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From: ????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes Digest #279 -- February 3, 2002

		Pipes Digest #279 -- February 3, 2002
   Copyright (C) 2002 by Stephen P. Masticola. All rights reserved.
	       Commercial use of any part of contents,
	      including email addresses, is prohibited.

		     Circulation this issue: 3617

Welcome to new members:

	David Howard
	Reggie Dawson
	Luca Gandolla
	Peter E. Raho
	Adam Wild
	David Warren Shaw
	David Whitehill
	Ezekiel Templin
	Juraj Kantor
	Happy Rasta
	Kenneth Collins
	Robert Folger
	Greta Ulrich
	John Patrick Clair
	Angela Giltinan
	Rodrigo Correa
	James Dabney
	Carl Moore
	Scott Byergo
	Ynon Haramaty
	Kacper Wierzbicki
	Ed Rowell
	Steven Friedlander
	Schroedingerz Kat
	Marc H. Novell
	Kevin Logan
	Paul Keene
	Andres Robiolio
	Timothy M. Cartwright
	William Walton
	Aaron Mashburn
	Kirby Booth
	Darriel E. Darden
	Robert A. Jolley Iv
	Steven Katzman
	Art Salmons
	Michael Rothenberg
	Phil Harrison
	T. C. Sadler
	Tony Goldenberg
	C. David Hauser
	Justin Burger
	Shahab Athari
	Daniel Ginter
	Timothy R. Bonine, M. D.
	A. T. Barr
	Jacob E. Goerlich
	Seamus M. Murphy
	Jim Cleary
	Danny Davis
	Chris Reinhart
	Randy Hogue
	Jim Firanzi
	Rich Barnes
	Steve Dunn
	Michel Devos
	David Bergwall
	David Lee
	Mark B. Freeman
	Steve Carlson
	D. Stephen Baker
	Paul Chierichetti
	James J. Shive
	Robert Allen Fairbairn Iv
	Matthew E Thorne
	Erasmo A. Gonzalez
	Bruce Jastrow
	Weston Tompkins
	Dr. David G. Terpenning
	Marty Balsamo
	Bryan D Gumm
	Fernando Pe'rez
	Frank Rainey
	Robert G. Spector
	Daniel A. Goldfarb
	Darryll W. Barksdale, D. O.
	Chen Kheng On
	David Brighton
	Johnny C. Barrett
	Randall Fritz
	Larry-Michael Larson
	Damir 'Eizmin
	Jose' Emanuel Pereira Lopes
	Cliff Olson
	James Nickoll
	Steven Banks
	Frank Pijpers
	Dave Groves
	The Rev. Fr. Glenn R. A. Niemann
	Huub Louppen
	Harry D. Walker
	Richard L. Baum
	Lord Jacob Vedrode
	Marc-Andrew Aguilera
	Greg Jensen
	Chuck Nelson
	Andre Lorek
	Rick Newman
	Martin Bruce Devries
	Christopher Kidwell Jr.
	James Barlow
	Rick Mangus
	Jerry Mooney
	Myles Craig
	Patrick Izzo
	Igor Chervak
	Nelson Pidgeon
	Tommy Samuelsson
	Robert Ashmore
	Elliott B. Stein
	William Johnson
	Nicolaus Michael Nemeth
	Josh Stella
	s raker md
	Nathaniel Ward
	John F. Safranek
	Randy Miller
	Steve Goforth
	Antoine de Carne JP
	Thomas C. Stringer
	Marcos Anello
	Tommaso Curto
	Jeremy Casella
	John Pizzillo Jr
	Greg Bianchi
	Don M. Coffman
	Frank Federmann
	Michael K. Schoolik
	William R. Drinkwater
	Steve Oglesby
	Rafal Szmigielski
	Tim Hayes
	Whitaker Grannis
	Steve Ford
	Martin Hesky
	Jeroen Van Brussel
	Mike Keilty
	John Navroth
	Joseph Turton
	Chuck Spitler
	Marvin Childress
	John Booth
	Mr. Decker
	William Smith
	Daniel G. Barry
	Jesse Grimmer
	Jeff Miller
	Anthony Hogue
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	Eric Spee
	Jeffrey H. Knapp
	Jacob Bakker
	David Wood
	Jonathan Probber
	David A. Wibright
	Mo Be
	Scott Bernstein
	Bart De Groot
	William Armstrong
	Mark Nevsky

[LAYOUT] This issue, I'm going to deviate from my usual policy of
putting club news first, since we have news about the Tribute project,
and the health of two esteemed pipe makers, Jim Cooke and Julius
Vesz. But the club news follows immediately after.

				Smoke in peace,
				~\U Steve.

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		      Call  --  Write  --  Vote

			Then, smoke in peace.

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From: "Craig C. Tarler" <???????????>
Subject: Re: Tribute project

Thanks for the heads up. I tried to email you about a month ago, but had
your old email address and a followup just slipped my mind. Sorry.
Tribute was a great success. Pipesmokers from all over the world can be
proud that they donated $31,150.00 to Familes of Freedom Scholarship
Fund. This is for beyond secondary education for familes of the 9/11
It is our intention to offer Tribute again in August and September of
this year and see if we can "sweeten the pot" a little more.
Craig & Patty
http://CornellandDiehl.com for Cornell & Diehl tobaccos
http://glpease.com for G.L. Pease Blends
Last update: January 14,2002

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From: Mark Tinsky <???????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001

Hi Steve
  In regard to the ? on Jim Cooke. I saw him at the Corps show in 
Oct/01. He had his surgery  and has recovered  enough to work on 
beautiful  pipes again. He s still in a significant amount of pain, 
but he s able to work. I know he  s very grateful to the pipe 
community for what we all did for him.


HC 88 Box 223
  Pocono Lake Pa 18347


[Thanks for the good word on Jim Cooke, Mark! And see Rich Esserman's
letter below -S.]

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From: "RHONA BLUESTEIN" <???????????????????????????????>
Subject: Hi It's Rich Esserman

Hi Steve,

I was reading the latest Pipes Digest with interest.  It is not clear
if you send in a submission via this email or some other way.  In
regards to Jim Cooke - yes he has recovered and can function.  He
unfortunately will never return to quite 100% but if careful can
continue to make pipes for many years.  I must say that his pipes made
today are truly great.  Jim has greatly improved over the past several
years and his stem work and blasts are world class.  After many years
of experimenting, Jim can finally bring the birdseye out to the same
degree as the straightgrain.  Jim is really at his peak when he makes
pipes in the Dunhill group 5/6 range.  I had an interesting time
meeting Danish pipemaker Tom Eltang when he visited NYC in early
November.  Tom is known for his famous double stain - and it is quite
beautiful.  I was able to facilitate having his pipes represented in
Arnold's tobacconist - a top pipe shop in NYC.  This had been a
lifelong dream of Tom, to have his pipes displayed in a premier shop
in Manhattan and I am happy to have been a part of it.  Tom brought
along for me the largest pipe he had ever made - a sleek smooth dublin
approximately 3" high with 3/4" walls.  It was simply stamped "BIG"
and it is a great smoke.  Let me know if this is the 'right way' to
submit info to you.  I probably would like to contribute on a regular
basis.  Thanks and keep up the good work.  (Also do not release this
email address - thanks).  Best, Rich

[Rich, glad to see you here! The "right way" is just to email the
letter in plain text (no HTML, please) to ???????????????? And also
thanks for the expanded update on Jim Cooke.  -S.]

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From: Dan Locklair <????????????????>
Subject: Re: Julius Vesz

Dear Steve,

I'm sure many friends and followers of Julius Vesz's wonderful pipe work
will be interested to know the latest about him.  As you may already know,
he suffered a mild heart attack during the last week of December.  Heart
damage, according to son, Rob, was minor.  However, I just spoke with Rob
again today (1/5/02) and he tells me that Julius was informed yesterday that
he'll need bypass surgery (triple for  sure, perhaps quadruple). That is to
be done sometime this next week. Of course, after the surgery he is expected
to make a full and solid recovery and be back at work.  In the meantime, Rob
is holding down Julius Toronto shop in the Royal York Hotel. Though not a
pipe maker himself, he is quite familiar with all details of running the
shop. I know all our thoughts and prayers will be with Julius and his family
during this period of surgery and recovery. He's a wonderful man.

All best,

Dr. Dan Locklair
   and Professor of Music
Wake Forest University

P.O. Box 7345
Winston-Salem, NC  27109  USA

Website : http://www.locklair.com

Phone : 336-758-5105
FAX   : 336-758-4935

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

annual pipe smoking contest for Sunday, April 14, 2002, afternoon time
and place to be announced. In atttendance will be 6 members of the
board of the International Commitee of Pipe Clubs from Europe and
Japan and club members from Baltimore, New Jersey and New York. The
ICPC international pipe smoking contest rules will be followed. In
connection with this event will be the founding of the Federation of
American Pipe Clubs (FAPC) which will permit American pipe smokers to
officially compete in international competitions (and enjoy the
hospitality of other countries) and ultimately hold such competitions
here in the USA. You are welcome to join us or to just ask about the
formation of the FAPC. Contact Bob Page by email
?????????????????????????????? or by telephone at 215-732-7235 /

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From: Bill Unger <??????????????????>
Subject: North American Society of Pipe Collectors

    Steve, please consider this the official announcement of the 2002
North American Society of Pipe Collectors swap/sell pipe show, to be
held on August 24.  Last year's show sold out (and maxed out our
facility) at 93 tables, so this year we're moving to a new location,
which will hold at least 130 tables.  Our new spot, which we really like
and which is working hard to make us welcome, is the Ramada Plaza Hotel
in Columbus, right off of I-71 for easy access.  The reservation number
(special show rate) is 614-846-0300.  Tables are just $45 for all
     Again this year we will feature the Friday night members
hospitality suite, with all food and drink provided by NASPC, the hourly
raffle of a huge quantity of quality merchandise, and a good mix of pipe
makers, shops, and just plain folks with lots and lots of great pipes
and accessories.
     We had huge crowds all day long last year, and we expect them again
this year.  Your many readers can check out the show flyer (as well as
news about other shows) at our web site, www.naspc.org.
    NASPC has just finished another successful year, with close to 850
members in all but two of the states and Canada.  Note that NASPC is not
a club (we do not hold meetings) but, rather, a national association.
We published six professionally printed newsletters last year, all at
least 24 pages and a couple larger than that, and will do so again this
year.  In addition to show news from around the country and much other
news, we printed a large number of interesting and meaty articles,
several of them rather controversial, such as Fred Hanna's "The Myth of
Brand and Maker in Pipe Smoking" that generated many thoughtful replies
from smokers and collectors around the country.  As always, Marty
Pulvers continued to send us humerous and interesting reports of the
RTDA and his European trips.
    NASPC dues remain at $12 per year--a real bargain--and we invite
anyone who is interested in a great reading experience six times a year
(as well as bargains like the NASPC Pipe of the Year and NASPC leather
pipe bags) to join us in 2002.  Send checks to NASPC at PO Box 9642,
Columbus, OH 43209 to get all six newsletters.  You don't have to be a
collector of high-grade pipes or to own a large number to be welcome as
a NASPC member.  Our motto is "If you have one pipe you're a smoker.  If
you have more than one, you're a collector."  We welcome smokers and
collectors of every stripe.
    You can check out some past articles and get a membership form off
our web site at www.naspc.org.
    Thanks for your help, Steve, and keep up the good work.
Bill Unger, NASPC secretary/treasurer and newsletter editor

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From: "Bud & Jean" <??????????????????>

I Have recently moved to Lewisville Tx "Suburb of Dallas" can anyone 
tell me if there is a pipe club here In the Dallas Tx area? I have been 
a member for a couple of years now and happy to see the membership 
grow.I really appreciate all of the effort that you put into the 
publication.I  have been a pipe smoker for about 35 years and have went 
through several phases of collecting and smoking pipes. I am currently 
into the Rhodesian phase.
   I have a question concerning the Rhodesian,I consider a true 
Rhodesian to have much more mass to it than your typical Bulldog yet I 
see many pipes listed as Rhodesians but to me appear to be Bulldogs.Is a 
Bulldog also considered a Rhodesian? Just thought I would ask,I find a 
true Rhodesian to be about the best,coolest smoke there is.
 Keep up the good work

[Indeed there is. From the Resource Guide at
http://www.pipes.org/resource_guide.html: Dallas/Fort Worth Pipe
Smokers, ??????????????????,
http://web2.airmail.net/epr065/dfwpipe.html . -S. ]

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From: ????????????????
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001

In a message dated 11/4/01 3:32:40 AM, ?????????????????? writes:

<< [Sorry, Marty, this is going to go out just a bit too late for the
announcement! Sorry for the erratic publication schedule, and I hope
the show was/is a success for you.  >>

Steve;  No apology necessary.  I apologize for not getting the info to you 
with enough lead time.  In the future, I'll try to do that.  We had a nice 
show, with Bjarne Nielsen not only one of the most experienced and 
knowledgeable of pipe men, but one of the most sociable.  He loves to talk to 
pipe smokers, so he makes the shop he's in a joy of a place to be.
     Just received an e-mail from Teddy Knudsen, and he apparently plans to 
be in the shop with some of his wonderful high grades Nov. 12-14.  His pipes 
are expensive, but for the select few who can afford and appreciate them, 
there's no better pipemaker out there.
     Again, thanks for the mention in the digest.
Marty Pulvers

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From: "Superonline" <??????????????????????>
Subject: Ynt: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001

I would know if you can indicate me a web site providing all kind of
Davidoff pipe tobacco.

Best regards.

R. Saban

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From: "ahmad arzhan" <????????????????????????>
Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001

Hi buddies
Where can I buy some Falcon pipes in London or it's near towns
with the least price?
As you have understood I am a new pipe smoker so what kind of tobaco
exdept captain black you recommend me?
Yours faithfully

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

Visit Marchetti Pipes for all your pipe cleaning and repair needs.
Visit us at: WWW.mpipes.bigstep.com

Now offering expanded services, pipes, and now BJ Longs pipe cleaners
at great prices!

Visit often for new pipes and Before and After pictures.

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

Hi!  I am a collector of Native American Artifacts.  Once while
hunting for Indian Artifacts, I came across a tiny tiny pipe.  It
appears to be functional, however about the size of two quarters
laying together.  It is made of a fine black clay, with random scratch
designs on the bowl. It was found in Central North Carolina by me. I
have sent it to every native artifacts expert I can find, and while
they all confirm that it is VERY old, they have no clue as to its
origin or use.  If anyone might have any information regarding such a
strange item, please contact me at ??????????????????  Thank you and
God Bless. Gina

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From: "John Martin" <????????????????????>
Subject: Tobacco for the Dead [For the Pipes Digest]

My wife practices the traditional Vietnamese custom of making offerings to 
the spirits of dead relatives in the hope that they will watch over and 
protect the living.  Usually these offerings take the form of food, but they 
took a peculiar turn when Marie started making offerings to the spirit of 
Jung, who passed away in Marie's neighborhood when he was ten.  When Marie 
makes offerings to Jung, she sets out a dish of icecream, a chocolate bar 
and a lit cigarette.  If I understand correctly, this boy was smoking 
cigarettes before he died at age 10.  I know that the Vietnamese have a 
relaxed attitude about tobacco, but I still find this a bit surprising.  
Still, his mother asked that a cigarette be a part of Jung's offering, so 
Marie lights a cigarette and puts it on a plate.

Unfortunately, this couldn't be done for deceased pipe smokers as pipe 
tobacco self extinguishes.  I guess we'll just have to smoke the pipe when 
we honor the deceased.

[Please see my comment after the next letter. -S.]

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From: "Allen, Robert" <?????????????>
Subject: FYI: Another SF Bay Area source of Tribute tobacco (and pipes)

Smokers Paradise in San Jose, http://www.pipesandtobacco.net/

I was just there this week and bought a can of Tribute.  I will open it in
celebration on the day we have justice.

"Tribute" aside, Smokers Paradise is a jewel of a shop if people haven't
been there.  They have an excellent cigar humidor and an excellent selection
of pipes ranging from meerschaum to high grade Italian pipes to various
English brands, and even several different models of Kirsten.  There
selection of tobacco leaves nothing to be desired and even includes
twist/rope tobacco.


Robert Allen
Technical Director, EA.com

[Robert, thanks for the note.  If you can send the physical address
for Smoker's Paradise, I'll put it in the Resource Guide.  I bought
four cans of Tribute from Craig Tarler and have been smoking it as we
go along. Since we are fighting organized international terrorism
rather than Bin Laden, I have no idea when, if ever, we will have
justice.  So I just try to remember the folks who gave their lives on
September 11, and who are fighting for us now, as I light up. -S.]

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

Steve I believe his name was, in the last Pipes Digest mentioned that
he had acquired several pipes including a Dunhill which he said he
found in a coffee can at a flea market after years of smoking Dr
Grabows, and is now sold on the better quality pipes for obvious
reasons. His question dealt with the fact that one of his pipes is
devekoping a hole in the stem area. Now I had heard of a method a
tried without success of mixing epoxy and ground down stem material to
cover any holes. It actually doesn't dry black as it was stated when I
fisrt heard about this and didn't hold. So I would suggest a couple of
alternatives, one being of having a replacement stem made by a
professional, or depending on how handy you are to cut the stem where
the hole is and re-shape it. I have done this with several of my pipes
that were purchased through estate sales and rather than discarding a
perfectly good stem because of a hole or chipped end I simply used my
dremel tool to saw the end off and reshaped it, and can't tell the
difference. Well I assume by this time he has found a cure for his
problem but others who may share the same problem, and if you dontwant
to buy a replacement stem this is another option but certainly not the
only one.


[Robert, also see below. -S.]

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From: "A.T. Barr Custom Knifemaker" <???????????????>
Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request

Greetings fellow pipe smokers and directly to Steve. I'm a custom
knife maker. I have found that absolutely the best epoxy is the
shafting epoxy used by golf club makers. It's called "Shafting
Epoxy". I purchase mine from http://www.golfsmith.com. Be sure to
clean that hole before applying the epoxy.

Stay Safe,
A.T. Barr

Don't you buy no ugly knife.
Check out http://www.customknives.com
My next show is the Las Vegas Classic, Feb. 1-3.
See my web site for more information
859.885.1042 voice
859.887.5400 fax

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From: "Ziozios, David" <????????????????????>
Subject: Harcourt & Soren

In response to Dr. Michael Clow-

My understanding of the Harcourt brand is that they were made in the Preben
Holm factory in Denmark.  I believe Harcourt was at one time exclusively
sold through Dunhill stores, and were the manufacturers of the Danish-style
Dunhill straightgrains that were manufactured in the 1970s and early 1980s
to keep with the current market trends.  

As for Soren, I believe that was an independent company.  

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From: Allison Beauregard Lew <?????????????>
Subject: A Question for Your Expertise...

Hi -

We would like information on how long a pipe of tobacco lasts.

In a paper, a student said that he smoked 3 pipes of tobacco in his robe
after watching a Sherlock Holmes movie in the morning BEFORE class.

I was under the impression that a pipe of tobacco lasts for a very long
time - at least an hour.

So about how long DOES a pipe of tobacco, generally, last?

With much thanks for your expertise,


[I've mailed my answer to Allison: anything from "until the match goes
out" to over three hours. -S.]

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From: "ME Thorne" <??????????????????????>
Subject: smokeing in Korea

Mr. Masticola
  Hello, just found your site great work thank you.
  I am a U.S. service member currently stationed in the Republic of
  Korea and I have a few questions that I hope you can help me with. 
  1. Can you help me locate any tobacco shops here?
  2. Do you know of any sources of info on traditional Asian or Korean pipes?
  My pipe smoking friends and I would greatly appreciate any
  information you can provide. 
                                                Thank you again 
                                                M.E. Thorne

[Sorry, I have no listings in the Republic or Korea. Does anyone else?

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From: Peter Sims <?????????????????????>
Subject: Barlings

Hi Steves and fellow pipesters:

	Got a Barling in September.  Great smoker!  Started with a 
half-bowl; that ended the break-in.  Adds a hint of chocolate to the 
tobacco (it's a very-dark-stained pot with 3/8" walls).

	Now I'm real curious.  The nomenclature is like this (hope it 
comes out right):

	On the stem, the word BARLING vertical and horizontal, 
crossed at the L:

	On the side of the shank, a line of script ("Barling") and 
two lines of different-sized block caps ("LONDONENGLAND" and 
"VINTAGE"), (of equal length in the orig.):


	And, on the bottom of the shank: 6275.

	It seems to me that vintage items are not usually labelled as 
such.  But the pipe is such a look-forward-to smoke that I'm just 
interested in all the detail I can gather (including value, though, 
obviously, I'm not looking to sell it).

	Noted that a pipe magazine recently published an article on 
Barling nomenclature.  Visited the web site and it required a 
subscription to get the info.  If I have to I'll do it, but I really 
don't need more paper coming at me.  So I thought I'd ask here.  Any 
info will be appreciated.

	Thanks in advance.
Peter Sims

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

Hi I'm trying to obtain information about an antique pipe cleaner that
I picked up at a yard sale for my father in law.  I would like to find
a resource that could help provide this information.  Thank you.  Cate

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From: McSpadden's (??????????????????????)
Subject: GBD can you help?

Hi Steve,

We were searching on Google for some information and found your site. We
have a little item that we think is maybe a pipe cleaner? It came from the
estate of a family friend who smoked pipes. The pipes weren't included! Not
knowing much about pipes, we were hoping someone could help us. It's about 2
inches long and 1/2 an inch at the widest part. It looks like a grater or
rasp on the bottom and the top handle is kind of like a wind-up key. It is
marked with GBD in a circle on both sides, has a patent number on one side
and made in England on the other.
We would be most appreciative if you could give the clueless a clue!
 Thank you for your time!


Bill and Shawna in Delaware

[Sounds like you have a GBD bowl scraper there, Bill and
Shawna. Always glad to help out folks from my native Blue Hen State!
For ten bonus points, name the Delaware state song and give three
reasons why no one should be forced to sing it after the 4th
Grade... :-) -S.]

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

Dear pipe friends...After a 20 year absence form pipe smoking I picked
up a favorite old briar (from a crumpled brown paper sack in the
garagr), bought a pouch of Sir Walter Raleigh at Safeway and
rediscovered the contentment of smoking my pipe.  So you don't
conclude from my choice of tobacco that I sit arround watching
Lawrence Welk retrospectives (the Lovly Little Lennon Sisters have
filed for Social Security and Norma Zimmer looks like she could go out
with King Tut...actually I have watched these shows as much as I could
take-maybe 5 min-but then I also slow down to see accidents on the
freeway)I have settled on the following blends.  I always have a
cavendish going and my current favorite is Lane 1Q which provides me
clouds of sweet, cool smoke, and a black cavendish.  I also like
latakia blends and went through a tin of Dunhill Durbar which is
quality stuff but a little light.  965 was too strong so I'll try
Standard Mixture Mild. For years I smoked a mixture called Mr Beau frm
the Smoker's Den in Glendale,Ca, now long closed.  I'd love to have
that again if anyone knows where to get it.  When this gets to be a
little much I fall back to good old cool, mild, boring burley and will
try C&D Morley's Best because of good reviews on this site.  Now my
questions: what do I have to pay for a really good smokeing pipe?
I've read the posts from guys that smoked Kaywoodie and Graybow for
years and then found a Dunhill Shell briar at a garage sale for three
bucks and went straight to heaven smokeing it.  I'm not going to spend
$200 for a pipe....are the Dunhill second line (Parker and Hardcastle)
as good a smoker as the regular lines? Is there a good source for
these or other quality pipes that aren't as recognized? And does
anyone have any experience with the Striker pipes advertised in Pipe
and Tobacco?  They claim an 18-38" of draw due to a patented stem with
baffles in it and that it smokes so cool that the tobacco tastes much
better.  Don't they slurp up with all that plumbing in the stem?  I
have several pipes including a Barling straight pot shape that an old
girlfriend gave me and it is a favorite along with a GBD half bent
apple and a few others.  If there's really and advantage to a pipe
that costs over $100 let me know and thanks for reading this.  One
last thing...can anyone send me their spare 8-track of Myron Florin
playing "Flight of the Bumble Bee"?  Just kidding...Paul

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

I have heard some negative comments on the salt and alcohol sweetening
method and would like some to hear this groups comments.

Some have stated that you run the risk of cracking the bowl if the
salt soaks into the briar and re-crystalizes. I have been told the
salt serves no function other than keeping the alcohol in the bowl and
soaking up the gunk.

Would some other materal such as clean sand or cotton serve the
purpose as well? These materials were suggested to me by someone who
saw them on a message board somewhere.

The only part of this I am not so sure about is getting all the
material out of the bowl when finished. Comments??????


[Since salt doesn't dissolve in alcohol, I would think sand should
probably work just as well, if not better, and shouldn't be any more
difficult to get out of the bowl than salt is. A more absorbent
material like cotton should work better still, if the salt really
plays no role. On the other hand, almost any alcohol you can buy
contains enough water to dissolve some of the salt, so maybe the salt
does serve some function. There's only one way to find out -- get some
clean play sand or cotton and experiment, preferably on a not too
favored pipe! -S.]

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From: "Bill Burney" <???????????????????????>
Subject: ASP logo

Hi, Steve!

I'm the guy who designed the ASP logo.  I thought some of the ASP
people might like having a copy of the logo for websites, printed
materials, tee shirts or desktop background.  I made three different
versions of the logo: a 3-D style rendering of the tobacco tin, a
circular (like the tin label) version in color and a black-and-white
version.  I would be happy to make them available to ASP, my only
concern is that it not be used by a business as a supposed endorsement
from ASP.  On the other hand, using it for NG-related items, such as
the club pipe and tampers, is fine.

I've got a couple of Cafe Press websites selling shirts and mugs with
the ASP logo on them, so I'm not against capitalism.  I just don't
want the logo to be used to imply an endorsement that does not exist.
If you can follow my tortured logic.

Let me know if you think this is appropriate and if you have space on
the pipes.org website to make the graphics available.

Thanks, and happy new year!

Bill Burney


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


I was wondering if anyone could tell me the history of a pipe that has
recently come into my posession. It was made by the ropp company in
france and is called Le Grand. I know this much by reading the words
on the briar. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how old this
pipe is and what its value might be.

Thanks much for the help!
Neil Hansen Blankenship

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From: ??????????????????????
Subject: Pipe History

Will you please can send my about the Pipe History, 


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From: "John F. Safranek" <????????????????>

Steve-: I've got a new address-:  ????????????????

I've been smoking a few more cigar lately as one of the guys I teach 
with is a cigar fiend. I've been to a couple of cigar events at the 
Thunderbird in Tacoma and the last one was with Perdomo. They were quite 
good but haven't had a chance to smoke the fresh and rolled jobs the 
roller was making in the store. I had to junk the old Volvo and got a 
new Discovery so my wife won't let me smoke in the Rover. It means more 
trips to the smoke shop. I got a nice Charatan brown blast off of ebay 
recently and that's about it from here. I hope all is well and good 

Big John aka Model 12

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From: ?????????????????????
Subject: Still time for Tobacco Specials

Greetings, fellow pipe smokers and enthusiasts...

As we've told you before, we're offering amazing deals on ALL of our
tobaccoes this month.  As you may (or may not) know, we will have to
raise the prices on our tobacco products, due to circumstances beyond
our control, but before we do, we're offering our loyal customers and
friends a chance to get in on savings, above 20%.  These are all of
our custom-blended, exceptionally mild offerings, and the savings are
all yours.

- Mr. Paul

See us at: 

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

Captain Kidd & Captain Kidd Light.....used to be sold at Druquers in Berkeley,
Oakland and Albany CA..............Any idea who may have some of this tabacco 

Like loosing a good friend..........thanks

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


i could use some help.  for a long time i have been trying to find
info on producing pipe tobacco.  i have found a lot of info on growing
tobacco but not on making it into pipe tobacco.  it seems that all the
tobacco growing pages and seed sellers do not know anything about
making pipe tobacco.  if you have any info on this or what books might
have this info please let me know, i would appreciate it a lot.


[I've seen some descriptions in general terms, but no "how-to" process
for the home-grower. -S.]

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Quote of the Week:

     "Raleigh he knew, but could not the impossible
     War of swift steel and hurtled bronze fortell,
     Nor the imaginary hurt on the body's vessel;
     Nor how tobacco then would steady disastered
     Nerves, courage by grey terror almost mastered."

			     - From "Tobacco", by Ivor Gurney (1919).

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #279 -- February 3, 2002
  2. Subject: Re: Tribute project
  3. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001
  4. Subject: Hi It's Rich Esserman
  5. Subject: Re: Julius Vesz
  6. Subject: posting from pipes page
  7. Subject: North American Society of Pipe Collectors
  8. Subject:
  9. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001
  10. Subject: Ynt: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001
  11. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #278 -- November 3, 2001
  12. Subject: posting from pipes page
  13. Subject: posting from pipes page
  14. Subject: Tobacco for the Dead [For the Pipes Digest]
  15. Subject: FYI: Another SF Bay Area source of Tribute tobacco (and pipes)
  16. Subject: posting from pipes page
  17. Subject: Re: Your Pipes Digest subscription request
  18. Subject: Harcourt & Soren
  19. Subject: A Question for Your Expertise...
  20. Subject: smokeing in Korea
  21. Subject: Barlings
  22. Subject: posting from pipes page
  23. Subject: GBD can you help?
  24. Subject: posting from pipes page
  25. Subject: posting from pipes page
  26. Subject: ASP logo
  27. Subject: posting from pipes page
  28. Subject: Pipe History
  29. Subject:
  30. Subject: Still time for Tobacco Specials
  31. Subject: posting from pipes page
  32. Subject: posting from pipes page
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