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Metallica! Not the heavy metal band … heavy metal pipes!

Metallica! Not the heavy metal band … heavy metal pipes!

According to Warman’s Antiques and Their Prices (1991) “… the collecting of antique pipes is an amorphous, maligned and misunderstood hobby.” Not quite accurate, but what is fact is that collectors of antique pipes are fortunate. They have lots of choices, from ceramic, clay, block and pressed meerschaum, porcelain, and wood, to the more esoteric […]

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The metal alternative

The metal alternative

Dead Guy Pipes and Drew Melpolder are moving pipe smokers beyond briar by H. Lee Murphy As he sets up the display tables for his quirky metal designs at pipe shows in places like Chicago and St. Louis, Drew Melpolder is struck by the reaction he gets from visitors. Some people are curious, others are […]

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