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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 […]

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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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There are pipes, and then there are pipes

There are pipes, and then there are pipes

by William Serad If I write “pipes” in these pages, you will automatically think of the tobacco smoking variety. Were I to write the same word in The American Organist, publication of the American Guild of Organists, thoughts would drift more toward Bach, Reger and Widor, or E. Power Biggs (a great name for an […]

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The business of making beautiful things

The business of making beautiful things

Pipemaker Scott Klein takes a purposeful view to his craft, and to life by William C. Nelson Scott Klein is a fairly young pipemaker, at 29 years old. He looks even younger than he is. Moreover, Klein has been making pipes full time for only a few years, which means his quick rise to pipemaking […]

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Twenty years of Pipes and tobaccos magazine

Twenty years of Pipes and tobaccos magazine

Every day is a holiday when you really love your job by William C. Nelson For 20 years, Pipes and tobaccos magazine has had the honor of bringing in-depth reporting and entertainment to pipe enthusiasts worldwide. To the best of our knowledge, no other commercial pipe magazine has ever survived for 20 years, or for […]

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Italian revelry

Italian revelry

Alberto Bonfiglioli shares his talent and generosity with the world by Stephen A. Ross If wealth were measured by the number of friends you have instead of the wad of cash you’ve got in your bank account, then Alberto Bonfiglioli would be a perennial contender for Forbes magazine’s list of 400 richest people in the […]

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Hunger for handmades

Hunger for handmades

Trending up with a new generation of entrepreneurs by Ben Rapaport Myriad online posts and plenty of new pipe books shower praise on them. Many pipe smokers buy them not only to smoke but also to build a representative collection of these originals. In our hyper-opinionated digital culture, just about everyone’s got a confident view- […]

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