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Dan Tobacco Re-Introduces Old CAO Blends

    June 29th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

dtm-logoI have just found out that Dan Tobacco Manufacturing (DTM) has re-introduced the old CAO “U.S. Revolutionary Themed” pipe tobacco blends.

After speaking with Russ Ouellette from Pipesandcigars.com and Rich Gottlieb of 4noggins.com, I have received this information about the blends available from Dan Tobacco.

These are not old stock tins; they are new stock tins that are being manufactured and are now available for purchase. From what I have been told, they are the original tobacco blend recipes with the original tin art. The only thing that has changed is that they are no longer produced by Dan Tobacco for CAO International. They are produced by Dan Tobacco for Dan Tobacco. The blends became available about two weeks ago.
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2010 U.S. National Slow Smoking Championships

    June 15th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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Every year, since 2003, the United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) hosts the annual U.S. National Slow Smoking Championships at the Chicago Pipe Show. This year it was held on Sunday May 2, 2010 which was the last day of the show. Slow smoking contests are where contestants get together and see who can smoke their pipe the longest with just one light. Once your pipe goes out, you are out of the contest. The last person smoking is the winner and, at the U.S. Championships, is declared the U.S. Champion.
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Broken Pipe - Gene Thompson Passes

    April 2nd, 2010

Gene Lynn Thompson April 21, 1946 - February 28, 2010

Gene Lynn Thompson
April 21, 1946 - February 28, 2010

It is with deep sadness and great regret that we must report the passing of Gene Thompson. Gene passed away on February 28, 2010 after battling cancer. Gene was a giant in the pipe and tobacco industry. He was involved with the industry for over 40 years.

We are a little behind in reporting this news because we just found out and we were shocked to hear of his passing. We heard of his passing from the latest edition of the NASPC newsletter, The Pipe Collector; in which Bob Swanson wrote a brief article about Gene and his passing. Read the rest of this entry »

Archeologists in New York Uncover Tobacco Pipes Dating Back to the 17th Century

    March 18th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

Fluted pipe with vertical milling around the rim and wheat sheaf between floral decorations on the side of the bowl Made in Chester, England c. 1810-1840 (Photo Courtesy of New York Transit Museum)

Fluted pipe with vertical milling around the rim and wheat sheaf between floral decorations on the side of the bowl Made in Chester, England c. 1810-1840 (Photo Courtesy of New York Transit Museum)

 

The New York Transit Museum’s Annex in Grand Central Terminal (mid-town Manhattan) is opening an exhibit featuring artifacts dating back to the 1600s. Included in the exhibit will be a collection of nineteen vintage pipes, many dating back to the 1600s.  The exhibit opens today (March 18, 2010) and will be presented along with other artifacts uncovered from the site where the South Street Ferry Terminal now stands.

English and Dutch manufactured smoking pipes dating back to the 1600s were among the artifacts uncovered during the archeological dig before the construction of the South Ferry Terminal began. Nineteen of these pipes will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal in mid-town Manhattan. The new exhibition entitled, “Where New York Began: Archeology at the South Ferry Terminal” runs March 18, 2010 – July 5, 2010.

The “New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store” in Grand Central Terminal (mid-town Manhattan) is open 8 AM to 8 PM Monday through Friday and 10AM to 6PM on Saturday & Sunday.  Admission is free. The New York Transit Museum’s flagship is located in a decommissioned subway station at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights. The Museum has two locations, the flagship in Brooklyn which is 60,000 square feet and the Annex which is 2,000 square feet.
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Thomas Point Pipe Club Inaugural Meeting and Pipe Event

    November 20th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

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PipesMagazine.com, in association with The Chesapeake Cigar Company, has started a new local pipe club in Maryland. The name of the pipe club is, The Thomas Point Pipe Club. As of this time, the club will be having monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of every month (except on Holidays) starting in January. The December meeting will be held the same day as the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Hearth & Home LJ Heart Virginia - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    June 22nd, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

Hearth & Home Pipe Tobacco Tin

The pouch aroma has that lovely sweet and tart smell that accompanies a lot of VA/PER blends. I love this smell. The moisture content is perfect for smoking without any drying time. The tobacco is a little chunky and I rubbed it out a little.

I used a two step packing method to load the bowl and proceeded with the charring light. I was greeted by a very nice sweet tobacco taste. I finished lighting the bowl and settled in for the smoke. There is a pure tobacco taste with a natural sweetness. At the mid-bowl point, this seems more of a VA blend to me than a VA/PER blend.
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Mac Baren In Chicago

    April 29th, 2009

By Bob Tate

Mac Baren Tobacco will be represented at the 2009 Chicago Pipe Show. In attendance will be Per Jensen, Frank Blews, Shawn Fleming, Kara Babinski, and Gene Thompson. They will be there talking to people and answering questions about Mac Baren tobaccos. Read the rest of this entry »

Samuel Gawith Re-Introduces Blend

    April 29th, 2009

By Bob Tate

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Samuel Gawith will be re-introducing a blend at the Chicago Pipe Show this year (2009). The blend has been out of production for quite some time and is called Scotch Cut Mixture. Bob and Graham from Samuel Gawith Tobacco will be in attendance at the show. Read the rest of this entry »