Category Archives: Industry Spotlight

Marty Pulvers Interview from the West Coast Pipe Show

On the last day of the West Coast Pipe Show, as things were starting to wind down, we were finally able to corner Marty Pulvers, one of the show’s organizers. Marty has a long history in the pipe business. For nearly 20 years, he owned and operated the retail shop Sherlock’s Haven, in San Francisco’s […]

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Interview with Tobacco Blender Russ Ouellette

Russ Ouellette is the tobacco blender of the widely popular Hearth & Home pipe tobacco blends. There are over 30 blends covering a wide variety of styles and tastes. Hearth & Home has Aromatics to English and everything in between, and they are all high quality tobaccos that have received numerous rave reviews. Russ presented […]

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Interview with Gary B. Schrier, Pipeman, Author & Publisher

Gary B. Schrier, the owner of Briar Books Press, has some unique book offerings specifically crafted for the pipe enthusiast. He has published the only existing "lifestyle guide" for the pipe smoker (and collector) titled, "Confessions of a Pipeman". He has also brought back to life several out of print books and catalogs. Gary was […]

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Bob Swanson – Perry White Pipes Interview

The 2nd Annual West Coast Pipe Show was held during the first weekend in November in Las Vegas, Nevada, and PipesMagazine.com was there covering this unique event for pipe enthusiasts on the west coast. Bob Swanson, the pipe maker behind Perry White Pipes presented the first seminar of the show, which was informative, entertaining, and […]

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Danish Pipe Artisan Peter Heding

One of my favorite books is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. The basic message of the book is to throw away conventionality and practicality, and to follow your dreams instead. Then you will find true happiness and success. This message is prevalent throughout many of Coelho’s books, and one I subscribe to. However, it is […]

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Cornell & Diehl – Good Ol’ American Tobacco

If you’ve been smoking a pipe for at least a year, chances are that you’ve smoked at least one blend of pipe tobacco made by Cornell & Diehl. If you’re like me, then you’ve smoked a little over 10 blends, have several un-opened tins you still need to try, and have some real favorites in […]

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McCranie’s Pipe and Tobacco Shop, Charlotte NC

McCranie’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop in Charlotte North Carolina is one of the standout tobacconists catering to pipe smokers. Their reputation extends far beyond the borders of the second largest tobacco producing state. They have been serving pipe smokers for over 30-years. Their own brand of tinned pipe tobacco has put them on the map […]

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The 2010 IPCPR Show (formerly RTDA)

The world’s largest luxury tobacco products trade show took place August 9 – 12, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The IPCPR Show is the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association’s annual trade show, where the industry showcases new products and retail tobacconists place orders. This was the second year in a row the show […]

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Erik Stokkebye of Villiger Stokkebye International

The Stokkebye family of Denmark became involved in the tobacco business in 1882. Peter Stokkebye, an icon in the American pipe tobacco business, began to market the company’s pipe tobaccos in the U.S. in the early 1970s. The products soon became, and remain among the most popular pipe tobaccos in the country. Erik Stokkebye, Villiger-Stokkebye’s […]

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Dunhill Pipe Tobacco Returns to the US

Create a FREE account now and get weekly news from the world of Pipe Smoking! There have been rumors in the past, but this time it is true. We have it straight from British American Tobacco, the owners of the Dunhill Tobacco trademark – Dunhill Pipe Tobaccos will once again be available in the United […]

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