Spring 2016 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Spring 2016

What are you smoking?

What are you smoking?

For the entertainment and edification of everyone, readers are invited to send photos and descriptions of their smoking experiences for inclusion in the magazine. You’re welcome to send photos of yourself smoking, the environment where you like to smoke, and the pipes and tobaccos that you’re enjoying. Try to include any pertinent information about your […]

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There are pipes, and then there are pipes

There are pipes, and then there are pipes

by William Serad If I write “pipes” in these pages, you will automatically think of the tobacco smoking variety. Were I to write the same word in The American Organist, publication of the American Guild of Organists, thoughts would drift more toward Bach, Reger and Widor, or E. Power Biggs (a great name for an […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease Last week, I had to replace the battery in my beloved aging Volkswagen. (Please indulge me. I promise I’ll get to the tobacco stuff in a bit.) I went out to the curb, pushed the button on my key fob, and instead of the reassuring thunk of the door lock and enthusiastic […]

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The business of making beautiful things

The business of making beautiful things

Pipemaker Scott Klein takes a purposeful view to his craft, and to life by William C. Nelson Scott Klein is a fairly young pipemaker, at 29 years old. He looks even younger than he is. Moreover, Klein has been making pipes full time for only a few years, which means his quick rise to pipemaking […]

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Twenty years of Pipes and tobaccos magazine

Twenty years of Pipes and tobaccos magazine

Every day is a holiday when you really love your job by William C. Nelson For 20 years, Pipes and tobaccos magazine has had the honor of bringing in-depth reporting and entertainment to pipe enthusiasts worldwide. To the best of our knowledge, no other commercial pipe magazine has ever survived for 20 years, or for […]

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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

Ascorti 35th Anniversary pipe The limited-edition Ascorti 35th Anniversary briar pipe series features a polished metal band. One style includes a lanyard that can attach to a ring on the band; the other has no ring or lanyard. The pipes are made by Roberto Ascorti from specially selected, century-old briar that has been dried and […]

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Italian revelry

Italian revelry

Alberto Bonfiglioli shares his talent and generosity with the world by Stephen A. Ross If wealth were measured by the number of friends you have instead of the wad of cash you’ve got in your bank account, then Alberto Bonfiglioli would be a perennial contender for Forbes magazine’s list of 400 richest people in the […]

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Hunger for handmades

Hunger for handmades

Trending up with a new generation of entrepreneurs by Ben Rapaport Myriad online posts and plenty of new pipe books shower praise on them. Many pipe smokers buy them not only to smoke but also to build a representative collection of these originals. In our hyper-opinionated digital culture, just about everyone’s got a confident view- […]

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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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Go with the flow

Go with the flow

Randy Wiley accommodates every change during 40 years of pipemaking by Chuck Stanion The Tobacconist of Temple Terrace in north Tampa, Florida, is no longer there, but in the mid-’90s it was a comfortable place to relax and smoke with interesting people. Plumbers and landscapers, lawyers and judges, retirees, students and professors, cops, pilots, and […]

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