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Wessex pipes are handcrafted at the Lorenzetti factory, founded in 1934 by master pipe carver Otello Lorenzetti. The factory remains headquartered in the family’s original house in Macerata, Italy. Only the finest Italian briar is used for all Wessex pipes.

The new Wessex Bristol pipes are available in either smooth or black sandblast finishes and are made in three shapes—apple, billiard and Dublin. Each Wessex Bristol pipe features a black Lucite stem.

Wessex Standard pipes are also available in smooth or black sandblast finishes and with tapered or saddle black vulcanite mouthpieces.

There are three shapes in the Wessex Brigade pipe line. Each Brigade pipe features a brown sandblast finish and has a black Lucite military bit.

Wessex pipes are available at premium tobacco retailers. Locate your nearest Wessex dealer by contacting Arango Cigar Co. at 3170 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062; phone: 800.222.4427; fax: 847.480.1221; email: arangocigar@aol.com.

The Pipe Smoker’s Poker Deck
The Briar Portrait Gallery (BPG) has launched “The Pipe Smoker’s Poker Deck”—a beautiful 54-card deck that features full-color portraits of pipes from more than 50 of the world’s most beloved pipe carvers.

The initial run of the deck is packaged in a limited edition “Nostalgia” tin. Limited to 500 decks, they have a suggested retail price of $16.99. BPG is donating 10 percent of its proceeds from the sale of the deck to a United Pipe Club of America-registered pipe club of the buyer’s choice.

This is just the start for “The Pipe Smoker’s Poker Deck” series. Pipe shape specific decks, country of origin specific decks and custom decks for dealers and pipemakers, featuring their logos and pipes, are already in the works. Decks will be distributed through BriarPortraitGallery.com.

Rossini-pipestuffMastro de Paja Rossini Collection
The Mastro de Paja Rossini Collection is a limited edition that features a prestigious design and an elegant finish. These briar works of art feature a gold or sterling silver ring, making them valuable, unique and inimitable. Learn more by visiting Mastro de Paja’s website at www.mastrodepaja.it.

 

 

 

 

Stokkebye 4th Generation pipes
es4-pipestuffAs with the Stokkebye 4th Generation pipe tobaccos, the four shapes that comprise the Stokkebye 4th Generation pipes are named after the birth years of Erik Stokkebye; his father, Peter; grandfather, Erik Paul; and great-grandfather, Erik Peter—1957, 1931, 1897 and 1855.

The Danish-made pipes are crafted from aged Italian briar and acrylic mouthpieces. The pipes are available in three finishes—black rusticated, smooth with a reddish-brown stain and smooth with a golden, natural finish. Each pipe is stamped with the birth year and features an attractive bronze band engraved with the 4th Generation logo.

Available nationwide; information regarding the closest 4th Generation line of pipes and pipe tobaccos dealer may be obtained by contacting Phillips & King
International at 800.532.4427.

Erik Nørding pipes
Erik Nørding’s Royal Flush collection is composed of five shapes—each one named for a card in poker.

The entry-level Jack and the Queen pipes are hand-rusticated. The King, Ace Nording1-pipestuffand Joker have progressively finer selections of briar. The Joker is crafted with a lighter-colored wood to draw attention to the beauty of the grain.

Nørding has designed the pipes with a unique feature—interchangeable mouthpieces that the smoker can easily detach and fit to all Royal Flush models. The bits are handsome and made of durable Lucite, and come in several shapes and colors. Extra mouthpieces to change the look and feel of the pipe are available as well.

Erik Nørding pipes are sold at fine tobacco retailers. Locate your closest Erik Nørding dealer by contacting Arango Cigar Co. at 3170 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062; phone: 800.222.4427; fax: 847.480.1221;email: arangocigar@aol.com.

 

The Pipeman’s Daily Fare
The Pipeman’s Daily Fare, Poetic Verse for the endangered and underfed. 52 Poems to Inspire the Pipe-Smoking Man by Assaad G. Bachaalani is the latest publication released by Briar Books Press. With this hardcover edition, Bachaalani has penned a contemporarywork of original poetry for the pipeman in all his moods and eccentricities. A worthy new companion when inner peace is your objective. This illustrated volume may be ordered online at www.briarbooks.com or by sending $30 plus $5 shipping and handling (U.S. orders only) to Briar Books Press, 14229 Bethel-Burley Road SE, Port Orchard, WA 98367.

 

Two Cousins pipe racks
The men behind Two Cousins pipe racks—Mark Hendren and Tim Crowder—are Two-cousins-pipestuffdedicated craftsmen who share a love for tobacciana and unique imaginations. They strive to craft pipe racks that are handsome, unique, practical and beautiful—qualities that remind people of another era when creativity and handcrafting was appreciated.

Like pipes that follow basic shapes, each pipe rack is unique. People often mistake a brand-new Two Cousins pipe rack for a valuable family heirloom, which it is sure to become.

Visit www.twocousinspiperacks.com to view the catalog, check out the blog or contact Hendren and Crowder about crafting your ideal pipe rack.

 

 

Still Searching for Pipe Dreams
stillsearching-pipestuffStill Searching for Pipe Dreams is Rick Newcombe’s second book containing essays regarding the well-known pipe collector’s thoughts about the hobby he so avidly participates in. Originally released in paperback, the book is now available in audio.

To order the audio book version of Still Searching for Pipe Dreams, visit Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, iTunes and Android.

 

 

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