cstanion : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian Images courtesy of Smokingpipes.com Our winter issue reviews conjure up thoughts of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. There is the Ghost of Christmas Past: a lovingly re-created grouping of tobaccos celebrating the blends from one of the greatest shops ever, Drucquer & Sons of London, and after 1928, Berkeley, California. […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease “Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which con- templates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of […]

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Lasting legacy

Lasting legacy

Four years after the death of Giancarlo Guidi, his vision remains alive at Ser Jacopo by Stephen A. Ross Maurizio Fraternale, the owner of Ser Jacopo, is a proud man. His pride isn’t boastful but rather stems from the satisfaction that comes from accomplishing  a  promise  to  a  friend  who is no longer living. Fraternale’s […]

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Pipefuls

Pipefuls

by William Serad I’m sure many of you have had the experience of rummaging around in your collection of cellared tobacco and unexpectedly finding something misplaced, lost or forgotten. I was looking for ancient tins to support the resurrection efforts of Standard Tobacco of Pennsylvania (to no avail; I gave what I was looking for […]

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An overdose for Christmas

An overdose for Christmas

Fiction by Marc Munroe Dion Simone LaCroix, fellow reporter and girlfriend of Mill River Standard Times columnist Jack Dupont, stared sullenly at a computer screen displaying 50 pairs of men’s gold cuff links. “Oooh those are nice,” said Standard Times lifestyle editor Linda Santiago, leaning over Simone’s shoulder and pointing at a pair of cuff […]

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Comforts of a pipemaker’s home

Comforts of a pipemaker's home

Steve Liskey makes beautiful pipes, up in the clouds in Southern California, where it snows by William C. Nelson Photos by Brighton de los Santos Steve Liskey, 32, has been making waves in the pipe world just long enough now that some of the trappings of fame are beginning to adhere to him. The Seattle […]

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La Confrérie

La Confrérie

A priesthood of pipe smokers by Vernon E. Vig On June 10, 2016, the Confrérie des Maîtres-Pipiers de Saint-Claude (Brotherhood of Master Pipemakers) marked its 50th anniversary. This was an  important  milestone  in  the  life  of this iconic institution, which continues in this age of anti-tobacco anxiety to celebrate the pleasures of pipe smoking and […]

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Events

Events

Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show The Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show will be held May 6-7, 2017, at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174. Reservation telephone numbers are 800.999.3319 or 630.584.6300. Mention the show and receive a special room rate. For more information, contact Craig Cobine at […]

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An Amazing Story

An Amazing Story

The tale of a king’s pipe by Ben Rapaport Today’s artisan briar pipemakers usually stamp their own distinguishing marks, such as a strike number, production date, signature or unique logo, somewhere on the shank, whereas factories have almost always stamped their brand on the stem— Dunhill’s “white dot,” the “C” for Comoy, the moustache for […]

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The pipe-smoking triathlete

The pipe-smoking triathlete

Kris Barber turns out his Edwin Pipes when he can get away from his bike business by H. Lee Murphy Kris  Edwin  Barber  may  be  one  of the healthiest-looking pipe smokers around. At the age of 53 he stands 6-foot-3 and weighs just 170 pounds, all of it taut muscle. He’s a former triathlete, it […]

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