Tobacco Pipe Restoration After the Auction

Tobacco Pipe Restoration After the Auction A big part of our hobby is growing the collection.  As a side note, many of us with a serious case of PAD, Pipe Acquisition Disease, noticed that after around 20 pipes our wives didn’t notice when a new “must -have” sneaked its way into the collection. Often we look to eBay or the online social groups for buying and trading our Estate Pipes.  Both are great sources. For …

How to Choose The Perfect Pipe Stem Replacement

Primer on Tobacco Pipe Stems  Smoking Pipe Stem Replacement by Ric Farrah The two most common materials used for tobacco pipe stems are acrylic and vulcanite, also known as Lucite and Ebonite respectively. These are considered the brand names. While there are advantages to both, Briarville gives our clients the choice as to which material is used when replacing a broken or severely damaged stem. So Which one to choose? If you wish to give …

A Poem for Pipers by Seth Baker

With fellow pipers advice heeded I decided a grinder was what I needed. Nothing big like a grinder of beans I snagged a hippy device to suit my means. This plastic disk for grinding pot At a couple dollars, oh why not? Now the flakes and plugs so stout Fall apart with a twist and neatly fall out. Seventeen ninety two, Gaslight and 10 Russians too Even the most fickle to light Dark star fires …

New To Pipe Smoking? An Entry Level Article by Eric Boehm

Had a neighbor express interest in smoking tobacco pipes. Coming from the cigar world, he is. Wrote him the following. Thought it may be of interest to other newbies, just starting the journey… Hi Jim – I’ve been enjoying smoking and collecting tobacco pipes since 1982. At present, I own sixty high end vintage briar pipes, and have a fully stocked cellar of aged tobaccos, some dating back decades. Like wine, tabac improves immeasurably with …