Category Archives: Pipe Clubs

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Hangin’ Out with The Houston Pipe Club

A. Miller Fridays tend to be rough, and this one is no different. I spend the whole day walking around a massive warehouse and studying new manufacturing techniques. I make copious notes about the complexities of laser cutting steel and welding aluminum. Then, after a long day of courting new clients in an uncomfortable environment, […]

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The 14th Annual Seattle Pipe Club Dinner

Lori Brown When Kevin was invited by Matt Guss to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Seattle Pipe Club Annual Dinner, he was truly honored. The Seattle Pipe Club is one of the largest in the country with 340 members. Kevin was so excited that he called me from the Chicago Pipe Show to […]

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The Great Northern Pipe Club

Marshall "Butch" Armstrong The sun is shining, the temperature is 10° F/-13° C, the roads are covered with snow and the lakes are frozen over. It’s winter in Minnesota and I am headed to St. Paul for the Great Northern Pipe Club’s monthly meeting. (I like the name. It reminds me of the "Great Northern […]

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A Night with the Chongqing Pipe Club

A. Miller About a month ago my family (and all but the mouthpiece of one of my pipes??) moved to one of the biggest cities on earth. A city-state in Western China called Chongqing, referred to locally as the Mountain City, or the Fog Capital. Chongqing, like most of China, has its’ share of juxtapositions […]

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North American Society of Pipe Collectors

By Bill Unger Founded in 1993, The North American Society of Pipe Collectors (NASPC) has since grown to over 1,000 members in almost every state of the Union, Canada, and many countries overseas. I am Bill Unger, NASPC’s treasurer and editor of its newsletter, The Pipe Collector (TPC). TPC offers members interesting and readable articles […]

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The Seattle Pipe Club

By Bob Tate & Jeremiah Dreier A new millennium had just been born, and had barely gotten its legs under it, when three pipe smokers who had met on the internet collaborated and decided to start a club. The year? 2000 The three pipe smokers? Matt Guss, Gary B. Schrier, and Ron Butler The club? […]

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The New York Pipe Club

By Bob Tate The New York Pipe Club (NYPC) was established in the early 1980’s and currently has around 200 members. Over the years they have had many different presidents such as Sailorman Jack, David Siegel, and Vernon Vig to name but a few. The current president, Lou Carbone sat down with PipesMagazine.com’s Bob Tate […]

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Calling All Pipe Clubs

The United Pipe Clubs of America is putting out a call to all pipe clubs; old, new, and as yet to be conceived. If your pipe club is not a member of the UPCA, you can now join for FREE for the first year.1. It was decided in yesterday’s Executive Committee meeting that new pipe […]

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2011 U.S. National Slow Smoking Championships

Every year, since 2003, the United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) hosts the annual U.S. National Slow Smoking Championships at the Chicago Pipe Show. This year it was held on Sunday May 15, 2011 which was the last day of the show. Slow smoking contests are where contenders get together and see who can smoke […]

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Seattle Pipe Club’s 10th Anniversary

The Seattle Pipe Club held their 10th Anniversary Dinner on January 29, 2011, and PipesMagazine.com’s Publisher, Kevin Godbee, was there to cover the gala event. Highlights of the evening were legendary VIP guest speaker Clive Dunhill who flew in all the way from London. (There were other guests, including the author, that flew in from […]

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