Category Archives: Pipe Collecting

Trevor Barton Collection of Pipes up for Auction Sept. 2020

Pipe Collector Trevor Barton

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. […]

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Father the Flame Movie a Must See for Pipe Enthusiasts

James Foster, CST After 7 years and 6 countries we’re finally seeing a finished product that the pipe community has been anxiously waiting for. We’ve seen snippets and previews at the Chicago show, and you might have run across Chad Terpstra, Jeremy Rush, and team filming throughout the years enough to be excited about this. […]

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Mystery: The Peterson System Stem That Time Forgot

James Foster, CST Mark Irwin reached out to me around the end of last year and asked if I would be interested in participating in a project.  When he mentioned it was Peterson project- my interest was piqued immediately. In this case, it’s the patent that time forgot which was uncovered by Mark Irwin and […]

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Meerschaum, The Past and Present

James Foster, CST Recently on the forums, an old post got resurrected about the differences between block and pressed meerschaum and the reminder was that pressed meerschaum is rarely used these days because it takes huge machines to use.  I actually didn’t know this and thought it would be a good time to talk to some experts […]

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Mail It In One Piece, Please

Rick Newcombe It was a Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, and I was in my garage with the great Danish pipe maker Jess Chonowitsch, showing him how I cleaned the inside of my pipes. We had three on a table, and I had separated all three — meaning, pulled the mouthpiece out so that each […]

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Mike McNiel Asks; “Where’s Fred Goldring!?!?!”

Kevin Godbee Mike McNiel of McClelland Tobacco Co. shared some intriguing vintage tobacco tins with me during the Kansas City Pipe Show. There were five tins, four from Dunhill, plus The Savory Blend from H.L. Savory & Co. Ltd., London. The four Dunhill tobaccos were; Standard Mixture, Three Year Matured, Aperitif, and Durbar. According to […]

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Time Travelers

Fred Bass Estate Meerschaums cross oceans of time in their lifetime of service for those lucky enough to smoke them. In a market where the buyer can find himself at odds with the skill, judgment, and honesty of the seller, the seller is sometimes found lacking in these qualities, and may be the victim of […]

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From The Old-World to New With Love

Jerry L. Eischeid There are some things that are just in ones blood. Take beer for example. In the long-gone days of my youth, I belonged to an abstemious tea-totaling church. On my very own honeymoon My Newlywed Majesty thought we should try the (free and ice-cold) beer at the end of touring a major […]

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A Three Pipe Problem

By Dustin Babitzke Whizzing down I-70 at 75 mph, wind blowing through my hair, the open road ahead of me; it all sounds so glamorous. That is until I try to hold a pipe in my right hand and pack the bowl with my left hand, while an open can of tobacco is precariously balanced […]

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The Magically Magnetic One-of-a-Kind Pipe Stand

By Cam Schutte There is much tradition associated with pipe smoking that dates back centuries ago. The traditions are part of the lure of pipe smoking for many people. In more recent times however, some of the traditions have evolved and been modernized, mixed and matched, new and old. Here is a story of the […]

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