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Streeper541

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The Doctor of Pipes honor is awarded annually by the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club. It is awarded by a vote of the living Doctor of Pipes. It is extremely coveted award.

The Master of Pipes is reserved for those individuals under 40. This was an award created by the CPCC to individuals under 40 for contribution to the hobby.
Right on.
So what is the criteria?
 

anotherbob

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I’ve only been at this for 5-6 years, never been to a pipe show, and I knew about it. I just assumed it was widely known about in the pipe world.
thanks to those who posted info and links. Much appreciated!
nope this is the first time I've heard of it. Then again I kind of have a jaded jaundiced view of awards and the such.
 

HawkeyeLinus

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The Chicago Pipe Club awards it at their show.
I don’t get you guys who are pissing on this.
I agree - I'm waiting to see who wins, then I'll piss all over 'em! :)

Seriously, I had no idea and will look forward to reading about them.
 

Casual

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And just who can award such a thing? What are their qualifications and credentials? Sounds like some mutual admiration society to me. puffy

You seem to implying that qualifications and credentials are more than their own mutual admiration society these days. I hate to contradict, but I’m afraid its mutual admiration societies all the way down. The only difference is which ones have the best press. :LOL:
 
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Right on.
So what is the criteria?
Each year two people are selected to receive this award. One is a professional in the business and the other is a hobbyist. Each nominee must have at least 20 years in the hobby or trade and through his or her activities must have aided in the growth of the hobby.
 

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Each year two people are selected to receive this award. One is a professional in the business and the other is a hobbyist. Each nominee must have at least 20 years in the hobby or trade and through his or her activities must have aided in the growth of the hobby.
Thanks for providing that explanation.
 
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warren

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You’re a pretty resourceful guy. I’m betting maybe you knew what the OP was speaking of, but decided to strike a pose instead. Same for Warren.
Sorry, I'm thousands of miles from Chicago with no interest in pipe clubs per se. But, I wouldn't think of disparaging what club does. I simply have no interest in that club or any particular club. But, good on them for their rites and stuff. Nor would I call the award petty, I'm sure the members are sincere in their efforts to recognize certain people.
 
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Sorry, I'm thousands of miles from Chicago with no interest in pipe clubs per se. But, I wouldn't think of disparaging what club does. I simply have no interest in that club or any particular club. But, good on them for their rites and stuff. Nor would I call the award petty, I'm sure the members are sincere in their efforts to recognize certain people.
I voted for you to be King of Pipes, but was outvoted.
 

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If some of you think this award is petty that's fine but don't go crapping all over it if you don't appreciate it.
Don't worry about it. The people doing the crapping in this instance are people whose opinions on the matter, don't and won't matter.
The Doctor of Pipes is a fun idea and represents recognition of a person's efforts to promote pipe smoking. It's also not the only example of this kind of recognition. Saint Claude has the Confrérie des Maîtres-Pipiers, similar recognition and is a much older award than Chicagoland's Doctor of pipes.
 

trudger

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From the CPCC website
The Master of Pipes designation of an individual is an award for achievement and service to the hobby of pipe collecting. Nominees must be age 45 or under with a minimum of 10 years in the pipe collecting community. The program is administered by the Governor of the Master of Pipes Program and will review each nomination. Each year two individuals shall be designated as Master of Pipes. One individual shall be named from pipe or tobacco industry, including the manufacture, wholesale, and retail branches thereof. And one individual shall be named from the members of the pipe collecting hobby.
Each year individuals shall be elected by those individuals holding the Doctor of Pipes and Master of Pipes designation. Upon conclusion of the election, the Governor of the Doctor of Pipes shall advise the President of the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club of the two individuals chosen by election. The President of the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club shall grant the designation Master of Pipes to the elected individuals.
 
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Back in the 80s there was a magazine called PIPE SMOKER that awared such a thing. I went to several of their shows. From what I could tell the awards were give out to the publisher's friends and business associates. puffy
 
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The Doctor of Pipes honor is awarded annually by the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club. It is awarded by a vote of the living Doctor of Pipes. It is extremely coveted award.

The Master of Pipes is reserved for those individuals under 40. This was an award created by the CPCC to individuals under 40 for contribution to the hobby.
It's actually 45 and under for Masters, but honestly, that's something that's been stretched in the past and needs to be reviewed going forward.

Both awards have an industry recipient and an enthusiast recipient.
 
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