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'''Note:''' This is huge topic we are barley scratching the surface of in this article. Ben Rapaport does an excellent job of outlining more aspects from a collector's standpoint in his article '''[https://pipedia.org/images/6/6b/Collecting_Pipe-related_ephemera.pdf Collectible Pipe-related Ephemera: Here Today, Not Necessarily Gone Tomorrow! (PDF)]'''.
 
'''Note:''' This is huge topic we are barley scratching the surface of in this article. Ben Rapaport does an excellent job of outlining more aspects from a collector's standpoint in his article '''[https://pipedia.org/images/6/6b/Collecting_Pipe-related_ephemera.pdf Collectible Pipe-related Ephemera: Here Today, Not Necessarily Gone Tomorrow! (PDF)]'''.
 
  
 
== Ashtrays ==
 
== Ashtrays ==
 
[[Image:Castello Ash.jpg|right|thumb|[[Castello]]]]
 
[[Image:Castello Ash.jpg|right|thumb|[[Castello]]]]
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A nice to have but not really a need to have, great for indoor smoking so you don't bosh your spent tobacco onto your brand new sofa but not entirely required as anything will do the trick.
 
A nice to have but not really a need to have, great for indoor smoking so you don't bosh your spent tobacco onto your brand new sofa but not entirely required as anything will do the trick.
  
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== Lighters ==
 
== Lighters ==
[[File:Kitchen matches.jpg|Kitchen Matches in an old cast iron holder|thumb|left|Kitchen Matches in cast iron holder]][[File:2002zippo_brass.gif|thumb|2002 A.S.P. Logo Zippo, courtesy [http://aspipes.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=80&Itemid=148 aspipes.org]]][[File:Lrg nimrod.jpg|thumb|1947 Nimrod Advertisement]]For many pipe smokers, a quality pipe specific lighter is an integral part of their pipe smoking experience. Others prefer wooden matches, citing that even the best lighters will taint the experience with fumes from the spent fuel. In matches, a wooden kitchen match works best, and to be sure a wooden match is not only affordable it is relatively safe for your pipe. Even matches can impart fumes, but those can me minimized or eliminated if one is careful to let the sulfur burn off completely before apply flame to tobacco. All experienced pipemen agree that using a torch lighter, such as intended for cigars, can quickly ruin a pipe. They are to be completely avoided by anyone who cares about their pipes. Choosing a good lighter, one designed for pipes and that matches your budget and sense of aesthetic, and then learning to use it carefully is a viable option for those that find matches are not for them.
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[[File:Kitchen matches.jpg|Kitchen Matches in an old cast iron holder|thumb|left|Kitchen Matches in cast iron holder]]
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[[File:2002zippo_brass.gif|thumb|2002 A.S.P. Logo Zippo, courtesy [http://aspipes.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=80&Itemid=148 aspipes.org]]]
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[[File:Lrg nimrod.jpg|thumb|1947 Nimrod Advertisement]]
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For many pipe smokers, a quality pipe specific lighter is an integral part of their pipe smoking experience. Others prefer wooden matches, citing that even the best lighters will taint the experience with fumes from the spent fuel. In matches, a wooden kitchen match works best, and to be sure a wooden match is not only affordable it is relatively safe for your pipe. Even matches can impart fumes, but those can me minimized or eliminated if one is careful to let the sulfur burn off completely before apply flame to tobacco. All experienced pipemen agree that using a torch lighter, such as intended for cigars, can quickly ruin a pipe. They are to be completely avoided by anyone who cares about their pipes. Choosing a good lighter, one designed for pipes and that matches your budget and sense of aesthetic, and then learning to use it carefully is a viable option for those that find matches are not for them.
  
===Fluid Lighters===
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=== Fluid Lighters ===
 
Zippo makes an affordable pipe specific lighter in several styles. It has a special windscreen (pipe insert) with a hole that allows the flame to be drawn into the pipe bowl. Many pipemen swear by them and have learned to use them to minimize the impact of the fumes from the spent fuel. Others find that the naphtha lighter fuel imparts fumes regardless of how they're used. Proponents minimize the fumes by allowing them to burn off after first lighting the lighter and before drawing the flame into the tobacco, much like letting the sulpher burn off a match.
 
Zippo makes an affordable pipe specific lighter in several styles. It has a special windscreen (pipe insert) with a hole that allows the flame to be drawn into the pipe bowl. Many pipemen swear by them and have learned to use them to minimize the impact of the fumes from the spent fuel. Others find that the naphtha lighter fuel imparts fumes regardless of how they're used. Proponents minimize the fumes by allowing them to burn off after first lighting the lighter and before drawing the flame into the tobacco, much like letting the sulpher burn off a match.
  
 
The three other major US non-butane lighter were the Nimrod Pipe Lighter, the Nimrod Commander, and the Beattie Jet Lighter.  
 
The three other major US non-butane lighter were the Nimrod Pipe Lighter, the Nimrod Commander, and the Beattie Jet Lighter.  
  
[[Nimrod Lighters | Two Nimrod models]] were eventually manufactured. The Pipe Lighter model was unique in that it looked like a nut and bolt, and was lit by holding a thumb on the spark wheel, and pulling apart the lighter. A second model was the Commander (or Admiral), which resembled the current Zippo pipe lighter.
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[[Nimrod Lighters|Two Nimrod models]] were eventually manufactured. The Pipe Lighter model was unique in that it looked like a nut and bolt, and was lit by holding a thumb on the spark wheel, and pulling apart the lighter. A second model was the Commander (or Admiral), which resembled the current Zippo pipe lighter.
  
===Butane Lighters===
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=== Butane Lighters ===
The IM Corona Old Boy is perhaps one of the most popular and successful butane pipe lighter. It comes in several attractive case designs. It is extremely dependable and aesthetically pleasing. It uses an older flint and wheel type ignition system. IM Corona makes several other pipe lighters as well. [http://www.savinelliusa.com/lighters.htm]  
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The IM Corona Old Boy is perhaps one of the most popular and successful butane pipe lighter. It comes in several attractive case designs. It is extremely dependable and aesthetically pleasing. It uses an older flint and wheel type ignition system. IM Corona makes several other pipe lighters as well. [http://www.savinelliusa.com/lighters.htm]
  
 
There are several Old Boy copies to choose from as well, of varying levels of price, and success.  Among these are the Jifeng copy  of the Corona Old Boy Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes, the Yibao with Chrome Lines, and the Yibao Leather Wrapped. The Savinelli IM Corona Old Boys are made in Japan, while these copies are manufactured in China by the same company; Wenzou Yibao [http://www.wzyibao.com/en/], who also manufacture other well known named brand lighters, such as Colibri. One Old Boy copy is actually not a copy at all, but more Old Boy inspired. It is made by Kiribi in Japan, and distributed by [http://laudisi.com/kiribi-lighters.cfm Laudisi].
 
There are several Old Boy copies to choose from as well, of varying levels of price, and success.  Among these are the Jifeng copy  of the Corona Old Boy Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes, the Yibao with Chrome Lines, and the Yibao Leather Wrapped. The Savinelli IM Corona Old Boys are made in Japan, while these copies are manufactured in China by the same company; Wenzou Yibao [http://www.wzyibao.com/en/], who also manufacture other well known named brand lighters, such as Colibri. One Old Boy copy is actually not a copy at all, but more Old Boy inspired. It is made by Kiribi in Japan, and distributed by [http://laudisi.com/kiribi-lighters.cfm Laudisi].
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Colibri makes excellent pipe lighters, including the now discontinued "Clip" lighters made to clip in the shirt pocket like a pen.
 
Colibri makes excellent pipe lighters, including the now discontinued "Clip" lighters made to clip in the shirt pocket like a pen.
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<center><gallery heights=175px widths=200px>
 
<center><gallery heights=175px widths=200px>
 
File:Old boy.jpg|IM Corona Old Boy in Smooth Briar.
 
File:Old boy.jpg|IM Corona Old Boy in Smooth Briar.
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File:IMCO.jpg|IMCO Pipe Lighter
 
File:IMCO.jpg|IMCO Pipe Lighter
 
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Xikar offers three mid-range butane pipe lighters including the Resource [http://www.xikar.com/product_lighter_resource.asp] , the Pipeline [http://www.xikar.com/product_lighter_pipeline.asp] (an an Old-Boy knock off), and the Scribe [http://www.xikar.com/product_lighter_scribe.asp] , a Colibri "Clip" knock off.
 
Xikar offers three mid-range butane pipe lighters including the Resource [http://www.xikar.com/product_lighter_resource.asp] , the Pipeline [http://www.xikar.com/product_lighter_pipeline.asp] (an an Old-Boy knock off), and the Scribe [http://www.xikar.com/product_lighter_scribe.asp] , a Colibri "Clip" knock off.
  
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[[Image:pipe_of_day_008.jpg|thumb|Photo courtesy of Langston302]]
 
[[Image:pipe_of_day_008.jpg|thumb|Photo courtesy of Langston302]]
 
[[Image:pipe of day 009.jpg|thumb|left|Photo courtesy of Langston302]]
 
[[Image:pipe of day 009.jpg|thumb|left|Photo courtesy of Langston302]]
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Pipe racks and stands come in many configurations, ranging from simple briar singles to more intricate ashtray models.  Here are some examples.
 
Pipe racks and stands come in many configurations, ranging from simple briar singles to more intricate ashtray models.  Here are some examples.
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File:S 8.jpg
 
File:S 8.jpg
 
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Pipe racks and stands can attain functional art as well. Here are some contemporary examples that aspire to that very successfully:
 
Pipe racks and stands can attain functional art as well. Here are some contemporary examples that aspire to that very successfully:
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File:TwoCousins the morrum stream (open).jpg|Courtesy, [http://www.twocousinspiperacks.com/ Two Cousins Pipe Racks]
 
File:TwoCousins the morrum stream (open).jpg|Courtesy, [http://www.twocousinspiperacks.com/ Two Cousins Pipe Racks]
 
File:TowCousins the morrum stream closed.jpg|Courtesy, [http://www.twocousinspiperacks.com/ Two Cousins Pipe Racks]
 
File:TowCousins the morrum stream closed.jpg|Courtesy, [http://www.twocousinspiperacks.com/ Two Cousins Pipe Racks]
 
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File:NealYarm2.jpg|Courtesy, [http://nealyarmpipestands.com/ Neil Yarm Pipe Stands]
 
File:NealYarm2.jpg|Courtesy, [http://nealyarmpipestands.com/ Neil Yarm Pipe Stands]
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== Pipe Retort ==
 
== Pipe Retort ==
 
An easy way to clean estate pipes involving the use of boiling alcohol delivered via a glass tube attached to the stem with surgical tubing. It does not appear to be a particularly safe thing to do, so caution is warranted. The following YouTube video demonstrates the process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV-blwz7wKE&feature=related
 
An easy way to clean estate pipes involving the use of boiling alcohol delivered via a glass tube attached to the stem with surgical tubing. It does not appear to be a particularly safe thing to do, so caution is warranted. The following YouTube video demonstrates the process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV-blwz7wKE&feature=related
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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== Tampers ==
 
== Tampers ==
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[[File:Czech pipe tool.jpg|thumb|A Classic Czech Pipe Tool, works great and affordable]
  
[[File:Czech pipe tool.jpg|thumb|A Classic Czech Pipe Tool, works great and affordable]] Pipe tampers are essential. Used for tamping tobacco. Like anything pipe related they range from cheap and functional to works of art.  
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Pipe tampers are essential. Used for tamping tobacco. Like anything pipe related they range from cheap and functional to works of art.  
  
 
Photos of several tools courtesy Pete Reiff, [mailto:Shenvalspecpro1@gmail.com Shenandoah Valley Specialty Products]
 
Photos of several tools courtesy Pete Reiff, [mailto:Shenvalspecpro1@gmail.com Shenandoah Valley Specialty Products]
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Image:Reiff_Tamper1.JPG|Generic Stamped Combination Tool
 
Image:Reiff_Tamper1.JPG|Generic Stamped Combination Tool
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===  Tamper Artisans ===
 
===  Tamper Artisans ===
[[file:Opalguy_tampers.JPG‎|thumb|Opel Guy Tampers, courtesy Mark Williams]]  
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[[file:Opalguy_tampers.JPG?|thumb|Opel Guy Tampers, courtesy Mark Williams]]
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* [http://www.catniphill.com/ Catnip Hill Trading Company]- pewter reproductions of classic tampers of old
 
* [http://www.catniphill.com/ Catnip Hill Trading Company]- pewter reproductions of classic tampers of old
 
* [http://www.hammerpilot.com/en-us/dept_1.html Hammerpilot] - different materials
 
* [http://www.hammerpilot.com/en-us/dept_1.html Hammerpilot] - different materials
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* [http://plechtchev.blogspot.dk/ ZapZap Tampers] - artisan ivory, bone, hardwoods
 
* [http://plechtchev.blogspot.dk/ ZapZap Tampers] - artisan ivory, bone, hardwoods
  
===  Tobacco Humidor ===
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==  Tobacco Humidor ==
 
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File:0001-1.jpg
 
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File:Pot 4.jpg
 
File:Pot 4.jpg
 
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== Curiosities ==
 
== Curiosities ==
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Image:Pin.jpg|(4) Pin
 
Image:Pin.jpg|(4) Pin
 
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# Electric Briar Pipe Dryer by Blue Mountain Pottery, USA.
 
# Electric Briar Pipe Dryer by Blue Mountain Pottery, USA.
 
# German beer mug "Pfeifenclub Michelau" (Upper Franconia). In former centuries smoking in private houses was widely forbidden by fire police regulations. This was the origin of many a pipe or smoker's club. More recently many good housewife forbade her husband to smoke at home for the sake of the curtains. Humorously indicated on the mug by a bird escaping from it's cage.
 
# German beer mug "Pfeifenclub Michelau" (Upper Franconia). In former centuries smoking in private houses was widely forbidden by fire police regulations. This was the origin of many a pipe or smoker's club. More recently many good housewife forbade her husband to smoke at home for the sake of the curtains. Humorously indicated on the mug by a bird escaping from it's cage.
 
# Avon after-shave lotion, Germany ca. 1980.
 
# Avon after-shave lotion, Germany ca. 1980.
 
# Pin "Danish fancy"; origin unknown.
 
# Pin "Danish fancy"; origin unknown.

Revision as of 22:54, 11 November 2020

Many thanks to our friends at Kiribi, for their generous underwriting support

Note: This is huge topic we are barley scratching the surface of in this article. Ben Rapaport does an excellent job of outlining more aspects from a collector's standpoint in his article Collectible Pipe-related Ephemera: Here Today, Not Necessarily Gone Tomorrow! (PDF).

Ashtrays

A nice to have but not really a need to have, great for indoor smoking so you don't bosh your spent tobacco onto your brand new sofa but not entirely required as anything will do the trick.

Bags and Pouches

Artisans

The following pipe briefcase was a birthday gift years ago. Purchased from an unknown source:

Cleaning Supplies

Lighters

Kitchen Matches in cast iron holder
2002 A.S.P. Logo Zippo, courtesy aspipes.org
1947 Nimrod Advertisement

For many pipe smokers, a quality pipe specific lighter is an integral part of their pipe smoking experience. Others prefer wooden matches, citing that even the best lighters will taint the experience with fumes from the spent fuel. In matches, a wooden kitchen match works best, and to be sure a wooden match is not only affordable it is relatively safe for your pipe. Even matches can impart fumes, but those can me minimized or eliminated if one is careful to let the sulfur burn off completely before apply flame to tobacco. All experienced pipemen agree that using a torch lighter, such as intended for cigars, can quickly ruin a pipe. They are to be completely avoided by anyone who cares about their pipes. Choosing a good lighter, one designed for pipes and that matches your budget and sense of aesthetic, and then learning to use it carefully is a viable option for those that find matches are not for them.

Fluid Lighters

Zippo makes an affordable pipe specific lighter in several styles. It has a special windscreen (pipe insert) with a hole that allows the flame to be drawn into the pipe bowl. Many pipemen swear by them and have learned to use them to minimize the impact of the fumes from the spent fuel. Others find that the naphtha lighter fuel imparts fumes regardless of how they're used. Proponents minimize the fumes by allowing them to burn off after first lighting the lighter and before drawing the flame into the tobacco, much like letting the sulpher burn off a match.

The three other major US non-butane lighter were the Nimrod Pipe Lighter, the Nimrod Commander, and the Beattie Jet Lighter.

Two Nimrod models were eventually manufactured. The Pipe Lighter model was unique in that it looked like a nut and bolt, and was lit by holding a thumb on the spark wheel, and pulling apart the lighter. A second model was the Commander (or Admiral), which resembled the current Zippo pipe lighter.

Butane Lighters

The IM Corona Old Boy is perhaps one of the most popular and successful butane pipe lighter. It comes in several attractive case designs. It is extremely dependable and aesthetically pleasing. It uses an older flint and wheel type ignition system. IM Corona makes several other pipe lighters as well. [1]

There are several Old Boy copies to choose from as well, of varying levels of price, and success. Among these are the Jifeng copy of the Corona Old Boy Pewter Finish with Pipe Shapes, the Yibao with Chrome Lines, and the Yibao Leather Wrapped. The Savinelli IM Corona Old Boys are made in Japan, while these copies are manufactured in China by the same company; Wenzou Yibao [2], who also manufacture other well known named brand lighters, such as Colibri. One Old Boy copy is actually not a copy at all, but more Old Boy inspired. It is made by Kiribi in Japan, and distributed by Laudisi.

Dunhill makes excellent pipe lighters.

Colibri makes excellent pipe lighters, including the now discontinued "Clip" lighters made to clip in the shirt pocket like a pen.

Xikar offers three mid-range butane pipe lighters including the Resource [3] , the Pipeline [4] (an an Old-Boy knock off), and the Scribe [5] , a Colibri "Clip" knock off.

An inexpensive but still refillable butane lighter is the IMCO. Not an elegant lighter, by any means, but a step up from a bic or generic cigarette type lighter and more importantly, one that is designed for use with pipes with an inclined flame.

Pipe Racks, rests, and stands

Photo courtesy of Langston302
Photo courtesy of Langston302

Pipe racks and stands come in many configurations, ranging from simple briar singles to more intricate ashtray models. Here are some examples.

Pipe racks and stands can attain functional art as well. Here are some contemporary examples that aspire to that very successfully:

Pipe Retort

An easy way to clean estate pipes involving the use of boiling alcohol delivered via a glass tube attached to the stem with surgical tubing. It does not appear to be a particularly safe thing to do, so caution is warranted. The following YouTube video demonstrates the process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV-blwz7wKE&feature=related

Tampers

[[File:Czech pipe tool.jpg|thumb|A Classic Czech Pipe Tool, works great and affordable]

Pipe tampers are essential. Used for tamping tobacco. Like anything pipe related they range from cheap and functional to works of art.

Photos of several tools courtesy Pete Reiff, Shenandoah Valley Specialty Products

Tamper Artisans

File:Opalguy tampers.JPG?
Opel Guy Tampers, courtesy Mark Williams

Tobacco Humidor

Curiosities

  1. Electric Briar Pipe Dryer by Blue Mountain Pottery, USA.
  2. German beer mug "Pfeifenclub Michelau" (Upper Franconia). In former centuries smoking in private houses was widely forbidden by fire police regulations. This was the origin of many a pipe or smoker's club. More recently many good housewife forbade her husband to smoke at home for the sake of the curtains. Humorously indicated on the mug by a bird escaping from it's cage.
  3. Avon after-shave lotion, Germany ca. 1980.
  4. Pin "Danish fancy"; origin unknown.