Fall 2012 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Fall 2012

Karl Kolpin 1936-2012

Karl Kolpin 1936-2012

Era comes to an end at Tinder Box International’s final founding member passes. By Richard Carleton Hacker With the passing of Karl Kolpin, 76, on March 14, from complications of pancreatic cancer, the final chapter has closed on what was California’s first family of tobacconists, and one of the driving forces behind what became America’s […]

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Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show The Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show will be held May 4-5, 2013 at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174. Reservation telephone numbers are 800.999.3319 or 630.584.6300. Mention the show and receive a special room rate. For more information, contact Craig Cobine at […]

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Evolution in pursuit of the “White Goddess”

Evolution in pursuit of the "White Goddess"

Cleaning a meerschaum pipe requires a number of decisions By Fred Bass Over time, my approach to cleaning meerschaum pipes has changed. The more I continue to learn about them and their cultures, the more I understand how this much-debated series of choices is a determinant for the meerschaum experience, for me and for others […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

By Tad Gage and Joe Harb We were excited to review four new offerings from the New York Pipe Club, a storied club whose past and present ranks include some of the world’s top pipe collectors, tobacco gurus and all-around aficionados. Expectations ran high for what this group of connoisseurs had to present in mixtures […]

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Scandinavian Pipemakers A remarkable new literary and photographic accomplishment from Jan Andersson—author of Bo Nordh, Pipemaker—Scandinavian Pipemakers features biographies of 50 pipemakers and includes exquisite pipe photography. An essential addition to any pipe collector’s library, Scandinavian Pipemakers is an all-color, A4-sized hardcover book of 340 pages. Order your copy of this new book by mailing a […]

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Fischer who’s who

Fischer who's who

Masters of Meerschaum … Distinctly Different Dynasties By Ben Rapaport  Lately, conversation among some American antique meerschaum pipe collectors and a few meerschaum pipe smokers has become Fischer-centric. Why has this name become so center-stage? I don’t have a clue, but I, too, have an interest in the Fischers. A few were pipe carvers, household […]

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North American quality

North American quality

The North American pipe-carving contest taking place at the Greater Kansas City pipe show each year has become an event of major importance. The main idea of the competition is to promote and support the pipemakers of North America. Participants include carvers with decades of experience as well as hobbyists and those just a couple […]

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