Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 375

Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 375

Welcome to The Pipes Magazine Radio Show Episode 375! Our featured interview tonight is with Len Fogel & Greg Polla. They own MerchantServicePipes.com. They’ve re-introduced the old Merchant Service brand to the pipe smoking community. They are making beautiful and affordable versions of the iconic “Bing” shape. In the Pipe Parts segment, Brian will answer a listener’s question about how to get into the pipes and tobacco business. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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Merchant Service Pipe in the Bing's Favorite Shape
Merchant Service Pipe in the Bing’s Favorite Shape


The Pipes Magazine Radio Show features interviews with pipe makers, tobacco blenders, pipe and tobacco aficionados, collectors, and more. Episodes air every Tuesday.

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2 Responses

  • Hi Brian
    What an interesting show. While I’m too old to contemplate a career in pipes and tobaccos I can always fantasize and your report gave my fantasies substance. The interview with Len and Greg was very enjoyable. The Bing Special has always been one of my favorite shapes. I have a rather more expensive rendition by Scottie Piersal but was intrigued by the Merchant Service iteration. I enjoyed knowing that two passionate pipe guys could turn an idea into a reality. It must have been a fun pursuit. I do wish you’d asked them a little more about the actual acquisition of the Merchant service brand name. Was it just in the public domain and they plucked it out or was there more involved? I checked out their website and must admit I couldn’t resist ordering one.
    I missed the music and appreciated the rant.

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