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Chicago Pipe Show 2010 Photo Montage

    May 28th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

This is not an article, but more for your viewing pleasure. Here is a Photo and Video montage of the 2010 Chicago Pipe Show. Enjoy!

 

For more of our coverage of the 2010 Chicago Pipe Show, Click on the following links:

Chicago Pipe Show 2010 Pre-Show

2010 Chicago Pipe Show - Pre-Show Part 2

Chicago Pipe Show 2010 Day 1 Update

Chicago Show “Hands On” Pipe Making Seminar

Artisan Pipe Maker Bob Gilbert Interview

Report on the Chicago Pipe Show

2010 Doctor of Pipes Award Dinner

United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) Annual Meeting

United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) Annual Meeting

    May 24th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

upca-logoDuring our time at the 2010 Chicago Pipe Show, we sat in on the annual meeting of the United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA). The meeting is not open to the public, only of the representatives of Pipe Clubs can attend. We were invited to the meeting by Michael “Doc” Garr (Docgarr), Vice President of UPCA, so that we could cover and report on it. Here is a little bit about the UPCA, who they are, and what they do. [From their website]:
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CAO Eileen’s Dream - Pipe Tobacco Review

    May 18th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

eileens-dream

On the tin aroma of this blend I am picking up on Irish Cream. Not the sugary coffee creamer type but a good liquor type of Irish Cream. It is accompanied by a light chocolate aroma. It is weird, but the chocolate aroma smells like white chocolate to me. Those of you who have eaten white chocolate know that there is a difference in the aroma of white chocolate compared to other chocolate. Well, to be technical there is a difference in aroma of all different kinds of chocolate, but this is a tobacco review, not a chocolate review. The moisture content of this blend is perfect for smoking right out of the tin.
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2010 Doctor of Pipes Award Dinner

    May 17th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

2010 Doctor of Pipes Award - Cigar and Pipe Dinner

2010 Doctor of Pipes Award - Cigar and Pipe Dinner

On Saturday night of May 1, after the first official day of the 2010 Chicago Pipe Show, we attended the Cigar and Pipe Cocktail Party, Dinner and Doctor of Pipes Award Ceremony that was held in the New Orleans Ballroom on Bourbon Street at the Pheasant Run Resort. The Cocktail Party was 6:30-7:00pm and the dinner was 7:00-9:00pm. The tickets for the dinner were $65.00 each and were well worth the price of admission.

For the Cocktail Party, they served bacon wrapped scallop hors d’oeuvres while we all stood around chatting on Bourbon Street. At 7:00, they opened the doors to the ballroom to admit the attendees of the dinner. Upon entrance to the dinner, they were handing out ‘goodie’ bags. The bags contained a selection of about 10 various premium cigars, pipe cleaners, a tin of E. Hoffman Spilman Mixture, and a one ounce sample of Hearth & Home Larry’s Blend. Everyone was standing and sitting around socializing and having a few drinks waiting for dinner to be served.
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Artisan Pipe Maker Bob Gilbert Interview

    May 10th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

2010-chicago-pipe-show-138During our time at the 2010 Chicago Pipe Show, one of the people that we had the chance to meet up with was Artisan Pipe Maker Bob Gilbert (Staffwalker). Bob is a very nice and accommodating guy and he also does some outstanding work. Bob Gilbert is from Denton, Texas and has been making pipes for almost four years. His pipes are very attractive and he puts a lot of effort into his work. Not only are his pipes attractive, but they are made with precision engineering. Kevin and I both acquired a pipe from Bob and they smoke great.

The stems are made from Ebonite and they meet up flawlessly with the shank of the pipe. The draft hole is dead center on the bottom of the bowl and a pipe cleaner runs all the way through with out any problems. He leaves a 1/32” space between the tenon and the mortise and he also drills them wide enough to accept fluffy pipe cleaners. His pipes are also very affordable. I have seen pipes that look as good as his pipes sell for double and sometimes triple what he prices his pipes at. Bob Gilbert does not currently have a website, but you can still get in touch with him.
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2010 Chicago Pipe Show - Pre-Show Part 2

    May 6th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

I arrived in Chicago on the afternoon of Thursday April 29, to cover The 2010 Chicago Pipe Show held by the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club (CPCC). Kevin picked me up at the airport and we drove back to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. and I checked into my room. The resort had accidentally booked me in a handicapped room (everything was made shorter to be assessable and I am 6 feet tall) so I had to change rooms and Kevin upgraded me to a suite next to his.

Dowstairs Sitting Area

Dowstairs Sitting Room


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