Visit our booth at the Capitaland Pipe Show in Albany, NY – October 1, 2022

Visit our booth at the Capitaland Pipe Show in Albany, NY – October 1, 2022

Penn Valley Pipes will join Old German Clay Pipes at the 2022 Capitaland Pipe Show in Albany, NY on October 1, 2022. We will be showcasing some of the pipes by the distinguished German pipe maker, Roland Kirsch, whose works you can see below. If you are interested in purchasing any of the pipes on this page, please send us an email describing which pipe(s) you would like to buy.
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IPSD February 20th

International Pipe smoking Day - February 20 If you love clay pipes, or briar pipes, or Meerschaum, or corn cobs, or love all sorts of pipes, February 20th is your day to shine. The first International Pipe Smoking Day was held in 2008 and is celebrated in at least 30 countries world-wide. It was the brainchild of the International Comité of Pipe Smokers Clubs (CIPC) whose goal is to promote the history and the value of pipe smoking. Here's what the CIPC had to when they launched the IPSD. PURPOSE On the special IPSD – once a year- pipe smokers around…
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First Class International and Priority Mail suspended to Australia

We generally use the US Postal Service for international orders but the USPS has restricted shipments to Australia due to COVIS-19. The U.S. Postal Service has TEMPORARILY suspended First Class Package International Service (as of September 3, 2021) and Priority Mail International (as of September 17, 2021) delivery to Australia due to carrier issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Priority Mail Express International delivery is not being impacted and mail pieces will continue to be delivered. If your First Class Package International Service parcel is already in transit, the international carriers will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and…
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Will I get a refund if the Post Office cannot deliver my package?

It is the customers responsibility to make certain the shipping address provided is correct. We ship to the address we see on the order form. If for any reason the package cannot be delivered and is returned to Pipeshoppe.com, we may either send a refund for the items purchased or issue a store credit in the amount of the purchase price of the items. We will not refund the postage.
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The Porcelain Hunter Pipe

The Porcelain Hunter Pipe

My friend Steve once complained, "I went to Germany and all I got was this crappy t-shirt and a porcelain hunter pipe." They also had to pick him up off the sidewalk outside a Munich beer hall on several occasions during his tour of Germany, but that's another story. So it goes, I suppose, that most hunter pipes are bought by tourists in order to prove to their neighbors that they actually went somewhere exotic and vaguely quaint, rather than something to add to their vast pipe collection. Let it be known that the noble Hunter Pipe is not just…
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Sales to the EU have been suspended

The new VAT rules take effect on July 1, 2021 and would require us to register if we sell to EU member countries. We have decided for the present to forgo registering with the EU taxing authorities and will not be selling good to the EU. We have selected specific countries to sell to so if you are outside of the United States or Canada and do not see an option to purchase, or your county does not appear on the list, please contact us and we will assist you.
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The allure of clay pipes

Over the spring and summer, I have been watching the AMC show Turn on my Netflix account. It is a show about George Washington's spies during the Revolutionary War. No, it's true, I don't have a life and I have nothing better to do, so I watch shows on my computer. I enjoy the show and especially the actor Samuel Roukin who plays, in my opinion, the most annoying character on television. He's great but what holds my interest the most are the scenes inside the taverns where you can see extras smoking various styles of colonial clay pipes. The…
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Pipe Shows

If you haven't been to a pipe show, we highly recommend you try to attend one. These events are great way to meet pipe makers and pipe enthusiasts from all over the world. Penn Valley Pipes has joined with Old German Clay Pipes for several years with a table at the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors show which is held the first weekend in May each year. Click here to see a list of upcoming pipe shows.
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Pre-order the rare black churchwarden clay pipe

We will be getting another Pipeshoppe exclusive in a few weeks. Old German clay churchwarden #7 black The very rare black churchwarden clay pipe from Old German Clay Pipes will be arriving soon. Penn Vally Pipes secured the last batch of these full-length black clay churchwarden pipes. Twenty of the Old German Clay Pipe #7 black pipes will be arriving in a couple of weeks. This is a rare opportunity for you to pick up a pipe that is no longer being produced. These are the last of the black full-length churchwarden pipes and you can pre-order them here. A…
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