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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #238 -- June 18, 1997

		  Pipes Digest #238 -- June 18, 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: 2957

Welcome to new members:

	Czitron Michel
	Werner Mummert
	Sidney Chiu
	Augustine Rodriguez
	AJ
	Barry
	Jay Johnson
	Bart Hanlon
	Pablo
	Elwood Vaughn
	John H. Kerr
	Carol L. Skay
	Leon Pozen
	John Ellacott
	Hector Castro
	Jeff Cavins
	Paul R. Allen
	Thomas Trombley
	Jiri Kroupa
	Sharif Nasser
	Jerry Linch
	Robert Serrano
	Matt Sweitzer
	Eduardo P. Altamirano
	Daniel Kendrick
	Peter Fackelmann
	Raymond R. Lucas
	James W. Cooper
	Robert Brantley
	Ron Allen
	Dean Kingsland
	John Pencola
	John Tenda
	Cheryl Goudreau
	Floyd Wige
	David R. Flight
	Mike Demeo
	Hans-Juergen Rieger
	Milton Jacob
	Marc Schlotthauer
	Paul D. Higginbotham
	Tony Simkins
	Oscar Colorado
	Michael C. Fortner
	Tim Rogers
	Jean Leunissen
	Armond Farve
	Rainer Wiltz
	Ben Devore
	Randy Salars
	Alton J. Savoy
	Mike Pietsch
	Eddy Alex Bungener
	Jason Shepherd
	Mike Goodson
	David Hodges
	Jason Bowman
	Vicente Dobroruka
	Gerard Faucheux
	Thespena Cappas
	Peter Watkins
	Bob Eurke


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From: TIM AND MONIKA LANG <??????????????????????????>
Subject: A baby has been born

Patricia Elizabeth , was born at 9:00 am this morning(2 am Kansas
City-Omaha Time)

She weighed 3.4 Kilos, 7.48 lbs,

Length  49 centimeters, 19.2 inches

Labor stared about two am,
Monika woke me up about three,
we were at the hospital about four,
She had the baby about nine am.

I got home about 12, called all the local people, took a 2 hour nap,
went back to the hospital, now I am home, Phillip is asleep, and soon
I will be too!

All went well, everybody is healthy, I even saw Monika taking a few
steps to the hallway to say good-bye to Phillip.  She will be in the
hospital till next week.  I will be at home with Phillip.

Yes, I was there for the whole event,
Yes I saw everything,
Yes I would do it again!
Absolutely no problems!

Wish be pleasant dreams,

Bye for now.

Daddy Tim

[ Congratulations, Daddy!  Can I still get a cigar? :-) Just
kidding... -S. ]


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From: Curt Seefeldt <?????????????????????>
Subject: Article for Pipes Digest

Hi Steve,

If possible, I would like this article to be posted in the forthcoming Digest.

Pipe Smoking Club, Members wanted!

I am trying to start a pipe smokers club in the Rocky Mountain Front Range
area in Colorado. This will include the area between Denver north to Fort
Collins. Hopefully I would prefer to see this centered somewhat in the
center either in Longmont or the Fort Collins area, but, this is open for
discussion. It would seem to me that there are a lot of pipe smokers in this
area who would like to take advantage of such a club. if you are interested
please either email me at ????????????????????? (note, that is the numeral 1
after curts, not the letter l), or if you wish, you may phone me at
303-772-8507. Any input you have will be appreciated.

Best Regards, Curt

Thanking you in advance, Steve.
All my Best, Curt

[ If you get it going, Curt, please send me an update for the Guide.
Best of luck! -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Oklahoma Pipe Club

Steve,

We have started a pipe club in the Oklahoma City area.
Central Oklahoma Pipe Enthusiasts (COPE) is a club for
pipe smokers and pipe collectors. We are in the process
of getting organized. Anyone interested in joining can
e-mail me. Please include a snail mail address. Currently
all club correspondence is via U.S. Postal Service. I hope
to have an e-mail list set up in the very near future.

Regards,

John Haldeman

[ Please keep us informed, John! -S. ]


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

Dear Steve,
I thought I would bring fellow reader's of the digest up to date on the
affairs of the Philadelphia Pipe Club. First of all, our name is now
officially The Christopher Morley Pipe Club of Philadelphia. We chose the
name to honor one of the great Pipe Smokers of the century and long time
resident of our fair city. We have continued to meet every third Wednesday at
Chris's Jazz Cave, 1421 Sansom St at 7:30. At our last meeting we met and
spent some time with Bob Waughtel of Harrisburg PA and his lovely wife. We
had a great time hearing Bob's storehouse of tobacco related stories and
selecting from among his handmade beauties and estate pipe. Coming up on June
18 we are very pleased that Mark Tinsky will make the trek down from the
Poconos to meet with the group. Craig Tarler of C&D continues to supply
occasional samples. All in all we've had a pretty good first year. Our
membership is closing in on 50. So far no more than 18-20 ever attend the
same meeting. Some day, if everyone arrives together, we will have a space
problem. Anyway, its been fun. A few of our members first heard about us
through the digest or web page, so I thank you. 
Ira

[ Sounds great, Ira!  I only wish it had been running, or that I had
heard of it, when I was living within striking distance of Philly
(1974-86 or so). -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????????
Subject: Hello! and information for a Mexican Student

Hi There!

Thank you for including me in the Pipe Digest. I want to say hello to
everyone, and to inform you about our club. We are the PIPE CLUB MEXICO, and
right now we have the first pipe-related-site in the www. Some very nice
webmaster have already included a link. If our kind moderator allows me
this, please check our page:
http://www.geocities.com/soho/studios/5408/index.htm
The page is in spanish :( but son will be a new english version 8), so check
it frequently. I think we are one of the sites with the best information in
spanish about pipe smoking, pipe celebrities, guidelines for the beginner
and much more.

For the resource list, here is our adresse:
PIPE CLUB MEXICO
Oscar Colorado, President
Cervantes 340 Col. del Valle
San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico

On the other hand, I just received an e-mail form Leticia Gaytan. She's a
Mexican student in Berlin. She is doing a report and wants to know "Why do
the pipes have an egg shape?", "Is the round (egg) shape important for the
pipe". I already have some answer for her, but I would really appreaciate if
any of the members submit thoughts, ideas or theories about the pipe's shapes.

If anyone knows any Pipe Digest article with similar information, please let
me know.

Thank you and, Enjoy your Smoke!

Oscar Colorado
PIPE CLUB MEXICO


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From: "Joe L. Reda" <?????????????>
Subject: great coffeehouse

Hello Steve, and all the Digest readers . . after a silence of *years*, 
I finally have something to comment upon . . .

I want to tell everyone, particularly those in "The Greater Tri-State Area",
in this case Cincinnati, OH and its environs, about a truly great coffeehouse
I've been to a few times.  It's called Kaldi's and it's on Main St. in downtown
Cincinnati.  Not only is the coffee good, the surroundings interesting (the 
walls are lined to the ceiling with old books, all of which are for sale at
reasonable prices), but it's in two parts: one non-smoking and one smoking!
Evidently it was two storefronts combined by cutting a doorway in the common
wall.  I discovered it on a visit to Kevin Cook (he of 'Tobacco Bar' page fame)
and we found that not only could we smoke our pipes in the smoking part,
we were almost encouraged to do so by the very friendly staff there.

If you're in the area, it's definitely worth your time to while away some
time there, and I say that as someone with no connection other than that of a
happy customer!  This is a business that deserves support.

Cheers,

Joe Reda
?????????????
http://www.reda.com
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Joe L. Reda, KC6TXU    WWW: http://www.reda.com     E-Mail:?????????????
San Jose, California 95125 USA 

"If we want to regain the respect of the world, we should begin by
announcing that children have no business expressing opinions on
anything except 'Do you have enough room in the toes?'"

-- Florence King, in "The Florence King Reader (1996)", expressing an
opinion on today's trend to "hear from kids" about *everything*!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ Joe, do you have an address?  Something this good should go in the
Guide. -S. ]


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From: BSMINNER <????????????????????>
Subject: Where do I begin?

Steve,
	Hi, I'm Barry.  I sure enjoyed my first issue of PD.  Although I have
smoked a pipe off and on for some time now, I still consider myself a
beginner.  I know very little about pipes or tobacco aside from the
usual dime store varieties.  It is very fastenating to me and I'm dying
to learn more.

	I'm also interested in learning more about pipe carving.  I do a bit of
whittling and carving but it seems to me that the carving of pipes would
present some rather difficult technical problems.  Still, it's an
exciting prospect.

	I would like to know if you or anyone knows of any resources in the
form of "how to.." books or articles I might start with to educate
myself on pipes, tobacco, and pipe carving.  I will be searching through
some back issues of PD to see what I can find out but I'm also new to
this computer stuff.  There doesn't seem to be any good tobacco shops in
my local area of Groton, CT, either.  help!!!

Thanks,
Barry

[ See the next couple of letters, Barry! -S. ]

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Pipe making Workshops

Dear Steve,
Responding yo your offer to publish a reminder obout our pipe making
workshops as we draw closer to the dates. To recap: We are again offering a
series of two-day pipe carving workshops in our Manchester Vermont studio
during July and August. Each participant, under my direction, will make a
pipe from Grecian Plateaux briar block with vulcanite stem. No previous
experience is neccessary and all tools are provided. The cost of the two-day
work shop is $350. which includes two nights lodging in our guest rooms plus
continental breakfast. Spouses of participants are invited at no additional
cost.
Manchester is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Vermont in the
Southwestern area of the Green Mountain State and offers a variety of
cultural and recreational resources. Complete details and open dates are
available by contacting Al Baier , Butternut Lane , P.O. Box 2043, Manchester
Center, VT 05255 Tel. 802 -362-3371 or if you prefer you may request further
information by e-mail at the following address: ?????????????????? (please be
sure to include your snail mail address - thank you).


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From: "Eric F. Kahler" <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Carving.

Hi All,

I wanted to share my delight with you as I officially announce the
completion of my first self carved pipe.  This is something that I
once thought I could not possibly do, and I wanted to state to those
who may share the same belief (not in me but in themselves) that "If I
can do it, ANYONE can".

I've long marveled at the art of pipe carving, to the point that I
felt it was outside the realm of my personal ability and thus not an
idea to be entertained.  One day, while at my local tobacconist's shop
(who sometimes has briar blocks in his stock) one plateaux briar block
seemed to beckon "Carve Me!"  Mind you, I often hear requests from
inanimate objects in the form of a voice, but this one was much more
insistent than any I have heard before.  Much to the disappointment of
the voice, since I wasn't a woodworker, and since I did not own any
woodworking tools, I put the idea of carving my own pipe out of my
head.

That's right. . . I have never been a woodworker nor carpenter.
Generally I am not a craftsman.  You couldn't even call me Handy
around the house, though some have called me Andy around the pub.
However, as you may read below, I was able to carve a very nice pipe
on my very first attempt!

	"How?", you ask.  

	I've got two words for you:  Dremel Drill.  (www.dremel.com)  

You don't "need" a drill like device to carve a pipe.  I'm sure any
combination of tools which would remove and then smooth wood, will
work.  In fact it seems to me that time and sandpaper are the most
important items in making a pipe.  This is just my experience, and I
thought my experience would be made easier with one such device.
Additionally, since I started smoking pipes I've wanted something to
re-wax my existing pipes.  It just so happens that the Dremel drill
will also do buffing and waxing.

I always thought that lots of big machinery was required to carve a
pipe.  Being a full time student, I knew I'd never own an entire
workshop within this decade, and thus thought I'd never be able to
even try my best at carving a pipe.  But while perusing my local
hardware store for something to add to (or perhaps create) my
masculinity, I came across the Dremel Drill.  I read a little about
what it could do, and it seemed to posses all the necessary power and
devices to carve and buff a pipe.  It had bits for: High speed carving
(effortlessly removes areas of wood), Sanding Drums, Buffing, Waxing,
and on and on.  What's more, I thought that IF I take the necessary
time to carefully carve my pipe and spend plenty of time sanding, I
could end up with a nice pipe which I might buy for one hundred and
thirty dollars.  So I spent a few more hours doing some high level,
complex math. . . . the kind of stuff for which I'm enrolled in
courses at college:

	130 (at least) for a good, known artist name, freehand pipe.

	130 = 100 (for Dremel Drill) + 30 (pipe kit from local shop).
	
As you can see, if you have the same ability to justify whims as I,
the drill would pay for itself after my very first pipe. . . . IF the
pipe was decent.  Thus, without training of any kind other than the
web page at Mark Tinsky's site (which is a must read for those who
might attempt to fashion their own pipe)
http://www2.amsmoke.com/AmSmoke/Services/PipeKit.html, I set out to
carve my first pipe.  The steps listed below were all that was
involved.

As an aside: I don't work for, nor do I know anyone associated with
Dremel, but my late father had told me some childhood stories
involving Racine Wisconsin where the drill happens to be made.  This
is not a commercial plug for the company.  Any drill like device which
can carve, sand and buff would have served my purposes.  Dremel just
happens to be the product I bought as it was versatile, well supported
by my local hardware store, warranted, . . . . and it was from Racine
Wisconsin; my dad would have liked that.

First, I went back to my local pipe shop and bought that piece of
plateaux briar with military stem.  Then I went to my local hardware
store and bought the Dremel Drill.  Steps 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 below,
involved the Dremel Drill.  I bought the Multi Pro + model which can
reach high speeds and came with all of the bits I needed except one:
the high speed carving drum bit used in step 3, it was only 3 dollars
extra at the same local store.

1.  Used Dremel's wire bristle brush to remove bark from plateaux.
2.  Sawed off excess wood with hack saw.
3.  Used Dremel's "High speed cutter" drum to bring block to a form I
    found appealing. 
4.  Used Dremel's 60 grit 1/2 inch sanding drum to bring block closer
    to smooth form. 
5.  Used Dremel's 120 grit 1/2 inch sanding drum to start the
    "smoothing" process. 
6.  Hand sanded pipe using 220, 320, 400, and finally 600 grit sanding paper.
7.  Used Dremel's felt polishing wheel to apply caranauba wax.

I did not disappoint myself.  The result is a very fine freehand, with
plateaux rim, and a finish which is smooth as glass.  In fact, after
sanding twice over with the 600 grit paper, the pipe literally shone
BEFORE I applied the wax.  To me, the only person for whom I was
carving this pipe, this is definitely a pipe for which I'd pay 130
dollars.

I took the pipe back to my local shop to show the owner (Wayne) what I
had done.  His reaction was extremely positive.  He could not believe
that this was the first pipe I had ever carved.  He was so
enthusiastic that he took one of his remaining raw briar blocks off of
the shelf and showed a few people in the shop, my creation contrasted
with the raw material.  Very flattering praise indeed.

I learned a lot about many things, and now (for better or worse) see
no bounding limit to the size of my collection, nor the variety of
styles included in said collection.  In time, with practice and
patience and plenty of sandpaper, I can probably make most any pipe
I'd like to own at one fifth or less of a commercial pipe's cost.  To
smoke my own pipe, designed and carved by myself, adds a feeling of
satisfaction and pride which I have never before felt while enjoying
our wonderful past time.

Eric F. Kahler
??????????????????????????
http://mars.superlink.net/ekahler/


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

Hello to all, I am a 19 year old fellow pipe smoker that enjoys the pipe as
much as life itself, I am very young when it comes to pipe smoking, but many
people tell me I am a man well beyond my years. I would like a questioned
answered to the best of anybody's ability.  I love old Bing Crosby Movies,
and especially his pipe he smoked, almost always a straight stem with a
silver band in it, is there anyway that anyone would know exactly or close
to it what kind of pipe he smoked, and if I can still find one like that
around today, thanks, F.P.

[ Charlie Di Franco has a picture from Bing Crosby in his store, with
a thank-you note for a pipe that Mr. Di Franco made for him.  You can
contact him at: C. Di Franco Pipe and Tobacco Shop, 797 Highway 33,
Hamilton Square, Trenton, NJ 08619. Tel: (609) 587-6375. Warning: if
you enter Charlie's store, you _will_ buy something! -S. ]


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From: Tom Kinnaird <???????????????>
Subject: Help Wanted!

I presently live in the Central "Land Of Enchantment!" I wont' mention
what brand of tobbaco(?) I've been smoking here in back of beyond, but
when I sent some for analysis, the report came back telling me that my
horse's bowl problems were undoubtibly fatal. The "cry for help" stems
from the fact that I'm moving to the green hills, and fish-filled
streams of Oregon, and was wondering if any of the "chosen few" could
tell me of some good tobbacconists in the Eugene/Salem area? 
	Thanks for PD, we somehow weathered the prohibition lunacy
earlier this century, I'm sure we'll struggle thru THIS one too. Keep
your matches dry and your tobbacco lit! Tom K.

[ Nothing for Oregon in the Guide, Tom.  However, what is your horse
smoking that gives him such severe bowl problems? -S. ]


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From: Douglas Mitchell <?????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #237 -- May 27, 1997

Steve,
Thought I'd drop a line in response to the reader who is looking for a
place to smoke his pipe that's somehow apart from the rest of the house
and the baby.  I can relate.  We've lived in Married Student Housing at
UNC Chapel Hill for the four years I've been in grad school, and I had to
find some way to fire up the pipe for late night study sessions (reading
Melville without a pipe?--avast there!).   Closing the door to the kitchen
with a towel under the door proved insufficient for SuperSniffer in the
bedroom, so I finally decided to tape off the door with masking tape.
Fortunately, there's a door opening onto an outside hallway from the
kitchen, so I can get in and out without unsealing things.  

As far as the ionizers, etc., go, I've had better luck with an open window
and a good size candle.  My wife swears that the ionizer didn't touch the
residual smoke.

One of these days, I'll have a study and not have to worry about it.  Who
knows?  I might actually be able to read PD while smoking a PIPE--imagine
that.

Best to all,
Douglas Mitchell


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From: ???????????????? (Jeff)
Subject: posting from pipes page

In regards to Bishop, the partially paralyzed pipe smoker, I have a few
suggestions:

Try a Churchwarden, with a long enough stem you could rest the bowl on the
arm of a chair or table.

As a friendly challenge/request to any pipe makers out there, perhaps they 
have some ideas for a design or two that might alleviate his problems. 
 They might even design a new unique shape, the "Bishop" for instance.

And I am sure I speak for some of my Pipe brothers that we would
gladly pass the hat for donations to help create this pipe and help
our fellow in the process of regaining his strength. Lets work
together, I am sure we can think of something

jeff   

[ Indeed.  I've been bouncing a few ideas around with Mark Tinsky and
Craig Tarler off-line.  But so far, we haven't been able to come up
with much; fate, or divine intervention, has done more, as his letter
(next) shows! -S. ]


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From: Jeroen Greveling <?????????????????????????>
Subject: PD #237

Dear Steve,

Thanks for sending PD #237 with my letter, after a few weeks now it is
a good discision tom place it in PD.  It is going a bit better, with
Pentecost I celebrated the High Mass in a shorter form, and last
Sunday I have my 121/2 priesthood anniversary and I have a great day
with a lot of people who give me warmth, strength, hope and love.  As
a present they give me a trip to the Holy Land with an organisation
specially for handicapped people for next year. So I hope a dream come
true!

From a parishener I get a magazine from America "Pipes and Tobaccos",
do you kow it, they will give me a subscription, what do you think of
it.

I try to sleep now, thanks again!!

with brotherly greetings,

                                              +jeroen

+<|;-? = turn your head to the left and see a bishop who is happy and
smokes his pipe!

[ I have a subscription to Pipes & Tobaccos, and, frankly, like it a
lot better than Cigar Aficionado these days.  Well worth the price!
Very glad to hear that your condition is better, and I'm sure we all
wish you a pleasant trip!  -S. ]


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

Hello, fellow smokers!
A beginner pipe smoker seeks help.

Last week I started smoking pipe. After three days of learning process
I burned my tongue to the degree where I couldn't stand pain from pipe
smoking anymore and had to go back to smoking cigarettes (which I am
hopelesely trying to quit for many years already).

It's been a week now since I stopped smoking a pipe, but my tongue
doesn't get better. Can someone please e-mail me an advice on how to
heal my tongue?  (Oh, and please send me personal mail since I am not
subscribed to the digest).

Shank you sho much!

[ It could be that the cigarettes are perpetuating a problem that the
pipe started.  You might want to lay off them for a while.  Also check
your diet (hot food) and toothpaste (some of them make tongue bite
worse). -S. ] 


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From: ?????????????????????????????????
Subject: Maker question

     Hi all, 
     I was recently given a pipe by a friend.  I believe he said It was 
     made by a Jim Bledsoe from PA.  Can anyone tell me about this 
     pipemaker just for discussions sake.  I am a newbie pipe smoker so I 
     am not real up on terminology but the bowl is of burl, free form, with 
     a long (10+ inch) stem.  It is very light and smokes very well.  It 
     has made for the perfect "sittin round philosophying" pipe.
     thanks
     eddie

[ It's called a "churchwarden," but I know nothing about Jim
Bledsoe. -S. ]


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From: Mummert Werner Civ 786CES/CEU <??????????????????????????????>
Subject: subscribing info

Hello Steve,

Today I read the first time the pipes web page. I was surprised how much
Info your pages contain. Please send me info if the Pipe Digest will be
published on paper also and how to subscribe in Germany. 

I am making unique briarwood pipes in germany since 8 years as a
sideline job. Most of the time I have approx 60 - 100 pipes on Stock. I
am interested to have my adress in the web pages as a pipemaker. Please
send me info on this.

I also have some good contacts to a manufactor of superior briarwood.
The range of woods is from a small block which comes in a bag of 48
douzans for a few cents per piece, to single selected super extra
quality blocks in straight grain or birds eye grain for $ 50.00 a piece.
Also entire roots and custom cut blockware is avaiable. If you know
somebody who is interested to buy, please forward my adress. 

You also can send me a reply to my email adress:
??????????????????????????????

My home adress is:

Werner Mummert
Am Kumb 17

D 67731 Otterbach

Tel: 49- 6301- 30749
Fax: 49- 6301- 33359

Yours faithfully

Werner Mummert

[ The PD is distributed by email only; I've entered your
subscription and placed your listing in the Resource Guide. -S. ]


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From: Sidney Chiu <??????????????????>
Subject: Please make me a member

My name is Sidney Chiu and I am quite a novice in the world of cigars. 
I am always looking for recommendations and experimentation with vairous
brands.  I am hoping that this will be the place where such information
can be found.  Please email me any such info 
	??????????????????   Thank You for any help.


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From: "Alan Block" <?????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #237 -- May 27, 1997

Your quote about the wood fires and heating oil needing to be banned is not
so far fetched.  Here in the otherwise calm, pleasant city of Beloit, WI we
are banned from burning leaves in autumn.  I have seriously thought of
moving because of this ordinance.  One of my fondest memories of autumn as
a youngster is burning leaves with my mother.  That smell is just Heaven to
me.

Outdoor wood fires are also regulated--you are to use them only when
cooking food.  We break this law often and have warming fires in our
backyard--and I always throw in a few leaves just to thumb my nose at
regulation.

Now comes word that the Tobacco-free Coalition wants to ban smoking of any
sort in all public places.  These are many of the same people who stopped
us from burning leaves.  Where will it stop?  Perhaps they will even ban
charcoal grills before too long.  Sad indeed.

Still, there is a strong group of people who are arguing with this faction
here.  Despite valid points (such as: don't you think the garbage trucks
picking up the unburned leaves are polluting more than the leaf burning
was?).  

In any event, I hope there are others out there who share my love of the
leaf-burning aroma--is there any tobacco that comes close to this smell? 
If so, I would love to know of it.

Yours in peace,
 Alan Block

[ Count me in.  I realize the problem of air pollution, and think that
mulching 'em is a better alternative -- but still fondly remember the
smell of burning leaves from my childhood. -S. ]


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From: "Erik R. Nevels" <???????????????????????>
Subject: Loose stem

Hello to all,

I have this little, minor problem, but anyway: I have a pipe that I've
wrecked (good word?) myself by taking the stem out while it was still hot
(yes indeed, my first pipe). Now it does'nt fit anymore.
I've read an article a few weeks ago where someone had a solution to make a
loose stem fit again. I've searched all the digests I've received sofar, but
could'nt find the article.
Is there someone who could help me out?

Many thanks in advance,

Erik.

[ There are quite a variety of cures.  If the stem isn't cracked, you
can try using a hair dryer to gently heat it, then press down to
expand the stem.  Be careful, and don't force-fit it -- if you get it
too large, sand it down with some fine sandpaper. -S. ]


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

    Looking for a source to purchase cotton pipe cleaners. Must be
cotton, not poly. Any help?

 Thanks,
 Larry H.

[ Dill's and Long's are cotton, aren't they? Dill's should be
available at a drugstore or supermarket near you. -S. ]


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From: ????????????????????????????
Subject: Advice - Nasal Snuff

I read in Pipes Digest #227 (November 15, 1996) an article by Prof. A.
Phillips Griffiths (6 Brockley Rd., West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 5JY
U.K. Tel 0115 981 0319) all about nasal snuff.

The professor also mentioned some places one could purchase snuff. I
have no idea if there are certain protocols when asking for brochures
from an overseas establishment.  Especially when my interest at this
time is pure curiosity.

Could you put me in contact with the professor and/or advise me on how
to approach an overseas tobacconist (for a brochures)?

Thanks much,
Dave Howell


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From: Neil Murray <?????????????????????????>
Subject:  Hello

Just a note, if you look at
http://www.digiscape.com/a&mgazette/briarpipes.html

you will find the new A&M Gazette web page.  Turned out ok, Digiscape
is a owned by a pretty good bunch who have some interesting literary
and art content areas.  If you attach to Digiscape.com you get their home
menu which leads to all of the fun stuff.

The next A&M Gazette has a pictorial retrospective of the Mastercraft
pipes factory from the 1940's.  Really great photos from the Paul
Spaniola collection.  This is going to be a great issue.  Although the last
issue was really fun to produce too.  Cille and Ralph Ledone are really
great people and have produced some very interesting pipes.
Take care,  Neil

[ Checking out the page now; even over a slowish PPP link, it looks
great! I've put the page in the Guide. -S. ] 


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

Hi Steve - I'm not sure if you received my request for list membership (via
the web) so if not please let this suffice...

I'm a 21 year old student at Michigan State University in East Lansing,
majoring in Criminal Justice. I've been smoking a pipe for the last two
years and have found the Digest to be a great resource. Thanks for all of
your time and efforts! 

I have a couple of additions to the Resource Guide:

Hain Pipe Shop
225 S George St
York PA 17403
717-843-2237

Pipes and More (formerly Darts and More)
Lake St (2 blks E of Red Arrow Hwy)
Bridgman MI

Also, if there are any other younger pipe smokers at MSU or in the Lansing
area that would like to get together, I'd love to get an E-mail. 

Thanks - AJ

[ Thank you for the Guide listings, AJ! -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????? (Ernie Sanchez)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Just a note to let you know how much I enjoy the digest and the
information provided for the neophyte smoker.  Like many others I was
a cigar smoker who found that a pipe was more enjoyable and not as
"trendy as cigars.  I think we all owe Dr. Grabow our thanks for
providing us with many new friends.  I recently acquired a Savinelli
pipe at a local antique store for a few dollars, and being new to this
pleasurable hobby, was hoping someone out there could give me some
information on it.  It is a well smoked dark briar pot bowl style of
pipe with a rough, twisted grain surface.  it has a saddle stem, round
shank and a wedge bit.  On the bottom is stamped the Savinelli name, a
small shield with an "s" in the middle, the number 4014, and the
country og origin. If anyone has any information on this style of pipe
please post it in the digest or email me directly.  Many thanks, Ernie
Sanchez


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From: Ron Collman <?????????????????>
Subject: Have an old pipe

Steve,

Don't quite know who to ask.

A friend of mine recently purchased an austrian pipe made of briarwood
or maybe olive?  It is a novelty pipe.  In the shape of a wine bottle
with an alluminum cap (more on the cap later).  The "bottle unscrews at
the middle.  The bottlom of the bottle becomes the bowl.  A piece inside
that is wood and alluminum, comes apart. the alluminum piece is flipped
and becomes the connector of the wooden piece and the bowl.  A cream
white plastic muthpiece is screwed into this stem.  The top of the
"bottle" looks like a tamper, but further inspection of the alluminum
"cap" revealed a clear bead in the end.  Looking throught this top of
the bottle like a kaleidoscope reveals a microfilm of a French portrait
of a ballarina.  Nothing racey.  The alluminum cap has AUSTRIA stamped
on the side.

Do you have any information on this?  It's worth?  Or Who to talk to?

Thanks for your time.

Ron Collman
?????????????????


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: How do I research a pipe?

Hello,
       I am new to the internet & to the world of pipes. My husband smokes a
pipe & I recently bought a beautiful antique Meersham pipe for his upcomming
birthday.The pipe came in a velvet lined leather case in the same Sherlock
Holmes shape , and has the initials GWC, and the date December 25,1878 etched
into the handle..I would like to find  any information possible on this type
of pipe. Being new to the internet, I am having a little difficulty finding
this information, & would great greatly appreciate any help you may be able
to give me in this matter.
                                                Thank you in advance for your
time,
                                                       Penny Iles
                                                        ?????????????????


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From: ?????????????????? (Alan Waring)
Subject: GBD Unique

Hi Steve & readers,

Have searched high and low for info re: GBD Uniques. Apart from the fact 
that Mr. Jamison cut them et al, my GBD Unique is a mystery.

It is a very large half-bent sitter with the #12 stamped on the shank, which
at this point, means nought. It weighs a half-pound with a 1 1/16" tapered
bore.

Are there any experts out there who would be kind enough to dispell some of
the mystery, or point me in the right direction? Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Alan Waring


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From: "CHRISTIAN E. ROGERS" <??????????????????????>
Subject: I found Dunhill, etc

Hello All,

	I have been receiving the digest now for a couple of weeks, and thought
perhaps I should introduce myself and ask for some assistance. My name
is Chris Rogers. I am an Intern Architect with a small residential firm
in South Georgia. The nearest smoke shop is an hour and a half away by
car and is not well stocked at that. 
	I have recently begun collecting pipes in earnest, and have run across
some in an antique shop I think may be worthy, but I would like to
appeal to the readers for some assistance regarding rarity and value. I
found a Dunhill straight Shell Briar Has a small 3 after England. It has
a 4 inside a circle followed by a S. The text is laid out like this: 

196 F/T    DUNHILL        MADE IN      4 S
          SHELL BRIAR     ENGLAND3  

I would like to have it cleaned, reamed and the stem and bit polished.
What would be the recommended course of action for me. Thank you for the
help.
I also found the following:
	A large sandblast finished 3/4 or full bent made by PLANET in 	
England.
	A DADSON Londonmade 10
	Stanwell 35
        Stanwell 50
	Lorenzo standard 740
	Tinder Box Monza 5
	Parliment 9465 
	Several Kaywoodies
	Leather covered Longchamp France
	Sasieni 4 dot carved straight
	New Haven Jacqueline Ltd England
	Elsinore			
I suspect some are trash, but are any worth the $10 - $28 they are
asking? I paid $25 for the Dunhill. Let me hear your opinions. Thanks.

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

Any recommendations for a good English tobacco. I am a previous cigar smoker
who likes to natural flavor.


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From: ?????????????
Subject: Greetings from Indiana

Hi Steve.  I have really enjoyed the digest now for about one 
year.  Thank you.  Two questions:  Since your website is so complete, 
what else is provided when one "subscribes" to Pipe Digest?  Also, as I 
go through some of the back issues on the web, can you recommend any 
particular digest issue numbers that reference information on older 
Charatans and/or early Barlings?  Thanks again for a great service!

Regards,
Paul

[The subscription gets you the email addresses of people who submit
articles; they're removed from the Web page to prevent spamming.  On
the other hand, a keyword search for "Barling" or "Charatan" might
reveal some good articles. -S. ]


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From: Kiyoshi Muramatsu <????????????????>
Subject: What happened to Dunhill tobaccos via 1980?

Dear members,
  I used to enjoy Dunhill pipe tobaccos (My Mixture 965, Standard Mix.,
Nightcap, etc.) untill around 1980 when suddenly the taste of all
Dunhill tobaccos changed without notice nor explanation. Since then, I
tried everything available here in Japan and have not found till today
anything which has the full aroma and taste of Dunhill tobaccos of good
old days.
  Is there anyone who can tell me what happened to the Dunhill tobaccos
around 1980?
  Could anyone tell me some other tobaccos that would be comparable to
old Dunhill tobaccos?
  I'm still looking for tobaccos that could give me the real
satisfaction of smoking like the Dunhill tobaccos before 1980.
  I would appreciate any information.
  Thank you.
                Kiyoshi from Tokyo Japan


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From: "Richard E. Byer" <????????????????>
Subject: Re: Poor Richards

At 09:45 PM 5/27/97 -0700, Mark Lathem wrote: 

>I am pleased to announce that I've finally found a nice tobacco shop 
>in my part of the world.  The establishment is "Poor Richard's
>Pipe & Tobacco Shoppe" in San Bernadino, CA.  They are already listed 

[ Quote of Mark's article snipped for space. -S. ]

Ah, this brings back fond memories.  Poor Richards was my first pipe shop.
My father used to take me there with him on Saturdays.  (Is it still on
Highland Avenue?)  I bought my first pipes (I still have one, a GBD Second
with their name on it) and my first cigars there in 1972.

Rick
(who is trying to figure out which pipe(s) to take along on a 350-mile
bicycle ride coming up next month)

_______________________________________
|Rick Byer <????????????????>          |
|Rider # 175DC Washington, DC Aids Ride|
|Raleigh/Durham to DC, June 19-22, 1997|
|Ask me for pledge information.        |
|______________________________________|

[ Good luck on the ride, Rick! -S. ]


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

There was no mention of the "Gold Crown" brand, quite prevalent during the
1960s and of which some are still available.  Given their shape and bowl
size, I would believe them to be Dunhill relatives.  Most tobacconists are
without a clue, and NML never seems to have them.  Has anyone seen them, or
better still, smoked them?  They really are quite smokable.  However, their
origin remains a mystery to me.


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From: ??????????????? (Brush)
Subject: Pipes Digest subscription change

Hi Steve,

[ Administrativa deleted. -S. ]

And, even though I don't post to the Digest much, please know that I love
the issues and think you're doing an amazing job with it all. You're
committed, responsible and intelligent, and the pipe/cigar people are a
great bunch. With all the garbage coming out against cigars (and what did
you think of that AHA-published study on secondhand smoke conveniently
coming out RIGHT BEFORE that landmark secondhand smoke court case), it's
great to read some calm, balanced views on pipes, cigars, and tobacco.

Keep up the great work!

Linnea Brush

                                        ***

"Ai, que a partida esta divartida, mas tenho que distilar meu vinho."



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From: ??????????????? (Brush)
Subject: Smoke

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the address change.

The secondhand smoke case has just been filed, as I recall -- there is no
ruling yet, although the story indicated that this would be the case
everyone would watch to see what ruling is made. It appeared on the front
page of the L.A. Times this past Monday. I tried to go out on the Web to
get the exact details, but since our switchover to the new ISP, Netscape is
crashing and my husband has to do some work with it.

What I remember is that the case involves one or several airlines and their
employees. I'm a researcher by profession, so I am reluctant to say too
much without the facts in front of me. I do know the case (if it goes to
court) is expected to be a landmark ruling for other secondhand smoke
cases, at least according to the Times. I will try to find more information
about it either tonight or tomorrow and e-mail it to you. I found it
interesting that the secondhand smoke research study on the nurses came out
right before this case was filed. To my way of thinking, a study that
claimed that strong of a connection between secondhand smoke and heart
disease would have been published in The Lancet or The New England Journal.
I was surprised (but not too much) that it was published in an American
Heart Association journal. But chances are they were going for a quick
publication date rather than the lengthy review process of those higher
prestige journals.

Not that I'm biased or anything.

Anyway, I'll let you know what I find. BTW, as I type this, I'm enjoying a
harder-to-find-these-days Fuente Curly Head maduro. A cheaper, but
extremely satisfying, cigar.

Chat with you later,

Linnea

[ I was puzzled about what case that was, so I wrote Linnea, and she
responded... -S. ]

I went to the L.A. Times archives Web site
[www.latimes.com/cgi-bin/archsearch-cgi] and found the article. They make
you pay for the whole thing, but they include the gist of it. It appeared
on Monday, June 2nd:

"Trial to Test Secondhand Smoke Liability

"Lawyers for the tobacco industry and 60,000 flight attendants are girding
for the start this week of a historic trial that will test the industry's
liability for illnesses supposedly caused by secondhand smoke."

You might be able to search PR Newswire or Businesswire for the full-text
article.

You can see why I questioned the AHA research study. You just can't trust
anything like that anymore.

Hope all is well with you.

--Linnea

[ This, despite the extra cosmic radiation at high altitudes, fuel
vapor, etc... Then I asked Linnea if it would be OK to print her
letter, and she responded... -S. ]

Hi there,

I just got home and found your e-mail re: putting my letter in the Pipes
Digest. By all means, please do -- although you might want to edit it so
that the info I sent to you today about the case gets included.

Since we're on the subject, I went out to one of the anti-smoking pages
that had lots of links to other anti-smoking pages. Although I don't think
anyone should regulate another person's choices, I was at least heartened
to see nothing related to cigars and pipes, at least by name. My fear is
that the hysteria against cigarettes (which, face it, have very little real
tobacco in them) will extend to cigars and pipes. It is happening here in
L.A. to a certain extent, which is why I've written to the L.A. Times about
their shoddy research techniques.

On a more interesting note, I don't know if you watch the Discover channel,
but I saw one of the episodes of "The New Detectives" (about forensic
detective work) and John Trestrail was prominently featured in his
professional role as toxicologist. I have a copy of his "Pipe Smoking and
Health" (I assume the two people are the same) which I believe I learned
about through the Pipes Digest. I was very impressed with him and his
credentials on the program and, like the M.D. you contacted for the last
Pipes Digest, am happy that intelligent and credentialed individuals can be
spokespeople for the continued right to choose.

Well, time for my evening cigar. Take care, and I'm sure I'll be in
touch again!

Linnea

                                        ***

"Ai, que a partida esta divartida, mas tenho que distilar meu vinho."

[ Linnea, thanks for taking the time to write the LA Times and do the
research on your own!  If more of us did so, we will weather the
current witch hunt better. -S. ]


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From: ????????????????????? (Doug)
Subject: posting from pipes page

REMOTE_HOST = ns.cablelabs.com
REMOTE_ADDR = 199.35.198.2
---------- posting ----------
Hi:

I'm new to pipe smoking and have two pipes and a very few accessories.
I've found two fair pipe and tobacco stores here in Denver, but I'm
interested in what's available in a larger sense.

Do any of you know of any mail-order companies that specialize in
smoking (especially pipe) accessories.  I'm especially interested in
those that have catalogs that I could request, preferably via the
internet or e-mail

Please respond directly, as I do not yet subscribe to this lis.  Thanks!
-doug-

[ There are plenty of mail-order companies in the Resource Guide,
which is also available through the Web page.  Dealers, if you'd like
to contact Doug, please send him a (one) note. -S. ]




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From: Mike Collins <?????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe shops in Taipei,Taiwan

     Steve,
     
     I have been reading the digest and smoking a pipe since Christmas '96 
     thanks to my wife. I trave quite often to Taiwan and Japan on 
     business. I read about the two pipe shops in Tokyo from the digest and 
     they are very nice compared to the ones near where I live in 
     Austin,Tx. I was looking for one in Taipei if they exist. I am 
     actually here in Taipei now. I would appreciate any help you or the 
     readers could provide.
     
     Thanks,
     
     Mike Collins


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: a really bad joke...

 ...during my recent correspondence with the young Mr. Joseph Sheedy of
the Briar & Dairy Club, I had this great idea for an advertisement
sponsored by both Caminetto and the National Dairy Council in which all
of their members would be smoking upper-end Caminettos after having each
drunk a glass of milk..."Where's *your* Moustache?"
<set dead-air to drown out groaning = on>
to/\/\ (who will certainly regret this...)
??????????????????
**This short sentence demonstrates Fibonacci-like cybersuperfluosity.**

[ It'll never happen, Tom, but it's an amusing thought.  OTOH, I heard
of a person in Seattle who is suing the dairy board because he got
addicted to milk, got heart disease, and the cartons had no warning.
Go figure... -S. ]


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From: ????????????????? (Ian Highway)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Steve,

I guess that one of the benifits of being a sales rep on the road is
that I have the chance to visit a lot of shops through out the
provience I live in. During my most recent trip I accquired a couple
of new pipes. The first is a Nording freehand that the shop owner said
had been sitting in the display cabinet collecting dust since he had
purchased the store.(15 years ago) Seems that no one wanted to but it
cause it was too big. (G) I'm not going to say how much I paid for it
cause I do not want to make anyone ill, but lets say that it was less
than 2 tins of tobacco. The second pipe is a mystery to me. It was
buried under a bunch of misc stuff with only the bowl exposed. When I
pulled it out, it was only 3 3/4" long. The bowl is a full sized
medium apple with a slight bend. Sandblast finish. The stem however is
only 1 1/4" long. It is stamped Lollo Pipe Italy on the bottom. Can
anyone give me more info on this pipe? Was it made for a short
smoke????

Now to the sad part. My one and only Dunhill has developed a small
crack under the shank :( Just noticed it the other day. I have never
dropped this pipe and never remove the stem while it is warm. The
crack doesn't affect the smoke but it really pains me to see it.  Does
anyone know if Dunhill has a repair depot in Canada and if so what
their address might be? I would like to have this pipe repaired as
soon as possible.

Thanks again for the great newsletter.

Regards,

Ian Highway

*Darn...lost my henway again....*

[ I have a few addresses for Dunhill in the Guide, but none in
Canada. -S. ]


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From: ??????????????????????? (Marcus Jacob)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Dear pipesmokers

Some time ago, I've read that Bell's Three Nuns is no longer available
in the rolled and sliced variety. This seemed to be the truth, because
as I bought a pouch of it it was the rubbed out one. (nevertheless a
great smoke :)

Just this morning I went to my dealer and decided to buy it in the tin,
only because I like the tins and I thought it would contain 100 gramm
instead of 50.

So I was a bit disappointed as I saw the label and I was a 50 gr tin,
but you should have seen my face as I opened the tin and saw that it was
the disk-type !

So is this only a left-over or are the both types still produced ?
Should I buy all the tins I can get ? :)

And whats the best way to smoke: rubb it or build a stack of the slices
in my pipe, as someone suggested ?

Regards

Marcus Jacob
Erfurt, Germany


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From: nobody <?????????????????>
Subject: posting from pipes page

   Hi all
     First I want to say how much I enjoy the PD. It has taught me a lot
about the difference between good and bad pipes. How to load and smoke
my new pipes and so much more. Many thanks for the people who produce the
Digest and to those who contribute articals to the zine.
   I have just ordered my second Kirsten. They are a great pipe to smoke and
are reasonably priced. Both are of the black colored with black sand 
blasted bowl. I would highly recamend them to any one who is just starting
out and even to long time smokers. Especially if they can smoke on the job.
   The wife and I have just started chating on the internet. They are some
great chat rooms out their. True theirs a lot of garbage to. You just have
to sort and pick. My question is: is their any chat rooms with the subject
of pipes. I'd love to set down and have a good chat with other pipe smoker
while enjoying a bowl of my Captian Black.
                     Happy Smoke Trails to you all

                             Alton or Poobear58

[ Indeed there are; the #pipes IRC channel is a great crowd.  Have a
look at http://www.muskingum.edu/~tbarkley/pipe.htm. -S. ]


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From: Tom Foxall <??????????????????>
Subject: escudo

Steve,

	Do you know what has happened to Cope's Escudo pipe tobacco?  It is a
great navy cut blend of virginia and Perique but is no longer available
in the US.  I have been told by tobacconists that it is made but not
exported to the US any longer for legal reasons, that it is no longer
being produced due to poor sales, etc..  I would like to know if it is
being made and still available.  I understand that some European tobacco
products (Silk cut cigarettes,etc) are not exported to the US any more
because of a fear of lawsuits.
	Do you know anything about this or where I could obtain information. 
It is difficult to find tobacco shops in the UK on the web.

Tom Foxall
Durham, NH


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

I am trying to find information about Cope's Escudo pipe tobacco.
This is a great navy cut blend that has been around for years but is
no longer available.  I have been given conflicting information by
tobacconists that it is still manufactured but not imported for legal
reasons and that it is no longer made due to financial reasons.  I
would like to know if it is still produced, where, how I could
purchase some, and why it is not available in the US.  Thank you.

[ Escudo is no longer being produced, anywhere.  Sorry... -S. ]


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From: Jim Murray <?????????????????>
Subject: Tobacco Shop

Steve,

I just downloaded the most current Pipe and Cigar Resource Guide and noticed
that it did not have the listing of a tobacco shop that opened in Albany,
New York about a year a ago.

Here is the information:

Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe
Colonie Center
Albany, New York 12205
518-482-1351
1-800-494-9144
http://www.albany.net/~habana/
Owner: Scott Bendett

PS - I am the WebMaster for the Habana Premium Web Site.

I don't know how or where this next bit of information would fit in the Pipe
and Cigar Resource Guide but I run my own web site called "Jim's Cigar and
Pipe Page". It's a non-commerical site, but provides some great information
and links. Please take a look: http://www.albany.net/~murray/

Thanks........;-)

Jim Murray
******************************************************************
Jim Murray
Schenectady, New York
e-mail: ?????????????????
******************************************************************
Check out my web sites:

Jim's Cigar & Pipe Page
http://www.albany.net/~murray/ 
 
Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe
http://www.albany.net/~habana/
*******************************************************************
"Life is too short to smoke cheap cigars!"

and

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity"
*******************************************************************


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From: "Goudreau, Cheryl           HSD" <???????????????????>
Subject: Affordable Humidors for your Tobacco & Cigars Needs

Hi to all Pipe Digest Readers:
My husband and I are new subscribers to the Pipes Digest.  We think it's
a wonderful idea and wish you all a warm hello!	If you are looking for
affordable housing for your tobacco and cigars we have just the right
product.  Many people just can't afford the $300.00 plus prices for
fancy boxes to keep your smokes.  We have affordable humidors that are
equipped with a humidifier and hygrometer.  Hold up to 75 cigars,
spanish cedar lined and are available in Oak, Cherry and Rosewood.
These beautifully made humidors are retailing in high priced stores for
$200 and up. We are offering them to you for $75.00 plus shipping.   We
also carry a line of chrome keyring plug cutters and a double blade
cutters.   If you are interested  or would like more information please
contact Cheryl Goudreau at ??????????????????? or call me at (860)
654-6991. 
We are a small home business and can cater to our customers needs in a
quick manner. 
We are still thinking of a name for our business, if anyone has any
suggestions please feel free to contact us.
If we use your idea we will sent you a free humidor for the idea!
Thank you for your time and pass the word along that there is affordable
housing for your tobacco and cigar needs.

Cheryl and Ken Goudreau
???????????????????


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From: ??????????????????
Subject: initialisation & maitenance

Hi Steve,
I read you article on pipe maintenance it`s very good, when I started smoking
a pipe back in the early 1970`s it was a bit hit or miss no advice freely
given then. Exept when I bought my first real pipe a peterson ! and still it
is my favorite pipe. Yes I smoke others wich I like but this is my best pipe
and it cost me #5. and is as good as the day I bought it, well almost. The
tobacco I smoked then was clan & hollandhouse, troost and the like. I thought
condor was too strong, little did I know then that this would be one of the
tobacco`s I now smoke.
I live in wales uk and although we have tobacconist not too far away (10
miles) I tend to get enough to last me a few months at a time.
Drop me an e-mail let me know how you rate the peterson pipes, I have a free
trial with aol and it is up soon but I will keep your address in case I stay
on aol.
yours AL. 


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From: Tom Foxall <??????????????????>
Subject: escudo

Steve,

	Do you know what has happened to Cope's Escudo pipe tobacco?  It is a
great navy cut blend of virginia and Perique but is no longer available
in the US.  I have been told by tobacconists that it is made but not
exported to the US any longer for legal reasons, that it is no longer
being produced due to poor sales, etc..  I would like to know if it is
being made and still available.  I understand that some European tobacco
products (Silk cut cigarettes,etc) are not exported to the US any more
because of a fear of lawsuits.
	Do you know anything about this or where I could obtain information. 
It is difficult to find tobacco shops in the UK on the web.

Tom Foxall
Durham, NH


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From: Jim Murray <?????????????????>
Subject: Tobacco Shop

Steve,

I just downloaded the most current Pipe and Cigar Resource Guide and noticed
that it did not have the listing of a tobacco shop that opened in Albany,
New York about a year a ago.

Here is the information:

Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe
Colonie Center
Albany, New York 12205
518-482-1351
1-800-494-9144
http://www.albany.net/~habana/
Owner: Scott Bendett

PS - I am the WebMaster for the Habana Premium Web Site.

I don't know how or where this next bit of information would fit in the Pipe
and Cigar Resource Guide but I run my own web site called "Jim's Cigar and
Pipe Page". It's a non-commerical site, but provides some great information
and links. Please take a look: http://www.albany.net/~murray/

Thanks........;-)

Jim Murray
******************************************************************
Jim Murray
Schenectady, New York
e-mail: ?????????????????
******************************************************************
Check out my web sites:

Jim's Cigar & Pipe Page
http://www.albany.net/~murray/ 
 
Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe
http://www.albany.net/~habana/
*******************************************************************
"Life is too short to smoke cheap cigars!"

and

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity"
*******************************************************************


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From: "Goudreau, Cheryl           HSD" <???????????????????>
Subject: Affordable Humidors for your Tobacco & Cigars Needs

Hi to all Pipe Digest Readers:
My husband and I are new subscribers to the Pipes Digest.  We think it's
a wonderful idea and wish you all a warm hello!	If you are looking for
affordable housing for your tobacco and cigars we have just the right
product.  Many people just can't afford the $300.00 plus prices for
fancy boxes to keep your smokes.  We have affordable humidors that are
equipped with a humidifier and hygrometer.  Hold up to 75 cigars,
spanish cedar lined and are available in Oak, Cherry and Rosewood.
These beautifully made humidors are retailing in high priced stores for
$200 and up. We are offering them to you for $75.00 plus shipping.   We
also carry a line of chrome keyring plug cutters and a double blade
cutters.   If you are interested  or would like more information please
contact Cheryl Goudreau at ??????????????????? or call me at (860)
654-6991. 
We are a small home business and can cater to our customers needs in a
quick manner. 
We are still thinking of a name for our business, if anyone has any
suggestions please feel free to contact us.
If we use your idea we will sent you a free humidor for the idea!
Thank you for your time and pass the word along that there is affordable
housing for your tobacco and cigar needs.

Cheryl and Ken Goudreau
???????????????????


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From: Bruce Harris <??????????????????>
Subject: PD

Steve,
     Please pass on to the group that I am looking to buy a smooth finish
A/R Caminetto. Thanks.
Bruce


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From: Robert Munn <????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest posting

(Hope I've sent this to correct address, please correct me if wrong).

I've been receiving the Digest since November and thought it was time to
introduce myself to the other members.  I've begun downloading and
reading the previous 200 issues of the Digest -- amazing how much
information has been exchanged over the last 8 years!  Hats off to you
Steve, for bringing all of us together.

I've smoked a pipe since 1970, when one of the professors I had at the
University of Washington allowed (and encouraged) smoking during his
classes.  (Ah yes, the golden age of smoking, when everyone didn't go
around with a chip on their shoulder and fly into a rage at the scent of
smoke -- it would seem that tolerance has died along with common sense
and courtesy).  My father had smoked a pipe off and on -- mostly old
Medico filter pipes and Half & Half.  I too started out with a Medico,
then graduated (?) to a Dr. Grabow.  My best friend's father smoked
Field and Stream, and I tried that for a while.  I then went through a
phase where I tried virtually every kind of drug store tobacco out
there, from Borkum Riff to Rum and Maple.  After a few months of this, I
found a local store called Pipelane (still have stores in Bellevue,
Northgate, Edmonds and Everett) and switched over to one of their house
blends.

One of my favorite pipes from the early 70s was a Hilson Fantette.  I'm
sure that some would find fault with its 70's look now, but I remember
it was a very good smoking pipe.  I understand that Hilson quit making
them some time ago, but if anyone knows where I can find them today, I'd
really be interested in picking up a Fantette or Fantasia.

In the late 70s I started jogging, and put up the pipe for a couple of
years.  Now some fifteen years later (and two wiped out knees later)
I've found renewed enjoyment in my pipes, and have started adding to my
collection again.  I have a Dunhill and a Peterson, but I have to say
that some of my favorite smokes are some "no-names" and "estate" pipes I
picked up at antique stores and flea markets.

I've lived all my life in the Seattle area (currently in Redmond, home
of everybody's favorite billionaire, Bill Gates) and wish that we had
some of the club and pipe show activity I read about in other areas. Of
course, Seattle and Washington state is one of the more pipe unfriendly
areas, and the government here seems to consider smokers on a par with
child molesters.  

I'd really enjoy hearing from anyone out there who can help me find a
Hilson (or two!).  Thanks again for providing such a great (and civil)
forum for pipe smokers.

[ Have you contacted the Seattle Smokers?  ??????????????????? will
get 'em. -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????? (Alan Waring)
Subject: Literature of the pipe

Hi Steve & readers,

Took Mark Lathem's advice (PD#235) and sent a dollar to Ben Rapaport @
Antiquarian Tobbaciana for list of books & c., and I wasn't disappointed
(thanks much, Mark).

The pipe smoker that hasn't forsaken the pleasure of reading (especially
about pipes & tobbacos), will find a veritable treasure-trove @ AT. The
article on Charatan Pipes was worth the price of the entire set of The
Compleat Smoker magazine!

Ben is most helpful to the novice in the literature of the pipe, and very
generous with his knowledge & time. A rare thing among booksellers nowadays.

Thanks to S&S,
Alan Waring


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From: Justin Fullmer <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest #237 -- May 27, 1997 -Reply

Hello Steves, and fellow pipers,
     I am a fairly new pipe lover.  I discovered the pleasures of a
good pipe six months ago, around the same time that I found the
"Digest" on the net.  I really have enjoyed reading the back copies
and digesting, pun intented, all the great information on my new
obsession.
     I am thirty years old, an electrical engineer for my local power
company, and I have a wonderful four year old boy whose mom is
pregnant with our second.

     I live in Utah where there are only three tobacco shops for the
entire state.  All three are in Salt Lake City.  Two are Tinderboxes,
and the third is Jeanies Smoke Shop.


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From: Michael George <?????????????????????>
Subject: butane lighter

Hello fellow pipe smokers!

First, many thanks to the Steves for such a great site and mailing list!

I recently got a butane lighter for my pipe.  I have heard that they
can scorch the bowl and this concerns me.  The initial lights are easy
enough, but once the ash is over 1/2 way down the bowl, how should I
light it?  If I aim the flame straight down, it loops back and burns
the lighter and my thumb.  If I angle the flame, it will hit the side
of the bowl before getting to the tobacco.

Should I use matches when I get that far down?  Should I get quicker
at re- lighting so that it doesn't burn the bowl before the tobacco?
Is it not really a major concern?

Thanks for any and all advice!

-Michael George

-- 
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

[ Try reducing the flame height a little. -S. ]


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From: Terry Hagley <????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe prices reduced

        I've reduced the prices (substantially, in some cases) on most of
the pipes on my web page, so have a look.

        I've also added two items not yet on the page:

1. Ben Wade quarter bent pot, smooth finish. $18 shipped in the US.

2. GBD Rockroot square shank, flat bottom, quarter bent bell dublin. $22
shipped.

Terry


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From: ????????????????????
Subject: Re: willmer pipe

Steve, I have a Willmer pipe that my wife bought for me in London a
few years ago.  She only paid 10 pounds for it but it smokes as well
as my Dunhills and any others I own.  I have never seen them in the
states.  Are these knock offs from a major brand or is this a small
company? How can I find more of these?  Thanks, Jason


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From: Steve Beaty <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: posting from pipes page

At 09:50 PM 6/14/97 -0700, [ ??????????????? ] wrote:
Hello, I am new to pipe collecting and new to the internet.  I would
greatly appreciate someone's help with the following: I purchased a
Savinelli, Punto Oro with a Sterling Mounting - it has been smoked but is in
excellent condition.  Wondering how I can determine the age and the value.
Your help is appreciated.

        probably the best way would be to go to their web site at:
http://www.savinelli.it/ or send them email at: ?????????????????

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


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From: ??????????????????????? (Jimmy Waynick)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hi Steve

My name is Jimmy Waynick, and have been on your mailing list only a short
period of time.  I have received issues #236 & #237, and have read and 
reread them as well as all the the back issues.

Thanks to your excellent publication, my short pipe smoking career is
going extremely well.  To date, I only have four pipes (since I have more
than one, that makes me a collector, right), one of which is a very nice
Peterson I received for my birthday.  It was purchased at a local tobacco
shop, which at the time was the only one in the area.  And guess what, I
found it in your resource guide.

Also thanks to the Digest, not only have I found and enjoy Pipes & Tobacco
magazine, I have discovered #pipes on irc (internet relay chat).  There, 
not only have I made some good friends, but have received a world of
information and instruction from the others that hang out there.  I must
admit that once I was chastised there because I kept referring to myself
as a "pesky" newbie.  I was "politely" informed that on that channel, 
there was no such thing as a "pesky" newbie, newbies yes, pesky no.

In issue #237, Mr Herbert wrote of his experience with a Tinder Box Shop
he had visited at one of the malls he frequents.

The Saturday before Fathers Day, I was fortunate enough to visit the
Lennox Tinder Box Shop in Atlanta, Ga.  OH, what a plesant experience that
visit was.  I spent quite a long time in that store, and was greeted by
a young employee (probably mid to late twenties).  This young man amazed
me with all the knowledge of pipes and tobacco he has amassed in his short
lifetime.  It was a busy time for these people, and I saw alot of customers
(young and old, men and women, long hair and short hair), come and go.
Each and everyone was treated with all the courtesy and respect they
deserved.  I left the store with a smile on my face and a big bag full of
differen blends of tobacco, some of which I have already enjoyed.  I 
found out that a Tinder Box Shop has recently opened here in Savannah, GA
and I am anciously awaiting another experience like the one I enjoyed at
the Lennox Shop.

Keep up the good work, and I can't wait for the next issue of the digest.

Jimmy Waynick
Savannah, GA
???????????????????????


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From: Rob Denholtz <???????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #237 -- May 27, 1997

Steve, I'd like to let subscribers know that the June edition of the
FINE OLDE BRIARS estate pipes catalog is now available (and free).
Contact Rob Denholtz at ??????????? or call (914) 462-0751.  And, once
again, thanks for allowing me to get this information to your readers!

Regards,  Rob

Rob Denholtz
FINE OLDE BRIARS
20 Clover Hill Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


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From: Donald Churn <????????????????????????>
Subject: Submisson to Pipe Digest - Pipe smoking in Russia

 Steve,

Attached is an document from Andrew Zaitsev, a resident of Kursk,
Russia.  Andrew is an avid pipe smoker with whom I have been
corresponding for several months.  Andrew has written up a short
document on pipe smoking in Russia.  Hr has sent what he wrote to me
asking that I help him with his English and that I forward it to you for
inclusion in a future addition of Pipe Digest.  I have tried to rewrite
some of what Andrew has written, but I have also tried to avoid changing
his document from it's original meaning.
Can you also add Andrew to the Pipe Digest Mailing list?  I have been
forwarding him copies of the Digest, but it would be nice if he can get
his own copy.  His address is  '???????????????????????'

Best Regards,
Don Churn
Venice Florida

Smoking in Russia - A short review of the past and an update on current
pipe smoking in Russia.

Written by Andrew Zaitsev - Kursk, Russia.

Smoking was brought to Russia by King Piter The Great in the 17 century.
This great and severe king brought the culture of Europe to Russia. The
beards were cut and wigs were worn by men.  Sciences also were studied.
In the beginning smoking was considered an infernal potion and it was
accepted very negatively by church, but King Piter, by force, achieved
it's acceptance. It was a great time.
Pipe smoking in subsequent times was widely accepted, as it was all over
the world, but perhaps only in the beginning of the twentieth century it
became established in works of art.  The writer, widely known in Russia,
Alexey Tolstoy,  has devoted many stories to smoking and about the art
of smoking.  Alexey Tolstoy was widely known in Russia as a large
connoisseur of pipes and  as a  smoker of  pipes.  In one of his stories
he writes about a good way of humidifying of tobacco:  'you should take
piece of a green apple and put into the tobacco'.  (A small note, when I
speak about a green apple in Russia, it is called 'Antonovka' and has a
acid-sweet taste and strong aroma.)  I have taken advantage of this
advice. It really works good.  I can agree with the advice Tolstoy
gives.  The tobacco becomes softer and more fragrant. But do not abuse,
with excessive humidifying the tobacco can sour.
Approximately in the same time in Russia another writer Ilya Erenburg,
also a passionate pipe smoker, worked. To all fans of pipe smoking I
recommend that you read a book which is a collection  of stories
,'Thirteen Pipes ' -  a thin and deep book about smoking, about the
people and their feelings. In the thirtieth years  (1930s) there was a
most well known pipesmoker - Joseph Stalin. About his pipe smoking many
legends are told. One  legend says that Joseph Stalin filled pipe with
Russian cigarette  tobacco called 'Herzegovina Flor'. But in one of the
chronicles of that time I have read that Joseph Stalin very much loved
English tobacco and English pipes.
But the essence of my small research is reduced to the story about
smoking in Russia nowadays and in the near past. 70,  80, and certainly
90 years ago. Presently in the Soviet Union (I shall remind you, there
was such state) two categories of  people smoke pipes.  First are the
known people of art who had the time and opportunity to go abroad the
iron curtain.  Possessing sufficient courage, yes, and sufficient
independence to smoke pipe. Certainly simply just having an opportunity
to get  a pipe of high quality and to regularly get good tobacco.  I
will stop to talk about courage and about the opportunity regularly to
get tobacco. The courage should be inherent then in everyone, who though
by (pipe smoking) do something different from other gray and featureless
majority of people. The majority of our people prefer smoking cheap
cigarettes without the filter. And without a regular opportunity  to buy
good tobacco to smoke, a good pipe is not meaningful.
There was only factory, 'Java', in the Soviet Union. The pipes and
tobacco of this factory were of poor quality and it was very difficult
to find a good pipe on sale. The tobacco 'Golden Fleece' named for the
brightly expressed aroma of honey was very popular. This tobacco is
especially liked by the women. I have smoked it myself  - I know!  And
second category of pipe smokers can be called eccentrics. That is it the
rather ordinary people, which like to smoke a pipe.  This includes
myself,  your obedient servant. These people constantly caused laughter
and smile, bewilderment, and sometimes insult in the street on the part
of the passers - by.
A good pipe was impossible to buy.  My friends which went abroad
sometimes brought back pipes. When I traveled abroad for first time in
Germany, almost all my money was spent for tobacco and pipes.   But
finding tobacco in a time of total deficiency was difficult. To buy
tobacco it was possible only in Moscow, from under a counter, with
overpayment. Therefore my brothers smokers, read and be admired by that
courage with which the pipe smokers in Soviet Union have had to have.
Your troubles (with smoking)  - very little in comparison with ours. To
smoke crap from crap.  Forgive my roughness, but it so.
And now to recent history, the breakup of much of what had been the
Soviet Union. There was now a Russia and slowly in Russia the subjects
of luxury were obtained.  At first there were very little, and then it
is ever more and more. The time for pipes also has come. At first these
shops have appeared  only in Moscow, and then they began to appear in
the provinces.  In Russia , there is the concept of a province. That is,
what is not Moscow or St. Petersburg, is considered a province. I live
in city in which 500,000 people, but it is considered a province. Envy
us Europe. Nowadays in one of  three shops in Moscow it is possible to
buy quite a decent pipe. Now I smoke a Stanwell pipe, bought in one of
my favorite shops. It is also possible to buy Ser Jacopo , Chacom ,
Peterson , Vauen and Savinelli, unfortunately only once in a blue moon a
Dunhill. There is plenty of tobacco available, both in plastic packs and
in tin banks. There are also  most various accessories for smoking,
including Cigars, cigarettes. But also prices are higher than in Europe.
About USA I can not tell, as I have not traveled there. So nowadays we
can smoke from what we want, the tobacco that we want and where we
want.  All that limits us is that which our purse allows.

Andrew Zaitsev
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From: Justin Fullmer <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest #237 -- May 27, 1997 -Reply

Hello again fellow pipers,
     I tried to send a posting last week, but I had computer trouble
in the middle of the whole operation.  I don't know whether it went
out so here I am again trying it again.
     I have only been smoking pipes for about six months, and consider
myself fairly inexperienced, however, I have taken to this new hobby
like a duck to water.
     I live in Utah where there are onlly three pipe shops in the
whole state and all three are in S.L.C.  Two are Tinder Boxes, and the
third is Jeanie's Smoke Shop.  I have visited all three and the best
is Jeanies.  The staff there actually know something about what they
sell compared to the other two stores whom I am sure only pay their
employees the lowest possible ammount that is legal.
     Last Monday I spent a small fortune at Jeanies.  I purchased my
third Peterson, a Kilarney, straight grain.  I also bought my first
Stanwell.  This is also a straight grain with silver banding around
the middle, and a beautiful birds-eye finish.  Of the two pipes the
Peterson is the best smoker, and the cheapest.  Why is it always like
that?
     On the way home from Jeanies I stopped at the TinderBox and
picked up 24oz of my favorite blend, "Cornucopia".  I discovered this
blend quite by accident.  It was laying in their bargain basket and
was marked 8oz for seven bucks.  It smelled great so I tried it.  The
owner of the shop told me that he had merely mixed several aromatics
together that he had left over.  As you smoke this blend you
experience a different flavor at different stages of the bowl.  The
overall flavor is fruity, and sweet.  I think mostly plum but I have
gotten an elusive taste of orange here and there.  It is just heaven.
I can't say enough about it.
     I have a question.  There have been two tobaccos to date that I
have had made me a bit ill.  One is a spiced rum blend from Jeanies,
and the other is Peterson's "Irish Whiskey".  Both are great smoking,
and tasting, however I invariably end up sick from a mere half bowl of
either blend.  Is it the alchol that flavors the tobacco that is
making me sick?  Please could one of the Steves or any of the other
readers out there have an answer for me.  I really like these two
blends but I don't want to buy any other alchol flavored ones untill I
know I won't get sick.
                                I wish everyone relaxing smokes.


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From: JFC <?????????????>
Subject: FAQ

Great page.

If I may suggest an expansion of the definition in
http://www.pipes.org/FAQ.html:

        POKER: A cylindrical bowl and stem, without bend.

As I understand it, the essence of a Poker pipe is that the bottom of
the bowl is flat, so that you can lay it down on a poker table without
the aid of an ashtray.

Slainte,

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

Greetings! and a hearty thank you for the pipe smokers digest.

I'm an American living and working in the London area (6 years now)and
a pipe smoker on and off for thirty years,interspersed with a
love-hate relationship with cigarettes, which has recently and finally
ended(by Doctors orders, "smoke a pipe if you can't quit completely",
he said).

I am currently enjoying Erinmore Mixture as my daytime smoke, and
Dunhills London Mixture/965 as my evening enjoyment, I sometimes mix
one of them with Dunhill's Cuba mixture(a virginia, havana, perique
mixture)which makes for a very interesting experience. My pipe
colection is somewhat on the meager side(I spent 20 yrs. in the
Military & many of my pipes where lost, stolen, broken on field
manuevers & in shipment back & forth across continents), but I still
have a couple of meershaums, Savinelli's (one autograph), Charatan's,
GBD's, Peterson's, and one Knute straight grain freehand.

The UK pipe scene seems to be, sorry to say, declining as was
mentioned in Pipe digest #234.  The attitude of many people
here(London at least)is that pipe smoking is for Old Age
Pensioners(I've had a few colleagues at work comment that I must be
getting ready for retirement because I'm smoking a pipe and not
cigarettes anymore).

I've visited about every tobacconist/pipe shop in the West End of
London, and found them to be dissapointing. Most have a very small
selection, and are serviced by cold, indifferent shop assistants with
little or no knowledge of pipes/tobaccos. The only exceptions (there
are exceptions to everything) are: Dunhills(newly remodeled in glass &
stainless steel & resembling a mens assessory/golf shop) where the
sales clerks where very helpful and friendly, but knew nothing about
pipes or tobaccos; and Astleys in the Birlington Arcade off of Jermyn
St, where they were very helpful and knowledgeable(but don't stock
tobacco). There is a well stocked pipe & tobacco shop in Oxford
St. but again the shop assistants were as friendly as ice cubes, and
knowledgeable as door handles.

On the bright side, I was in Stratford on Avon a couple of weeks ago
and found Lands Ltd. (tobacconists) at 29 Central Chambers, Henley
St.. An excellant shop with a very good selection of over 2000
pipes(Dunhill,Comoy,Barling,Peterson, Savinelli, James Upshall,
Castello,Sasieni, etc.) and 60 loose tobaccos, not to mention a huge
variety of tinned tobaccos, and very knowledgeable staff, and worth
the excursion(some good pubs too). Ten miles east is Warwick Castle
which is one of the largest best restored castles in England, well
worth seeing.

I've got some time off week after next and am planning to visit the
pipe shops in the East End of London (hopefully I'll find something
noteworthy there. In talking to friends here, & it seems that the
better pipe/tobacco shops are located in smaller towns in the
country. I've had several shops recommended to me, one each in Oxford,
Exeter, Essex, Cheshire, and North Yorkshire, it seems I'll by doing a
bit of driving about. If I find any gems I'll let you all know.

Please keep this great publication coming, it makes wonderful bedtime
reading, but the wife is starting to complain about pipe ashes in the
bed, there's no pleasing some people!

Good luck, and good fortune.

[ For the beleagured pipe smokers in the UK and elsewhere, chin up,
and see this week's quote. -S. ]


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	"Never, 
	   never, 
	     never 
	        quit."

				- Winston Churchill

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				  Britain, and connoisseur of fine
				  Havana cigars.) 

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