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[[File:WallyFrank Bulldog.jpg|thumb|400px|Wally Frank Bulldog, courtesy [http://http://www.smokingpipes.com Smokingpipes.com]]]Wally Frank Ltd. operated a chain of tobacco stores in New York City (the flagship store was in Lexington Avenue) and had a vast catalog business for pipes and pipe tobaccos. Their numerous private-label pipes were made by many makers, including Charatan, Sasieni, Weber and many more. The pipes were all made from well-aged briar and other materials.==History==
Here is a complete scanned copy of the [[File:WallyFrank Bulldog.jpg|thumb|400px|Wally Frank Bulldog, courtesy [http://http://www.smugmugsmokingpipes.com/gallery/12266052_gZ5Z5#874601362_dyDJZ August-September 1939 catalogSmokingpipes.com]]].
Wally Frank, Ltd. was one of America's oldest and most respected names in pipes and tobaccos, beginning in the earlt 1930’s. Wally Frank operated a chain of tobacco stores in New York City (the flagship store was in Lexington Avenue) and had a vast catalog business for pipes and pipe tobaccos. Their numerous private-label pipes were made by many makers, including Charatan, Sasieni, Weber, and many others. Wally Frank, Ltd. also owned the [[Pioneer]] brand of meerschaum pipes, made from both Turkish and African meerschaum. In addition to importing pipes, he had many pipes made in his own name and also employed pipemakers like [[Stokkebye|Peter Stokkebye]], [[S. Bang|Svend Bang]], and [[Category: Pipe makers by nationalityEd Burak]](who later became the owner of [[Category: United StatesConnoisseur]]). As a result, each Wally Frank pipe must be individually evaluated on its own merit.
[[File:HilsonElan1964.jpg|thumb|400px|1964 Wally Frank catalog listing for Hilson Elan, Courtesy Doug Valitchka]]Wally Frank was one of America's oldest and most respected names in pipes and tobaccos from at least the 1930’s. Although Wally Frank has been gone for many years, he was a leader in the importing of European pipes. But, in addition to importing pipes, he had many pipes made in his own name and also employed pipemakers like Peter Stokkebye and S. Bang! For example, Ed Burak, owner of [[Connoisseur]] in New York City, got his start by making pipes for Wally Frank! So Wally Frank pipes must be individually evaluated each on their own merit.
[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3AWally+Frank%2C+Ltd.&qt=hot_author#x0%253Abook-format Link to Members of Wally Frank Catalogs, Publications and Documents] [[Special:Contributions/69.108.114.36|69.108.114's "The Pipe of the Month Club" received a new pipe in the mail once a month.36]] 17:37, 6 February 2012 (CST)
andWally Frank (the person) wrote the forward to Georges Herment's 1954 book "The Pipe."
From the Strong Museum (library)==External links==
Corporate Author*[http: Wally Frank, Ltd//www. Title Statement: Pipe lore : a gentleman's magazinesmugmug.com/gallery/12266052_gZ5Z5#874601362_dyDJZ Scanned copy of the August-September 1939 catalog] Local Holdings*[http: VZMM Local LC Call No//www.: TS2283 worldcat.W35456 P56 Published: New York : Wally org/search?q=au%3AWally+Frank, %2C+Ltd., 1939-1949. Description: v. : ill. ; 21 cm. General Note: Cover title. Local Note: Strong Museum Library has 14 vols. 1939-1949. See shelflist for exact libary holdings. Subject: Pipes-&qt=hot_author#x0%253Abook-format Link to Wally Frank Catalogs. Subject: Smoking paraphernalia--Catalogs., Publications and Documents]
This Museum's Library holds 14 volumes (1939 to 1949). The Strong Museum appears to be a place for children. How they come to hold the Wally Frank documents is odd. The Museum and Library are located at:One Manhattan SquareRochester, NY 14607585-263-2700 If any Pipedia editor knows of a pipe smoker or editor in that area, it would do us all a service if those Wally Frank documents could be scanned and put online. [[SpecialCategory:Contributions/69.108.99.126|69.108.99.126Pipe makers by nationality]] 14:26, 4 March 2012 (CST) In addition, Wally Frank owned the [[PioneerCategory: United States]] brand of meerschaum pipes, made from both Turkish and African meerschaum.
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