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Enigmatic Albert Pike

Enigmatic Albert Pike

Multidimensional man, meerschaum pipe maven by Ben Rapaport Quite a number of individuals here and abroad have been awarded one or more of the following honorary titles: Pipeman of the Month, Pipeman of the Year (an annual competition that started in Great Britain in 1964 and ended abruptly in 2003), Pipe Smoker of the Year, […]

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Who is smoking whom?

Who is smoking whom?

Strategies for coloring a meerschaum by Fred Bass Many meerschaum pipe aficionados smoke the blazes out of their treasured white pipes in active pursuit of the well-developed coloration that so few manage to achieve. Choosing the darker Cavendish blends with abundant oils, they push themselves late into the night, steadfastly puffing along, oblivious to the […]

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Evolution in pursuit of the “White Goddess”

Evolution in pursuit of the "White Goddess"

Cleaning a meerschaum pipe requires a number of decisions By Fred Bass Over time, my approach to cleaning meerschaum pipes has changed. The more I continue to learn about them and their cultures, the more I understand how this much-debated series of choices is a determinant for the meerschaum experience, for me and for others […]

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Fischer who’s who

Fischer who's who

Masters of Meerschaum … Distinctly Different Dynasties By Ben Rapaport  Lately, conversation among some American antique meerschaum pipe collectors and a few meerschaum pipe smokers has become Fischer-centric. Why has this name become so center-stage? I don’t have a clue, but I, too, have an interest in the Fischers. A few were pipe carvers, household […]

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