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  1. briarfriar

    Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue

    You just reminded me of a little box of the stuff that’s been laying around here somewhere for about ten years.
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    News Story About New Pipe Factory

    Musician Pete Provost now makes pipes in Tennessee. Read all about it here.
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    Amphora Full Aroma: an Aromatic Blend

    I always thought of it as a Cavendish rather than an aromatic.
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    Evelyn Waugh: One of Literature's Great Smokers

    Ah, Bertie and Jeeves were the creations of P.G. Wodehouse.
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    Evelyn Waugh: One of Literature's Great Smokers

    "Smoke Signals, or the Biography of a Smoker" is a nicely written essay with plenty of photos of Evelyn Waugh with his pipes and cigars. Read all about it here. Jay
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    Need English Recommendations

    English mixtures encompass a great variety of tastes, making recommendations difficult.
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    Smoking Coltsfoot?

    No, I never heard of it, so I thought I should ask here.
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    Smoking Coltsfoot?

    More Masonic history involving pipes records the smoking of coltsfoot. Two hundred years ago, there was a Freemason who proved to be vital to the success of the new United Grand Lodge of England. A book I’ve come across says Peter Gilkes “was a great smoker, and averaged thirty pipes of tobacco...
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    Hello from NY

    Welcome to the Forums! Check out New York Pipe Club when you can. Hopefully meetings will resume soon.
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    1839 Book Claims Urine was Used in Tobacco

    If you read enough, you learn things you didn't want to know. A book from 1839 titled "A Paper: Of Tobacco--Treating of the Rise, Progress, Pleasures, and Advantages of Smoking, with Anecdotes of Distinguished Smokers," by the improbably named Joseph Fume, offers the following: This actually...
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    My L.J. Peretti Haul

    And it is located just a few steps from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts!
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    My L.J. Peretti Haul

    My haul from a visit to L.J. Peretti in Boston, USA last week: An ounce each of various English, Balkan, Oriental, and Cavendish mixtures. A very special shop. You can tell by the aroma that greets you upon entering.
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    Seeking Stokkebye Recommendations

    You might enjoy Mac Baren Virginia No. 1 also.
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    The Pipe Den's Sue Marshbanks Dies in Crash

    The wife of The Pipe Den’s owner was killed in a car accident on the eve of their golden wedding anniversary. Read all about it here.
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    Masonic Lodge Bans Cigars

    There was a practical reason at that time. Fires affected a number of lodges, and they lost their prized possessions, like their charters, regalia etc.