I probably relate food to tobacco (and vice versa) more than most do. It’s a disconnect for some people, but for me, I’m a hedonist for my own palate. I learned cooking very young as a necessity and flavor has become an obsession ever since. Any time, any income level, or instance can be made better with just a little observation and knowledge. A sense of adventure and a knack for learning certainly helps along the way.
Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 429! On tonight’s show our featured guest is Jeremy Feliciano. Jeremy is the founder of the Briar Nation Pipe and Cigar Club. Briar Nation began as a small group for military veterans and supporters to get together and share their passion for charity, brotherhood, and premium tobacco. At the top of the show, in “Pipe Parts”, Brian has a slew of great ideas for holiday gift giving for pipe enthusiasts. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!
Since we didn’t have IPCPR (Now the PCA) this year as a tradeshow I didn’t get a chance to go sit down and interview all the people in the pipe industry to bring you the latest news and information. But, I have managed to reach out to a few people before the holiday season and try to get a summation of new products, holiday sales, and interesting deals available just in time for Christmas, etc.
Note: Keep checking back as this post will be updated as more deals pop-up.
Laudisi, Smoking Pipes
Now that Laudisi is in full swing over Peterson we’re seeing the seasonal pipes and plenty of them.
Yes, dear reader, the Pundit has lost it!
Blame it on lingering aftershocks of Thanksgiving stupor. Too much turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread, green beans, and the whole Thanksgiving-Christmas continuum overload.
And, yes, the Pundit has purchased, yet another, Peterson Christmas pipe, or two, to prove the Pundit always practices what he preaches.
And since we have made it to December, let’s have a rousing Happy Holidays cheer and a huzzah for Holly Jolly Santa Claus!
It is also an occasion to look back and put 2020 in hindsight!
Uh, make that the rearview mirror!
From the Editor: Trevor Barton was a British pipe collector that favored historical non-briar pipes, such as: native American, tribal, ceremonial, art pieces, porcelain, ivory, and meerschaum. He ammassed a huge collection of pipes, along with smoking ephemera such as tobacco boxes, carved wood pipe cases, books, and large tobacco advertising figures in carved wood.
Via Press Release: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers are to disperse one of the world’s finest collections of pipes and smoking accoutrements across a number of sales this year. The Trevor Barton (1920-2008) collection represents more than 50 years of acquisition and study, by a Hertfordshire pipe collector known to many in the antiques trade as ‘The Pipe Man’.
Mr. Barton began collecting pipes and other tobacco-related items in 1947, shortly after he was demobbed (British for discharged from the military). His son (also Trevor) recalls life in a small Tudor cottage in Hertfordshire surrounded by hundreds of pipes and regular visits from other enthusiasts, including fellow members of the Academie Internationale de la Pipe (the collecting association formed in 1984). “Dad was a true collector. One day he bought an antique pipe on a London street market. Within a few weeks he had ten, then 20. The collection then just kept growing for the next 50 years.” His father would unfailingly rise before dawn every Friday to attend Bermondsey market and then Portobello on Saturdays – the stallholders all familiar with ‘The Pipe Man.’