August 2005

Saturday, September 10th at Steve's 3:00 PM
This is a Members Only event

Club Info & Events

Santa Fe Pipes visits SHPC
It was great having Tony Sanchez from Santa Fe Pipes with us this past meeting. He brought a nice assortment of pipes with him, all of which were carved by American pipe carvers and included pipes by David Jones, Mark Tinsky and Randy Wiley to name a few.
During his presentation, Tony offered us his views on where he feels the pipe industry is headed. He is extremely impressed with the quality of briar and workmanship that he's been seeing from the American pipe carvers and feels that many of the American high grades are as good if not better than their European counterparts but with a much more reasonable price tag. He fielded questions from some of the members before sitting back and enjoying his pipe with the rest of us. It seemed more like he'd been a member of our club for years rather than visiting for his first time.
Tony also opened up 5 tins of G.L. Pease tobacco which included 2 of Pease's newer blends, Montgomery & Telegraph Hill and generously donated the remainder of each tin to our regular raffle.
And just to show you what kind of a guy Tony Sanchez is, before packing up and heading back to Sante Fe, Tony told me he would offer the readers of this newsletter a 20% discount off the retail price of any of the American pipes he has in stock. Just be sure to mention that you read about it in the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club Newsletter.
To see some of what he has in stock be sure to check out his website at Thanks again Tony for a great visit, I hope we can do it again in the not too distant future.


We'd also like to welcome our newest member Gary Rogan.

The September Meeting and Pipe Party
Just a reminder that our September meeting will be combined with Steve Gutz's 3rd Annual Pipe Party to be held on Saturday, September 10th. Details and directions have already been sent out to all club members. If you have not already told Steve you're coming, please send him an email to let him know how many of you there will be. Steve's email address was provided in the email that was sent out last week. We look forward to seeing you there. This meeting/party is for current members and their families only.


Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

Hookah trend on the rise.
Smoking the hookah, also sometimes called narghile, shisha or hubble bubble, is a way to relax after a meal and to show respect to guests, Abusharkh says. His hookah bar is so successful he plans to open another one.
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Ban Damage:
MA Old Oxford Pub - Cigar bar's last gasp? Town wins order to end smoking at pub
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Cambridge Citizens for Smokers Rights. More smoking news for Massachusetts and around the world.

The United Pro Choice Smoker's Rights Newsletter
Websites Worth A Look

Pipe Related Clothing, etc
Some of you might find something you like here.                               [Check it out]

This Month's Tobacco Raffle

There will be a tobacco this month at Steve's party. Our treasurer Rick Frederics will be picking up a couple of tins to bring with him but you'll just have to show up to find out what he has picked out.


The October Club Meeting.
Due to a previous engagement at our meeting location we will not be able to have our October club meeting on our usual day (1st Tuesday of the Month). Instead, and for October only we will hold our meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month which will be October 11th at 7:00 PM. Please make a note of this on your calendars.


Dante and Dr. Bob! We need updated email addresses!!!

Tim Hynick - SHPC Pipe Maker
For those of you who don't already know, Tim Hynick will have a table at the September New York Pipe Show (Sept 3rd). This is Tim's first pipe show and he's been working hard to bring you a nice selection of pipes. Tim has a unique style and if you've never seen any of his pipes before, be sure to stop by and say hello. Maybe you'll find something you love at a great price. It's almost a guarantee!!

Also, Tim recently took a trip to Canada where he made a visit to the workshop of Michael Parks. He will be presenting the details of his trip at our October meeting. We hope to see you there.

The SHPC 2005 Club Pipe
We'd like to thank American pipe maker Mark Tinsky for doing a great job on the SHPC 2005 club pipe. Those who received their pipes at the past meeting seemed very happy with them. If you are interested in having a pipe made for your club, take a look at what Mark has to offer by visiting Thanks again Mark for a nice job.



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