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    Are There Pipe Museums?

    Want to know where are all the museums that have antique pipes on display, although some may be in storage? I have the database if you want a copy: ben70gray@gmail.com Ben Rapaport
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    Pipe Museums?

    Anyone interested in a list of museums around the globe that have tobacco pipes, whether on display or in storage, can contact me and I am more than willing to share my database with them: ben70gray@gmail.com.
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    Most Expensive Pipe I've Seen

    There are several recent posts referencing "the most expensive pipe," or "my most expensive pipe," and similar entries on this website." Because there is no specificity to this phrase, that is, is the pipe a contemporary briar, a valued heirloom, a recent auction, I'll offer "the most expensive...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    Hello Johnnyreb! So very pleased to know that you find my book informative and illustrative of that very special four-year conflict. I thought long and hard as to whether I ought to craft such an account -- American history is not my forte -- but seeing the number of praiseworthy comments about...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    Jitterbugdude: The best answer I can offer is to use your own words: It "touches on." I do discuss tobaccos, even mention a few companies that produced pipe and plug tobaccos, but the principal emphasis is on quoting what the soldiers wrote in letters home or discussed among fellow prisoners...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    Hello! You got my attention with the comment about GAR-specific presentation pipes. I had not looked into this particular genre when crafting my book, but the single GAR pipe I found on the Web is an ordinary bent meerschaum that has an engraved inscription on the silver rim. There is nothing...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    I am saddened that this discussion among members about a book has drifted into a rant on college students' ignorance of history. I had hoped that we would stay on message about the pros and cons of this book's price and contribution to pipe lore.
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    Jon: no question that you are spot-on, but I don't believe that any of us is trying to convince that skeptical person of the reasonableness of the book's price. If he's solely, wholly, and totally someone who seeks his information on the Internet -- that is what I have concluded from what he...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    Rather than concur in the very convincing remarks from MLC and ssjones -- although I agree with both -- there are two factors they did not mention and the gentleman who questioned the retail price of my book failed to recognize. First, a self-published book, such as those from Hanna, Newcombe...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    You can find lots of reading material on the Tobacco Pipe Artistory Blog that I manage with an associate: http://tobaccopipeartistory.blogspot.com. Search myriad subjects or the archives. If this site does not sate your reading appetite, let me know. Good hunting! Ben R.
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    Thank you, JGuss for your opinion! This may seem to be self-promotion, but here's a comment from a subscriber on Pipe Smokers Forums: "Hot off the Press! Just received my copy of Ben Rapaport's new book 'Tobacco and Smoking Among the Blue and Gray'! As a Civil War re-enactor and a pipe...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    Dear Misterlowercase and others: First, thank you for your kind words. I hope that I'll earn the same level of writing respect for this volume. I think that buyers will be pleasantly surprised by the information contained in this book about the woods used, the carving techniques and, most...
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    Pipe Smoking In The Civil War - A New Book By Benjamin Rapaport

    In writing this, my 8th book on tobacco-related topics, my primary target audience is the community of Civil War buffs and reenactors, estimated to be about 250,000 here and abroad. It's yet to be determined if pipe people will buy this book. Gary Schrier and I hope that with a large exhibition...
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    Civil War Period Briar Pipe

    To all you Civil War reenactors and to those who simply relish seeing pipes carved by soldiers of the American Civil War, take note. As the sesquicentennial of this war comes to a close next year, there is a new book to add to the trove of non-fiction literature about this war. I just finished...