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An Amazing Story

An Amazing Story

A most unusual table pipe The elephant in the room … figuratively speaking by Ben Rapaport My passion is to preserve pipe history as revealed in the art of the pipe and, whenever possible, to document the connective tissue between the pipes of yesterday and today. When I pull at a thread pertaining to today’s […]

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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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An Amazing Story

An Amazing Story

Accomplished artists, quirky art Cubism in briar by Ben Rapaport   The tobacco pipe is one of the most iconic images of the surrealist movement. Many artists have focused  on  this  subject,  portraits  of a  man  holding  or  smoking  a  pipe. A few of the more notable paintings variously  titled  Man  with  a  Pipe  or […]

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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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