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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998

		Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
   Copyright (C) 1998 by Stephen P. Masticola. All rights reserved.
	       Commercial use of any part of contents,
	      including email addresses, is prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 3339

Welcome to new members:

	Alex Gurin
	Julian Sessoms
	Ronald Robinson
	W. Art Lee
	David Lynch
	Brandon Simpson
	John O'Connor
	Tom Grant
	Lukman Tomaz
	Nicholas Nathaniel Nagle
	Stephen Goss
	Craig Wilson
	Soeren H. Kristensen
	Christopher Raber
	Jason Plasch
	Michael Lindner
	Cliff Durkin
	Kenneth W. Ford
	Sid Cammeresi
	John Hughes
	Robert A Degraff
	Duncan S. Davie
	Allen L. Holts
	Wayne Hryhoriw
	Tero Jaakko Tapani Syreeni
	James M. Mcmuallan, Esq.
	Bradford Roy Mitchell
	David Patton
	Paolo Iannetti
	Jeff Champlin
	Mike Noud
	John E. Blackford
	Steve Compton
	Rich Murrell
	Nick Goldberg
	Lee A. Trennel
	John Drew
	George Fields
	Mike Dales
	Arthur T. Meeder
	Jaime M. Luckey
	Robert M. Fine, M. D.
	John D. Wilson
	Richard D. Todd
	Michael Bowman
	Bryan Hoyt
	Bill Teague
	Matthew Webb
	Steve Jolly
	Allen J. Thramer
	Ron Strawsburg
	Chuck Hurley
	George S. Higgins
	Eric C Johnson
	Bruce M. Szymanski
	Walter M. Johnson
	Timo Ranttila
	Jerry T Byrnes
	Trevor Prosser
	Tony Gagliardi
	John Braud
	Charles Vachel Mcmahan
	Mark Estrin
	Thanos Varias
	KC Ellis
	Holger True
	Hugh Molloy
	Lloyd J. Spivak
	Christopher Hartzog
	James C. Tehubijuluw
	Peter J Prygelski
	Matthew W. Sidner
	Eduard Vaynberg
	John Nelson Sr.
	Timo R. J. Nurminen
	Robert Gremley
	Justin Begg
	Michael Royce
	James E. Falk
	Jose Giammarino
	Robert Barron
	Gary L. Steadman
	Jeff Tallant
	Alfred Lay
	John Haught
	Loren Lomasky
	William C. Hewitt
	Michael C. Fortner
	Naji s. Hammad
	Mike Rinsem

[CLUBS] I've been asked by Mr. J. Daniels to announce the formation of
a new Canadian Club:

Toronto Pipe Club
51 Alexander Street #1501
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1B3
(416) 944-3237

Oh, well, I think it was really Robert Barron or Doug Cope who asked,
but I couldn't resist :-)

Thanks for the premier issue of Pipelines; it looks like an excellent
start. And the best of luck on your venture!

				Smoke in peace,
				~\U Steve.

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			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: Steve Beaty <????????????????????>
Subject: SIS: Sisters In Smoke email list


	i'm forming an emailing list as a service to female pipe
smokers.  if you meet the entrance requirements :-) please send me
your email address and i'll add you.

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

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From: Charles (????????????????????????)
Subject: comment from pipes page

The inception of "The Pipe and Pouch Club"
A club in the Marietta, Ohio area for the appreciation of fine pipes, fine
tobacco, and fine drink. For more information, contact Charles at

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From: Bobby Holstein <?????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998

Hey Steve!
Another great issue (I start to get scared these
days when the file size gets above 50K :-)

Just in case anyone is bored and wants free stuff....
At our Contests page,
Blazer is giving away lighters and lazers...
Red Howard is giving away copies of his book...
Santa Rosa is still giving away hats and shirts...
CigarAmerica is giving away boxes of cigars...
Cigar Lovers Quarterly is giving away a humidor
and the backissues are online for free...

If you're really bored... http://cigarradio.com
has several weeks of the Tobaccco Barns DC Radio 
show online...
Cigar Monthly (http://cigarmonthly.com) is slowly 
but surely getting all the backissues online...

If you're really really bored... sending a message
to ???????????????????? will get you the latest
specials list....

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

[ If you're really, really, REALLY bored, steer your Web browser to
www.webcrawler.com and search for Web sites containing the word
"cool"... Thanks for all the pointers to the free stuff, Bobby! -S. ]

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From: MICHAEL GLUKLER <?????????????????????????>
Subject: RCMP web site
  Good day Steve;
I'm so excited!! Almost as much as buying my first Castello.<GGGG>
I am proud to announce that the Royal Canadian Mavens of Pipes now
have a web site.  It may be accessed at
Please attach us to the Pipes Digest site in the Organizations
Catagory and also in the personal links, as the RCMP site runs of my
personal site.
Also any input from you and your cohorts would be appreciated.
Mike Glukler
Instigator at Large for the Royal Canadian Mavens of Pipes

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From: ?????????????????????????????????????????
Subject: PD

     Hello Steve and "puffers",
     I have some questions I need your help to answer and a contribution 
     for all of you. First the contribution:
     I had a Butz-Choquin (a Collection 3 Stars) which was nice to look at 
     (no fills or sand pits, and a nice grain) but an awful "thing" to 
     smoke ! Once lit, in the third or fourth puff the "thing" used to 
     transform itself in a "swimming pool". I hated it and of course I left 
     it away from my sight !
     After getting some experience with pipes, and also after reading some 
     postings, I discovered that the "thing" might had some kind of 
     obstruction inside it that lead it to have turbulence when smoked, 
     thus favoring moisture condensation. Well, as I did not like to smoke 
     it, and I had nothing to lose, I bought a circular file (diameter = 4 
     mm) and I hand-opened its airholes.  Voila ! Condensation is gone ! I 
     noticed it now smokes a little bit hotter, so I have to slow down a 
     bit when smoking it !
     On the questions side of this message, could anybody tell me the 
     grading/nomenclature for NORDINGs and BUTZ-CHOQUINs ? I have a Nording 
     with the number 18 printed in it, and I would like to know where it 
     falls in its grading system (by the way, that pipe is really a nice 
     smoke). The same for that saved 3 STARs Butz-Choquin Collection !
     Finally, and this one hurts me, I have a doubt related to bits 
     discolouring: I have a Dunhill Shell which bit does not discolour (I 
     have been smoking it for 3 years). On the other hand, I bought a 
     Dunhill Root Briar (MUCH more expensive) an year ago, and 
     unfortunately, its bit started discolouring !!!! Why, or how, could 
     this happen within the same manufacturer, and they are simply one of 
     the best in the world, and in a much higher grade ?
     Thank you in advance.
     Kind Regards,
     Jose Carlos Aires

[ Perhaps the Root Briar had been left out in the sun. Or Dunhill
might have been sold some inferior vulcanite that time. -S. ]     

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From: Philip Burnard <?????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998

I envy those colleagues in the US who are able to buy tobacco in such 
large quantities.  Here in the UK, tobacco is quite expensive and I 
guess that most of us buy it by the 50g tin.

My question (and its an old one) is this: how do you keep tobacco 
fresh?  I usually have a couple of tins on the go and smoke about two 
bowls a night.  By the time I get to the bottom of any given tin, the 
tobacco is usually dry as a bone. Packet tobacco goes dry even more 

I've tried plastic, air-tight boxes and even a tobacco jar with a 
sponge insert that is kept damp.  But one 50gm tin of tobacco looks a 
bit daft in a reasonable sized tobacco jar!

Some people have suggested putting a slice of potato in with the 
tobacco and others have said this leads to mould. I want something 
really simple as I can't imagine going through a complicated ritual 
every time I buy a tin of tobacco (although I don't see why not - 
pipe smoking is all about ritual!).

Any ideas would be very welcome,
Best wishes,

[ I'd suggest a smaller container and a humidifying device. There are
several good kinds, which should be available mail-order or from a
well-stocked tobacconist. -S. ]

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From: ??????????????? (robin motz)
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998

     Are there any pipe clubs in Bergen County, N.J.? There are two
local pipe stores. One is on Engle Street, in Englewood, and the other
is on Lemoine Ave, in Ft. Lee. Both sell Estate Pipes, so you can get a
pretty good smoke for a good price. 

[ Don't know of any clubs there, Robin. -S. ]

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From: Robert Allen <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes 

>>From: Chad Moore <?????????????????>
>>Subject: Pipes
>>   I just bought a pipe over the christmas season because my wife has
>>been begging me to do this than smake a cigar from time to time.  So now
>>I am looking to find out more about this intellectual pursuit! I have
>>smoked several bowls of wonderful tobacco and I enjoy it but I need to
>>get better at it or I feel i may get frustrated.
>>[ Just give it some time, Chad. After a while, it'll become second
>>nature. -S. ]

I'd add just a few thoughts since I too am both a recent piper and
occasional cigar smoker.

- Pipes should require more time spent smoking.  Thus they should
  be used in a more relaxed environment.  Pipe smoking should not
  be rushed.  While you can "Bogart" a Robusto, doing so with a pipe
  will overheat your smoke, piss you off, and generally be the antithesis
  of piping.  If you can't allocate the time to do it right, do it some
  other time when you can.

- Pipes are a higher investment of time during the act than just lighting
  a cigar and smoking it.  You must occasionally tamp, sometimes relight
  (particularly when you're learning how to pack and cultivate a lit bowl),
  and sometimes deal with gurgling.  During the summer I tended to smoke
  more cigars.  During the winter a warm pipe feels better.

- Cigars are generally too green when you buy them (except
  Partagas 150s :-) ).  While new pipes, or cheap pipes, can be green,
  once you get them broken in the tobacco is generally ready to smoke.

- High grade Italian (Castello, Caminetto) and British (Ferndown, Dunhill,
  Ashton) pipes smoke better (IMHO) than Danish pipes.  Sometimes it's
  worth it to have one really comfy pipe, although the down side is it
  just encourages you to buy more.

- clean your pipes with sweetener once a month.  Run some pipe cleaners
  through them after every smoke and swab out the bowl with a tissue.

- learn to counter puff (blow down the mouthpiece gently) to reduce
  gurgling instead of having to poke cleaners down the mouthpiece of
  a lit pipe.  Do it wrong and  you'll get a lap full of burning ash :-(.

- sip your pipe, don't gulp it.  Watch the smoke. Reeeeelaaax :-).

- pay close attention to packing.  sprinkle until it's full, tamp gently,
  repeat until full.  Don't just cram it in.

- roll your flake tobacco, don't do what I did the first time and
  cram it into the bowl like big pieces of beef jerky :-).


[ Good advice, Robert. Thanks! -S. ]

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From: William Serad <???????????????????>
Subject: The Pipe

Dear Steve-

P.S.  Regarding 'The Pipe' and 'The Smoke,' I have a lurid yellow
dublinesque one, which must be hardly packed at all to use properly.  It
has very wet smoking characteristics, which I rediscover every 5 years
or so.  The one advantage that it has is for sampling new tobacco blends
as it carries absolutely no flavor from previous smokes after cleaning. 
At the time I purchased it, I was a student at U of Penn, and I went
back to Charatan seconds and the like (student budget) from Holt's in
Philadelphia.  The yellow finish remains in perfect condition after all
this time (oh well).

[ Ah, If only Holt's had lasted too... I know they're still around,
but they're just not the same. -S. ]

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From: William Serad <???????????????????>
Subject: New resource, etc.

Dear Steve - 

There's a new store which should be added to the resource list which
opened near me in South Jersey:

Greentree Tobacco Co., Inc.
Greentree Road & Rt 42
110-G  Greentree Road
Turnersville, NJ  08012
       -2194 FAX
Ruth Weiss, owner

There has been some recent discussion about Venturi pipes in the
digest.  To my knowledge, they are no longer made, but Ed Felicione, the
owner of Continental Tobacco and fellow member of the Christopher Morley
Pipe Club in Philadelphia knows the inventor and the history. His store
address is:

Continental Tobacco Shop
137 S. Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ  08360
       -7337 FAX

Best regards,
William Serad

[ Thanks, William! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????? (Wayne Baker)
Subject: George Becker Pipes

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your work on the digest.  It is a real treat to see it in the in
basket once a month.  

I have written before on the lack of a good tobacco shop in my area.
I am pleased to report to those living in central Iowa that the Tinder
Box in Valley West Mall in Des Moines is under new management!  The
new manager is very knowledgable and service orientated.  I have been
in the shop a couple of times and I am impressed with the people
working there and their helpfulness.  A nice change indeed.  Now it is
time to save up some $$ for my next pipe purchase. They deserve a
chance at my business again.

I would like to thank those who responded to me about sweetening my
pipes.  I did the alchohol and salt method.  It did wonders!!  I can
now really enjoy my Savinelli Autogragh.  It's my wife's favorite
pipe(she doesn't smoke, she picked it out for me).  So she enjoys
seeing me use it.

A new question.  I spent a couple of years in Kansas City.  I was a
poor tech school student at the time and couldn't afford much more
than one pipe.  I spent quite a few hours in Diebels on the Plaza.
What a great shop!  A few years ago I sold one of my favorite
posessions (My Goldwing) so I treated myself to a visit to Diebels.
The shop used to have their own pipe carver.  I had see some of his
work and I had alway wanted a pipe made him.  His name is George
Becker.  That day I did pick up one of this creations.  It is a large
briar piece with in-laid elk horn on the sides of the bowl.  Do any
subscribers have any pipes or information about Mr.  Becker?  When I
bought the pipe he had not been carving(for Diebels) for some time.
It would be nice to have some history on his work.

Thank you,
Wayne Baker

Wayne C. Baker
Coordinator of Computer Technical Services
Grinnell College Computer Services

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From: Tod Windsor <??????????????????>
Subject: Address Change

I've very much enjoyed reading Pipes Digest over the past year.  Until 
recently, I lived in Arizona where one could smoke comfortably outside 
all year around.  A job transfer forced a move to Ohio after Christmas, 
and I find smoking outdoors to be a "cooler" event.  Fortunately, all of 
the houses I look at here have what they call "Florida Rooms," which 
were obviously created for sitting and enjoying a bowl of one's favorite 
pleasure.  Keep up the good work!
Tod Windsor

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From: ????????????????? <Andy Wetherill>
Subject: posting from pipes page

Last summer a friend of mine went to Egypt and came back with a
gorgous shisha pipe about 3 feet high.  It quickly became a favorite
activity to sit on his back porch, smoking the clean,sweet apple
tabacco and listening to jazz.  Here's my problem: he's going ot
school in Canada and took the pipe with him.  I would love to get one
of my own buthaven't found any on a college student's budget (most are
in the $80-$150 range). Does anybody know where I could find a nice
one at a resonable price?  (The real kicker is that my friend bought
his for around $20!!)  Thanks in advance for any help in this area.

Andy Wetherill

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From: "DEDALE" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998
hello ,
First of all, excuse me for my english
i'm a poor french student .... ;)
I ask you where i can find Dunhill pipes
Perterson , or any italian pipes.
I'd liked to start a collection.
If any of you want to sale some of their
pipes i could be interested ...
I like straight pipes .
                    Thank you.
My E-Mail adress is: ??????????????????????

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From: "Patrick N. North" <??????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998

Hello all-
A question for the group--
I recently acquired a new (to me) pipe and am puzzled by the nomenclature.
The pipe is what I know only as a shepherd's pipe (it has a silver wind
cap, and a chain runs from the cap to the stem) and is Swiss in origin.
The letters "B.B.K." also appear on the shank.  If anyone has any
information as to the maker of the pipe, I'd appreciate it.  By the way-
I've ruled out the possibility that the pipe was owned by B.B. King.
Thanks in advance,
Patrick North

[ Wilczak and Colwell lists a "B.B.K.", made in Switzerland by
Ski-Heil. Though ya gotta admit, B.B. King's got a dang good set of
pipes...  -S. ]

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From: Bill Calame (??????????????????????)
Subject: posting from pipes page

I recently purchased a beautiful straight grain bent bulldog.  It was
made in Germany.  On the stem was the initials db.  On the shank was
the word "Mayflower".  Even the first smoke was great all the way down
to the heel.  Does anyone know anything about this brand and its

Bill Calame
Tuscola, TX

[ Again, from Wilczak and Colwell, "Mayflower" was made by the
National Briar Pipe Co. in the U.S.A.  "db" doesn't match anything
much, though there are some listings for D.B.L. (Delacour Brothers
Ltd., in England.) -S. ]

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From: ????????????????? (Robert E. May)
Subject: posting from pipes page

I bought a pipe while in the Navy back in '71. It is a bent briar with
a meerschaum lined bowl. The original stem has been replaced twice and
the informaton on the shank is very difficult to decipher. One side
has the number 606 with the word Italy underneath. The other side has
C_ _ _ TION written on it. I can't tell if there are two or three
missing letters and it is written in longhand script. If anyone knows
anything about the pipe or the pipe's maker please let me know. It
smokes really nicely and if I ever run acroos another one or one
similar I'll buy it. I can't remember if I bought it at a base P.X. or
from a civilian store.

Thanks, Robert E. May

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


I've been at it again and found another weird pipe that is not listed
in "Who Made that Pipe?".  It is Irish but not a Peterson.  It has the
letters B. P. L. on the stem and on the pipe, along with Tally-Ho on
one side and Made in Dublin, Ireland, 165, F/T, and a mark that looks
like two oars crossed in an X.  While I can figure out what some of
this means, I have never seen a non-Peterson Irish pipe.  I should
also mention that it is a prince shape with a small bowl, probably a 1
or 2, so it might have been made for Europe or Ireland only, where
they like smaller bowls.  Any help from the readers of the Digest
would be appreciated

Thank you, 


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

Hello there... 
I was trying to research about "clay pipes" on the internet and your
site came up constantly.. I don't know if you can help me on this but:

Recently we were digging up the back yard, and although I know it 
probably is a fake we came across the bowl end of clay pipe with two
flags crossing each other... one is the US flag and the other is of
the united kingdom I think... and the number 303 is printed on what is
left of the stem.  

I am a collector of artifacts but know nothing about clay pipes.  I was
wondering if you could tell me anything about this or at least forward
this e-mail to someone who may know about it a bit more...

Thank you...


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From: Mark Carroll (????????????????????)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello there to my fellow pipesmokers. Been lurking for a while, but
now I have something of value (I hope) to add. I was in Charleston
recently and spent a delightful afternoon at the Tinderbox
International, just down the street from the Charleston Place
hotel. (I misplaced the card with address and phone number; if I find
it, I'll send it in). I know Tinderbox has sometimes gotten a bad rap
for snooty, unhelpful personnel. But this one couldn't be more
different. Courteous staff, nice selection of pipes, and an excellent
cigar collection as well. Patrons are encouraged to stop and schmooze
(leather chairs available for that); the owner, Tom, a tall,
grey-haired fellow, specializes in estate pipes. I bought a beauty of
a Comoy--a Canadian--that smokes like a dream. Appraently it's about
thirty years old, and in great shape. There's a cigar bar upstairs
(didn't get a chance to visit it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it
was terrific, like the store downstairs. The name of the !  shop is
Tinderbox International.
Now, a question. My Comoy has "Comoy's Extraordinaire" stamped on one
side of the shank; on the other is stamped "309XL" Is there any
resource that can help me identify more info about this pipe? Seems to
me I've seen mention of a book or home page titled "Who Made that
Pipe?" Would appreciate any leads. Thanks.  Mark Carroll

[ Unfortunately, "Who Made that Pipe?", also known as Wilczak and
Colwell, is only a huge listing of brands, makers, and country of
origin, so it won't help in dating a specific Comoy pipe. Any Comoy
experts out there? -S. ]

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From: Mark T. Carroll (????????????????????)
Subject: posting from pipes page

In a prior posting I highly recommended Tinder Box Internationale, in
Charleston, South Carolina. I promised to send on the address if I
found it. Well, I did, and here it is: Tinder Box Internationale, 177
Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. 803-853-3720; fax: 803-853-5008;
email: ????????????????????? The owner's name is Tom Chatburn--a
delightful gentleman. I hope you will be able to post this in the
Resource Guide. And by the way, regarding the Resource Guide: thank
you VERY MUCH for all the work you put into it. I travel about a half
dozen times a year, and I always consult the guide before I go to a
new city. It is an excellent resource for pipesmokers.

Mark T. Carroll

[ You're quite welcome, Mark!  I've placed Tinder Box Internationale
in the "Retailers" section of the Guide. -S. ]

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From: ????????????????? (Brent Barmore)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hi All.. Steve, you are the best.. Thanx so much for your contribution
to pipers all over the world... My question..Does anyone know of a
dating systems for Barlings? Any info will be greatly
appreciated. Thanx Brent Barmore

[ Well, thanks! I hope we also have some Barling experts out
there. -S. ]

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From: Paul Daniel Terry <?????????????????>

Dear Steve and Fellow PD Readers:

Travelling Europe, we encountered two tobaccos that we would very much
like to smoke again, but have been unable to find.  If anyone has
information about how to obtain some tins from the U.S., please email us
with any information.  The tobaccos are:

1.  The Malthouse (from Prague, Czech Republic), and

2.  Royal Mixture (from Amsterdam, Holland).

Thanks very much!

Paul Terry and Jennifer Lindblad

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

I have discovered Dunhill pipe tobacco, and have really fallen for it
big time! I love Nightcap, 965, London Mixture, and most of the other
blends.  The problem is, I want to buy in bulk and cannot seem to find
an online source.  There must be several, but I've search high and
low, and come up empty (bowled).  Can anybody email me a list of
online bulk tobacco vendors selling these Dunhill blends???  I would
be MOST appreciative!

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: PD247 Info Request

In PD247,  Michael Addiego asked:

>	I wonder if anyone out there knows the name of the pipe tobacco
>which comes in a cream colored package with the drawing of a fisherman
>with a pipe in his mouth. I know that this brand comes from Holland but
>have not seen it in sometime. I'm sure someone out there must know.

On page 61 of the 1998 DAN PIPE catalog there is a tobacco called
"Take It Easy!". Other labelling is "Your Sunday's Pleasure" and
Pipe Tobacco Extra Mild and Aromatic Made in the E.C. by D.T.M.

The label also shows two fisherman, one standing facing left and one
sitting facing right. There is a large, white bird between them. The
sitting fisherman is smoking a pipe.

Hope this helps.


John H.

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From: B J Gallagher <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Everclear

Dear Steve:
Great job with the PD as always! You mentioned using a product
called Everclear on your briars as opposed to a sweetener. What
exactly is Everclear, and where can I obtain it. Thanks in advance,
and smoke cool...Brent

[ Everclear is 190-proof grain alcohol. I buy mine in a large liquor
store nearby. It runs about $10 for 750 ML, I think. I don't believe
it's available in California. -S. ]

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From: Aaron Pelz <??????????????????>
Subject: humidor

Good Afteroon all

I hope someone can help me here. I saw a beatiful humidor 
at Uptowns Smokeshop in Nashville, TN and wanted it very 
badly. It was a LARGE two compartment piect that was 
overlayed with leather book bindings, giving it a nice 
facade. But it was well out of a students price range, so, 
does anyone have any advice on how to build my own humidor, 
without resorting to tupperware?

"God doesn't play dice." -Albert Einstein
"A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been
     no mistake- you are undoubtedly a man." -A.A. Milne


[ If your school has a surplus department, you could try to find a
glass dessicator there. It works pretty well, though it does tend to
over-humidify. -S. ]

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From: "N.J.Macgregor" <???????????????>

Gentlemen: I have a collection of 42 antique "Match Safes" (match holder
cases) if you have an interest photos and discribtions are available.  I
will wholesale for quanities.  thank you Nan Macgregor E-Mail
??????????????? or Phone (408)439-0957

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From: "Dr. Georg Retzlaff" <?????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998

> Hi, Steve and fellow smokers -

Thanks for the enjoyable Digest where I find always something of
interest. I have threeitems to share:

   1. Which are the most useful and "effective" e-mail addresses to
write to in order to voice opposition against the silly Holy War
against tobacco? I would like to fight back but don't quite know where
to start (besides the obvious, my own senators and representatives)?
Is there a lobby one could support?

   2. Who knows where one can get Falcon Pipe accessories? I have one
of those scew-on bowl type pipes which serves me well, especially when
traveling. But our local tobacco shop owner says that these pipes are
no longer manufactured.

   3. A Digest subscriber asks about "nml pipes". We all know now that
they went under but two weeks ago I received, via mail, a packet of
photos which were identical to the ones nml used to send out. I assume
that this new company bought nml. All info, incl. price list for these
pre smoked and new pipes look exactly like the ones nml
distributed. They have no web site but gave the following information:
R & E PIPES 219 PATTERSON PLACE ALTON, ILL. 62002 TEL. (618) 462 5233
(5277, 1319) They do business M-F from 10-3 Central Time.  Smoke in
Peace Georg

[ For question 1, see the "Advocacy Groups" listing in the Resource
Guide. For question 2, try John Eells, also in the Guide; he might
have some Falcons.  And thanks for the note about R&E; I've gotten a
mailing from them, but haven't yet placed any orders.  -S. ]

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From: <Address not given>
Subject: comment from pipes page


I am hoping that someone can offer some information on an American pipe
maker named Micoli.
I have gotten bits and pieces of information from people who "heard this"
or "know that", but a lot of the information conflicts.
The pipes are quite unusual.
Thank you.


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From: ??????????????? (Matthew Sidner)
Subject: Ashton Pipes

Fellow Pipe Enthusiasts,

I am looking for a website that offers Ashton Pipes, or possibly
another source that charges less than the average tobacconist.  If you
know of any, please let me know.

Thank you,

Matthew Sidner

[ Ashtons are premium pipes, anywhere, if they're in decent shape. -S. ]

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From: ?????????????????????? (Mark Han)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Dear Sir,

I was wondering if you could provide me with some assistance. I have
been searching the world over for a porsche design pipe, but have been
unsuccessful in locating one. If you know of any second hand ones for
sale or if you have any brand new ones in stock, could you please drop
me an email at ???????????????????????

Thank you so much for your kind assistance.

Yours Faithfully,

Mark Han

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

Can anyone help me? I am trying to find a churchwarden briar--does
nayone have any recommendations concerning where I should go? Please
reply to ??????????????????? Thanks

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From: Bob Means <????????????????????>
Subject: Brial pipes

Steve I am looking to buy a pipe made by Brial pipe Co.  I previously
bought them via mail order but they no longer respond.  I assume they are
out of business.  If you are not familiar with them they are made out of
metal primaily which serves as a big filter holder.  The wood bowl screws
into the metal.  I've been smoking these for 20 years and my last one is a
total wreck.  Any leads you might provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thank Bob

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From: mwebb16361 @aol.com
Subject: comment from pipes page

I hope I am not doing anything wrong, but I have been printing a copy of
the Pipes Digest back issues, so I can read them off line.

I really enjoy the various comments people make about pipes, tobaccos and
related interests.

If I can ask for a little help, I have purchased a couple of pipes made by
Micoli. I was told by the person I purchased the first pipe from that
Micoli (or the person who went by the Micoli name) had died. I was told by
the person I purchased the second p

ipe from that Micoli gave up carving pipes and turned to sculpture of some
sort. Can anyone help me fill in some information? The pipes are quite unique.

I do smoke many pipes made by Tim West, out of Ohio. The pipes are
fantastic smokers and unique in the designs. I smoke Virginias quite a bit
(McCranie's Red Flake or some of the PCCA blends) and some latakia blends
(Frog Morton from McClelland's or again some of the PCCA belnds).

I am thoroughly enjoying myself after being away from pipes for almost
twenty years (the doctors had me convinced to give them up when I was
younger and not as wise).

Thank you for the access to this wonderful world and please let me know if
I am doing something wrong in printing off a copy of the back issues.



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From: ??????????????????? (Brian Cooper)
Subject: posting from pipes page

I have been looking for a smoking jacket for some time now.  The only
one I can fined is from Cigar Afficianado but I cannot afford to spend
$350.  If anyone can help me locate one by mail order or in the
Greenville S.C. area please let me know.  My address is PO Box 145,
Due West, S.C., 29639.

Thanks and happy smoking,
Brian Cooper 

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From: Tony Berke <?????????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes and tobaccos

	Hey Steve and pipemates,
	I'm sitting here at the keyboard enjoying the last of a relaxing
2hr. smoke in my Don Carlos 2 note rusticated freehand. Really getting to
like McConnel Scottish flake - it tastes much better than it smells right
out of the tin.
	I wanted to ask if anyone has an idea of where I could find an
issue of Pipes and Tobaccos. I've e-mailed them several times and have yet
to get a reply. The issue I'd like to find is Volume 1 #3, (with the
article on Bill Taylor of Ashton pipes in it). If anyone has any leads,
I'd really appreciate the input. I can't seem to find it locally. Thanks
for your help.
	Tony Berke - North American Society of Pipe Collectors

[ later... -S. ]

From: ???????????????? (T Berke)
Subject: forgot name of book!

	In all my exuberance in the last posting, I neglected to mention
the name of the book I mentioned. It's called "The Art of the Cigar
Label", by Joe Davidson.

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From: "LTC John W. Perkowski" <?????????????????????????????>
Subject: Smoking and Law

Steve, the 5 January Wall Street Journal had an intersting article in
its Marketplace section.  The article focused on how the States are
hoping the Federal Government does not do a nationwide tobacco
settlement.  The intent of many State Attorneys General,
Legistlatures, and Governors is to win money directly from the tobacco
firms and make money from tobacco taxes.

The news coverage of tobacco seems to be synonymous with cigarettes.
That said, though, for those of us who are fans of briar, meerschaum,
and cigars, most of the firms and people supporting our smoking are
not associated with the cigarette makers.

So... with all that as a preamble, if, when and how do our health and
legal professionals in this group see the cigarette settlements
impacting on pipe and cigar smoking?

     > Are the pockets of the various firms too small to try for a
product liability suit? 

     > Does the pipe and cigar population base justify the claims on
the public health dollar that cigarettes do?

     > Since some tobaccophobes are actually smell-a-phobes, will we
see an attack on "fragrance pollution" as a source of deep pockets
before attacking our source of pleasure?

     > Alternatively, are we small enough a group to be covered under
the so what/who cares principle?

Smoke in peace, John

(__{@}_____||| (__{@}_____||| (__{@}_____||| (__{@}_____||| (__{@}_____|||

From: "LTC John W. Perkowski" <?????????????????????????????>
Subject: FDA going after cigars now!!

Steve, and all other gentle readers of Pipes Digest:

If you did not see the Wall Street Journal for 9 February 1998, I
commend it to each and every one of you!

     > The tobaccophobes (read the FDA) have woken up to the cigar

     > The tobaccophobes want to put the Federal health message on

     > The tobaccophobes want to obtain reporting data from the five
largest cigar manufacturers/wholesalers in the country (Havatampa,
John Middleton, Swisher, General Cigar, and I forgot the fifth).

Their premise of attack is that children are smoking cigars; thus they
can invoke the Interstate Commerce Clause of the US Constitution and
regulate (IMO).

Smoke in peace, while you have the time to do so ...  the day of the
smokeasy is coming.


[ OTOH, the Cigar Association of America have announced a campaign
under which cigar makers agree to voluntarily work to limit underage
cigar smoking.  The CAA have also had voluntary advertising codes in
place since 1992 under which members agreed not to develop advertising
that appeals to those under 21. CAA members have never advertised in
youth-oriented magazines. See the April 1998 issue of Cigar
Aficionado, page 27.

In short, they've behaved far more responsibly than the cigarette
industry.  This should help to combat the FDA's gratuitous dragging
out of the kids.  So don't panic -- but DO call, write, and vote. -S. ]

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From: den <??????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #246 -- January 3, 1998


I just want comment on the posting to PD #246 about pipes with cracked 
bowls.  Certianly, a NEW pipe with a cracked stem is to be avoided.  But, 
a pre-smoked pipe with a HAIRLINE crack deserves a second look.  
Especially if the wood is top quality and especially if the crack is on 
the outside of the bowl...it may never work it's way to the inside 
surface and so will never adversely affect the smoking qualities of the 
pipe.  Three years ago, I ordered a Connoisseur 'Original' from Nikos.  
He called to say he couldn't sell me the pipe because, after publishing 
the catalog, he noticed a small hairline in the ourside of the rim...so 
he GAVE me the pipe.  It has been one of my very best smokers and happens 
to be the pipe with which I set my personal best two-match  pipe-smoking 
endurance record.

I've sold a few pipes with hairlines in our FINE OLDE BRIARS catalog 
(informing the purchaser first about the crack and offer a return 
guaranty if the cracks open up).  A friend was able to acquire a
large Lane-era Charatan Executive Crown Model for $75 this way.  At the 
last new York Pipe Club show, my partner, Steve Abrams, picked up a 
gorgeous Dunhill Bruyere 120 (Pat.No.) with a crack, at a bargain price 
and numbers it among his best smokers.  These last two pipes had 
hairlines going all the way through from outside to tobacco chamber, but 
have not opened up.

So, you need to know your wood and the manufactures' track records, but 
you CAN do well with a "cracked" pipe.  I never categorically reject a 
pipe with a hairline crack.  Converse, if the crack is open, I reject the 
pipe immediately, unless I love the shape and can "steal" it.  But BE 

Watch for our WEB SITE, coming in February!

Rob Denholtz
20 Clover Hill Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(914) 462-0751

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From: David e Lilian <??????????????????>
Subject: Questions of a new pipist!

First of all, I'd like to thank you very much for the iniciative of this 
group. Being a novice in the art of pipe smoking, it is very nice and 
rich to participate. I have been smoking for two months now and have 
some questions. Right now I have a Paladio (italian) pipe and generally 
use the Captain Black Gold tobacco. It seems to be a very nice tobacco 
but I would like to try others. There's a famous one here called "Cafe 
Creme" and the "Borkum Riff". I would like to know the opinion of the 
group regarding those ones and the pipe I am using so far. Also I would 
like to know if any of you know of any pipe group close to my place in 
Sao Paulo, Brazil. I checked the reference list and couldn't find any. 
Thanks and smoke in peace, you all!

"nosce te Ipsum"
David e L=EDlian

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From: Geoff Ellis (?????????????????)
Subject: posting from pipes page


I was wondering if you know an online source for Blatter & Blatter
tobacco as I wish to try some of their blends. Thank you.
                                            Geoff Ellis

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From: Tom Juranitch <?????????????????????>
Subject: The Ultimate Pipe Book

Dear Steve,

I was checking out your link for THE ULTIMATE PIPE BOOK and it was
directed to amazon.com. When I went to Amazon.com they said the book
was out of print and would take 1 to 3 months to acquire this book
also sell everything Richard Carleton makes including his video's and
audio tapes. All the products above are shipped in three days to the
customers door step. Plus I have lots of background info on the author
at this site.

Since I provide better service and have more products I was hoping you
would redirect the link to this address:

Also if you want pictures for his video's and audio tapes, plus
pictures for his ULTIMATE PIPE BOOK I would be happy to provide them
to you.

Thank you once again and best wishes,

Tom Juranitch

Lioncrest Inc.


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From: "Lutz Boden" <????????????????????>
Subject: Offer to Trade - ok for the digest?

Hi Steve,

may I ask you to put this offer for a trade in the digest?

Thank you.

Greeitngs from Hamburg, Germany

Lutz Boden

Charatan giant to trade

Dear fellow pipesmokers,

I have a pipe I do not like to smoke, because it is too big for me.
I can't manage to smoke it dry. Maybe for one of you it is the right

It is a Charatan, billard style with a saddle-stem and a sandblast
finish. My thumb fits in the bowl quite well, it is a pipe of the 
giant type.

On the side of the stem there is a C and a P in white, on the
underside of the shank there are the words "CHARATAN'S MAKE", next
line: LONDON ENGLAND. Below that there is the number 42.

The pipe is for 9 mm filters, but I will insert an adapter on demand.

I have smoked this pipe roundabout 10 times, english mixtures only. It
is not sour or wet.

Untill now I have no idea what to trade it for, maybe tobacco not
available in Germany or a new pipe (but it must be for 9 mm

Anyone interested?

Smoky Greetings from Hamburg, Germany

L. Boden

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: pipe collection for sale

[ Joanne has a pipe collection for sale ]

Dear Steve:
I have no idea what these pipes are worth ~~
Anyway to find out before I run the ad so that I do not "give them away" ?
They are from different countries... and there are 4 pipe racks.
for instance:
one of them has a sticker on the bottom of the bowl "toasted & broken in
 ..Cobb, Washington, MO and has a fisherman's lure or fly on the stem.
Another bowl is hand carved in the shape of a moose's head and says 
"handcarved imported briar -Italy."
another, "supermaster, drysmoker, imported briar, Italy"...
Is this how I would list them?
The collection consists of approximately 30 pipes and 4 stands.
I really appreciate your help..

[ Later... -S. ]

Hi again!
Ok, found one pipe with a lot of detail...
it's stamped "City Deluxe" London made near the bowl...then on the shank
there's a star..on the other side of the bowl it says "made in england"
"Jollyboy" Reg design
691829 and under the stem it says "tuskan lip, Patent 414197, no teeth marks,
bowl looks perfect (briar?)
Yes, would appreciate if you could put me in touch with some people who buy
estate pipes :)
Thanks a million!
Joanne Macko
(203) 268-4168
Monroe, CT

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

Alas, it's over;
My doctor says my cholesterol is too high; my wife asks me to stop smoking;
consequently, I have a few pieces for sale

     - Dunhill Cumberland finish, bent, military bit, silver cup - unsmoked
     - Dunhill Bruyere finish apple, taper bit, smoked twice
     - Tinsky 1996 Christmas pipe, light finish, smoked lightly

Please e-mail offers
Pat Washburn

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From: marshwilson <??????????????????????>
Subject: Salesman's Pipe Kit

Dear Steve,

I, too, have been lurking for a while.   I've truly enjoyed the 
information I've read via the variety and depth of fellow pipe puffers.  
Once a lover of fine cigars, I am now a wholly converted pipe puffer.  I 
am still rather amazed at the variety of pipes I am adding to my 
collection, and, even more so, I continue to enjoy the hunt for my "Holy 
Grail" tobacco.  While making valiant attempts to catch up on all of the 
previous Pipe Digest articles, I've finally made my way to my own 
contribution here.

While I consider myself to be just your average "Pipeitizen", I was able 
to purchase a collection of pipes recently that I'd like to offer for 
sale to the group.  I have in my possession a Pipe Salesman's (or should 
it be Pipe Salesperson's?) pipe kit.  It's basically a collection of 18 
unsmoked pipes in a nice black briefcase-style carrying/storage case.  
The inside of the case has custom-sized foam locations for each pipe.  
Many of the pipes are beautiful.  The case measures 16" x 13" x 2-3/4".  
When I purchased the collection I was advised it was likely dated circa 
1920-1930.  All of the pipes, as well as the case, are in really great 
condition, except for a few pipes as noted in the comments section.  The 
list of pipes is below.  I may be off a bit as to the exact brand name 
or type.  I am sure many of you will recognize where I am off.  Please 
forgive the missed descriptions.  All are smooth finishes except as 
noted.  The answers for the style of pipe comes from my interpretation 
of the pipe shapes in the collection as shown in Mr. Paul's Pipe Library 
page. =20


Graco/Imperial/France/Dublin/Tan, Minor crack where stem goes into shank
Ermuri/Super/Unknown/Potbowl/Brown-rough finish, Meerschaum lined bowl
Smart/Unknown/Unknown/Woodstock/Brown-rough finish
Baron/Ancona/Unknown/Foursquare/Black-rough finish
Vuillard/Unknown/St. Claude, France/Topper/Light brown. Large. 
Meerschaum lined bowl
Chap/Bruvere extra/Unknown/Woodstock/Brown-rough finish.  Straight
John Redman/Golden Square/London/Pug/Light Brown
Favorit/Unknown/Unknown/Dublin/Dark Tan
Chacom/Bayard/St. Claude, France/Billiard/Light Tan.  Nice birds-eyes 
and straight grains.
Corsica/Unknown/Unknown/1/2 bent/Brown-rough finish.  Has flat bottom on 
bowl. Sits upright.
Ermuri/Super/Unknown/Potbowl/Light brown.  Nice graining.
Chap/Bruvere Carantie/Unknown/Potbowl-Canadian/Black-rough finish.
Chevalier/Jean/France/Dublin/Dark Tan.  Three small nicks on bowl.  One 
nick about 1/8" x 1/16".
Benlet/Unknown/England/Apple/Light Brown.  Beautiful vertical graining.
Butz-Choquiz (?)/Regate/St. Claude, France/Canadian/ Very nice graining.
Demax/Unknown/St. Claude, France/Billiard/Dusty Light Brown.  Intricate 
birds-eye grain.
Ropp/Triumph/Unknown/Well/Brown/Marble-like graining. Thick walled bowl. 
 Has flat bottom on bowl. Sits upright.
John Redman/Golden Square/London/Pug/Light Brown-Reddish Brown

Twelve of the pipes are straight.  Six of them are either 1/2 or 3/4 
bent.  Another (one of the straight's) is really maybe an 1/8 bent (#2 
above).  Because of the uniqueness of this collection, and not wanting 
to break up the total collection, I have determined I would rather sell 
it than to keep the one's I would rather not collect.  My normal 
collecting tends to run toward bent pipes.  Serious offers may contact 
me via e-mail at:


We can then exchange phone numbers, etc. for further contact.  I don't 
really know how to arrange for an inspection of the collection, if 
he/she wishes to do so, but I am sure we can agree on something.  I'd 
appreciate hearing everyone's suggestions on their ideas for any 
approach to this transaction, as well as what others' opinions are as 
the value of this collection.

Just another friendly Pipe-Puffer,

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From: ???????????????????????????????? (jan s.)
Subject: comment from pipes page

Why does the humidity in tinned Dunhill tobaccos vary so much? Is it a
matter of when it was tinned or otherwise.If you have an answer,
please respond.
                              jan s.

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From: Nachwalter/Eisenstein <??????????????????>
Subject: pipemaker's new website


Would you be kind enough to have a look at my website and perhaps add it
to your commercial links.
I have spent a good deal of time on the design and flow , and I believe
it should be of interest to many pipesmokers.
I  have already taken the liberty of placing a link to pipes.org on my
link page.
If you would update my info on your resource guide it would also be

Best regards, 

Elliott Nachwalter

Elliott Nachwalter

e-mail ??????????????????

mailing address:

PO Box 1114
Manchester, VT 05254

Studio location:

Trout Run @ River Rd.
Arlington, VT 05250

[ Glad to do so. Thanks for the note and for the link to pipes.org! -S. ]

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From: J. Michael (?????????????????)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hiya gang!!  Just a brief note to all you fellow pipe puffers to ask
your help: I just finished a pipe shop web page, and I want tips and
tricks from "real life" smokers, sort of a
"veteran-smoker-to-a-new-beginner" advice thing.  I'm hoping to
compile the tips and tricks and put them up on the page.  Any help
here will be most appreciated.  Either e-mail me at the address above,
or go visit the site (http://www.missionpipe.com/pipes/) to add your
own hints for our beginner pipe smokers.  Thanks y'all.  Now back to
your regularly scheduled smoking....

J. Michael
Mission Pipe

[ Thanks!  I've heard many good things about your shop. And the
ability to find a quality pipe shop in California in 1998 means a lot
to a lot of folks. -S. ]

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  "The beauty of choice is that it allows some people to drive a
   high-powered car to dinner, allows others to have a drink with
   dinner and allows a cigarette to be smoked after dinner. In all
   cases, we require individuals to make certain their behavior does
   not have an impact on others. To the degree that it does, they will
   be held responsible for their choices.

  "But when we no longer allow these choices, both civility and common
   sense will have been diminished."

					- George McGovern
					  "Whose Life Is It?"

					  (New York Times, August 14, 1997. 
					   Reprinted in Cigar Aficionado, 
					   December 1997.)

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  2. Subject: SIS: Sisters In Smoke email list
  3. Subject: comment from pipes page
  4. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998
  5. Subject: RCMP web site
  6. Subject: PD
  7. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998
  8. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998
  9. Subject: Re: Pipes
  10. Subject: The Pipe
  11. Subject: New resource, etc.
  12. Subject: George Becker Pipes
  13. Subject: Address Change
  14. Subject: posting from pipes page
  15. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998
  16. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998
  17. Subject: posting from pipes page
  18. Subject: posting from pipes page
  19. Subject: posting from pipes page
  20. Subject: comment from pipes page
  21. Subject: posting from pipes page
  22. Subject: posting from pipes page
  23. Subject: posting from pipes page
  24. Subject: posting from pipes page
  25. Subject: PD247 Info Request
  26. Subject: Everclear
  27. Subject: humidor
  28. Subject: MATCH SAFES
  29. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #247 -- January 26, 1998
  30. Subject: comment from pipes page
  31. Subject: Ashton Pipes
  32. Subject: posting from pipes page
  33. Subject: posting from pipes page
  34. Subject: Brial pipes
  35. Subject: comment from pipes page
  36. Subject: posting from pipes page
  37. Subject: Pipes and tobaccos
  38. Subject: forgot name of book!
  39. Subject: Smoking and Law
  40. Subject: FDA going after cigars now!!
  41. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #246 -- January 3, 1998
  42. Subject: Questions of a new pipist!
  43. Subject: posting from pipes page
  44. Subject: The Ultimate Pipe Book
  45. Subject: Offer to Trade - ok for the digest?
  46. Subject: pipe collection for sale
  47. Subject: posting from pipes page
  48. Subject: Salesman's Pipe Kit
  49. Subject: comment from pipes page
  50. Subject: pipemaker's new website
  51. Subject: posting from pipes page
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