Author Archive | KC Ellis

Spring Break

Winter has finally left the building. It was still cold outside (15° F) this morning in the hills of Apalachin. But it might reach 50° later today! To celebrate the coming of spring and for those of us of the Pagan persuasion, the vernal equinox, we have decided to take a spring break. Between now […]

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A word about add-ons on the product pages

We have tried to make it easier to order extra stuff right on the product page. If you want pipe cleaners with your pipe, you can click an add-on when you order the pipe. You won’t have to search for a pipe tool or pipe cleaners elsewhere on the site. Also, when you buy add-ons […]

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Our new resin pipe resonates with the past.

Why our new resin pipe resonates with the past. As I write this pipe review I’m smoking our new resin pipe. I recall another resin tobacco pipe, a Hilson Fantasia churchwarden, I owned many years ago. At the risk of dating myself, well ‘risk’ may not be the right word – ‘prospect” would be better […]

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Clay tobacco pipes and why you want one

From the early days of tobacco smoking, clay tobacco pipes have played a key role. North American native peoples fashioned pipes from many materials – stone, wood and also clay. Some examples of native American clay pipes are shown here. The early European settlers saw tobacco as a one of the many interesting New World […]

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We’re making some changes to the website

Hi, Than you for visiting Penn Valley Pipes and If you’ve been here before you’ll notice some layout changes. We are trying out different theme designs to make your visit as streamlines as possible. On most pages you will see a complete listing of our products running down the right side of the page. […]

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Happy Halloween

Halloween is high up the list of our favorite holidays. We think it’s because when Ken goes outside on Halloween nobody freaks out because they think he’s just wearing a mask. It’s much harder for Ken to be out in public the other 364 days of the year. Anyway, this weekend we’re having out annual […]

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Website changes coming

We launched this version of our website back in mid-2014. We pretty much like how it displays and how the shopping cart works, at least we did until recently. Lately we’ve noticed some odd cart behavior when the browser is something other than Firefox. In Microsoft Edge and in Chrome when you click Proceed to […]

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