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Subject: Pipes Digest #258 -- December 20, 1998

		Pipes Digest #258 -- December 20, 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: 3589


Welcome to new members:

	Ben Fray
	Scott Prosky
	Jason C. Rogers
	Joseph Sulak Jr
	Melissa Robitille
	Phil Fischer
	Martin Steinthaler
	Paul Jahshan
	Metod Alif
	Sean Fuller
	Takuya 'Max' Tosaka
	Matthew Landry
	Teddy B. Hill
	David Rosselle
	Sebastian Meyer
	Nick Vigliucci
	Arnold Smith
	Manie Hendriks
	James Barber
	David Knoll
	Bill
	Frank Crotzer
	William T. Golden Iv
	Andrew Rideout
	Heinz Gunia
	Roger Lebow
	Arnold Ostrow
	Matt Chipman
	Chris Pieris
	Michael M. Moss
	Dean James
	Kevin Anker
	Traian M Anghel
	Dave Borkowski
	Scott Smith
	Max Ray Cash
	Kevin Spengel
	Kathy Vickers
	Albert Eckstein
	Benjamin Bireley
	Michael J. Higgins
	Bill Cockroft
	Dimitris Karangelos
	Bobby Smith
	Robert Cole
	Jan van den Brink
	Maurizio Tombari
	David Horine
	Doug Greenig
	Bob Pierce
	Peter Smith
	Bill Pettyjohn
	Carl Knighten
	Daniel Van Meter
	Marc Eisenbarth
	Andrew Baker
	Christopher G. Ragsdale
	Jim
	Robert Whelan
	Terry Davey
	Bear
	Josh Zumsteg
	Danny
	Forrest Thomas
	Evan Mccarthy
	T. Michael Salter
	Steve Hodes
	David R. Campbell
	Kolin S. Murray
	Mike Bardzinski
	David B. Dungan
	Tim Lohraff
	R.Pike
	Harry R. Hausmann
	Tom Clemons
	Joe Childress
	Eric Bailey
	Raul Rodriguez
	Dale Cavanaugh
	Noah Bentley
	Norm Leighty
	Dale Streble
	Demaestri Fiorenzo
	M. Crane
	Bill Crowson
	Alberto Marchetti
	Sean N. Roy
	Sean N. Roy
	Michael C. Fortner
	Fernando Del Valle
	Michael Bush
	Earl P. Schube, Jr.
	Dick Gillen
	Sergio Giovannini
	Scott W. Smith
	Mark Peterson
	Bill Nelson
	Rick Newman
	James H. Lee
	Leonard M. Wagner
	Lewis Check
	Kenneth R. Mcleroy
	Axel Behrends
	Fred H. Burnett
	Arthur Ben-Meir
	Andrew J. Martin
	Steve Fowler
	Robert L. Lasso
	Jay Planalp
	Massimo Bratto
	Kenneth S Gabriel
	Michael Knowles-Hart
	Wayne Marcus
	Michael A. Van Itallie

We barely have time to put out a new issue before the "holidays", time
being such a rare and precious resource amongst those of us who are
charged with feeding the spiral of consumption.  So, as this holiday
issue goes to press (or TCP/IP), I simply bid you to spare a little
time, light up your favorite smoke, don your kerchief or cap, and
settle to read before your long winter's nap...


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	    Help Stop Prohibition  --  Keep Tobacco Legal

		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.


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From: den <??????????????>
Subject: Hudson Valley Pipe Club

Steve,

Could you please print another blurb for the Hudson Valley Pipe Club?   
We meet at the Quail Country Inn in Salt Point, NY (central Dutchess Co.) 
on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.  It's a small club with 
20 or so members, of whom about 6 or 7 show up regulary for drinks, a 
SUPERB dinner, excellent conversation, sharing of new tobacco 
discoveries, and the showing off of favorite pipes.  New members are 
welcome and should get in touch with me to confirm meeting dates.

Thanks,

Rob Denholtz
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From: Colonel Panic <?????????????????????>
Subject: Help starting a Pipe Club.

I live in Portland, OR and am INCREDIBLY envious of those of you who
are members of pipe clubs.  I have decided that the only solution to
this problem is to start one myself.

Stop shaking your heads and giggling, please  =;>

What I would like is some input from those of you who have been
involved in the creation of a small club of this sort.  I'm not
looking at anything even near the size of the OPC or the Sherlock
Holmes Pipe Club; just a rather informal, yet fun, little gathering
that will allow us to organize, pool buying power, and maybe have
some fun meetings, field trips and the occasional interesting
speaker.

If anyone has any ideas pointers or cautions, please send email to me
at ????????????????????? or post to either Pipes Digest or The Pipe
and Pouch Cooperative Mailing List - I'll be listening!

Most sincere thanks and good karma your way...

	Terry

-- 
"The most beautiful and most profound  emotion we can experience is
the sensation of the mystical.  It is the source of all true
science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer
wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead."
   --Albert Einstein


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

hello every one, my name is Mike. I live in the Rockie Mountains of
Colorado up in the woods. No joke. If I step out my door, with ten
paces I could be effectively in forest covering and hunting small or
large game. (Depending on what I am in the mood for that day and the
hunting season)

I grew up in southern California, and have been smoking a pipe since I
was ten or eleven. I made my first pipe from bamboo at this age, and
have been making pipes since then. As a teenager this pipe making
skill made me quite popular, although I never enjoyed having a bowl of
my good freinds columbian mixtures as much as I enjoyed a good smoke
of "night cap".

A party mentioned that they were interested in pipe making supplies in
the October issue of Pipes Digest. My favorite mail order catalogue to
go through is

Stemco-Pimo
Butternut Lane
PO box 2043
Manchester Center
Vermont   05255

They sell kits, tools, books, stems, briar blanks, stains, waxes and
buffs for reasonable prices. I have seen cheaper and I have seen more
expensive, but they are a mom and pop opperation and I like giving
them my business. And if you want some good advice, use a multi-speed
dremal tool. They are fast and fun. My freind John the jewler turned
me on to these. I have made pipes that I have only imagined with this
thing. you can also get peices of silver from your jewler to put on
the tenon that really dress up your pipe nicely too.(if you have that
type of relationship with him or her).

You will have fun showing your newly created pipe to your tobaconist
and seeing his outwardly feigned excitement, and inward dispaire. This
is because he will realize his chances of selling you a three hundred
dollar streight grain are slim when you can carve your own creation of
almost equal vallue for less that thirty dollars from a kit.

It is a great experience too. There is nothing like lighting up a pipe
that you made.

Mike


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Press Release - too late for the new digest...

Here's the press release I promised so many weeks ago.  Sorry I didn't get
it to you in time for the November digest.

I hope you are enjoying your Aleister!  I'd love to hear your comments.

Best,
Gregory

15 November, 1998 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friedman & Pease announce new tobacco line.
==========================================

Friedman & Pease are pleased to announce immediate availability of 
their luxury tobacco blends; "Aleister," "Oasis," "Silk Road"  and
a brand new blend, "Templar." 

These unique tobaccos are manufactured using time honoured, traditional
methods combined with innovative techniques.  The finest ingredients are
blended and aged in small batches, then carefully hand packed in 4 oz pull 
top tins to assure freshness - perfect to smoke immediately, as well as to 
cellar for future enjoyment.  

"Aleister" is a full strength mixture of choice Golden Virginia, unflavoured
cube cut Burley, Louisiana Perique and other condiment tobaccos, finished 
with a hint of dark Jamaican Rum. 

"Oasis" is a medium oriental mixture, delicately seasoned with fine 
Latakia and choice Virginias.  It is delicate, yet complex - excellent
both in the mornings and as an all day smoke.

"Silk Road" is rich with dark Virginias, smoky Latakia and fragrant 
oriental leaf.  A pinch of Perique adds its unique spice to the mix, 
and ensures a smooth, cool smoke.

"Templar" combines a classic English style Virginia blend with gentle
hints of oriental leaf, and a unique top note of a rare herbal liqueur
for an enchanting, delicate room aroma.

For further information, please contact:

Friedman & Pease
P.O. Box 8093
Emeryville, CA  94662
??????????????????????????
510/232-8581

[Gregory, I very much enjoyed the sample that I had at the CORPS show,
but I'm keeping the can corked for now until I clear some of the 11
other open cans off my desk.  But thanks! ~\U S.]


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From: den <??????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998

Steve,

Just want to add my 2c worth on the new line of Friedman and Peases 
tobaccos.  Although I'm not partial to aromatics, and hence rarely smoke 
Aleister, I find their Silk Road and Oasis both excellent, all-day 
smokes.  (Is it true that if you order a half-dozen cans, Irwin throws in 
one of his Buteras?  I'll take the one with the 9" shank.)  Kidding 
aside, I met Irwin Friedman at the NY show and again spent some time with 
him in Richmond.  He's a knowledgeable guy and fun to hang out with.  To 
my delight, he loves showing off his wonderful collection of Buteras and 
Barlings.  I wish him all the best on his new tobacco venture.  He's off 
to a great start.

Rob Denholtz


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From: "Stephen H. Aidlin" <????????????????>
Subject: London Pipes

On Fridays Saturdays and maybe Sundays, there's a stand in the courtyard
of St James Church on Picadilly-----Millville Ltd.

see John Marshall.  He's the pipe maker.  His dad, Dennis, was the head
pipemaker for Charatan years ago.  John makes nice pipes at a better
than reasonable price for the quality. 

I bought one of his pipes last month and am very happy with it
His Ph: in the UK  (0181)-449-4580.


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From: "F. Reese Shellman, Jr." <???????????????????????????>
Subject: London in January

Hello to all from Savannah, Georgia.

I have been receiving the Digest for some time, have thoroughly enjoyed it
and have been looking for an opportunity to say something, so here goes.

A trip to London does means having to go by the Dunhill store/museum . . .
but while in the neighborhood you will be only a few paces from "Astleys"
located at 16 Piccadilly Arcade, Jermyn Street.  This small store is
definitely worth the effort. They have both a wonderful selection of quality
briars and meerschaums in a wide assortment of styles and prices.

At the time of my visit my visit I bought a 65L (did I put the symbol on the
right side?) briar that is slightly reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. I have a
growing assortment of estate and knock-about pipes and the pipe that I
bought has become my absolute favorite.

Go online and try to find a English pipe club for they will be able to
direct you to many other tobacconists. Good luck and have fun. Don't forget
that the English seem to prefer blends that are heavy with latakia so be
prepared for the wobbly knee syndrome!

Reese

[For what it's worth, I've replaced the symbol for British pounds with
an L, since the PD standard is 7-bit ASCII. But you did put it on the
right side (as opposed to the left side. :-) -S.]


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From: ???????????????????
Subject: pipeshop in London/cuban cigars 

Hi Steve,

my name is Uli from Germany. First let me say thank you for
the good job you do, it's a pleasure for me to read your news-
letter. I am smoking pipes since two years and my favourite
mixture is Belle Epoque-Carte Noir.
Now I will go to London in Dec., does anyone knows a good
tobacco- and pipe-shop. Would be great if anyone gives me a
mail with an adress.
I will also go to Cuba in January, does anyone knows a good
shop for cuban cigars in Havanna.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Smoke in peace.

Uli


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From: "Theodore James" <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Resource Guide

Theodore James Tobacconist
1076 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN 46311
219.864.8800                        fax 219.864.8008
www.theodorejames.com

A full line tobacconist offering smokers the finest cigars, pipes, tobaccos,
humidors and smokers accessories available.

Thanks,
Jim Panos


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From: ???????????????????????
Subject: Motosmoking

Our esteemed moderator remarks:
> [Gee, Tony, your itinerary sounds just like mine, except that I rode
> in on a Beemmer ...  

and with excellent taste, too.

> 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? :-)

Lighting isn't the interesting issue, presuming one could accomplish
tamping. Poor (or over-rapid) burning due to the strong breezes, and
eyes full of embers are the problem. I've had two pipes that worked,
both since lost. One was a little stubby cigar-shaped thing with a
screw-on cap (that I periodically track down one of, and being
a Master Procrastinator, don't do anything about), the other was a
flat-bottomed briar bowl, which sat out of the way on the 'dashboard'
with a long flexible hose to the mouthpiece. 

The advantage of the latter is that when confronting Volvos in their
natural habitat (turning left across a motorcycle's right of way)
one needn't, while airborne, remember to UNclench one's teeth, to
avoid an unplanned tonsilectomy.

I'd love to find one of those (the one with the hose) again, it was
also wonderful for smoking with a jaw tired from teeth grinding.

Martin

          Martin Golding             |       BMW R1100GS "Quasimodo"
 DoD #236  BMWMOA #55952  SMTC #2    |         BMW R90/6 "Hebert"
        KotLQ  KotT KotSM            |  BMW R75/6/2+Ural "Treaty of Leningrad"
  There's always More,               |       Honda Helix "Flamebait"
    That's what More _means_!        |     Yamaha RD350A "Nippon shu"
??????????????????????? Portland, OR |     Yamaha XV750J "Julia Tiberius"

[I'm impressed... didn't think the feat was possible!  Though I've got
a friend who has some experience with smoking cigarettes on a
motorcycle, and has the same opinions about burn duration. I just put
my one bike away for the winter, BTW.  After a long delay, it looks
like the cold weather has actually come.

BMWMOA 37-something, DOD #3210, BMW R1100R "Horse", by the way. Happy
riding and puffing! -S.]


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From: Peter Melchior <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Lindbergh pipe

Hello All,

I'm not a poster, but I read the Digest quiet a while now and am
enjoying
every inch of it.

I have a question:

My father, who was a pipesmoker, left me some pipes. He was not really a
collector, but a smoker. 

One of those pipes is, in my opinion, a special one. (For me it is,
smoking it on special occasions)
It is a straith Rodesian, abt 6", rather dark (reddish) briar.
No top quality briar, it has some fillings.
The remarkable thing is the mark on the stem(?)

Top (in small capitals)  NEW-YORK-PARIS 
Center (the image of)    Some leaves
Bottom (slightly larger) LINDBERGH

All placed in a oval shape.

Obvious that is has something to do with Lindbergh's flight in 1927.
Probably some kind of a remembrance I guess. I wonder if there is anyone
who knows what pipemaker made it, (there are no indications, only a 
number, 2712) where it came from, (U.S. or Europe) and, not that I have
any intentions to sell it), does 't have any value in your opinion.

Peacefull Puffing from The Netherlands,

Peter Melchior
????????????????

[Sounds like an interesting piece, Peter! -S.]


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From: "Alexander Leonard M. Theberge" <?????????????????????>
Subject: Music & Pipe Smoking

Hi Steve,

First off, thanks for providing this wonderful globe-spanning service.

I have been pipe smoking for only a few months now and have found immensely
enjoyable and relaxing. I wonder, however, what music do you enjoy while
pipe smoking? I have found that the right music can often add another (and
usually positive) dimension to any activity. As an amateur percussionist and
an aficionado of music of every type, I would like to know what you and
other pipe smokers listen to (if anything at all) when smoking. Thanks, and
keep up the good work,

-Alexander Theberge

[Well, it's not classical, but this morning I put on Jethro Tull's
"Benefit" while I cleaned the collection. It had been quite a while
since I did either. -S.]


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From: "Janet & Gil Gillespie" <???????????????????>
Subject: AZTEC Replacement Stones

Hey,
   Does anyone know of a source for Aztec replacement stones?
     			Thanks,  Gil


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

Steve, Allow me to introduce myself. My Name is David DiCarlo, I'm a
thirty year old George Mason Univ. student and I've been an avid pipe
smoker for almost 3 years now. This is my second posting to the PD. If
you reacall my first was a rather belicose but completley sincere
defense of the oft maligned Captain Black. There can be no more
pointless an undertaking than arguing with other pipe smokers over the
virtues of a given blend or brand name. I would like to join the
chorus of my fellow Washington DC area pipe smokers who think that
John B. Hayes is an outstanding Tobacconist. I've always said that
most tobacco shops these days are really cigar shops that sell pipes,
but John B. Hayes is a pipe shop that sells cigars. Don't get me
wrong, their cigar selection is excellent, and the staff extremely
cigar-knowledgeable but if your pleasure is a pipe, then brother,
welcome home!!!. I think, like most married men, I detest shopping
malls and department stores so JBH (located in a mall) is truly an
oasis in the desert. Well over half my collection has come from JBH
and I'm eagerly anticipating Mark Tinsky's latest offerings at this
years Christmas show. I recently purchased(not from JBH) an apple
bowled billiard called an Oxford by Hilson. Can you or anyone else
tell me more about Hilson pipes?

[I've been to Hayes, and echo your sentiment. -S.]


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From: Apparanda Bopanna Apana <???????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998

Hello all! Does anybody have problems smoking a calabash? I find that
shreds of burning tobacco tend to fall into the inner chamber (i.e., into
the actual gourd, which has a coating of some sort of resinous
reinforcement) and that the resulting smell of burning rubber entirely
ruins the smoke. Do other calabash smokers have this problem, and if so,
does anybody know how to rectify the problem?

Happy smoking!

Apana

A. B. Apana
Sherfield Hall
Northcourt Avenue
Reading RG2 7EY
UK

[Perhaps someone's widened the smoke hole in the meerschaum cup?  I've
never had this problem, at least not to any significant extent. -S.]


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


In the last Pipes Digest (#257) there was a posting from a guy who was
looking for pipe furniture, such as pipe racks, curios, stands, and the like.
Since I misplaced my printed copy of PD #257, I don't have his e-mail 
address to respond to him directly. So I figured I'd make a posting on his 
behalf and hope he reads it. I came across the web site of E.J. Kutter 
at http://www.ejkutter.com. The specific page for pipes, Pipe Tobacco and 
Smoking Accessories is http://www.ejkutter.com/pipes/links.cgi.

E.J. Kutter offers a very nice selection of pipe racks (6,12,24 and 36) in
both Cherry and Walnut. They also offer ashtrays (both table and floor 
models), tobacco jars, pipe carriers, tobacco pouches, lights and more. I 
don't have any personal or business connections to E.J. Kutter, but was
very impressed with the selection of pipe furniture and related accessories.
I have have spent countless hours "surfing" the web searching for pipe 
related sites and have not found a better selection of these kinds of 
accessories. Well worth the look!

Happy Holidays!!

Jim Murray


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From: ??????????????????????? (Peter Fackelmann)
Subject: pipe racks, curios, stands, etc.

?????????????????????????? wrote:

>Does anyone out there know of a company, catalog, or website that
>specializes in pipe racks, curios, stands, etc.?

Try DanPipe <www.danpipe.de>.

They offer quite some "furniture".

Regards

Peter


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

This is my first post for a while; the pressures of college have not
passed me by.  I have a question about a Sasieni Four Dot that I just
purchased. It had apparently been sitting in the local tobacconist's
rack for a while, since the stem was slightly discolored. I bought it,
and found it to be an excellent smoke. To try to find out how old it
was, I used the digest keyword search, and discovered in a very
thorough post that according to the nomenclature, it was
post-transition (post-1986). However, while the stamped nomenclature
uses the roman numeral 4 and does not say "London Made," (in fact, the
vulcanite stem is stamped "France") the box spells out the four and
does say "London Made." I would assume that a change in pipe stamping
would be normally accompanied by a similar change in box print. The
tobacconist could not have accidentally got the wrong box, since we
made sure it had the right shape number. Could this be a late
transition pipe? The quality is wonderful, with no fills, and I
consider it to be the best-smoking pipe in my collection. If the
author (whose name, despite having looked at the post less than ten
minutes ago, I do not recall) could shed some light on this, I would
be much obliged.  Also, does anyone know what, if anything, Peterson's
University Flake is flavored with?  There is a strong fruity smell in
the tin which, mercifully for my puritan, virginia-and-
latakia-accustomed tastebuds (the only puritan part of me,) is much
less evident when smoking.  It's vaguely reminiscent of the smell of
the dreaded Erinmore, though a bit lighter.

--Tim


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From: ?????????????????? (Don Johnson)
Subject: address change

[Administrativa deleted. -S.]

Also, could you please insert this in the next Digest? For
Trade. Kirsten pipe, black with large walnut "mandarin" bowl and smoke
gray acrylic mouthpiece. Smoked less than 12 times. Trade for briar of
equivalent value/condition.

Thanks.


Don Johnson


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From: ??????????????????????
Subject: "Highland"

Steve,

Many thanks for the excellent work that you do in "Pipes Digest".  Even as
a pipe-smoker of some thirty years standing, I still learn a lot from it.

I would like to tap into the collective knowledege of the readership of
"Pipes Diges".  At the recent C.O.R.P.S. pipe show in Richmond I bought two
nice tapered bulldogs, unsmoked.  The shank has "HIGHLAND" stamped on one
side and "MADE IN ENGLAND" stamped on the other.  The stem is stamped with
a white "H".  Two knowledgeable people gave me two different guesses as to
the manufacturer and likely time period of manufacture.  I'm wondering if
anyone out there among the readers of "Pipes Digest" might have more
definitive information.  Thanks very much.

                                                   Chuck


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

Hello,

one question: Does anybody in this group know how "Dunhill Pypure"
works? Just bought one of 4 last bottles of this stuff from a Danish
retailer. In the shop they don't know anything 'bout this
liquid...

Thanks & a peaceful smoke

Martin Gerner
???????????????????


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From: "Scott A. Steiner" <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998

Greetings everyone, from a cold and wet San Francisco.

I haven't written in a while, but my question is this:

Assuming that one keeps one's tobacco sealed for, say a year, and that bag
of tobacco, say a pound of it, is concealed in a box and not opened, does
that tobacco retain its good quality.

I only ask because I only just realized that I had a bag of tobacco I'd
ordered some time ago.  Curious, I filled a bowl and to my surprise, it
smoked long, mild, and fresh.  The tobacco had also retained its springy,
relatively moist texture.

Thanks for any answer.

Scott
????????????????

[If it's well sealed and was properly humidified when you sealed it,
it should keep indefinitely. Unfortunately, the vacuum seals on tins
don't seem to re-seal very well. -S.]


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From: William Barry <???????????????>
Subject: A GRATEFUL PIPE SMOKER HAS TWO CONCERNS

Hi, Steve:

I did receive my latest Pipe Digest in the mail.  You are doing a
fantastic job with this publication, and I am grateful to be onyour list
of subscribers.  I have several concerns, two of which will be addressed
here.  First, at the beginning of your publication, you mention that we
might vote against prohibition of smoking.  How, and where?  Also, about
28 years ago, I was introduced to a most superb blend of Danish Tobacco
called Fruitcake, which was housed in a rectangular tin, in a foil pouch.
I have not been able to obtain this most excellent blend ever since that
time.  Is there anyone out there who knows where I can obtain this most
excellent blend of tobacco, as well as Highland Whiskey tobacco Blend, a
sample of which I received with my subscription to a pipe magazine?  You
don't hagve to answer me right away, but I would appreciate this quury,
along with a possible answer, to appear in the nexst issue of Pipes
Digest.  Please accept my heartfelt thanks for provviding an excellent,
informative publication about my favorite hobby.  Fortunately, I can now
read regular printed textual-based pipe maginzes on a machine which I now
own.  I had the book "THE BOOK OF PIPES AND TOBACCO" transcribed into a
Braille format about 20 years ago; alas, it was stolen from me.  I don't
know how you find the time to put together such an excellent publication,
but as a brother of the briar, I fully appreciate your efforts, and hope
you will keep up the fine quality of tyis magazine.  I have a vast pipe
collection, and I have found that each one of my pipes exhibits a certain
characteristic all its own.  I have been smoking pipes for about 30 years,
and, being blind from birth, have experienced not only the joy of filling
and lighting my pipe, but also enjoying with a cup of coffee or alcoholic
drink, the superior pleasure of allowing the fragrant smoke to roll across
the tongue and palate.  Please advise ow I can help to promote a most
enjoyable habit against those zealous anti-smoker advocates, who are not
educated on the true merits of the pipe.  I am deeply grateful for this
publication, and I say, to everyone of the other "brethren of the briar"
"smoke in peace".  

Sincerely,

Bill Barry.  

[OK, I lied about not talking politics... but in a very general
sense.  While we can't vote against prohibition, we can (if given the
choice) vote against those who would do the prohibiting. -S.]


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

Season's Greetings!  I'm looking to BUY a briar pipe that has a nice
horn or antler stem.  I've always wanted one of these, and would
rather have a good estate pipe than a new one.  Please email me at
??????????????????????? with any reasonable offer.  I'll also trade
website design, graphics, or animated graphics for pipes.  (I did
Craig Tarler's new website for Cornell & Diehl Tobaccos.)  Thanks, and
happy holidays to all true fellows wherever they be!


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

Dear Steve and PD friends,

First of all thanks for all the answers I received on the Barling and
Dunhill dating question.

Secondly, if this is fit to be added in the digest:

I have a Mastro de Paja 25th Anniversary Straight Grain Dublin, Brand
New and unsmoked, up for grabs by the best (respectable) offer. Comes
in its own original box.

Best puffs,
Laurence.

[Since it has nothing to do with politics, it certainly is fit to be
added in the Digest!  :-) -S. ]


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From: Eric Shulman <???????????????>
Subject: Hazardous woods

I'm a new member of PD and have just gotten through most of the past 
issues.  Facinating reading and it was amazing to watch PD grow over the 
years.  I saw a recent mention of cocobollo being used in a pipe and 
thought I would mention that I had a pipe made out of this wood and was 
using it without a stem.  After several smokes my lips started to chaff 
and burn.  I was slow to figure out why, but eventually realized it was 
because they were regularly coming into contact w/ this obviouosly 
irritating wood.  Based on the experience, I would suggest avoiding it 
for pipe smoking purpose... or at least us a rubber stem!


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From: Tarek Manadily <???????????????????>
Subject: Le Nuvole site

Hey, Le Nuvole site is up and running.  Click here to check out some
real beauties:
http://www.pipe.it/

Tarek


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

Dear Steve and fellow PD readers,

I would like to call your attention to a new web site:
http://lenuvole.pipe.it At this address you can read about, see and if
you choose to order "Le Nuvole" pipes- a new superb product from the
Pesaro area in Italy.  "Le Nuvole" pipes are extremely innovative and
beautiful and, of course, smoke superbly. I am a proud owner of two
"Le Nuvole" pipes and can vouch for their extraordinary...everything!

I am not involved in this business. I am just a friend of Maurizio and
Stefania Tombari the two "Le Nuvole" masterminds and craftsmen
(craftspeople?).

regards,
Lorenzo Muan


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

Dear fellow pipe smokers:

What a pleasure to be having open communication with tobacco free
america. I have been reading the articals for quite some time, but now
am wanting to talk, or write, to my fellow pipe smokers.

My name is Mike Higgins, and I have been making and smoking pipes
since i was eleven years old. My favorite brands are Orlick,
MacLelland, and the cheap bulk stuff that burns really wet that
everyone buys at their local tobbaconist. My favorite part of the
smoke is the bottom of the bowl of some good quality tobbacco where it
is the most concentrated.

On the last issue, some one asked about a good tooth whitener. This
may sound really disgusting, but I swear by it.

Ready?

Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxyde. It helps fight gum disease, and whitens
teath. If your teath are really yellowed, dentists now have tooth
whitning systems which cost about 3-4 hundred dollars. But they are
still just hydrogen peroxyde.

Thank you to the person who found out where three nones can be
obtained, I am going to order some right after i get done writting
this.

have a happy hooliday, and I look forward to future articals.
God bless you steve M. this is an awsome digest.

Mike

[And a happy holiday to you too, Mike! -S.]


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

Dear Steve

A few issues back i have tried to answer a few questions for the
digest but for one reason or the other my own question didn't apear in
that issue. So i try it again:

- I am very interested in tobacco reciepts and aromatic substances and
  also in tobacco manufacturing ... every information on this subject
  is very welcome

- I am interested in all reachable known numbers of Dunhill's My Own
  Mixture Book (i.e. #453 is Rudyard Kipling's Mixture) ... any hints?

- I am also interested in all and every printed (and also e-documents)
  information about pipes, cigars and tobacco. I.e. magazines, books,
  articles, copys, club-zines and so on (in english or german). So if
  you would like to get rid of your back issues or what ever please
  contact me.

And last but not least: if anybody from the list will spent his
hollidays in Salzburg / Austria then feel free to contact me, so we
can smoke a few bowls while i'll show you the old city :o)

Next time i'll try to send my bio ...

Since the loss of my phone please ONLY use the following adress to
reach me and give a few days for checking my mail and replying :
??????????????????

--- The only thing better than a pipe is a new one! - Seriom

[Later... -S.]

Whoops

One thing that have forgotten in my last mail:

There is a pipemaker near my hometown here in austria name and adress
as follows:

Kemperling A KG, Salzburger Pfeifenfabrik, Holzschnitzerei,
Hinterwartstein A-363 5163 Mattsee Austria Phone: 06217 5228-0 (sorry
don't know the country code for Austria)
   
I'll try to buy my next pipe directly at his working place maybe then
i can do a little report of him and his pipes.

Please use only the following e-mail adress: ??????????????????

So long seriom :o)


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

Please help!!!  Many years ago my father discovered a pipe tobacco in
Austin, TX which was called Lane "Gold Star".  While cleaning out my
mothers house after her death (my father passed away 17 years ago) my
son begged for a specific tobacco jar.  It seems that whenever he got
upset as a child he would go to this jar and take a deep breath of the
smell of the tobacco which had been stored in it. Although he was only
4 years old when his grandfather died and he doesn't really remember
him, he remembers the smell and associates it with comfort.  Now I
understand that Lane sells custom blends to shops and lets the shops
name them.  Does anyone know what blend "Gold Star" is?  Now that my
son has taken up the pipe, a can of it sure would make a nice
Christmas gift.


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

Hello all,

I'm hoping that one of you could help me find a particular pipe. What
I am looking for is a Nording seconds that goes by the name of
Aalborg. I have checked with a couple of small pipe shops in my area,
and on the web with no luck. I have even checked on ebay every couple
of days for the past eight months, only to come up empty. You may be
asking yourself, "What's so great about an Aalborg pipe that a man
would seek one out with such fervor?" The answer is quite simply...NOT
A DAMN THING! (LOL) You see, my father was born and raised in Aalborg
Denmark, and I would like to have one just for that reason. I know
that may sound a little strange, but any reason to bye a pipe is a
good reason. So if anyone knows of a tobacco shop that has one, or can
get one, please let me know. I would even consider an estate pipe
that's in very good condition. Thank you.

Peter Berg
?????????????

---------- address ----------
?????????????


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From: ?????????????????????????????

Hi Steve.  Thanks for the reply.  I'm wondering if there is a good source
for purchasing pipe tobacco within Canada.  I know there are some great
places in the U.S., but I'd like to avoid the hassel of paying duty, etc.  I
particularly enjoy smoking aromatics, and wondered if there was a supplier
you could recommend.  Thanks...Bill


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From: Nicholas Vigliucci <??????????????????>
Subject: New Member:

Hello Steve,
Thank you for adding me to your pipe club.  I have a collection of
2,200.00 pipes and started this collection 37 years ago.  I am also a
master blender, learning from the masters
in both new york and london england.  I am starting a new venture in the
future, that is
custom cut and custom blended pipe tobacco.  They can be found at
"Cigar's & Such
in the Indianapolis area.  phone 317-815-5773.  I will let you know more
as our start up
occurs. (working on the packaging at this time)
If anyone is interested in Custom Blended Tobacco, please forward it to
me on this email
Nicholas P. Vigliucci

[As far as I know, that is the _largest_ pipe collection I've ever
heard of!  Good luck in your new venture! -S.]


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From: "Ken Reid" <????????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipe Collection

I have a small collection of pipes that I have not smoked in 12 years. They
have been wrapped and in a box in the top of my closet all this time. I
would like to sell them. Some are very good (Dunhill, Savenelli,etc.) some
are just interesting. If you know of a market please let me know.

Ken Reid
4507 Pine St.
Bellaire, TX 77401
713.667.3909
???????????????
Have A Great Day!


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From: Peter <?????????????????????????>
Subject: (no subject)

Hello from a pipe smoker for about 30 years that is in Puerto Rico USA.

I need help to find Lane Limited as soon as I can find them.
I also want to sell pipes here in Puerto Rico and the only [place[
that bring my blend stoped bring it here..The Blend is (PLC)and it took
me 3 weeks to find someone to mail my 5 lbs bags to me.
My mailing is

Peter Smith, CFE
Urb. Bahia
Calle ESTE # 91
Catano Puerto Rico 00962

Thanks for your help and you may give out my mailing for the help I
need.

Thanks
Peter


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

Why I Smoke a Pipe

I've never been good with dates, but within the last year or so I
decided to take up pipe smoking. This decision was not made
lightly. No other form of tobacco use has ever appealed to me, and in
fact I had developed quite an anti-tobacco prejudice due to years of
effective social indoctrination. Besides, cigarettes actually repulsed
me, cigars were loud and ostentatious, and chewing tobacco was
permanently wedded to an image of the adolescent rednecks I knew in
school. Yet I had always enjoyed the pleasant fragrance of pipe
tobacco. Often as a young man, while running some errand or another, I
would wander nervously into tobacco shops for no apparent reason,
compelled by some mystical attraction. It wasn't merely the "forbidden
fruit" syndrome or idle curiosity -- I had no intention of taking up
the habit and no desire to learn of it -- but was rather invited by
something almost ghostly, something I might have called nostalgia if
it had been more familiar.

Less mystically speaking, part of the attraction is certainly the
association of pipe smoking with a vanishing Old World
civilization. Pipe and tobacco shops, for instance, are the last
bastion of the old merchant class, now disappearing into a sea of dull
and impersonal corporate bigness. (The only thing like them today are
the used booksellers.) A good tobacco shop is a time warp. There is no
background music, no television. The courteous gentleman behind the
counter calls you "sir" and is eager to talk shop. He knows his trade,
and he probably knows your name. Gray-haired men look on silently,
tell corny jokes, laugh politely, argue about politics, and reminisce
about love and war. No one is in a hurry. This is business with a
human face, a thing worthy of preservation.

Pipe smoking ought to be recognized as a cultural asset, a corrective
for the many defects and dysfunctions of our modern age. As a leisure
activity, smoking a pipe takes a considerable amount of time and
trouble. There is the routine of packing, tapping, lighting, and
cleaning. There are the many tools and accessories. To do anything
else at all while simultaneously smoking a pipe requires skill,
experience, and a good deal of personal composure. In our
technological age of quick fixes and instant gratification, pipe
smoking teaches manual care and patience. In a world where newness and
sensationalism rule the day, pipe smoking provides ritual and
familiarity. In a capitalist economy where "efficiency" is exalted
above all things, pipe smoking glories in tradition and revels in
culture. In a work-a-day world where people are always on the go, pipe
smoking requires that you stop and smell the tobacco, so to
speak. Dare we say that puffing on a briar inculcates virtue? Yes, we
dare say!

Now we come to religion, sex, and politics -- everyone's favorite subjects. 

First, I am an Anglican by conviction and communion. This is most
fortunate, as pipe smoking is essentially the privilege of Anglicans,
Lutherans, and Roman Catholics, no doubt because they best understand
the liturgical and sacramental aspects of this venerable
pastime. Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Quakers, and various
other sects are generally unfriendly to smoking, reflecting protestant
gnostic tendencies; atheists who smoke a pipe are usually backslidden
Anglicans, Lutherans, or Roman Catholics. Furthermore, pipe smoking
puts the traditional Anglican believer in the eminently good company
of his heroes: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein (a Catholic
but a hero to Anglicans nonetheless), and many others.

With respect to sex, it cannot be denied that pipe smoking is
overwhelmingly a masculine enterprise. It would be imprudent to
speculate as to the reasons for this; some things are best left
undiscovered. Though certain confused people view this aspect of our
habit (the idea of "habit" needs to recover its positive
connotation) as a problem, I rather see it as a solution -- to the
point where pipe smoking can now be viewed as a defiant stand against
the boring and ill-considered androgyny of our time. Understand that
it is not an Archie Bunker male chauvinism, but a humble appreciation
for the mysteries of our God-given sex differences that gives me
delight in helping to preserve one of the last remaining holdouts of
gender-exclusive activity.

Finally, pipe smoking has all the right political enemies. It is
difficult to understand the liberal's rage against tobacco without
peering a little into political psychology. For the tormented liberal
baby-boomer, pipe smoking symbolizes the oppressive generations of the
past and their antiquated values; for the modern utopian who
disbelieves in the hereafter, smoking is a threat to the earthly
paradise he hopes to build; for the egalitarian and the feminist,
tobacco in its several forms is a detested symbol of class and
inequality; for the morally licentious, smoking serves as a convenient
scapegoat for the real problems that plague our profoundly troubled
culture, justifying a "moral" crusade that deflects attention from
more serious (and far more deadly) moral failings. For these reasons
and perhaps others, pipe smoking has managed to earn the wrath of
society's forces of darkness -- proof enough of its inherent goodness!

??????????????????????????


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

Greetings Steve(M),Steve(B) and group.I happened across a really
nice,aromatic tobacco that I would like to pass along.Peretti's
"Thanksgiving Day"I'm always looking for holiday related tobacco,pipes
etc to add enjoyment to this wonderful season.While I usually smoke
aromatics as a favor to my lovely wife,this one is realy
enjoyable.Smokes cool and dry with a pleasant room
aroma.They(Peretti's) don't list this in their catalog so you have to
ask for it.Anyway,hope that everyone in the PD group enjoys their
holiday.


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From: "Bowman, Rick" <?????????????????????>
Subject: Pimo

     I was recently in Vermont and picked a updated pamphlet for Pimo I got 
     his permission to scan and send you an update could you please update 
     your web page.
     
     Thanks 
     
     Rick Bowman

[OK with me, but it's really up to Steve Beaty, our estimable
Webmaster. -S.]

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

savenelli, savenelli "signatures" and other quality estate pipes for sale.
contact sue by fax at:203.775.5320


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Gettysburg pipes

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone could help me.  I am a really big fan of the movie
Gettysburg and of the Cival War.  In the movie Sam Elliot is seen smoking a
pipe on a bench in front just before the first days battle was about to begin.
The pipe that he was smoking was a beautiful looking pipe and have wanted to
have a replica of that pipe made.  Does anyone out there know who may have
made that pipe or who could make a replica of that pipe.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Please e-mail me at
?????????????????

Thank you 

Steve Sutera


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From: "fish" <??????????????>

I don't smoke pipes.  I hope you can help anyway.  I have acquired a ROLEX
chin pipe at auction but I cannot find out anything about it.  It has a
leather case with ROLEX written on it.  On the pipe itself it has ROLEX 
Italy on the bottom of the bowl.  I know its old because it came from an
attic of a very old house.

Any thing you can tell me will be appreciated.  

Linda Gordon  ??????????????


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From: Lang Family <???????????????>
Subject: Nice joke.

Steve,

This may be worth a posting in the Digest.
Frankly, my pipe almost fell from my mouth with laughter.

Almost.

Tim Lang

>     A recent Cincinnati Enquirer headline read, "Smell of baked bread may
>     be  health hazard." The article went on to describe the dangers of the
>     smell of  baking bread. The main danger, apparently, is that the 
>     organic components  of this aroma may break down ozone (I'm not
>     making this stuff up). 
>     
>     I was horrified. When are we going to do something about
>     bread-induced global warming? Sure, we attack tobacco companies,
>     but when is the government going to go after Big Bread?
>     
>     Well, I've done a little research, and what I've discovered should 
>     make  anyone think twice....
>     
>     1: More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users. 
>     
>     2: Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming 
>     households  score below average on standardized tests.
>     
>     3: In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home,
>     the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality 
>     rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and 
>     diseases such as  typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged
>     whole nations.
>     
>     4: More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 
>     hours of eating bread.
>     
>     5: Bread is made from a substance called "dough." It has been proven
>     that as little as one pound of dough can be used to suffocate a   
>     mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one
>     month!
>     
>     6: Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a low 
>     incidence of cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and 
>     osteoporosis. 
>     
>     7: Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread
>     and  given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two 
>     days. 
>     
>     8: Bread is often a "gateway" food item, leading the user to "harder" 
>     items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter, and even cold cuts. 
>     
>     9: Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is
>     more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to
>     your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning
>     you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.
>     
>     10: Newborn babies can choke on bread. 
>     
>     11: Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees
>     Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute. 
>     
>     12: Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish 
>     between  significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical 
>     babbling.
>     
>     In light of these frightening statistics, we propose the following  
>     bread restrictions:
>     
>     1: No sale of bread to minors.
>     
>     2: A nationwide "Just Say No To Toast" campaign, complete celebrity
>     TV spots and bumper stickers.
>     
>     3: A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal 
>     ills we might associate with bread.
>     
>     4: No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may
>     appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage. 
>     
>     5: The establishment of "Bread-free" zones around schools. 
>     
>     Please send this e-mail on to everyone you know who cares about
>     this crucial issue.
>     
>     Remember: Think idiotically, act globally. 

[Interestingly enough, those of you who've read _A Civil Action_ (by
Jonathan Harr) may have noted similar comments about another substance
which most of us foolishly believe to be innocuous.  I'm saving them
for a Quote of the Week, so I won't bring them up just yet. -S. ]


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From: ???????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes from Moscow

Hello everyone! This last PD was great, keep the good work. My question
is if anyone knows of any pipes that are currently made in Russia. I am
planning a trip there next fall, and I would like to know if anyone 
knows of any treasures that might be found there. Thank you for your help.
                                                   
                                                  Richard.

[Read on, Richard... -S.]


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From: ?????????????????
Subject: new tobacco web site

Dear Sirs!

JUGAS Company that specializes in business information support, 
establishing direct contacts between russian and foreign companies,
carrying out international exhibitions, has the honour to inform you
that our new website "World of Tobacco" has been recently created in
Russian
and English versions.

The URL of Russian version is:
http://www.user.cityline.ru/~jugas/tobacco

The URL of English version is:
http://www.user.cityline.ru/~jugas/tobacco/e_index.htm 

Russian version of this site is one of the first tobacco web publications
in our country.
Its main target is to inform Russian people about projects and news of
tobacco industry
and to promote high culture of tobacco consumption. 
The main sections of Russion version are:
- Tobaccos
- Pipes
- Cigars and cigarilles
- Cigarettes
- Smoking accessories
- Clubs and associations of smokers all over the world
- Exhibitions
- Magazines
- Books 
- Tobacconists
- News
- Notice-board, sell & purchase (under construction)

We are also glad to present you an English version of the first website in
Russia
devoted to the culture of tobacco smoking. 
Our main purpose is to give you an information on all the aspects of
tobacco consumption
in Russia, news and discussions. We hope to assist producers of
high-quality goods 
in entering the Russian market and of course to promote higher demand for
products of 
domestic tobacco processing companies. 
The main sections of English version are:
- Russian tobacco industry news
- Cigarette business in Russia
- Moscow tobacconists
- Specialized exhibitions
- Russian tobacco magazines
- Books in Russian about tobacco, pipes, cigars, etc.
- Interesting links
- Guestbook
- Sell & Purchase (under construction)

Please visit our site.
Besides, you can place your information and advertising materials on our
site to promote your products and services.
JUGAS Company is ready to discuss any of your advertising offers, we can
assist you in finding business partners in Russia,
we have our own databases on tobacco products manufacturers and suppliers. 

In April, 27 - 29, 1999 the presentation of elite illustrated magazine
"Tobaccos & Pipes" will be held within International specialized exhibition
"Peace Pipe '99".
The main exhibition topics are: tobaccos, pipes, cigars, cigarilles,
cigarettes, smoking accessories. 
We invite you to participate in "Peace Pipe '99" and hope to see you here
in April.

For all further information contact:
JUGAS Company
1-st zachatievskii pereulok, 6
Moscow 119034
Russia

Tel./fax: +7(095)202-3448 (for advertising purposes and exhibition)
Tel.:     +7(095)203-5092 (for sponsors)
E-mail:   ????????????????? 

Best regards,
JUGAS Company 


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From: "John McLaren" <?????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998

I  have an interesting problem with a few pieces in my pipe collection which
I hope someone may have a clever solution for.  Several of the stems no
longer fit snug in their pipebowls.  I suspect that the low humidity of
Arizona has something to do with it.  The question is how to effectively and
simply correct the problem.  Thoughtful suggestions will be greatly
appreciated.

[See the alt.smokers.pipes FAQ, which is reprinted on www.pipes.org,
for some helpful suggestions. -S. ]


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

Hi Steve and all,

I haven't posted in a long while, but have been reading all the
digests as they come out.  A recent business trip took me to Richmond,
VA so I took a look at the resource guide before I left.  I'd like to
give a thumbs up to Stogie's (whose street address is 4040-F Cox Rd,
for the guide)which is run by a really nice guy who actually smokes
pipes, wouldn't you know!  I had a good chat with Cameron and bought
some tobacco.  He's just getting going with pipe tobaccos, but had a
decent selection.  He sent me on to Tobacco House on W. Cary St. where
there's no shortage of selection.  I picked up some Frog Morton and
Dark Star after reading good things about each here on the digest.
Tobacconist of Richmond has an ad in the yellow pages which made me
think they would be another good stop, but they really only cater to
cigars.

Keep up the excellent work on the digest, Steve, and I hope Santa makes good 
on a pipe or two for you!

Dave

[Thanks for the street address, Dave! -S.]


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From: Lou M. (?????????????????)
Subject: Re: Pipe smoker's life insurance brouhaha on asp

If it please the moderator, I would like to reply via the Digest to a
"thread" regarding insurance for pipe smokers going on at
alt.smokers.pipes, which I reckon I started.  I cannot seem to add a
message to a thread - I always get a new message with "Re:<subject>"
as the subject. Then I see a reply to a reply to a reply, each one
replacing the last, and there is no thread to follow.  I posted a
reply clarifying the issue at hand, which lasted perhaps one hour.
Could someone please enlighten me as to how asp works?

Several days ago (12/15/98) someone posted an inquiry regarding life
insurance for pipe smokers.  I replied that I had found an
agent/company which insured me at a preferred non-smokers rate,
subject to blood and urine testing.  I told the agent up front that I
smoked 2 to 3 pipes per day. He suggested that I abstain for 2 days
before the testing.  I did so, passed the tests, and got the term life
insurance I was hoping for.  I should say here that the insurance
company in question is a Mutual of Omaha affiliate, not Joe's Life
Insurance Company and Grill.

Since then there have been several posts and e-mails warning of
consequences to be suffered by the agent, for suggesting that I
falsify information about my smoking habits, and by me, for doing so.
Neither the agent nor myself did any such thing.  I told him up front
that I was a pipe smoker and how much I smoked.  At no time, nor in
any way, did the agent say "Let's lie about it."  I also said I smoked
a pipe on all the forms I filled out, including the one for blood and
urine testing.  No lies were told either by me or the agent.  I think
that if the company elected to give me a preferred non-tobacco rate
based on that information, that would be their choice.  (I presume
we're all in favor of freedom of choice, yes?)

The agent in question has been in the business since 1975. I would
think that if he made a habit of falsifying information on
applications he would have been found out by now.

So, there are some asp readers who think that my insurance man is a
bounder for encouraging me to falsify information on an insurance
application, and that I am a cad for doing so.  I thank everyone for
their replies and their concern, but that ain't the way it is, folks.

Thanks for the use of the hall.

Edit and use as you see fit.

Lou M.
?????????????????


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From: Peter Daw <?????????????????????>

I have smoked a pipe for nearly 30 years but recently all the shops that
used to sell pipes have gone bust. Is there a web page where I can buy
decent pipes. I smoke Falcons at the moment. 

[There are _lots_ of places to buy decent pipes.  Also, you might want
to check out www.ebay.com, which I've been surfing as of late (though
not for pipes.) -S.]


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From: Steve Masticola (??????????????????)
Subject: Pipe-friendly MD in central NJ

Hi, all,

Since I'm the moderator, I get to have the last word :-)

Due to the financial collapse of my HMO, I'm forced to search for a
new one, and to elect a new primary care physician.  Given my
disposition to avoid lectures over a moderate consumption of pipe
tobacco, I'd prefer to find someone who's also into the hobby. If you
are, or know of, an MD who enjoys pipes or cigars and practices in
central New Jersey, please drop me a line.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Smoke in peace,
~\U Steve.


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Quote of the Week:

  "A talking dog can be rationalized, if you work at it, slowly -- but
   a three-foot man with four feet of white beard, dressed in a crimson
   cap and fork-tailed coat, smoking a villanous old pipe while
   sleeping folded up on a rafter, is something else again."

				   Spider Robinson
				   _Callahan's Legacy_

				   [Or a bearded gent in a red suit
				   who chomps on a clay as he slides
				   up and down billions of chimneys
				   per day?] 


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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #258 -- December 20, 1998
  2. Subject: Hudson Valley Pipe Club
  3. Subject: Help starting a Pipe Club.
  4. Subject: posting from pipes page
  5. Subject: Press Release - too late for the new digest...
  6. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998
  7. Subject: London Pipes
  8. Subject: London in January
  9. Subject: pipeshop in London/cuban cigars
  10. Subject: Re: Resource Guide
  11. Subject: Motosmoking
  12. Subject: Lindbergh pipe
  13. Subject: Music & Pipe Smoking
  14. Subject: AZTEC Replacement Stones
  15. Subject: posting from pipes page
  16. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998
  17. Subject: posting from pipes page
  18. Subject: pipe racks, curios, stands, etc.
  19. Subject: posting from pipes page
  20. Subject: address change
  21. Subject: "Highland"
  22. Subject: posting from pipes page
  23. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998
  24. Subject: A GRATEFUL PIPE SMOKER HAS TWO CONCERNS
  25. Subject: posting from pipes page
  26. Subject: posting from pipes page
  27. Subject: Hazardous woods
  28. Subject: Le Nuvole site
  29. Subject: posting from pipes page
  30. Subject: posting from pipes page
  31. Subject: posting from pipes page
  32. Subject: posting from pipes page
  33. Subject: posting from pipes page
  34. Subject: New Member:
  35. Subject: Pipe Collection
  36. Subject: (no subject)
  37. Subject: posting from pipes page
  38. Subject: posting from pipes page
  39. Subject: Pimo
  40. Subject: posting from pipes page
  41. Subject: Gettysburg pipes
  42. Subject: Nice joke.
  43. Subject: Pipes from Moscow
  44. Subject: new tobacco web site
  45. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #257 -- November 16, 1998
  46. Subject: posting from pipes page
  47. Subject: Re: Pipe smoker's life insurance brouhaha on asp
  48. Subject: Pipe-friendly MD in central NJ
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