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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998

		Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 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: 3577

Welcome to new members:

	Tim G. Horton
	Jeff Cavins
	Stan Bailey
	Keijo Laitinen
	Ronald Caldwell
	Jeff Jewell
	Oscar Deutzmann
	Karl Rey
	A. Alpert
	David Worthington
	Raz Barlow
	Dion Sorenson
	Dave Wright
	Jerry Goldberg
	Daniel Layman
	Marilyn Manson
	Richard Bohlman
	Michael J. Stahle
	Everett Todd Jacobson
	Lou Weiss
	John M. Barsness
	Gordon Burgess-Parker
	Michael Kaloustian
	Enric Vidal Estruch
	Keith Bucklen
	Karsten M. Winkovics
	Wesley Sisco
	Chris Matherly
	Peter Radkowski
	William M. Barry
	Michael Brock
	Reggie Jones
	Bob Kelly
	Gary Michael Smith
	Oussama Safa
	Leo G. O'Biecunas, Jr.
	Jeffrey S. Hyer
	Rick Hurd
	Mak Fujiki
	Stephen L. Copps
	Horace Elmore
	Daniel J. Carroll
	David Ambrose
	Ron Carroll, Jr.
	Muhammad eid AL-Hemedi
	Charles Stanford
	J.J. Rodriguez III
	Adriaan Roeleveld
	Steve Weiner
	Florian Bauer
	Serdar Akyuz
	Richard Harris
	B. C. Anderson
	Robert Steven Cross
	Scott Strange
	Robert Brantley
	Hans H. Siegrist
	Karl Schroeder
	Anthony Lynn Mccallie
	David J. Murphy
	Brian Roberts
	Richard Reynolds
	Robert Elder
	Eric Shulman
	Dr. Norberto Franklin Feldman
	Peter Sheedy
	Gary Kunkel
	Burns Richard Jr SSgt
	Rick Green
	Paul Savage
	Eric Shulman
	Francois Landry
	Kevin G. Kaplan
	Damon S Raphael MD
	Ashwani Kohli
	Phil Cooley
	Carlos Ortega
	Mr. Jacob E. Van Vleet
	Dan Josephson
	Robin Stalker
	Tony Trego
	Charles Dennis
	Martin P. Gerner
	Georg Wolf
	Tomas Johansson
	Wolfgang Fischer
	Phil Cooley
	David Tetrault
	Matt Bennett
	Leon Horowitz
	Paul Cartier
	Rudolf Hoellwerth
	Gregory W. Smith
	Kevin Sine
	Mark A. Jackson
	Kars Oomkes
	Buddy Bender
	David Gunner Fink
	Richard L. Morin
	Jere J. Caroll
	Mr. Kelly Carrier
	Eddie Chang
	Scott Hutchison
	Roscoe H. Moon,Jr.
	Clark Gietz
	Eric Hoelzle
	Dee Pollard
	Rodney John Carpenter
	Chad Dudley
	Craig Merrihue
	Roger A Veitch
	Andrew Robert Eastwood
	Christopher Mcrorie
	Bob Schafer
	Fred E. West, Jr.
	Mel Bloomfield
	William Mark Hults
	Charles A. Stewart
	Christopher Ray Roberts
	Brian Knorr
	Harri Nikulainen
	Duwayne Hoffman
	Joao Carlos Pereira
	Wally Mcmillan
	Brad Morgan
	W. Brent Williams
	Randy D. Hogue
	Shane Schirmer
	Mike Ebery
	Steve Haslouer
	Budd Willis
	Christopher J. Wei
	John Photakis
	Karis A. Daniel

[DELAY] I've got an excuse for the lateness of the November issue,
honest.  "Bob" did something nasty on it.

Well, actually, I spent a week traveling on business and a week
catching up, which has put the Digest a couple of weeks behind.  Hope
this issue is worth the slight extra wait!

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	    Help Stop Prohibition  --  Keep Tobacco Legal

		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: ?????????????? (Douglas A. Pitts)
Subject: Fresno Pipe Club

Just a note to let everyone know about the "Fresno Pipe Club" in
Fresno, CA.  For more information contace me at ?????????????? or
(209) 228-1389. 


Douglas A. Pitts
President, Fresno Pipe Club

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From: Marco Sergi/Nancy Harrison <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998

Hey Steve! Thanks for getting me hooked up to what is an undisputedly
wonderful piece of reading!  I hail from Edmonton, Alberta Canada and am
wondering if you have run across others from here that have a meeting
place or "smoke-in" some-where. Would love to join. I am looking to try
more blends and add to my small collection. 
	Once again, thanks, keep me up-to-date,  
     Marco Sergi

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From: Grant Porter <?????????????????????>
Subject: Southern Pipe Expo


I am please to announce that the South Florida Briar Brotherhood is
sponsoring the:

Southern Pipe Expo
January 9,1999
at the:
Sheraton Boca Raton Hotel
2000 N.W. 19 Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431
1 (800) 394-7829
Show Room Rate: $99.00- (Room rate good till 12/7/98)

Come to sunny, warm South Florida and enjoy the newest show to the pipe
show circuit.
We have great rates- and something for everyone. Bring your wife or
traveling partner- while your at the show they can enjoy the beach or
awesome shopping. We have so much planned you'll have to come back next
year to catch what you missed! I know South Florida in the winter time
is a bit more expensive, but you are worth it! You won't be
Our travel agent, Sharon is ready for your call 1-800-745-9742.

For tables and information contact: Grant Porter ??????????????????????
(954) 741-8595 Our Web site is: http://www.se.mediaone.net/~pipesman
(Tables are $55.00 before 11/30/98 and $65.00 after 12/1/98)

Grant Porter
President- South Florida Briar Brotherhood
Director- Southern Pipe Expo

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From: Steve Gutz <?????????????????>
Subject: chicago show

Hi, would you happen to know the dates for the next Chicago pipe show?


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From: Bill Unger <??????????????????>
Subject: NASPC

    Steve, just wanted to give a little report on NASPC.  Our Aug. show
was a sellout and a huge success.  We now stand at 504 members and
growing.  Our Sept. newsletter (the 4th of 5 issues this year) was the
biggest yet at 24 professionally printed pages.  It contained a long
profile of new pipe maker Trever Talbert and a very long and somewhat
controversial piece by Ivy Ryan on her personal relationship over the
years with Charatan pipes.  The Dec. issue, among much else, will
contain a long, interesting and typically eccentric report on the RTDA
show by Marty Pulvers.
    At the same rate of $12 a year--pro-rated by the month for new
members--for a membership, I of course think NASPC membership is a great
deal.  As an added bonus, again this year we will be holding a
members-only raffle for everyone who is a member on Jan. 15 when I pick
up the mail.  We'll be giving away one beautiful pipe each (purchased by
NASPC) from Steve and Roswitha Anderson, David Jones and Tim West.
    If anyone has any doubts about the benefits of joining NASPC, send
$1 to NASPC, PO Box 9642, Columbus OH 43209-9642, and I'll mail you a
copy of the newsletter.  It's the real deal, and you won't be
disappointed.  Also, check out our new web site at www.naspc.org.
    Steve, I was glad to meet you at Richmond.  Wish there had been more
time.  Keep up the great work and have a wonderful holiday season.

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From: Tony Casciato <??????????????????????>
Subject: Update [pipes]

Hi Steve,

It has been quite a while since I have written. In the last year I have put
over 12,000 miles on my Harley-Davidson and have been thoroughly enjoying
my retirement. Last weekend I rode up to Richmond, VA to the C.O.R.P.S.
pipe show. As expected it was a very enjoyable experience.

While there, I picked up my 1998 Christmas pipe from Mark Tinsky. I had
ordered it via the internet and had received an e-mail confirmation saying
the he would bring it to the show in case I would be there. The pipe, my
third Tinsky Christmas pipe, is as beautiful as I expected. I won't know
how it smokes until Christmas Day. When I bought my first Christmas pipe in
1996, I put it away as a present to myself to be enjoyed on Christmas
afternoon and I have continued with that practice since then. Of course I
have every expectation that this one will smoke just as great as my other
Tinsky pipes. I now have five of his pipes in my collection.

I spent some time talking with Craig & Patty Tarlar (Cornell & Diehl
Tobaccos - www.pipes.org/candd.html) and sampling their tobaccos. They are
two of the most enjoyable and outgoing people and really exemplify what the
comaraderie of pipe smoking is all about. As usual they had ample samples
of their tobaccos and encouraged you to fill your pipe to try each and
every one. I brought home some of their Cross-Eyed Cricket, Red Stag and a
pound of Hoover 1998. For those who aren't familliar with the latter, it is
a blend of the vacuuming (Hoover) of the leavings from the blending table
over the past year. The result is a surprisingly pleasing and comfortable
smoke. I have found myself smoking this exclusively for the past week. As
Craig said, "There will definitely be no consistency in this product from
year to year."

I purchased several tins of tobacco including the new Frog Morton on the
Town from Bob Hamlin of the PCCA. I haven't tried any of them yet but am
looking forward to combining some of McClelland's Christmas Cheer or some
PCCA Noel 1995 with my Christmas pipe this Christmas.

I joined the C.O.R.P.S. instead of just paying the show addmission fee and
I bought a Rustic C.O.R.P.S. pipe by Alberto Bonfiglioli from them. Who
knows, I may even attend a meeting or two over the coming year, it is only
a hundred miles by motorcycle from my house. There appears to be no pipe
club in or around Virginia Beach, VA.

I met and talked with many other people at the show but if the only folks I
talked to would have been Mark Tinski and Craig & Patty Tarlar, the day
would have been a resounding success. By the way, the Summer 1998 issue of
Pipes and Tobacco magazine has two excellent articles covering Mark Tinsky
and Cornell & Diehl Tobaccos.

Earlier in the year I purchased five Aldo Velani pipes from the PCCA via
the internet. These Aldo Velani closeouts were (are) being offered at a
substantial discount until they are gone. The discounts are even deeper if
you purchase five pipes. Each of my pipes has smoked great right from the
first filling. They still have some left and it is well worth looking at
their web page (www.pipeguy.com).

If you haven't seen the Dan Pipe catalog, you are missing a truly
fascinating visual experience. It is a full color, 160 page catalog. The
text is in German but they send you a translation booklet so you can
decipher the important information. But just perusing the pipe pictures is
very enjoyable. The catalog is available free via the internet at

In spite of the fact that I sound like a public relations rep from the
above companies, I really have no connection with them except that they
have made my smoking experience more enjoyable. And, after all, isn't that
what pipe smoking is all about.


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

[Gee, Tony, your itinerary sounds just like mine, except that I rode
in on a Beemmer instead of a Harley.  Just wondered, how many other
members own (or are owned by) motorcycles? Enough to special-order a
new pipe design that you can light at freeway speed? :-)

Enjoyed the CORPS show a lot, and saw a lot of new faces to go with
the familiar names. -S. ]

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From: "Michael H. Davis" <????????????????????????>
Subject: Hello from Korea

Hi Steve,
Things are going well in Korea.  The weather is changing to fall and
pipesmoking outdoors is a pleasure.  Quite different from the monsoon season
we had this summer.

I was fortunate to travel to the DC area the week of the CORPS pipe show and
got to spend the weekend with many friends.  The CORPS folks did a great job
with the show and I thought the new hotel was better than last year.  A good
time was had by all!!!

Korea continues to be a pipe desert.  I've been all over town and have only
found a few tins of Davidoff tobacco in the high end cuban cigar shops.
There are a few tins of McClellands and MacBarens at the US Embassy Club in
an emergency.   Thank goodness for the internet and forums such as yours

I have a new URL now: http://www.pipesmoke.com/pipestem/mainpage.html

Please note my new email addy below and happy puffing.
PipeStem on #pipes dalnet

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

Greetings to all from beautiful downtown Finksburg, MD.

I'm sure all who attended the Richmond, VA, CORPS show in October will
attest to the fact that it was certainly one of the best ever.  I know
I enjoyed it even though it was moved across the river (James) and was
a little more difficult to get to.  I truly don't think I have ever
seen that many wonderful pipes at one gathering before.

As mentioned in a previous writing to the Digest, I'm still looking
for a used Costello Hawkbill in the larger size.  So, if anybody knows
of one or has one the will part with, please contact me.

Keep up the good work with the Digest.  I'm sure its enjoyed by all
recipients as much as I enjoy each and every issue.

Bob Grosz

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From: ????????????????
Subject: New Pipe Smoker Needing Advice


Your web page is OUTSTANDING!

I have a desire to take up pipe smoking, but what is a good starting pipe?
What is a good starting pipe blend?

Want my 1st encounter to be one of pleasure!

              Thanks for the help - Rich

[On behalf of Steve Beaty, the Webmaster, thanks!

I'd suggest a corncob and a mild aromatic that you can get locally,
perhaps Sail regular.  That way, if you decide it's really not your
thing, then you haven't invested a boodle. Cobs smoke cool and sweet,
all other things being equal, and Sail is pretty good drugstore
tobacco in my opinion.  

Another good bet is to hop over to www.pipes.org and have a look at
the FAQ and how-to. Good luck! -S.]

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

New to the realm of pipes and pipe smoking!
What is a good brand of starter pipe?  I have been reading the alt.pipe
newsgroup and cob seems to be a simple place to start.  Smoked a pipe
20 years ago but want to start a new.  What is a good book that
might answer some of my basic questions?
                                         Thanks for the help - Rich

[You're right about the cob. Re the book, I don't really know of a
good one that's still in print. Ehwa's "Book of Pipes and Tobaccos" is
the best, but it's out of print and pricey. There are various starter
guides around, including the material on www.pipes.org. -S. ]

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From: "Lisa Dacus" <???????????????>

I am looking for the answer to the following question:

Which President's wife smoked a corn-cob pipe while in the white house?

I have researched several resources and thought you might possibly know.


[It was Andrew Jackson's wife, Rachel, nee Robards. The way I heard
it, the pipe helped her bronchitis.

Kind of an interesting story about her and Andrew Jackson, if slightly
off topic:

  "Andrew Jackson married her in 1791; and after two happy years they
  learned to their dismay that Robards had not obtained a divorce, only
  permission to file for one. Now he brought suit on grounds of
  adultery. After the divorce was granted, the Jacksons quietly
  remarried in 1794.
  "They had made an honest mistake, as friends well understood, but
  whispers of adultery and bigamy followed Rachel as Jackson's career
  advanced in both politics and war. He was quick to take offense at,
  and ready to avenge, any slight to her.
  "Scandal aside, Rachel's unpretentious kindness won the respect of all
  who knew her--including innumerable visitors who found a comfortable
  welcome at The Hermitage. Although the Jacksons never had children of
  their own, they gladly opened their home to the children of Rachel's
  many relatives. In 1809 they adopted a nephew and named him Andrew
  Jackson, Jr. They also reared other nephews; one, Andrew Jackson
  Donelson, eventually married his cousin Emily, one of Rachel's
  favorite nieces.
  "When Jackson was elected President, he planned to have young Donelson
  for private secretary, with Emily as company for Rachel. After losing
  his beloved wife he asked Emily to serve as his hostess."

See http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/glimpse/firstladies/html/rj7.html.

Of course, the present-day White House web site doesn't tell you about
the pipe...

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From: "Chris Lewis" <????????????????????>
Subject: Esoterica's Penzance.

Hello Steve, thank-you for accepting me onto your marvellously informative
and entertaining list. I am hoping that someone might be able to tell me how
I can get hold of Esoterica's Penzance here in England as my local
tobacconists weren't able to help me. I have read some rave reviews on this
tobacco on the net and think that it would be my sort of tobacco. I
currently smoke mostly Balkan Sobranie. Thanks again for providing pipe
smokers around the world with this great resource

Chris Lewis

[A fair number of retailers here sell Esoterica; hopefully, someone
can help you out. -S.]

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From: "kenneth w. hoffmann" <??????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998

steve- in the last issue, someone asked how to clean the interior of a
meerschaum.  since i smoke meers and calabashes exclusively, i'd like
to offer a suggestion.  after every smoke or 2, i simply take a napkin
or paper towel and wipe the interior.  that and a piupe cleaner is all
i ever needed.  you do want to prevent cake buildup, as it inhibits
the tar absorption process of the meerschaum.  i have also heard
rumors of this cracking the meer.  wipe out the bowl every few smokes,
and you won't have to worry.

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

Hi ,
I want some information about calabashes please could someone let me know :
1. Are they Difficult to clean .
2. Are their certain brands of calabash pipes, like Dunhill, that are
 considered the "epitome" of pipes? 
All information is welcome .

[Probably the method above for meerschaum will work on calabashes,
too. I don't know of any "epitome" calabash maker; Pioneer was the
_only_ maker for a number of years, but I think they're no longer in
business. -S. ]

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From: "Clive Humm" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Falcon pipes

>From Clive Humm
e-mail ??????????????????????

Dear group,

Falcon pipes are far from rare - they have been in continuous
(mass)-production for many years over here in England.  They consist of a
vulcanite mouthpiece connected to an aluminum stem which incorporates the
heel of the bowl.  A wooden bowl screws onto this heel.

Bowls are interchangeable and available separately.

IMHO they are incredibly ugly but there is no denying that they are quite
popular - Falcon devotees will smoke nothing else.  

Happy pipesmoking!


Click on this link to view my website!

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From: "Clive Humm" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Portuguese pipeshop

>From Clive Humm
e-mail ?????????????????????????? Clive Humm

I understand that the best pipeshop in Portugal is run by Senor Fillipe
Sergio Calixto and is called:
R. Rodrigo de Fonseca, No 9 R/C DTo 1200 Lisbon, Portugal.

Fillipe is a life member of the Pipe Club of London and speaks good
English.  I have not met him, but we have spoken on the phone.

Dunno why he has a "\272" in the address, though.

Happy pipesmoking!

Click on this link to view my website!

[I took the liberty of replacing the "\272" with a small "o" in the
address above. On my Linux xterm, it comes out as an underlined
o. -S. ]

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From: Jeroen Greveling <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Kerkbrief 

Dear Friends

I was in hospital where I was treated for a meningitis.
I can finish the anti-biotic treatment at home. But there is still 
danger, because the morphine-pump is still in my back. Normally the 
doctors will remove it without questions. That brings me to the second 
part of my story:
In my body takes a very fast degenerationprocess place. The doctors 
cannot help me anymore. Also against the pain will the morphine not be 
strong enough within a few months.

I am very shocked and I hope I can give it a place in my life so I 
handle it. I must create peace and rest so I can give that to others 

Please remember me in your prayers

+hieronymus greveling

[We have been remembering, Jeroen. -S.]

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From: Anonymous <?????????????????????> (by way of Steve Beaty)
Subject: captain hunt

greetings mr.beaty,
i am writing this note to you because you are the web master for the 
pipes home page.
i have news of a tobacconist in san diego that just had bi-pass
surgery. i was hoping to post this and to incourge people to send 
a 'get well' card. harry hunt is one of the truely 'good guys'
for the business.
this note may be in vain for it might not be the place to request it.
i will leave the address anywayin case this is the right place.

Captain Hunt Tobacconist (Harry Hunt)
851-D W.Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101
you can contact me ,if you like 

at  ???????????????????????

thank you for your kind attention in reading this note,

[An excellent idea, Charles.  Even without the bypass surgery, he's
sure to need some recovery time from Proposition 10... -S.]

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From: William Serad <???????????????????>
Subject: Whoops!

Dear Steve-

Mark Tinsky has corrected me and points out that he made a pipe for me
from bubinga, not cocobola.  Whoops!  I prefer briar too.

Best regards,
William Serad
The Christopher Morley Pipe Club of Philadelphia

[It would have been good material for A.C. Doyle; "The Case of the
Cocobolo Calabash." -S.]

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


It's been a while, but I just wanted to drop a quick note.  I always
enjoyed Balkan Sobranie but had given up since it has become so hard
to get.  The guys at Tobacco Taverne here in State College had made up
a blend called Balkan Sobriety that came pretty close and I've come to
like it.  Recently they got in some Frog Morton from McClelland's for
me.  This is one of the nicest smoking tobaccos that I've tried in a
long time.  I literally think that I could smoke it all day without
getting a sore mouth.  For you Balkan Sobranie lovers out there; give
Frog Morton a shot.  McClelland's threw in a sample of Frog Morton on
the Town which is also excellent.

I have no financial interest in Tobacco Taverne or McClelland's other
than trying to keep them in business so I don't have to start growing
my own Latakia in the back yard.


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

Hello fellow pipe smokers!

I have been smoking pipe for quite some time now but I am still trying
to find out about one thing. I happen to be a great fan of the works
of Tolkien. Does anybody know by chance what sort of tobacco he

Feel free to e-mail me if you know something about that. I would
appreaciate any insight.

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

I have a customer looking for Carey brand pipe filters. He gave me
this information. Carey Pipe Co. located in Chicago, was bought out by
another pipe company. These pipes have a special small filter. He has
several of these pipes and needs filters. If anyone has any
information so I can locate them, please email or call toll free

Christin Bergman

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

I will be going to London and various other points in 
Europe in January, and was hoping to come back with a 
pipe or two. besides the obvious Dunhill, does anyone
know of some places I should visit to grab a decent pipe
or even of a nice place to visit while there? I would much 
appreciate it and happy smoking, I know I enjoy it!!!

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From: Antti Kalliokoski <?????????????>

Hello Steve and all the readers of PD!

It is a long time since I last posted something for the "PD". It was
perhaps a fish and hike story from Lapland then.

But here we ride again.

To me Internet has proven itself a blessing as I live in Finland where
the number of pipesters has diminished considerably during last three
decades. Before getting my net connection I was a lone wolf as a
pipester, but the net has made it possible to get new friends among
pipe smokers all over the world. My tobacco and pipe sortiment has
widened immensely. As examples of net shopping places I want to
mention here only C&D, Hayes and Tinsky, James Barber, Clive Humm and
the German Dan Pipe. Furthermore, the "Pipes Digest" and
"alt.smokers.pipes." are excellent forums to read about other people's
puffing experiences and opinions.

I notice the number of subscribers to the latest PD being the
unbelievable 3.500 compared with the 800 at the time I started
receiving PD. All this has happened in some three - four years.

So, my congrats to our fearless moderator Steve M., likewise to Steve
B. for his wonderful work at "www.pipes.org"!

It had never without the net been possible to become familiar with
e.g. either Alberto Bonfiglioli and his magnificent pipes, or Bruto
Sordini, who creates unbelievably excellent pipes ("Don Carlos"), or
Guidi & Battistelli with their great Ser Jacopo pipes. Today I smoke
with a great pleasure these pipes together with my old, pre-net
Savinellis, Stanwells, etc.

I am sure that long before the publication of the next issue of "PD"
this person is a happy owner of Castello "Collection", a birdseye, a
slightly bent Billiard/Lovat/Zulu (very hard to give an unambiguous
classification), which is almost as good as a new. This became
possible through the help of a wonderful pipester friend from Italy,
with whom I of course acquainted myself via the Net.

Three loud cheerings for the net and for the people who made this
possible: Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah!

Mellow puffs and dry ashes!
-Antti Kalliokoski
(my private pipes page in English)

[Indeed, and let's not forget the members in those cheers! Good to
hear from you again, Antti!  -S.]

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From: ??????????????????? (John A. Landry)
Subject: Re: PD#256 - Presbyterian Mixture

>From PD #256:

>Does anyone know of a USA based mail order source for a pipe tobacco called
>Presbyterian Mixture?  My mother-in-law purchased a tin for me as a gift
>several years ago when she was vacationing somewhere in British Columbia,
>Canada.  The tin has a blue lid with a label.  On the side of the tin it
>says "Manufactured in W. Germany for William P. Solomon, London."  Failing
>a USA mail order source, I'd settle for a Canadian source.

I'd like to offer an update to my question regarding a USA based source for
Presbyterian Mixture...

First, a big thanks to all who responded directly to me.  It turns out that
Presbyterian Mixture is no longer available anywhere in the USA, barring
possibly some left over stock here and there (which I couldn't find).
Apparently the manufacturer has discontinued further importation into the
USA (Gee... I wonder why... can you say tobacco lawsuits?).

With that sad note, I'm happy to report it's still available in Canada...
that's if you don't mind paying highly inflated prices due to the stiff
punitive taxes the Canadian government hits their tobacco products with!
The best (and least expensive) alternative is to order directly from
distributors in the UK.  A couple of good sources I was referred to by
other Pipes Digest readers are McGahey's Tobacco Shop in Devon
(www.the-tobacconist.co.uk) and James Barber in Otley (www.smoke.co.uk).
Undoubtedly there are many other excellent sources.

My tins should be on the way soon!

Thanks again everyone,

John L.
Olympia, WA

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From: "Ricardo" <?????????????????????>

Hi to all:
I have found an interesting history about the first contacts (and 
reactions) of westerners with tobacco and smoking in a book about pipes 
written by a spanish pipe maker. The book is titled "Las pipas" ("The 
pipes") and his author is Mr Joan Bonet. I believe you could enjoy a 
little excerpt on this chapter.

According to Mr Bonet, the first (known) man to bring tobacco leaves to 
Europe was Rodrigo de Jerez (a sailor who went with Columbus on his 
first trip to the Americas). It seems that at those times some people 
believed tobacco was a medicinal herb, and, on those basis, the first 
seeds were sent to Europe. Scholars do not agree about who deserves this 
honor (some say it was Fray Romano PanE9, others credit fray 
BartolomE9 de las Casas) but the most serious studies point to either a 
portuguese called Ponce de LeF3n (who accompanied Columbus in his 
second trip) who would have brought the seeds in 1496 or (and this is 
the most commonly accepted opinion) Francisco HernE1ndez Boncalo, being 
the date in this case 1509. As a matter of fact, there used to be a 
spanish brand of cigarrettes named Boncalo after him.

The curative properties of tobacco were then widely accepted. As an 
example of this, Mr Jean Nicot, french ambassador in Portugal, sent a 
sample of the herb to the queen Katherine of Medicis trying to help in 
the treatment of one of her favourite servants. He was cured and this 
produced a general acceptance of tobacco in France. Lonitzar gave the 
bottanic name of Nicotiana to tobacco after Mr Nicot.
For your amusement I will include some quotes of famous phisicians of 
the time about tobacco:

"Tobacco is an universal remedy for all kind of diseases" (German doctor 
Carl Clasius, 1574)

"Tobacco cures all kinds of diseases wherever they are located" (Oliver 
de Sans).

"Tobacco cures cancer" (Neandre in his "Tobacologia").

Unfortunately, anti-tobacco activists aroused promptly. We shall mention 
the physician of Louis the XIV, Paul Simoni and as a example of more 
despotic attitudes, the death penalty decreted upon smokers by sultans 
Amurath and Muhammad and by the sha of Persia Shefi. The duke of 
Moscovia (I donB4t know how to translate that, sorry), was more 
benevolent: smokers only had to fear their noses to be cut were they 
caught smoking.

James the First of England an Christian the Fourth of Denmark deserve 
the credit of being the first statemen who discovered how to make of 
tobacco a source of income for the state with the imposition of economic 
punishment to smokers (May be we are giving heroes to our contemporary 
activists? ;-).

It seems that the Church was a bit more tolerant: Great Prior Francis of 
Lorena was a great enthusiast of the newly introduced herb, to the 
extent that, after him, it was also known in France as Herb of the 
Prior. In Italy, it was called Herb of Santa Croce after one of its more 
enthusiastic activists, Cardinal Prosperus della santa Croce. Although 
we must mention that Mr Rodrigo de Jerez, probably the first european 
smoker known, was prosecuted by the Inquisition (they believed he was 
under evil posession since he blew smoke through is mouth and nose).
I hope not to have abused from your patience and that you have enjoyed 
this little excerpt.

BTW, does anyone of you know how could I get "The ultimate pipe book". I 
have ordered it through Amazon books, and they say it is out of print. 
Thank you very much.

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From: Sheldon Richman <????????????????????>
Subject: FYI

November 14 1998

      Ralph Harris picks up King James's fag-ends 

            Still a burning issue

  King James I of England and VI of Scotland was surely
  one of the most unattractive figures ever to sit on a throne.
  Henri IV of France, who was one of the most attractive,
  called him "the wisest fool in Christendom", thereby
  designating him perhaps the first known "expert". And it
  was as a self-appointed expert that James became the first
  anti-smoking activist. 

  It is still worth reading his attack on smoking because it is
  basically the same as that endlessly used today. James
  started by arguing that kings were useful as "monitors",
  what we would call "nannies". He said tobacco was an
  Indian herb erroneously used as a "stinking and unsavoury
  antidote" to cure the pox, or syphilis. James blamed the
  Indians for bringing "that most detestable disease into
  Christendom", and railed at the paradox of "the stinking
  suffumigation, whereof they yet use against that disease,
  making so one canker or venom to eat out another". In his
  mix of racism, condescension and twisted science he
  pre-empts today's patronising anti-smokers. 

  James was also the first to say smoking was "addictive".
  He argued that "many in this kingdom have such a
  continual use of taking this unsavoury smoke, as now they
  are not able to forbear the same, no more than an old
  drunkard can abide to be long sober..." 

  This was rich, for James was known to drink in a way that
  struck even that hard-drinking age. And, as the late
  Professor Hans Eysenck argued, "smoking is not an
  addiction because the term really has no scientific
  meaning. You could call sex addictive, or tennis, or
  reading; you can call anything addictive which a person
  does routinely and which he would be sorry to stop doing
  and which might have all sorts of repercussions on his
  mental and physical life." 

  But even more sinister than this invocation is the appeal to
  tyranny when James argues: "Is it not the greatest sin of
  all, that you the people of all sorts of this Kingdom, who
  are created and ordained by God to bestow your persons
  and your goods for the maintenance both of the honour
  and the safety of your King and Commonwealth, should
  disable yourselves in both?" 

  This is sinister because the King is putting forward that
  national socialist (and Marxist socialist) theory that the
  citizen exists for the good of the State, indeed that his
  body more or less belongs to the State. We see this
  happening now in this country, with the propaganda about
  "the nation's health" implying that it is your duty to the
  State to see that you remain healthy. You must eat
  whatever the latest experts have declared is good for you,
  take exercise, drink bottled water, not smoke, and the
  rest of it, so that you are not a drain on resources. 

  If you do all these things, and are rewarded by a long life,
  you are likely to be more of a drain on the State. Hitler,
  another anti-smoker, solved this problem by suggesting
  that good Germans should commit suicide at 60. Sir
  William Paddy, King James's physician, was a great
  smoker and lived to be 80. James made a mere 58. 

  This is an extract from Lord Harris of High Cross's
  Murder a Cigarette (Duckworth, 7.95 pounds). 

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From: "Clive Humm" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Peter Heinrichs

>From Clive Humm
e-mail ??????????????????????

Can anyone help me with the current e-mail address for Peter Heinrich's
House of 10,000 Pipes in Koln, Germany?  The website listed on the resource
page appears to be a dead link.


Click on this link to view my website!

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From: Ray Newton <??????????????????>
Subject: NASPC Address


    Would you please update the link at pipes.org to reflect the
permanent address for the North American Society of Pipe
Collectors (NASPC) at www.naspc.org?  Thank you for all your work
and the digest itself...I really look forward to each issue!


Ray Newton

[Forwarded to Steve Beaty. Thanks! -S.]

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Briar Pipe Making Supplies


From: ??????????????????	
Subj.:	Briar Pipe Making Supplies

In Pipe Digest #256, Elliot C. Evans mentions a catalog which lists pipe-
making supplies (ROCKLER)  and inquires whether their listed price of "around
$45.00 sounds reasonable."  The answer is "no" since the very same product is
available from STEMCO-PIMO for just $25.00 (see P.D. Resource Guide).
Comparison of a few other products offered by ROCKLER and STEMCO-PIMO  are as

Bent Plateau Kit:     Rockler $46.99; Stemco-Pimo $27.00
Bent Ebauchon Kit: Rockler $36.99; Stemco-Pimo $17.75
Vulcanite Stems:    Rockler $10.99; Stemco-Pimo $.60 - $1.55
Lucite Stems:         Rockler $14.99; Stemco-Pimo $5.75

Additional products such as waxes, stains, buffing compounds, etc., show
similar wide divergence in prices between the two companies. PIMO, established
since 1973, is still the number one reasonably priced source of pipe-making
materials for the do-it-yourself pipe hobbyist.


                                             Ginny Baier

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From: Steve Beaty <????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Briar Pipe Making Supplies

At 08:58 PM 10/9/98 -0400, ?????????????????? wrote:
>Additional products such as waxes, stains, buffing compounds, etc., show
>similar wide divergence in prices between the two companies. PIMO,
>since 1973, is still the number one reasonably priced source of pipe-making
>materials for the do-it-yourself pipe hobbyist.

	definitely a good place -- i've ordered from there and put
their catalog up on the page...  thanks for writing,

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

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From: Davide   Spada <????????????????>
Subject: ?iso-8859-1?Q?Al_PasciE0?

Hello to all pipe smokers and sorry if I write this letter only in 
intalian, but I can't translate it because of my poor english, and 
because it is reserved only at a people who live in Milano.

	L'altro giorno sono andato in un pipe shop in via Torino chiamato "AL 
PASCIA' ", dove ho comperato una bellissima apple sabbiata di loro 
produzione (il cui prezzo non E8 nemmeno troppo eccessivo ma giusto). 
Beh, devo essere sincero: non ho mei trovato un negoziante in tutta 
Milano che fosse cosEC cortese e premuroso verso il cliente. Sono 
rimasto davvero stupito, e penso che mi servirF2 da loro molto spesso. 
Mi sono state mostrate un sacco di pipe (tutte stupende), da quelle 
"industriali" a quelle artigianali e di marca (Peterson, Savinelli, 
Brebbia...) e mi E8 stato dedicato moltissimo tempo senza che loro 
apparissero scocciati. Pensate che la gentilissima Signora che mi ha 
servito si E8 addirittura scusata per ben due volte perchE8 ha dovuto 
rispondere al telefono e sbrigare un altro cliente che nel frattempo si 
E8 presentato. Devo ripetermi: non mi E8 mai successo di essere 
trattato cosEC bene. Complimenti ai gestori di questo splendido negozio 
(in cui si possono trovare molte raritE0 di un tempo e persino oggetti 
stranissimi): invito tutti i fumatori di pipa di Milano a farci un 
salto, perche merita.

Grazie per il tempo.
Thanks for the time and smoke in peace.

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From: Marcus Matzick <??????????????>
Subject: new site

	Here is a cigar site to ad
	http://www.peisland.com/cuban/catalog.htm  And when is the
	CD-ROM coming out ?--- Marcus 
And that's the bottom line!

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From: Don Lehto <?????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998

A good source for humidors is the housewares department
of K Mart or Target.  I bought several square glass
containers that have a glass top and a tight fitting
plastic seal.  They hold at least a half pound of
tobacco and best of all they were about $3 each.

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

Dear Steve,

Congratualtions once again- the digest is one of the best things to
come through the internet!  Back to an old query, first, anyone out
there know when Barling's make "Niblicks" were made?  And the new one:
Can anyone help me date this Dunhill (which I think should roughly be
between 1914 and 1930): Red tinted, Canadian has on one side of the
shank: "H.W." and then, on two separate lines, "DUNHILL" and "LONDON"
Other side of the shank "ES6" written bigger than the rest and, again
on two lines "INNER TUBE" and "Pat No. 5851/12", but either of the
"5's" could be a 3, its practically illegible.  Anyhow, I've checked
all the sources I know of, but haven't come up with any precise date,
so I was wondering if any of you out there had a Dunhill dating book?

Thanks again, and best puffs,
Lorenzo Muan

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

Hi Steve and fellow pipe smokers,
Here I go again... another request for info:
What does the T.V.F. on Barlings stand for? I've noticed it on new Barling's too. Thanks again for the help,

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


I have a question that I have not yet seen addressed anywhere.  I am
fond of camping and backpacking.  In some of the places I go, it is
necessary to hang food and other "smellables" from a tree to prevent
bears from getting them.  I am wondering if pipe tobacco falls in this
category.  I think that it is probably wiser to be safe than sorry,
but the idea of hanging my tobacco in a tree disturbs me greatly, as I
enjoy smoking before bed.  Also, in these bear infested areas, campers
are advised not to brush their teeth, or apply any smellable substance
to themselves so as not to attract any curious bears.  I hope that
tobacco does not fall in this category and would like to know if
anyone has information related to bears being attracted to pipe smoke.
Thanks for all of the great work you do with this publication and any
help you can provide.

Peter Travis

[So that's why I saw the grizzly trying to light an Ashton Magnum! 
At least, it's probably a good idea to leave the aromatics at home and
stick with English blends.

 "So, though he may give you a scare,
  Blessings on the Boyfoot Bear."


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From: "Sami Mikhail" <?????????????????????>
Subject: Address Change.

[Administrativa deleted. -S. ]

Hi All!

I know that so many people start off their notes with thanks to Steve for
the wonderful job he's doing with the PD, that it almost seems a ritual. But
beyond ritual: Thanks Steve! You do the community a great service!!

And a recommendation:
If you haven't already: Try the Friedman and Peas Tobaccos.

Admittedly I've only tried Aleister so far, but oh my!! The best way I can
put this: If you have read either of Irwin or Greg in either the PD or ASP,
you cannot have failed to have sensed the passion these two gentlemen have
for our hobby (both in the form of Pipe Collecting and Pipe Tobacco
appreciation.) That passion is very clearly distinguishable in the tobacco.
I know this is going to sound extreme, but it was almost a spiritual
experience![1] I would rhapsodize for several more paragraphs if I had the
words to describe the experience more fully. But I don't. So I won't.

[1] a delicious irony if the 'Aleister' refers to Aleister Crowley!

Ah well, Peaceful Puffing to all

[10-4 on the Aleister; that was another thing I got to try at the
CORPS show. -S. ]

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From: Brent Gallagher <????????????????>
Subject: Thanks & new link

Dear Steve:
I just want echo the sentiments of the other members by saying 'great
job!' in putting together and maintaining the digest. I eagerly await
its arrival each month, and it has enhanced my enjoyment of the briar. I
would just like to share with other readers who may live in, or plan to
visit the Baltimore area, Fader's Tobacconist. They have been around
since 1891 and have six locations in and around Baltimore. Their staff
brings personal attention and knowledge to a new level in this day and
age. They have recently created a web site at http://www.faderstobac.com
that you may wish to add to your commercial links for others to enjoy. I
would just like to add that I do not or ever have had a financial
interest in Fader's, just an appreciation of great prices, selection,
and service.

Smoke in peace...Brent

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

Hello eveyone!

This is the first time I have written to the digest.  I am a student
at the University of Kentucky and have been smoking a pipe for two
years now.  A good friend gave me my first pipe and now I have sixteen
pipes from various brands and smoke a variety of tobaccos.

I recently was given a pipe by my ex-roomates father who saw my
collection but no longer smokes.  It is a beautiful freehand sitting
in a large "hunk" of briar with a briar tamp.  It had perfectly
straight grain.  The only thing I could complain about was a very
slight discoloration from sitting in the stand and the oxidation on
the stem.  The brand is Wendhall.  I can't think of the style name
right now (I'm in the library-not studying!) but below that are the
letters FS.  If anyone has any information about this brand or maker I
would greatly appreciate it.  Happy Smoking,

Steve Jolly

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From: buddy liverman <????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998

i just wanted to know does anyone else subscribe from asheville nc.
i was wondering if anyone know knows of a pipeb pipe club here or wants to start one thanks buddy liverman 

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From: Randall  Kadish <??????????????????????>
Subject: cleaing a Peterson


How do you clean to bowl part of a Peterson?  I can't get the pipe cleaners
into the air shaft.

I tried to email Peterson, but my mail was undeliverable.


Randy Kadish

[A few suggestions. First, try smaller cleaners; some cleaners are too
big to go through a P-stem.  Long's cleaners work well.  Second, if
the stem is absolutely clogged, you might have to carefully drip some
alcohol into the tenon hole on the stem.

Third, you'll have to clean the trap. A Q-tip (or several) and some
alcohol is best for that. -S.]

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

Hi my name is Josh and I have been recieveing the Pipe Digest for abou
a year now and I think that is very informational.And I have been
smoking a Pipe for about years now and I really enjoy it!

     Josh Zumsteg   

[Thanks, and welcome, Josh! -S.]

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From: ???????????????
Subject: Inherited Collection

Hello,  seeking information directed toward the disposition of an extensive
pipe collection left to my mother by my step-father, who passed on near 20 yr.
Mother, at 85 yo and suffering from the onset of dimentia, has no clue as to
value, place of purchase, etc.  Hence, it will become my responsibility in the
near future and I openly declare myself to be pipe illiterate.  The collection
consists of 90 pipes in a custom made wall mounted display case.  Many of the
pipes are name brands, some look hand carved,  some are very ornate and some
are very plain.  Since they traveled extensively, (he being in government
service), many were purchased abroad and knowing of Mr. Johnstons taste, I am
positive none came from Wal-Mart.  So I would appreciate any help in finding a
place to start the process of the disposition.
Thanking you in advance for your considerations, I await your response.  I am
located in Florida on the Central East Coast.

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Peterson's

Hi Steve,

This is my first post to PD. and think it is a great source of info. for our

I have information in response to John Sandin's post.  There is a web page and
a dating guide for Peterson pipes.  It has been created by a fellow Peterson
fan. It is a fine page for info. on Peterson's.  The URL is: 

His pages helped me identify the dates of some of my Peterson systems which
I've had for many years and purchased at different times and places.  If
John's pipe has a sterling silver band it probably can be dated by the letter
in the last of the three hallmarks.  John says his pipe has a sterling band,
yet it is a K & P (Kapp & Peterson) which I think were usually nickel banded.
John's pipe is a pot shape and has a 606 on it which is the  Peterson number
for a pot shape.  I believe his pipe might have a military stem according to
my shape chart.  I have one K & P billiard which I purchased in Ireland in
1969.  It has a nickel band.  This pipe is a little unusual in that it doesn't
have the "P" lip but occasionally Peterson's have regular bits.  The nickel
banded pipes unfortunately can't  be dated.  Nickel banded pipes obviously are
cheaper.  John asks if his pipe is too valuable to smoke.  I Don't feel
qualified to say but unless the grain is a very fine flame or straight grain,
I would'nt  think it would be too valueable to smoke.  Maybe someone else can
tell him.

Really enjoy Pipes Digest.  Keep up the good work. 
Thanks,  Terry McGinty

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From: Robert <????????????????????>
Subject: Leather and Silver

Maybe some pipes.org correspondents can help me track down some pipes I
remember seeing as a kid back in the 70s.

One was a pipe with a stitched leather cover over the bowl and stem. The
ones I saw were all quite small, and they were fairly common. But were any
BIG leather pipes made, and are they still around?

Second was a black-stained briar with silver filigree designs around the
bowl, similar to the way the white ornament is laid over Wedgwood china. I
saw one of these pipes in the rack of a doctor in Red Deer, Alberta; does
anyone else remember this pipe?

Third was a pipe with a bowl that (apparently) was completely sheathed in
silver. This one seemed to have a silver textured finish with small black
'flecks' throughout. Again, saw only one of these and would to know more
about it, and ideally acquire one.

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: coin silver pipe


I am writing you because my dad has an antique silver pipe that he is
interested in selling.  He has had it for many years, and he asked me to see
if I could find out some information on the internet about it, but I am lost,
because I do not know much about this subject.  

Here is the description as he told it to me:

It is a coin silver pipe, in it's original case.  It is a 5 piece pipe (screws
together) and when it is put together it is about 18-20" long.  He did some
research on it and he found out it was made in 1803 by a silversmith named
John D. Harwood.  When he did research on this silversmith, he only found that
he was a silversmith from 1816-1821, and I believe he said he was from Boston.

The case is brown leather (wood based underneath) and the inside has the shape
of the pipe, and is that silky material. 

Please write me back if this interests you, or if maybe you could help me by
pointing me in the right direction.  



[Sounds like a really interesting piece, Jen! -S.]

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

Sirs,  have a "Kaywoodie" lighter that is about 15 years old.  It is gold
with red and black striped design, and very small (about 1 inch x 3/4).  Am
trying to find some one to fix it and just wondering if could send me in
the best direction?       
                             Thanks, Bill Cook

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From: ??????????????????
Subject: Information requested

I have some older pipes that I was hoping to get some information on -
specifically wanted to know how I could find out how old they are and if there
is a value that I can place on them. I want to make sure that my children have
this information when I pass them down. 

Any thoughts?

I can put a digital image of them up for someone's review.

Dan Harper

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

Greetings!  I have a nearly full 200g. tin of Erinmore that I would
like to trade for any of the Troost tobaccos.  Thanks in advance and
smoke in peace.


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From: "Rich/Sharon" <????????????????>
Subject: Pipes/cigars, etc.

Steve - 

I'm a subscriber to the Pipes Digest that arrives on my e-mail
occasionally.  I'd first like to say that it's a very nice read - I'm
looking forward to the next one.  Any idea when it'll be ready?

On a related note, do you know if there is also a mailing list like this
for cigars?  There's probably a mention of it on the Pipes Web Page, and I
looked right at it, and didn't see it.  I'm famous for that...

Thanks - 

Rich Barnes


"In the hotel of your mind, there are many vacancies."
Chinese proverb
(OK, it was from Animaniacs)

[PD #257 should be ready real soon now... I think maybe there are some
cigar lists through Yahoo or the Fuji cigar page,
http://www.netins.net/showcase/fujicig/.index.html. -S. ]

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From: Cezary Krysiak <??????????????????>
Subject: Mr Brog, Poland

Hi Steve and all,

I' d like to write you about Polish pipemakers, hope it may
interesting for some of you. First, I wish to introduce you Zbyszek
Bednarczyk, my friend and owner of Mr Brog.

"As a youngster I used to hate all workshops around the world, any
kind of them !" says Zbyszek "Mr Brog" Bednarczyk, "and now, watching
my co- workers... I feel growing passion, a need of creative work !".

Mr Brog is a young firm, but it grown on a good ground of 90 years of
tradition began by W. Svoboda. Brog was founded in 1991 by master
craftsman Kazimierz Rog and Zbigniew Bednarczyk. Mr Rog makes pipes
since 1947, as an apprentice and, later, partner of Wiktor Winiarski
and Zbigniew Mazuryk, followers of legendary Ludwik Walat. Zbyszek
Bednarczyk was non- professional sculptor, painter and poet,
completely new to pipe making. Experience of old master and
passionateness of his young friend gave a great, well known in Poland
firm- Mr Brog.

"Pipe is one of gentelmens' attributes. There is something exciting in the act of smoking a pipe, and something magic as well. I think, pipe is something like a modern fire- worship..." 

Pipe philosophy ? Well, each of us, dedicated pipe smokers, is a
philosopher... Smoking gives peace and relax, helps to uderstanding
and survive our crazy times.

But pipe maker must be a disspassionate bussinessmen, too. Especially
running small, family owned firm. Zbyszek decided to join his live
with art of pipe making. He is a 33 years old, married, proud father
of a 3 years old son Jakub. His wife Renata (smoking pipe sometimes)
is an economist and cares about Brog's book- keeping. And Kuba ? "I
think he is very interested in pipe making, sometimes he spends
several minutes in the workshop, watching me and my work".

Mr Brog offers 10 models of briar pipes and 10 models made of wild
pear, wild cherry, ond other unexpectated materials, smooth and
rusticated, polished with natural waxes only. Some of them are
supplied with 9 mm filters and Peterson lip. But serial models are not
satisfying Zbyszek's artistic nature, Mr Brog is known because of his
beatiful autographs, like, for example, pipes with double and triple
bowl, pipes with two, three and four stems, and more useful carvings,
made of iroko, bodo and mahogany (I' ve got one of them, billiard-
like iroko pipe- tastes great !).

My favourite Brog's pipes are mini- pipes No 49 (pear) and 50 (briar),
falcon No 25, currently I' m breaking- in classic billiard No 64, and
hope to begin break- in of another beatifull wild- pear pipe No 34

Zbyszek and his firm are very involved in Polish pipe- smoking
movement. He was one of the founders and the first president of
Przemysl Pipe Club. Few months ago he founded another one-
Correspondence Pipe Club of Poland, and few weeks ago became a
godfather of Bieszczadzki Pipe Club. Mr Brog sponsored several pipe
smokers meetings

"I' m going to make pipe all my life. It is not a job, it's a
passion..." says Zbyszek. Keep your promise, Zbyszek, many pipe
smokers awaits them !

Contact: Zbigniew Bednarczyk, Ostrow 324, 37-700 Przemyol,
tel./fax. +48 16 6710184, E- mail: ???????????????, internet:

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

Hi, all - 

I've got a real no-brainer here.  What's the best way to get a tobacco
like Bengal Slices ready to smoke?  I've recently come across a couple
of tins, but don't want to ruin the tobacco by breaking it up
improperly, if that's possible.

Thanks - 

Rich Barnes

[A time-honored technique called "rubbing out." Place a slice in the
palm of one hand. With the other, gently rub the slice until the
tobacco is separated and springy and there are no big lumps. Enjoy!
-S. ]

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

I, like most who read the digest, have been smoking pipes for over a
decade and like most, I am constantly looking to add the perfect pipe
to my collection.  In all my travels and all my searching, I have
found a number of pipes deemed worthy to add to my collection.
However, after looking in all the smoke shops and searching all of the
websites, one thing I have found a shortage of is pipe furniture.
Does anyone out there know of a company, catalog, or website that
specializes in pipe racks, curios, stands, etc.?  I currently use a
wall mounted curio to display and store my pipes but I will be running
out of room soon.  If anyone out there has any suggestions, please let
me know.



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From: William Barry <???????????????>

Hi, Steve:  I received my first copy of Pipes Digest a month ago, but have
not received any more since.  Am I still subscribed?  You are doing a
fantastic job at maintaining the Digest, and if I am still  subscribed,
would look forward to receiving more Digests.  Keep up the good work.  I
will also be sending submissions to the Pipe Club, if I am a member.  I
think you will find my perspective interesting.  In the past, getting
books on pipes, pipe smoking and cigars was a bit difficult, for everyone,
but especcially when trying to get those books transcriged into Braille.
I feel very uncomfortable when using matches to light my pipe, but have a
very nice lighter especially made for pipes that I picked up in a pipe
shop several years ago.  Anyway, thqnks for the Digest.  

Bill Barry 

[You should still be subscribed, Bill. Please let me know if you don't
receive this issue! -S. ]

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Quote of the Week:

  "...The EPA publicly committed to a conclusion before research had
  begun; adjusted established procedure and scientific norms to
  validate the Agency's public conclusion; failed to disclose
  important findings and reasonings; and left significant questions
  without answers."

				- Judge William L. Osteen, Sr.
				  U.S. District Court for the Middle
				  District of North Carolina

				  (In his decision repudiating the
				  EPA's 1993 secondhand-smoke
				  report, July 17, 1998.)

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998
  2. Subject: Fresno Pipe Club
  3. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998
  4. Subject: Southern Pipe Expo
  5. Subject: chicago show
  6. Subject: NASPC
  7. Subject: Update [pipes]
  8. Subject: Hello from Korea
  9. Subject: posting from pipes page
  10. Subject: New Pipe Smoker Needing Advice
  11. Subject: posting from pipes page
  12. Subject: Esoterica's Penzance.
  13. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998
  14. Subject: posting from pipes page
  15. Subject: Falcon pipes
  16. Subject: Portuguese pipeshop
  17. Subject: Kerkbrief
  18. Subject: captain hunt
  19. Subject: Whoops!
  20. Subject: posting from pipes page
  21. Subject: posting from pipes page
  22. Subject: posting from pipes page
  23. Subject: posting from pipes page
  24. Subject: Re: PD#256 - Presbyterian Mixture
  25. Subject: FYI
  26. Subject: Peter Heinrichs
  27. Subject: NASPC Address
  28. Subject: Briar Pipe Making Supplies
  29. Subject: Re: Briar Pipe Making Supplies
  30. Subject: ?iso-8859-1?Q?Al_PasciE0?
  31. Subject: new site
  32. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998
  33. Subject: posting from pipes page
  34. Subject: posting from pipes page
  35. Subject: posting from pipes page
  36. Subject: Address Change.
  37. Subject: Thanks & new link
  38. Subject: posting from pipes page
  39. Subject: Pipes Digest #256 -- October 4, 1998
  40. Subject: cleaing a Peterson
  41. Subject: posting from pipes page
  42. Subject: Inherited Collection
  43. Subject: Peterson's
  44. Subject: Leather and Silver
  45. Subject: coin silver pipe
  46. Subject: comment from pipes page
  47. Subject: Information requested
  48. Subject: posting from pipes page
  49. Subject: Pipes/cigars, etc.
  50. Subject: Mr Brog, Poland
  51. Subject: posting from pipes page
  52. Subject: posting from pipes page
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