Penn Valley Pipes https://shop.pipeshoppe.com Your online source for clay pipes and more Wed, 05 Feb 2020 14:58:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-PVP_logo-512-32x32.png Penn Valley Pipes https://shop.pipeshoppe.com 32 32 148186356 Pipe Shows https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/pipe-shows/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/pipe-shows/#respond Wed, 05 Feb 2020 14:56:40 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=11705 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 […]

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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 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/rare-black-churchwarden-clay-pipe/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/rare-black-churchwarden-clay-pipe/#respond Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:41:30 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=10988 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 […]

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We will be getting another Pipeshoppe exclusive in a few weeks.
a rare black #7 clay tavern pipe
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 special process applied to the white clay pipes after the initial firing in the kiln causes the clay to turn black. Due to the difficulty of working with the long clay pipes the manufacturer has abandoned the blackening process for the churchwarden style clay pipes. Penn Valley Pipes has secured the last of the lot.

If you want to own one of these black churchwarden #7 pipes you need to order soon.

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Cold Snap https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/cold-snap/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/cold-snap/#respond Sat, 09 Nov 2019 00:28:52 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=10443 I could never figure out why cold snaps but there it is. We can’t keep you warm, but what can do is show you we have a warm heart. So this Veterans Day weekend we are giving a 10% discount throughout the store. Use the discount code: COLDSNAP when you checkout to receive your 10% […]

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I could never figure out why cold snaps but there it is.

We can’t keep you warm, but what can do is show you we have a warm heart.

So this Veterans Day weekend we are giving a 10% discount throughout the store.

Use the discount code: COLDSNAP when you checkout to receive your 10% discount.

STAY WARM!

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Credit Card Payments https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/credit-card-payments/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/credit-card-payments/#respond Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:09:28 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=9971 Did you know PayPal allows buyers to use a credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account? It is safe and secure and you will not have to create a PayPal account. We recently lost our credit card processor because they took exception to the fact that we sell pipes which can be used […]

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Did you know PayPal allows buyers to use a credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account? It is safe and secure and you will not have to create a PayPal account.

We recently lost our credit card processor because they took exception to the fact that we sell pipes which can be used to smoke tobacco. We do not encourage the use of tobacco, nor do we discourage pipe smokers from packing their pipes with their favorite blends. It’s a pipe thing, some people just don’t understand.

The good news is that you can still pay by credit card using the PayPal checkout. Plus you can always call us during business hours (10 am to 6 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday) and place your order over the phone.

You may have seen our survey asking whether you would buy on our site if the credit card option was not available. We accept PayPal, Amazon Payments, checks, and phone-in orders for credit cards. Most customers responded that PayPal was fine with them, but if you are one of those people who doesn’t like PayPal, please feel free to choose one of the other options for payment.

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Stripe sucks a big one. https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/stripe-sucks-a-big-one/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/stripe-sucks-a-big-one/#respond Fri, 02 Aug 2019 20:13:37 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=9871 So for the past who knows how many years, we have offered various ways for our customers to pay. We have always relied on PayPal and a few years back we added Amazon Payments. One of the standard payment gateways that are used by our shopping cart program is Stripe which handles credit card payments. […]

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So for the past who knows how many years, we have offered various ways for our customers to pay. We have always relied on PayPal and a few years back we added Amazon Payments.

One of the standard payment gateways that are used by our shopping cart program is Stripe which handles credit card payments. For many years our customers have been buying merchandise on our site using this safe and secure payment platform.

Well, today we got an email saying that because we sell tobacco our account has been suspended. Perhaps Stripe uses an algorithm to seek and destroy the term tobacco wherever it may appear on the Internet. I don’t know. I do know because New York State law does not allow an online-only store to sell tobacco products, Penn Valley Pipes has not offered a shred of tobacco online since 2006.

Now, out-of-the-blue comes this blanket decision to ban our website customers from using their credit cards on our site.

Ken is now in negotiations with the payment gateway to see what the rationale is for the suspension and if and when we will be able to reinstitute credit card payments through that gateway.

In the meantime, PayPal does accept all major credit cards whether or not you have a PayPal account. We hope you will continue to purchase our products using one of the alternative methods of payment including checks and money orders.

Ken

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A friend needs help https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/help-janelle/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/help-janelle/#respond Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:55:24 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=9717 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 […]

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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 effectively left her unemployable. However, it is possible to replace the bones she lost in her arm by using one from her leg. If she can get the surgery, Janelle may once more regain nearly full functionality of her arm.

Of course, the surgery is very expensive which is why we set up the Go Fund Me page. We normally would not use a commercial website to ask for donations, but Janelle is part of our family and we want to help in any way we can. We’re not asking you to give a lot, anything will help.

Make a donation to Janelle’s fund here.


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Spring Break https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/spring-break/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:51:22 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=9223 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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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 find the cut off on your own) and if the item is already on sale that won’t be discounted and you can’t use other discount coupons. Yikes, nothing but restrictions!!

Still 10% off most stuff ain’t bad considering. I’m not sure what exactly we’re considering here but do take the discount. You can do so every time you shop through the end of the month.

Ken

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Ammo for the Pipe smoker – Spent shells put to good use. https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/gun-shell-pipe-tool/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/gun-shell-pipe-tool/#respond Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:18:04 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=8878 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 […]

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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 because they like country music, just not the kind you like. Whatever the reason, hunting season tends to be a free-for-all in this neck of the woods. By early December I have a pile of spent cartridges lying around collecting rust. That is until this year.

Ken Brewster has shipped his shell casings off to his friend Tim at Mitllah Manufacturing down in Upstate Pennsylvania where they are magically transformed into non-lethal pipe tampers and scrapers.

The Mitllah Hand-Machined Pipe Tool only at Pipehoppe.com

Only available right here

These handy pipe tools are now available exclusively at Pipeshoppe.com.

We have been told that these pipe tools will not discharge the stainless steel scraper into your ceiling while tamping a lit pipe. If it does, however, send up a photo so we can show just how terrific these projectiles are. We will not cover the cost of repairing your ceiling or the nose surgery if the scraper goes sideways, but we will definitely post the photograph.

Makes a great gift for both hunter and armchair pipe smoker

If you are looking for an unusual gift for the deer hunter or the dear pipe smoker, these pipe tools will definitely make a good impression. Buy some for the kids to shoot off on New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July.

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It’s clearance time. We’re doing a little house cleaning. https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/clearance-time/ Sun, 09 Sep 2018 13:51:03 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=8700 Now that the worst of summer is, we hope, behind us and fall is coming up fast we decided to clean house a bit to make room for new inventory. For the rest of the month, we are having a clearance sale. You can find over a dozen high-quality briar pipes at huge discounts. Pipes […]

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Now that the worst of summer is, we hope, behind us and fall is coming up fast we decided to clean house a bit to make room for new inventory. For the rest of the month, we are having a clearance sale.

You can find over a dozen high-quality briar pipes at huge discounts. Pipes start at $20 and don’t go up too much from there.

For a limited time (while supplies last) you have an opportunity to pick up a great pipe at a fantastic bargain.  You can check them out right here.

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A word about add-ons on the checkout page – updated https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/a-word-about-add-ons-on-the-product-pages/ https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/a-word-about-add-ons-on-the-product-pages/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:46:55 +0000 https://shop.pipeshoppe.com/?p=8350 We have removed product-level add-ons on the product pages. Some products have variations but if you want to add pipe cleaners or a pipe tool you can do that when you check out. The options to have varnish applied to your clay pipe are available at checkout as well. If you buy a pipe that […]

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We have removed product-level add-ons on the product pages. Some products have variations but if you want to add pipe cleaners or a pipe tool you can do that when you check out. The options to have varnish applied to your clay pipe are available at checkout as well. If you buy a pipe that is pre-varnished, such as the black tipped pirate pipe or the red tipped Sherlock English tavern pipe, you do not need to purchase varnish on the checkout page.

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