248. Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes Smokes a Peterson Churchwarden

I am honored this week to proffer R. Dixon Smith’s short memoir documenting the Peterson churchwarden Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes smoked in the acclaimed Granada Television series (1984-94). I’m an American, but I lived in England—in Cambridge—for a number of years, and Jeremy Brett and I were good friends. I have some information about the

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247. A Visual History of K&P’s Churchwardens

The churchwarden is an intriguing, almost unsung pipe in Kapp & Peterson’s catalog, especially for a shape that spans well more than half the company’s history. Since its inception almost eighty years ago it’s never been out of production, often with multiple bowls and of late with some amazing stem bends, as you can see

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246. The 2021 Halloween System Pipe

This year Halloween comes after Christmas, at least for Pete Geeks! We’ve seen lots of good stuff from the Dubliners this year and the POY’s yet to come. Anyway, the 2021 Halloween System pipe debuts Tuesday, September 28th at Smokingpipes.com in the US and at about the same time at other online retailers. Andy Wike,

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245. The Adventure of the Sherlock Holmes Christmas Pipes

I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season. He was lounging upon the sofa in a purple dressing-gown, a pipe-rack within his reach upon the right, and a pile of crumpled morning papers, evidently newly studied, near at

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244. The Elusive Peterson Giant and Other Unnamed Magnums

Ask most any pipeman and he’ll tell you there’s nothing quite as fascinating, mysterious or vexing as not being able to properly identify a pipe. Kapp & Peterson, as the world’s oldest continuously-operating briar pipe maker, has done a rather remarkable job in helping us date their pipes through the use of hallmarks, Country of

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