Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989

September 2020

The Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston members have opted to continue meeting virutally until further notice.  Members will be emailed virtual meeting details and it may be posted on our Facebook page.  Virutal meetings generally start at 7 PM.

Latest News

There appears to be a lack of interest in scheduling or holding a socially distant meeting so it appears that we will continute to meet virtually. Maybe someone will communicate the details of that to us at some point.  So keep checking your email or Facebook and eventually we'll hear something.... or not.  Stay Distant!

Pipe Personality: William Clark Gable

William Clark Gable (February 1,1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next year, he landed his first leading Hollywood role and became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the next three decades.

Clark Gable Inspired Pipe
Savinelli Clarks Favorite series was created to honor Hollywood’s most distinguished gentleman, Clark Gable. After his iconic roll in Gone With the Wind, men the world over wanted to look as distinguished as Mr. Gable and Savinelli pipes delivered with this line of smoking pipes to honor the film and its star. You can get yours at

Riverville Murder - Chapter 16 & 17


Parking the cars some fifty yards away from the bar, the men quietly make their way to the lone building and separate. Those assigned to watch the street, separate to positions on both sides and a short distance down the street, while the rear group moves to various strategic spots in view of the rear door.  All are looking for indications of an alarm system. None is found.

Scott and his group must find a quiet way to get through the front door. As they examine the lock, Sergeant Allan Rockford comes forward and inserts two thin metal rods into the keyhole and deftly maneuvers them until a slight click is heard, and the door opens a couple of inches.

“Where did you learn that stuff, Allan,” Scott quietly asks.

2020 Club Pipe Update

So it was a close match betwee tan cutty and the straight egg for the 2020 club pipe and the egg  won out in the end.  

An email was sent out within the last month to those who voted on the pipe asking for a commitment on purchasing one of these.  If you have not yet responded to Tim you have unitl 9/15 to let him know..

You can make your purchase with Paypal by visiting the SHPC Payments page.  The cost for the pipe is $155.

Also, if you haven't paid your dues yet for this year, you can make that payment there as well.

This Month's Tobacco Raffle

This month, we've got two limited-edition, sold-out tobaccos from Cornell & Diehl.  Since both of these are a bit out of the ordinary, I'll be sure to have some alternatives.  If we are meeting in person, If you want a chance to win one of these, you'll need to be at our virtual meeting.

Sun Bear (2 oz. tin)
Sun Bear is a blend of the finest red and bright Virginias balanced by Basma leaf from 2014 and Izmir Orientals from 2013, and showcases select varietals by highlighting their inherent characters with a range of unique and nuanced casings. South Carolina garden-grown honey — harvested from the personal beehives of C&D's head blender, Jeremy Reeves — combines with a whisper of silver tequila and elderflower to augment the fruity and floral notes of the choice Orientals and Virginias.  It's been one of the most in-demand tobaccos of the year..

Warped - The Haunting (2 oz. tin)
Warped - The Haunting is unlike many other cigar leaf-based pipe tobaccos, which often contain Latakia.  Instead, The Haunting consists primarily of cigar leaf and Virginia tobaccos, showcasing the delicious cigar notes and complementary sweetness of the Virginias. It's a blend that bridges the gap between cigars and pipes, catering to cigar and pipe smokers alike.  Produced last year in a run of only 2000 tins, it's long been sold-out.

In case you miss any information or just want to give us feedback, please feel free to contact us.

Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts

Country Squire Radio
countrysquirelogoA weekly podcast about all things pipes and tobacco.  Beau and Jon David have a great chemistry and keep you entertained every week. Check their website for show times. They mix it up a lot YouTube  |  Website
(1:00 PM Eastern Time)

PipesMagazine Radio Show
PMag radio show logoA different interview every week with Brian Levine a well known member of the tobacco industry.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!       iTunes  |  Website
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Pipe and Tamper Pipecast
PMag radio show logoA Podcast for the Tobacco Pipe Enthusiast. Interviews with pipe carvers and industry influencers. Quick tobacco reviews and segments on pipes and tobaccos. New episodes are available on the 1st and 15th of every month.     iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes Podcasts

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
IHOSElogoA delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.

Shows come out twice a month. iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
Trifles Cover smFrom the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes  |  Website

Pipe & Tobacco Episodes:    Episode 71 | Episode 83

Trifles artwork created by Tom Richmond

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