387. Jacques Cousteau, Divulgationist Thinking Man (+Introducing the Collector’s Corner)

Pete Geek Hats Shipping Out! If you ordered, you should have received an invoice yesterday. See end of post for more information. Cousteau smoking a Peterson Mark Twain commemorative This morning I wanted to continue our survey of the great Thinking Men—and often men of action—who have taken up the Peterson System Pipe. This short piece first appeared in Of Pipes and Men, available only at Smokingpipes.com. JACQUES COUSTEAU (1910–97) was without a doubt ...

386. International Peterson Smoking Day 2024: The Beauty and the Beast Challenge

Before he could ask, she smiled and whispered, “Mackenzie, we all have things we value enough to collect, don’t we?” —Sarayu, in Wm. Paul Young’s The Shack (91) Here we are at the 17th annual International Pipe Smoking Day--or as we like to think of it, the International Peterson Smoking Day. Chuck Stanion has a short history over at SPC's Daily Reader if you're new to the day, and while his rosy prophecy regarding the ...

385. Robert Donat: Knight Without Armor & Peterson Pipeman (+ Last Call for IPSD Event!)

LAST CALL! If you want to participate in the Pete Geek 2024 IPSD Event and earn your CPG certificate or add the Merit Badge, I need your photos and text by Monday, no later that 2:30pm CST.  PETE GEEK MUGS ARE SHIPPING NOW The Pete Geek mugs are being shipped! Gigi & I have worked all week packaging and invoicing. If you’ve already paid—many thanks! If you haven’t, please take a moment to do ...

384b. Second Chance CPG Coffee Mugs

Hi, Everyone! While Mark is off drinking coffee and smoking his pipe with his friend Mr. Stubz (that's right, the monkey), I've been running through the orders.  There are some extra mugs that are unclaimed, and as we've already received a few requests for mugs or for additional mugs, I've opened up the Google Form: SECOND CHANCE FORM
  • Price is $29.95 each
  • US Shipping: Priority Mail - $11 for orders of 1-2 mugs / $13 ...

384. A Peterson Patent NAP Reproduction by Fletch Hiner + The IPSD 2024 Challenge

It's time for the International Peterson {er, pipe} Smoking Day CPG Event-- see end of post for details. The PETE GEEK Mugs are here! See end of post for details. A Peterson Patent NAP Reproduction by Fletch Hiner As a collector of pipes and lover of all things obscure and esoteric, I’ve long lusted after a Peterson System with a NAP stem. I decided I would try to make one myself, but having never ...

383. The Importance of First Issues and Rarities

A 1984 Briar Circle "Kapp & Peterson" Book Set by Paddy Larrigan This morning I want to share a few thoughts on Peterson first issues and rarities. I’ve been in correspondence with a number of Pete Geeks who have amazing and extensive collections of both, and I’m hoping they'll consider this entire post as an invitationl for them to share their knowledge and collections with us and thereby enlarge our understanding and appreciation ...
  • 387. Jacques Cousteau, Divulgationist Thinking Man (+Introducing the Collector’s Corner)

    Pete Geek Hats Shipping Out! If you ordered, you should have received an invoice yesterday. See end of post for more information. Cousteau smoking a Peterson Mark Twain commemorative This morning I wanted to continue our survey of the great Thinking Men—and often men of action—who have taken up the Peterson System Pipe. This short piece first appeared in Of Pipes and Men, available only at Smokingpipes.com. JACQUES COUSTEAU (1910–97) was without a doubt the DaVinci of undersea exploration, forever...
  • 386. International Peterson Smoking Day 2024: The Beauty and the Beast Challenge

    Before he could ask, she smiled and whispered, “Mackenzie, we all have things we value enough to collect, don’t we?” —Sarayu, in Wm. Paul Young’s The Shack (91) Here we are at the 17th annual International Pipe Smoking Day--or as we like to think of it, the International Peterson Smoking Day. Chuck Stanion has a short history over at SPC's Daily Reader if you're new to the day, and while his rosy prophecy regarding the future of the...
  • 385. Robert Donat: Knight Without Armor & Peterson Pipeman (+ Last Call for IPSD Event!)

    LAST CALL! If you want to participate in the Pete Geek 2024 IPSD Event and earn your CPG certificate or add the Merit Badge, I need your photos and text by Monday, no later that 2:30pm CST.  PETE GEEK MUGS ARE SHIPPING NOW The Pete Geek mugs are being shipped! Gigi & I have worked all week packaging and invoicing. If you’ve already paid—many thanks! If you haven’t, please take a moment to do so. Gigi says she’ll hold...
  • 384b. Second Chance CPG Coffee Mugs

    Hi, Everyone! While Mark is off drinking coffee and smoking his pipe with his friend Mr. Stubz (that's right, the monkey), I've been running through the orders.  There are some extra mugs that are unclaimed, and as we've already received a few requests for mugs or for additional mugs, I've opened up the Google Form: SECOND CHANCE FORM Price is $29.95 each US Shipping: Priority Mail - $11 for orders of 1-2 mugs / $13  for orders...
  • 384. A Peterson Patent NAP Reproduction by Fletch Hiner + The IPSD 2024 Challenge

    It's time for the International Peterson {er, pipe} Smoking Day CPG Event-- see end of post for details. The PETE GEEK Mugs are here! See end of post for details.   A Peterson Patent NAP Reproduction by Fletch Hiner As a collector of pipes and lover of all things obscure and esoteric, I’ve long lusted after a Peterson System with a NAP stem. I decided I would try to make one myself, but having never actually handled an authentic NAP all...
  • 383. The Importance of First Issues and Rarities

    A 1984 Briar Circle "Kapp & Peterson" Book Set by Paddy Larrigan This morning I want to share a few thoughts on Peterson first issues and rarities. I’ve been in correspondence with a number of Pete Geeks who have amazing and extensive collections of both, and I’m hoping they'll consider this entire post as an invitationl for them to share their knowledge and collections with us and thereby enlarge our understanding and appreciation of the world’s...