266. SPECIAL BULLETIN: 2022 SPD Drops Wednesday, 1/19/2022

The 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day commemorative will debut Wednesday at Smokingpipes.com. This year’s pipe returns to a classic F/T nickel army mount, this time around with in-house chocolate rustication, the obligatory SPD green stem and an SPD leather pipe rest. As this year’s release includes a number of rare and consequently exciting shapes, you

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264. Now Available: OF PIPES & MEN by Gosser & Irwin

It was close, but we met Larry’s 2nd debut deadline on Thursday, December 23rd. Of Pipes & Men was an idea for a book Larry had a little over a year ago, and as his work is found throughout The Peterson Pipe and is also found in The Pipes of Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes, I

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263. “And He Called for His Pipe”

Old King Cole, Was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he, And he called for his pipe, And he called for his glass, And he called for his fiddlers three. An ad found in K&P’s archives. No date. The company had been a family business from 1865 to 1971. The year

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262. Pictures at an Exhibition

I fell under the spell of the camera at a fairly early age when my cousin Richard was in the Air Force and stationed in Japan. He knew of my enthusiasm (I haunted camera shops as frequently as pipe shops in those days) and offered to get me some gear at the PX at much

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261. SPECIAL BULLETIN: Barley Spigot Drops Tomorrow, TUESDAY 12/14/21

SPECIAL BULLETIN: Kapp & Peterson’s final release for 2021, the Barley Spigot, will drop tomorrow, TUESDAY, December 14. A tanshell sandblast, the new line is a gorgeous and arrives with just enough time to tuck under the Christmas tree or enjoy during the Twelve Days. Tanshell blasts, like vergin blasts, are special pipes for a

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