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Orient Express limited edition


S.T. Dupont’s latest limited-edition Prestige Collection pays tribute to the Orient Express with a writing set, a Line 2 lighter and cufflinks.

Inaugurated in 1883 under the name “Express of East,” the Orient Express connected Paris to Constantinople, serving several European capitals along the way. It was an emblem of the Industrial Revolution but has also become a symbol of freedom and modernity.

The midnight blue and white lacquers, enhanced with yellow gold, evoke the majestic colors of the carriages and subtly recall the train’s handles or its chassis.

The lighter’s central medallion echoes the stained-glass window visible from outside the train; it is highlighted by four pieces of white mother-of-pearl surrounding an intense blue spinel, a rare gemstone renowned for its brightness and hardness.

The clip of the pen evokes the chimney of the Orient Express, also overhung by a blue spinel.

Each piece is finely engraved with the words “Orient Express.”

The Prestige Collection is numbered out of 1883, in reference to the train’s year of inauguration.

Available at select retailers; locate your nearest S.T. Dupont dealer by
visiting the company’s website at www.st-dupont.com.


J.T. Cooke
JTCookeFor fans of pipemaker J.T. Cooke, there is an official website featuring a gallery of his work, an explanation of pipe nomenclature and contact information. You can also subscribe for email notification about any pipes that become available, a handy opportunity for those who would like to purchase a Cooke pipe without waiting the three years it customarily takes when ordering a particular shape. Visit the website at www.cookepipes.com.



Five O’ Clock Shadow
PipestuffC&DThe latest in Cornell & Diehl’s Working Man series, Five O’ Clock Shadow is a blend of red Virginias and Perique that’s been pressed into a cake and has just the right amount of dark-fired Kentucky Burley to give you the jolt that you need to get to your next destination after work.

Available at fine tobacco retailers everywhere; contact Laudisi Distribution Group to find the nearest dealer at 843.491.4150.




The European Porcelain Tobacco Pipe
The European Porcelain Tobacco Pipe
by Ben Rapaport and Dr. Sarunas Pipestuffrapaport“Sharkey” Peckus details the evolution and acceptance of the porcelain pipe in Europe and its eventual eclipse as 20th century kitsch with 148 color photos and a detailed, informative text. Porcelain pipes originated in Europe in the
18th century and their design developed in France and Germany. The European Porcelain Tobacco Pipe spans approximately 250 years of history in 160 pages and is the first illustrated history to be published about porcelain pipes.

The book will be available in July 2014 and costs $39.99; more information is available at www.schifferbooks.com.





The Nude on the Cigarette Case
Regis-1Private investigator Max Grant stumbles upon a mortally wounded man in a Manhattan alley in 1939. Before he succumbs to his wounds, the mysterious victim tells Grant to find the woman who is pictured on his cigarette case. The encounter pulls Grant into the shadowy world of espionage and the race to create the atomic bomb.

The Nude on the Cigarette Case is Regis McCafferty’s latest novel. The book may be ordered at www.iuniverse.com or Amazon.com.





Gaslight by G.L. Pease

Gaslight by G.L. Pease is the latest entry in the blender’s Old London Series. A unique, rich mixture comprising fine Virginia tobaccos, Cyprian Latakia and small-leaf Orientals, the individual components are layered, pressed, aged in cakes and then cut and packaged as two 1 oz. bars. Gaslight is available in 2 oz. tins. G.L. Pease tobaccos are manufactured and distributed by Cornell & Diehl. To locate your nearest G.L. Pease dealer, visit www.glpease.com/Tobacco/OldLondon, or contact Laudisi Distribution Group at 843.491.4150.

Semois tobacco
Vincent Manil’s Semois tobacco is an artisanal pipe tobacco handcrafted in SemoisCorbion, Belgium, by the Manil family in the Ardennes Valley, which is home to the Semois River. Semois tobacco has no additives and as such offers an earthy and rustic flavor much like that of a fine cigar.

Until last year, Semois tobacco was little known in the United States, but a New York Times article brought it to light, and since then pipe smokers have been waiting for it to arrive on American shores. As of January 2014 Semois tobacco is available through The Pipe Guys in Manil’s ribbon-style “thick cut” and is packaged in 100 g tins. Order Semois at www.thepipeguys.com.



Comoy’s Blue Riband
PipestuffArcherNeill Archer Roan comes out of the ether from his blog “A Passion for Pipes” to publish his first pipe book, Comoy’s Blue Riband. To be released at the Chicagoland Pipe Show, May 2–4,
the book was created to showcase Roan’s extensive collection of Blue Riband briars, which he will be exhibiting for the first time. This limited-edition, hardcover/dust-jacket, 168-page guide to the exhibit includes historical background, a shape and name guide, some beautiful pipe images and a foreword by Lucian Comoy. The book is $40 and is published by Briar Books Press. To order, contact Briar Books Press at 14229 Bethel-Burley Road SE, Port Orchard, WA 98367; website: www.briarbooks.com.


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