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Walther Smoking Pipes
Before becoming a pipemaker, Bill Walther worked as a chemical engineer, real estate director and antique watch repairman. He made pipes as a hobby before retiring in November 2013 and becoming a full-time pipemaker.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Walther crafts pipes that are for sale on his Facebook page, Walther Smoking Pipes, and at www.smokershaven.com. He also accepts commissions. For more information, contact Walther at 817.925.3553; email: b.walther@sbcglobal.net.

Al Pascia Pipes
pipestuff-alSince 1906, Al Pascia has been serving pipe enthusiasts from its shop inside a 16th-century building in historic Milan, Italy. Al Pascia’s fame for quality merchandise and excellent customer service has grown worldwide since the advent of the Internet.

Always looking for high-quality products to sell, Al Pascia is now selling its own line of pipes. Made with seasoned briar sourced from Romeo Briar and mouthpieces crafted from the best Italian Ebonite, Al Pascia offers pipe smokers elegant, well-engineered, 100 percent Italian smoking pipes at reasonable prices.

For more information, visit Al Pascia’s website at www.alpascia.com.

Three Year Matured Virginia and My Mixture Baby’s Bottompipestuff-dunhill2
After being off the market for many years, Dunhill’s Three Year Matured Virginia and My Mixture Baby’s Bottom are now available exclusively through Smokingpipes.com.
A medium blend, Three Year Matured Virginia is composed of red Virginias, other Virginia leaf and a pinch of Oriental tobacco, with a very subtle topping of fruit essence.

My Mixture Baby’s Bottom is a Virginia and Latakia blend that was popular many years ago because of its smooth smoking characteristics.

To order, visit www.smokingpipes.com.

Alan Brothers Supply Company fine pipes and accessories
Brothers Jeff and Jeremy Gracik recently formed Alan Brothers Supply Company out of a desire to work together in a family business. They also shared a wish to market top-notch products they could both believe in, and this commitment is borne out in their catalog of wares.

pipestuff-alanHeadliner items are the Alan Brothers pipes, which are designed by Jeff in San Diego, then roughed out in Milan, Italy, and finally given their beautiful hand finish by Jeremy back stateside, in Pittsburgh. No two Alan Brothers pipes are the same, and the company’s reasonable prices ($175 to $300) and exacting craftsmanship have garnered the brothers’ new enterprise the admiring attention of pipe smokers almost overnight.

Alan Brothers also offers stylish tampers fashioned from the staves of whiskey barrels ($15) and a very attractive pipe lighter from Zippo bearing the Alan Brothers logo. Rounding out the company’s goods is a splendid pipe roll for carrying your pipes and accessories. Made by the Bradley Mountain Company of San Diego, these $60 travel rolls are constructed of waxed canvas and tanned leather and made to last a lifetime.

To find out more about Alan Brothers Supply Company and the quality-with-value beliefs defining the products these brothers and their collaborators have developed, visit www.alan-brothers.com or find the company on Instagram and Twitter.

Telford’s Tobacco
A longtime fixture in the Bay Area, Telford’s Pipe & Cigar has developed a sizable catalog of pipe tobacco blends available only at the store. Now, a few of the best-loved Telford’s original tobaccos are available in tins for sale throughout the United States.

Portsmouth Square is named after the place where the U.S. flag was first raised in California. The blend of Latakia and Virginia presents the smoker with a classic, old-fashioned smoke.

Mount Tam is a complex aromatic blend of bright and dark Cavendish tobaccos with pipestuff-telfordssweet vanilla and oaken notes.

Olde Drumm is a blend of dark Cavendish tobaccos with a vanilla topping. In addition to the tins, Telford’s is also making available a few of its most
popular bulk blends.

Nob Hill is a refined and complex light English blend with a superior room note that is perfect for a beginning pipe smoker or makes a great all-day smoke.

Golden Gate is a medium English blend and is one of the oldest and among the favorites of Telford’s house blends.

North Point is a Latakia mixture that has a subtle character all its own. This blend comes from a recipe that dates to the establishment of Telford’s in 1970.

Brian’s Blend is a full, smooth and mild aromatic with the aroma of tropical fruit.

Telford’s Pipe & Cigar is located at 664 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941; phone: 415.388.0440; website: www.telfordspipeandcigar.com.

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