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  1. porshcigar

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    We hope and expect that the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show will be a great time for all. At 305 exhibitor tables and spaces it will be bigger than ever! All of the 2013 Show’s tables have been sold out for weeks, so we hope all of you can visit us this year at the Show on May 4 and 5, 2013. The Show starts on Wednesday the first of May with a number of activities.

    Over the next several days I will be posting here about some, but not all, events at the 2013 Show:

    This year a big cigar event will join our Show. The Big Burn Chicago. They are an independent event, but they are helping us to be the biggest and best show ever.

    The Big Burn Chicago will feature premium cigars from many top cigar manufacturers, as well as food and adult beverages. There is a charge for this event by Big Burn Chicago. Midwest's largest premium cigar, craft beer, spirit and wine event! Complimentary 30 premium cigars with purchase of an event ticket. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, exclusive drink samples from premium spirits, craft beers and wines, along with live music and the Big Burn Booth Girls. Luxury raffle prizes throughout the night. For information and ticket purchase please visit their website at http://www.bigburnchicago.com!

    So, please come to the Show on May First, 2013 and enjoy the Big Burn Chicago.

    You can stay at Pheasant Run Resort for the Big Burn Chicago on the special Show rates, and stay for the Chicago Pipe Show through the weekend on May 4th and 5th.

    Chicago Pipe Show May 6 & 7, 2017
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    I enjoyed the thread from last year, as you leaked out news about the various events during the show. It will be fun to watch this thread again.

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    The Friday morning event formerly known as the “Pre-Show” will continue as the “Smoke and Swap” again this year. Last year’s Smoke and Swap was a very popular event. It is an informal swap meet, in a place where it easy to hang out. This is an opportunity to eat, drink and smoke where pipes and tobacco are being sold and traded all day long.

    The Smoke and Swap will be in the 6000 square foot smoking tent on May 3rd, 2013.

    80 - ½ table places will be available on a first come/first served basis starting at 8 am (or as soon as the tables are set up by hotel staff) for those wanting to sell. Exhibitors have started lining up before 7 AM in the past. There will be no reservations, no numbers, and no charge. Just come in, choose an available chair, and set up your ½ table space. Use it until 4pm, or leave when you like. Once you leave, the ½ table space is available for another seller to take your place.

    The Swap and Smoke will be open to the buyers from 9 am to 4pm. There is no charge.

    Smoking is encouraged.

    Pheasant Run Resort will have coffee early, and food and drink will be available in the tent during regular business hours at reasonable prices.

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    Porshcigar your wetting my appetite

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    I sure hope so! Craig

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    Today’s update post is about Pipe Displays. An important part of every pipe show is the display of pipe collections. Each year, the Chicago Show invites several pipe collectors to exhibit their collections in locked glass display cases that are in front of the Mega Center hall.

    This year the following individuals have graciously agreed to display a portion of their pipe collections in the CPCC Educational Glass Display Cases in the Mega Center, as follows:

    DAVE PETERSON will display pipes from his collection of Castello pipes.

    MARK BERMAN will display Perry White pipes and other American pipes from his collection.

    GEORGE AMRON will display pipes from his collection of bamboo stem pipes.

    CPCC club members Paul Bender, Lee Murphy, Judd F. Perlson, Michael W. Reschke, and Pat Velkavrh will display a selection of pipes from their collections.

    The Chicago Pipe Show thanks these men for all the time, work, and effort to bring these wonderful pipes to the Show so that all of us can see these great collections. Please be sure to make time during your visit to the Chicago Pipe Show to see these four beautiful collections.

    Also, don't forget to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible at Pheasant Run Resort. Be sure to mention the Pipe Show when you make your reservations so that the Show gets credit for you, and you get the show special rates of $155.00 for tower rooms and $109 for courtyard rooms.

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    Today’s post is about one of our great speakers this year. MEIKE HUIJSSEN, CEO of the Schonberger Ebonite Manufaktur GmbH, located in Hitzacker, Germany.
    http://www.sem-ebonite.com

    For many years the Show has presented a series of discussions entitled “The Pipe Makers Forum.” This year Ms. Huijssen will speak about the use of ebonite for pipe stems. Her presentation will discuss the composition and characteristics of ebonite. I saw a part of her presentation last year at the Show, and it will be fascinating to all pipe makers and pipe smokers.

    Lee Erck and Rex Poggenpohl will be the co-moderators this year, and will assist in the question and discussion phase of the Forum

    The presentation and discussions will take place in the Marsalis Room in the Pheasant Run Resort at 8:45 pm on Friday night May 3, 2013.

    After many years of discussing the briar, its time to talk about the other end of the pipe, and to learn all that you ever needed to know about ebonite. Don’t miss this presentation.

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    Frank Burla, the legend, the founder of the Chicago Pipe Show, the Show Director Emeritus of the Chicago Pipe Show, and the great collector and master of antique pipes and tobacciana, will present a Display and Discussion of Several Rare Antique Tobacciana Accessories. The presentation will be in the Mega Center on Friday night at 9 PM. Frank will bring a number unique smoking accessories from his collection to introduce us to the accessories that our smoking ancestors used in the history of smoking. Frank is a great speaker, and this is an event that antique collectors and pipe smokers interested in the history of pipe smoking will want to attend.

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    Its time to talk about golf at the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show. The Show is held at a great resort, which offers many activities. A spa, a swimming pool, a workout room, great restaurants, and a beautiful golf course are all there.

    The Pheasant Run Golf Course is offering special rates to those who are attending the Show. A round of golf, with cart included, is only $39.00 on weekdays except Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the date of the Big Burn Chicago golf outing. There is also a 15% discount on most in stock, regularly priced merchandise in the Pheasant Run Resort Golf Shop.

    In order to get this special, you must tell the golf shop that you are with the Show and want the special rates, or present the golf flyer. Golf flyers will be at the Show.

    Due to a number of circumstances, the Show does have its own golf outing that we had for a number of years. However, this year there is the big golf outing on Wednesday the First of May held by the Big Burn Chicago. This should be great cigar event, so please visit the Big Burn Chicago website for all the details about the cigar event and their golf outing: http://www.bigburnchicago.com

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    Smoking is encouraged.

    Got to love it. I can't wait !

    -Ryan Alden
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    I hope there is a PipesMagazine forum gathering, like last year. Actually, I would like to talk to some of you guys at the tent on the days leading up to the show. I already have vacation from Wednesday on.

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    Prior to 2008, all of our seminars were smoke friendly, and were very well attended. Since the Illinois smoking ban on indoor smoking went into effect, we have had a drop off in attendance at seminars in the Tower meeting rooms at Pheasant Run. We know that is because many of our Show participants want to smoke in the evenings, and they stay in the tent.

    So, this year we are having even more Show events into the 6000 square foot smoking tent. This year’s presentations will begin on Friday night, May 3, 2013.

    Mr. Kevin Godbee, Publisher and Editor in Chief of PipesMagazine.com, and Brian Levine, the host of the Pipes Magazine Radio Show.

    Kevin has a unique background and is very well qualified to speak about pipes and cigars on the internet. He launched PipesMagazine.com in 2009, which has become the largest trafficked pipe smoking related site, and the #1 Source for Pipes and Pipe Tobacco Information. Over the last 11 years working in the online business, he has become an expert in Internet Marketing and SEO. Kevin is a Certified Master Tobacconist (CMT) through Tobacconist University, a member of Cigar Rights of America, and is a Media Member of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association.

    Brian is the United States representative of Brigham Pipes, and has a spectacular background in the pipe business, including Peter Stokkebye International, Ltd., and SmokingPipes.com. Brian brings his unique knowledge of the pipe and tobacco industry to the Pipes Magazine Radio Show each week. And now he will bring that expertise to all of us at the Chicago Show.

    The Pipes Magazine Radio Show is the only online radio talk and entertainment show in the world that is targeted to pipe smokers and collectors. This very popular show is a weekly feature on Pipesmagazine.com.

    Kevin and Brian will discuss the Radio Show and give all of us an inside look at everything you ever wanted to know about.

    Since you are reading this on one of the pipe internet sites, you will want to hear this presentation by Kevin and Brian on Friday night, in the smoking tent at 9 PM.

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    Looks like you're planning another great show. I have the Castello collection packed and ready for display.

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    One of these days, I'll get my act together moneywise and attend a show. I think it'd be great fun. I just wouldn't want to show up pockets empty, what with all those pipes for sale. How about trades? Is there much trade going on - pipe trading I mean? Having a grand collection, I'd love to go to a show and walk away with a handful of new trades.

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    Many of the estate dealers, and people who attend the show, do accept trades. In fact, a great deal of trading takes place.

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    THE EVENTS IN THE TENT: On Saturday night, May 4th, 5 PM in the Smoking Tent, immediately following the close of the Show for the day at 5 PM, we will have two wonderful presentations.

    FRED HANNA, the renowned author and tobacco expert, will speak on The Nicotine in Your Pipe: Drug of the Devil or Gift of the Gods. All pipe smokers are interested in the importance of Nicotine in our favorite tobacco blends, and Fred will present his views and expertise on this important topic.

    Fred is the author of the of the highly acclaimed book “The Perfect Smoke, gourmet pipe smoking for relaxation and reflection”. Fred has been described as a “pipes and tobacco gastronome” by Neill Archer Roan on A Passion for Pipes: http://www.apassionforpipes.com/neills-blog/2012/7/12/fred-hannas-the-perfect-smoke.html

    Fred is also the creator of two of my favorite blends: Legends and Wilderness.

    Be sure to go directly to the Tent after the Show closes for the day at 5 PM to hear Fred Hanna make what will be a historic presentation about the role of Nicotine in our pipes.

    At 6 PM, in the smoking tent, Mr. Rob Cooper will present "The CHANGING State of the Estate Pipe Market 2013".

    Mr. Cooper is the renowned “ Coopersark”, seller of high grade pipes on eBay.

    Rob will offer his expertise on the Estate Pipe Market, as he has done annually for the last several years. Rob is famous for his straightforward approach to the age old question: “My pipe collection is worth, What?” Mr. Cooper will make his presentation about the 2013 changing trends for estate pipe purchases and sales, and then accept questions and discussions from the audience.

    If you are interested in buying and/or selling pipes, and everyone at the Show is interested in this topic, you will want to attend. This is one seminar that you need to prepare to attend: Think of your questions in advance, and be ready to present them to Rob and the audience at large at 6 PM Saturday in the smoking tent. Be ready to present your point of view on the estate market.

    This will be a popular and spirited discussion on the value of your collection. Be there.

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    PipesMagazine.com Meet up.

    On Saturday, May 4th, there will be a meet up for members of PipesMagazine.com. It will be held in the smoking tent at 2 PM. Look for the table in the tent with a “Reserved” sign for PipesMagazine. This will be an opportunity for all of us to get together, meet in person, and enjoy a bowl.

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    Today, let’s talk about pipe smoking! Slow smoking to be exact.

    The United Pipe Clubs of America will host the Eleventh Annual U.S. National Championship in slow smoking at 1 pm, Sunday, May 5th, 2013 in the smoking tent.
    The UPCA has tables at the Show for registration.

    The beautiful contest pipe this year is provided by Neat Pipes, one of the great exhibitors at the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show; The contest tobacco is blended by Russ Ouellette of http://www.pipesandcigars.com, which is another exhibitor at the Show, and the winner of the 2011 Tobacco Throwdown with his creation of the very popular Black House blend, which I just happen to be smoking as I post this.

    The UPCA hopes to send the winner to the 2013 Slow Smoke World Cup, which will be held in Poznan, Poland, later this year. There seem to be more contestants each year as slow smoking contests catch on across the country and more smokers experience how much fun such competitions can be. UPCA will have places for about 100 contestants this year. Registration in advance online, or at the Show.
    The United Pipe Clubs of America website for information and registration is:
    http://www.unitedpipeclubs.org/

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    Just a reminder to make your hotel reservations at Pheasant Run Resort.

    Again this year the Chicago Pipe Show 2013 will give away Two Free Nights at Pheasant Run Resort.

    The Chicago Pipe Show really needs you to stay at Peasant Run Resort during the 2013 Show. Pheasant Run is a great resort and hotel. All of the Show events are held at Pheasant Run. We need your support, so please register for your room at Pheasant Run for the Show. Please make your reservations by telephone: 1-800-474-3272 and be sure to mention the Chicago Pipe Show to get our rates, or make reservations online at http://www.pheasantrun.com .

    In order to further encourage you to stay at Peasant Run, the Chicago Pipe Show will give away two free room nights in a drawing to be held on Saturday afternoon, May 4th, 2013 during the Show.

    The prize will be in the form of a certificate with a value of $373.00 (the cost of two nights in a Tower Queen or King at the show rate of $155/night, plus tax), which must be used to pay your hotel room bill for the 2013 Show. The actual cost of your room may be more or less than $155.00, but the certificate will provide you a credit of $373.00 on your Pheasant Run bill in any event. You are eligible to win even if you stay in a Courtyard Double and the Courtyard King room during the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show at a price of $109, plus tax.

    The rules for this drawing are as follows:
    You must be registered at the Pheasant Run Resort for Saturday night, May 4, 2013, and at least one other night during the Show.
    The room must be registered in your name, only the person responsible for payment of the room is eligible, others staying in the room are not eligible.
    You must fill out an entry card during the Show with your name and hotel room number. One entry per room only.

    The Show Director’s determination of winner and eligibility will be final.

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    I haven't been to a pipe show since 2004. I'm so excited to be going to the Chicagoland show this year... Seriously, you guys have no idea! I could just burst!!!

    Can we just skip ahead to the show already? I can't wait!!!

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    For Charatan Collectors:

    The International Charatan Collectors Society will meet at 4 PM, on Thursday, May 2nd 2013, in the Turquoise Room, on the second floor in the hotel. The International Charatan Collectors Society meeting will be moderated by Dennis H. Congos.

    This will be a gathering of members of the International Charatan Collector’s Society (ICCS). All those with 5 or more Charatans to show are invited to attend. This is a chance for those interested to learn more about Charatan pipes and for current members to exchange Charatan information and lore. Some of the most beautiful Charatans will be on display. There will be judging and awards for the various qualities of Charatans and best collection.

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    Women are always welcome at the Chicago Pipe Show. We have many women table exhibitors, pipe smokers, and non-smoking wives who attend the Show. And we have events of interest for all women.

    On Friday, May 3rd, from 9:30AM - 4:30PM we have Champagne Limousine rides for women and men to and from the Premium Outlet Mall. There is no charge for this event, but sign up early on the poster in the lobby to get your seat in the limo.
    The location for this event is the Main Hotel Lobby entrance area for Departure.

    At 9 PM on Friday the 3rd, we have a free craft project in the Ruby Room in the Tower at Pheasant run. This year’s Tobacco Related Craft: CPCC Necklaces and Bracelets. Linda Cobine will demonstrate the art of creating CPCC Necklaces and Bracelets. Each attendee will be given all materials necessary to create the necklace or bracelet of their choice. Each attendee will be able to take their creation home, free of charge, as a souvenir of the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show courtesy of Sutliff Tobacco Company. Limited to 40 participants on a first come, first served basis.
    Location: Ruby Room, Tower

    And on Saturday the 4th of May, at 12 noon, we present the Private Ladies Luncheon for Female Exhibitors. All female exhibitors, and wives of Exhibitors, are invited to a salad luncheon with wine and dessert. The lunch is served in the St. Charles Ballroom at Pheasant Run.

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    Lets Eat!

    On Friday, May 4th, from 7PM - 10 PM The Chicago Pipe Show will serve the Welcome Dinner Buffet. Each year we serve dinner to about 600 people attending the Show.

    This is a 7 course buffet meal, including salad and dessert. Coffee and tea are also included. And it is all FREE.

    This is your chance to have dinner with 599 other pipe makers, pipe smokers, and pipe collectors in the lovely St. Charles Ballroom at Pheasant Run Resort. Everyone attending the Show is welcome. No reservations are required. Free tickets are distributed on Friday at the Pheasant Run Resort.

    This dinner is sponsored by the Sutliff Tobacco Company, and the Chicago Pipe Show.

    On Saturday, May 5th, The Chicago Pipe Show will host the annual Pipe and Cigar Banquet. This dinner is limited to the first 150 people who reserve a ticket. The cost of this dinner is $65 per person.

    This banquet features an outstanding filet mignon dinner, including soup, salad, dessert, potatoes and vegetable. Red and white wines are also served at the table, all included in the ticket price.

    This meal is well worth the $65, however, our many generous sponsors also provide every diner with a free “goody bag” filled with cigars, tobacco and accessories that have a retail value greater than the $65 cost of the dinner.

    As of today, we have some Saturday night dinner tickets still available, reserve soon so that you don’t miss this great dinner and goody bag.

    The Tent will feature a new menu this Year:

    Thursday – Room Service Menus

    Friday
    11am to 11pm – Cold Sandwiches, Chips, Cookies
    11am to 4pm - - Grilled Chicken, BBQ Pork and Hamburgers
    8pm to 11pm – Fill your plate ($10) Chili, Nacho Chips, Jalepeno Peppers, Cheese Sauce, Sour Cream, Salsa

    Saturday
    11am to 11pm – Cold Sandwiches, Chips, Cookies
    11am to 4pm – Grilled Chicken, Italian Beef and Bratwurst
    6pm to 10pm – Fill your Plate ($10), Salad with Dressing, Choice of 2 pastas, Meat Sauce and Vegetarian Sauce, Garlic Bread

    Sunday
    11am to 11pm – Cold Sandwiches, Chips, Cookies
    11am to 4pm - - Grilled Chicken, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
    6pm to 9pm – Fill your plate ($10) Taco Bar; Ground Beef, Black Beans, Shredded Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Sour Cream, Salsa, Hard and Soft Taco Shells

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    What? No Sushi!?!?!

    Just kidding.

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    I hate to bring this up, but do you see any issues with the flooding in the St Charles area?

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    Most of the water has gone away. Looking at the 10 day forecast on Weather.com shows scattered showers and temps between 36-65 over the show period. The tent is elevated a couple inches over the parking lot. I doubt there will be any problems. Don't forget to bring a light jacket.

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    The Smoking Tent. The Chicago Pipe Show will have a 6000 square foot smoking tent at the Pheasant Run Resort. The Tent will open in the morning on Thursday, May 2nd and remain open until the early morning on Monday May 7th.

    On Wednesday the tent will be used as part of the Big Burn Chicago, the great new cigar event this year. Please visit http://www.bigburnchicago.com for information about this event and information on ticket purchase.

    All are welcome to sit at one of the many tables, or in the comfortable lounge area, and enjoy a pipe or cigar. This is a very popular place to meet with friends or make new friends at the Show. The weather predictions are for daytime in the 70'5 and night time lows in the 50's. The tent will have heat to keep you warm on cool evenings. The tent will have heat to keep you warm on cool evenings. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual.

    Pheasant Run provides a cash bar, stocked with beer, wine, hard liquor and soft drinks. The bar is open for business from 11 am until 1 am on most days. Food is also available in the tent 11 am to 11 pm on most days. Sandwiches, hot food, cold food, chips, cookies and soft drinks are available.

    Come and smoke with us at the Chicago Pipe Show 2013.

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    Just curious Craig... for those of us attending the pipe making seminar which begins Wednesday, will we NOT have access to tent until Thursday?

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    You will have access to the tent on Wednesday, but it will be shared with the Big Burn Chicago. Craig

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    The post for today will be about the Dunhill Focus Group.

    Dunhill collectors and smokers gather at the show to talk, to display and to learn about Dunhill pipes. This year, the moderator of the Dunhill Focus Group will be the noted collector of Dunhill pipes, Bob Noble. Bob has been a great speaker at many Dunhill Focus meetings in prior years. We all look forward to Bob bringing this year’s group to a new level.

    The Dunhill Focus Group 2013 will meet in the Ruby Room on the second floor in the Tower at Pheasant Run Resort. The meeting will take place at 5 pm on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Speakers, in addition to Bob Noble, may include Rich Esserman, Rob Cooper (Coopersark on eBay), Craig Cobine of DunhillCollector.com, and Mike Reschke, President of the CPCC and Assistant Show Director.

    Everyone is invited to attend, and to bring a Dunhill pipe to show and/or to discuss, but it is not necessary to bring a pipe to the Dunhill Focus Group 2013.

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    You will have access to the tent on Wednesday, but it will be shared with the Big Burn Chicago. Craig

    Maybe we can convert some cigar smokers to pipe smokers!

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    Craig, is there a consolidated list of all the events going on? I'm just trying to be able to plan out what seminars I would be able to attend since it looks like several are happening at the same time. Thanks!

    -Chris
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    I plan on flying the club airplane pictured below to the show on Saturday or Sunday depending on the weather. If I am there, Chris Tarler, in the C&D booth, will know as I will visit him first before anyone else. I sure hope we have good flying weather as I really want to attend and I would consider it an honor to get to meet as many of my fellow Forum Members as possible! I hope to I have the privilege to meet some of you in person!
    click on pic to enlarge:
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    Monday, May 6th, provides the last opportunity to buy, sell or trade a pipe at the 2013 Show. From 8AM to 12PM we hold our Post Show in the Terrace Café Area of Pheasant Run Resort. ½ tables are available FREE on a first come, first served basis. Many who attend the Show take this last opportunity to offer pipes for sale or trade while they await transportation to the airport. The area of the Post Show is a high traffic area where many people pass by as they leave the 2013 Show. If you have a few pipes left to sell or trade, or you have not yet spent your last dollar on pipes, visit the Post Show for your last chance to have fun at the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show.

    Here is the full Show Schedule for 2013:

    THE CHICAGOLAND INTERNATIONAL PIPE & TOBACCIANA SHOW
    MAY 2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2013
    9 am Pipe Making Seminar, Mega Center Annex, Pre-registration required
    4 pm – 2 am Big Burn Chicago

    THURSDAY MAY 2, 2013
    9 am Pipe Making Seminar, Mega Center Annex, Pre-registration required
    4 pm International Charatan Collectors Society, Turquoise Room (Tower)
    5 pm Dunhill Focus Group, Ruby Room (Tower)
    9 pm Friends of Bill, Turquoise Room (Tower)

    FRIDAY MAY 3, 2013
    9 am – 4 pm, Smoke and Swap, Tent (8 am vendor set up)
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm Champagne Limo to Premium Outlet Mall, Hotel Lobby
    12 pm – 5 pm Welcome Table, Mega Center
    3:30 pm UPCA Annual Meeting, Ruby Room (Tower)
    7 pm – 10 pm Welcome Buffet Dinner, St. Charles Ballroom
    7:30 pm presentations at Welcome Dinner
    8:45 PM Makers Forum, Meike Huijssen, Ebonite – Marsalis Room
    9:00 pm Frank P. Burla “Display and Discussion of Several Rare Antique Tobacciana Accessories” Mega Center
    9 pm Ladies’ Tobacco Related Arts & Craft Program, Ruby Room (Tower)
    9 pm Pipe Repairmen Roundtable, Sapphire Room (Tower)
    9 pm Kevin Godbee and Brian Levine Pipes Magazine Presentation, Tent

    SATURDAY MAY 4, 2013
    7 am Exhibitor Set up, Mega Center
    10 am – 5pm Chicago Pipe Show, Mega Center
    11 am – 3+ pm Silent Auction, Mega Center
    12 pm Private Ladies’ Luncheon for Exhibitors, St Charles Ballroom Salons 5 & 6
    2 pm PipesMagazine.com Meet Up table, tent
    3:30 pm Winner Announced for 2 free nights at Peasant Run, Mega Center
    4 pm Smokers Forum Meet Up table, Tent
    5 pm – 7 pm EVENTS IN THE TENT
    5 pm Mr. Fred Hanna The Nicotine in Your Pipe:
    Drug of the Devil or Gift of the Gods, Tent
    6 pm Mr. Rob Cooper, The CHANGING State of the Estate Market, Tent
    6:30 pm Cocktails, Pipe & Cigar Banquet at 7 pm, New Orleans Ballroom
    9:00 pm Doctor of Pipes Meeting, Arnold Palmer Suite (Tower)

    SUNDAY MAY 5, 2013
    6:30 – 9:30 am Pipe Show Breakfast, St Charles Ballroom, Salons I, III, IV
    8 am Exhibitor Set up, Mega Center
    9 am – 5pm Chicago Pipe Show, Mega Center
    12 pm Show Awards Presentation, Mega Center
    1 pm UPCA United States of America National Pipe Smoking Championship, Tent
    9 pm Friends of Bill, Turquoise Room, Tower

    MONDAY MAY 6, 2013
    8 am – 12 pm Post Show, Terrace Café Area

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  35. ocpsdan

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    This is going to be amazing!! Can't wait for the show.

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    Around Christmas, I bought a plug of tobacco from Shawn of this forum. If anyone would like to try some, find me at the tent. I will be glad to share.

    Winton

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    I’m packing up to go to the Show. I hope to see you all at Pheasant Run Resort for the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show! There are a few cigar dinners still available, email me for reservation at: porshcigar@aol.com

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    Packing up to head out to the show as well. I'll see anyone attending the seminar tomorrow morning!

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    I guess I will pack either tonight or tomorrow night. My sidekick and I will be heading for Chicago Thursday morning.

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    I attended my first "Chicago Pipe Show." Wednesday I went to the Charatan Collectors Club meeting. I had my required five. They are all good smokers and special to me. I was not aware of the specialized extra large behemoths carved by Charatan. Today I went for the Smoke and Swap. Tables were available for free for those who wanted to sell their pipes. Some were carvers, some where divesting their extras, and some were in business. Some were selling old cans of famous tobaccos. A tin of "Three Nuns" was priced at $50. I could not tell how old it was, but if you order the current blend from Denmark or Switzerland and include the shipping it is pushing $25. I'm a newbie to Pipe shows. There were several things that struck me. First, BIG is in, small is out or just isn't there. Whether estate pipes or new pipes, big is where it's at. And I am talking huge. I was chatting with one smoker who showed me his purchases. He pulled out three with bowls that filled my hand, and I wear an XL glove. I noticed that he did not hold his pipe in his mouth by his teeth, but held it in hand as he puffed. I know personally I'm just not sold on the "Bigger is Better" idea. Maybe it just takes some time to get use to it. The second thing that struck me was unconventional shapes are in. Classic shapes are for the Estate Pipe crowd. There were new pipes that had some variations on the classic style, but bold, wild, crazy, and unconventional are the spirit of the times. It also made me think of its parallel with many other social ideas. Ideas about absolutes is out, do your own thing is in. Classic ideas are old ideas, we can reinvent the wheel, think outside the box, let's go in the opposite direction of flow to seek out new worlds. I've always associated pipe smoking with a certain tried and true conventional view of life. But it seems the spirit of the times has made it's mark on this area of life as well. There were some pipes that were avant garde, they were exploring the Zomby theme. Another had huge blocks of carved brier and what looked like deer antlers worked into the design. I would be afraid I could harm myself while having a bowl. It was all very educational. My best moments were conversations with other pipe smokers just sharing likes in pipes, tobacco, and things of life. I'm looking forward to Saturday.

    "Properly speaking, a pipe on the dealer's shelf is no pipe at all. It is a piece of carved burl of the white heath. But it is only potentially a pipe. It is only when I behold this piece of potentiality, detect its possibilities for greatness, and by the fiat of the checkbook call it forth from nonbeing [sic], that it becomes a pipe. I place it in my collection. I pronounce it Good." Arthur D. Yunker, "Toward a Theology of Pipesmoking," p. 14.
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    I just got home from a day of flying the plane to and from (Sunday May 5th) the Chicago Show. It was fantastic. And, I own two more Bob Hayes pipes. That makes 18 in all. A great day of flying and pipes and tobacco! Chris Tarler said that my Blend sold very well. I bought the last two 8 ounce tins left!
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