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Cellaring Tobacco: The Dos and Don’ts

Many pipe smokers consider cellaring tobacco a dividing line between the true connoisseur and a casual smoker.When you hear a pipe smoker talking about his tobacco cellar your thoughts are usually one of the following:“What in the world is a tobacco cellar?”“This guy/girl must really be an expert tobacconist!”“How do I become that smoker?”Cellaring tobacco [...]

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Pipe Collector: Michael Bradley

Our February Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlight takes us on a trip to the cold Ohio winter, where new collector, Michael Bradley, hunts down up and comers while listening to old records and trying to keep his pipe from freezing in the snow. Each month we share the insights and stories of one collector at a [...]

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Pipe Tobacco 101: What am I Smoking?

Note from the team at TobaccoPipes.com:Meet Chris Hopkins, a pipe blogger and former tobacconist. You may remember Chris from our November Pipe Collector Spotlight. Chris worked for his first tobacco company at the age of 17 in Kentucky, then later as a tobacconist  in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Chris currently operates an in depth blog review [...]

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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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