254. SPECIAL BULLETIN: The Ragaire Drops Tomorrow, 11/19

This fall has been wonderfully intense for collectors of new-release Petersons, which began with the Halloween System and was followed in quick succession by the Rua Spigot, the Trinity Fox, the Special House Pipe Spigot billiard and now the Ragaire–and with two more releases on the way before the end of the year or shortly

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253. SPECIAL BULLETIN: The Nassau Street Trinity Fox Drops Tomorrow

Adam O’Neill, General Manager of Retail Operations for Laudisi in Ireland—aka Smokingpipes.Eu—wrote me earlier today with some exciting news for Pete Geeks, especially for those among us who adore the D20 / POY 2016 shape. Adam: There’s a fox who lives in Trinity College, which is just across the street from our Nassau St shop.

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251. SPECIAL BULLETIN: The Rua Spigot Drops Tomorrow!

This just in from Pete Central: The Rua Spigot debuts tomorrow, Friday, October 29th, at both SPC and SPE (Smokingpipes.com & Smokingpipes.eu) in very limited numbers. Andy Wike at Laudisi writes that “it’s the first Peterson to wear a contrast sandblast finish—something you typically see only on artisan pipes—and is elevated by a domed spigot

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250. Peterson’s Panel Pipes: A Brief Visual History

In the small batch of vintage Petes I acquired not too long ago was the Kapruf 572 seen in the banner, one of K&P’s panel shapes from the first half of the 20th century. I had seen Andy Camire’s fabulous 444 Square Panel at the 2019 Chicago show but never thought to see another in

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