Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989

July 2022


Our next meeting will be held on  Tuesday, July 5th @ 6:00 PM - Massapoag Sportmen's Club

We will be having a WEENIE ROAST around the fire pit starting at 6:00 PM.  See Presidents message for details.

President's Message

Hello All,

With the 4 th of July Holiday coming up this weekend I would like to extend my best wishes for a happy and safe day. Drink less and smoke more. Maybe a cob or clay in honor of our forefathers contemplatingthe true meaning of the day and not the substitute or excuse for excess BBQ and Booze.
It is my sad duty to inform the club that we will be losing two well attended members. Al and Shawn. Al is leaving the hobby because of some health issues, and we all wish him well. Shawn who took to the
hobby like a moth to a flame will be moving to Savanah, Georgia. On the bright side Shawn is interested in starting a charter club down there once he is settled. Both great guys and both will be terribly missed.
At the last meeting Eric informed us we now have use of the fire pit, so this month bring your appetite. We plan to roast some hot dogs over the fire. Please bring anything you would like to grille if you hold
any particular dietary restraints. The club will provide the dogs, buns, and condiments. Please provide your own beverage. We will meet at 6:00 instead of 7:00.
This meeting I will bring the mystery tobacco and all member who wear either red, white or blue will receive an extra ticket for a change in the President’s raffle.

See you Tuesday,

The Case of the Duplicitous Palette - A Scott Wadsworth Adventure

By Ernie Whitenack

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
  4. Cavalier and Roundhead Smokers  
  5. Smoking in the Restoration Era


This Month's Tobacco Raffle

This month we have a little something different - two 3.5 oz.aged tins from Mac Baren.  Neither tin has the date of manufacture on the label, so they're at least ten years old.

Club Blend Roll Cake
Club Blend Roll Cake
is a unique tobacco with a recipe that dates back to 1955. 
A roll-cake tobacco, spun from rich, matured Virginia and choice cavendish tobaccos giving Club Blend its medium strength and delightful aroma.  Based on my research on the codes used, this tin dates to 2008.
Mixture Mild
Mixture Mild
mild and lightly aromatic Scottish Blend, manufactured from ready rubbed, matured Virginia tobaccos and golden brown Burley grades, Cavendish and loose, ripe Virginia. Mixture is one of the most popular pipe tobaccos in the world.  I believe that this tin was produced in the mid 1990s.

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