We Meet the First Tuesday of the Month in Sharon, MA.
Next Meeting is Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.

Club Info & Events

Details from the September Club Meeting

Our October meeting was very reminiscent of the old days back at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield when Kenny Kasparian would come to the meeting fashionably late, loaded down with boxes of pipes for sale. A pipe feeding frenzy would ensue which is exactly what happened last month while Kevin unloaded approximately 100 pipes and assorted accessories. To add to that, Tom, Merrick and JP also brought estates pipes to swap or sell and Tim had a selection of his handmade originals for sale. Joe brought a nice selection of his tampers, pipe stands and some knives (or did the knives belong to Kevin, at this point I can't remember). Last and certainly not least, we also always love to see potential new members come to a meeting especially when they come bearing their wares. Johnny and Laura heard about the Swap & Sell on Facebook and made the trek down from Haverhill (that's dedication). They brought with them some hand crafted leather key chains you wear on your belt that when removed from the belt will double as a pipe stand. Very ingenious! Laura also bought her first pipe, a figurehead meerschaum and enjoyed a fine smoke with the rest of us. Welcome Johnny and Laura, we hope to see you again.
All in all the evening was a success. We thank Kevin for suggesting the idea for the Swap & Sell and for being such a big contributor to the group.

What's Up for November
Merrick has suggested that we do another Sherlock Holmes Movie Time Theater so feel free to bring a snack, beverage or spirit to enjoy while we watch. I am going to suggest that we watch the Brett version of The Hound of the Baskervilles since we are highlighting Jeremy Brett as the Piper Profile this month. But feel free to bring what ever you'd like to watch and we'll put it to a vote.

SHPC 2016 Club Pipe Update
Well it appears that our deal with Premal Chheda for the 2016 club pipe has fallen through. We're not sure of the reason behind it but too much time has passed and we need to move on. Tim has a few ideas to share with us about trying to get an alternate set up before the year is through.

Invisible Enemy - A short story by Ernie Whitenack

From the Intro....
Hitler’s hidden diamonds and gold were allocated to fund a secret organization. It was a terrorist group known as Werwolf (Werewolf) who would disrupt and confuse the Allied occupation, and planned to overthrow the Allies, and then carry the fight to the East and Soviet Russia.

Chapters: Ch 1 | Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5 | Ch 6 | Ch 7 | Ch 8 | Ch 9

Chapter 10 - Coming Soon
Previously... Erich Graff backed his Mercedes out of the garage but he was not looking forward to his drive at all. He was nervous and frightened. What he was planning could end in summary execution should he not be able to pull it off. To say the least, defection is frowned upon. His only hope was to make contact with the right people and get the whole thing settled before he had to report to Stallman, or Stallman contacted him.

Read Chapter 10   

Tobacco Reviews...................... by Ernie Whitenack

Ogden’s of Liverpool - St. Bruno Flake

A resurrection of a 60s -70s blend A distinctive blend of Smooth Virginia and other fine leaf.... “and other fine leaf” ????

Smoking Pipes says there is a dark fired Kentucky in this blend and Pipes and Cigars lauds a “floral and fruit note that enhances, rather than masks the tobacco”.

This is a pressed and sliced tobacco. I couldn’t distinguish the Kentucky or the top note that makes this an “aromatic”. Very skillfully blended by Mac Baren for Ogden’s and imported by Sutliff Tobacco Co.

It is easily rubbed out or broken apart and packs nicely. There is a bit of a sting at the beginning but smoothes out shortly into the smoke, imparting a sweet sensation with a bit of spice.

I found it to be an extremely enjoyable tobacco and unlike anything I have had before; although it did remind me of Ehrlic’s Bowden Square of old.

One of my favorite pastimes is spending too much time looking at used sailboats on Craigslist. Most of the boats I'm looking at are twenty or more years old and their spec sheets generally show a line drawing of how the boat looks inside and out. During a recent search I came across a boat that particularly spoke to me. Click to see if you can figure out why.

In the last Pipes Magazine Radio Show and in the Sprit of Halloween, Brian Levine played a short halloween piece read by none other than Vincent Price. It's called "The Smoker", Take a listen, I think you'll enjoy it. (6:51)

Pipe Personalities

Jeremy Brett
From Wikipedia...
(born Peter Jeremy William Huggins; 3 November 1933 – 12 September 1995), was an English actor, probably best known for playing fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage, to television and film, to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He is also remembered for playing the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the Warner Bros. 1964 production of My Fair Lady.
After taking on the demanding role ("Holmes is the hardest part I have ever played – harder than Hamlet or Macbeth") Brett made few other acting appearances, and he is now widely considered to be the definitive Holmes of his era, just as Basil Rathbone was at the beginning of the 1940s and William Gillette during the first third of the 20th century. Brett had previously played Doctor Watson on stage opposite Charlton Heston as Holmes in the 1980 Los Angeles production of The Crucifer of Blood, making him one of only four actors to play both Holmes and Watson professionally.. Read More on Wikipedia ...

Good Website about Jeremy Brett, Holmes and more
Jeremy Brett Fact File

Video of the Month
Best Sherlock Quotes - Jeremy Brett

Pipes & Tobacco Around the Web

PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio episodes that aired since the last Gazette.
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Country Squire Radio
Below are links to the Country Squire Radio episodes that aired since the last Gazette. See them live on Monday Evenings at around 6:30 PM Central Time on YouTube.

Other Important Links for Smokers:

Tobacco Raffle
Got a good deal on the Orlic sampler

Orlik Golden Sliced (1.76 oz tin) - a nicely pressed blend is formed from sweet, bright flue-cured Virginias and an angel's breath of Perique.

Orlik Club Mixture (1.76 oz tin) - fine Virginias with mellow Burleys and smooth black Cavendish to create a mild, sweet blend with a pleasant caramel/toffee flavor.

Orlik Racing Green (1.76 oz tin) - a mild, pleasantly sweet blend of rich Virginias, mellow Burleys and a touch of black Cavendish with essences of fruit and citrus.

Orlik Mellow Mixture (1.76 oz tin) - wonderful bright Virginias with two distinctly different black Cavendishes and a touch of toasted Burley. The unique chocolate and caramel topping adds an enjoyable aroma.

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