Category Archives: Pipe Shows

Connecting with Chicago

E. Roberts How does one describe the Chicago show? Superlatives are easy to pile on, and most of them try to encompass the fact that it’s big, really big. Make that really, really big. It’s awe-inspiring to see so many thousands of pipes, fresh from the maker’s hands or vintage estates; it’s heady to be […]

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A View from the Other Side of the Table (My Chicago Show Vacation 2013)

John Winton On Tuesday, I was so excited! My mind is racing … I am finally done with work and vacation starts tomorrow! The smoking tent opens at noon! All the events of the 2013 Chicago Pipe Show are going to start unfolding tomorrow! If I go to bed early, will it start sooner? Wait, […]

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Kansas City Made Me Sick

G. L. Pease Not really. Actually, it was some joker in the airport who decided to sneeze and cough all over everyone in sight that made me sick. But, it happened in Kansas City, and it made you look. I’ve been back from the KC show for a few weeks, now, and I am still […]

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2012 Kansas City Pipe Show Report

Kevin Godbee In the past, when I’ve used different types of community-type websites, such as; forums, dating sites (yep, I admit it), social media, etc.—one of the things I would say to introduce myself in my profile is, "Having fun is something I take very seriously." I like the irony in the actual truth of […]

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The 2012 Chicago Pipe Show Report

Ethan Brandt How to describe the Chicago Pipe Show? A lot of different words come to mind: pipes, of course, but great times with friends, some that you never even knew before you arrived, wonderful conversation, and one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I was warned by Brad Pohlmann before I even attended […]

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2012 Chicagoland Pipe Collectors’ Club Show

The State of the Pipe Community as Reflected at Pipe Shows Chris P. Bacon In the fall of 2005, a post on the Pipe and Tobacco Collector’s Blog sounded an alarm about the “demise of the pipe show” which, in the context of a somewhat standard gripe session about the state of pipe shows as […]

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2011 C.O.R.P.S. Show – Richmond Virginia

By Kevin Godbee Richmond Virginia is steeped in tobacco history and tradition, and that makes it a great location for an exposition dedicated to pipes and tobacco. The second weekend of October was the 27th year in a row that the C.O.R.P.S Exposition & Celebration was held. It’s quite impressive, and no small feat to […]

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2011 Kansas City Pipe Show Report

What does a Cirque du Soleil performer, gourmet chef, and a knife juggler all have in common with the Greater Kansas City Pipe Club? They all make what they do look like it’s easy. The 2011 Greater Kansas City Pipe & Tobacco Show was held on June 25 & 26 at the KCI Expo Center, […]

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Chicago Pipe Show 2011 Smoking Tent

Here are 35 photos strictly from the smoking tent at the 2011 Chicago Pipe Show.

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St. Louis Pipe Show 2011 Report

This year’s “St. Louis Pipe Show” took place February 19, 2011, and PipesMagazine.com Publisher, Kevin Godbee was in attendance to cover the show. The show is remarkably in it’s 23rd year, and the official name of the show is, “The Gateway Area Pipe Show and Swap“. Organized by The St. Louis Pipe Club, the show […]

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