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401. SPECIAL BULLETIN: Peterson Pipe of the Year Archive Collection DROPS tomorrow!

“A celebration of Peterson’s legacy of pipe making and creative innovation, the Pipe of the Year Archive Collection comprises an array of historic PoY shapes from years past, available in limited quantities and various finishes. Each pipe bears a commemorative ‘Archive’ stamp denoting its place in the collection.”

“These will be available at Smokingpipes beginning ~1:00 pm ET May 22.”

“Shapes:

  • 2000 (B13) – Rusticated
  • 2002 (B15) – Smooth
  • 2010 (B43) – Rusticated
  • 2011 (B54) – Smooth
  • 2012 (B61) – Rusticated, Sandblasted
  • 2014 (B65) – Rusticated, Sandblasted
  • 2018 (D23) – Rusticated, Sandblasted, Natural

There are 157 total pipes that will be made available spread across these 7 shapes, although I can’t tell you how many of each shape or each finish will be on offer.

If you’re interested in any of these shapes, take a look at Post #9. The B Shapes posts will also show you these pipes in other lines (B1-B11; B12-B21; B22-B34; B35-B48; B49-B65; plus POY 2018 / D23.

Top: POY 2000 / B13 – rusticated. This was the only year K&P released two pipes as a POY set. Vulcanite stem.

Second down: POY 2018 / D23 – rusticated, sandblasted, natural. The “Gaslight” bent rhodesian. An exceptional smoker for those who enjoy the v-shaped chamber, which intensifies flavors throughout the smoke. One of my very favorites of the Dublin era POYs. Acrylic stem.

Third down: POY 2014 / B65 – rusticated, sandblasted. Acting CEO Conor Palmer’s first effort at a POY, an XXL take on the XS 31 System, sans System, sans P-Lip, sans vulcanite.

Fourth Down: POY 2011 / B54 – smooth. The innovative and unusual “Wingnut” panel, one of so very many innovative shapes to come out during the Dublin era. This feels really big in hand, an impression seconded by the weight. I loved it for McClelland’s Frog Morton and traditional latakia blends. Faux spigot, vulcanite stem.

Fifth Down: POY 2012 / B61) – rusticated, sandblasted.  This was one of my Dad’s favorite pipes. He smoked pounds of the different McClelland “Frog” blends in his. Vulcanite stem.

Sixth Down: POY 2010 / B43 – rusticated. If you’ve got Post #9 open, head over and look at the flanking shot. This is very “quaint” in the pipe sense of the word, viz., quite unusual. It’s got a flat bottom, a faux spigot, and a pinched shank. Notice the great bead work on the sterling band.  Vulcanite stem.

Bottom: POY 2002 / B15 – smooth. A beaded straight-rhodesian spigot sitter. Notice the beadwork, something K&P would lose about eight years later when the SH Baker Street lost its beading in favor of the less costly twin rings. Vulcanite stem.

If you’re at all interested in the shapes of the Dublin era or missed any of these the first time around, you may want to be there for the drop party. It’s like finding a time capsule unexpectedly surface in your back yard full of everything you wish Santa had thought to bring you but never did.

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James Ravenwood
James Ravenwood
30 days ago

Wow. This is really neat! I’m amazed to see the Beading on the B15, didnt think we would ever see that again . I’m still waiting to see what the POY will be for this year. Sykes was saying he’s more excited for this years POY than the 2023 St Pats!

Bob Cuccaro /TLIP
Bob Cuccaro /TLIP
30 days ago

WOW!! I am one of the fortunate ones with a complete collection, but may have to pick up an extra so I can smoke the heck out of it 🙂

Ben
Ben
30 days ago

I hope there’s a 2018 POY replica available at drop time. I have the original, but I could certainly use another no matter what my wife says.

One point of curiosity; you refer to it as D23 here, but as D22 in Post #9. Which is correct?

Thank you, Mark. I don’t know what we’d do without you or this blog.

Ben
Ben
30 days ago
Reply to  Mark Irwin

Thanks for the tip, Mark, and for the correction on the shape number.

Ben
Ben
26 days ago
Reply to  Ben

Hey, Mark, just a heads-up on the information for the 2018. I ordered and received a Natural and it definitely has a vulcanite stem. Smokingpipes confirmed they all should, though they still have the shape number wrong.

Christopher Lauer
Christopher Lauer
30 days ago

Very nice offering from Peterson but I will most likely pass as I also have a complete set of the originals. with original boxes (except for the 1998, 2001 & 2002).

Christopher Lauer
Christopher Lauer
29 days ago

Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me but doesn’t it look like the rustication technique used on the 2000 is different from the others that re rusticated? The 2000 looks to have a “pebble” look and the other rusticated models have the current “pine cone” look.

SicutIncensun
SicutIncensun
29 days ago

Hopefully this eventually gets a part 2 so I can nab a smooth 4AB!

SicutIncensum
SicutIncensum
29 days ago

Hopefully this eventually gets a Part Two so I can nab a smooth 4AB from 2021!

Steve
Steve
28 days ago

Thanks for posting this Mark. I picked up the 2018 Gaslight shape. Love my Pete’s.

Martin
Martin
27 days ago

Thanks for the great info, these are very nice shapes.

Cliff
Cliff
24 days ago

Thanks for the heads-up Mark, really appreciate your time and efforts.
Regarding the drop of pipes on SP, I have only seen a select few posted on their website.
Are they drip feeding them out? Or were they all dropped at the same time?

Just that I’ve only seen Archive pipes from 20120, 2012 & 2018, all rusticated or SB and nothing else.

Best,
Cliff.

Rob Guttridge
Rob Guttridge
21 days ago

It seems that SP is rationing them out over time; I didn’t see any 2000 POYs last week, but I got one of those today.
Also, the CP Collection may be gone for now (at least on the SP site), but there are four new gold-mounted Ruas in shape 15 with some of the nicest blasts that I have ever seen from any maker.