- Feb 21, 2013
I wonder if the estate pipe market has tamped down new pipe manufacture. It seems as if Dr. Grabow and Missouri Meerschaum are still doing volume work. Some new Kaywoodies did show up on the PC site, the first I've seen in a long time. The big slump in pipe sales came with the smoking cessation campaign decades ago and has continued ever since, but I think the estate pipe market has also taken its toll. I don't see a whole lot from Edwards or Franks. Some of these pipes may be being made, but they aren't in pipe shops or so much at online retail anymore. tobaccopipes.com used to have a fair inventory, but not for a while. What are your observations?