Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989

September 2022

 Our next meeting will be held on  Tuesday, September 6th @ 7:00 PM - Massapoag Sportmen's Club

Dinner lately has been at the Gourmet Garden Asian Restaurant at Cobb Corner.  Stop in betwen 6 - 7 PM and I'm sure you find someone from our group.


President's Message

Hi All,

Summer is finally winding down and let’s hope it’s not to uncomfortable at the club this month. I welcome the cooler nights as always.
We learned that former member and Treasurer Rick Frederics passed away last week.  My heart goes out to all the members who knew Rick. I never had the pleasure of knowing the man. From what I gather he was a kind and gentle man and will be sadly missed.
I feel we are at a stale mate, covid has wreaked havoc on our attendance. Although we still get great participation it was nice when we had a larger crowd. We lost many due to attrition, health issues, moving, work, etc. We should think about trying to get more to enjoy our fellowship.
Couple of dates to remember…The SHPC Annual Cookout is on September 18th, we hope you will make it.  And The Graywoodie Pipe Show on Saturday, October 1st. I am hoping to attend both and was also thinking about visiting Perretti’s in October or November. I lost track of the Members Favorite Mystery Tobacco and can’t remember if it’s in September or October.
September is the beginning of the local apple scene….All those who smoke an apple shaped bowl pipe at the meeting will get a chance at the President’s Raffle.

See you Tuesday,  Kevin

The Case of the Duplicitous Pallete

by Ernie Whitenack


“I’m fine, Allan. I’m concerned that I’m overstepping my authority with this copied art thing. Matt told me to take one day and then send a Cablegram to Sullivan. My gut tells me this is a massive international operation we’re looking at. Actually, it’s not a swindle. By all reports, the copies are nearly perfect. They are, however, copies of stolen art. I think the one the New York FBI is looking into is just the beginning of a worldwide effort to sell many copies of various ripped-off artworks. I will eventually have to tell Matt what I’m doing. Either I’m correct, or I’m fired.”

“You’ve never been wrong since I’ve known you,” Allan said. “If you don’t trust your judgment on this one, drop it now and send the cable. If Frank Gray feeds you anything to substantiate your intuition, you can always pick it up again. If I were you, I’d keep it to myself for a while longer. At least until Frank contacts you.”

This Month's Tobacco Raffle

This month we have tins from two of the oldest tobacco houses - James Fox and Robert Lewis.
James J. Fox Provost Mixture
James J. Fox Provost Mixture is a blend that has around for over a century, and is a very traditional type of English Cavendish blend. Made of select Virginias and toasted Cavendish, it has more flavor and strength than the contents would indicate. Some people notice a faint hint of Latakia, though that's not described in the contents, and may be the result of the fire-curing of the Cavendish.
Robert Lewis' Orcilla Mixture
Robert Lewis' Orcilla Mixture is a classic Oriental pipe tobacco mixture, featuring Turkish leaf, Latakia, Virginias, and a touch of Perique in a ribbon-cut blend. A favorite among pipe smokers for over a century, Orcilla Mixture is exceptionally smooth and balanced — perfect as the first smoke of the day.

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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