Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine
  • Peterson's 150-year legacy

    Peterson’s 150-year legacy

    With sales in its home country stagnant, the Irish pipemaker stakes its future on the U.S. and other export markets by H. Lee Murphy Fewer than 5 million people live in the whole of Ireland, with the country’s capital, Dublin, and its environs accounting for about a quarter of that. But are any of them […]

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  • Home away from home

    Home away from home

    Just for Him in Springfield, Missouri, is more than a tobacco shop by Stephen A. Ross When it’s done right, a premium tobacco shop is far more than just the products and services it sells—it’s a community where friendships thrive and business deals come together. It’s a place of laughter, learning and camaraderie, where a […]

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  • Pesaro original

    Pesaro original

    The first Pesaro pipe factory, Mastro de Paja, continues to share its pipe passion by Stephen A. Ross Mark Twain took a rather dim view of patriotism, once writing that a patriot was “the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” There was a lot of hollering going on […]

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  • Dan Chlebove keeps on truckin'

    Dan Chlebove keeps on truckin’

    The man making Gabrieli pipes says tenacity is a very sharp tool indeed by William C. Nelson What on earth ever gave Dan Chlebove the notion that he could earn a living as an artist? The carver making all those gorgeous Gabrieli pipes that have devotees beating a path to his door is in fact […]

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  • The metal alternative

    The metal alternative

    Dead Guy Pipes and Drew Melpolder are moving pipe smokers beyond briar by H. Lee Murphy As he sets up the display tables for his quirky metal designs at pipe shows in places like Chicago and St. Louis, Drew Melpolder is struck by the reaction he gets from visitors. Some people are curious, others are […]

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In the current issue

The Death Knock

The Death Knock

Fiction by Marc Munroe Dion Before he became the columnist for his hometown newspaper, the Mill River Standard Times, Jack Dupont spent five years on a large Midwestern daily. Straight out of college, he took the first job he could get and worked his way up from covering school committee meetings in the suburbs to […]

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Peterson's 150-year legacy

Peterson’s 150-year legacy

With sales in its home country stagnant, the Irish pipemaker stakes its future on the U.S. and other export markets by H. Lee Murphy Fewer than 5 million people live in the whole of Ireland, with the country’s capital, Dublin, and its environs accounting for about a quarter of that. But are any of them […]

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Resurrections

Resurrections

Standard Tobacco of Pennsylvania is doing interesting work by William Serad There are many who think we are in the Golden Age of pipe tobacco blending, a notion supported by a great deal of objective evidence. But some of us, aged to a ripe maturity yet still in possession of our mental and sensory faculties, […]

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Home away from home

Home away from home

Just for Him in Springfield, Missouri, is more than a tobacco shop by Stephen A. Ross When it’s done right, a premium tobacco shop is far more than just the products and services it sells—it’s a community where friendships thrive and business deals come together. It’s a place of laughter, learning and camaraderie, where a […]

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Pesaro original

Pesaro original

The first Pesaro pipe factory, Mastro de Paja, continues to share its pipe passion by Stephen A. Ross Mark Twain took a rather dim view of patriotism, once writing that a patriot was “the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.” There was a lot of hollering going on […]

Read More

Dan Chlebove keeps on truckin'

Dan Chlebove keeps on truckin’

The man making Gabrieli pipes says tenacity is a very sharp tool indeed by William C. Nelson What on earth ever gave Dan Chlebove the notion that he could earn a living as an artist? The carver making all those gorgeous Gabrieli pipes that have devotees beating a path to his door is in fact […]

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Other stories

Doctor of Pipes award

Doctor of Pipes award

The most prestigious award in the world of pipes is the Doctor of Pipes award conferred at the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show each year, where two people, one in the Industry/Trade category and one in the Hobbyist category, are recognized for their years of dedication to and support of pipe smoking. Everyone considered […]

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Sharing the insanity

Sharing the insanity

Legendary Milanese pipe shop Al Pascià shares its pipe passion with the rest of the world by Stephen A. Ross Every Saturday hundreds of pipe smokers and collectors from around the world log onto their computers to visit the Al Pascià website to browse the new pipes that the shop unveils weekly. The items of […]

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The bell of Christmas

The bell of Christmas

Fiction by Marc Munroe Dion Jack Dupont, angry columnist, left the offices of the Mill River Standard Times at 5:16 p.m. on a Wednesday. He stopped just outside the front door and, under the close examination of girlfriend Simone LaCroix, packed and lit a long-stemmed GBD Canadian. Dupont, 56, with 30 years in the newspaper […]

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Extraordinary ephemera

Extraordinary ephemera

Catalogs as a glimpse into a bygone smoking era by Ben Rapaport Today, most information about products we need is online because most companies and stores have a Web presence and many operate exclusively online. However, for more than 100 years, manufacturers, retailers and traveling salesmen used catalogs to reach buyers who couldn’t visit their […]

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With a gun and a badge

With a gun and a badge

In a Midwestern college town, retired policeman Patrick Callaghan presides over Jon’s Pipe Shop by H. Lee Murphy Like colleges everywhere these days, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has ordained its entire campus as nonsmoking. That has sent both professors and students—the university has an enrollment surpassing 40,000—seeking refuge in the only tobacconist of […]

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Spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion

by G.L. Pease We are pleased to introduce a new column, “Spontaneous combustion,” by Gregory Pease of G.L. Pease Tobacco. Pease is widely admired not only as a remarkably talented tobacco blender and a gifted photographer but as a pipe collector with a rare discernment for detail. He has been one of the judges for […]

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Other Recent Articles

Parting Shots

Parting Shots

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Events

Events

NASPC 2016 Swap/Sell Show The annual North American Society of Pipe Collectors Swap/Sell Show will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 600 Metro Place N., Dublin, OH 43017. Call the hotel before Aug. 5 at 866.372.5566 and mention the NASPC show to receive a special room […]

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Pipefuls

Pipefuls

I have received a great deal of correspondence over the past several months. It has been on a variety of subjects touched upon in Pipefuls and elsewhere in P&T, but I will try to put it into a cogent order. I heard back from Stan Nigro regarding Dan Mendelow’s comments on re-engineering pipes: “I enjoyed […]

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Pipelines

Pipelines

Progressive pipers I was shocked in regards to all the negative reaction on the Baron Ambrosia article. I would like to add my full support for the article. After an eight-year hiatus from pipe smoking, which I originally took up when I was around 30 years old, my curiosity for it was once again sparked […]

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Yes, they grow on trees

Yes, they grow on trees

by Chuck Stanion I’m often asked, “Chuck, you’re famous for knowing everything there is to know about pipes—how do you do it?” Sadly, it’s asked only by myself in the bathroom mirror when I’m scouring barbecue sauce or Cheez Whiz out of my beard, but that won’t stop me from answering it here. The truth […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian In this round of reviews and tastings, we take on the first new tobaccos in quite a while from the venerable Samuel Gawith (and it seems they’ve made nice with Gawith Hoggarth, but I still don’t understand the relationship). A dram-worthy Hobbit-y Middle Earth quintet from Just For Him […]

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An Amazing Story

An Amazing Story

by Ben Rapaport I am pleased to join William Serad and Greg Pease with my own column. My first contribution is an abbreviated adaptation of Dr. Sarunas Peckus’ “The Circus Cheroot Holder: Mystery Solved!” (Journal of the Academie Internationale de la Pipe, Volume 4, 2011). The use of meerschaum as a pipe medium began in […]

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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

Cornell & Diehl Bijou flake pipe tobacco Cornell & Diehl has just released an interesting new pipe tobacco: Bijou, the first flake in the company’s Cellar Series. Bijou’s flakes are beautifully thin and meticulously pressed, easy to handle and convenient to smoke. Crowned with choice 2003 red Virginias from a select eastern North Carolina crop, […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease To the casual observer, pipe smoking must seem a simple thing. Some carefully selected, aged, blended and shredded leaves are casually stuffed into a simple furnace, introduced to a flame and gently consumed by fire, bringing the smoker moments of contentment and contemplation and the apparently immeasurable pleasures of taste and aroma, […]

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What are you smoking?

What are you smoking?

For the entertainment and edification of everyone, readers are invited to send photos and descriptions of their smoking experiences for inclusion in the magazine. You’re welcome to send photos of yourself smoking, the environment where you like to smoke, and the pipes and tobaccos that you’re enjoying. Try to include any pertinent information about your […]

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