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Spontaneous Combustion by G.L. Pease

Spontaneous Combustion by G.L. Pease

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” It’s a nice quote often incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, and though it certainly seems like something he would write, according to researchers of these sorts of things, the earliest published version of it is actually buried in Joseph Anthony Wittreich’s 1987 tome, Feminist Milton. In it, […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

“Smoke the hell out of it.” This was the advice given to me when I was just a briar sprout, challenged with an old Charatan Relief Grain bulldog that wasn’t delivering the goods. It’s not that it tasted bad; it didn’t. Though the pipe was fairly old, it hadn’t been smoked much, and it was […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease The fact is, Squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It’s the poor man’s friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian Images courtesy of Smokingpipes.com Our winter issue reviews conjure up thoughts of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. There is the Ghost of Christmas Past: a lovingly re-created grouping of tobaccos celebrating the blends from one of the greatest shops ever, Drucquer & Sons of London, and after 1928, Berkeley, California. […]

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Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

by G.L. Pease “Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which con- templates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Bobby Fabian What is an aromatic tobacco? Today, we usually consider it a cased or flavor- topped blend. Often, the topping over- powers the base tobacco, or has been used to mask bland or inferior base tobacco. But reading the labels on the tobaccos of old, we find that “aromatic” was […]

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Spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion

by G.L. Pease A couple of months ago, I was asked to lead a virtual tobacco “crawl” on one of the Internet’s many pipe smoking forums. (For those who don’t know, a virtual tobacco crawl is a shared online experience in which participants all sample the same selection of tobaccos in a given sequence and […]

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Spontaneous combustion

Spontaneous combustion

by G.L. Pease We are pleased to introduce a new column, “Spontaneous combustion,” by Gregory Pease of G.L. Pease Tobacco. Pease is widely admired not only as a remarkably talented tobacco blender and a gifted photographer but as a pipe collector with a rare discernment for detail. He has been one of the judges for […]

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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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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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