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Apr 8, 2009
When using an abbreviation, it's really helpful to others to have used the full name first. -added October 6, 2021, by jpm.

Here are some abbreviations that are commonly used on pipe forums.
965 - Dunhill My Mixture 965

1792 - SG 1792 Flake

5100 - McClelland's 5100

BBF - SG Best Brown Flake

BC - Butz-Choquin Pipes

BCF - GH Bob's Choc Flake

BFP – C&D Baileys Front Porch

B&M - Brick and Mortar, i.e. an actual tobacco store, rather than an online shop.

CAO – A Brand of Meerschaum Pipes

C&D - Cornell & Diehl Tobacco Company

CH - Carter Hall Tobacco (An OTC)

DBE - GH Dark Bird's Eye

DGT - Delayed Gratification Technique

DH - Dunhill

DLF - Dunhill Light Flake

DLNR - Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls

EMP - Dunhill Early Morning Pipe

ERR - Edgeworth Ready Rubbed- sometimes ERRd

FM - McClelland Frog Morton

FMOTB - McClelland Frog Morton On The Bayou.

FMOTT - McClelland Frog Morton On The Town.

FVF - SG Full Virginia Flake

GH or G&H - Gawith & Hoggarth Tobacco Company

GLP - G.L. Pease Tobacco

HB – C&D Haunted Bookshop

HCA - Hans Christian Anderson, a line of pipes made by Stanwell Pipes

H&H - Hearth & Home (Pipesandcigars.com House Blend)

HOTW - Rattray's Hal o' the Wind

HOW - House of Windsor

IPSD - International Pipe Smoking Day

KW – Kaywoodie Pipes

LBF or PSLBF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bulls Eye Flake

LNF or PSLNF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake

LTF or PSLTF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake

McB – Mac Baren Tobacco Co.

McC - McClelland Tobacco Co.

MM - Missouri Meerschaum Corncob Pipe

NAC - North American Carvers (Pipe Makers from North America)

OG - Rattray's Old Gowrie

OGS – Orliks Golden Sliced

OJK – C&D Old Joe Krantz

OTC - Over the Counter (i.e. Drugstore Tobacco Blends)

PA - Prince Albert Tobacco (An OTC)

PAD - Pipe Acquisition Disorder

PS - Peter Stokkebye

P&W or PW - Pipeworks & Wilke

SG - Samuel Gawith Tobacco Co.

SL – SG Squadron Leader

SMS – A Brand of Meerschaum Pipes

SMM - Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium

SWR - Sir Walter Raleigh (An OTC)

TAD - Tobacco Acquisition Disorder

YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
You can find out more useful information and definitions here - The Yellow Lemon Shop - http://www.tobaccopipesdictionary.com/
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Preferred Member
Jul 13, 2010
I know this is threadromancy in the extreme, but perhaps we could make this a sticky, or have this list as a pop-up when you hover over it. I found Bob's abbreviation list helpful, and would've been a godsend when I started smoking months ago...
Just a thought...

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Preferred Member
Jul 13, 2010
I think lordnoble has a great idea. Maybe a sticky or somewhere on one of the side bars would be a good place to put the list, so it is easily accessible.

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Apr 20, 2011
Brilliant! I was feeling a little lost reading some of these posts.
I had figured out what a B&M was, but had no idea it stood for Brick & Mortar.
PAD had me completely lost.
TY for the post Bob.



Preferred Member
Mar 9, 2010
Having worked as a nurse's Aide when I first saw B&M I missed the & and wondered about someone smoking a bowel movement.



Preferred Member
Jul 30, 2010
Norman, Oklahoma
There have been a number of different threads on this but I believe it has always boiled down to a blend that has had a topping or flavoring added to enhance the flavor of the tobacco....

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Jan 24, 2012
Thanks for the information. I had been wondering about B&M for a while now but didnt want to ask.



Preferred Member
Jul 26, 2012
Alrighty then: What do the "+1" and such mean? And I apologize in advance if this is as dumb a question as I think it might be lol