Info & Events
Details of the May Meeting
Another scheduling mishap almost forced a postponement of the 2nd
Annual SHPC Swap & Sell but we were able to make other arrangements
and pull it off. This years event was a little bigger than last
year thanks in part to Dock's friend Bob Turin who was thinning
out his collection and had a nice variety of quality pipes for sale
along with two very nice 36 count pipe racks. Ken Collins, Dock
Perry, Tom Martin, Nelson Pidgeon and others also contributed items
for swap or sale. Although the sales were limited I expect the popularity
and success of this event will continue to grow in the coming years.
We'd also like to welcome new member, Bruce Wallace to the ranks.
Bruce has been on our email list for quite some time and finally
decided to come and join us. All members happily welcomed Bruce
to the ranks but Tim "Newest Member" Martin was particularly
happy to pass the "new member" torch to the newcomer.
You may or may not have noticed that the SHPC website was unavailable
for a short time this past month. Due to the uncooperative nature
of our hosting service we were forced to changed hosting companies.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Our old friend Steve Gutz has been under the weather as
of late and may require and extended period of convalescence. Steve,
on behalf of the entire club we want you to know we're thinking
of you and wish you well and hope to see you up and about and attending
meetings soon. If you'd like to contact Steve and say hello you
can email him at sgutz(at)tiac(dot)net.
Mike's Brookline News & Tobacco
We had such a good time at Mike's last year that we're doing
it again this year on Sunday June 24th at 1:00 PM. Brookline News
in normally closed on Sunday but Mike has been good enough to open
it up for a few hours for SHPC Boston members and guests. So if you've
never been to Brookline News you have to experience this place at
least once. It's hard to accurately describe it in a few words so
if you'd like to find out more you can read about last
year's adventure. Hope to see you there.
The 2007 Northeast Regional Pipe Show - “Signs“
By Tom Martin (formerly our Newest Member)
And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply."
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why.
He said "You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think
you'll do." So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that.
Huh! Me workin' for you!"
The 2007 Chicago Pipe Show By
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign blockin' out the scenery, breakin'
my mind. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
I heard this song by The Five Man Electrical Band on my way to the
Northeast Regional Pipe Show, and it couldn’t have been more
appropriate, even prophetic.... [read
I had the privilege to attend the 2007 Chicago Pipe Show, what
I call the super bowl of pipe shows. Each year some of us seem to
arrive earlier as there is more to do. It was wonderful to renew old
pipe acquaintances as many of these have been established over many
years. One of those was Dick Morse!! Andy Camire and I were in one
of the gathering places and there was Dick!! It was great to see him
and get caught up on all his good news-job, house, Florida, family.
But anyone living in Florida has to be a little whacked so we sent
him off in straightjacket! Nah, we had a great time together. It was
also great to have Andy there as it was his first Chicago show and
he loved it. [read
& Tobacco News & Info
Court Permanently Blocks Allegheny County Smoking
PITTSBURGH -- A state appeals court said
that Allegheny County had no authority to enact a ban on smoking
in bars and restaurants and ordered a lower court to issue
a permanent injunction stopping the ban from taking effect.
the Telegraph Office Dear Sirs,
We have recently returned from the Chicagoland Pipe Show and
the successful launch of our new book, Back From The Ashes:
Uncovering the Lost History of G. L. Hunt and the Falcon Pipe
there. We thought that you and the members of the Sherlock Holmes
Pipe Club might be interested in the new book, which consists
of 185 pages and includes 70 illustrations.
Author K. A. Worth, granddaughter of the late G. L. Hunt of
Diversey Machine Works/Falcon International of Chicago, takes
us through forty years of Mr. Hunt’s Falcon business archives
in deftly recounting the rapid rise and continuing development
of the iconic smoking instrument beginning in late 1948.
We invite you and your members to take a look at our website
for more information on Back From The Ashes: www.worthyworkspress.com.
Worthy Works Press
Worth A Look
With Every Puff
This link was sent to me by Dock Perry. An excellent site
with lots of good information for pipe smokers old and new.
New Kaywoodie Pipes at Pipedo.com
A special collection of limited edition pipes. 2007
Pipe of the Year (only 300 made). Pipe and Time (only 50 made). Take
4 Kaywoodie Pipes of the Year were added to
the Pipedo.com website on 5/26. Take
Month's Tobacco Raffle
This month we have tobacco from
Fribourg & Treyer
ready-rubbed pure red Virginia flake, medium strength with
classic Virginia taste.
Special Brown Flake
A medium brown Virginia flake with a top note of Navy rum.
Only five or so years ago I was sitting in my then girlfriend's
house looking online for some information about the Sherlock Holmes
Pipe Club of Boston. I had heard about the group through the club
directory in the back of "Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine."
There were two names listed as folks to contact, one was Steve "4dots"
Smith and the other was Don Powers. I could then only imagine what
fun attending a meeting would be like! In my mind I delighted at
the thought of being surrounded by a dozen or so like minded gentleman
whose vast intellects I could probe for more knowledge about the
new hobby that I was becoming increasingly passionate about! Up
'til then I had only seen quality pipes in magazines and honestly
believed that a good briar pipe could never cost much more than
fifty bucks! After calling Mr. Powers and finding out where this
secret society met, it would take nearly a year for me to make my
first trip out to Mansfield. I knew that my schedule had to be re
arranged so I could continually make every monthly meeting. If I
was going to do this I sure wasn't going to be "half fast"
They say that listening to the Boston Red Sox on the radio is truly
better than TV because you're able to actually "build the Fenway
of your imagination". In the year it took me to make my 1st
meeting, I did just that. When I finally did attend I was delighted
to see that it was damned close to exactly how I imagined it to
In the years after, I went from a loyal member to President of this
noble group, something I never would have possibly imagined just
a few years ago. I've made some lifelong friends and gained more
knowledge about this hobby than one could possibly believe or retain
: ) A big thanks to all SHPC members past and present who contributed
and continue to contribute to making our little group so great!
The 1st Tuesday of the month just wouldn't be the same without you
Best, D. Perry