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Introducing the Peterson Waterford Collection (New for 2017!)

Over the next few days we we will be introducing a few new Peterson lines that are available for preorder. These are going to be released over the next few months in limited runs. Get your preorder in today to make sure you get one when they first come out!The first one is the Peterson Waterford [...]

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What's the difference in Peterson XL & B Models (Size Matters!)

Irish-made Peterson pipes remain one of the most recognizable tobacco pipe brands in the industry. Even after 150 years of production, Peterson Pipes still attract new and long-term smokers alike.A tobacco pipe for every smokerAlthough Peterson started out from humble Dublin roots, today they make a dizzying array of tobacco pipes. Dozens of shapes and finishes, [...]

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Old Dominion Corn Cob Pipes

Corn cob pipes are a famous tradition in American culture. Old Dominion Pipes Company honors that tradition by continuing to produce historically accurate and fully functioning corn cob smoking pipes.“Bloody Butcher” and Corn Cob PipesOld Dominion Pipes Co. manufacturers their tobacco pipes in Virginia and can trace their corn back to the “Bloody Butcher” variety grown [...]

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Dr. Grabow Models and Finishes - #1 US Manufactured Selling Pipes

Often times we forget about the great little company in Sparta, NC. Dr. Grabow has TONS of history in the pipe world. Their pipes are extremely affordable and all are offered in smooth and rustic. Below we put together a cheat sheet of all their models and finishes. Share this Image On Your SitePlease include attribution [...]

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Peterson St. Patrick's Day 2017 Pipes - SHIPPING NOW!!

We are excited to announce the 2017 Peterson St. Patrick's Day Pipes! For 2017 Peterson went back to the green finish and added a beautiful hand crafted nickel band. The have a lot of shapes available this year so we are sure you will find one that fits you best! Share this Image On Your SitePlease [...]

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Peterson Pipes in 10 Steps (+ Awesome History by Mark Irwin)

Mark Irwin is a middle school English teacher by day. By night, he and co-author Gary Malmberg are the unofficial Peterson Pipes historians and archivists. For several years, he’s been hard at work on a book documenting the famous company’s stories.Irwin has spent six years compiling hundreds of photographs, catalogs, records and other materials from [...]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers (See What "Celebrities" Recommend)

Holiday shopping ideas for pipe smokers to make your life easier.  The holidays are here. It’s time to reach for the smokier blends to fill your  tobacco pipe, pull out our winter coats, and over-indulge in your favorite brown liquor. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or yourself, the holidays are full of opportunities to share a [...]

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Introducing Silver Gray Pipes: An artist and her process [Interview]

Silver Gray Pipes are an exciting addition to our site. Particularly for me. Silver Gray is the first female pipe maker to join our TobaccoPipes.com family.I’ve been interviewing pipe makers and collectors on this site for three years now. Every interview is unique. But one thing is always the same: The moment when someone [...]

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Pipe Collector Daniel Billings: His favorite awesome smokes

An Asheville native and his tobacco pipeDaniel Billings was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. You can hear how much he loves the place in his voice. It’s a good place to be a tobacco pipe smoker. There’s a local B&M, plenty of community, and a never-ending array of outdoor spaces to explore. Last [...]

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Tobacco Pipe Collector Eric Chilton's shares his fascinating story

Today’s Forecast? Nostalgia on the horizon.Eric Chilton is a family man, a musician, a loveable on-air personality and of course a pipe smoker. What most struck me about Eric is his connection to a piece of Americana all but forgotten to most of us.Chilton was born in the town that inspired the fictional Mayberry. He [...]

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