Spring 2014 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Spring 2014

From high profile to high altitude

From high profile to high altitude

After decades of million-dollar business deals and glamorous living, Mark Stewart finds a peaceful refuge as a pipemaker in the North Carolina mountains by Chuck Stanion Living high in the mountains of Brevard, N.C., far from the Philadelphia, New York and Vegas of his youth, enjoying a modest lifestyle dramatically different from his former days […]

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The healing properties of tobacco

The healing properties of tobacco

When my brother and I were small, our family spent summers at a cottage on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, N.Y., where we grew up. The lake was always glacially cold, but we’d stay in the water until we had turned blue enough for our parents to demand we regain normal body temperature in the sun, […]

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A man of many talents

A man of many talents

Lester Garlow was at his best when carving pipes by Bruce Garlow He was a Navy man who fought the Japanese in World War II and helped shepherd the heavily damaged light cruiser USS Marblehead to home port following a massive air attack on the ship off the Borneo coast in early 1942. He was […]

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Pipe Stuff

Pipe Stuff

Orient Express limited edition S.T. Dupont’s latest limited-edition Prestige Collection pays tribute to the Orient Express with a writing set, a Line 2 lighter and cufflinks. Inaugurated in 1883 under the name “Express of East,” the Orient Express connected Paris to Constantinople, serving several European capitals along the way. It was an emblem of the […]

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Pipelines

Pipelines

No Thumbs Tom In the not-so-quiet pirate community of Blagery Dak (see “Black Friday Pirate Plunder” entry in the Musings area of Oompaul.com for more information), there were many, many characters of all sorts and shapes. Some with good (relatively speaking) hearts, some with cold ones. Some with hearts that may have looked like a […]

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Perfect union

Perfect union

The popularity of Cornell & Diehl’s pipe tobacco blends leads the company to partner with Laudisi Distribution Group Sometimes a company can be a victim of its own success. That’s certainly been the case with Cornell & Diehl, which produces pipe tobacco brands such as Cornell & Diehl, Hermit Tobacco Works, Castello, Two Friends and […]

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Focused pursuit

Focused pursuit

Wayne Tiepen doesn’t merely pick up pipemaking–he chases it with everything he’s got by Stephen A. Ross Wayne Teipen strives to get the most out of everything he does. Whether it’s in his health care profession, projects around the house, wilderness hikes or his recently found interest in pipemaking, the 42-year-old Indiana native rarely lets […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

by Tad Gage and Joe Harb We decided to review two tobacco brands that are so old and established, and frankly so coy in their descriptions, that they’re hardly the buzz of the pipe world. Robert Lewis and James J. Fox tobaccos are products of two of England’s oldest and still-operating tobacco merchants. Lewis was […]

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A small shop with a big inventory

A small shop with a big inventory

It doesn’t take a huge space to provide the best in pipe smoking by H. Lee Murphy Was it so long ago that enclosed malls were a prime destination for pipe and cigar shoppers? In the 1980s and even into the 1990s it seemed that every sizable retail center had a tobacco emporium where men […]

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Manufacturing myths: Pipe debunking, part II

Manufacturing myths: Pipe debunking, part II

by Ben Rapaport It is often said that a good historian is a myth-buster. A better explanation comes from the historian Henry Adams: “Nothing is so astonishing in education as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts,” and there is certainly a mountain of inert facts that promotes ignorance in […]

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