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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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 […]
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 […]