BARLING’S Celebrated Briar Pipes Book$36.45
This neat booklet is essentially a detailed original Barling pipe catalog from the early 20th century, showcasing many classic designs as they appeared in marketing materials from the era. In addition to those iconic shapes, you’ll also find within the catalog seldom, seen pieces and special edition presentation cases. An excellent piece of history to add to your pipe smoking literature.
Father The Flame: DVD$49.95
The first feature-length documentary about pipes and pipe smoking, Father the Flame, directed by Chad Terpstra, offers a scintillating vignette into the life and labor behind our hobby, from sourcing, curing, and cutting briar to collecting the finest pieces around. The film follows renowned Michigan carver Lee Von Erck as he travels the world to explore the art of pipe making and gives insight into how meaningful the hobby can be. It features several interviews with esteemed artisan pipe makers Hiroyuki Tokutomi, Lars and Nanna Ivarsson, and Mimmo Romeo, one of the most respected briar cutters in the world. Also featured are prominent collectors, experts, and industry leaders, including Smokingpipes CEO Sykes Wilford.
SHERLOCK HOLMES As A Pipe Smoker Book$33.95
Thomas Gwinner’s Sherlock Holmes as a Pipe Smoker, offers a complete analysis of all pipe smoking references relating to Holmes own consumption, broken down into four categories: pipes, tobacco, place and time of daily smoking. Included within are original illustrations from the first English editions of each pipe discussed, as well as close existing representation of each piece, all meticulously researched and cross referenced against existing sources.
TOM ELTANG “It’s Good To Be A Pipemaker” Book$78.95
Jan Anderson is publisher of the Danish pipe magazine Smoke Rings and the secretary of the Pipe Club of Sweden. This is his third book about pipemakers, delving into the background, history, training and current practices of world-famous pipemaker Tom Eltang. While some of Tom’s pipemaking processes are displayed in photos, images are primarily of Eltang pipes, and there are lots of them. It’s a visual feast of pipes in a hardcover format for the durability necessary when its 100 pages are constantly leafed through to reveal stunning pipe images.
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