or turning 50 or 60 years of age. it will be fairly easy to find the
complete name and rank of the previous owner IF TROOP HE BELONGED TO IS
INSCRIBES AS WELL. in any other case, it's rather hopeless.

then again, having only the full and rank of the soldier will not be
sufficient. a lot on geanelogic (kill me for my spelling!) documents
burned or got lost during WWII. thus, it will be hard to find out about
descendants "the formal way". an informal way to locate descendants is to
place a sipmle and small add in the newspaper of the town where the pipe
was originally presented to the soldier. 

i will look forward to the next issue of pd. hope that i have been of some
help; and furthermore also hope that i can be helpful in the future.


p.s.: i could not contact anthony directly since my fast (but old!)
terminal program does not display the "@" sign...

[ Alex, I think _both_ questions are about to be answered! -S. ]

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From: Anthony Amorteguy <???????????>
Subject: Re: Re Pipe Digest Quirie.

I now have the pipe (actually a little more than just one, I found
that the pipe was in sections and so I have parts of a couple
different pipes) If you have a regimental pipe intact it would be
usful for me to see which parts actually go with this pipe.

I haven't seen the pipe in many years and so I've found out some
things about it:

it's a porcelain bowl not ivory

it has a date of 1901/1903 on the bowl

the lettering and abbreviations are very difficult to read (not bad
quality, just hard for a Yank like myself with no background in the
German language.

To the best of my ability this is what is written above the names (66

"Fram Andenk. a/m. Dienstr.

l.d. 4. Comp. 2 Oberrhn.

Inf. Reg. No. 99 Zabern (Labern?)


On the front, to the best of my ability:

"Res. Getr. Biemons.

Wernie sein Brod mit Thranen a(letters missing)

Wernie bei Valer Philippsafs,

Werkeine Nachtist durchgebrant

Wirdauch nicht Reservistgena(letter missing)t

Halt Werda!

Die Refervisten der 4 Comp.Linddo,

Achtung prasentirts Gewehr"

Anyway, if you can clarify my wording it would be helpful (along with
a translation)

In a couple weeks I will put detailed pictures of the pipe artwork on
a webpage for you to access. It will take a little while to get the
pictures put together, but not too long.

Keep in touch!

Anthony Amorteguy

At 12:48 PM 12/23/96 EST, Mike Glukler wrote:

>Anthony, I was so excited at hearing about the pipe I forgot to write
>down your last name. My name is Mike Glukler, and my father has a
>simliar pipe, although the helmut style cap was lost years ago. It is
>about 16 - 24 inches long and has a porcelon, not ivory, bowl. My
>fathers, belonged to his great, great grandfather, and has his name
>and regiments info, on the bowl.  Once you get the pipe, in your
>posetion, let me know. I have access to a German translator, and maybe
>able to offer some assistance.
>Also one in your posetion, I would be willing to pay for a picture of
>the helmut type cap, as I would like to have the one missing here,
>replaced, and need a picure to set a jeweler friend of mine at it.
>Have a great holiday season.
>Regards Mike Glukler 

"Folly is a more dangerous enemy to the good than evil. One can
protest against evil; it can be unmasked and, if need be, prevented by
force.  Evil always carries the seeds of its own destruction, as it
makes people, at the least, uncomfortable. Against folly we have no

				- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
				Letters from Prison

[ My German isn't that good. Can one of our readers in Germany say
what the troop and town are from Anthony's information?  Please let us
know when your Web page is up and running! -S. ]

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From: Terry McCann <????????????????????????>
Subject: Looking for used pipes.

Hello Steve,

Happy Holidays to you and all the P.D. readers.

I have a question that you or perhaps some of our readers can answer.

If I'm out at a estate sale or garage sale and come across some used
pipes what are some of the things I should be on the look out for?  I
know how to spot putty when it is used to fill in a small imperfection
but how does one know if the pipe is "burned out"?  Beside this what are
some of the issues one should look for.  Also, what should be a fair
price to ask for a know pipe such as a Dunhill etc.

Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!


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From: david gerstel <?????????????????>
Subject: Portland, Maine tobacco shops

i am looking for a great pipe and tobacco shop in portland maine. any
suggestions. thanks . david gerstel

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From: Denise <???????????????????>
Subject: Club in Seattle

Hi, folks,

Unfortunately, I'm constantly hounded by the pleasure police. There
simply are not many places where I can go to enjoy a simple bowlful of
my favorite tobacco. Another member of our list suggested looking for
a pipe club. Anyone know of a club in Seattle?



[ I'm aware of two: the Seattle Smokers (meeting at FX McRory's
occasionally; contact Bobby Holstein, ??????????????????????), and the
Dairy and Briar Association, which has a link on the Web page. Any
others? -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????????????
Subject: comment from pipes page


    I'm located in Killeen, TX and I'm trying to find a club/association
located in my area. Would you be able to point me in the right direction?

                                          Thanx in advance,
                                          Jeraimee Hughes

[ There's a pipe club in Dallas-Fort Worth; is that near Killeen? -S. ]

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From: Terence Ronson <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996

Do you know any good Cigar shops in Irving, TX?


[ There are a few listings for Texas shops in the Guide, but none
specifically in Irving. -S. ]

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From: Ed Scott <????????????????>
Subject: Dominican

Going to  the Dominican Rep, in three weeks, can you tell me the name of
the best cigars$$$ can buy??

Thanks Ed

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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996


Mostly this is about the Houghton-Mifflin book campaign, but
there is a good-news note at the end about a place to smoke in
the Santa Cruz, CA area.

Regarding Rob Denholtz's info about the Houghton-Mifflin book

	From: ??????????? (den)
	Subject: Fwd: Charity (fwd)

	to all my pipe-puffing friends,

	The Houghton-Mifflin publishing Co. is giving books to
	children's hospitals; how many books they give depends
	on how many emails they receive from people around the
	world.  ...

Please note this promotion has ended and was a complete success,
soliciting 50,000 e-mail messages with the result of 2000 books
for children

Also, let me take this opportunity to remind Pipes Digest
members the following points about relaying information on the

	- Aways make sure that you're passing along current
	  information. Information on the Internet travels fast
	  and keeps on traveling, often long after its
	  usefulness has expired.

	- When you forward something legit, always include a date
	  and *never* remove dates from material you forward.

	- Always provide something people can use to corroborate
	  the message (Don did this with the Web addres, although
	  he really should have checked it before resending the
	  message--the Web page 

	- Information mutates as it travels, so *ALWAYS* check your 
	  sources before passing along things like:

		o  Virus warnings: most are hoaxes anyway;
		   see www.kumite.com/myths
		o  Letters to <Whoever> requests (e.g., FCC modem
		   regulation scare)
		o  Postcards/business cards for sick children
		   (such as Craig Shergold and Children's Make 
		   A Wish Foundation)

	  Look before you leap!

In the case of the Houghton-Mifflin book offer, even without the
address "www.polarexpress.com," it took me two clicks to get to
the Houghton-Mifflin Web page (one to www.yahoo.com, the next to
www.hmco.com) and one more click to find out the results of the
promotion (www.hmco.com/hmco/trade/hmi/polar/). The few minutes
you spend checking the facts can save many people many hours of

Changing gears...

Good news for smokers in Santa Cruz, CA. A new club is opening
on the Pacific Garden Mall: Cigar Asylum. By chance I met and
spoke with the owner, Rick. He's currently operating out of a
corner of a club called Palookaville, but is building more posh
digs right across the street. (I peered in the window of the new
place...yup, under construction....)

Rick says the facility under construction will have a conference
room available for meetings, multiple phone lines for data use
(bring your own modem :-]), and cigars for sale. He'll also
store a bottle of your favorite spirits for you (port, congac,
etc) on the premisis.

Both the temporary Cigar Asylum and it's soon-to-be-opened
permanent home (January timeframe) are on Lincoln St.  between
Cedar and Pacific Ave. Don't know about hours...he's not even in
the phone book yet, but I'll keep the list posted as I find out
more (address, hours, prices, and so forth).

Seasoned Greetings,


????????????                                http://reality.sgi.com/kamk/

[ Sounds like just the kind of asylum that many of our readers would
like to be committed to, Kam! Thanks! -S. ]

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From: W TRAVIS HALL JR <?????????????????????>
Subject: Season's Greetings

Like every other pipe smoking-web surfing fool in the universe, I'd like
to take a minute and thank you for the wonderful efforts you've
contributed toward one of my favorite past-times. Every time I queue up
my mail server, I secretly hope a new issue of Pipes Digest is in there.
Thanks again for all the insight into our little 'habit.' I wish you all
the best this coming year.
Regards, T

[ Thank you, Travis, and the best to you this season too! But "habit"
is so perjorative; why not "hobby?" Or "predilection?" More in keeping
with most of our attitudes here, I'd think. -S.]

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From: ???????????????
Subject: Update on Pipe Club

Thank you for your recent mention in PD.  I would like to provide an update
of the "club" which is struggling to form from the premordial ooze in an area
of the country which is particulalry smoke non-friendly.  

For those who have asked, we are in southeast Florida (Fort Lauderdale area).
 We have had responses from as far as Fort Meyers and also Miami and our
local area.  We are hoping to set an initial meeting date for early January
1997.  Anyone interested, please e-mail me at ????????????????  Tell me a bit
about yourself, your interests and what you would like to get out of a pipe
club.  I will e-mail everyone who has contacted me at let them know the time
and place of the meeting.  If you have contacted me in the past, there is no
need to contact me again.  

Smoke in Peace,


[ Ed, does your club have a name yet?  If so, I'll place it in the
Guide. -S.]

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From: Antoine de Carne <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996

I enjoy the Pipe Digest and look forward to finding it in my emailbox.
My name is Antoine de Carne, I have been living in Australia for 19
years and originally come from France.

I have a good collection of about 120 pipes, some Dunhill, some
Stanwells, Loewe, Peterson (including the Sherlock Holmes Collection) ,
some nice old Meerschaums, many Ropps, and B.Choquin.

My problem is that I have a mother in Chamonix, France who has always
provided me with St. Claude, a tobacco I have started smoking at 16, 32
years ago. She suddenly has become anti-smoking in her old age, and send
me books (which I  would enjoy so much more with a good Ropp filled with
St. Claude) and no more tobacco.

I cannot find any St. Claude in Sydney  and the closest place would be
Noumea. I have written to some tobacconists, but to no avail. I go to
France once in a while but certainly not often enough to get my smoking

I wonder if anyone had the possibility of obtaining and selling me some
St. Claude, I could pay by Credit Card or Postal Order, or any way they

I would need about 10 packs a month, but any quantity, even one off,
would be welcome.

I wish every pipe smoker a great new year (and to the non smokers as

Antoine de Carne

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: QUESTION FROM PD #229

Dear Steve,

Re: Robert L. Lasso (PD #229) Stemco-Pimo is very much and thriving as THE
SOURCE  for all pipe making supplies and tools and still is providing summer
workshops in pipe-making in the beautifull green mountains of Vermont.

Best Regards,

Al Baier

[ As Robert found out... -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????????????????
Subject: PD#229 question


Thanks very much for clearing up my blunder on the phone number for
Stemco-Pimo.  I saw the number as (800) not (802) area code.  Anyway, I was
able to contact them thru e-mail.  Thanks for the fine job on Pipe Digest.
Can't wait to make my first freehand.  Since most everybody gives a little bio
on themselves in PD, I might as well also, to confirm the diversity of
backgrounds for pipe smokers.

I have been a woodworker for about 20 years.  I presently teach fine
woodworking at Santa Fe Community College and coordinate the program, which is
great except for the ream of paperwork attached to the job.  I love to teach,
maintain the shop and manage to find time to fit in some custom jobs for
clients.  So pipe making can be right up my alley.  I really enjoy working in
my own shop and smoking a pipe at the same time.  I am not allowed to smoke in
the house, so the shop, the car, and the great out of doors are my smoking
parlors.  I must admit that smoking out of doors is not my preference.  Other
interests are ham radio, fly fishing, volunteer in mountain search and rescue
and hopefully pipe making.  

Are there any pipe clubs/groups in the the Albuquerque, Santa Fe or northern
New  Mexico area?  I would like to mingle with other smokers.  There definitely
is not a shortage of cigar groups.  

My collection is presently at three pipes:  2 Italian bent seconds, probably
from Brebbia, and a recent corn cob, which I must admit surprised me for $4.00
from the drugstore.  I tossed the filter.  Man does it draw effortlessly.  I
also got brave and pulled out the little aluminum ends of the bits in my two
Italian bents which greatly improved the draw and the ability to run a pipe
cleaner through the bit.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to future issues!  

May the grain be with you!

Robert Lasso

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Pipe Furniture

Dear Steve;

Thanks for your great publication!  I've been a subscriber for a couple of
months now
(I'll send a bio later)  and I've been downloading and reading many of the
old issues.

I've searched for info on pipe furniture, but there seems to have been little
discussion on the subject.  I would really like to get one going.  Do most
pipe smokers use pipe furniture?  If so, why and what kind?  If not, why?

I've been considering making a pipe stand to fit my Grandfather's old tobacco
jar humidor in my father-in-laws wood-working shop, and I would love to know
what the good and bad aspects of pipe stands are.  Should I make single
stands, or go for one that will hold multiple pipes?  What aspects of stand
construction can possibly damage pipes?

                       Hope this sparks some interest;
                                     Robert Davis

[ Well, it's good if it holds a lot of pipes and it's bad if it
wobbles :-)  Seriously, one could get really creative with this! -S. ]

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From: ???????????????
Subject: Fledgeling Websight

Hi Steve, and a happy New Year to everyone!  I'm posting for a couple of

First of all, I must sing the praises of Gus' Smoke Shop's "Ancient Mariner"
blend, an exquisite aromatic that they steered me towards when I went in
looking for IRC Three Star Blue.  It's very, very mild without being bland,
and it's sweet without completely masking the natural flavors of the tobacco.
 I am fortunate enough to live just a few blocks from this wonderful pipe
shop in Sherman Oaks, CA, and I'd highly recommend a visit for anyone coming
through the L.A. area!  

Secondly, I'd like to tell everyone about the web site that I'm putting
together right now.  It's called Super-Deluxe!, and ultimately I hope for it
to be a monthly E-zine with articles, links, and what have you.   The site
uses 1950's style graphics extensively, a perfect vehicle for a section
devoted to pipes and pipe smoking... right now all I've got is a link to the
digest web-page, and the FAQ.  I'd really like to be able to put something on
there besides links to other pipesmoking pages, so that people would have a
real reason to go there.... why not tobacco reviews?

I'd love to have the time and money to do a whole section of reviews myself,
but I'm  smoking a lot if I go through an ounce and a half in a week!  I
thought I would turn this over to folks who read the digest, and see if
anyone would be interested in contributing.  I would, of course, include a
link to your e-mail address and/or web site (only if you wanted one, of
course.)  I think it would be fun to set up a rating system on a scale of
1-5, and have reviews mention similar tobaccos so that people can
cross-reference... it seems to me like it would be an invaluable resource to
people like myself who get intimidated by the sheer variety of a well-stocked
smoke shop.  Please, think it over and by all means, check the page out at


(click on the big pipe to check out the Pipe section as it is.)
Let me know what you think!  

Andy Chase

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From: Steve Masticola <???????????????????>
To : David Castro (of Davidus Cigars, email address withheld)
Subject: Violation of Pipes Digest spam policy

Mr. Castro:

It has come to our attention that you have sent unsolicited commercial
email (Subject: J.M. BOSWELL'S HADE CRAFTED PIPES) to members of the
Pipes Digest.  This is a violation of explicit Digest policy, as
stated in the Resource Guide:

  Listings in the Pipes Digest Resource Guide are available only to good
  Net citizens. We reserve the right to deny membership and Resource
  Guide listings to any company, person, or organization which engages
  in advertising by unsolicited electronic mail, excessive multiple
  posting to newsgroups ("spamming"), or other such abusive practices.
  Please report violations of this policy to the Pipes Digest moderator.

We are therefore taking the following steps:

- Removing your name from the Pipes Digest mailing list;
- Removing the link to Davidus Cigars from the Web site;
- Publishing this letter in the Pipes Digest;
- Publishing this letter in alt.smokers.pipes.


		Stephen P. Masticola
		Moderator, Internet Pipes Digest

[Mr. Castro disputed that he had spammed the complaining member and
failed to provide evidence to the contrary when requested to do so.
The complaining member was therefore given the benefit of the
doubt. -S.]

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From: Tony Casciato <??????????????????????>
Subject: Violation of Pipes Digest Spam Policy by Davidus Cigars


Good work.  This is the way to handle this situation.

I was disappointed when you removed e-mail addresses from the back issues of 
pipes digest (no critisizm intended); I never really realized how much I had 
come to depend on them.  I would like to see them left in if possible and 
have you handle problem children as you did this one.

Keep up the good work.

        Tony Casciato            ??????????????????????
           Hang in there...   You can outlast them...

[Unfortunately, Tony, we are now living in the Age of Spam. I would
have kept the addresses in forever, but there are too many spamballs
out there mining them.  The Digest mailing list is confidential, and
we had to filter out the addresses to keep it that way.

Within reason, though, if you want to find someone who's written in a
back issue, mail me the reference and I'll send the address. -S.]

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From: Ken Weintrub <???????????????????????>
Subject: Peter Heinrich's

Dear Steve,

I love the pipes web page, have it bookmarked, and check it almost
daily.  However (you knew that word was coming, didn't you),
you might want to reconsider listing Peter Heinrich's House 
of 10,000 Pipes.

I linked to their web pages from the pipes web page on Oct.5,
1996 and ordered two Stanwells which they had advertised.  They
faxed me back almost immediately to say that one of the pipes
was out of stock.  When my order came in I was shocked to see
that their prices are German Marks translated, not converted,
to US dollars; that is, 1 dollar = @1.55 marks, but they were
charging the same number in dollars.  Thus one is paying about
55% higher prices than they advertise in their own catalog.

They had also sustituted another pipe for the one which was
not available--this was smaller and more poorly made than the
advertised model.  I returned it for a refund which they assured
me would be forthcoming immediately, but it has taken until now
(the beginning of January) for them to credit my card.  It was
done, but not with the same speed they had in originally charging
my credit card--that was done almost immediately.

Anyway, I thought you might want to know since all the other
links and information on the pipes.org web page are first
class--Peter Heinrich's is definitely a rip-off!


Ken Weintrub

[See below. -S.]

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From: Ken Weintrub <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Peter Heinrich's

Hi Steve,

Thanks for taking the time to write.  I understand completely the policy on
removing a retailer.  I concur that as long as people are warned that they
may be paying too much to a firm that is not very customer service oriented
they can make their own choice about whether or not to do business with them.



>Hi, Ken,
>Thanks for your comments.  I'll publish them in the Digest.
>Steve Beaty (the Webmaster) and I both agree, though, that Peter
>Heinrich's should stay linked to the Web page.  We aren't customers of
>everyone we link to, so we can't guarantee that their prices, service,
>etc. are good.  The only real reason we have for removing a link
>currently is abusive practices, such as spamming the Digest or
>harassing members.
>In any case, we do encourage and print comments, both positive and
>negative, about retailers.  The careful buyer can go to Steve's search
>engine, look up all comments about a business, and make his or her own
>informed decision.
>Again, thanks for taking the time to comment!  Look for your letter in
>the next Digest (coming out within the week.)
>Smoke in peace,
>~\U Steve.

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From: Tony Casciato <??????????????????????>
Subject: [Pipes] Christmas Joy

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Steve,

I hope you found your Mark Tinsky Christmas pipe as great as I did mine.

My wife Lorraine gave me a Ural lattice finish, full bent (almost an Oom
Paul) meerschaum billiard pipe that she got by mail order from W.Curtis
Draper in Washington D.C.. So, between the meerschaum, my Tinsky Christmas
pipe, and some Balkan Sobranie 759 I had a very relaxed, contemplative
Christmas afternoon.

Just before christmas I called Craig Tarlar of Cornell & Diehl to get a
trial pack of his tobacco.  He was closed for the holidays but he took my
order for shipping after Christmas. We had a most enjoyable chat with him
assisting me in making selections.  He was playing with a Yorkie puppy and
having a grand time while we talked.  I had my three dogs laying on the
floor in front of me at the time so I felt like I was there with him.

I have been trying unsucessfully to locate a pipe club in the Tidewater,
Virginia area (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk).  So if anyone knows of
one please let me know.

My supply of wooden matches, bought over eight years ago, was almost
exhausted and I was having trouble finding plain old wooden matches.  Many
of the supermarkets no longer carry them but after much looking I found one
that still has matches.  I am back in business again.

Years ago I built a pipe rack onto the panelled wall of my den.  My pipe
collection has outgrown the fourteen pipe capacity of that rack and I'll
have to build another. I will probably make an enclosed rack this time. I
have five meerschaums and they are in their individual cases in a bureau
drawer.  I want to be able to display them but don't want them to collect
dust.  Since woodworking is another of my hobbies, I will eventually get
around to doing this.

        Tony Casciato            ??????????????????????
           Hang in there...   You can outlast them...

[I've enjoyed the Tinsky Christmas pipe very much, thanks! It's now in
my bag of "pipes needing cleaning."  By the way, Craig has Swan
Vestas.  An I also think you can buy wooden matches directly from
Diamond, in case lots. See the Guide. -S.]

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Charlottesville Smoke Shop

Dear Steve;

I was looking over past issues of the digest and saw a post (circa April '96)
from someone asking about pipe/smoke shops in the Charlottesville Virginia
area, to which this person was in the process of moving.  That's my home
ground, so I thought I'd pass along the strongest possible endorsement for my
regular smoke shop called Tobacconist & Gifts in Seminole Square Shopping
Center.  This is an 
old-style, family run business that stresses friendly and informative
service.  The owner is Jack Martinez, a great character and an extremely
knowledgeable tobacco afficionado...he even does pipe repairs and cleanings.
 He's also a former Marine, and an all around good guy.  Polly is usually
there, and she is well versed in tobacco culture, and is also a cigar
aficionada herself. Sometimes Polly's daughter Sandra is there to help to,
and she is very nice.  I drop in there every chance I get just to visit,
always to browse, and sometimes to gleefully purchase new "toys".

They sponsor annual smoker/gourmet-dinners, and they are currently setting up
a special smoker just for Ladies.  At the last smoker I sat at the same table
as former Secretary Of State Lawrence Egleberger (that was a thrill for me as
I love politics).

They have a fully stocked, large, walk-in humidor with a full range of cigars
for any taste and any budget.  And they can outfit you with any cigar related
item you need, from cutters to top of the line humidors.  They even have a
range of imported and specialty cigarettes.

They also have games, knives, knick-knacks, bill-folds and gift items galore.

And as for the pipe stuff...they carry everything!  Lighters by Colibri,
DuPont and Zippo. Jack blends over 55 Types of regular house-blends, and can
blend to order for you too.  The regularly carry many brands of pipes, both
merschaum and briar:  Aldo Velani, Alpha, Comoy, Fero, GBD, Peterson,
Savinelli, Stanwell, and others, special orders welcome.  You'll also find a
full selection of pipe furniture and humidors, pipe tools, and tobacco

I hope this info will help anyone travelling to Charlottesville, or looking
for a good mail order source. 

Here's the basic facts for the guide listing, hope it's formatted correctly:

Tobacconist & Gifts
214 Zan Rd.
Charlottesville, Va. 22905

(804) 973-9065  {special orders welcome}
Hours:  Mon. - Fri.  10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
            Sun.  12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  (E.S.T.)

Web Address:  http://www.skylinemall.com/tobacconist/

Description:  Pipes & Pipe tobaccos, cigars, imported cigarettes, gifts, and
                   accessories for all the above. 

[ Correctly enough! Thanks! -S. ]

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From: ??????????????
Subject: A New Haven!


A void has been filled!  Finally a tobacco shop with the touch that I have
read about in the digest has opened in Northwest Pennsylvania.  Walk in
humidor and a smoking lounge compliment the fine selection of cigars and pipe
tobacco.  While still a little light on the pipe aspect  it is a welcome
addition to an area that can only boast, and I use that term lightly, one
Mall smoke shop and several magazine/cigar shops.   A Mr. Paul Pessa runs the
establishment along with his wife and both are eager to please and show their
wares.  My first time in was a great experience with pleasant talk and a
knowledge of tobacco and free samples of pipe tobac to boot.  This is not a
fancy establishment, its located in an older home  in Millcreek Twp. a suburb
of Erie.  The floors are wooden and a fireplace graces the soon to be opened
smoking lounge.  Their grand opening will be in February and I for one hope
to attend.  I have asked Mr. Pessa if he would like to be included in the
digest and he consented.   The address is :

                              Top Five
                        3751 West 26th Street
                        Erie, PA  16505
                       Phone: 1-800-TOP FIVE
                        Fax: 814-838-7351


Pete Dion

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From: OKADA Shigeho <???????????????????????????>
Subject: [Q] Sinclair, Radford, Larsen & BBB tobaccos

Hello again, pipe smoking friends,

I have some questions on pipe tobacco blends that I currently have
in my "inventory."  I hope someone can provide me with info on their
identity and other miscellaneous stuff.

1) "Sinclairs [sic] Navy Flake": I've come to realize this tobacco's
   availability in Japan only recently.  It says on the tin as "Made
   in UK for John Sinclair Ltd, Basildon England" and "Matured Navy
   Blend", but that's all, from looking at the package (I haven't
   opened the air-tight tin yet).  I can't find this listed in the
   AITS Tobacco Index.  Does someone know about the company and
   possible other blends that they manufacture?

2) Thomas Radford's "Sunday's Fantasy": Tinned with a nice painting
   of a Victorian-ish gentleman smoking a long clay, this says on
   the tin as "Approved by Members of the Pipe Club of London /
   England".  This is strongly aromatic from various fruit extracts
   (apricot and even fig?).  I don't recommend this to English
   mixture smoking purists, but the aroma is "savoury" indeed and it
   smokes incredibly cool, perhaps due to its broad cuts.  The clerk
   at the shop where I bought a tin of this told me that this was in
   fact manufactured in Germany.  And I remember a few postings in
   the past from a member of the Pipe Club of London.  Could someone
   tell me anything about the Radford company, their relation to the
   Pipe Club of London, and anything relevant?

3) W. O. Larsen's "Selected Blends": In Tokyo, currently Nos.20 (VA
   based English, with Latakia as spice, one of my current
   favourites), 32, 50 and 80 (I haven't tried these three yet) are
   available.  I wonder how many are currently manufactured by/for
   Larsen.  What are the original prices like in their homeland?  We
   pay 1200 yen (roughly $11 US) for a 50g tin of each.

4) BBB tobaccos: I think this is the same brand famous for their
   quality pipes.  Currently three blends in round tins are
   available here, namely: "Scottish Mixture", "English Mixture" and
   "Oriental Mixture".  So far I have tried the last one, which
   smells like an aromatic but tastes real tobacco.  The description
   on the tin doesn't help; it says "Made in EEC" only.  Do members
   in the UK know that the BBB have tobacco blended for them?  Do
   they make any other blends?  I also heard these are, just like
   the Radford's, being made in Germany and are imported by the
   Japanese pipe manufacturer Tsuge, which suggests that both are of
   similar if not identical origin; are some of our subscribers in
   Germany aware of such a company's existence?

As you can see from above, we may be having a rather exotic
selection of pipe tobaccos over here in Japan (or it may be that I'm
choosing to smoke exotic staff), something (quite?) different from
your area.  I began experimenting with different blends (a natural
reflex from reading the PD :-)) last summer, and at the moment I'm
vigorously (well, as much as my limited budget permits me) trying to
smoke everything from mass production Aromatics to full English
mixtures to flaked Virginias (needless to say, not in a single bowl ;-).

Any input will be gratefully appreciated.

                         Shigeho Okada (???????????????????????????)
                         Tokyo, Japan

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From: "D. R. Lacey, M.D." <????????????????????????>
Subject: pipes digest entry

I've only been a digest subscriber for a couple months but I have yet 
to see mention of a great magazine which I came upon last month when I 
was sent a free sample from the publishing company.  It's called 
"Pipes and Tobaccos" and is geared to us in a similar fashion as 
"Cigar Aficianado" is to cigar smokers.  The magazine is high quality, 
not a newsletter, but a first rate mag with great articles, photos and 
advertisements.  I immediately ordered a three year subscription with 
a back order to the first edition from earlier this year.  Judging 
from the letters to the editor everyone else coming upon this mag is 
doing the same thing!  I have no vested interest other than seeing 
this magazine stick around for a long time. The address is:
               3000 Highwoods Blvd., Ste 300
               Raleigh, NC  27604-1029 USA

Anyone with even a passing interest in pipe smoking will be 
immediately captivated.  Even my non-smoking friends can't help but 
read it when they see it on my coffee table, wondering if I know 
something they don't (which of course I DO \u~!!).

[I second the thought. P&T is well worth the small amount it
costs. -S.]

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From: OKADA Shigeho <???????????????????????????>
Subject: A pipe smokers' meeting in Tokyo

A Very Happy New Year!  Steve and all,

It's my pleasure to report that thanks to the PD as the forum of
pipe smokers and other networking medium (well, e-mails), five of us
on-line pipe smokers living in Japan finally did manage to meet each
other on December 28th.  I'm sure the other two PD subscribing
participants, Andrew Drapp and Rob Anderson, to both of whom English
is their native tongue, can and probably will give better reports,
so I'll concentrate on where we visited.  I hope what follows will
give you a short virtual tour of the Tokyo pipe smoking scene.

The Kikusui, one of the better pipe specialty shops in Ginza, Tokyo,
was the assigned meeting place.  The shop is fairly well stocked
with Butz Choquin, Stanwell, Mastro de Paja and Poul (and not Pol as
I wrote in my Ohio Pipe Collectors write-up in the December '96
newsletter; thanks again for the correction, Jesper!) Hansen
freehands from Denmark.  Apparently they had just received a fresh
selection of several dozen Dunhills, and Mr. Yoshikawa, alumnus
friend of the most experienced pipe smoker among us, Mr. Namba, fell
victim to the ever attractively looking cool black beauty of a
certain Dunhill Shell, while waiting with me for the other
participants to join us.

When all five gathered up and were finished exploring the shop, we
moved to take a longish coffee break.  Then we visited the Tokyo
branch of Alfred Dunhill, where we admired (what else could we do if
we were to respect the price tags?) altogether 20 or 30 beautiful
Dunhill briars including one "Three Stars" straight grain as well as
two (smooth and shell) "Seven Days Sets."  The properly dressed
Dunhill clerks informed us that Nakamura Kichi'emon, one of the
leading Kabuki actors, is their pipe smoking customer.

Our third destination was the Kagaya, another pipe specialty shop in
Shinjuku, approximately 20 minutes by underground from Ginza.  This
shop is better stocked with a reasonable variety (about several
dozen blends) of pipe tobaccos including some Rattray's and Butera
Royal Vintage, as well as lighters, cigars (their recent addition)
and *very* expensive handmades by both Ivarssons, Micke, Chonowitch
and Anne Julie.  Finally, we ended up at a genuine British style pub
called Dubliner's (they claim to be Irish), where we enjoyed pint
after pint of Guinness ("on tap!"), a healthy supply of Fish &
Chips, and needless to say, bowls of pipe tobacco.

Throughout the afternoon and well into the evening, we talked and
exchanged info about pipes and tobacco and other miscellaneous
topics.  All in all it was a very pleasant and memorable

                           Shigeho Okada (???????????????????????????)
                           Tokyo, Japan

P.S.: I've been meaning to submit these, but here goes for our
Resource Guide:

Kikusui                            BC, Stanwell, Dunhill, and
Ginza 6-9-6, Chuou-ku,               limited edition house pipes
Tokyo, JAPAN                         made in France
Tel +1-3-3571-0010


Kagaya                             Good inventory of pipe tobaccos
Shinjuku 3-17-7, Shinjuku-ku,      Dunhill, Tsuge, Stanwell, and
Tokyo, JAPAN                         some Danish freehands
Tel +1-3-3352-3689

[Pipes and Tobaccos had an article on Tsuge recently, and I'm sure
that many readers living outside Japan are interested.  Thanks for the
addresses, and for the report! I'd be glad to publish a contact
address for your club, too, if it becomes permanent. -S.]

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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: Jobey pipe GIF wanted

http://www.jobey.com/jobey.htm is a page on Jobey and variants.
I need a gif picture of a Jobey pipe (Or pictures), and a history.
Can you help???

Jobey Jones

[We don't have one, but perhaps one of our members does? -S.]

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From: Steve Beaty <?????????????????????????>
Subject: posting to the list from the web

Steve and all,

        there is now a form to post to the pipes digest email list on the
www.pipes.org page.  it is at:


Steve Beaty                                                   ???????????????
Creator and maintainer:                                  http://www.pipes.org

[ Thanks, as always, Steve, for your tireless creating and
maintaining! -S. ]

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From: Steve Beaty <?????????????????????????>
Subject: letter from Marcus Matzick

Steve and all,

[i received this letter from our correspondent on Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Marcus Matzick that i thought i would pass along]

Dear Steve,

        [adminitrivia deleted...]  I have another small favor to ask.  Would
you be able to send me info on Edgeworth tobacco?  I have smoked it a few
times [and it has a] good flavor, but it seems to burn fast.  Also, I would
like info on what the difference is between the four Capt. Blacks?  Flavor,
smell, etc.  I also have a few questions -- do you recommend lighting pipes
with matches or a lighter?  I now use a Zippo pipe lighter.  And what is
your opinion on using run to clean a pipe with?  That is all for now; hope
you have a good x-mas and good smokes to come.

        In smoke,


P.S.  Could you give me info on any other pipesters here on PEI?

Steve Beaty                                                   ???????????????
Creator and maintainer:                                  http://www.pipes.org

[Did you mean using rum?  If so, I think that pure grain alcohol, like
Everclear, would leave less residue.  I use both matches and a
Savinelli Corona butane lighter, as the mood strikes, and have a
request in for one of Eeyore's Pipes Digest Zippos.  Not being a
fancier of Edgeworth's or Captain Black, I'll let others comment. -S.]

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  2. Subject: pipe tobacco humidor
  3. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996
  4. Subject: A simple humidor for pipe tobacco! (Less than $25.00)
  5. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996
  6. Subject: Re: "underage" pipe smoking
  7. Subject: Guide Updates & Ramblings
  8. Subject: Beer
  9. Subject: For the digest...
  10. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996; Anthony Amorteguy's ,
  11. Subject: Re: Re Pipe Digest Quirie.
  12. Subject: Looking for used pipes.
  13. Subject: Portland, Maine tobacco shops
  14. Subject: Club in Seattle
  15. Subject: comment from pipes page
  16. Subject: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996
  17. Subject: Dominican
  18. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996
  19. Subject: Season's Greetings
  20. Subject: Update on Pipe Club
  21. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #229 -- December 20, 1996
  22. Subject: QUESTION FROM PD #229
  23. Subject: PD#229 question
  24. Subject: Pipe Furniture
  25. Subject: Fledgeling Websight
  26. Subject: Violation of Pipes Digest spam policy
  27. Subject: Violation of Pipes Digest Spam Policy by Davidus Cigars
  28. Subject: Peter Heinrich's
  29. Subject: Re: Peter Heinrich's
  30. Subject: [Pipes] Christmas Joy
  31. Subject: Charlottesville Smoke Shop
  32. Subject: A New Haven!
  33. Subject: [Q] Sinclair, Radford, Larsen & BBB tobaccos
  34. Subject: pipes digest entry
  35. Subject: A pipe smokers' meeting in Tokyo
  36. Subject: Jobey pipe GIF wanted
  37. Subject: posting to the list from the web
  38. Subject: letter from Marcus Matzick
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