International Pipe Smoking Day 2024

Tuesday, February 20 is International Pipe Smoking Day. Join Pipeshoppe.com and pipe smokers all over the world for this year's commemoration if International Pipe Smoking Day. It doesn't matter if you smoke a briar, a clay, a corn cob, a Meerschaum, a bong, or a pipe you made at home. February 20 is a day to take a few minutes to relax with a nice pipe. You can treat yourself to a new pipe today and save 15%. When you check out use the discount code: IPSD24 to get your discount.
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New pipes for August 2023

It's summertime and we're big on getting outdoors with a nice sport-size pipe. We have a 4" Chacom blue finish Reybert sport pipe. Add these affordable Italian hand-made TPE bent sport pipes and you are well on your way to the sporting life. If you are looking for something more traditional, you can't go wrong with this beauty from Rigoletto with its large bowl you can enjoy a long smoke on your front porch these summer evenings. Enjoy the month of August. Summer will be gone before we know it. Yours truly,Ken
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Rare Find

Antique clay and briar pipes and a vintage 1920s cigar box. We were contacted by a person in Baltimore who has a vintage cigar box his grandfather owned with a collection of old pipes brought over from Germany in the early 20th century. The pipes include a clay and egg pipe bowl, a Vienna coffeehouse tall pipe bowl, a clay pipe bowl with lines similar to the Old German Clay Pipe #40, and pipe bowls from the old Pamplin pipe company. There are two briar pipes one with a horn stem and one with an Ebonite stem. Also, several bamboo…
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Corn Cobs for IPSD and Presidents Day

This year as always International Pipe Smoking Day falls on February 20. It just so happens that in the United States February 20, 2023, is Presidents Day. For several years now the mention of Presidents Day has caused a flare-up of feelings – ranging from pride to loathing – depending on one's political views and the person sitting in the Oval Office. Here at the Pippeshoppe, we don't take sides. We respect every position and belief held by our dear customers. Politics just don't energize us, but we do adore International Pipe Smoking Day. As a kid in grade school,…
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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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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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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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A friend needs help

Recently, I started a Go Fund Me page for our part-time assistant, Janelle. About three years ago she had a bicycle accident that caused severe physical damage, especially to her right arm and leg. She required knee replacement surgery, but the damage to her right forearm was worse. The wound became infected with a flesh-eating bacteria that so compromised the Ulna and the Radius that the doctors had to remove both bones between her elbow and wrist and were in favor of amputating her arm above the elbow. Janelle refused. The injury and her inability to use her arm have…
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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 and the end of March (2019) you can take an extra 10% off any order of $20 with the coupon code: SPRINGBREAK. Of course, we had to throw in some restrictions like minimum order (it's actually a little less than $20 but I'll let you…
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Ammo for the Pipe smoker – Spent shells put to good use.

If you are near Binghamton or Ithaca Sunday, December 9, be sure to stop by the Waterman's Distillery 6172 Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732 between Noon and 4:00 PM. The Pipeshoppe.com table will have a variety of pipes for sale. Up here in rural Tioga County, NY hunting season affords one the luxury of taking pot shots at all the neighbors who have given offense during the off-season. Maybe you suspect they voted for the wrong party, or they leave their trash out longer than necessary and attract various rodents and black bears and all sorts of problems, or just…
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