Category: Feature Article

Counting his blessings

Counting his blessings

By Stephen A. Ross For some folks, finding a calling in life is an easy matter. From a young age, they know exactly what they want to be when they become adults. Others figure out what they want to do with their lives after trying a succession of jobs, like sampling clothes in the fitting […]

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Editor’s Desk

Editor's Desk

We have a new editor named William Nelson working with us, but we call him Cliff because he sometimes gets a distant, unfocused look in his eyes as if thinking about how enticing it might be to just give in and jump off a cliff, which is impressive because it usually takes a couple of […]

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Admiral’s Choice pipe tobaccos now available through PipesandCigars.com

Admiral's Choice pipe tobaccos now available through PipesandCigars.com

  As many pipe smokers have discovered, CVS pharmacies no longer carry tobacco products, including the very popular Admiral’s Choice tobaccos by Sutliff Tobacco Company. This decision has placed many pipe smokers in a difficult situation and left them searching for a source for the tobaccos they have grown to love over the years. Thankfully, […]

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Proud heritage

Proud heritage

St. Claude, France, birthplace of the briar pipe, continues to celebrate its legacy by Stephen A. Ross Nestled in a remote valley in the Jura Mountains in eastern France, St. Claude, a town of approximately 11,000 people, once was considered the pipe capital of the world. It’s almost impossible to overstate St. Claude’s importance in […]

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Engineering success in pipe retailing

Engineering success in pipe retailing

Long ago, Stephen Richman figured tobacco would help him find girls. And maybe earn a living. by H. Lee Murphy As a brainy high school student growing up in Beverly Hills, Calif., in the late 1950s, Stephen Richman didn’t exactly wear a pocket protector, though he was rarely found without his slide rule. He was […]

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Tobacco renaissance

Tobacco renaissance

STG-Lane Ltd. is in the midst of both introducing new blends and reintroducing some discontinued but popular pipe tobacco blends. by Stephen A. Ross There are very few places that are more pleasant to be in early spring than the American South, where typically mild winters gently transition into glorious, warm, sun-drenched days that reawaken […]

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Mad skills

Mad skills

Chris Morgan crafts high-grade pipes, among many other pursuits by Chuck Stanion Human minds are fascinating phenomena. They’re all different. Some work well, in an orderly and practical manner. Some work haphazardly but still get the job done. Some are flawed in fundamental ways, leading to logical fallacies and strange interpretations of reality. And a […]

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The Smoker

The Smoker

by Eugene Umberger It was not a momentous year. There were no major world conflicts. Great Britain was in the middle of a serious recession, but The Panic of 1893 in America, and subsequent worldwide economic crisis, was a year off. For pipe smokers, 1892 takes on some significance because it witnessed the appearance of […]

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From high profile to high altitude

From high profile to high altitude

After decades of million-dollar business deals and glamorous living, Mark Stewart finds a peaceful refuge as a pipemaker in the North Carolina mountains by Chuck Stanion Living high in the mountains of Brevard, N.C., far from the Philadelphia, New York and Vegas of his youth, enjoying a modest lifestyle dramatically different from his former days […]

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A man of many talents

A man of many talents

Lester Garlow was at his best when carving pipes by Bruce Garlow He was a Navy man who fought the Japanese in World War II and helped shepherd the heavily damaged light cruiser USS Marblehead to home port following a massive air attack on the ship off the Borneo coast in early 1942. He was […]

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