the First Tuesday of the Month in Sharon,
Next Meeting is Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
from the September Club Meeting
is upon us but our Pipe Personality of the month makes it feel more
like winter. I don't think I like that, but I do like his story.
Rhode Island was a bit more prominent at the September meeing which
is always nice to see. I was starting to think Kevin was paying
these guys to come to the meeting and smoke a pipe so he could win
the SHPC Club Card prize. Now we just need to see Mike back for
another visit. We're hoping the Swap & Sell we're having in
October will entice some of you strangers to stop by for a visit.
Heck we might even see Dock show up since he was always a big fan
of the swap and sell and probably has a few things he wants to get
rid of if he hasn't already.
SHPC 2016 Club Pipe Update We're getting closer to the production of our next club
pipe by Premal Cheda. We hope to have the photo of the prototype
available to look at at the October meeting. Be prepared to bring
your money to the November meeting and we should have the pipes
October 2016 Swap and Sell
Got Pipes, tobacco, accessories even cigars that you want to sell
or trade? The October meeting is the time to do it. If you don't
have any to sell be sure to bring some cash and take home something
new to smoke.
- A short story by Ernie Whitenack
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.
Chapter 10 - Coming Soon Ernie has taken a short break from his story but
will be back with a new chapter soon.
Sliced or Flake - Some thoughts to ponder
Over the years names and nomenclature of tobacco seems to have
changed somewhat. The most notable to me is Burley. In my early
days of pipe smoking Burley was very popular and each had his favorite
blend; Prince Albert for example. Few were flavored and when so,
were boldly indicated on the packaging or the bulk container in
A few yeas ago I complained to a local shop owner, after ordering
one of his Burley blends which ended up being highly flavored, that
he should indicate when his blends are flavored. His reply was that
when his customers buy a Burley blend they expect it to be flavored
and he has no need to indicate the fact. Lesson learned.
Red Virginia was seldom mentioned in a description of a blend and
hybrids were, to my knowledge, a thing yet to be cultivated or perhaps
The term flake meant just that, small, single leaf flakes about
an eighth of an inch square of any varietal. Bull Durham is a good
example being used for both pipe and ROY cigarettes. Virginia flake
was often blended with cube or rough cut in blends such as DPE and
Barking Dog and others
Sliced meant a blend of leaf pressed and aged, then sliced; as
was Dill’s Best Slices and others. This was meant to be rubbed-out
by the user.
Today it is called a Flake but remain the same old sliced tobacco.
Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd- Pipe Smoker Smoking
his twelve- year old pipe and tobacco at Little America, Antarctica,
during Operation High Jump, 3 February 1947. The pipe and
tobacco, as well as the hut in which Rear Admiral Byrd is
seated, were left over from his 1933-35 Antarctic Expedition.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection
From Wikipedia.... Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN was
an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration.
He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor
for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering
American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics.
Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition
leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic
Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed
that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the
North Pole and the South Pole by air. Read
Check out what we have for this month's raffle.
McLelland's New Balkan Beauty (1.76
Beauty is a richer and deeper Latakia-based blend than most of McClelland's
offerings. Besides a healthy dose of Cyprian Latakia, it also has
a good amount of flavorful, small-leaf Basma and specially selected
red and orange flue-cured tobaccos for a robust, sweet and smoky
experience unlike anything else you've ever tried.
G.L. Pease - Temple Bar (2 oz Tin)
Temple Bar is a fine example of the creativity of Gregory Pease.
A special selection of zesty, matured red Virginias along with sweet,
bright flue-cured is combined with exotic Oriental leaf and a touch
of robust Perique, pressed into cakes and cut into bars to allow
the enthusiast to prepare the tobacco in what ever way he or she
prefers. The flavor is complex, yet smooth and not overpowering.
For a unique pipe tobacco experience, give GL Pease Temple Bar a