As you may already know, Peterson, the company founded in 1865, is headed out of Dublin, Ireland. As an Irish helmed company, they take great pride in La le Padraig or as the rest of the world may know it, St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day takes place on the 17th of March each year, commemorating the death on which Saint Patrick was said to have died.
For the Irish people, St. Patrick’s Day is a feast day and also a nation holiday and observed around the world. It is a public holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador of Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and Montserrat. And, while the U.S. and other countries haven’t officially recognized it as a holiday, St. Patrick’s Day is still observed and celebrated quite widely.
Being one of the world’s premier pipe-making companies, Peterson’s pays homage to St. Patrick’s Day by creating a set of Peterson St. Patrick’s Day Pipes each year. The 2012 collection of pipes features twelve classically shaped pipes, each with a smooth to the touch finish, glorious grains, and a nickel band with shamrock stamp and St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2012 circling round the shamrock.
These classically beautifully made pipes are generally offered just a couple of weeks before the holiday and are sold for a limited time. Once gone they can be highly difficult to get a hold of. So, when you know the holiday is approaching, it’s time to start watching your favorite websites to get your order in before you miss your chance.
If you are a collector and determined to get past sets of Peterson St. Patrick’s Day Pipes, you are going to be in for quite the adventure. While you can still easily find most of the pipes offered in the 2012 collection of these gorgeously grained briar pipes, finding the pieces to finish an older collection may take some time and a lot of research.
However, if you are lucky enough to be able to complete an entire St. Patrick’s Day collection from Peterson’s, you have gone and gotten yourself a treasure trove of beautifully pipes that will only gain in value as the years pass. Remember, you don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the fine craftsmanship and history behind each Peterson pipe. But, if you do know a pipe smoker who holds tightly to their Irish heritage, you can’t go wrong with a gift like the Peterson St. Patrick’s Day Pipe.