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.

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James Foster
Dunhill Rollagas LighterWhile they are not the most expensive lighters you can own, they do come pretty darn close if you’re buying new. ¬†Hopefully this article will give you some insight into what to look for - and why buying new may not be the best option for you if you’re looking to add a Rollagas to your collection.

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Dunhill Early Morning PipeThere are some people who are swayed by the way a tobacco is presented and while the tin doesn’t overly impress me on most occasions I do have to say that this tobacco comes in a very attractive tin and it contains a very passable tobacco that’s a pleasant blend of Virginia and Oriental that should appeal to anyone who enjoys a good English such as Penzance or Pirate Kake.

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