Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989

May 2022

Our next meeting will be held on  Tuesday, May 3rd @ 7:00 PM - Massapoag Sportmen's Club

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

Hello club members,

Many thanks once again for the honor of electing me President. As in the past I shall uphold my office to the highest of standards and do my best for the betterment of the club and its members. As always I look forward to working with the new slate of officers and committee chairs as well. Collectively we can continue to grow and experience true fellowship for years to come.
For those of you that were at the IPSD gathering at the Humidor in Warwick you may remember an interest in starting an associate club there. I would love to see a chapter in every smoke shop in the New England area and beyond if possible. Well as of last week the interest is still very strong and the owner Jana may be joining us this month to observe our procedures and how we go about holding our meetings. I feel we have a pretty good recipe for success and can be easily adaptable for any group who would like a charter club. Let’s hope she can make it and we can get them set up.
Because of the elections last month, we didn’t get a chance to do the “Members Favorite” tobacco tasting. We paused it until this month and Tom Nyzio has volunteered to bring in enough of his favorite tobacco for us to blind taste and comment on. I just hope it’s not Escudo! So remember to bring and extra pipe for tasting and lets see if anyone can guess the blend.
April showers bring May flowers so anyone who smokes an exotic shaped pipe like a flower or a face or any kind of bizarre shape shall receive a ticket for the Presidents raffle.

See you next Tuesday,

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
  2. Tobacco Triumphant: Smoking Fashionable and Universal
  3. Tobacco Triumphant (continued) Sellers of Tobacco and Professors of the Art of Smoking


This Month's Tobacco Raffle

This month we have two "love it or hate it" selections.  Both of these blends have their fans, but each also has its share of detractors.  I spotted both at the Old Firehouse Smoke Shop and couldn't pass them up.  For those who don't feel adventurous, we'll have some mainstream alternatives.  

G.L. Pease Haddo's Delight
I remember when Haddo's Delight was a big deal.  It was back in the days of dial-up modems and discussion "newsgroups".  It was tough to find, but when I finally tried a tin, I had no clue what justified the hubbub. 
It's a stout blend of several Virginia tobaccos with a generous measure of long cut perique. Unflavored Green River black cavendish and a little air cured white burley ribbon provide fullness, body, and a bit of extra strength. Finally, an exclusive process darkens and marries the mixture, and gives the blend a subtle tin aroma of cocoa and dried fruit.  The flavor is full on the palate, earthy, slightly sweet and intriguingly piquant, with overtones of figs and raisins.

Cornell & Diehl Haunted Bookshop
I see this one in a lot of smoking selfies on Facebook, but usually half the comments are from folks who can't stand it.  I haven't had the pleasure yet, but would be game to give it a try.  It's another o
f the late Bob Runowski's blends, named in honor of the famous novel written by Christopher MorleyHaunted Bookshop is predominately burley, with a touch of red Virginia and perique, and has been described as being somewhat robust.

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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