Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989

March 2022

Our next meeting will be held on  Tuesday, March 1st @ 7:00 PM - Massapoag Sportmen's Club

This month will be nominations for club officers. Next month will be the elections.

If you want to meet at Perkins and/or meet for dinner somewhere else,
let others know via email or on Facebook if you can.

President's Message

Hi All,

March is already upon us and before you know it the days will be getting a bit warmer and the nights a bit shorter. What a great time to get outside and smoke your pipes.
Don't forget, March is club officer nominations month and in April we will have elections along with dinner provided by the club.
A couple of exciting things have happened since the last time we met. Tom Nyzio and I visited the “Hartford Reading Society” in essence it’s just an eloquent way to say, “Hartford Pipe Club”. We grabbed dinner at the local brew pup with OX and Meghan. A short walk after and we entered The Tobacco Shop on Pratt Street. There is a well-appointed back room where they meet. The meetings are informal, and we had a great time meeting a couple other members Tony Mann and Thom Knox. We wrapped the night up with an invite to The Humidor for IPSD as well as opened a discussion to make them an associate club.
The following Saturday on the 19th a generous group met at the Humidor in honor of IPSD. Their new location proved to be an excellent venue for the festivities not to mention the discounts on tobacco and pipes. Four members from Hartford joined us as well. There was a lot of interest in the club from regular patrons of the store and Jana mentioned to me that she is considering starting an associate club there to maybe meet on the first Monday of the month. Like I said there was a lot of interest but, most would not be interested in the drive up to Sharon. So, I hope to discuss the possibilities when we meet on Tuesday.
I am sure you may have seen this coming but in Honor of Tim Hynick and not the little green man. All those who bring and smoke a Peterson at the meeting will get a chance for the Presidents Raffle.

Peace, Kevin

The Social History of Smoking: Audio Book

This work tells the history of smoking in England from the social point of view. Thus it does not deal with the history of tobacco growing or tobacco related manufacture, but is rather the story of how smoking has fitted in with the fashions and customs throughout the ages, and the changes in the attitude of society towards smoking. (Summary by Maikki)

We will add a new chapter each month for your listening pleasure.  Chapters are not all read by the same reader.


1. The First Pipes of Tobacco Smoked in England

This Month's Tobacco Raffle

March is going to be English month at SHPC.  Don't worry, though; if you hate Latakia, we'll have alternates.

Cornell and Diehl From Beyond (Small Batch)
Cornell and Diehl From Beyond (Small Batch) is comprised of
Cyprian Latakia, North Carolina Red Virginia (2017), Bright Canadian Virginia (2017), Turkish Izmir (2018), Greek Basma (2019) and Louisiana Perique Sourced From St. James Parish.  Head Blender Jeremy Reeves took his inspiration from a tin of Dunhill Nightcap that had been aged since the 1908s.  Limited to 7,600 tins, it is of production and sold out.

Mac Baren HH Balkan Blend
Mac Baren HH Balkan Blend is a true medium-bodied English blend of Cyprian Latakia,
choice Virginia, burley, and Oriental tobaccos.  We have a 3.5 ounce tin from June, 2018.

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

Keeping the smoking lamp lit since 1989