Spring 2011 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Spring 2011

Danish pipe line

Margit and Aage Bisgaard

Located in a corner of Denmark, Bisgaard Pipes provides high-quality smoking pipes to the rest of the world Stephen A. Ross Although they may be located in a remote town on the eastern shore of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula, Aage and Margit Bisgaard provide high-quality briar pipes to pipe smokers and collectors around the world. Looking […]

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From true confessions to true confections

From true confessions to true confections

Before you begin to read, know that this is not another self-serving “how-to-get-more-fun-from-your-briar-pipe” tutorial, nor a testimonial for which pipes and tobaccos are the best buys, nor my personal opinion of that popular blog, “Take a look at this outstanding briar that I just bought on eBay!” I’ve been around this hobby for slightly more […]

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Books old and new

Things the Soldiers are Asking For

Seeing Gary Schrier at a pipe show is like spotting a rare pipe: he’s easily recognizable from across the room—his style is as unique as the work of a great pipemaker. It’s not just the handlebar mustache or tweed vest; it’s the way he carries himself and interacts with other pipe enthusiasts that sets him […]

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Smokin’ time at The Briary

The Briary

On Feb. 5, The Briary of Homewood, Ala., hosted its third annual pipe smoking contest. More than a smoking contest, this event has become a carnival for pipe smokers.   “It was our best event yet,” says Skip Elliott, proprietor of The Briary. “We had people coming in from all over; it was standing room […]

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Three loose cigarettes

Three loose cigarettes

“What I hate about winter is that it takes so damn long to get dressed,” Jack Dupont muttered. It was 7 degrees above zero in Mill River, Massachusetts, a former cotton mill town with a 14 percent unemployment rate, where Dupont and girlfriend Simone LaCroix dug metaphorical ditches as $880-a-week reporters at the Mill River […]

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Big changes for Savinelli

Big changes for Savinelli

With a 135-year reputation for innovation, it was inevitable that Savinelli would decide at some point to reinvent itself. It’s doing that now and the results are impressive. P&T Editorial Staff Savinelli pipes may be the best-selling pipes in the world—and for good reason. The consistent quality and value of each pipe is evident; the […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

By Tad Gage and Joe Harb Planta Tabak This time around, we have the chance to review some of the blends from German manufacturer Planta Tabak. The family-owned firm was founded in 1956 by Dr. Manfred Obermann. The company has a fairly extensive lineup, and while many retailers stock a few blends, you may need […]

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Marvelous Marcovitch

Marcovitch tobacco

  If you are a collector engaged in a wearisome and exhausting search for that rare pipe or that seldom-seen tin of tobacco, let the following tale serve as a message of inspiration and a boost to your morale. This is a story of hope, a message of reassurance and encouragement. The lesson is quite […]

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Having a Blast

Bruce Weaver

    Spend a few minutes talking to Bruce Weaver about pipes and pipemaking and it’s clear how enthusiastic and passionate he is about his second career. Speaking with a rich, deep and booming voice, he fervently, and often humorously, tells anyone who’ll listen how much he enjoys pipemaking—and how humbled he feels to even […]

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