Winter 2013 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Winter 2013

Swedish two-step

Swedish two-step

Half brothers Martin Vollmer and Anders Nilsson share passions for music and pipes by Stephen A. Ross In the workshop of the pipemaking team of Martin Vollmer and Anders Nilsson, one is as likely to hear scratchy recordings of 1920s and 1930s American jazz, blues and country artists as they are to hear the scream […]

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The evolution of an idea

The evolution of an idea

Inspiration is only the beginning by Anthony Harris The 2011 Las Vegas pipe show had just ended, and a group of us were sitting around some tables on the edge of a concourse, lined on one side by places of business and by strident slot machines on the other. Despite the noise and people walking […]

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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

Stokkebye 4th Generation pipe tobaccos Erik Stokkebye has launched 4th Generation pipe tobaccos, available in 100-gram and 3.5-ounce tins. The new pipe tobacco series consists of four blends: 1957, 1931, 1897 and 1855; named after the birth years of Erik Stokkebye, his father, Peter, grandfather Erik Paul and great-grandfather Erik Peter, respectively; four generations who […]

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It all began with Peterson

It all began with Peterson

Ireland’s iconic pipe sparks a lifelong pipe passion By Rick Newcombe For more than three decades, I have closely examined, bought, traded and sold thousands of pipes, read hundreds of pipe-related stories, written dozens of articles for pipe journals, given numerous speeches at pipe club banquets and written books that are bestsellers in the pipe […]

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The art in pipemaking

The art in pipemaking

Hoosier John Crosby takes a painterly approach to his work. By H. Lee Murphy In the world of pipemaking, it’s an age-old question. Is the act of carving briar better suited to wood-turners and other craftsmen who are practiced with lathes and drill presses? Or is it the lyrical artist, who can fashion on command […]

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Craig Tarler

Craig Tarler

A great friend to pipe smokers everywhere, Craig Cornell Tarler, 82, of Cornell & Diehl, passed away on Sept. 4, 2012. His booming laugh, endless enthusiasm, dreadful jokes, innovation, childlike wonder and loyal support of the pipe smoking community will be terribly missed. Tarler and his wife, Patty, entered our hobby later in life than […]

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A great new pipe book

Rick Newcombe, author of In Search of Pipe Dreams, now has a second book out, Still Searching for Pipe Dreams. P&T asked Newcombe to comment. Who are you and what are your qualifications for writing about pipes? I love to write, and I love pipes—collecting them, smoking them, refurbishing them and a hundred other activities […]

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Pipefuls

Pipefuls

by William Serad After I received a letter from Mr. Owen KenKnight of Northfield, Minn., touching on several subjects related to his preference for Burley, I decided to check my sometimes faulty memory. In the previous column, I recalled and mentioned Rattray’s blends now containing Burley. From information on the Kohlhase & Kopp website (www.kohlhase-tobacco.com/site/index.php?id=158), […]

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A reporter’s pipe

A reporter's pipe

by Marc Munroe Dion Jack Dupont was not a true believer in much of anything. As a reporter, he felt that strong belief led to the dusty, parched intersection of shortsightedness and bias. But he believed a few things. A partial list follows.   The short sentence is best. Inanimate objects have no soul. Neither […]

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

by Tad Gage and Joe Harb We’re taking a close look at Cornell & Diehl’s tobacco series honoring groundbreaking African-American members of the military. It also gives us the chance to review First Responders. Originally named Tribute, this blend was created by Greg Pease for C&D as a tribute to those who responded to the […]

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