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Subject: Pipes Digest #249 -- March 9, 1998

		  Pipes Digest #249 -- March 9, 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: 3350

Welcome to new members:

	Tony Rice
	D. Davie
	John OBryan
	Charles Cartenuto
	Jonathan Morgan
	Phil J. King
	Bob H. Saggi
	Jeffrey Ward
	Diego Galletta
	Roberto Silverio
	Judie Edwards
	Aurora A. Dalisay
	Joel Frank
	Robert Peterson
	Michael Kufner
	Prof. Edward Zivich
	Robb Griffin
	Steve Ries
	Alexander Leonard M. Theberge
	A. G. Hansen
	Richard Piscani
	Marc Cooper
	Anthony Berno
	Dennis Wallette
	John Woods
	Charles E Badger
	Bill Neill
	Kenny White
	John M. Giunta
	David Levine
	William J. Sanders
	Mark Derington
	Rob Diozzi
	Fred W. Brockway
	Mark Riha
	Xerxes Medora
	Roger Underwood
	Leonard R. Craver
	Shawn O'Leary
	Geert-Jan Procee
	Carroll L. Shiffer
	Robert Lefrancis
	James Cavender
	George Imrie
	Rich Sheaffer
	Lance W. Lewis
	Tony Espeseth
	Richard Oller
	Juan C. Medina
	Levi Claussen
	Paul Adams
	Peter Travis
	Brian
	Robert Gough
	W. T. Crawford
	Dannie Hawkins
	Jim Brewster
	Andrew Leung
	Jeffery Rardin
	M D Ryalls
	Dan Conley
	Nicholas Theodore
	Christopher L Dobbs
	Steven Skyles-Mulligan
	Alan Blumer
	Mike Edborg
	Alexander Siegel
	Steen Feldinger
	Charles Johnston Iii
	Vincent Myers
	Scott Schautschick
	Alan Lynas
	Burt Huntoon
	Joe and Melanie Harrison
	Donald R. Clark
	James D. Frazier Jr.
	Marcia or Darryll Barksdale
	Paul Coran
	Mitch Reed

[NYPC] Well, something came up over the weekend, and for the first
time in many years I was unable to make it to the New York Pipe Club's
March show.  Hope it was enjoyed by all who attended!

[TPSE/TUCOPS] And thanks for the card, Tom! Hope your Florida vacation
was enjoyable, particularly pipe-friendly, and totally tornado-free!

And now, Gentle Readers, puff away and consider the curious conundrum
of the duo of Dan Pipe and Pipe Dan...

					Smoke in Peace,
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	    Help Stop Prohibition  --  Keep Tobacco Legal

		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: "Lutz Boden" <????????????????????>
Subject: for the digest: new pipes newsgroup

Dear Steve,

would you please be so kind to announce a new usenet-newsgroup in the 
next pipes digest?

The newsgroup is de.alt.fan.tabak. It is a German-speaking newsgroup 
for lovers of tobaco.

All German-speaking smokers are invited to join us.

Thanks and happy puffin'

L. Boden

[ Consider it done! Gruss, -S. ]


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From: "Douglas A. Pitts" <GTE/??????????????>
Subject: Start of a Pipe Club

This is just to let anyone who lives in the area of Fresno, CA that I am 
starting a pipe club in the area.  Feel free to e-mail me to find out 
more information.

Smoke in peace!!

[ Thanks!  I've put the above contact info in the Guide. -S. ]


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From: Steve Ross (c/o ???????????????????)
Subject: Mr. Paul in Baltimore

Steve, I am doing a story for Pipe Friendly about Mr. Paul in Baltimore.
    Could you have any of your readers who have used his services please
send me an e-mail to tell me about their experience?  Thanks.
  Steve Ross c/o ??????????????????? 


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

In PD248, Bill Calame wrote:

>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
>manufacturer?

The "db" stands for Design Berlin. The DAN PIPE 1998 catalog
pages 40 to 43, 50, and 51 show many of their pipes.

Regards,

John H.

[ We had quite a few PD members write in about this one. Thanks to
all! -S. ]


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From: ben frank <?????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998

Steve, in Pipe Digest #248, someone mentioned a 1998 catalog from Pipe Dan.
How does one go about obtaining Pipe Dan's catalog? BMF

<?????????????????????> Retired Chief Historian of the Marine Corps

[ From the Resource Guide:  Pipe Dan, 13 Vestergarde 145-6,
Copenhagen K, Denmark.  Confusingly enough, there's also a Dan Pipe in
Hamburg, Germany. See next. -S. ]


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From: "Graeme T. Steel" <?????????????????>
Subject: Re:Pipes Digest #248

Dear Steve,

Some help for three people in the last Pipes Digest:

For Philip Burnard, asking about ways of keeping a 50 grm tin of tobacco
moist, I have found that decanting it into a glass fruit bottling jar (or
"Mason Jar" for Americans) with a sponge stuck into the lid (avoiding
contact with the tobacco) soaked in rum (the cheapest you can find) keeps
the tobacco moist, does not encourage fungal growths (as do fruit or
vegetable slices) and allows for easy lighting and burning. Only a hint of
rum flavour is given to the tobacco which shouldn't alter the inherent aroma
and taste of the tobacco.

For Pat Washburn on being told by his doctor that he should lower his
cholesterol [no connexion to smoking, dear chap] and by his wife that he
should give up smoking, my advice is:

Change doctors and get a new wife!

For Dr Georg Retzolf who was told that Falcon pipes are no longer made: this
is not true. A wide range of changeable Falcon bowls is available by
international mail-order from DAN PIPE, Frickert & Behrens KG.,  Curslacker
Deich 136, D21039, Hamburg, Germany or you can e-mail them at the address
given at http://www.danpipe.com

Hope that this useful ,

Best Wishes,

Graeme T. Steel


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From: ?????????????????? (by way of Steve Beaty <????????????????????>)
Subject: Pipes Digest # 248

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this group.

Some comments about some of the entries.

Philip Burnard is trying to keep tins of tobacco from going dry. I have always
had success using the small round pouch humidifiers available at any
tobacconist. I smoke English blends and straight Virginias mostly. Traveling
as much as I do, i may have three or four tins open at any one time. The pouch
humidifiers keep the tobacco at the right moisture content.

Bill Calame asks about a bulldog pipe made in Germany. A clue is the initials
db. The pipe is probably from Design Berlin. An array of their pipes can be
seen in the Dan Pipe catalog.

Incidentally, I have been ordering from Dan Pipe for two years now. This is a
great company and I can obtain pipes and tobaccos that are not available
stateside. A catalog request can be made through their web page (danpipe.com).
I have always directed my correspondence to Rainer Tornow, one of the
partners. If you do order a catalog, I would ask that you order something, as
the price of mailing a catalog from Germany to the United States is a large
expense.

Paul Daniel Terry is looking for The Malthouse tobacco. Dan Pipe carries the
various blends and tobacco can be hipped to the States. As to Royal Mixture,
might the tobacco in question be Royal Danish Mixture? Also available through
Dan Pipe.

???????????????????????? is looking for Dunhill tobaccos in bulk. They are
available from the London shop (I believe). However, if you like Dunhill
tobaccos, I would suggest contacting Craig Tarler at Cornell and Diehl. Mr.
Tarler is a bulk tobacco blender and has some of the most wonderful blends
available. The tobacco list shows many Dunhill mimics. I believe his blends
are by far superior to the Dunhill blends.

Aaron Pelz is looking for advice on building his own humidifier. I would
suggest any of the major woodworking catalogs. All have humidifier kits at
good prices.

Dr. Georg Retzlaff should order a Dan Pipe catlog for his Falcon pipe needs.
The catalog has a full page of Falcon parts and supplies.

Tony Berke, I would suggest calling or writing Pipes and tobaccos magazine. I
was able to get the back issues I need. The last issue stated that back issues
are still available.

I am sorry if I have gone on too long. Pipes and pipe smoking are my favorite
topic (other than hockey), so I tend to get a little long-winded.

Incidentally, if anyone hasn't become a member of The Universal Coterie of
Pipe Smokers (TUCOPS) and isn't receiving The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris (TPSE),
all I can say is WHY NOT!!! Drop Tom Dunn a line at 20-37 120th St., College
Point, NY 11356-2128 today.

SIP

matthew

[ Matthew, you're a one-man pipe encyclopedia! Thanks for all the
help! -S. ]


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From: marshwilson <??????????????????????>
Subject: Dunhill in Bulk

Steve,

I have responded directly to the individual who requested to know where 
he could obtain Dunhill in bulk quantities.  But, here is the 
information for others:

I ran across a source for Dunhill bulk tobacco. The source is called 
Tobacco Leaf Collectibles.  It does not list a telephone number but has 
an e-mail address for you to be able to contact them.  I believe they 
are a retail store outlet.  

The only varieties they carry of Dunhill in bulk are: '965', 'Early 
Morning Pipe', and, "Night Cap.'  They offer the quantities in 2/4/8/16 
oz sizes for $3.80/7.50/14.40/27.20 respectively.

Regards,

Marsh

[ Sorry, but I didn't get the email address here. -S. ]


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From: Allen Hall <?????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
 
You can buy Dunhill 965 5lb bags for appox $80.  1 800 JR CIGAR Enjoy Allen
Hall


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From: Jerad <??????????????????????>
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hi Steve!

Just a note to Brian Cooper (the guy looking for a smoking jacket) try
your local thrift stores, it may take a while for them to get one in
stock but the price can't be beat (I got mine for $7) all it takes is
perseverance!

Jerad


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From: David Mann <????????????????>
Subject: Disposing of my collection

Sorry to report that I've had a recent cardio-pulmonary episode which
forces me to give up my lifelong love affair with my beloved pipes.  I
have been instructed in no uncertain terms that on no account may I ever
smoke again, and to say that I'm upset about it is the rankest
understatement.

At any rate, after giving away several favorites to close friends of
mine, there now remain some 50 pipes, including several Dunhill pipes,
all in good condition, and others by such firms as Peterson, Comoy,
Barling, Baontini, Jarl, Kriswill, Stanwell, Big Ben, Cha-Cum, Ben Wade,
Alpha, Sovereign, and many others.

I also have a custom made 36 pipe walnut wall rack, an assortment of
fine pipe tools, a few other racks and antique porcelain tobacco jars,
reamers, etc., etc.

Anyone who may be interested, may E-mail me to discuss the matter.  I
have no list to provide, but will consider each proposal on an ad hoc
basis, perhaps via telephone.

Even though I will no longer participate in this beloved activity, I
will never permit my well-meaning wife, children, and assorted
grandchildren, to deprive me of the pleasure of reading about it or
talking about it, so I hope and expect that you will continue sending me
the Digest.

My best wishes to you all and to all my fellow pipe enthusiasts.  I envy
you all and wish you the continual pleasure and consolation of the many
bowls of sheer joy that I will no longer be able to luxuriate in.  With
sincerest regret, I am

Sincerely yours,

David Mann
????????????????

[ David, you're always welcome here. -S. ]


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From: Bob LeFrancis <??????????????????>
Subject: posting from pipes page

EXCELLENT HIGH QUALITY ESTATE PIPES BY ORIGINAL OWNER.  All pipes are
in excellent condition and have very little cake in the bowl.  Stems
are in good to excellent condition.  

			 Castello: 4k military sea rock billard
                         Castello: Greatline G15 sea rock military billard
                         Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Hudson bulldog (smooth)
                         Peterson: Sherlock Holmes Bent Bulldog (rough)
                         Sasieni:  4-dot original straight pot (smooth)
                         Tinsky:   1/4 bent billard (smooth)
                         Upshall:  Billard w/saddle stem (rough)
                         Upshall:  Billard 1/4 bent w/saddle stem (rough)
                         Upshall:  Dublin 1/4 bent w/saddle stem (rough)

Prices:  Castello: 95.00
         Peterson: 95.00
         Tinsky:   50.00
         Sasieni:  50.00
         Upshall:  75.00

Package price:  Open for bid.

Bob LeFrancis


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From: Rich Barnes <???????????????>
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello, all - 

Please allow me to make a suggestion, regarding Philip Burnard's
question about tobacco storage in a previous digest.

I've had very good luck using the heavy duty freezer bags sold in
grocery stores - Hefty, Zip-loc, etc.  They seem to do a great job of
keeping my tobacco moist, are thick enough to resist minor scrapes and
scratches, and fit nicely, when rolled up, in my shirt or coat pocket.

They do, however, look a bit odd, but you can't have everything.

Regards, 

Rich Barnes
???????????????

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

Everclear is available in California now, however I believe
there are two proofs and only the lower one is imported.
Anything above 150 proof is flammable so I figure that's
plenty good enough :-).

[ Well, ya oughta let the pipe dry out before you light it... unless
you like a REAL hot smoke... ((8-O -S. ]


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

>>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.

	There are a few options:

1) Marty Pulver at Sherlocks Haven has a very good selection
of Ashtons in, or at least he did a month or so ago.  Both
rustic (shell) and smooth (soverign).  His prices aren't cheap,
but they are reasonable, and I think perhaps slightly under
MSRP, particularly on more general shell shapes.  Marty has
a URL at http://www.netreach.com/holmes.html which leads to
a number you can call, or if you're in San Francisco anytime
visit his shop downtown.

2) Robert Hamlin has Ashtons online at good prices, again,
particularly for blasted finishes.  His URL (he does mail
order only) is:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com:80/homepages/rchpcca/homepage.htm

Note that if you have call blocking on your phone his phone
will refuse your call :-(.

3) I've done business once with James Barber Tobacconists
in England.  I bought 3 Ashtons at a substantial discount
than what they'd cost in the US.  You can just call and order
with a Visa or Mastercard.  There are some extra costs you
need to be aware of: US import duty, air-shipping costs, the
phone call, and the currency conversion.  If you deal with
them also make sure you make clear that you want the price
after substracting the VAT (value added tax).  Frankly I
had good luck with them, but if I'd had to send a pipe
back for some reason my savings would have been minimal,
so it's a gamble, but the company seems very honest and
you can talk to them via email.  Their URL is at:

http://www.smoke.co.uk/home.htm

I've done business with all these people and been pleased
with the service, but of course  your mileage may vary.
If you don't have at least one Ashton, well, you probably
should, as they smoke superbly.

Robert

[ Thanks!  I've put James Barber's Web address into the Guide. -S. ]


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From: Robert Allen <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998

I strongly suspect that Dunhill is using Lucite for some bits now.  I
only have 1 Dunhill pipe, a Size 5 Lovatt (5111) in Bruyere, marked
"36", and the bit does not discolor on it at all.  The shiny look of
the lucite is nearly unmistakable when compared with several of my
Ashtons, which also have lucite bits.  I have 2 ashtons which have
vulcanite bits, which are prone to the white discoloration.  It appears
that Dunhill and Ashton use both lucite and vulcanite, or, have changed
to using only lucite recently.

Robert

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

[ Jose's letter about Dunhill bit discoloration snipped to save
space. Thanks for the info, Robert! -S. ]


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

Dear Robert, thank you for the reply. I agree with you: they must be
using both types, because that Root I mentioned is also from 1996
(marked 36), and as a comparison, the Shell I have is from 1993 ! What
surprises me is that Dunhill is using a  material (opposed to Ashtons
and Castellos), which can discolor, in their higher grades !?!? Thanks
god they did not used that in the DR 4 Stars I have ! I would have
killed myself ! Thank you.

Jose Carlos


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

I'm looking for older, used Edward's pipes in two particular shapes:
"The Coachman" and "Big Charlie".  Pipes must have been well cared
for.  I prefer the better grades.  Please indicate grade # found on
underside of shank.  I believe the shape #'s are 730 and 727.

Terry Knipschield


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From: Robert Eshman <????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998

Steve-

Thanks for the page. My question: I've been searching for a Peterson
System Mark Twain Commemoratiove. Can anybody help me find one, new or
presmoked? THanks. RAE

[Steve Beaty, of course, deserves the accolades for the page.  -S. ]


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From: ????????????????????? (David S Chesler)
Subject: Pipe-friendly insurance company?

 A change in job leaves me looking for life insurance.  Most of the
private life insurance companies have two classes for smokers:
smoker and non-smoker.  Non-smoker is defined as something like
"Has never, ever contemplated any use of tobacco in any way, shape
or form"; everybody else is in with the 2-pack-a-day chain smokers.

 Are there any insurance companies which take a more reasonable
view?  (Actually, it's something like no tobacco use in last
two years; some companies allow exceptions for cigars at
weddings and celebrating births, but that's still a might
broad brush.)

 In hopes of changing their minds, what literature is available
on light smokers and pipe and cigar smokers?  I'm still looking
for the 1964 Terry report -- apparently it's a few hundred pages.
I haven't found it on the web at all, and would pay a few dollars
for a paper copy if I knew where to get it.

 Speaking of those weddings, the friend who brought a case of
Royal Jamaicans to my wedding five years ago is to get married
this summer.  I asked someone who was out of the country to
get something Cuban for me, and now I have a case of Havanan
Fonsecas ready (not necessarily in the US, if that would violate
any laws.)  Any idea what these are like?  I have them in
a tupperdor, per the advise here (humidity provided by some
florit's Oasis.)  Are they ruined by the week they spent
outside of any humidor?  Or is it cumulative, and I can expect
them to survive between now and the summer?

  - David Chesler (?????????????????????, etc. http://world.std.com/~chesler)

[ Well, the Guide lists some insurance companies, both friendly and
hostile.  The list hasn't been updated in some time; any corrections
or additional information would be appreciated. -S. ]


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From: Kapolka <????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998

Dear Steve,

I have been a pipe smoker for about 25 years now, but I seem to have
missed some things over the years, and I was wondering if your readers
could answer the following questions for me.

1. I have heard several people mention the changes in English blends
(like Dunhill's and Rattrays).  I had noticed this myself, but I thought
it had to do with my bad memory or the fact that I changed the types of
pipes I smoked between rare acquisitions of these tobaccos (in my leaner
years).  When did the changes occur and what were they?

2.  I have heard that Syrian Latakia is now available in limited
quantities.  Can anyone tell me what blends now use it and where these
are available in the U.S.?

3. Is there a rough equivalent to the old Balkan Sobranie Virginia #10
with Cigar Leaf?  (This is another one that changed, but I would be
interested in acquiring a blend similar to either version.)  I have
tried McClellan's Dominican Glory, but it didn't seem to be a match.

4. I recently got a bulk sample of Dunhill's #10 Downing Street from the
Three Ten Pipe Shop in Tennessee.  I had never heard of this as a
Dunhill blend before, does anyone know anything about it?  It tastes a
bit like C&D's Yale Mixture to me, so I was wondering if it could be
resurrected version of Craven Mixture?  (BTW, is Craven Mixture
available now, and if so, where?)

5.  Finally, I was wondering if there was a good source for some of the
lower grades of the old Sasieni pipes.  I have a squat bulldog Sasieni
McDonald that is a wonderful pipe but a bit on the small size for my
taste.  I had a full bent from Sasieni in a similar style (no dots, I
think it was a Mayfaire?) but I lost it many years ago.  

I would be grateful for any info on these.  Thanks.

Gerry kapolka


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From: Justin Fullmer <????????????????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998 -Reply

Fragrant greetings to my fellow pipe smokers,

     I was enjoying a bowl of "Lazy Edna", a rather light/soft,
aromatic that I have found makes a good evening smoke, when I heard on
the news that there is a bill being considered by the Utah legislature
that would ban the sell of tobacco products state wide!  I nearly
choked on my Stanwell.  The reasoning behind this is that without the
ban it would be too hard to keep CHILDREN from getting hold of
cigarettes in the great state of Utah.  I called up the owner of
Jeanies Smoke Shop in SLC to see if he had any clearer information
than what I had gathered from the news.  He said that this particular
bill had not passed, however there was another one out there that
would allow the city/county to ban the sell of tobacco products in a
certain geographical area like a MORMON church, or a public school.
Who knows whether or not that geographical area will not defined as
100 square miles around said church or school!!! I personally believe
that this second bill will go through.  Maybe there will be some
reasonable limit to the range of area that can be banned, and maybe
not.  In Utah there are already laws that don't allow the sale of beer
in grocery stores and gas stations that are near a school or MORMON
church.  "Hard liquor" is regulated by the state and is sold only in
state liquor stores.  The [flame snipped -S] MORMONS came to Utah
in the first place because they weren't allowed to practice their
religion according to their beliefs.  It is painfully ironic that they
refuse to respect the rights, and beliefs of others.  So, I do believe
that sooner or later you will not be able to buy tobacco products in
Utah.  IF you have the misfortune of traveling to the state or are
considering moving here; you had better stock up!!

That felt good to get all of that out.  Now I have a pipe question.  I
bought a Stanwell a couple of months ago that has a v shaped bowl.
This v shape really seems to work better than the traditional make.
Being an engineer the dynamics of the v shape versus traditional
really intrigue me.  For instance the v shape has less surface area at
the heel so there is not hardly any dottle formed.  Also, the v shape
tends to focus the burning "cherry" towards the middle, which as it
nears the bottom creates an all over even ash and in my opinion seems
to heighten the flavor.

     If any of you out there have any similar experiences with
stanwell or know of other pipe makers that have experimented with this
v shaped bowl I would love to hear about them.

Steve: I appreciate this forum and all the work you put into it.  I
understand if you can't publish the first part however I am just
amazed at what others will do to limit the choices of their neighbors.

Smoke em "while' you can.

JF

[ Ah yes, here it is again. Kids shouldn't smoke, therefore all adults
must be treated like children.  And as you alluded, there are still a
lot of "dry" counties in the U.S., sixty-six years after alcohol
prohibition was repealed by a Constitutional amendment.  This does not
prevent people from getting booze there; it just drives up the price.

But please don't just preach to the choir.  Resist effectively. Write
to the newspapers and your elected representatives, where it might do
some good. And convince your friends to do the same! -S. ]


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From: Q-rie de Berk <??????????????>
Subject: Stephen B. Bray

Living in Holland I have always had an interest for old artifacts. One
day, some six years ago, I started to make a hobby out of
it. Searching old towns, old grounds and any place they were
constructing. I found a whole lot of artifacts dating from the Roman
period up to the 1800's or so.  I started to notice is that there were
always so many pipe kettles made of clay stuck in the earth . After I
found me a beautiful designed one dating from the 1640's or so
celebrating the initiation of one of the kings of Orange my interest
started to grow. I started picking up every pipe I found. You
understand that my urge to own a complete, real pipe grew by the day,
and I started to visit the Clay Pipe Museum in Gouda (once the main
production-center of clay pipes in the world) and the Clay Pipe Museum
in Amsterdam.  There I found the prices for a complete pipe are quite
high and I started to make my own stem using an antique kettle. This
didn't work because clay shrinks when it dries and so it came that I,
in my despair to smoke a real clay pipe, I started to make one out of
different found pieces held together with tape and wire. It's not
perfect, but still allot better than the alternative: the 'new' clay
pipes they sell over here in Holland. They are of such inferior
quality that the 18th century guilds (all of them) would turn over in
their graves upon being confronted with them.

You might be able to imagine my surprise when, via the internet, I
found of a man in Canada (of all places) who was making clay pipes
too. After some conversation he sold me 6 samples.

I expected nothing much, but on opening the package I must say I was
overwhelmed by the supreme quality of the work on one side and deeply
ashamed to be Dutch on the other side. Why cannot we make them like
this anymore? These pipes resembled the authentic pipes perfectly, and
when you smoke them you get that pure fresh clayish feel you can read
about in the old documents. Finally I knew how it must have felt
smoking a clay pipe in the 17th/18th century (well...more or less). I
have never been able to find another manufacturer quite like Stephen
Bray, although everywhere I go in Europe I look for them. Only in
Istanbul I found Meerschaum pipes which are also of supreme quality,
but of course that's another type of pipe all together.

Stephen B. Bray. A good friend and the best pipe maker in the world.
(as far as I'm concerned)

Q-rie de Berk,
Amsterdam,
The Netherlands


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From: "b.m.b." <???????????????>
Subject: Good Clay Page

Hi Steve,

 I found this site today, and feel it would be a good one for your site!!  
 I don't believe it is there already...?

 Enjoy!

Regards,

Matt Briscoe

http://www.bytor.com/pipes/pipes.htm

[ Not yet... -S. ]


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From: Bill Taylor <?????????????????????????????????>
Subject: More on "the pipe"

Hi, again, Steve.
I have to share what a tremendous experience I've had with Pipes Digest.
You may recall that you posted a note from me about those odd pyrolitic
graphite pipes in which I offered to take any that anyone wanted to part
with. Well, thanks to Douglas Owens, Steve Byrne, Baker Egerton and,
through Baker, Dennis Brown, I have tripled my collection of "the pipe" and
"THE SMOKE." I now have 9! Surprise, surprise, they all smoke just alike.

Think of it! I bought my first one in the sixties, a second not long after,
and had a third given to me in the seventies by a non-smoking friend whose
father passed away and left him some pipes. Since then, I searched high and
low for twenty years before finding pipes.org. Presto! I got 7 more. What a
group! What a great group!

There are five black (one straight small apple, one straight bulldog, two
quarter bent sort-of dublin, and one straight taper), two red (one slight
bent big apple, one slight bent box),  one white half bent, and one green
straight small apple. I give this catalog in hopes that some of our
compatriots have others they want to send to a good and loving home. I
would be especially interested in other colors, shape not important, or
other shapes in these same colors. I would prefer that they be in smokeable
condition with no major flaws. However,  if all that is needed is a new
bit, I can probably get that taken care of.

By the way, I also want to thank William Serad for his lead on Ed Felicione
in the last digest. I hope to persuade Ed to share his knowledge about the
Venturi pipes and their inventor with me. Maybe we could work up a little
monograph about them and him. If it happens and the group is interested,
I'll be happy to share. 

Smoking on in great happiness and gratitude. Keep me in mind if you see
"the pipe" lying lonely and neglected on a shelf or counter or flea-market
table.
		Bill

************************************************
Bill Taylor <?????????????????????????????????>
Kettering, OH (W 84.2	N 39.7)
http://home.att.net/~dr.billie.taylor


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

Hey everyone,

  Hope all had a good holiday and is enjoying the new year.  Maybe
someone can help me with a few questions I have.  I purchased a
meerschaum pipe recently and now wonder how to clean it.  I have
looked long and hard in old digests and other sites and can't find
anything on it.  It has a very stale taste and the inside of the bowl
is as black as can be.  I run pipe cleaners through it all the time
and have cleaned the stem many times also- but to no avail!  Maybe the
pipe is not "broken in" enough?  But, I thought meerschaum didn't need
to be. I do know enough not to use the professor's sweetning treatment
but I need to do something!  This is the first time I have ever smoked
a meerschaum- so maybe I'm just not used to it yet.  Any help you can
give will be appreciated.

  Now, I'm just sitting around waiting for some new tobacco I ordered
from Poor Richards and the Gatlinburlier. (an english blend and Black
Raspberry, respectively).  I also read somewhere of a Sangria blend,
but can't remember where now.  Any help on that also?  I enjoy the
hell out of Sangria wine- maybe I can kill two birds with one stone!
Thanks for all the help and keep up the good work at PD.


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From: David Levine <????????????????????>
Subject: meerschaum cleaning

Just got my first meerschaum (CAO) and was wondering how cleaning it differs
from a briar.  Thanks.  David Levine

[ I'll have to defer this one to a meerschaum fan who knows how. -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????????? (E. John Graham)
Subject: Response to PD #248

Greetings Steve:

As always, the recent receipt of Pipes Digest initiated my PD reading
ritual.  I wait until the kids have all gone to bed, pour myself a dram of
a special single malt scotch, fill a favorite pipe with a favorite tobacco
blend, and then, and only then, open my e-mail from PD.  Steve, thanks for
your dedication.  I hope you know how much your hard work is appreciated by
us all.

Comments on two items -- First, Bill Calame inquired about a "db Mayflower"
bent bulldog.  I bought a similar pipe in Clayton, MO several years ago (I
can't remember the name of the shop).  The "db" stands for Design Berlin,
from a pipe maker in the former East Berlin.  The "Made in Germany"
nomenclature on my pipe even has an empty space where "East" was once
stamped.  Bill is right about the smoking qualities of the Design Berlin
pipes -- mine smokes superbly.  I was told when I bought the pipe that this
shop was the only American retail outlet.  If Bill has found one in Texas,
then that's no longer the case.  The Design Berlin pipe is certainly worthy
of a wide distribution.

Second -- I was pleased to learn in PD #248 that Elliot Nachwalter is
making pipes again.  I heard a few years ago that he gave up pipe-making to
run a restaurant.  As a collector of American hand-made pipes, I think it's
wonderful that Elliot has once again found his pipe-making Muse!  I have
acquired a half-dozen Nachwalters that go back to Elliot's days at the
Briar Workshop in Florida.  Whenever business brought me to New York, I
would always find time to drop by his shop.  I was devastated when it
closed.  From what I can tell from his web site, Elliot's creations look
better than ever.

Elliot's pipes have a grace and sense of proportion that few pipe-makers
can match -- especially with larger pieces.  Form and function are nicely
balanced in his designs.  Each pipe is a one-of-a-kind creation, however,
Elliot is not given to the outlandish design flourishes that some
pipe-makers fall back on to make their pipes unique.  If you haven't done
so already, I encourage one and all to visit Elliot Nachwalter's web page.
He's doing his best work yet.

John Graham
??????????????????????????
Yellow Springs, Ohio

===================================
E. John Graham
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Antioch College
795 Livermore Street
Yellow Springs, OH  45387
Telephone: (937) 767-6380
Fax:       (937) 767-6439
E-mail:    ??????????????????????????
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From: ?????????????? (Jose Carlos)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello all,

I still have not find any way to identify a Nording Silver banded I have which
has the number 18 surrounded by the words "MADE IN DENMARK". Does anyone know
where this pipe falls in Nording's grade system ?

I also have a doubt regarding to Dunhills: I have several of them, and in
particular I have a DRESS Canadian which smokes MUCH hotter compared to the
other ones. Is this a characteristic of this finish ?

Thank you and kind regards.

Jose Carlos

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From: thedunnes <???????????????????????>
Subject: Looking for Folding Pipe Stands

Steve - for publication in the next PD

Help!  I am looking for some of those wonderful, cheap, brown plastic
folding pipe stands that are typically seen in promotional photos.  If
you've ever seen one (or owned one), you'll know what I mean.  I'd like
to buy 3-4 dozen, as they make great display stands.  I have one I
bought approx. 3 years ago for about $4, but now everywhere I go, I'm
told either that they don't have any idea what I'm talking about, or
"they don't make those anymore". 

Can anyone point me to a supplier for these?

				Thanks in advance,

						Jim Dunne


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From: Tony Berke <?????????????????????????????>
Subject: A nice find

   Hi Steve,
	Just wanted to let you know about the North American Society of
Pipe Collectors get together and swap I attended this past Sunday here in
Columbus. As you may or may not know, the club doesn't hold regular
meetings as this was attempted in the past and I guess turnout was usually
dismal. So I was really looking forward to this annual swap/social to get
to know some of the fellow members from the area. (Besides the show the
club puts on at the end of the summer, this is the only other time we
meet). Well, even though it was held only a couple of miles from where I
work, it took me several passes to locate Chalkies Pool Emporium. By the
time I arrived most of the folks planning to attend had arrived. It was a
really nice turnout; I'd say between 20 and 30 members showed up. I got to
meet several of the board members I only knew by name in our newsletter. I
also got a chance to talk pipes and tobacco with some gentlemen who have
been at this hobby for many years. Being a newcomer, this was one of the
most enjoyable afternoons I've spent in quite a while. Another feature of
the get together was that a couple of pool tables were kept covered and
members who had pipes to trade/sell were able to display them. I saw some
brands I've only been reading about, (COMOY, Barling, Mark Tinsky, several
estate pipes by David Jones and many more). The quality of the pieces
displayed really impressed me.
	I was able to pick up an old Kaywoodie Calabash that was in
excellent condition for a very fair price. I've been wanting to try a
'Calie', and this being a KW, (I'm a modest collector, having acquired
some from my dad), was a plus. It smokes beautifully, everything I'd hoped
it would be. I got in touch with the company, Frank and Co. and Bill was
kind enough to help me date this piece to the late '30's or early 40's.
I'll continue to smoke it, but it will get a place of honor in my small,
but growing collection. If any of the group have any advice on how to
clean the inner gourd, I'd appreciate any suggestions. Well, perhaps Bill
Unger will elaborate on my brief description of a great Sunday afternoon.
   Best to all,
	Tony


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From: Erik Amick <??????????????????>
Subject: Questions

I am a new pipe smoker and after reading the FAQ I still have a few
questions.  First, how do you clean the bowl of the pipe as described
without scraping the cake out (this is important as I am breaking in my
first "nice" pipe).  Second, can you explain exactly how you "tamp" the
ashes during your smoke.  Last, I have a Savinelli with the Balsa filter
system.  Am I correct that in order to clean the pipe after each smoke I
"must" take the stem off because of the filter?  Is it bad for the stem
to be taken off after every smoke (after it cools down, of course).  I
have been reading as much as I can about pipes but have not found these
answers.  I would greatly appreciate a response.  Will I hear from you
via E-mail?              Sincerely, Mr. Amick

[ In order: Don't worry about scraping the cake out; after a while it
will become thick. Second, just use a tamper and flatten the top of
the ash; relight if needed.  A flat surface of white ash is
perfection. Last, I don't care for filters personally, but if you want
to clean the pipe properly, you'll have to remove the filter (and
replace it with a fresh one.) -S. ]


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From: Justin Fullmer <????????????????????????????????????>
Subject:  MacBarron

I was just up to Jeanies Smoke shop in SLC.  I just passed the exam
for my master electrician licence and was looking for something to
treat myself to.  I bought a nice, smooth Savenilli and a Stanwell
that looks more like a "Danish free-hand" than anything else.  I also
thought that I would try something new in the tobacco world so I
bought a tin of MacBaron's Plum Cake and a tin of thier Symphony.

I loaded up the new Stanwell with Plum Cake in the parking lot of
Jeanies shop.  I had about a fifty minute drive home, and the smoke
lasted all the way with some to spare even.  MacBaron's Plum Cake has
a real mild, sweet taste, and just smoldered away without my having to
re-light once!!!  Which is a blessing when driving the I-15
re-construction.

These are the first two MacBaron blends that I have tried and I really loved
both of them.  I would appreciate any feed-back from other digest members who
could recomend other MacBaron blends to try, and\or something similiar.  Thanks
in advance and happy puffing.

Justin Fullmer


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

I was almost giving up hope of finding a tobacconist within an hours
drive of Brunswick GA until apipe smoker on the street told me about
The Cigar Merchantat at 1612 Frederica Rd. St Simons Island.  He has a
nice,if small, selection of pipes and tobaccos.  Stanwell, Savinelli,
Lanes, Davidoff and a good selection of cigars.  Only open a few
months it is owned by Al Pozek, who has given it two years to succeed.
If you're in the area it saves a long drive to Savannah or
Jacksonville and any new tobacconist deserves encouragement.  Perhaps
he could be added to your resource list.

Roy.

[ Of course, Roy! -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????
Subject: change of address

To : Our Valued Customers.

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We are always adding  new things to our web site.  
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From: ????????????????????
Subject: posting from pipes page

Hello all,
  I hope I am not breaking any list rules, but want to give some
praise to The Durango Smokeshop.  I live in south Georgia where the
closest tobacco store is 45 minutes away- and he mainly sells cigars.
So, I use the 'Net to buy most of my tobacco.  I have been in the mood
lately for a fruit flavored cavendish and came across the Durango
Smokeshop in PD.  I mainly smoke a burly/cavendish blend from
E.J.Kutter (also found them in PD) called MarkII- but like most of us,
we are still searching for the "perfect blend".  I think I have found
it in Durango's Black Raspberry.  This is the best aromatic blend I
have ever tried.  It's flavor is excellent (you can really taste a
berry flavor) and the aroma won't make my wife cringe.  Well, the
prices were excellent and the proprietor even saved me a couple of
bucks by asking if I wanted it shipped by UPS or regular mail.  To me,
this even shows how much they care about their business and
customers. I chose regular mail and bought 4 oz.!  total was $7.00 !
I have tried all different types of tobacco from cavendish to latakia
and this is the best by far!  My smokes are mainly an all-day smoke
and this suits the purpose.  These people at Durango have won them a
customer for life-or at least until they quit making Black Raspberry!
If anyone is looking for great tobacco and friendly service- they
should give Durango Smokeshop a try.


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

A while back- someone posted an article on " pipe dreams" and I had
one recently.  It was very strange.  I had been very sick and had a
temperature of around 103 !  My wife wanted me to go to the hospital,
but I was stubborn! I decided to wait out the night and visit my local
doctor in the morning. I still don't know what I had, but I was
shaking so much that I could not hold a glass of water without it
spilling over the edge!  Every time I went to sleep, I had a dream
that would wake me up every hour or so.  It was of an old man (maybe
my grandfather) who would be telling me to wake up because he wanted
to talk to me about a certain pipe that I own or tobacco I use!  It
lasted the whole night and "we" talked about every pipe that I own
(about 8).  When I finally went to the doctor the next morning, I had
a fever of 101.5.  It was a pretty good dream, but the circumstances
weren't!


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

To Steve, and to all lovers of the briar and baccy,
     My name is Dan Dawson, I have been quietly delighting in the
Pipes Digest for a few years and would like to express my appreciation
to your enligthtening forum. The information I've gathered from the
pages of Pipe's Digest would have taken many years to discover on my
own. Steve you and your suscribers have helped re-open a world that
many have forgotten... Pipe smoking. If you will allow, let me share
with you and your wonderful readers my own account of the Pipe.

     My Dad always smoked a pipe, since my first recollections of
childhood I remember the sweet and comforting smell of pipe smoke and
have come to associate the odour with cold winter evenings around a
glowing fire place; lovely, fragrant, spring days in the woods of my
Illinois home; hot summer nights under a starry sky on the back patio,
and rejoicing in the fall harvest and cool crispness of fresh autumn
days, a time for Levis, flannel shirts and hayrack rides.

     The memories of youth and the smell of cherry or vanilla pipe
smoke are one in the same. I can hardly remember Dad without his pipe
and believe he must have had the briar in his mouth more than he
didn't for a good 30 or 40 years.  Although he might not qualify in
the vogue era of "english mixtures for real pipe smokers only", he was
definetley a dedicated pipe smoker. After rereading this, I see it
sounds as if my father may have passed away.  He is still very much
alive but has stopped smoking for health reasons.  Sad that he had to
quit and sadder yet that there is a group of citizens that have a
"serves him right for smoking" a pipe attitude.  All I can say to
those band waggoneers is, Get Stuffed!  I apologize if any sacarcasm
slipped in there but some things get on my nerves.

     I've told you a few things about my dad and now a few about
myself.  I'm 33 and very soon to be 34 years old.  I have 3 children,
ages 3, 7, and 8, who keep me happy, busy, challenged, and worried.
My wife of almost 10 years is from Claremont, Australia and as of July
4th 1997, a US citizen.  I'm a Cheif Petty Officer in the U.S Navy and
have been smoking a pipe for about 6 years.

     If I had one favorite pipe tobacco I'd be hard pressed to say
which one. It depends on the mood I'm in.  I smoked cigarettes when I
was in my early 20's and there was no question - Marlboro, I switched
to smokeless tobacco and there was no question, Copenhagen.  Now as a
pipe smoker I can't say I have a distinct favorite, what I do like
seems to lean toward natural to traditional aromatics.  I've tried a
few English mixes but just haven't caught on.  I would really like
some pointers in this area because although I've afore mention, poked
fun at enlglish mixtures, I believe that what a good portion of the
population -(in this case pipe smokers) likes must be good.
Personally the english mixes I've had smelled like burning leaves in
the jar, which isn't a bad thing, but when I tried smoking them they
tasted like vomit.  Sorry for being so crude but they did. I tried
some mixtures (I think) from a store that was once the Tinder Box
until the locals decided that tobacco in a shopping mall was
un-whatever, (I fill in whatever with natural; how else can you
account for normal in a world that likes to find fault in the way our
nation has lived in the past).

     Lest I digress. I've found that my original reason for writing to
the Pipes Digest has not been addressed.  Steve I'm not here to lament
on the world and its injustices'.  It was to ask you and your vast
audience the following a question.

I have a Stanwell deLuxe, it must be 20-30 years old, very well caked and
very well used. ie., the heel is worn down to bare wood as well as other 
parts of the bowl.   The stem broke off long ago and although I've sacrificed
a pipe and stem or two in the past to keep this beauty smoking it is time to
take more permanent action.  I'd like to make a new stem.  I'd like to add
an 8-9 inch stem onto it and make a church warden of sorts.  Stanwell pipe
maker my apologies.  My  questions are how do I do this.  I've thought about
adding a hard wood (as of now oak, or maple) stem which I would make.  I have
access to the tools I might need. Actually the access I have is very near 
an industrial cabinet making facility.  Pipes Digest, in your infinite wisdom
please give me pointers on this.  my e-mail address is ???????????????

May the magic of the pipe never leave you and the warmth of it's aroma always 
comfort you. I smoke to you in peace.
Dan Dawson

[ Stemco-Pimo has churchwarden stems, specialized tools, and how-to
books. They should be able to help you out. Good luck, and thanks for
an enjoyable reminisce -- it brings back memories of a gentler, better
time for me too! -S. ]


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From: Doc and Mary Nevins <@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998

Dear Sir,

I hope that this is the correct address to post to pipe digest.  Let me
start out this posting by saying that I enjoy your magazine every month.
I don't have any questions but would like to add a retailer to your
list.  I have recently began working part time for a Smoke&Snuff in
Tampa FL it is part of a chain located in Florida only (similar to
Tinder Box). The store that I work for is trying to regain its former
glory as a pipe store. We are located in the West Shore Mall in Tampa
just 5 minutes from Tampa International Airport.  We carry an
interesting selection of pipes and accessories including Wiley's,
Comoy's, Dunhill's and Peterson's. Our address is:

339 West Shore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 282-8776
We also have a well stock Cigar humidor (about 300 different brands).

Thanks for your help.

Andrew "Doc" Nevins


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From: Mike Neder <????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest

I used the key word search feature recently to see what other pipe
smokers thought of Alberto Bonfiglioli's pipes.  There were 20-25 items
that popped up with the search, and all had good things to report.  So i
ordered a free form pipe from Alberto recently and want to report how
pleased I am with it.  Great pipe and fair price.  I'm sure I'll order
another Bonfiglioli soon.   Hopefully the next person who keyword
searches Pipe Digest for Alberto Bonfiglioli will come across this
entry.

Thanks-  Mike Neder

[ Make that 21-26 items... -S. ]


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From: Pipecol <???????????????>
Subject: Re: Address change request for Pipes Digest

Thanks for the prompt address change.
Came across a couple of interesting pipes last weekend. One is what I would
call a Kaywoodie freehand, a rather large bent pipe bearing the nomenclature
Kaywoodie Original, number 85B. The other a Preben Holm that appears to be
rather old. Just has a Circle 3 on it. Both of these pipes smoke great. Can
you tell me anything about the Kaywoodie?

Robert Grosz


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From: Allen Hall <?????????????>
Subject: Tally Ho pipe

The Tally Ho pipe is a Dunhill second and I believe an old one at
that. I have a friend with an extensive collection and he has
several. He has talked with Tom Colwell and Tom states it Dunhill made
them. Let me know if you want to sell it.  Allen Hall


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From: From: CoRPipeSmk <??????????????????>
Subject: C.O.R.P.S. EXPO INFO

ATTACHED IS THE TEXT VERSION OF OUR PRELIMINARY EXPO BROCHURE - WE WILL SEND
YOU THE REAL THING IF YOU WOULD LIKE (JUST EMAIL OR SNAIL MAIL US AT THE
ADDRESS IN THE TEXT - OR CALL)  

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE EXPO !!!
FOR THE CONCLAVE,
LINWOOD HINES

To all true and rightful Brethren of the Ancient and Honourable Art &
Spo rt of Pipe Smoking, this is to give notice of the opportunity to
celebrate with the Conclave at their
 
  14th Annual  Pipe Smokers' Exposition & Celebration 

taking place in Richmond, Virginia, on Columbus Day weekend October
9, 10 & 11, 1998
 
at the Holiday Inn Select - Koger South Conference Center - 
10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA   
 
You are invited to join us in our annual Celebration of the Pipe!  The
C. O.R.P.S. Pipe Smokers' Exposition has become the International Pipe
Smokers' Event of t he Year!  Exhibit your collection of pipes and
smoking related tobacciana, or just come and enjoy all of the exhibits
and events during three fun days where there is alway s something
happening!  Cigar Smokers are welcome, too!  All of the traditional
C.O .R.P.S. events will be going strong in our new and larger place:
the (bigger!) Smoke Fi lled Room on Friday night (come and enjoy the
ambience of the aromatic fog), the Pi pe Smoking Contest on Saturday,
the Wm. F. Porter Memorial Pipe Rack Auction (your junque is
appreciated-the $'s go to children's charities), special exhibits and
theme awards, exhibitor awards, door prizes, Saturday Night Smoker,
inclu ding some extra fun on Saturday night! and more!

Make your room reservations now at The Holiday Inn Select (804)
379-3800 - Mention the C.O.R.P.S. or the Pipe Smokers for special room
rates!

Send the form below to get all the info when the C.O.R.P.S. finalizes
our Expo theme, awards, table availability, etc.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ADD ME TO Y'ALL's MAILING LIST: mail this to : C.O.R.P.S.  P.O. Box
34023 Richmond, VA 23234 

Questions?  call the C.O.R.P.S. hotline: (804) 342 -0761 VOICE MAIL
and leave a message 

or EMAIL: ??????????????????

NAME _______________________________________ 
ADDRESS____________________________________ 
CITY ________________________________________ 
STATE, ZIP ____________________________    
PHONE #  __________________________________

[ I'll try to make it this year, Lin.  The last time I went I had a
ball! -S. ]

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

REMOTE_HOST = ww-th02.proxy.aol.com
REMOTE_ADDR = 152.163.213.112
---------- posting ----------
greetings one and all. im new to the member pool in fact ive just checked into it tonight . always interested in mags or newsletters on pipes as well as any personal e-mail info you wish to send my way. ive recently purchased an unsmoked 25 year old savin

elli autograph 0. beautiful grain. i own about 40 pipes and will always be willing to acquire more.  take care smokers
---------- address ----------
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From: ???????????????????
Subject: Stummel

Steve, I would appreciate very much if you can send me a graphic of the 
pipes's parts or segments with the technical names
because i don't have clear where is the stummel? or if the stem is jus 
the part plugged into the body of the smoking pipe. I am doing a visual 
dictionary, and this parts are very important for a good understanding.
TNX a lot,
Iv=E1n

[ I don't have a scan on hand; perhaps someone else there does?  If
not, remind me in a couple of days and I'll scan something in. -S. ]


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

Steve,

Sorry it took so long to make this posting, but time flys when your
having fun!.  While on vacation on Cape Code last summer I came across
two nice tobacco shops.  I have vacationed on Cape Code for sveral
years, but never knew these shops existed.

Little Thumb's Connoisseur Pipe Rack
307 Main Street
West Dennis, MA  02670
508-394-8955

The owner Eugene Commander was a nice gentleman who has owned to shop for 
30 years. He has a nice selection of cigars, pipes and tobacco.

Doc James Custom Blended Tobacco
420 Rte. 134
South Dennis, MA 02260  
1-888-CIGARS8
508-760-1223

This is a nice little shop as well. It had only been open a year at
the time of my visit, so it's selection was limited, but carried brand
name cigars and offered a nice selection of pipe tobacco.

Next time you're in Dennis Port, MA, stop in and visit these two
shops. I generally travel well stocked with cigars and pipe tobacco
when I go on vacation, but knowing that these two shops are so close
to our vacation home, I don't have to carry so much stuff.

Please add these two to the Resourse Guide. Thanks and happy puffing!

Jim Murray
http://www.albany.net/~murray/


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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #249 -- March 9, 1998
  2. Subject: for the digest: new pipes newsgroup
  3. Subject: Start of a Pipe Club
  4. Subject: Mr. Paul in Baltimore
  5. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  6. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  7. Subject: Re:Pipes Digest #248
  8. Subject: Pipes Digest # 248
  9. Subject: Dunhill in Bulk
  10. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  11. Subject: posting from pipes page
  12. Subject: Disposing of my collection
  13. Subject: posting from pipes page
  14. Subject: posting from pipes page
  15. Subject: Re: Everclear
  16. Subject: Re: Aston Pipes
  17. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  18. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  19. Subject: posting from pipes page
  20. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  21. Subject: Pipe-friendly insurance company?
  22. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  23. Subject: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998 -Reply
  24. Subject: Stephen B. Bray
  25. Subject: Good Clay Page
  26. Subject: More on "the pipe"
  27. Subject: posting from pipes page
  28. Subject: meerschaum cleaning
  29. Subject: Response to PD #248
  30. Subject: posting from pipes page
  31. Subject: Looking for Folding Pipe Stands
  32. Subject: A nice find
  33. Subject: Questions
  34. Subject: MacBarron
  35. Subject: posting from pipes page
  36. Subject: change of address
  37. Subject: posting from pipes page
  38. Subject: posting from pipes page
  39. Subject: posting from pipes page
  40. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #248 -- February 17, 1998
  41. Subject: Pipes Digest
  42. Subject: Re: Address change request for Pipes Digest
  43. Subject: Tally Ho pipe
  44. Subject: C.O.R.P.S. EXPO INFO
  45. Subject: posting from pipes page
  46. Subject: Stummel
  47. Subject: posting from pipes page
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