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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999

		Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999
   Copyright (C) 1999 by Stephen P. Masticola. All rights reserved.
	       Commercial use of any part of contents,
	      including email addresses, is prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 3794

Welcome to new members:

	Mark Maxfield
	Steve Stein
	Francisco Vetancourt
	Nadeem Ahmed Nasir
	Avi Viljoen
	Daniel Digriz
	David Kaslow
	Clifford Kleback
	Bob Norton
	Dennis Mattinson
	Dirk Bernhardt
	Jeff Chen
	Steve Addlestone
	Al Milo
	Brian Mcpherson
	Dale Rogers
	Chris Enger
	Matt Chipman
	Faruk Ulay
	Daniel Digriz
	Glyn Hockney
	Chuck Busby
	Brent Alexenko
	Tom Van Setten
	Lea Retallick
	Tn Lineman
	David Livinston
	Chet Gittleman
	Joe Loverti
	Can Alaz
	Steve Bauer
	Robert Dean Parsons
	Keith Wilson
	Edwine Puruggann
	Matt Chipman
	A. Borza
	Bryan Booth
	Bryan Jones
	Matt James
	John Michael Tereshinski
	Irv Friedlander DC
	Tony Coronado
	G. Urban
	Mitchell H. Markowitz
	Joe Loverti
	Greg Spanier
	Garth White
	Brian Siravo
	Jose' Anto'nio Massa
	Landon A. Duncan
	Christopher Grant
	John F. Safranek
	P. Grover Cleveland
	Taraq Arain
	Matthew Harrison
	George Niebling
	Buddy Springman
	Lawrence M. Stoner
	Milton Zatinsky
	Steven Sonnen
	Dan Drischler
	Bryan E. Jacobson
	Marc-Andrew Aguilera
	Kenneth Gerstung
	Charles Redford
	Bill Sheehan
	Jeff Walker
	Kevin Imel
	Drew Patten
	Michael T. Ingle
	M. A. Munafo
	Fred Levinson
	Bill Pooley
	Steven M. Salls
	Joshua Rosenblatt
	Henry R Hayes
	Michael Matochik
	Harold Degenhardt
	Michael Dean
	Eddie L Moss
	Henrik Asplund
	Harry Miller
	Jay Bowers
	John C. Nodop
	Rick Stevenson
	Colt Joseph Foreman
	Philip A. Trent
	Tony Spanjaard
	Clinton Rowland
	Thomas D James
	Peter John Luke Berry
	Juanito A. Ong
	Thomas J. Leach
	Earl Jacob Starbuck, Sr.
	Sorin Crismaru
	David Neff
	Joao Carlos Correia De Sa
	Richard J. Durava
	Kenneth Laddish
	Robert Meyer
	Richard Wallach
	Dianna M. Buckrem
	Donn L. Calkins
	Michael Hewitt
	Bill Barfield
	Joe Preloznik
	Eric L. Warnell
	Rick Holden
	Jason Hayes
	Steve Scott

[PHOTOS] Just a reminder: Due to length limitations, I can't send
attached photos with the Digest.  If you'd like to show a photo to the
members, please put it up on a Web site somewhere and I'll happily
publish the URL of the site.

Ditto Word documents, sound clips, and HTML.  Y'all don't know how
much time I spend teasing plain text out of the letters these days...

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From: Steve Beaty <???????????????>
Subject: new moderated discussions at www.pipes.org

Hi all,

	there is now a moderated discussion board for pipe and tobacco questions
and answers.  surf to http://www.pipes.org/discus/ if you have burning (-:
sic :-) questions or if you are full of answers about pipes and tobacco.
hope to see you there!

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

[My hat's off to you for organizing this! -S.]

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From: ???????????????
Subject: discussion boards

The Discussion Boards addition to pipes.org is a great idea and well 
laid out.  I'll be visiting frequently.  Thanks.  Dwight Davis

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From: "Dick Alexander" <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Northeast Arkansas Pipe Puffer's Club

Hello Steve:     Just a note to let you know that we are operating and
still growing.   Hard to believe that just 14 months ago we started with
only 2 members and in this very rural community of  mostly retired citizens
we are up to 28 members.  Two of our members are young ladies in their
thirties.   Our membership ranges from 21 to 74 years, with an average age
of 49.
The club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Tobacco Plus
Store in Highland, Arkansas.    The store provides with a meeting place,
coffee, and special bargains.   
We invite guests at any of our meetings.                   dick	

[An excellent start, Dick! -S.]

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From: Bubba <?????????????????????>
Subject: Iowa pipe club

Hi I am a new Pipe smoker  and I was wondering if any body knows of a
pipe club in Iowa?

-- Bubba


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From: Louis Mercier <??????????????????????????>
Subject: Puffing in Montreal

I am from Montreal and probably like others do not know a lot of 
people to share my thoughts on pipe smoking with. Seems that Darryl 
(PD 262) and Luigi (PD 263) are too looking for "pipemates". How many 
of us are needed to start a club? Does anybody know anything about 
"le club des fumeurs de pipe du Quebec"?

I mainly smoke pipes made by the folks at Blatter and Blatter. I 
enjoy their Blatter Reserve (English style) very much. 

If someone wants to start a club, I could help with all of the 
Internet portion of it.

Happy puffing! 

Louis Mercier
Louis Mercier
Vice-President Development
Softvoyage Inc.

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From: buddy liverman <????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999

is their a pipe club in asheville nc. i know of a good smoke shop
bruces pipeshop if their is let me know buddy liverman

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From: Morris Acevedo <?????????????????????>
Subject: LA pipe trade show?

I remember at one time ther was a Pipi trade show in the Los Angeles
area.  Is it still going on?  When is it?  How can I get more

Morris Acevedo
Jazz Guitarist - performer - teacher
San Francisco, California

"taking time to make time"


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From: ?????????????????
Subject:  Estate Pipes & Replacement Stems? Pipes Digest #263

>From: "Tardy, Darryl" <?????????????????????>
>Subject: question

>Good day.
>Forgive the silly-sounding question but I have to know...what exactly
>does buying an "estate pipe" mean ? If it's used, is it normally sold
>reconditioned, or with a new stem? Or does that destroy collector value
>? I don't know anybody who has one personally, hence the question out of
>left field.

>Thank you


An "estate Pipe" is just a euphemism for a used pipe.  It can be 
reconditioned or not.  Most dealers will at least ream and clean them.  This 
can involve reaming the inside of the bowl, cleaning the inside of the shank 
and stem with alcohol, buffing and stem to remove oxidation. Then the stems 
and briar are buffed with a carnauba wax to protect the stem and give the 
briar luster. It is not sold with a new stem, unless the original was damaged 
beyond repair.  If that has been the case, it should be stated that it is a 
replacement stem when sold. A replacement stem diminishes the collector 
value.  Most dealers are usually pipe smokers and are a trustworthy bunch, in 
my opinion.  If asked about the stem, they would most likely tell you if it 
was a replacement.  A replacement stem doesn't harm the smoking value in any 
way, but it doesn't have the original identification markings from the maker. 
 Some collectors have been known to have a replacement stem made for use, so 
the original will not be damaged in day to day smoking.  I think this 
practice is somewhat rare.

Kind regards, Terry McGinty  

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

I have just bought a new estate pipe, and am wondering how to go about
steralizing (SP?) it so that I may smoke it without worrying about
buying the farm too. Should I soak the bit in rubbing alcohol? Should
I boil it in water? If someone could please e-mail me some
suggestions, I would be most grateful. Thank you for your
understanding. TNL

[See Section 3.2 of the alt.smokers.pipes FAQ, available at
http://www.pipes.org/asp_FAQ.html. -S.]

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From: Alex (email address unknown)
Subject: Skandinavic tobacco


I'm sorry I had no time to fully browse your web page but I'm glad I
found it.

I can no longer buy Scandinavic Aromatic pipe tobacco in Melbourne
Australia. Can you please please help!


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From: ?????????????
Subject: (no subject)

Trying to locate retail outlet for Edgeworth    Sluiced Tobacco---Live in NYC 
area. Any help appreciated

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From: ??????????????????????? (Hamzah Ramadan)
Subject: comment from pipes page

I have been smoking pipe since the last twenty five years and my advice to
any pipe smoker is to start with a good quality pipe and a good brand of
tobacco . Form ahving endless talks with freinds , i figured out that they
stopped smoking pipe after a shor period of time because they started the
art of smoking pipe by choosing a cheap quality pipe and a cheap auality
tobacco. Smoking pipe is rather cosstly is the smoker wants to do it
properly. I will not give any advices in this message regarding the kind of
tobaccoa dn the kind of pipes which I prefer most but in case any person is
interested in knowing I can give the advice on individual bases my E mail
is    ???????????????????????

Hamzah Ramadan
Manama - Bahrain

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


I am looking for help with a problem I am having with the city of
Philadelphia.  I am (was) planning on opening a pipe store in
phladelphia, I would be selling tobacco and tobacco products as well
as having a rather large selection of pipes which would be our
specialty.  There appears to be a city ordinance from years back (I do
not have specifics yet the city is mailng them to me) that prohibits
the sale of tobacco pipes i the city of phialdephia.  AS a result of
this there is presently only one store which sells pipe which was
opend years ago before they passed the ordinance and therefore are an
exception.  But this is prohibiting me from opening an otherwise
totally legal business.  I feel that this ordinance is unjust and I am
inquiring where and how to get support to fight this ordinance and
questions ist legality.  If you have any information or you know of
anyone who you feel could help with with this either let me know or
forward this email to them.  Thank you in advance.  Pipes are not a
bad thing?

Don Baumann
University of Pennsylvania

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

Dear Readers,

I am a poor man with cheap pipes and but scant knowledge of pipe
models, brands, and numbers. My pipes (the ones I have with me on my
extended residence abroad) are as follows:

* Grabow "Golden Duke"
* Big Ben "Ranger" (Holland) - a pocket pipe
* Country Club 302 (London)
* generic? 614 Antique Shell (Italy)
* Citydeluxe 135 (London)

Would any more knowledgeable reader be able and willing to fill in the
gaps on other than the first pipe - with which I am already of course
familiar? For instance, the one says only TASMAN on the bowl and has
no other writing of any sort anywhere. Who made it, and is "TASMAN" a
particular style? Are Citydeluxe and Country Club subsidiaries of
other companies? Etc. Any information to quell my curiosity will be
happily appreciated.

-- Daniel DiGriz

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

One of the grandest aromas I have ever noticed lies on the bindings of
my fatherly old Bishop's books. Being both a Churchman and an
Academic, his house - as I remember it - was virtually a walk-in
library. Nothing is quite like the mixture of frankincense and Black
Cavendish that permeates the pages of many a rare and elusive volume
there, so that one had almost rather smell than read what lies
within. The one aroma drew from the censer used to venerate Orthodox
ikons, the other from the pipes that are only unlit at such exalted
moments, so that the place was always 'abillow' in smoke, either of
the flesh or of the spirit, or the heavens or of the earth. The two,
however, do seem complimentary: To smell tobacco on books of prayer,
and be aware of the smoke of prayer on all manner of books, the two
scents finely interwoven, is like knowing, as one sits down to a pipe
and a read, that life is all of a piece - that it is meant to be this

Whil abroad I began smoking Latakia and noted that mysteriously it
drew out some wistful memories of late-night chats in comfortable
leather legal chairs about artillery and tsars and saints and of eager
explorations of the gothic library of my mentor's study (for that's
what the whole place was), grimoires, gargoyles, and all, until
finally I made the connection. Somehow Latakia when blended with a
moisty black cavendish, approximates the mixture that filled those
wonderful times. An Eastern flavor not unlike incense and a rich
earthy tar that whispers 'Old Virginnie". Now, that is my preferred
smoke, especially when settling down to read, and it is complimented
often by a plain black tea.

That a tobacco, these days widely thought to be the heart of hygenic
crime and impurity, can refresh so vividly the memories of one's
favorite and best times, can bring them back as spectral accompaniment
that makes the old books present among the new, so that a small
library seems large, the old talks present among the later, so that
one's companions are always many, is surely an inestimable advantage
to smoking.

-- Daniel DiGriz
   South Korea

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From: ???????????????????
Subject: David Rodriguez/re-humidify tobacco

Hello Mr. Rodriguez,

I have read your mail in the P.D. about dry tobacco and how
to re-humidify the tobacco.
I take a thin slice of an apple and put this slice with the
tobacco in the zip-loc bag.
Some friends of mine spraying a littlebit of whiskey or red
wine over the tobacco, try it if you like the taste.

With best regards.

Uli from Germany

P.S: Thank you Steve for your great work.

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

I just moved to Paris (to escape writing bad TV in Hollywood, but
thats another story). To celebrate I decided to buy some pipes. Now I
hadn't been smoking much the last few years but something about moving
here has rekindled(sic) my desire for pipe culture. It occurs to me
that perhaps cigars are more for the young and pipes for the mature?
Well, anyway, I discovered this great world of internet sales and
trading and I wanted to thank all the great people Ive had the
pleasure of dealing with these last few weeks. Mike Penix of Mike's
Pipes (I got a great GBD), Marty Pulver at Sherlock's Haven, a
genuinly nice guy (a neat Castello with a green mouthpiece...no
accounting for taste, huh?!), the guys at Fine Old Briars (a AAA
Wilmer), Matt Hays (a great TVF Barling), Bob Hamlin (Dunhill, Ashton,
and a Sasieni 4Dot...and a mess of tobacco), Brent Porter (a Dunhill),
and two new pipes; one from Steve Weiner (who has terrific stuff and
needs more attention!) and Peter Matzhold in Austria.  Also the great
folks at Cornell & Diehl. All have been so exceptionally patient (with
a neurotic pipe buyer prone to changing his mind) and pleasant that I
wanted to give them all an official thank you. I shudder if I think
too hard on how much money I spent, then again I can think of no
better way to have spent it.

There is one thing I would love to have discussed more and that is how
to age one's tobacco?  If tinned is it better left unopened? If not
tinned then what is the proper way to store?  Thanks again and thanks
to Pipe Digest my new favortie read.  Sincerly JS

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

a second post, but a short one. I have an old Caminetto and wondered
if anyone might be able to tell me the year. Its a full bend oom paul
except flat on the bottom so its really a full bend sort of poker or
stack. It is stamped Caminetto business, K9,and I think a
"1"...although it could be "/1" or even 71....hard to read...and on
the other side; HAND MADE IN ITALY, CUCCIAGO (Co.)  Thats it, and the
mustache is gold. thanks JS

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From: "Gary Breylinger" <??????????????????>
Subject: BMWs

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Dear Steve,
    Just read the latest Digest.  It's always interesting and 
informative.  I certainly appreciate your fine effort on it, and work 
for the good of us pipe people in general.
    Am happy to learn that you are a rider.  Have just finished 
restoration of a 1957 R26 and am riding it on our Oregon Chapter, 
Antique Motorcycle Club of Amer. four day run there next week.  It is my 
newest bike of 15: the two oldest are a '14 Indian twin and a '14 
Excelsior Twin, and range up from there.  Two Scotts, Velo, RE, Sunbeam, 
'36 Sport Scout, '19 Power Plus, etc.  You might enjoy checking out the 
AMCA web page.
    Best regards, Gary

[Wow! Now _that_ sounds serious. -S.]

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From: ?????????????????????? (Stefano Toria)
Subject: Re: BMWMOA rally

Hey Steve! I didn't know you have a BMW bike. So now it's three things
we have in common (name, pipes and bike- I have a R80).

In Italian we have a say that goes "La classe non e' acqua" ("Class is
not water") :-)

All the best


Stefano Toria <???????????????>
Rome, Italy

[Besides an Italian last name... -S.]

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From: Psaume 133 <???????????????????>
Subject: RE: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999

I haven't been in Montreal for many years now, but there used to be a very
well known pipe maker there. I believe in the shadow of the Queen Elizabeth
Hotel downtown. I think the name was Jensen... but it's been about 20 

[Erik Plourde]   In fact, the pipe makers you were reffering to are two 
brothers named Blatter. Their shop / store is still located near the QE 
Hotel, on President Kennedy street, near Bleury st. I own a few of their 
creations and I've been enjoying them a lot. Really good craftmanship.

Smoke in Peace,

Erik Plourde,
Quebec city, Canada

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From: "FF Piber" <??????????????????????????>
Subject: BBB address

In PD #263 mr. Fred Startz in Indonesia asks for the address of BBB
(Britain's Best Briars)  BBBs are still very popular in Denmark and we have
quite a few in the shop. From an old catalog we have the following address:

Adolph Frankau & Co. Ltd.
Leigh Cliff Building,
Leigh Cliff Road,
Essex SS19 1DL
Phone: Southend-on-Sea (0702) 72344/5/6

Best regards, FF Piber
500 pipes at Danish prices www.wwi.dk/priv/ff

[Thanks; I've made an entry in the Resource Guide. If someone can
confirm that the address is still valid, plese drop me a line. -S.]

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From: "David Mize" <?????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999

> To prevent the development of this sulphur-oxide:
> Keep your pipes from direct sunlight. I like them, properly lined up in
> piperacks. But, it doesn't do them any good. I like to look at my pipes,
> but even more to have a good smoke from them. So, they are confined to a
> drawer for the moment.
> I am thinking of making or buying some kind of cupboard/cabinet, were I
> can put my pipes and piperacks, away from direct sunlight

UV-blocking glass is available, and widely used in picture framing of
sensitive items. I'm sure it could be found in sizes suitable for making
cabinent doors and such. It *is* a bit expensive, though.

David Mize  ?????????????
Pickerington, Ohio

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From: Earl Needham <???????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999

At 09:00 AM 7/12/99 -0700, Pipes Digest sent:
>		  Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999

	You wanna know what's WEIRD?

	Last night, around 9 PM, I almost wrote asking about the
	Digest to see if I had missed one!  <G>


Earl Needham, KD5XB    mailto : ???????????????
Clovis, New Mexico	DM84jk N34d 25.446 W103d 12.700 (or so)

[That's WiErD, Earl! -S.]

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From: "Paul Grabow" <???????????????????????????>
Subject: Fw: Legend of Dr. Grabow Pipes

Dear Steve,

A recent search of the Internet produced Pipes Digest Article: 244.021
(from Doug Allen) regarding the legend of Dr. Grabow.  This is to provide
an accurate accounting of Dr. Grabow and the origin of the Dr. Grabow
pipes. Your help in "setting the record straight" would be greatly

Dr. Grabow Pipes are named after Dr. Paul E. Grabow (my deceased
Grandfather), a general-practitioner physician formerly with an office on
the northeast corner of Fullerton and Halsted in Chicago.  His only
surviving son at this time is Mr. Milford Paul Grabow (my Uncle) who still
lives in Chicago.  Dr. Grabow's other son (my Father, deceased in 1979) was
Dr. William S. Grabow, a dentist who practiced in Chicago and Evanston, IL.

Milford Grabow recently recounted details of the Dr. Grabow Pipe legend in
a letter to me as follows:

"To start from the beginning, the old homestead was on 2348 Seminary Ave.
(Chicago) before the De Paul University bought and tore down the whole area
to expand the campus.  Three doors north on 2400 Seminary Ave. (corner of
Fullerton) was Brown's Drug Store, one of the old fashion community Drug
stores that was popular of that area and was owned by Brown the Druggist.
 It had the usual ice cream counter and wire chairs and tables to serve
sodas and sundaes.  My Father became fast friends with his fishing buddy
the Druggist.  Most every weeknight after dinner while Mom did the dishes,
Pop would visit Mr. Brown in the back room of the store and they would have
weighty discussions about world events, fishing, politics, sports, etc.
while smoking their pipes.   One block west on Fullerton on the corner of
Racine was the large pipe factory owned by Mr. Linkman.  Mr. Linkman, when
he wasn't too busy, would join the other two in their bull sessions and the
three became fast friends.

It was during one of their nightly sessions that Mr. Linkman mentioned that
he was coming out with a new pipe containing some innovated improvements
and was looking for a name for it.  He thought if it contained a Doctor's
name it would probably sell better so he asked my Father if he would mind
if he could use the Dr. Grabow name as he liked the sound of it.  My Father
liked the idea and was flattered to have a pipe named after him.  So Mr.
Linkman used the Dr. Grabow name without any formal agreement but just a
friendly understanding."

As a child in the 1940's and 1950's, I remember how Grandpa loved to smoke
his Dr. Grabow pipes.  The pipes were generously provided to him at no cost
by Mr. Linkman, apparently part of the friendly understanding.  Dr. Paul E.
Grabow died of natural causes in 1965 at the ripe age of 97.  He had a very
rich and full life and I believe pipe smoking was good to him.  Through the
years I've enjoyed watching the growth of the Dr. Grabow Pipes and sharing
Grandpa's legend with the curious.

Paul W. Grabow (?????????????????????????)
137 Ball Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

[Wow! Thanks for the neat story! -S.]

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From: "Clive Humm" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Kaywoodie overscrew

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

Further to the posting in the last issue, I tried using a paper shim (a
post-it note was exactly the right thickness) but it became horribly gungy
very quickly.  I can't be faffing around cutting up post-its every time I
want to smoke my Kaywoodie and being a fussy blighter, it really annoys me
when the bowl cants to one side while I'm smoking it.  Can anyone suggest a
permanent (non-destructive) cure - or the address of a repairman who can
fix the problem properly?

In case you were wondering, the "destructive" cure that was suggested to me
was to distort the thread with an automatic centre-punch.  In more skilled
hands than mine, it might work.  Maybe...

Happy pipesmoking!


Click on this link to view my website.

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From: (no address given)
Subject: posting from pipes page

Why do so many pipe smokers feel as though they need to apologize or
make some excuse for why they smoke Kaywoodie pipes. Kaywoodie is a
great old name in American pipes. It was the pipe of choice for our
Fathers and Grand Fathers, and Kaywoodie adds in old Life and Saturday
Evening Post magazines always caught my eye and helped to shape my
positive view of the pipe smoking family man. Kaywoodie made and
continues to make nice (in some cases really nice) pipes. The quality
is equal to comparably priced English makes such as GBD and Jobey. Why
is it that every time we see that a product is made in the "old World"
it's in some way superior. It's not necessarily the case. We make some
damn nice things here in the US, so lets quit being so hard on
ourselves. Smoke you Kaywoodie with pride, there nice pipes. My second
point is really just another pipe smoker's endorsment of R.C. Hackers
"The Ultimate Pipe Book". What an indespesible rescource, I urge all
pipe smokers to immediately obtain a copy. You'll be glad you did. One
thing I can never figure out is why he devoted an entire 17 page
chapter to "Pipe Smoking Woman" and placed it smack in the middle of
the book where it is virtualy unavoidable. I say this because it is a
subject which I could care less about and believe could have been
thoroughly covered in a paragraph. Woman are certainly capable of, and
are welcome to, smoke pipes but if the numbers of men who smoke pipes
is so miniscule to say, cigerette smokers, how much more minute must
the numbers of woman be. For this Hacker devotes 17 pages? I can't be
the only guy out there who perpetualy skips that chapter. I fully
expect criticsism for questioning the need for a "chapter for the
ladies" oh well, I really don't intend prejudicial offense. I think
it's perfectly fine if a woman enjoys pipe smoking. I have nothing
against it or woman. Some of my very best friends have been woman. My
Mother was a woman. As for Pipe smoking woman, I've heard, much like
the Abomidable Snowman, that they do exist but you'll probably never
find yourself face to face with one.

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From: Antti Kalliokoski <?????????????>
Subject: Reply to Lance Sang (Pipes Digest)

Dear Steve,

Here is my reply to Lance Sang in P.D. #263:

"OP" stands for "Occhio di Perniche", i.e. "bird's eye" in English. I
believe "perniche" literally is a bird called partridge (Perdix Perdix) in
English, but I am sure our Italian friends will correct me if I am wrong.

I have a Radice also, but it is only a "Clear F". A great puffer it is!
My only real "OP" is a Castello Collection "KKKK", which normally should
mean "fiammata" (straight grain) when speaking of Collections but in this
case it is an "occhio di perniche". Thus a rare bird.

Mellow puffs and dry ashes!
my private pipe page in English

(P.S. Steve, as you see, I am still alive! ;)
"Participating in the list from the days of 800 members")

[Glad to hear it, Antti! -S.]

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From: Ian Augustus <????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: help if you can

<< Could it be that the tobacco has dried out too much (it has lost a 
lot of it's smell when I open the bags) or did something happen to my 
pipe? Do I need some pipe sweetener or something? >>

I would think that your pipe has probably gone sour.  This happens 
fairly often enough if you have only one pipe that you some with some 
frequency.  For the first six months I smoked a pipe I only had one 
pipe and it went sour every few months.  The tobacco could very well 
indeed be the culprit, but I'm willing to bet that it's the pipe 
itself.  Here's an inexpensive way to sweeten a pipe that's gone sour:

     1.  Take your pipe tool and scrape out any loose particles.  It's 
         usually best to pare down the carbon cake while you're at it.

     2.  Pour salt into the bowl (non-iodized is the best; ordinary 
         table salt will do, however).  Then, using an eyedropper or a 
         small funnel, pour rubbing alcohol into the bowl until the 
         salt is wet all the way through.  Be very careful not to get 
         any on the outside of the bowl, especially if your pipe is 
         finished with wax instead of a varnish.

     3.  Do the same with the shank.  Let it sit for a whole day.

     4.  You'll notice the salt it quite hard and a dark brown.  Using 
         the pick on your pipe tool, break the solidified salt and 
         scoop as much out as possible.  Then use a pipe cleaner and 
         get all the remaining crystals out.  You'll want to soak a few 
         cotton swabs in rubbing alchol and swab the inside of the bowl 
         and shank out to remove any remaining salt residue.

     5.  You ought to let the pipe dry out for a day or so, as the 
         water in the rubbing alcohol takes a while to vacate the wood 
         in your pipe.  After that, the pipe should taste as good as 
         new.  :)

Of course, the best way to prevent your pipe from going sour is to let 
it rest between smokes (a good excuse to buy another one!) and be sure 
to thoroughly clean it immediately after each smoke with a 
stiff-bristled pipe cleaner.  I've found that good cleaning habits have 
a great deal to do with the quality of smoke a pipe will afford.  

               Happy smoking!

               Ian Augustus

|                    Niagara Falls, N.Y.                       |
|  Ian Augustus                    www.travel.to/loch_lasalle  |
|  President Pro-Tempore, 1999           ????????????????????  |
|      Listowner and Moderator, BRIARS-L Discussion List       |

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

I am in search of a Peterson Killarney Bulldog.  Can anyone suggest a
source?  Thanks for your time. 

Randy D. Hogue

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From: Jim Godron <??????????????????>
Subject: Vulcanite stems and "out of time" screw in stems

 I just read the most recent edition of the Digest and it was, as always,
extremely interesting. I noticed that there were several posts about
oxidation on vulcanite stems. I have been working with pipes as a hobby
for many years and have noticed this problem more recently than in the
past. The way I control oxidation is very simple and works surprisingly
well. After buffing the stem I coat it with a heavy coat of extra virgin
olive oil and then buff that off with a different wheel (one only used
for the olive oil buffing stage). This leaves the stem only slightly more
matte than the regular polishing but it won't oxidize for quite a while.
Any wax that is applied to the stem will discolor as soon as it gets wet,
and the stem will oxidize very quickly. The other question I noticed
dealt with screw in stems that were &quot;out of time&quot; ( not lined
up properly when tight). The way I resolve this problem is with the
little self adhesive reinforcements used for notebook paper. They are
about the right thickness alone, or can be used in combination with metal
shims or another paper &quot;washer&quot;. The advantage is that because
they are self adhesive they stay put, and because they are paper they are
easy to trim to size. I hope this is of interest to the Digest members
and I can be reached by e-mail if there are any questions.

For repeated and unredressed attacks on the constitutional liberties of
the humble will tend to destroy the foundations supporting the
constitutional liberties of everyone.=A0 The test of the moral quality of a
civilization is its treatment of the weak and powerless.
FRANK, J United States ex rel. Caminito v Murphy, 222 F2d 689, 706

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From: ??????????????????????
Subject: 1. Pipe Problem [Vulcanite Stem]  2. Visit to England


This responds to the posting by Peter Melchior in PD #263 regarding
oxidation in Vulcanite stems.  In terms of solutions to this problem,
my own (superficial) research agrees with his conclusion that pipes
should be kept out of direct sunlight.  However, I am not sure that
keeping them in a drawer or closet is such a good idea, from the point
of view that this (it seems to me) would inhibit the air circulation
necessary for them to air out and dry out between smokes.  The
compromise that I practice is to keep my pipes in an area of my house
that is not subject to direct sunlight (i.e., sunlight falling
directly on them), although there is of course the ambient daylight.

I, too, have had problems with Vulcanite oxidation.  As a partial
solution, my experience seems to indicate that a product called Briar
Pipe Wipe is worthy of consideration for use by readers of Pipes
Digest.  This product can be used both on the bowl of the pipe and on
the stem, and one of the claims of the manufacturer is that it retards
oxidation.  It was Jim Cooke who, some eighteen months ago, suggested
that I use Briar Pipe Wipe "religiously", as a solution (or at least
an ameliorant) to the problem of Vulcanite oxidation.  I have done so,
using it after each smoke.  For those pipes that I smoke infrequently,
I have applied some Briar Pipe Wipe on an occasional basis.  So far,
the results have been very satisfactory, or so it seems to me.  It is
my impression that this product is not widely known, but the most
recent issue of Pipes and Tobaccos contains an advertisement for it.

While I'm on line, I thought I would share with readers of PD a very
pleasant experience that I had on a recent trip to England.  Upon my
arrival there, I called the Ashton pipe factory in Romford to arrange
for a visit, and to purchase my first Ashton.  My reasons for wishing
to purchase one transcend the usual ones of fine craftsmanship,
excellent smoking qualities, etc.  I am in a sense, although an
American, something of an honorary "local boy" in Romford, as my
in-laws live only a short distance away and, indeed, my wife was born
in Old Church Hospital, which is just across the street from the
industrial estate where the Ashton pipe factory is located.

I was received most courteously by Bill Ashton-Taylor himself.  We
selected a bowl that corresponded to my requirements, and in the
course of the next hour or so I had the great pleasure of watching him
create a beautiful Ashton Sovereign, of which I am now the proud
posessor.  Needless to say, this was a highpoint of my trip!!!!  :-)

Finally, many thanks to you, Steve, for your excellent work as editor
of PD!!!!!

                                         Chuck Ziegler

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

Does anyone know of a good pipe shop or tobacconist in Singapore?
We're going to be there in a few weeks and I thought I'd give myself
an excursion.  Thanks, A.J. Hope

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From: "phd.international" <????????????????????????????>
Subject: [Fwd: Clay Pipe Collection]

November 1999 will see this Portsea Island Clay Pipe Collection Sold!

Visit the site find out more about the clays.....!

If you are not interested in owning this collection but have any
information regarding the clay pipes contained, please Email me.

Don't delay.....................



Please feel free to forward this email to any interested parties!


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From: ????????????????
Subject: Old Pipe Identification, Photo File Names

Thank you for taking the time to help.  I copied the photos to my 
members.aol.com:/tmhpower location.  I hope that will allow you to see them.  
This is the first time for me to show a picture that is not an attachment to 
an Email. let me know if I need to find out more information for you to be 
able to access the photos.  
Regards, Tom

p.s. Pictures are named photo1.jpg and photo1A.jpg

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

Dear Pipe Smokers:
                   I have the following items on my web site! Pipe Repair 
estate pipes, Chat Room!!!
                            Matt Chipman

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From: "Welland Simon" <?????????????????>
Subject: Sinya Mine

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would be much obliged if you could give me any information on the =
Sinya Mine operation on the Tanzania/Kenya Border. I understand the =
workings were closed down in the 1950's, but remain interested having =
recently visited the mine (now Derelict). Do you, or any of your =
subscribers have any information on this mine and it's connection with =
the meeschaum pipe industry? I would be grateful to hear.

Best Regards

Simon Welland

Land Matters LTD
P.O. Box: 63308
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel & Fax: 254-2-521297
e-mail: ?????????????????

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From: Zaryyab <???????????????????>
Subject: info needed

hi there,

please i need some information  which i have not been able to find on
the net.

i am a commercial importer of consumer items in pakistan,
i am interested in importing ERINMORE tobacco but cannot  find their
site or link please if you can provide me with there contact details.

it would be highly appreciated.

thanking you in advance.


zaryyab khalid
for mega resources inc.

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From: "Michael McCormick" <?????????????????????????>
Subject: Mike McCormick's Pipes and Wood


        I recently moved my website from xoom's server to =

Thank you=20
Michael A. McCormick

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From: "Marc R. Eisenbarth" <???????????????????????>
Subject: Breaking it in...

Howdy All!	
	I am a college student at Baylor University and have been
smoking for about two years.  I have recently aquired a Peterson Pipe
of the Year 1996 brand new and am in the process of breaking it in. I
have a few questions regarding this process. I have heard two schools
of thought on the proper process for breaking in a new non-carbonized
pipe.  One, the smoke about 1/4-1/5 of a bowl about 8-9 times in order
to ensure that the bottom of the bowl becomes fully carbonized, and
then to fill it up to the brim and smoke as usual. On the other hand,
the mantra of many smokers is "never smoke a partial bowl." Which
process is "correct?" Also, this pipe was broken in using the first
method above, and the bowl gets unbearibly hot when I smoke a full
bowl!! I smoke Peterson, Dunhill, and Larsen brands primarily and have
been smoking Peterson's Old Dublin exclusively in this pipe. It get
rotated and smoked about every three days for one bowl, and then
religiously cleaned afterwards with Maker's Mark and a good pipe
cleaner. It takes about a hour and a half to smoke a full bowl in this
pipe. Any suggestions or things I might be doing wrong that causes
this pipe bowl to become so hot?  This is the only pipe in my
collection that is behaving this way, and I would greatly appreciate
any feedback.

-Marc Eisenbarth

[As long as most of the bowl has about a millimeter of cake, it
shouldn't be smoking that hot.  Try systemnatically varying your
packing technique or tobacco. -S.]

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

I have a few points to this note, first off I would like to complement your
page and newsletter!  Second I would like to have the email address to
which I am subscribed changed over to this one (from ?????????????????) and
finally a quick question for the keepers of wisdom.  I recently purchased
my first smooth finished pipe (I have had "rough" ones before... not sure
of the exact terminology- just the natural briar appearance).  Anyway, this
pipe is a wonderful Peterson but the bowl seems to get a bit hotter than
the other two that I have.  Is this something that is normal or am I
screwing something up along the way?


[Well, at least you're not alone... -S.]

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

Has anyone seen or heard of a McKenzie or McKennsey pipe tobacco, sold
(at least a year or two ago) in 12oz bags at some supermarkets? Among
the blends that sold for roughly $8.50 per bag was a lovely moist 100%
Black Cavendish.

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

Hi again Steve;

This is my third posting and I don't mean to over use the privledge
but I did want to ask something.

I hear a lot about (on home pages especailly for pipe makers) about
this or that kind of briar. One advertises how great Algerian is,
another Italian, another Corsican, or Greek, etc.  What IS the
difference and the characteristics of each. Or is there a difference??

Also, just an observation; the tobacco companies (for pipe tobaccos)
have adopted in their advertising, almost across the board, a tone of
"olde English", as if they were all still working in the colonies,
that it's still 1820, or 1720 even. It becomes a little embarrasing
when reading what different blends are like and so forth. It's always
something that will "take one back to the Plantation", or "evokes the
streets of London beneath the gas lights..", or "the same blend as my
great, great grandfather smoked on the clipper ships of Jamestown..."
well, you get the idea. It's odd how that seems to appeal to a lot of
people (or does it?) when they think of pipe smoking. Harkening back
to some imagined idylillic world of pre-industrial society when things
were simpler etc.  Anyway, maybe it's time to bring pipe smoking into
the 21st Century, and close down the silly pretense that everyone's
company is somehow not corporate or part of the world we live in. Just
an opinion. Thanks, and I love the Digest, and have just about read
ALL the back issues!  regards, JS

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

Smokers Paradise !!  Just came back from 10 days in Buenos Aires.
Beautiful city.  Friendly people.  Great restaurants.  And best of
all, smoking is accepted in most establishments.  Of say, 30
restaurants we visited only 1 banned pipes & cigars and only 1 other
relegated cigar smokers to another room.  Argentines are smokers and
proper ventilation allows them and their non-smoking confreres to
share the same space amicably.

Furthermore, pipe and cigar shops can be found all over the city
although the main local pipemaker, Cassano, is quite a distance from
downtown and makes shopping difficult since they accept only cash.

So go if you can but avoid VASP airlines.  We think VASP means Violate
All Service Practices.  They committed all the usual "sins" including
unannounced stops, delays that were 3 times as long as scheduled,
etc. They also added a few innovations such as telling us to file a
false police report about a "lost" ticket to cover a mistake one of
their agents made.

You'll enjoy BA if you like your pipe, tobacco, great wines, super
food, and a welcoming atmosphere.

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From: "Nanosh J. Lucas" <????????????????????>
Subject: re: Pulvers' Prior Briar

Hi Steve;

Nanosh Lucas here, from Pulvers' Prior Briar.

I was hoping to broadcast on the Pipes Digest our new email notification

To be notified of changes on the Pulvers' Prior Briar Website:
(namely pipe updates)

simply email: "???????????????"

with instructions to add to the notification list.

I am aware that this is an ad, however much I try to convince myself it
is also a public service announcement.  So if you feel that it would be
innapropriate, then pretend like I never said anything...

Please let me know either way,

Take care,


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

Dear Steve:

In June, I purchased one of the Pipes & Tobacco Magazine 1999 Pipes
made by J.T. & D. Cooke.  I decided on a sandblast finish ($280) vs. a
smooth finish due primarily to Cooke's reputation of producing very
high quality sandblasts.  This was a birthday present (to me) and I
had to really sell myself on this kind of indulgence.

I can tell you that I have not been disappointed.  There was really no
break-in required.  I filled the pipe with Frog Morton, lit up, puffed
lightly, and enjoyed all the way to the bottom.  Also, the blast on my
pipe is fantastic (very deep and craggy) and the quality of
workmanship is the best I have seen and certainly owned. There is no
annoying "gurgle" at all, and the bowl has begun to form a nice even
cake.  I don't mean to sound like an advertisement, as I have no
connection to the magazine (other than subscriber) or pipemaker.

I wonder if any others have purchased one and what their experiences
have been.  Also, does anyone know if this P & T pipe offer has been

I look forward to receiving some feedback.

Bill Taylor

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From: ???????????????????? (JJ)
Subject: tobacco trails

Tobacco Trails

By Jersey Joe

[a mature twist on the tired old, "How I Spent my Summer Vacation"]

It has been a long time, perhaps too long a time, since I've had a true
tobacco odyssey   I vowed to rectify that this summer. I was particularly
determined to locate some Frog Morton on the Hollow, if only for the cool
tin, but alas, that was not to be.  Since I was going camping just outside
Brattleboro, Vermont anyway, I decided to add a smoky twist to the trip. To
aid in this adventure, I checked the adds in Pipe Magazine, and got the
phone numbers  for tobacconists along my route. 

An overcast Monday morning brought me to Burlington, Vt., where the yellow
pages gave me the address of  Howie's Humidor. Good thing I took this
sensible approach, as opposed to driving around assuming it would show up
somewhere. For even with the address on Williston Road, this little shop is
well hidden in a strip mall which runs perpendicular to the road way. Sure,
there is I sign, a blue neon one which reads simply, "Cigars, Coins." There
was no address on the building, but I took a chance. Once inside, the
unmistakable natural aroma of cigar told me I must be in the right place, or
at least a reasonable substitute. A man, who I latter learned was Bob,
brother of Howie, [nice when there really is someone behind the name]
welcomed me and showed me the selection of  Butera's tobacco. I decide on a
tin of Latakia No. 2 and one of Sweet Cavendish. He also had a selection of
Aston's, and I went with Black Parrot. Since they're all in vacuum tins, I
resisted the urge to crack one immediately. Will probably save them till fall. 

We drive on to southern Vermont, and as we do so, the clouds darken and it
begins to rain. Did I say `rain'? I meant pour, teaming down water which
makes it difficult to drive. As we near Brattleboro, the rain lets up, and
we're able to set up camp. No sooner do we do so, however, then the rains
return once more. Undaunted, and with the scent of  tobacco in my nostrils,
I suggest a trip over to Keene, N. H., where resides the Colony Mill
Marketplace, in which I remember there was a tobacco store. Through the rain
we go. Sure enough, Marketplace News and Tobacco is still there, and on one
of the shelves is an old friend. Some tins of Three Nuns, "None Nicer" wait
just for me. I momentarily lapse into nostalgia, as the face of an old
college chum passes though my mind. Al Brown, wherever he is now, introduced
my to this swirled packed blend some thirty years ago. I take a tin and then
a chance. They have some of their own blends, so I get a bit of their "Lucky
Lennie" and "Irish Cream". That night, with the rains subsided, I sit in the
open and try each. They both smoke smooth and cool, and the wife reports
that they smell wonderful. Think I prefer "Lucky" to the "Irish," but time
will tell for sure. 

The next day is spent wandering about and through Brattleboro, but other
than some drug stores with the standard fare of Captain blacks and the like,
nothing interesting is discovered. 

On Thursday we trek down to Northampton, Mass., where Aurora Borealis
awaits. Again, armed with the phone number, I make the journey much simpler.
Couldn't find a phone book, but at least the pay phone worked. This shop,
located on the north end of Main Street, would never be mistaken for a
tobacco shop. From the window it looks more like a ladies' notions boutique,
with soaps, lotions and the like adorning the window. And, the first few
steps inside only confirm this assessment. However, slowly from the rear
emerges the fragrance of tobacco and cigars. For there is found an
incredibly large humidor with a monstrous selection of cigars, tinned
tobaccos and house blends.  No, no Frog Morton, but there are tins of
various W. O. Larsen's tobaccos. I decide on their "Old Fashion Pipe
Tobacco." Then from the house blends I get samples of "Black Cavendish" [
and I do mean black!], and two stronger blends, "Toasted Cavendish" and "Red
Lion English. "  I figured my search for this day was done, so we stroll
around the town, have some coffee, do the multi-boutiques route, and get
ready to leave when I stumble upon a blast form the past.

Almost hidden on the main drag by its dusty foggy window is an old time
smoke shop, with wall to wall smoke stuff, much of which is covered in
layers of dust. And, he has a supply of something else I had not seen in a
long while- good old Theodorous Niemeyer"s Flying Dutchman. Again I hearken
back to my college days, when for a treat I would walk to the far end of the
village where that drugstore had FD in the old round tins. The memory of
those thins strands of this tobacco dangles before me. This time it is in a
pouch, but it will do. The proprietor tells me that he had been unable to
get it for a long time, but now it's back.  

That evening, the Red Lion is tested, and it is not for the faint of heart
or breath. This is one overpowering smoke, with little aroma. Ii is so
strong that I end up keeping it in a jar within the tobacco cabinet for fear
of it molesting  the others. The "Toasted" is a less bold version, and
perhaps a better choice for someone branching out in the stronger blends. 

Alas, all good things come to an end, and so did my odyssey. But, the
tobaccos sit safely in my cabinet, and as I work my way through them, the
memories of this trip will be revisited. And, in a couple of weeks, I'll be
heading down to Lake Placid to visit With Pipe and Book and restock my
supply of their glorious Adirondac Mixture. Who knows what other hidden gems
await me? 

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From: "P. Grover Cleveland" <???????????????>
Subject: Peterson Mark Twain

I heve been looking without result for a Peterson Mark Twain pipe (not
the gold-banded version). Can anyone help me in this quest? None of the
"estate pipe" folks seem to have one in their current list of offerings.

P. Grover Cleveland
Managing Director and Station Porter
Llareggub & District Light Railway
Penn Valley, California, USA
"Trenau yn gardd - boddlonrwydd"

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From: "fede" <??????????????>
Subject: a letter from a young-Italian-pipe-smoker

Dear Mr. Masticola,

I'm an Italian young man and I've started smoking pipe the last January. =
Before I smoked cigarettes, but I've decided to change because I've =
started suffering from asthma and inhaling is a bad thing for me.=20

The first months I smoked cigarettes and pipe, but now I've decide for =
pipe. It's really another thing! First of all less expensive; [I smoke =
50 gr. ameek ca.] but also more relaxing, and more tasty.

I find very natural to smoke my pipe, but obviously I'm still very very =
ignorant about this "art". As a matter of fact I've broken a Savinelli, =
a gift of a friend of mine, and probably because of my inaccuracy; [wth =
the stem]; I prefer tight pipes [is it correct?] but now I'm  smoking a =
bent [?] one. I prefer the tight ones [also for aesthetical reasons], =
but I'm still a very young pipe-smoker soI don't no in the future...[I'd =
like to try with a meerschaum...]

I've read a FAQ in pipes.org and there I've found your address; I would =
be greatly indebted to you for  enjoing your list; is it possible?

Thanks in advance,
and sorry for my English...

Federico Riva

P. S.=20

My dentist said me that pipe-smoking is very danegrous for my teeth; is =
it true?=20

P. P. S.

I attach to this letter a recent photo of mine, in Rome, with my  - =
roman - pipe.[Fincato].

[Sorry, I had to delete the photo. -S.]

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From: "Dr. Ben Irvin" <????????????????>
Subject: C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Tampers.htm

This is my website. I am very green at this business, and could use any =
suggestions on how to market my pipe Tampers. I am a Crow Indian living =
on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. All my tampers are hand carved =
from Flathead Cheer Wood near my home. I have been making tampers for =
over thirty years for friends. Recently my health does not allow me to =
do my usual work and I'm trying to develop this new work to make a =
living. Thank you for your considerations.
                                    Dr. Ben F. Irvin
                                    (406) 675-8340=20


[Sorry, Ben, I had to delete the photo.  Please see the notes in the
header. And, unfortunately, C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Tampers.htm is a file
path, not a URL, so no one but you can see the photo. -S.]

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

At last, a place where you are not viewed, at best, with tolerant
amusement for smoking a pipe.

This is my first time posting to Pipes so . . . . My name is Mark
Maxfield, I'm 38 and I live in north central Massachusetts (yes, the
Communist State of Massachusetts).  Although I was given a beautiful
pipe almost 10 years ago, it's only recently that I've begun smoking
in earnest.  I was a victim of poor smoking habits, and experienced
'tongue bite' every time I lit up, without fail.  Then, by chance (if
there is such a thing) I stumbled into a news/tobacco shop in
Manchester, NH.  On a whim, since I had a few bucks in my pocket, I
purchased a second pipe, an Aldo Velani, bent, calabash shape, with a
sandblast finish.  Again by chance??, I saw RC Hackers 'The Ultimate
Pipe Book', which I also purchased.  The joy of finding out that I was
not genetically incapable of enjoying my pipe is difficult to put into
words; whole new vistas opened up before me.  Then began a wanton
spree of pipe buying, all mid range ($50 - $75), without any real
thought given to anything other than 'does it look nice' and 'is it
comfortable in my hand'.  I acquired 14 more pipes this way, under the
principle of 'if 2 or 3 are good, lots are much better'.

I've been printing (yes, printing) the back issues of Pipes Digest to
read at my leisure.  I hope it's OK to mention a few things from past
issues . . .?

In digest #258 The question/comment came up of music to enjoy while
smoking.  Since music has been a passion for as long as I can
remember, I thought I'd throw a few thoughts out.  Depending on my
mood, the time of day, etc., different types of music seems to work
right.  Some of my favorites are Dave Brubeck's Jazz Impressions of
Eurasia or Jazz Impressions of the USA; in a similar (somewhat) vein
is Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire -- these 3 are not really contemplative
kinds of listening though.  At the other end of the spectrum I have
had some terrific evenings listening to Loreena Mckenitt's 3 newest
CD's - 'The Mask and Mirror', 'The Visit' and 'The Book of Secrets' --
she takes her lyrics from such diverse sources as 'Alfred Lord
Tennyson' and John of the Cross (Catholic mysticism), and her music,
like a fine tobacco, is a blend of many elements - Celtic,
Indian(India), Turkey, etc.  And finally, (have I rambled too long??),
in a more quiet, contemplative mood, are the various offerings of
R. Carlos Nakai (Native American flute)- his music seems written
specifically with pipe smokers in mind.

As you can see, I do love the sound of my own voice/sight of my own
words, so I'll go away now . . . . . pipes to clean, and the final
bowl of the day to smoke.


PS Steve - awesome job, thanks; I enjoy Jethro Tull too, but my 2 CD's
have disappeared.

PPS  Anyone in the Central Mass/Southern NH area interested in starting a pipe club?? - e-mail me.

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From: Harry Mahler <?????????????????>
Subject: Pipe Tobacco in Canada

I am looking for a bulk supplier of pipe tobacco in Canada.
Do you know of anyone?

Harry Mahler

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

I recently bought an unused, in-box, Parker Hardcastle, black
sandblasted full bent briar.  It seems like a nice pipe, but I am
unfamiliar with the maker.  Any idea of its value?

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From: ?????????????????
Subject: Antique Pipe

I don't know if you can help me or not.  I have a pipe that was owned by my
great grandfather. It has been used once or twice but as I recall it sat on
the plate rail of my grandmother's dining room.  My great grandfather came
from England and died in the late twenties.
The pipe is a carved head of a bull (red brown wood).  It has yellow glass
eyes with black pupils.  Through the nose of the bull is a small ring that
attaches to a small chain that attaches to to metal cover that fits over
the bowl of the pipe.
The stem of the pipe has some simulated ivory carving but is black and
looks like some sort of black moulded plastic or whatever they used back
then.  On the stem of the pipe there is a single letter "k" stamped into
it.  I tried to scan the computer pipe but the results were poor.
If you could give me any clues I would appreciate it.
Thanks. (I live in Toronto, Ontario)
Yours sincerely,
Brant Willis  email: ?????????????????

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

Besides PIMO, is there any other sources of pipemaking materials;
particularly vulcanite rods for custom stems.

[I think Mark Tinsky sells pipemaking materials. Please correct me if
I'm wrong. -S.]

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From: "Marcus Matzick" <??????????????>
Subject: pipe stems

    Any tips on tightening loose stems on my frequently smoked pipes?

[See the a.s.p. FAQ, http://www.pipes.org/asp_FAQ.html#3.3. -S.]

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From: "Tracy Jones" <??????????????????>
Subject: Pipe question

Would a Meerschaum pipe (not corncob) have been widely used in the US in the
early-mid 1800s?


Tracy Jones

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From: "Christopher Grant"<??????????????????>

The contact information for the Fellowship of the White Spot is no
longer valid.  800 number comes up invalid, and the e-mail address
bounces.  Does anyone have valid contact information?  Also Dunhill's
New York store says they no longer ship leaflets on their products. :(
Does anyone know if Dunhill plans on putting up a web site?  It seems
very hard to find inforation on what they carry without actually
flying to New York or London.  Any suggestions?  http://www.nwlink.com

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

Interested in pipes made by Sam Martin of North Little Rock, Ark.  Sam
carved during the 1980's and early 1990's.  He passed away in either
91 or 92.  If you have any Sam Martins that you are wanting to sell,
please contact me...1-870-856-4433 or by e-mail.  Dick

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From: "Craig Drehmel" <??????????????????????????????????????>
Subject: hello

hi there

I'm trying to brighten up the office and am wondering if you or anyone
out there would know where to find some art or photo places to shop that
are pipe oriented. thanks


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From: David M Rodriguez <?????????????????????????????>
Subject: Clarence Mickles ?


I have looked all over, but I have not been able to find any contact
information on Clarence Mickles.  Since you are part of the center of
the Pipe Universe, I was wondering if you might be able to help.  Can
you help ?




This communication is for informational purposes only.  It is not intended as
an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument
or as an official confirmation of any transaction, unless specifically agreed
otherwise. All market prices, data and other information are not warranted as
to completeness or accuracy and are subject to change without notice. Any
comments or statements made herein do not necessarily reflect those of
J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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

Hi there,

My name is Tony and i am from Holland.
I am a good pipe smoker. But now i am looking for a
big pipe. With a big pipe i mean a briar or a Bulldog model. Something with 
a big bowl and a big mouthstem. (ashton Magnum)
Can you tell me where i can find this monster pipes.
I hope you can tell me.



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From: "Robert Berner" <????????????????????????>

Steve: While on vacation I went to a wonderful pipe shop on Long Beach =
Island in New Jersey.
The name is:
Old Tyme Cigars and Tobacco Smoke Shop
213A North Bay Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ  08008

They have pipes, cigars, cases, cutters lighters, pipe tobacco and other =
Excellent store.

Thanks for the good work!

Bob Berner

['Bout 20 years ago, wasn't that a head shop? -S.]

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

Would like info on Janus or Jonas pipes. Beside the name, which is in
script, there is impressed "Made in Italy".

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From: Eric & Shelley Calley <??????????????????>
Subject: Our address

Hi Steve,
I do not have a URL yet,but should soon.The addresses for the stores are:

The Captain's Pleasure
124 N.Main St.
Concord,N.H. 03301
990 Elm St.
Manchester,N.H. 03101
  Thanks,Eric Calley

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

Do you know of any good pipe stores in Ohio?

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From: jim joy <???????????????????>
Subject: Brigham Pipes

I am attempting to get any information on BRIGHAM PIPES.

     I have three of these pipes which were purchased in Toronto
Canada, however I cannot find any dealers or other in the USA.

     I would appreciate any help and assistance which anyone might
afford me in finding out where to purchase these pipes.


Write back would you all?

Do You Yahoo!?
Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com

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

Gentleman and you ladies too-: My name is John F. Safranek and I'm a
51 year old pheasant hunter, fly fisherman, nurse, and teacher from
Puyallup and recently started smoking a pipe again after not having
smoked my pipe since 1969. I got hooked on cigs and smoked on and off
for 20 years. I guit the fags about eight years ago and am thankful I
did that. I am thouroughly enjoying my pipe smoking and only do
abought 3 bowls a day and love it. We have a Tinder Box here in
Puyallup at the South Hill Mall and Richard and David are very
knowledgeable about pipes and cigars and were a big help in getting me
going in the right direction. In the 60's I smoked a Kaywoodie bulldog
that I got at the local drug store and only smoked Flying
Dutchmen. Today I've got close to 20 pipes and mostly smoke my two
Dunhills, a 60's vintage Comoy from the Barkley Rex store, and a
Charatan. I got hooked on ebay and got most of my pipes from there,
much to my wife's dismay. I enjoy the Tinder Box selection of
aromatics but really love the English blends and latakia. I'm still
trying to find "my" blend and have'nt yet. By the way, does anybody
out there think that Laphroaig tastes abit like it has latakia in with
the peat they use to filter with? Also, what's with pipe smoking and
beards? I've had a beard for several years now, and it seems like all
the guys who write in have a beard. Something else that I've noticed
is, that when I travel, at the airports, nice looking women will come
and sit by me to smoke their cigs and start a discussion about how the
pipe reminds them of their fathers and grandfathers. I guess my
greybeard and hair has something to do with it too. Anybody in the
Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma area that is interested in joining a pipe
club, get in touch with David at the South Hill Mall Tinderbox. We're
putting one together and have 10 guys to start. As Drudge says, it's
developing. Good luck to all you pipe smokers out there and keep an
eye on your pipes and your 2nd Amendment.  Wood to wood, Big John

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Quote of the Week:

  "There was something about Commander Charles R. MacVean that had a
   way of inspiring a legend. It wasn't the way he looked: tall, a
   little chunky, and in his late thirties already crowned by a thatch
   of thinning gray hair. This was a man who could stand beneath a
   hatch after being doused with a column of water, deadpan and still
   chewing his dripping pipe. This was also a man who had led the
   nuclear attack submarine USS _Seawolf_ on one of the most dangerous
   operations of the Cold War." 

			Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew
			_Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of
			 American Submarine Espionage_

  (Really, Commander, it would just go out by itself if you put it
   in your pocket...)

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #264 -- September 8, 1999
  2. Subject: new moderated discussions at www.pipes.org
  3. Subject: discussion boards
  4. Subject: Re: Northeast Arkansas Pipe Puffer's Club
  5. Subject: Iowa pipe club
  6. Subject: Puffing in Montreal
  7. Subject: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999
  8. Subject: LA pipe trade show?
  9. Subject: Estate Pipes & Replacement Stems? Pipes Digest #263
  10. Subject: posting from pipes page
  11. Subject: Skandinavic tobacco
  12. Subject: (no subject)
  13. Subject: comment from pipes page
  14. Subject: comment from pipes page
  15. Subject: posting from pipes page
  16. Subject: posting from pipes page
  17. Subject: David Rodriguez/re-humidify tobacco
  18. Subject: posting from pipes page
  19. Subject: posting from pipes page
  20. Subject: BMWs
  21. Subject: Re: BMWMOA rally
  22. Subject: RE: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999
  23. Subject: BBB address
  24. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999
  25. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #263 -- July 11, 1999
  26. Subject: Fw: Legend of Dr. Grabow Pipes
  27. Subject: Kaywoodie overscrew
  28. Subject: posting from pipes page
  29. Subject: Reply to Lance Sang (Pipes Digest)
  30. Subject: Re: help if you can
  31. Subject: posting from pipes page
  32. Subject: Vulcanite stems and "out of time" screw in stems
  33. Subject: 1. Pipe Problem [Vulcanite Stem] 2. Visit to England
  34. Subject: posting from pipes page
  35. Subject: [Fwd: Clay Pipe Collection]
  36. Subject: Old Pipe Identification, Photo File Names
  37. Subject: posting from pipes page
  38. Subject: Sinya Mine
  39. Subject: info needed
  40. Subject: Mike McCormick's Pipes and Wood
  41. Subject: Breaking it in...
  42. Subject: comment from pipes page
  43. Subject: posting from pipes page
  44. Subject: posting from pipes page
  45. Subject: posting from pipes page
  46. Subject: re: Pulvers' Prior Briar
  47. Subject: posting from pipes page
  48. Subject: tobacco trails
  49. Subject: Peterson Mark Twain
  50. Subject: a letter from a young-Italian-pipe-smoker
  51. Subject: C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Tampers.htm
  52. Subject: posting from pipes page
  53. Subject: Pipe Tobacco in Canada
  54. Subject: posting from pipes page
  55. Subject: Antique Pipe
  56. Subject: posting from pipes page
  57. Subject: pipe stems
  58. Subject: Pipe question
  59. Subject: posting from pipes page
  60. Subject: hello
  61. Subject: Clarence Mickles ?
  62. Subject: posting from pipes page
  63. Subject: posting from pipes page
  64. Subject: Our address
  65. Subject: ?
  66. Subject: Brigham Pipes
  67. Subject: posting from pipes page
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