Fall 2013 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Fall 2013

Reflections on the Trade: Random Pipe and Tobacco Facts and Factoids of Yesterday

Reflections on the Trade: Random Pipe and Tobacco Facts and Factoids of Yesterday

  By Ben Rapaport   We read, we hear and we see stories and reports daily, lots of information that, sometimes, we don’t know if we should believe. That’s probably why the mantra “don’t believe everything you read” was coined. And it’s certainly true that some of what’s been written on the interrelated topics of […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

This go around, we danced with Sasquatch and sipped some new offerings from German-made Cup O’ Joes, then took a short tour of family history with the Stokkebye 4th Generation tobaccos. The tinned series from Cup O’ Joes features a fanciful Bigfoot theme. Highlighting the consistently high-quality tobaccos from manufacturer Kohlhase & Kopp, they left […]

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Perserving tradition

Perserving tradition

Chacom preserves nearly 200 years of history By Stephen A. Ross In 1825, the Comoy family began making mouthpieces out of mostly boxwood in Avignon, a small village located in the hills surrounding Saint-Claude, France. It was merely 10 years after Napoleon Bonaparte’s crushing final defeat at Waterloo and only four years after the exiled […]

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Associative tampers

Associative tampers

The history of pipe tampers reflects a tendency to combine this simple smoking tool with other important activities By Alastair Leslie Photos by Lorenzo Ali Generally well known is the fact that, from the earliest days, smoking rapidly became extremely popular and closely associated with drinking. Indeed, in the early days of the 17th century, […]

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KC contest

KC contest

The Greater Kansas City carving contest once again attracts phenomenal designs The annual North American Pipe-carving Contest, held at the Kansas City pipe show each year, has proven to be popular and groundbreaking. Dozens of carvers enter every year and seven pipes are chosen for the final winning set, which is always beautifully presented in […]

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Pipe smokers’ paradise

Pipe smokers' paradise

A great spot to grab a six-pack, a bottle of wine and a few tins of tobacco By T.S. Donahue A pipe shop should smell a certain way. It’s the blending together of all those different sweet tobaccos, creating that tantalizing olfactory experience that can only be found inside a good tobacconist. For a lot […]

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Parting shots

Parting shots

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Cup O’ Joes

Cup O' Joes

Spectacular ambiance is just part of this shop’s success Twenty years ago, Kathleen Kelly was having a tough time finding work. She’d just moved to Lake George, N.Y. Her love for the area was almost genetic—her parents had honeymooned in Lake George, and it was a favorite destination for family vacations when she was a […]

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Monstrosities

Monstrosities

These are not your grandfather’s pipes by Chuck Stanion When a classically trained artist possesses an innate love for pipes, it’s inevitable that the two interests will collide in interesting ways. However, not even Nostrodamus could have predicted Olie Sylvester’s Monstrosity pipes. Only Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft in their most fevered night terrors […]

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Pipefuls

Pipefuls

by William Serad Sorry for having missed the last issue of P&T, but I decided to write on things best not written about, and consequently, by mutual agreement and in the interests of all, we moved briskly on to this issue with another topic. Our esteemed editor in chief requested for me that you, dear […]

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