Category Archives: Kevin’s Blog

Three Nuns & The Shrieks of No Perique!

Kevin Godbee There are certain pipe tobacco blends that have been around for decades, and a few for over a century. Several of us pipe smokers might consider these tobaccos to be famous. Some examples that come to mind are; Escudo, Dunhill My Mixture 965, Balkan Sobranie, and many others – (feel free to add […]

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I Smoked 50+ Year Old Escudo, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah

Kevin Godbee Don’t hate me because I smoked 50+ year old Escudo. It was awesome. It all started when finally, at the last minute, I convinced E. Roberts (a.k.a. "RomeoWood") to come to the Chicago pipe show. He’s a connoisseur of many fine things and has written several articles for this publication. We hung out […]

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Anticipation is Keeping Me Waiting … Esoterica Tobacciana is on the way

Kevin Godbee Yesterday my phone rang. I looked at the caller id and saw a long number that started with the country code 44. Intrigued, I picked up on the 2nd ring and was greeted by a gentleman’s voice with a pleasant English Channel Island’s accent. He introduced himself as Robert Germain of J.F. Germain […]

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Interview with Kevin Godbee, Founder of PipesMagazine.com

I’ve interviewed several people over the past years and decades in many different roles and endeavors, but nobody has ever interviewed me … until now. Olie Sylvestor is an artist, graphic designer, pipe maker, father, husband, and all around really cool guy. He also has been producing the OomPaul Podcast for several years, and I […]

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Gabrielle Smoking Haddo’s Delight in Willmer AAA

Gabrielle is smoking 2002 G.L. Pease Haddo’s Delight that was just opened for this shoot. Her pipe is a Willmer AAA straight grain. We decided to have fun with her hair and make-up doing a retro-pin-up style. The shoot was done at McNulty Lofts in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida by Steven Kovich. Full Gallery of […]

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Chelsea’s Film Noir Shoot

We really enjoy being creative here at PipesMagazine.com. Chelsea came up with the idea of doing a shoot with a Film Noir look to it. She did a great job on hair, make-up and wardrobe. The photographer for the shoot was Joshua Ford, and he did an excellent job with the set and lighting to […]

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Gabrielle w/Poul Winslow Pipe Smoking Hamborger Veermaster

Gabrielle is looking chic and metropolitan in this shoot done in a downtown luxury condo in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is smoking a half-bent freehand Poul Winslow C-grade Pipe with silver band. Her tobacco of choice is Hamborger Veermaster. Click Here for the Full Gallery

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Chelsea Smokes Captain Black Round Taste

Chelsea is smoking Captain Black Round Taste. This is the new name for what used to be known as Captain Black Light. The word "Light" has been restricted in world markets as a descriptor for tobacco, so all brands are discontinuing the use of Light in their names. It is still the same great pipe […]

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Gabrielle Smokes Bell’s Three Nuns

Gabrielle makes her debut as a "Pipe Babe" smoking 11-year old original Bell’s Three Nuns. She is looking pretty and sophisticated with her hair pulled back with a smart and fashionable ensemble of a red skirt, white top, and black boots. She is enjoying her tobacco in a Ferndown 3 Bark Paneled Dublin with Silver […]

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Here We Go Again … Ridiculous Melodramatic Absurdity Disguised as Facts

Politically Motivated Hyperbole & Uneducated Journalists Rule the Day Kevin Godbee Just when I thought I’d heard it all, I see a headline from one of my favorite business news organizations, Bloomberg: Smokers In U.S. Switch To Pipes, Cigars From Cigarettes. It’s Déjà Vu all over again … and again, and again, and again! The […]

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