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Subject: Pipes Digest #231 -- January 31, 1997

		Pipes Digest #231 -- January 31, 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: 2724

Welcome to new members:

	Andy Porter
	Thomas Ramage
	Eugene Zink
	Renard A DellaFave
	William Markiewicz
	Walter Evans
	Roy Burnham
	L. Michael Fauscette
	Dave Sweet
	Robert Berner
	Matthew C. Birch
	Blair L. Bendler
	Jim Waggoner
	Lawrence Scott Pupkin
	Scott J. Hausler
	Mark Economou
	Dickson Toy
	Joseph Baima
	Glenn Hudspeth
	Eric Troken
	Jared C. Lovell
	Adam Reed
	Monty Townsend
	William Howard
	Clay Carter
	Jeffrey D. Reifman
	Marty Wynne
	Cody S. Alderson
	Mark K. Oldstrom
	Fredrik Ek
	Luiz Felipe Peixoto
	Marvin Ellis
	Ted Jensen
	Ken Cummings
	Fabrizio Cassoni
	Robert Beall
	John Peter
	G D Soladar
	Don Godwin
	Richard Edmonds
	Howard A. Cohodas
	Jack Fox
	Jason Huett
	Jason Killen
	Shawn Herlihy
	Julian Lin
	Scotty Fitzgerald
	Dean A Smith
	Jeffrey D. Smith
	Eugene Fucetola
	Fred Grande
	Chuck Mckinney
	Captain David Ghostley
	Al Kato
	Dominic P. Uliano
	Ian Wilson
	Brian L. Hosking
	Tim Hogan
	Andrew J. Crowbridge
	Lance Eckhart
	Demetrio Arencibia
	Yusuke Okabayashi
	Leroy Keiler
	Craig Christensen
	Paul Seigle
	Michael Glukler
	Mark Adkins
	Miles Goodman
	Luiz Felipe S. Peixoto
	Britt Dougherty
	M Harris
	Jeff Manjarrez
	Adriaan Roeleveld
	Dan Elsila
	Gary R. Bond
	Mark Shewman
	Jack Iseminger
	Richard French
	Mike Springer Esq.
	William H. Eagar Jr.
	Carlos Urtasun Estanga
	Arthur Katz
	Patrick A. Cudney
	Ton Plagge
	Michael George
	Doug Allen
	Joseph Dymit
	Terry T. Pascher
	Stephan B. Floro
	David Gilchrist
	James L. Mitchell
	Giancarlo Blasi
	Ben Stephens
	William Morgan
	Allan D. Childers
	David B Campbell
	Ed Pulsifer
	Herb Dershowitz
	James B. Mattzela
	Barney Kleist
	Ron Blackner
	Dan Butler
	Charles Naden
	Doug Whitney
	Mark Murphy
	Frank Meineke
	Robert Baker
	Jim Askins
	Haim Mahlev
	Reuven Bell
	Leonard Cooley

I think we've got a _really_ good issue in store, folks! An unusual
amount of cigar-related submissions this time, and of course plenty on
pipes, too!  So join us now, as we open up the old ammo box, fill a
pre-WWI German porcelain pipe with our favorite AN/UYK blend, and pour
a pint of winter ale...

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		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: Steve Beaty <?????????????????????>
Subject: two news items...

Steve and all,

	two quick things:

	1) i've added a pipe events calendar to the web page, you can
	   find it at:


	2) the www.pipes.org pages were selected by NetGuide
	   (http://www.NetGuide.com/) to be one of their "Gold" sites.

	live well,

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

[ On 1, thanks, and it'll be much appreciated and used, I'm sure!
Please send Steve notices of upcoming events.  On 2, well done! -S. ]

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From: Amanda Bouchard <???????????????????????>
Subject: intimidating job

Halloo fellow pipe smokers.

I've been a subscriber to PD for some time now, but have never submitted.
The reason I write is because I am an 18 year old female pipe smoker (which
is odd, but in Alberta, it's legal) that has recently been asked to work on
Sundays in my fave pipe/cigar bar, Burlington's. Now this is no problem for
me, but I suspect some controversy and discomfort will arise because of my
age, gender and some of the "the boys' club is exclusive" guys that will
come in. If anyone can give me any advice on how I should aproach this
subject, or any tricks and words of wisedom for working in a tobacconists,
it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Amanda Bouchard

[ I've sent a reply, to the tune of "have some fun and ham it up!"
Any others? -S. ] 

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From: SANDRA WHITE <"????????????????????"@pitalaska.net>
Subject: Wholesale vender and product information

I am located in Ketchikan, Alaska, which in Southeast Alaska,
approximately 679 miles north of Seattle, Washington and 235 mile south
of Juneau, Alaska.  I am looking at the possibility of opening a tobacco
and gift shop, which would service the local and surrounding communities
and also the tourist trade.  The tourist trade is the largest industry
in Ketchikan, with approximately 500,000 people coming through our town
during the months of May and September.  We also have tourist by way of
airlines and the Alaska Marine Highway,(State Ferry System).

What I need is contacts to wholesale venders of blended tobaccos, pipes,
cigars, and accessories, plus gifts and novelties.

If this is an area that you may be able to help with, I would greatly
appreciate any help you may be able to give me.  I feel the distance
between us eliminates any competition.

You may reach me at my home address, listed below or through the Email.

Thank you for your time and help.


Sandra White
White Enterprises
12398 Cloudberry Lane
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-1768

[ Good luck, Sandra, and please keep us posted! -S. ]

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From: "John P. Giunta" <????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997

Hello Fellow Smokers,

An article of interest to us all appeared in the New York Times 
Medical Science Section on Tuesday, January 14, 1997 entitled, 
"Researchers Investigate (Horrors!) Nicotine's Potential Benefits".

The general theme of the article is that nicotine *may* be beneficial 
in the treatment or prevention of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's 

Of course, funding for any research in this direction will be very 
difficult or impossible to get, but it is interesting to see that the 
more we learn, NOTHING in moderation is completely beneficial 
or completely harmful.

Best to all,


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From: "John P. Giunta" <????????????????????>
Subject: Daily Report from ACADEME TODAY

Hello Steve,

This digest continues to be one of my favorite cyberhaunts.  Please 
keep up the great work.

I have a section of an electronic bulletin that will be of interest 
to cigar smokers and by osmosis, to pipe smokers as well.

Best to all,
John Giunta
------- Forwarded Message Follows -------

Academe Today's DAILY REPORT
for subscribers of The Chronicle of Higher Education


A glance at the winter issue of "Cigar Aficionado":
Smoking academics

Smoking has been officially banished from most college campuses. 
Nonetheless, many academics consider the ivory tower the perfect 
milieu for a good stogy, writes Gene Crume, director of alumni 
affairs at Western Kentucky University. "To a cigar smoker, 
culture means the environment in which one savors a good smoke," 
he writes. "To those on college campuses, culture means 
intellectual discovery, inspirational research, and enriching 
philosophy. In other words, the ability to reflect, ponder, and 
gain insight. What better environment to smoke a cigar." Mr. 
Crume explores that idea with philosophers, anthropologists, and 
even development officers. He quotes academics who wax poetic 
about the fraternal bonding a good smoke can inspire -- the way 
they feel more in tune with a colleague who can appreciate a 
good Davidoff than they do with a professor who simply shares 
their discipline. But others are skeptical about making that 
much of a good smoke. Cigar smoking "is something I like to do 
if I'm doing paperwork, reading, or writing," the Rev. Theodore 
M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, 
told the writer. "I don't get metaphysical about it." (The 
magazine may be found at your library or newsstand.)

You may visit Academe Today as follows:

   * via the World-Wide Web, at http://chronicle.com
   * via telnet at chronicle.com

For information, send a message to ????????????????????????
Copyright (c) 1997 The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.

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

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

To talk in public, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to 
inquire and to answer inquiries, that is the business of a scholar.

                                   -- Samuel Johnson

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From: Chuck Seyboldt <???????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe Shops in Portland, Maine


	I saw your request for information in the pipes digest, issue
#230, and thought it would be helpful to you if I emailed you right off
rather than have you wait for the next digest.

	I live near Portland, but buy most of my smoking materials via
mail order.  There are, however, at least two, and maybe four places that
you may want to look into.

The Calabash -- in South Portland, near the Airport.  In the same complex
that STAPLES is in, Jetport Mall or something like that.  Good selection
of cigars, fair selection of pipe tobacco, fair to inconsequential
selection of pipes.  Also brews some good coffee on site.

Leaf and Bean -- In North Windham, in the same shopping complex that
houses the North Windham Post Office.  Good selection of cigars, fair to
inconsequential selection of pipes and pipe tobacco.  Also brews good

Both of the above welcome smokers in the shop and are friendly places to
hang out.  I have spent more time in Leaf and Bean because it is close to
my living quarters. 

Joe's Smoke Shop -- On Congress Street, I don't know the address and
haven't been there in awhile, but this is a smoke/newsstand sort of place.
Good selection of cigars, I don't know what they have for pipes and
related materials.

Seaport Tobacco -- In the Old Port section of Portland, Seaport is a place
that is also "newsstandy", like Joe's, but has a small humidor with
cigars.  Not a great selction the last time I was in, but they do carry
some quality cigars.  I can't recall ever looking for pipes or pipe
tobacco there.

Chuck Seyboldt             |    Here come those Santa Anna winds again
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From: ??????????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997

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

You're going to be VERY disappointed.  Most of the cigar factories in
the DR are in the free trade zone, which means they are intended for
EXPORT.  If you can convince them to give you a factory tour, you
*might* be able to score something, but don't plan on it.....

The Fuji Cigar Page at http://fujipub.com/cigar

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Announcing the formation of the Lima Cigar Society. Meetings every tuesday
nite at Tudors restraunt on Elida Rd(accross from the Mall) in Lima, Ohio.
Pipe smokers welcome; I often bring my pipe. Smoke Out '97 will be held at
Tudors on thursday, Jan 16th. The cost of $75 will include a selection of
fine cigars, a chance to partake of some choice wines and spirits, and a
gourmet dinner.
 Marty Dodrill
 St. Marys, OH

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From: Mike Detter (?????????????????????)
Subject: Cigar Connoisseur Radio Network

[ Clipped from alt.smokers.cigars. -S. ]

> I'm wondering if anyone out there would post the location of some of the
> stations that carry Smoke This.I'm looking for a 50,00 watt station that
> perhaps can be picked up in Cleveland.I need the numbers,not the call
> letters.The broadcast time/day would also help.Thanks in advance.
>              Mike Stanley
                  Mike Detter
Thank you for holding your breath while I smoke.
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From: "Miles I. Ino" <????????????>
Subject: Humidifiers

First of all my personal thanks to you for doing such a great job with
PD. I look forward to each month's issue and read it top to bottom.

I've noticed some activity recently with regards to humidifiers and
thought I would add my own experiences for what it's worth. Oasis foam
is a nice medium for the H2O/PG solution provided that you use the
proper oasis foam, which is the 'wet' type and not the 'dry' type, the
latter being used for dry arrangements. However, I think people ought to
know that there are some oasis type foams being sold which contain
chemical additives that are designed to prolong the life of fresh floral
arrangements. These chemicals are carcinogenic (according to the package
disclaimer) and impart a chemical taste and smell to the tobacco. I
ruined a box of cigars due to my oversight and I hope this will prevent
a problem for others in the future. Oasis is fine for stationary
humidifiers but I have a problem with their use in travel humidors. I'm
sure everyone knows that the oasis needs to be cut a little smaller than
the container in which it is placed to allow for a larger surface area
to come into contact with the air in the humidor. Well, it seems that
the oasis foam tends to crumble somewhat when it rattles around in a
travel humidor and this eventually ends up in the tobacco. I've tried
using other sponges to lesser degrees of success until I ran across a
new sponge in a drug store. The package had no description of its
composition but it appears to be some sort of high density polyurethane
foam. On the front of the package are the words "Super Clean Suction
Block" and "The King of Suction Blocks." It is about 2.25 x 4.5 x 1.25"
in dimension and is yellow in color. I detected no smell or taste (I
know, it sounds yucky but someone's got to do the dirty work) in the
foam. After a rinse in distilled water and a short drying time, I filled
it with H2O/PG solution and placed it in a humidor to stabilize. I
noticed that after a day it stabilized. Oasis foam tends to stabilize
after 2-3 days in a humidor. "Super Clean" will hold an good amount of
H2O/PG solution. So far after a month of use I have not detected any
taste or smell from the unit or in the tobacco and it has held a proper
70 percent at 70 degrees humidity in my humidor. The only draw backs
have been it's price (about $2 per block) and it's difficulty to cut
with an Exacto knife. I hope this helps.
Keep up the good work.

[ News worth knowing, Miles. Thanks! -S. ]

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From: "John A. Landry" <???????????????????>
Subject: Re: Ammo Can Humidors

> From: Ted Wagner - WSS <????????????????????????????????>

> 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?

> [ 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. ] 

I've bought many surplus 50mm U.S. Army ammo cans for storage in the 
basement, and I can assure you that you DO NOT want to use one as a 
humidor... especially newly manufactured ones.  To be sure, when in good 
shape they are absolutely air tight.

The thick paint the manufacturers use will continue to give off a strong odor 
for many years inside the closed container.  Everything and anything placed 
inside will be prone to absorbing this odor.  Placing your tobacco in 
zip lock bags will not help much.  Polyethylene plastic used to make common 
plastic bags is gas permeable to an extent, so the paint smell WILL find it's 
way in rather quickly.

On the other hand, you might like the OD paint smell and flavor in your 
tobacco!  One might be able to invent a new line of MIL-SPEC pipe tobaccos 
and cigars. 

Best regards,

???????????????????              |                WARNING!
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[ MIL-SPEC, huh? Along the lines of MREs, we'll have "Cigars, Ready to
Smoke."  You can drop 'em out of a transport plane from 10,000 feet.
And they'll taste like they were fresh last century.  Just the thing
for the ASC Militia!  Oh, wait, they already have them -- they're
called Onyx. :) -S. ]

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From: Regan Warner <??????????????????>
Subject: Ammo Box as a Humidor

On perusing the digest (#230) there was mention by someone who would
like to use an ammo box as a tobacco humidor....which immediately
conjures up a Canadianism: WWT (Whoa, Whoa, Tabernac for the
acronymically challenged).  You see , the purpose of the ammo box is
three fold, with one being to keep the ammo clean (the ammo itself is
still placed in a cardboard box within the box), two being to keep the
ammo dry and three being to preserve the ammo as the constituent
components will degrade with time.  Now, the volleying of lead down
range has never been environmentally sound (not even personally sound
if you are in fact the intended subject of said volley) and neither
are the storeage methods.  Only after they ran out of manufacturers to
provide them with PCB's did the major armament companies stop using
these to prolong the life and keep the ammo dry, and you'll never
guess when they ran out ..... 1990 'ish.  So there's a good chance
that if you acquire an exhorbiantly priced ammo box due to its cache
and rugged good looks, the innards will still be coated with a fine
coating of chemicals you would prefer not to injest, whether in a
solid or gaseous form.  Just ask anyone who has placed food in an ammo
box whether it tastes all right after, and the response will
inevitably be 'no'.  Use the Mason(tm) Jars, not quite as funky, but
much better for you.


Regan I Warner
Product Verification Manager
ISOTRO Internet Naming and Addressing
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vox: +1.613.722.1921 fax: +1.613.722.1997
geog:  75M-041'25" W 45M-025'10" N
"...and following the path of least resistance makes the river crooked"
Utah Phillips

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

>>[ 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. 

JR sells these on occasion with 101 Belinda in them.  I picked one up
about two years ago for 30 bucks (ahhh, for a $20 box of Double
Chateaus......)  Haven't had any problem with it, but Lew told me they
basically ran them through an industrial washer about a zillion times
and then they lined them with spanish cedar.  I've picked up a couple
other ammo boxes at the local base and I'm not entirely convinced I'd
want to try it myself :-)

The Fuji Cigar Page at http://fujipub.com/cigar

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From: ????????????????????? (Brian Y. Scott)
Subject: Ammo-Box Humidors


    I saw a couple of questions in the last PD regarding converted ammo 
boxes as humidors.  I built one of these, and it works pretty well.

    My office cigar humidor is a 7.62 (.30 cal) ammo can.  It came from 
a local surplus store and was in pretty good shape when I got it -- no 
apparent rust or oil.  I washed it out a couple of times with a mixture 
of bleach and mild soap, to kill anything growing in there, then let it 
air out for a few days.

    Then I glued in a liner of 1/4" Spanish Cedar on the bottom and 
sides, and also glued a Spanish Cedar panel to the inside of the lid.  
I added a Credo Rondo humidifier, and that was that.  Total cost was 
maybe 30 - 35 bucks.

    In my office, it works very well.  The ambient humidity there is 
about 30%, but the humidor maintains a constant 70 - 72%.  Because it's 
a sealed box, and doesn't breathe, it needs to be opened regularly.  
This hasn't presented a hardship thus far <g>.

    Maximum capacity of my AmmoDor is about 45 Rothschild-sized cigars, 
or maybe 20 - 25 Double Coronas.  I've been using it for several months 
now, and haven't noticed any untoward odors.  My cigars have stayed in 
great shape.

    On a different note, I just wanted to express my conditional thanks 
for the Pipe Digest -- I really look forward to its appearance in my 
inbox.  Why the "conditional thanks?"  Because you guys have got me 
smoking my pipes again, after a 10-year stint as a cigar-only smoker.  
Thus far, I've been keeping it simple -- Erinmore Mixture in a 
20-year-old Ben Wade bent.  But I know where this is headed -- tobacco 
experimentation, several new pipes, several old pipes, etc.

    BTW, anybody got some plans for a simple homemade pipe rack?  I 
think I'm gonna need another one soon (*sigh*).


[ See the next couple of messages for more on pipe racks, Brian! -S. ]

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From: "John P. Giunta" <????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997

Dear Steve and fellow Pipers,

I wish to offer some thoughts reflecting on Mr. Robert Davis' request 
for thoughts on pipe furniture.

I have a relatively modest collection of 18 or so pipes, about 6 of 
which I smoke with any regularity.  But I like for them all to be 

All of my pipes are bents, and I tend to choose bowls that are very 
different from each other.  This makes my choice of pipe stands 
almost impossible, for the pipe stands made for the average pipe 
smoker will always have the "dishes" for supporting the bowl of 
the pipe made with the same contour.  Some of my pipes flop over 
or lean to the side in my ready-made rack, making an untidy 
appearance for this ex-soldier.  If there were one need I had, it 
would be for the "dish" that holds the bowl to be DEEPER than is 
commonly cut in the ready-made racks.

Further, some of my pipes have stems that are of different lengths, so
I need for some places in the stand to have a slot in the stem holder
so that I can "lean" a tall pipe into its place, instead of having a
ring where I first have to lower the pipe, THEN insert the bit, THEN
lift the pipe to push the bowl back into its dish.  Tall pipes can't
be lowered very far if the rack is on a table.  Further, some pipes
have thicker shanks than the average pipe rack can accommodate, making
the average hole unusable for some pipes.  Calabash?  Forget it.  It
will have to stand alone on its own rack.

Another thought is in the form of a question:  How far would you like 
for the pipe to drop if you fumble it while replacing it into the 
rack?  On the table, that distance is short.  A wall-hanging pipe 
rack is a risk, but is the way to go if you have churchwardens or 
other longer-than-average-stemmed pipes and you are using a 
ready-made pipe rack.

My conclusion: Have a rack custom made, conferring in person with the
maker and having your pipes there in the shop.  Take measurements,
deciding the order in which you smoke the pipes, the symmetry of the
appearance when the pipes are in place, whether or not you will need
padding in the "dish" for meerchaums, the need for slots rather than
holes --gosh, that's a lot of planning, but for some people,
collecting is a hobby of constant reassessment.

A final note: Steve, you do a thoughtful and efficient job with this
Digest.  You are doing a fine service for all of us on the list.
Please keep it up!!

Many thanks and best wishes to all,

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

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

To talk in public, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to 
inquire and to answer inquiries, that is the business of a scholar.

                                   -- Samuel Johnson

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From: "????????????????????" <???????????????????>
Subject: wanted: antique pipe rack

I am looking for an antique pipe rack with the following features:
* New when bought, around 1915 (+/- 3 years?) probably from 
a catalog, owner resided in North Dakota, U.S.  Possibly not a 
mass-produced item.
* About 8 inches wide
* Made of wood with 5 or 6 (?) wooden pegs sticking out to 
create holes for pipes to fall through.  This made it seem for 
many years to be a 'tie rack'.
*Poem etched/written into face of rack:
"Oft in the evening twilight
It brings back memories fond
I try to read the smoke wreaths
And think of friendships bond...
My pipe and I."
*Next to poem is a picture (etching/carving/painting?) 
of a man by a fireplace with his pipe, resting in a chair 
with a dog at his feet.  According to the once owner, "he had a 
look on his face that implied he didn't have a care in the world."

If you discover the whereabouts of this pipe rack, more info. 
on it, or know how I can be more successful in my search, 
please contact me ASAP.  The once-owner is aging quickly, 
and he says that he will die happy if he can find it.  
It is very sentimental!

Chris Cowen
612-362-2822 (w)
612-823-2387 (h)
612-439-0391 (fax)
e-mail: ?????????????????
DO NOT hit REPLY TO reply to THIS MESSAGE (send to e-mail address above)


[ Folks must have more pipes, because there sure is a lot of interest
in racks this issue! -S. ]

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From: "Don S. Johnson" <???????????????????????>
Subject: Source Sought

Hi Steve

Admire your stamina and dedication for the Digest. Consistently good work and 
it _is_ obviously a lot of work.

Perhaps one of the readers can help me. I've been searching in vain for a car 
dashboard pipe holder. They used to be available with either a suction cup or 
magnet on the bottom to hold it to the dash. Can't find one anywhere at 
either local tobacconists or major mail-order places e.g. JR, Reis, Thompson. 
Appreciate any/all leads or perhaps a reader has an extra one they'd be 
willing to sell.


 Don S. Johnson
 The Online "How-To" Guide of Computer Graphics and Desktop Video

[ I believe the Gatlin-Burlier store, which is linked to Steve's web
page, might have something like that. -S. ]

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

What a fantastic sight! I believe that even if one was not
a pipe or cigar smoker, your page would still be bookmarked.
May I ask a question? I've been looking for "221B Baker 
Street" tobacco for some years now, and have been unsuccess-
full. I used to get it a while back, and I truly enjoyed it.
Do you know if it is still available?
Thank you for your time,
Dominic Servello

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From: ???????????? (mike kaualoku) (by way of Steve Beaty <????????????>)
Subject: Humidifiers,Hygrometers

Am interested in obtaining a list of manufacturers or manufacturers reps.
for these products.  Currently build custom humidors but am finding cost
for these items through area suppliers to be cost prohibitive.  Any
information you have pertaining to these or related items would be

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

>>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?

An email message to ??????????????????? will go to all of the members
of Seattle Smokers that have email.  Anyway, here's my short list....

FX McRory's (by the kingdome)
The Lobby of the Four Seasons.
Rock Bottom (on fifth, by the Four Seasons)
Il Bistro (in Pike's Market on Post Alley)
El Gaucho (on first -- seperate smoking room)
2218 (2218 first -- only after 10PM)

In the summer, Westlake Park is nice.


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From: Mark Lathem <?????????????????>
Subject: Re: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. ]

I speak from experience (I was at Ft Hood from '93-96) when I say there is
no clubs/associations in the immediate vicinity of Killeen/Ft Hood, Texas.

There has been some traffic very recently, however, on alt.smokers.pipes by
individuals who are trying to form a club in Austin; perhaps a post to the
group might provide a lead.

Mark Lathem      

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Request To Be Taken Off Pipes Digest Distribution List

Dear Steve and the Gang

Thanks very much for placing me on the distribution list for Pipes Digest.

As I will be leaving my present place of employment on Wednesday 15 January
1996, I will no longer have access to the internet and so it is with much
regret that I ask you to take me off the subscription list.

I have enjoyed the quality of the articles submitted, the banter, the advice
and tips but above all the comaraderie that has been and continues to be
created among we pipe smokers.

I wish you and all members of the Pipes Digest continued success and as soon
as I have access once again to the internet I will be asking to be placed on
the subscription list again.

Until then, to all of you it is my wish that your pipes smoke cool and dry
and may the cloud of pipe smoke above you always have a silver lining.

Smoke peace and bliss.

Yours faithfully

Kevin Ferguson

[ We'll look forward to your return, Kevin! -S. ]

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From: James Dunne <????????????????>
Subject: SPAM

[ Original posting of letter to David Castro from PD #230 deleted. -S. ]

Steve - 

Not that you need further evidence, but in reference to the above
incident, you should know that I also received the pitch from
Mr. Castro, and coincidently, had a note in PD#229, which was
definitely released BEFORE Mr. Castro's note.  It sure ain't no crime,
but he gets a definite 'guilty as charged' from me.

Just thought you'd like to know.

						   Jim Dunne

P.S.  Oh, and BTW, for what it's worth, I think you're following exactly the
      right track with these guys.  I seem to be averaging about 1 junk mail
      for every legitimate email message I get.  Maybe if we stomp on 'em now,
      they'll get the hint before it gets out of control.  (Wishful thinking,
      I know, but you're still doing the right thing.)  JTD

*"The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the    |  James T. Dunne, CCP, CNA  *
* philosopher, and shuts up the mouths of the   |  Troy, MI                  *
* foolish; it generates a style of conversation |  ????????????????          *
* contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent and     |                            * 
* unaffected." - William Makepeace Thackeray    |  ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U ~\U   *
* "We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves  *
*  planting flags, murderers carrying crosses.  Let us at last praise the    *
*  colonizers of dreams."   -  Peter S. Beagle                               *

[ Unfortunately, the problem hasn't gone away, either.  See next. -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: Violation of Pipes Digest Spam Policy by Omega One Enterprises

Dr. Terpenning:

It has come to our attention that you have sent unsolicited commercial
email (subject: "A new presence on the Internet.") 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;
- Rescinding your privilege of linking to our Web site;
- Publishing this letter in the Pipes Digest;
- Publishing this letter in alt.smokers.pipes.


		Stephen P. Masticola
		Moderator, Internet Pipes Digest

[ Roughly the same circumstances as the Davidus UCE. Sent to hundreds
of people, without their asking for it, and beginning with the
ludicrous sentence, "Please don't think this is a spam..." -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????? (Burt R Wolder)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997

Dear Steve,

Thanks for the outstanding issue of PD!

I can't tell you what a treat this is.  I had been a long-time fan of
Craven Mixture, and to stumble across PD on the Internet, search the
database for Craven, find Craig Tarler, make the connection... well,
it just shows you that this technology can occasionally be extremely

Kudos to you for a reasoned and useful approach to managing Internet 
communications, and to providing a real service to the pipesmoking global 
fraternity.  The latest PD is a pleasure to read.

--Burt Wolder

[ Always glad to be of service, Burt! -S. ]

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From: Jim Van Cleave <??????????????>
Subject: Re: Beer

?????????????????? asked:
<<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

Well, according to the book _Real Beer and Good Eats_, a winter ale is
described as "amber to dark, often spiced."  Winter lager is described much
the same way.  So, it seems that a Winter Ale is probably going to be a bit
darker than the usual brew, and likely spiced with something.

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: Re: beers and winter ales  and Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997

Here's an empirical description of these interesting beverages as I have
found them over here in the u.k.
They tend to be sweet, if not a bit heavy in taste and feel.
Some of them are too sweet, giving the impression that they are beer
mixed with a sweet wine.
But, the better ones have a hoppier/maltier character, and don't come
over obnoxiously sweet. Typically, the alcohol content is higher than
your typical lagers. Course, we come to the pragmatic differences
between beer and lager. If I have this right, beers are fermented at or
near room temperature, whilst lagers are processed cold. But, I have
seen beers that taste like lagers, and the reverse. I don't know what
these winter ales are, but I think that they are probably, or aught to
be classed as beers. The net result is a hearty brew which if not too
sweet gives real pleasure, and goes well with a good tobacco. This is
just one user's opinion, and probably wrong in the first place. (g>)
I haven't tried the S.A. stuff over here as it's rather hard to find.

Henry Brugsch
Editor ofPiano Tuner's quarterly
Net-Tamer V 1.08 - Registered

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From: Kenneth Gruneisen <????????????????????>
Subject: pipes...

Some of my friends suggested that I notify you, as I have posted some news
on the internet that uses some literary works of which I didn't know the
source of.  Apparently you are a pipe expert, and many people these days
are starting to smoke from a pipe.  I don't understand the current trend
for cigars either, but I have to figure "to each his own" is only fair way
to play.

The page in question is at this URL

Your email address is listed, and if you see this as a problem, I'll have
some of our HTML crew try to make whatever appropriate changes they should
at your request. 

Best regards,


[ No problem, and nice page! -S. ]

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From: "GREG RANDOLPH" <?????????????????>
Subject: condor

Hello Steve;
	I was wondering if anyone who gets the digest could tell me
where I could get my hands on some Condor pipe tobacco close to where
I live.  I live in the Lexington Kentucky area

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From: Alexander Westphal <???????????????????>
Subject: German Porcelain Pipe Translation Attempt

hi steve. 

i just read the message that is printed on the pipe. wondering about the
number of names that are supposedly mentioned on the pipe. 66 sound quite
a lot! if that number holds true, it will be the complete troop (or
regiment). my friend and i will give it a shot and try to translate the
text on the pipe - - - instead of studying "accounting for intercompany
transactions" (yuk!).

[ Original message deleted. -S. ]

first of all, here is how the original german text ran - at least how we
think it ran. congratulations to anthony for the deciphering work he did
considering the fact that the text on the pipe is probably set in letters
that are outdated since the late thirties!!! even young people here in
germany would have problems with this text...
the text on the back actually states the name of the original owner and
the troop he belonged to. the other text is actually a poem. 
here we go (not abbreviated!):


"Zum Andenken an meine Dienstreise
bei der 4. Kompanie 2. Oberrhein(isches)
Infanterieregiment Zabern
1901 / 1903"
"In Reminder of my (official) visit
to the 4th Kompanie 2nd Infantry-Regiement of upper Rhenania
at Zabern 
1901 / 1903"
this translation is a first guess only. we are positive about the
occasion on which this pipe was presented: the owner officially visited
some troop at the troop's base in south-western Germany. Zabern actually
is a small town in what's now called Baden-Wuertemberg (or so we think!).

"Reserve General Biemons:
Wer nie sein Brot mit Traenen ass, 
Wer nie bei Vater Philipp sass,
Wer keine Nacht ist durchgebrannt, 
wird auch nicht Reservist genannt.

Halt! Wer da?
Die Reservisten der 4. Companie Linddo
Praesentiert das Gewehr!"
"To the General in Reserve (Inactive General):
Who never ate his bread without breaking into tears,
Who never sat with (or: confessed to) Father Philipp,
Who never deserted for a night,
Will not be called a Reservist.

Don't move! Who's there?
The reservists of the 4th Kompanie Linddo
present your guns!"

unfortunately, we could not think of a suitable translation of the word
"Linddo" which we think could be a town (maybe Lindau; also a place in
south-west Germany). we look forward to seeing the original pipe on the
web page. then, it will be easier to come up with a translation.

if we can be of any further help, let us know. i will look around here in
my small college town if i can find some old man who would know about the
troop description (it /$&"$"$)/*-old; it's pre-WWI!).

smoke in peace, 

alex & holger.

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From: Patrick Chrisnach [address deleted at Patrick's request]
Subject: German text on 1903 bowl.

[Note: Steve, please erase my e-mail adress if you publish the following
text ! Thanks ! And thanks for the great job you do ! It's always a
pleasure to smoke a special bowl when reading your digest.]

Hi , 

Hereafter you find a modern German version and a translation of the text
Anthony Amorteguy found on an old German bowl (see PD 230).

As the German character set has several special characters and as these
characters don't get through Internet you can never read my version of the
text in correct German.

>>Fram Andenk. a/m. Dienstr.
[Fram??] souvenir [a/m ??] official jouney [perhaps]

>>.d. 4. Comp. 2 Oberrhn.
{d. ??] 4th Company 2nd Oberrhein [perhaps " Oberrhein "which is the
superior part of the most famous German river, the Rhein]

>>Inf. Reg. No. 99 Zabern (Labern?)
Infantry Regiment Number 99 Zabern [=a town, a region ?? BTW: " Labern "
means " speaking nosense ", but may also be the name of a town]

[Guess !]

>>"Res. Getr. Biemons.
Res. Gefr. Biemons
Reservist private first class Biemons [=his name ?]

>>Wernie sein Brod mit Thranen a(letters missing)
Wer nie seine Braut mit Tranen sah
Who never saw his fiancee in tears

>>Wernie bei Valer Philippsafs,
Wer nie bei Vater Philipp sass, [the " ss " of " sass " has to be a special
German character, which is in fact a handwritten Greek beta, and is called
a " sharp s "]
Who never sit in Father Philipp's [Inn]

>>Werkeine Nachtist durchgebrant
Wer keine Nacht ist durchgebrannt
Who never run away [elope] by night

>>Wirdauch nicht Reservistgena(letter missing)t
Wird auch nicht Reservist genannt
Will not be called a reservist

>>Halt Werda!
Halt, wer da !
Stop, who there !

>>Die Refervisten der 4 Comp.Linddo,
Die Reservisten der 4. Kompanie Linddo,
The reservists of the 4th Linddo Company

>>Achtung prasentirts Gewehr"
Achtung, prasentiert Gewehr [the "a" of "prasentiert" has to be an "a"
with two points on it and is spoken like the "a" in "take"]] 
Attention, present arms

Patrick Chrisnach, Luxembourg, Europe
Keep cool, but don't freeze

[ I think the consensus is that Biemons was a private, not a general.
Unfortunately, that makes him (or more to the point, his heirs) _much_
harder to find. -S. ] 

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From: Frank Glenewinkel <????????????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: PD 230 request by Anthony Amorteguy

From: Anthony Amorteguy <???????????>

Hello Steve,
after enjoying PD for about a year this is my first posting to the 
As I never sent anything to a moderated group before I am not sure if 
I am right in my guess that postings should be sent to the 
moderator's adress and not to ????????????????

[ Administrativa deleted. ??????????????? is fine. -S. ]

But now for the main reason of this posting:
(I will sent a copy of this part to Anthony Amorteguy too.
So please feel free to delete the message in whole or in part if you 
think that it is not of general interest.)

The regimental pipe owned by Anthony Amorteguy seems to be a 
farewell-present to a Reserve Private first class called "Biemons" 
who was in this regiment from 1901 until 1903 .
Pipes like this were common gifts to soldiers of the reserves leaving the 
They were usually made of porcelain and they would usually bear the 
names of the other members of the reserves of the particular 
regiment and a few funny and ribald slogans.
While the name and the rank of the former owner seems to be clear 
after reading the details Anthony gave in his posting, I am not sure 
about the town in which the regiment was located. 
The word after "Inf. Reg. No. 99" (Zabern or Labern) _might_ be the 
name of a town but my guess would be that it is the proper name of 
the regiment, for example a former general or so.
Anyway, the German zip-code dictionary does not list any town named 
Zabern or Labern.
The word after "Die Reservisten der 4 Comp" (Linddo) might more 
likely be the name of the town. According to the zip-code there is no town 
called "Linddo" but there is one with a similar name "Lindau". 
Would it be possible that this is the word inscribed in the pipe?
The regiment is called "Oberrheinisches" which means "upper Rhine 
located" so the regiment was probably (but not necessarily) based in the 
upper region of the river Rhine.
I think the town Landau would fit the description but I would have to check 
in an atlas first which I am alas unable to find at the moment.

I have tried to give a translation of the details Anthony sent us:
<The passages in brackets are the original passages.>

<Fram Andenk. a/m. Dienstr.>  
        Zum Andenken an meine Dienstzeit    
        As a remembrance of my time of duty

<l.d. 4. Comp. 2 Oberrhn. Inf. Reg. No. 99 Zabern (Labern?) 1901/1903>
        in der (?) 4. Companie des 2. Oberrheinischen Infanterie 
        Regimentes No.99 ......(?) 1901/1903
        in the (?) 4th company of the 2nd Upper-Rhine located Infantry 
        Regiment No.99 .....(?) 1901/1903

<Res. Getr. Biemons.>
        Reserve Gefreiter Biemons
        Reserve private first class Biemons

<Wernie sein Brod mit Thranen a(letters missing)>
       Wer nie sein Brot mit Traenen ass
       He who never ate his bread in tears

<Wernie bei Valer Philippsafs,>
      Wer nie bei Vater Philip sass
      He who never sat at "Father Philip" (military arrest cell?)

<Werkeine Nachtist durchgebrant>
      Wer keine Nacht ist durchgebrannt
      He who never was absent without leave

<Wirdauch nicht Reservistgena(letter missing)t>
     Wird auch nicht Reservist genannt
     Will hence not be called "reservist"

<Halt Werda!>
     Halt, wer da!
     Stop, who's there!?  (Usual parole of the guard in German when 
                                       confronted with an intruder)

<Die Refervisten der 4 Comp.Linddo,>
    Die Reservisten der 4. Companie ....(?) (Lindau?)   
    The reservists of the 4th Company ... (?)(Lindau?)
    (Those would be the 65 names underneath)

<Achtung prasentirts Gewehr">
   Achtung, praesentiert's Gewehr !
   Attention, present arms !

I hope these details were able to hep a bit.
Best regards

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Frank Glenewinkel

?????????????????????????????? (preferred)  

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From: Alexander Westphal <???????????????????>
Subject: Re: porcelain pipe

On Mon, 13 Jan 1997 ??????????????????? wrote:

> Hi, Alex,
> We may not be so lucky.  Another reader theorizes that Biemons was a
> private!  (Though I thought that the spiked helmet was worn by
> officers only.)
> From: Patrick Chrisnach <?????????????????????????>
> Subject: German text on 1903 bowl.
> [Note: Steve, please erase my e-mail adress if you publish the following
> text ! Thanks ! And thanks for the great job you do ! Its always a
> pleasure to smoke a special bowl when reading your digest.]

steve, on some parts patrick is more precise than holger & i were on our
first-guess-translation a few days ago. however, i showed the crypted
message to a friend of mine who is into does (technical) translations into
english, and we came up with the following comments to patrick's version
which is otherwise excellent.

there are also additional information given where appropriate.


> >>Fram Andenk. a/m. Dienstr.
> [Fram??] souvenir [a/m ??] official jouney [perhaps]

holger & my version makes more sense than patrick's here.

> >>.d. 4. Comp. 2 Oberrhn.
> {d. ??] 4th Company 2nd Oberrhein [perhaps + Oberrhein ;which is the
> superior part of the most famous German river, the Rhein]
> >>Inf. Reg. No. 99 Zabern (Labern?)
> Infantry Regiment Number 99 Zabern [=a town, a region ?? BTW: + Labern ;
> means + speaking nosense ;, but may also be the name of a town]

Zabern as a town does not exist anymore, but there is a spa in the
Oberrhein area which is called "Bad Bergzabern". i will call the tourist
information in bad bergzabern ("bad" actually meaning "spa") tomorrow and
see what they know.

> >>1901/1903"
> [Guess !]
> >>"Res. Getr. Biemons.
> Res. Gefr. Biemons
> Reservist private first class Biemons [=his name ?]
Patrick's correct here. There is a large area of woodland & hills right
of bad bergzabern which is called "bienwald" or "biemwald" ("wald" meaning

> >>Wernie sein Brod mit Thranen a(letters missing)
> Wer nie seine Braut mit Tranen sah
> Who never saw his fiancee in tears
Patrick's correct here.

> >>Wernie bei Valer Philippsafs,
> Wer nie bei Vater Philipp sass, [the + ss ; of + sass ; has to be a special
> German character, which is in fact a handwritten Greek beta, and is called
> a + sharp s ;]
> Who never sit in Father Philipps [Inn]
We argued quite a while whether the verse "Wer nie bei Vater Philipp sass"
refers to having confessed or to a bar/pub called whose proprietor would
have been Vater Philipp. Given the colloquial context of the entire text,
we finally decided in favor of Patrick's version. 

> >>Werkeine Nachtist durchgebrant
> Wer keine Nacht ist durchgebrannt
> Who never run away [elope] by night
"deserted for a night" suits a more direct translation.

> >>Wirdauch nicht Reservistgena(letter missing)t
> Wird auch nicht Reservist genannt
> Will not be called a reservist
> >>Halt Werda!
> Halt, wer da !
> Stop, who there !
> >>Die Refervisten der 4 Comp.Linddo,
> Die Reservisten der 4. Kompanie Linddo,
> The reservists of the 4th Linddo Company
> >>Achtung prasentirts Gewehr"
> Achtung, prasentiert Gewehr [the + a ; of + prasentiert ; has to be an + a
> ; with two points on it and is spoken like the + a ; in + take ;]]
> Attention, present arms
Either version is correct, though we are not positive the exact anglosaxon
idiom of the last verse. 

> Patrick Chrisnach, Luxembourg, Europe
> Keep cool, but dont freeze

i hope that this was of some further help. i'll see one of my father's
friends next month when i go visit in berlin. i believe he is somewhat
involved in the department of military history in potsdam...

until then, 

have fun, 

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From: "Berggren, Edward P" <????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes, Hawaii, and other Miscellany

Happy New Year to one and all,

It's been a little while since I chimed in, so I thought I'd share some   
pleasant smoking moments with all of you.

I guess I'll start out with the pipe I bought myself for Christmas.  I   
had gone up to my favorite pipe shop, Poor Richard's of San Bernardino   
because I needed some pipe cleaners and butane fuel, and that was all   
(yeah, right).  Unfortunately for my credit card balance, they had   
recently gotten in some new stock for Christmas and what to my wondering   
eyes did appear, but the Stanwell '96 Pipe of the Year.  This is a   
sandblasted billiard with a hexagonal shank, silver band, and silver   
plate that says Stanwell 1996.  I usually prefer a smooth pipe, but every   
once in awhile a sandblast just feels right, and this was one of those   
times.  This is a great pipe-a pleasure to smoke, a pleasure to hold, and   
a pleasure to look at.

Shortly thereafter (Thanksgiving week to be exact), my wife and I spent a   
week on Maui.  I was a little unsure about a vacation in Hawaii because   
I'm really not a fun in the sun kind of guy, but my wife has been wanting   
to go, so since it was our 5th wedding anniversary, away we went.  It   
took me all of one day to get real used to the place.  Of course, while I   
was there, I looked in the local phone book to see if there were any   
tobacco shops around, and I did find one.  Sir Wilfred's in Lahaina.   
 Their primary line of business is selling their own blends of the local   
Kona coffee-which my coffee-drinking friends swear by (I don't indulge   
myself-never acquired the taste), but the back third of the store is   
devoted to pipes and cigars.  Not a large selection of either, but surely   
adequate.  In fact, I found some Fuente Hemmingways which I have not been   
able to find anyplace else recently.  Prices were high, but then, prices   
on everything are kind of high in Hawaii.

Christmas was, for me, about as pleasant a time as I could wish for.   
 About 2 years ago, my wife and I undertook to redo my study.  It was a   
jumble of cheap office furniture, particle board storage cubes, and   
stacks of boxes.  It had a fireplace, but no one would want to sit in   
there to enjoy the fire.  Well, we gave away everything, threw out the   
rest, and started from the floor up.  Now it's got an L-shaped computer   
desk in one corner, bookcases full of my favorite reading (lots of   
Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe, and Rumpole of the Bailey) two leather   
recliners and a loveseat in front of the fireplace.  The last touch, my   
wife and I decided to pool our gift money and buy ourselves a gas log.   
 So Christmas and the days following, I spent much time in there warming   
my tootsies, drinking some pretty decent Scotch, and smoking Noel 1994   
(green label), one of Bob Hamlin's limited edition tobaccos.  I don't   
know how I came to be so lucky, but I'm grateful for it.  In every   
edition of the Digest I read the comments of fellows who search high and   
low for a warm, comfortable place to sit and smoke in peace, and here I   
have such a place in my own home.  It's kind of humbling, if you know   
what I mean.

Well, I have no doubt this has gone on long enough, so I end it here.  My   
wish for each and every one of you is that you'll always have plenty of   
tobacco to smoke, a pipe to smoke it in, and a comfortable place to smoke   
in peace.


[ Ed, it sounds idyllic.  Enjoy! -S. ]

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From: Joe Bowman <?????????????????????????>

Hi there,

In the most recent pipe digest, you printed a letter from Marcus Matzick from
Prince Edward Island, Canada and he wanted info on other pipe smokers on PEI.

Well,  I live in Montreal, Quebec, but my FIANCEE lives on PEI and I make
the 12 hour drive about once every other month (ah, the joys of long distance

So, please feel free to pass on my name and e-mail address on to Marcus. I'd
love to have contact with a fellow pipe smoker during my visits.

Thanks so much.

Joe Bowman




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From: ????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Steve, et al,

First off the seemingly obligatory, but nonetheless well deserved, praise
of both the digest and the web page - both represent standards the rest
of the net should try to attain/maintain!

Secondly, I recently had the good fortune to purchase a nice pipe rack and
an ashtray with "hollows" fitted to hold two pipes along with a bunch of 
pipes which I assumed were throw-aways. However, when I got home with my 
loot and inspected the pipes further, I discovered I really liked a couple, 
kind of liked a couple more and was at least curious about the others. 

These pipes were Medico and Thermofilter (the couple I kind of liked)and
Kuske's - the one I *really* like is marked Kuske's on the stem and has a 
script "K" on the bit. It seems to be very nicely built pipe and it's grain
is quite attractive. 

I'd really appreciate any info on these brands - I did find Medico mentioned
using the keyword search of old digests but came up empty on the others.

Oh and if there are suggestions of how to fill all those spots in the rack
and holder, I'd be interested in hearing those too (a word in advance - 
Peterson's and other 3-figure pipes are a touch out of range for me)

Thanks in advance,

{feel free to leave my e-mail address in the post in case someone has info
to send!}

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From: William Markiewicz <????????????????????>
Subject: This Dangerous Universe

We are becoming like invalids, allergic to everything -- nicotine, caffeine,
alcohol, pollen, etc. If it continues, the next generations will have to
observe the outdoors from protected sealed interiors. Too much
self-protection weakens our immune system. Exposure to stimulants and
relaxants for humans and even animals has existed since the dawn of time and
as far as we know no species was destroyed and no populations degenerated.
We know from literature what drinkers and smokers our ancestors were. Their
lifespan was shorter than ours but they had more stamina than we do and they
didn't know allergies, meaning they were more in tune with their
environment. We don't want to imitate their ways of use and abuse. Anyway we
wouldn't be able to do so, but please enough of this self-protection
hysteria from the cradle to the old folks home!
("This Dangerous Universe" Vagabond Pages   http://web.idirect.com/~vagabond)

[ I've often had similar thoughts, William.  Sometime in the next
century, someone is going to cash in big by convincing everybody that
they can't go outdoors without a moon suit.  I call that a "gift that
keeps on taking." -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

  I've been smoking a pipe for about 4 months now, and love it.  My
inquiry today is there a such thing as a bad smoke from a meerschaum, 
I've heard of the debates about cheap briar pipes, but was curious if
a cheap meerschaum would have as good of a quality smoke as a more
expensive meeschaum.  I looked at lighters galore web page and they 
have some meerschaums that are reasonable priced ($25 for a 6inch pipe)
and was thinking about getting one.
                    _  .-^^-._     o
                   )~\.)      @\  ,
                   (       \_   <
byebye,             )/`-.    _./
tom                      )_/

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From: ????????????????
Subject: a little over a year ago.....

Greetings fellow smokers,

I haven't posted in awhile, but i realized that I've been on this mailing
list for over a year now. Time flies when your having fun. I have been a
cigar smoker for three years now and I have tried many types of cigars, and
have  had a few Cubans (when I got lucky enough to  procure them) and love
all the "toys" associated with them.  I have many friends that smoke them and
I have introduced a few people to the art of cigar smoking.

But now, I turn to you. I regularly read the PD and have heard many different
things about pipes, both positive and negative.  Tobacco and the types of
tobacco people prefer......And yes, It's time that I try a pipe. But since
I'm just beginning, I don't know where to start........obviously a pipe. I'm
 not interested in going out and spending a fortune either. I just want the
basics, so whoever out there  is willing to school a brand spanking new pipe
smoker (who has yet to smoke a pipe) I will greatly appreciate the
information  on what to buy...........
thank you very much................
And Steve keep up with the PD, I want to be able to post messages for years
to come.

andy marc  (????????????????)
"Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative"

[ Steve Beaty has put together a sub-page of http://www.pipes.org that
addresses this very problem.  Have a look! -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hey Steve,

I'm delurking long enough to make a contibution to the resource guide:

Ted's Tobacco
111 S. 66th
Lincoln, NE 68510

Ted has recently moved to this new location (the old store at a nearby
mall is closing in March of '97) where he has a much larger humidor,
as well as chairs for customers to sit and enjoy a smoke. He's got a
great selection of pipes and tobacco, and he and his staff are very
pleasant to deal with.

Thanks for all the work you do on behalf of the Digest.

Kyle Griffin

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From: Don Stewart <???????????????????>
Subject: pipe question

Dear sir,
  I'm a relative newcomer to the pipe smoking game, and I have a question
which I hope you will answer for me.  The only pipe I've ever owned was a
clay pipe of the 'churchwarden' type, about fourteen inches in length, with
a gentle arch to the stem.  It was passed to me by my grandfather, now long
  I've foolishly broken my treasure, and have no way of finding another.  My
local tobacconist (sp?) doesn't stock anything that will answer.  I've
searched the net, but with no relief.  I don't wish to spend a fortune, but
am not afraid of paying for quality.
  One last note...
Being a scotsman (still a Brit subject), I'd like to find a Scot or Irish
brand.  Is this possible?  Any consideration greatly appreciated.
Don Stewart

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From: curts1 <?????????????????????>
Subject: A Good Web Site for Pipe Smokers

Hi Steve,

As this is my first posting to Pipes Digest I hope I am doing this
right. I 
would like to encourage all pipe smokers, both new and veteran, to check
site over: http://www.innotts.co.uk/~rblack it is called Pipe and Pouch.
There is a link to it on pipes.org. There is something for literally all
smokers here including a tobacco exchange and advice page that one can
become a member of this is not in any way a retail or sales site. Any
exchange is between members only. There is no charge either for this.
Yes, I do have an interest in this site but it is not mine, I am merely
a co-author whose real job might be described as contributing editor and
idea person in cooperation with the originator. Really, it would be well
worth the time to check this out. Thanking you in advance, Curt

[ This site is also very much worth a look! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hi Steve and all other pipe smokers!

I think you do a terrific job with the PD. I love reading each issue.

A number of folks have written in about the types of pipes they
like. I have two questions: Does anyone smoke Carey's Magic Inch
pipes? I've only seen one posting mentioning them. I discovered them
20 years ago, and have enjoyed their cool smoke ever since. Anyone
else out there like them?

Second: I've read a lot in the PD about pipe collecting. I didn't
realize antique or older pipes were collected. I'd like to get
involved in this, but I'm not sure where to start. Any suggestions
regarding books, magazines, associations or home pages?

Finally, I , like many other writers, was accused of wanting to look
"older" or "more studious" when I took up a pipe at the age of 18. But
the fact was, I just liked the aroma, and the pleasure that comes from
handling (and caring for) a really good pipe. Most pipe-smokers I know
are actually far from pretentious.

Again, thanks for the good job, and smoke in peace!

Mark Carroll

[ Don't they still sell the Carey's pipes in Popular Mechanics?  And,
regarding collecting, I'd recommend going to a show or two, and maybe
subscribing to one of the magazines, to get a taste of your personal
interest.  And then just follow that! -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: Re: Baronite Pipes and Tobacco Questions

Hello, Steve.  

Thanks for doing all of us Digest-ers this great service.  Like
everyone else, I find myself looking forward to each issue of the
Digest that comes across my In box.

I wonder if anyone out there remembers those double-walled porcelain
pipes called Baronite? Years ago Troost offered a line of them in
their tobacco tins.  I would be interested in purchasing one (or more)
if they are still around.  If anyone has information about them, or,
better yet, a few stashed away somewhere, I would appreciate hearing.

Two tobacco questions.  Does any of our fine tobacconists on the Web
sell the Peterson tobaccos?  Again, I would be interested in a

And, finally, there is a nice list of famous pipesmokers on the Web,
courtesy of OoOPS.  Does anyone know what tobacco some of them smoked?

In the spirit of give and take: I have found those green soft scrub
cloths from 3M not only good for washing dishes but also for cleaning
and polishing pipe bits.  I recommend using a different one from the
one the wife uses on the dishes; but when used with a little baking
soda paste or non-flavored toothpaste, I find they clean bits quickly
without marring the surface.  If you don't have a buffing wheel, might
try this.

"Deep in the Heart of Texas"

[ Don't the 3M pads scratch the stems, though? -S. ]

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

Hello. I am an archaeologist in Buffalo, NY. I'm researching
clay tobacco pipes and am particularly interested in finding 
sources which deal with Scottish manufacturers, as well as
pipes with Irish motifs. If you have any sources, 
references, or other leads, I would love to hear about them.

[ I've mailed Jack a couple of the clay pipe sources from the Resource
Guide.  Any others? -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: Possibility for the resource list.

I couldn't find any reference to this place in the guide, if it's
represented, apologies for duplicate posting.

john Hollingsworth and son ltd
5 temple row
B2 5LG

phone: (44)1212367768

I first visited this store on the 21st of January. Immediately there is
the understated quality of a first rate tobacconist

According to an official sertificate on the wall, Thomas hollingsworth
set up the store, and in december 1843 was appointed tobaconist to his
royal highness prince Albert
The store has been going ever since.
This is the only specialist tobaconist in birmingham at this time.
According to Keith one of their champions, and pipe smoker extraordinary
there are some 160 or so loose tobaccos and most prepackaged blends are
pipes range from 9.95 for their basket selection which I was very
impressed with, to 800 for a straight-grained savinelli.

I spent best part of an hour, smelling, tasting, and discussing various
blends, and types.
Indeed, I have found their service, and assistance first rate.
Ask for either Paul or Keith.
One of their prime offerings is their "achievement" a blend of 5
tobaccos including Turkish, cured virginia, Cavendish and a strong presence of
They suggest that this is a close approximation for the discontinued
Subrani Mixture.
I heartily recommend this for the resource list.

Henry Brugsch
Editor Piano Technician's Quarterly

Net-Tamer V 1.08 - Registered

[ I've put it in the Guide, Henry. Thanks! -S. ]

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From: Shigeho Okada <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Correct phone numbers of Tokyo pipe shops

Dear fellow pipe smokers,

Sorry!  In my last report on a Tokyo pipe smokers' meeting, I gave a
wrong international telephone code for Japan.  It's +81, not +1
(which is for the States).  So, once again,

Kikusui -- Tel: +81-3-3571-0010
Kagaya  -- Tel: +81-3-3352-3689

I don't think it's very likely that someone living outside Japan
will make an international call to these shops, but just in case.
And if you happen to find yourself in Tokyo on a business trip or on
holidays, I'd recommend you visit either or both of these shops.
Everything is probably priced higher over here than at your home,
but since each piece of pipe is unique, you may find "the" pipe
which suits you best, even in the same make/line/shape/finish that
you're looking for.

And I forgot to include the address of Dunhill Tokyo:

Alfred Dunhill, Tokyo Branch
[I'm not very sure about their official name]
Ginza 6-5-13, Chuou-ku
Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3289-0511

As for our "club" in Tokyo becoming permanent, well, I'm not very
sure.  At the pub, we did talk a lot about naming it ("Tokyo Chimney
Cleaners," "Tokyo Briar Boys," etc...), but in strictly private
opinion of mine, it will be fine enough as long as we can get
together, have a chat and enjoy bowls of tobacco when we feel like
doing it.  So, anyone interested is encouraged to contact me at my
e-mail address.

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

[ Corrections made to the Guide, Shigeho. Thanks! -S. ]

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From: Steve Beaty <?????????????????????>
Subject: Thompsons...


	there is a 1-800 number for Thompsons Cigar: 1-800 237 2559.
	the resource guide doesn't have it...  thanks,

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

[ Included, Steve.  Thanks for the update! -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????????????? (Neil Murray)
Subject: Briar etc

I am looking for a source for briar, prefer the u.s.  Any of the floks
who might have info -- please send it to me at
???????????????????????????  Thanks.

Next A&M Gazette issue will be early march, looking very good, lots of
photos etc.  On the topic of the Gazette and the IAPSC, I notice that
the IAPSC is not listed as a pipe org on the Pipes web page.  Since it
has only been around since 1948, perhaps someone is waiting to make
certain that it is not a flash in the pan?  I mean, the Dairy & Briar
society is listed?  Of course the IAPSC does not have a web page, but it
should be mentioned, don't you think?  Of course the Gazette is not
mentioned anywhere either, except for the example included among
publications.  Perhaps 8 years of publishing is not enough?  Well, I'll
check back with you when we have our ten year anniversary.

Keep up the good work,  thanks,  Neil

[ Ya gots me, Neil... here's the IAPSC address, from the November 1996
A&M Gazette (the issue closest to hand:)

The International Association of Pipe Smokers' Clubs
David Edel, President
Paul Spaniola, Chairman
647 South Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

It'll go in the "Clubs" section of the Guide. Thanks! And see the next
for a source of briar block. -S. ]

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From: Mark Tinsky (???????????)
Subject: Revised American Pipe Site

Hi All

My brother and I have developed a new shopping concept that we 've
incorporated into the revised American Smoking PIpe Web Site.

There's lots of new pipes on site as I 've been holding off putting
new pipes on until the revision. There s a new section detailing the
development of the Christmas pipe series. So please take a look. New
pipes will be put on regularly from now on so keep checking back from
time to time. Thanx for your support.

Mark Tinsky

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From: Michael George <?????????????????????>
Subject: Newbie question

Greetings all!

I am new to this list, and new to pipe smoking.  I'm looking forward
to loads of useful and interesting information over the new few years.
I have some questions to start things off, but I'll post them
separately in other mailings.

However, the first thing I wanted to ask is: Is there a FAQ or
archives anywhere that I should check before asking some very basic
questions?  I don't want to suck up bandwidth with repetitive dottle
if it can be found somewhere else...


[ FAQ, archives, and much other useful material are on Steve Beaty's
award-winning web page, http://www.pipes.org. -S. ]

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From: Scotty Fitzgerald <??????????????????>
Subject: Back Issues

Steve Masticola, moderator        
Dear Steve,
        I'm so glad I subscribed to your E-zine E-mail list (it looks like
both.)  However, as a new subscriber, I'd like to know if there are any back
issues available on my "pipish passion,"  Pipes with built-in windcaps.  If
there are, how can I order the back issue.
        Thought I'd write and ask first.  Hate to have my first post
something like "looking for makers of pipes with built-in windcaps" just to
find out my quest and question have already been answered previously and
that I was booring the readers.
Scotty Fitzgerald

[ Not a common subject, but perhaps we can stir up some discussion! -S. ]

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From: Douglas Mitchell <?????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997

I've been a silent member of PD for about a year now -- silent because I
always have the sense that the answer to my question came in an extended
discussion two issues before that I missed.  Anyway, this is one of the
few discussion groups worth reading.  PD came along just in time to save
me from dismissing the net altogether.

I'm a graduate student in English at UNC Chapel Hill.  Given my interest
in Southern Literature, one would think that I'd be surrounded by pipe
smoking faculty and grad students.  Not so--the images of pipe-smoking
lit folks smacks of the old school, and the only place you're likely to
see a pipe in someone's mouth is on the wall in a Faulkner or Melville
photo.  Gone are the days when one could take his Ph.D. exams while
puffing on a bulldog.  Now the only faculty member I know who smokes a
pipe does so in his office after hours with the window open (and still
doesn't escape nasty memos from admin super-sniffers).  Ah, well.

At any rate, I'm interested in pipes made from wood other than briar.
What's the common wisdom on the best woods and the verdict on smoking


Doug Mitchell

[ There's been some discussion in alt.smokers.pipes about bubinga, of
late.  Cherry is also popular. -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

I like smoking a pipe becuse of the soothing effect of a long and
statsifying smoke especially after a meal or with drinks.

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Collection of Antique pipes and smoking misc articles for sale. leave
message for information or call 519-578-2634, Kitchener, Ontario,
Canada. David Irwin, ex pipe maker.

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From: ????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

 I'm interested in purchasing several wooden, briar, pipes. Would like
information, prices, and ordering instructions on black or dark, bent, 
average size models only.

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From: emf1 <???????????????????>
Subject: change of address

[ Administrativa deleted. -S. ]

Also I submit the following for publication:

->  The effort to form a pipe club in South Florida is underway.  This
is an update on activities.  We agreed to name the club "South Florida
Briar Brotherhood."  We further agreed to regular meetings to be held on
the third Thursday of each month.  We are working on a permanent
location to hold the meetings.  We have been holding the meetings at a
local piano bar in Coral Springs.  We are also targeting a pipe show
which we will host later this year.  We hope to ignite interest via the
show.  In the meantime, we will focus on increasing membership through
advertising in media such as PD, notices in local pipe shops, and word
of mouth.  Anyone interested, please contact Ed Faerman by e-mail at
??????????????  We are just an easy going group getting together to
share pipe-lore, information, and have a general good time.

[ Great! Please keep us posted. -S. ]

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From: "Richard" <?????????????????????>
Subject: using the reamer

Steve, I copied this from your instructions on Pipe initialization and

>Now, to the matter of lighting. Pack the tobacco a bit at a time,
>perhaps 1/3 of the bowl. You want to have it slightly springy, neither
>loose nor tight. It should be easy to draw through. Use the reamer to
>loosen it if it's too tight.

Could you further explain what I need to do to use the reamer to loosen it
if it's too tight. I know this must sound really naive, but I'm new to pipe
smoking and really love it. I just don't know all the ins and outs. Where
exactly is the reamer used? Do you stick it straight down into the tobacco
in the bowl? or do you run it along the edge of the inside of the bowl?
Thanks for your input.

[ What I do is stick it down the side, wiggle it around a bit, and
re-tamp. Repeat as necessary until it draws well. -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: smoke bothers wife and kids

First, aromas are a matter of conditioning.  Many remember fondly the
aroma of their father's, grandfather's, etc. pipe.  Where aversion has
been conditioned, it takes reverse conditioning.  You can do a "study"
to link almost anything -- "There are three kinds of lies; lies,
damned lies and statistics.." (I credit this line to Will Rogers.)

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From: ?????????????????????? (Jon Fine)

     I am a subscriber to the Pipes Digest. I am a relatively new pipe 
     smoker, and I particularly enjoy Captain Black (White Pouch).  I 
     noticed that Captain Black has 3 other different color packs.  I was 
     wondering if you knew the differences in taste, aroma, etc. between 
     the 4 Captain Black varieties.
     Could you recommend other commercial blends that are similarly mild 
     and as good tasting as Captain Black (White)?
     Jon Fine
     E-mail: ??????????????????????

[ I'll defer to the Captain Black fanciers on this one, Jon! -S. ]

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From: "MNR. CJ CONRADIE" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Charl again

Hi again Steve

Thanks for the (quick!) reply - I'm sure it'll be OK now.

I have one quick question for you if possible:
I'm a student from South-Africa, and seek a nice easily available 
tobacco to smoke.   Which one can you recommend in the Holland House 
and Borkum Riff ranges; and what other tobacco's are usually popular 
with the not-so-professional pipe-smokers or younger smokers?

Thanks a lot

[ And again, I'll have to defer to the Holland House/Borkum Riff
aficionados on this one, Charl. -S. ]

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From: ?????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Greetings Everyone,

I am a beginning pipe smoker.  I would like to know how to produce
smoke rings.  I have poked around the Internet a little, trying to
turn up information on the subject, but to no avail.  Would some of
you accomplished smoke ring blowers please carefully describe how to
do this?

Thank you,
Tim Height

[ The basic idea is to make a perfect O with your lips and give the
smoke a little push with your tongue.  I think that either the
alt.smokers.pipes or alt.smokers.cigars FAQ goes into more detail on
this; both are linked to the PD web page. -S. ]

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #231 -- January 31, 1997
  2. Subject: two news items...
  3. Subject: intimidating job
  4. Subject: Wholesale vender and product information
  5. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  6. Subject: Daily Report from ACADEME TODAY
  7. Subject: Pipe Shops in Portland, Maine
  8. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  9. Subject: posting from pipes page
  10. Subject: Cigar Connoisseur Radio Network
  11. Subject: Humidifiers
  12. Subject: Re: Ammo Can Humidors
  13. Subject: Ammo Box as a Humidor
  14. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  15. Subject: Ammo-Box Humidors
  16. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  17. Subject: wanted: antique pipe rack
  18. Subject: Source Sought
  19. Subject: comment from pipes page
  20. Subject: Humidifiers,Hygrometers
  21. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  22. Subject: Re:comment from pipes page
  23. Subject: Request To Be Taken Off Pipes Digest Distribution List
  24. Subject: SPAM
  25. Subject: Violation of Pipes Digest Spam Policy by Omega One Enterprises
  26. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  27. Subject: Re: Beer
  28. Subject: Re: beers and winter ales and Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  29. Subject: pipes...
  30. Subject: condor
  31. Subject: German Porcelain Pipe Translation Attempt
  32. Subject: German text on 1903 bowl.
  33. Subject: Re: PD 230 request by Anthony Amorteguy
  34. Subject: Re: porcelain pipe
  35. Subject: Pipes, Hawaii, and other Miscellany
  37. Subject: posting from pipes page
  38. Subject: This Dangerous Universe
  39. Subject: posting from pipes page
  40. Subject: a little over a year ago.....
  41. Subject: posting from pipes page
  42. Subject: pipe question
  43. Subject: A Good Web Site for Pipe Smokers
  44. Subject: posting from pipes page
  45. Subject: Re: Baronite Pipes and Tobacco Questions
  46. Subject: comment from pipes page
  47. Subject: Possibility for the resource list.
  48. Subject: Correct phone numbers of Tokyo pipe shops
  49. Subject: Thompsons...
  50. Subject: Briar etc
  51. Subject: Revised American Pipe Site
  52. Subject: Newbie question
  53. Subject: Back Issues
  54. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #230 -- January 10, 1997
  55. Subject: posting from pipes page
  56. Subject: posting from pipes page
  57. Subject: posting from pipes page
  58. Subject: change of address
  59. Subject: using the reamer
  60. Subject: smoke bothers wife and kids
  61. Subject: Charl again
  62. Subject: posting from pipes page
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