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Corn Cob Pipes: 7 Reasons to try one

Corn Cob Pipes: 7 Reasons to try one

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 19th Jan 2015

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 collec …
10 Famous Pipe Smokers: Hollywood

10 Famous Pipe Smokers: Hollywood

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 17th Dec 2014

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 30 …
Gift for Pipe Smokers #5: Accessories

Gift for Pipe Smokers #5: Accessories

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 10th Dec 2014

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 p …
Pipe Collector Spotlight: Larry Rubin

Pipe Collector Spotlight: Larry Rubin

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 4th Dec 2014

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 …
10 Famous pipe smokers: Authors

10 Famous pipe smokers: Authors

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 29th Nov 2014

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 …
Gifts for pipe smokers #4: Under $25

Gifts for pipe smokers #4: Under $25

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 25th Nov 2014

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 p …
Pipe Collector Spotlight: Chris Hopkins

Pipe Collector Spotlight: Chris Hopkins

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 19th Nov 2014

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 …
Smoking A Pipe In The Hobbit Films

Smoking A Pipe In The Hobbit Films

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 14th Nov 2014

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

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

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 12th Nov 2014

An American engineer named  Kenley Bugg createdFalcon 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& …
Gifts for pipe smokers #3: Vauen Pipes

Gifts for pipe smokers #3: Vauen Pipes

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 29th Oct 2014

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 fav …