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 for a Doctor of Pipes award has devoted at least two decades of his or her life to promoting pipe smoking and improving the pipe hobby, and each year’s Doctor of Pipes recipients are chosen by the accepted experts in the field, the previously inducted Doctors of Pipes.
Pipes and tobaccos magazine joins the entire pipe community in congratulating the two newest recipients of the Doctor of Pipes award, announced at the Chicago pipe show this year. They are Eugene Umberger, author of many arti- cles on and historian of tobacciana for more than 40 years, and Chuck Stanion, editor of this magazine and administrator of TobaccoReviews.com.
|1998||Tom Dunn||Frank Burla||2008||Alberto Bonfiglioli||T. Gibb Robinson|
|1999||Barry Levin||Basil Sullivan||2009||William John Ashton-Taylor||Fred Janusek|
|2000||Chuck Levi||Ed Lehman||2010||Alan Schwartz||Fred Hanna|
|2001||Bob Hamlin||Rich Esserman||2011||Paul Creasy||John Eells|
|2002||Mary McNiel||Chuck Rio||2012||Mike McNiel||Tad Gage|
|2003||Peter Stokkebye||Linwood Hines||2013||Lee von Erck||Rex Poggenpohl|
|2004||R. David Field||Ben Rapaport||2014||Arron Sissom||Craig Cobine|
|2005||Mike Butera||Rick Newcombe||2015||Brian Levine||Dennis Congas|
|2006||Marty Pulvers||Mike Reschke||2016||Chuck Stanion||Eugene Umberger|
|2007||Tom McCranie||Frederico Bayllaender|