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Corn Cob Pipes: 7 Reasons to try one

If you spend a little time wandering around the forums and social outlets, you’re going to find a plethora of opinions on corn cob versus briar pipes. You’ll find die-hard fans and detractors for these humble smokers. We love our briar pipes, but think that a corn cob has a place in your collection. If [...]

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10 Famous Pipe Smokers: Hollywood

Nothing says 'Old Hollywood' like an actor and his smoking pipe. In the second of our continuing series on famous pipe smokers we catalog ten of our favorite pipe smoking actors. If you missed the first installment, find our list of favorite pipe smoking authors here. Bing Crosby With over 300 hit songs to his credit, Bing [...]

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Gift for Pipe Smokers #5: Accessories

The fifth and final in our series of Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers explores gift ideas for a collector who already has a number of smoking pipes or is just really specific about the pipes he buys. For help with gift sets and stocking stuffers check out the earlier posts in this series.Is his tobacco [...]

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Pipe Collector Spotlight: Larry Rubin

Our December Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlight takes us all the way from the beaches of South Florida to the rich soil of Washington State. Larry Rubin, a smoker and collector for more than fifty years, talks about cataloging pipe tobacco, finding the perfect smoking spot and retiring up North. Each month we share the insights [...]

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10 Famous pipe smokers: Authors

The picturesque idea of author and pipe, picking away at a typewriter, brought many of us to our favorite hobby. In the first of our continuing series on famous pipe smokers we catalog ten of our favorite literary tobacco pipe smokers.Sir Arthur Conan DoyleForgive us for our bias, but no collection of notable pipe smokers [...]

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Gifts for pipe smokers #4: Under $25

The fourth in our series on Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers brings us to my favorite type of holiday gift--the stocking stuffer. For help with more substantial gifts, visit one of the first three posts in this series. We’ve broken down the best gifts for Vauen fans, ideas for the perfect Peterson pipes gift and a [...]

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Pipe Collector Spotlight: Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins, a seminary student and part-time tobacconist, shares with me about taking up an old-school habit, being humble about your knowledge and debunking pipe culture myths. The fourth in our series of Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlights takes us back to North Carolina for a chat with a member of the new generation of [...]

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Smoking A Pipe In The Hobbit Films

Smoking a tobacco pipe is a popular pastime in Middle Earth. The Hobbit films are full of scenes of Gandalf the Grey and his famous Churchwarden, but look a little further and you’ll find pipes popping up in the hands of nearly every race on Middle Earth! Beyond Churchwarden Pipes The dwarves and hobbits in The Hobbit and [...]

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Falcon Pipes #1 Guide [Infograph] - Create a 7-day set

An American engineer named  Kenley Bugg created Falcon pipes in 1936. He wanted to create an exceptionally versatile and cool smoking experience. With millions of Falcon fans all around the world spanning over 75 years of production, we’d say he succeeded! Falcon tobacco pipes moved Falcon Moves and production continues in Great Britain today ( Read more about Falcon [...]

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Gifts for pipe smokers #3: Vauen Pipes

For the third installment of ‘Gift Ideas for Pipe Smokers’ we explore gifts for Vauen fans. To find more gift possibilities visit the first post in this series on Savinelli gifts and the second on Peterson Pipes gift sets for the 2014 holiday season. Come back next week for a look at some of our [...]

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