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Lars Ivarsson (1944-2018): A legend lives on

Lars Ivarsson (1944-2018): A legend lives on

by Rick Newcombe Lars Ivarsson was a master pipemaker from Denmark who changed the world of pipes forever. Sadly, he died at age 73 on Feb. 11, 2018, but his impact can be seen in the details of every new handmade pipe created by an artisan pipemaker, whether in the United States, Japan, China, Russia, […]

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Remembering Richard Dunhill

Remembering Richard Dunhill

Grandson of Alfred Dunhill passes away by Ben Rapaport Richard Dunhill, grandson of the founder of Alfred Dunhill Ltd., died on Aug. 26, 2016, at the age of 89, having been a Dunhill employee for 68 years. He joined the company in 1948, was director for 28 years and chairman for 27 years, and oversaw […]

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Peter Heeschen 1945-2015

Peter Heeschen 1945-2015

by Sykes Wilford It’s about 2 p.m. on a sunny August day on the Danish island of Funen as I pull up at Peter Heeschen’s farmhouse on the outskirts of Odense. I walk from the rented car into the courtyard created by his house and barns, the paved terrace and flower gardens dappled with sun-light […]

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Paolo Becker, 1952-2014

Paolo Becker, 1952-2014

Paolo Becker has passed on. Just last August he found out that he was suffering with cancer, but he asked that I not share the information. Paolo was a private man and he did not wish for an outpouring from those who knew him or knew of him. This was typical of the man I […]

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Paul Spaniola 1913-2013

Paul Spaniola 1913-2013

Paul Spaniola, owner of Paul’s Pipe Shop in Flint, Mich., passed away on Aug. 27 at 100 years of age. Born Jan. 29, 1913, Spaniola was a legend in the pipe hobby, recently celebrating his 85th year in business. In 1928, at just 15 years old, he opened a tavern and pool hall. In 1930, […]

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Horace DeJarnett

Horace DeJarnett

The pipe world lost a great friend on July 24 when pipemaker Horace DeJarnett passed away at age 77. Though he was enduring terminal cancer, a stroke took his life. In 1999, when he retired from and sold his food brokerage business, DeJarnett began his happiest vocation: pipemaking. It started as a hobby but soon […]

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