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Factory vs. Artisan Tobacco Pipes

Factory vs. Artisan Tobacco Pipes

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 18th Feb 2021

Tobacco pipes come in so many different shapes, sizes, and styles that it can be challenging to figure out which direction to go in. A big debate you might see on forums and between tobacco pipe enthusiasts is if you prefer to have an artisan made pipe, or rather a factory made one.Since we're all a …
Are you collecting Peterson Pipes?

Are you collecting Peterson Pipes?

Posted by Jack Rather on 28th Dec 2020

With over 150 years worth of choices, adding to your collection of Peterson pipes can be an exercise in analysis paralysis. The current portfolio is enough to keep you sorting through choices for months. Add estate considerations and, although not really infinite, the choices begin to feel that way. …
Understanding the Peterson P-Lip

Understanding the Peterson P-Lip

Posted by Terry Williams on 14th Aug 2017

Peterson pipes can claim originality on many things, but when it comes to a truly innovative smoking experience, this 150 year-old tobacco pipes maker is probably best known for the P-Lip mouthpiece. Read on to learn more about this unique bit, which is still popular nearly 117 years after it was pa …
What's the difference in Peterson XL & B Models (Size Matters!)

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

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 24th Mar 2017

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

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

Posted by Renia Carsillo on 1st Sep 2016

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 …
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 …
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 …