Pipestuff : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine


Tsuge tobaccos
pipestuff-tusge1Japanese maker Tsuge Pipe has announced the introduction of eight very interesting new pipe tobaccos, four in each of two lines: “The Four Seasons” aromatics and “The God Series” traditional collection. Distributed in the U.S. by Drew Estate, these blends offer a new and fresh take on the art of tobacco blending. Look for them at your favorite supplier, which you can find by visiting www.drewestate.com.


Bonfiglioli Christmas Pipe
bonfiglioli-pipestuffEvery year, Italian pipemaker Alberto Bonfiglioli brings the pipe-smoking world a limited release of 25 Christmas pipes. His 2014 edition ($270 smooth, $250 blast) is a handsome bent pot with a sterling silver band. To order an Alberto Bonfiglioli pipe, contact him through his website at www.bonfigliolipipe.it.



The European Porcelain Tobacco Pipe by Dr. Sarunas Peckus and Ben Rapaport

pipestuff-rapaportHere, the prolific and acclaimed pipe collector Dr. Sarunas Peckus teams with renowned pipe and tobacco historian Ben Rapaport and Schiffer Publishing to bring aficionados of pipe history a first-of-its-kind work. The European Porcelain Tobacco Pipe: Illustrated History for Collectors (160 pages) offers more than 145 gorgeous photos in telling the story of how the porcelain pipe became accepted and then popularized as both a smoking instrument and objet d’art. The evolution of other types of tobacco pipes—from clay to meerschaum to briar—has previously been well documented. It fell to Peckus and Rapaport to round out the literature with the story of porcelain tobacco pipes, which originally came to us from 18th century France and Germany. Pipe smokers and collectors as well as antique and porcelain enthusiasts will want to add this beautiful volume to their libraries. It is available at www.schifferbooks.com for $39.99.

Barling tobaccos
Blended by Planta, Garnet is a complex blend of Syrian Latakia, Burley, Perique, Java andpipestuff-barling2 Virginia tobaccos. Tradition contains Cyprian and Syrian Latakias and broad-cut Virginias, while bringing a fuller body owing to its measure of Kentucky leaf. The storied London pipe company Barling, founded in 1812, first gained fame by fitting elegant silver mountings to meerschaum bowls and then started turning top-quality briar bowls as early as 1906. It is only right that the Barling name should once again anchor an intriguing pair of English tobacco blends. They are now available at fine tobacco outlets. Call James Norman Ltd. at 800.525.5629 to ask where to buy them.


Still Searching for Pipe Dreams audiobook by Rick Newcombe
newcombe-pipestuffRick Newcombe followed up his best-selling In Search of Pipe Dreams with a second book, Still Searching for Pipe Dreams, and that second volume is available in audiobook format. Spanning seven hours and 16 minutes, the audiobook brings the most user-friendly possible way for busy commuters and others to gain access to Newcombe’s pipe scholarship and wisdom. Exploring such questions as why pipe smoking is gaining in popularity in a mostly anti-tobacco world, and why young people today are rediscovering the joys of pipe smoking even as cigarettes continue to fall from favor, Newcombe shares his travels to the abodes of the world’s great pipe carvers, and he includes practical advice for anyone wishing to join the community of pipe smokers.
Look for Still Searching for Pipe Dreams (priced at $9.99) at Amazon’s Audible and on iTunes.




Missouri Meerschaum Company tobaccos
AmericanPatriot-pipestuffAt last, pipe tobaccos blended just for corncob pipe smokers are available. Missouri Meerschaum Company’s American Patriot, Country Gentlemen, Great Dane and Missouri Pride cover the gamut of popular varieties. Missouri Meerschaum engaged famed blender Russ Oullette to create these four blends especially for smoking in corncob pipes. It’s the first time ever that Missouri Meerschaum has placed its imprimatur on a selection of pipe tobaccos. Look for Missouri Meerschaum tobaccos at your favorite tobacconist, or call the Missouri Meerschaum Company at 800.888.2109 to ask where you can buy them.

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Category: Pipestuff, Spring 2015

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