Category Archives: Pipe Shows

The Southern Fried Pipe Show 2014

Steve Morrisette Pipe makers had discussed it for years; a world class pipe show again in Nashville. Almost two decades have passed since Uptown’s Smoke Shop sponsored a large pipe show in Nashville. During the interim, the Nashville area became a hub of artisan pipe making with no less than a dozen or more well […]

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In Praise Of Pipe Show Organizers … And A Challenge To Pipe Makers

Rick Newcombe There are many great pipe shows in America these days — all put on by volunteers. As I am writing this in Los Angeles, my heart is in Columbus, Ohio. I wish so much I could be at the pipe show being sponsored by the North American Society of Pipe Collectors, which means […]

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Pipes, Tobacco, and Burnt Ends

James Foster I think only one word can sum up the 15th Annual Kansas City Pipe Show that happened June 21st through 22nd 2014 and that word is "awesomesauce." You see this was my first ever pipe show to attend and I had no idea what to expect…except from the talk about how much fun […]

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Show And Tell from the 2014 Chicago Pipe Show

Fred Brown CHICAGO—Well, the 2014 Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show is in the history books. There are some left over stories that are just begging to be told. So, here we go: If you have never been to the show, you owe it to yourself and to your love of pipes and tobacco to […]

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2014 Chicago Pipe Show…What had happened was…

Kevin Godbee The Chicagoland International Pipe and Tobacciana Show recently completed it’s 18th run. It was my 5th year in a row attending, the most fun I’ve had there, and largest crowd I’ve ever seen at the show. (I believe they had record attendance.) The show is commonly referred to simply as "The Chicago Pipe […]

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New Products from The 2014 Chicago Pipe Show

Fred Brown CHICAGO—The spectacular 18th Annual Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show is in the history books, but fun for the pipe smoker is just beginning. After five-point-two days at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill., frazzled sleep-deprived vendors and bedraggled retailers, packed it in and headed home. The news is this: If […]

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Defining Infinity

Fred Brown CHICAGO—First, you have to realize that you have not died and gone to pipe heaven, and that this experience is real and there are pipes and tobaccos as far as the eye can see. You can actually touch them, pick them up, and grab some free tobacco samples. And that is only one […]

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Road Trip to a Smoker’s Haven

Steve Morrisette Fortunately for me, Grant and Chris were running uncharacteristically late, as I was frantically rushing about trying to finish packing, leaving feeding instructions so Sammy D and Kate didn’t starve and fighting the nagging sense that I was forgetting something. The three of us heard that last year’s inaugural pipe makers meet up […]

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The Kansas City Show Report: A Call to Arms

E. Roberts I have been agonizing over how to start this article for days. What was there to say about the Kansas City pipe show that hadn’t already been said, or would be found in other outlets? Following closely after the Chicago show, one may think it possible for the KC show to be overshadowed […]

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The 2013 Chicago Pipe Show Report

Chris Stout Since the summer of 2011, I’ve been anxiously waiting to make the trek to St. Charles, IL for the Chicago Pipe Show. My dreams of tables filled with beautiful pipes and vintage tobaccos was shattered when my good friend informed me of his wedding date, May 5, 2012. I couldn’t believe it! Our […]

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