Changes

Jump to navigation Jump to search
733 bytes added ,  2 months ago
no edit summary
Line 142: Line 142:  
[[File:ABOUT SMOKE 4th ed p103.jpg|thumb|right|140px|About Smoke - Export 4th Ed.]]
 
[[File:ABOUT SMOKE 4th ed p103.jpg|thumb|right|140px|About Smoke - Export 4th Ed.]]
 
<br>
 
<br>
  '''Sir Walter Raleigh's Pipe & Alfred Dunhill.'''<br>This Pipe, probably the first owned by an Englishman, was presented to Sir Walter by the American Indians. For over three hundred years it was treasured by succeeding generations of the family of Bishop Andrewes, to whom it was handed by Sir Walter Raleigh on the scaffold. On November 28th, 1911, it fell by a strange chance into the appropriate hands of Alfred Dunhill, who exhibits it at 30, Duke Street, Saint James's, London, S.W.  
+
  '''Sir Walter Raleigh's Pipe & Alfred Dunhill.'''<br>This Pipe, probably the first owned by an Englishman, was presented to Sir Walter by the American Indians. For over three hundred years it was treasured by succeeding generations of the family of Bishop Andrewes, to whom it was handed by Sir Walter Raleigh on the scaffold. On November 28th, 1911, it fell by a strange chance into the appropriate hands of Alfred Dunhill, who exhibits it at 30, Duke Street, Saint James's, London, S.W.
 +
<br>
 +
[[File:Edsel-PHOTO 5.jpg|thumb|left|140px|Mr. Edsel James]]
 +
'''Mr. Edsel James was in the first generation of serious (pre-Loring) Dunhill collectors.'''
 +
 
 +
Mr. Edsel James was not simply a pipe collector or a salesman, he was an endearing anachronism and reminder of a different time in our cultural history, Known by many affectionate aliases such as Mr. Dunhill, a curmudgeon, Captain Dot Head, and just plain ole Edsel, he was a unique character in an industry in dire need of such. A fellow pipe smoker who has spent the better part of his life both enjoying and promoting our wonderful hobby.<ref name=edsel>Uptown’s, Smoke Shop (2005). Collector’s Highlight - Spotlight on Edsel James (slightly adapted text).</ref>
 
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>
 
<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>
 
==The Men Behind the Curtains==  
 
==The Men Behind the Curtains==  

Navigation menu