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[[File:Edsel-PHOTO 5.jpg|thumb|left|140px|Mr. Edsel James.]]<br>
 
[[File:Edsel-PHOTO 5.jpg|thumb|left|140px|Mr. Edsel James.]]<br>
 
  '''Mr. Edsel James was in the first generation of serious (pre-Loring) Dunhill collectors.'''
 
  '''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. See original [https://pipedia.org/images/b/b9/UPTOWN_1.pdf here]).</ref>See more about it [https://pipedia.org/images/5/5a/PIPE_SMOKER_A_Edsel.pdf?fbclid=IwAR14zQdzDTlMLAMOrsTRkivrYycgiNhDXrqnwipcwXP1OMcg3Iiz4NEPUGY here] and [https://pipedia.org/images/a/af/ACCENT-Edsel.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2HT6MgwhHVhcBhvDk1gdDSqmi_ZNse-THqBaeEi7CjjrijUsUbddhVPAI here].  
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  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. See original [https://pipedia.org/images/b/b9/UPTOWN_1.pdf here]).</ref> See more about it [https://pipedia.org/images/5/5a/PIPE_SMOKER_A_Edsel.pdf?fbclid=IwAR14zQdzDTlMLAMOrsTRkivrYycgiNhDXrqnwipcwXP1OMcg3Iiz4NEPUGY here] and [https://pipedia.org/images/a/af/ACCENT-Edsel.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2HT6MgwhHVhcBhvDk1gdDSqmi_ZNse-THqBaeEi7CjjrijUsUbddhVPAI here].  
 
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==The Men Behind the Curtains==  
 
==The Men Behind the Curtains==  

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