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We live in times unable to cope with the satisfaction of others. Whether it’s parades, mermaids or bumper sticker election campaigns, if someone is enjoying or into…well, anything, this makes others upset. It becomes then a mission to upend them. Reactions to pipe smoking is not exempt. Much like all things misunderstood or misinformed, it is by many considered nothing more than a masked cigarette, and is not always revered as those of us who know better. Many things around us are easy to dismiss, and easier to vilify. Which is why I’m comfortable being a pipe smoker: I’m a marginalized guy in many areas, and I have more important things to give a shit about. Pipes and tobacco being two of them.

For example, the folks at Cornell & Diehl have come up with their Chicagoland International Pipe and Tobacciana Show 2019 Virgina Oriental. This commemorative blend features bright Virginia, Izmir and Basma oriental, Perique and Burley. Summertime is usually when I dive into the lighter and brighter tobaccos, when I’m tired after a sweltering day. Throw a cold glass of gin limeade in my hand and a pipeful of something like this and watch as my list of what I give a winged monkey’s posterior about magically dwindles further.

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Radio Talk Show

Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! We have a bonus triple interview tonight from the floor of last week’s IPCPR / PCA trade show in Las Vegas. Brian will be talking to Glen Whelan of Peterson Pipes, Max Stokkebye of STG Lane, and Knud Nording of Nording Pipes. In Pipe Parts, Brian will discuss the Churchwarden pipe, and why he thinks everyone should have one. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Industry Spotlight

James Foster, CST
Premium Cigar AssociationAfter my previous article covering the regulatory affairs in the industry and the changes to International Premium Cigar &; Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) tradeshow, I thought a good follow up would be all the good news and great new products that are still hitting the market this year as a bit of a pick-me-up if you were feeling a bit down in the dumps. This post will be a bit picture heavy so strap in. Also, note a few of these pipes and brands I didn’t get a chance to talk with very much because the manufacturers are all doing business with the retailers so the press is always advised to leave them alone until they are not busy. Given that fact, I may not have as much information on all the pipes that you might expect, and in some cases, I may have only had 1-2 minutes to chat. Read More…

The Pipe Pundit

The heart of every pipe smoker beats precipitously faster at the thought of that one go-to pipe in his or her collection.

Call it, “A Pipe for All Seasons.”

Now, the heavens aren’t going to open with a magnum opus chorus with colorful birds zipping around with pretty bunting strips.

No. But, if you smoke a pipe, you get it.

And if you are a pipe smoker, even with the smallest of collections, you know that feeling.

It’s about the one pipe that conquers all your fears, handles any tobacco leaf thrown its way, smokes like a dream every day, all day, rain, snow, plagues, frogs, locusts, whatever!

My Pipe for All Seasons is an Ashton from the early 1980s. It was given to me by the late Bill Ashton Taylor, creator of Ashton Pipes, master of the pipe universe.

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    Where Will Pipes Be in 100 Years?

    Rick Newcombe

    Last May I attended the Chicago Pipe Show, and the first person I saw was an Englishman named Reggie Stevens. Reg lives in Birmingham, England and speaks with the accent of someone who has lived in the north of England his whole life. He sounds a little like Ringo Starr.

    "Reg!" I said, "It's so good to see you!" as I gave him a big bear hug.

    "Well, I'll tell you, mate," he said, "I'm feeling a little better now. My wife of 54 years died in January, and this is the first time I can feel the cloud lifting a little – because of all the love and friendship there is at this pipe show."

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    Looking for a Churchwarden that doesn't skimp on chamber size? This "D15" Dublin might just fit the bill, sporting a broad rim, a soft taper down t...
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