Club Info & Events
Details of the March Meeting
Well we had our first minor setback since we've been meeting at the new
location. We got double booked, delayed and relocated. So the ten of us
hung out in the vestibule for 30 minutes waiting for the weight watchers
meeting to get out downstairs. It had a happy ending though, the group
that was meeting in our usual room were doing some baking and brought
down a few delicious peace offerings. Fear not however, for all things
should be just as they should be for our April meeting.
Many of us went to the New York Pipe show on March 11th and had a great
time and heard some promising news about the future of the NY shows. Be
sure to read Dock's write up of it below with pictures
by yours truly.
Kurt Huhn visits SHPC
New England pipe maker Kurt Huhn has informed us that he will be able
to attend our April meeting. Kurt hails from Warwick, RI and and produces
a nice variety of hand made pipes. I'm not sure how many pipes he'll have
on hand for his visit but its always a treat to meet and talk with those
who put their time and passion into something that bring us so much enjoyment.
See Kurt's work for yourself by visiting his website at www.pipecrafter.com
and be sure and come to the meeting and help us give Kurt a warm welcome.
First Annual SHPC Swap & Sell "UPDATED
On May 2nd the Sherlock Holmes
Pipe Club will host its 1st Annual SHPC Swap and Sell. So bring
along your unwanted pipes, tobacco, accessories and tobaccania to sell
or trade with fellow members. This might be an excellent opportunity for
those of you who have been considering coming to your first meeting to
finally make it a reality. If all goes well, hopefully we can make this
a yearly event! Hope to see you there.
Brookline News this April
SHPC is planning a visit to Brookline
News this April. Those of you who have been there before know what
treasures could be found there if only there was a bit more room to move
around without having to shuffle out of the way of the customers (or
even get out of your own way for that matter). So to improve the experience
we've made plans to get in there after hours and really take a look at
what's behind the counter, in the basement and in all those boxes. The
details of this event will not be available in the newsletter so if you're
interested in coming along then it might be a good idea to come to the
the April meeting (Tuesday the 4th). We hope to see you there.
Castello Trunk Show at Peretti's
On Saturday, April 29th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marco Parascenzo, the distributor for Costello Pipes will be having a
Trunk Sale at Peretti's.
Marco will be bringing many Castello's, including rare and difficult
to obtain pieces. Whether you're a Castello collector or are contemplating
your first Castello, you won't want to miss this!
MacBaren Tobacco Sampling
the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club was contacted by Gene Thompson, the US Ambassador
for MacBaren tobacco
who asked us if we'd be willing to sample and comment on some of their
tobaccos. Of course we would I told him without hesitation. Well today
a package arrived in the mail chock full of tobacco and lots of free goodies
for our club members including tampers, pipe cleaners, mouse pads and
lots more. As much as I'd like to bring all this to the April meeting
I think I'll wait until May since we have a lot going on this month and
I want our members to be able to give this opportunity the attention it
deserves. So be prepared to fill your bowls next month with some of MacBaren's
Solent Mixture and English blend and something new called the "CUBE".
This ought to be fun.
The New York Pipe Show - March 11, 2006
It had been a long day for me and I shuffled
slowly off to bed eagerly awaiting the doors to open to the show at 10:00
am the following day. After a restless night of sleep I awoke and joined
the rest of the SHPC guys in the Hotel's restaurant for breakfast. The
food there is always good all-be-it a bit pricey... four bucks for an
orange juice? After breakfast we made our way into the line for the show.
Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine was set up outside and had quite a few items
for sale including P&T shirts, hats, mugs and even tampers. It was hard
to beat the prices and I ended up with a hat and a denim shirt. The doors
were opened promptly at 10:00 a.m. and we all proceeded in to the pipe
filled tables. [Read
& Tobacco News & Info
The Estate Sale of Tom Dunn
Over the next several months Hermit Tobacco Works will be selling
off the entire pipe and tobaccania collection of Thomas A.Dunn editor
and publisher of "The Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris" on the popular auction
site E-Bay. There are approx 600 pipes and nearly as many tampers
and both sealed and empty tins of tobacco dating back many, many
years.Many of the pipes are unsmoked and most come with the original
letters from the senders as well as dated notes from Tom himself.
This is a once and a lifetime chance to own an item from the Grandad
of modern pipe literature.
me to the Tom Dunn Estate on Ebay
an article about Tom Dunn
NH - Up in smoke: There go our liberties
"AT THE RATE the New Hampshire House of Representatives
is going, New Hampshire won’t remain the “Live free or die”
state much longer. Call it the “Live free unless legislators disapprove
of your behavior” state."
Worth A Look
Pictures of Tom Dunn's Estate
Take a look at just some of over 1000 items from Tom Dunn's
estate currently being auctioned on Ebay by Hermit Tobacco Works.
Month's Tobacco Raffle
For this month's tobacco raffle we have
two Virginia blends from Butera. Maybe you'll be the lucky one this
Butera Dark Stoved.
single, zesty lemon Virginia leaf, picked at its peak, aged to perffection,
is carefully slow-stoved under pressure until the cakes turn to
beautiful chocolate brown. Cut to flake form, Dark Stoved offers
a maze of diverse tastes, with a mysterious flavor curve ranging
from tart and spicy, through smooth and mellow.
Butera Matured Ribbon
select combination of 3 distinctively different Matured Virginias,
including a bright zesty lemon, a mellow,sun-dappled red, and a
sweet, delicious, slow-stoved black. All are first, well-aged apart,
then pressed together into cakes to develop this full-flavored,
savory smooth, balanced blend. Cut and spun to ribbon form, Matured
Ribbon delivers a boutny of soft, rich aromas and tastes, with alluring,
spicy tart overtures.