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Date: 3/5/2019
Subject: New York Pipe Club March 2019 Newsletter
From: Louis F Carbone



New York

     Pipe Club
 

        March
       
       
   Newsletter


 
Dear Club Members and Friends -
 


All  Are  Welcome!!!

 

Our February MEETING WILL BE HELD on


Tuesday the 12
th, 6:00pm at:


SoHo CIGAR BAR
(Formerly Circa Tabac)

32 Watts Street

(Between Thompson St. & Ave. of the Americas)

SoHo, NYC, NY 10013

(212-941-1781212-941-1781)

Subway: A,C, E, 1 to Canal St.

Website:

http://www.sohocigarbar.com/


Average drink: $10 AmEx, DC, MC, V

Appetizers & Dinner From $7 - $18

Menu:

http://www.sohocigarbar.com/#!menu/cm65

  Soho Cigar Bar Backroom

Join us at the Soho Cigar Bar, 32 Watts Street, Soho, New York.
Our great times at SoHo Cigar Bar continue...  The club has been made to feel extremely welcome by our friends at SoHo Cigar Bar and I cannot express enough how much we appreciate thatSo, let's be sure to extend our thanks to the management, our new friend Lee, as you enter and especially make sure that we take care of our servers when settling our tabs.
 
It is a privilege for us to have the opportunity to experience this new and different venue in our fair City that is still smoke friendly, a rare commodity these days!

SoHo Cigar Bar is smoke friendly, offers light fare, fine drink and comfortable lounge seating.
Please arrive safely and look for us inside.


If you have any questions, call Lou anytime at (347) 886-9784(347) 886-9784.

 
IMPORTANT   REMINDER!!!
 
Just a friendly reminder to please tip our servers accordingly as you settle your food and drink tab at the end of the evening.  It will go a long way towards securing our invitation to return.  SoHo Cigar Bar has made every effort to ensure our comfort so let's please remember to tip accordingly.  

I THANK YOU!

As always, please allow me to thank everyone for your continued support not only for your dues but by coming out to join us at the monthly meetings.  I urge you to spread the word about our noble hobby and to get involved with club activities, as I always say, "The club is only as successful in proportion to the involvement of its members", so, I encourage you to get involved!  As you know your annual dues are used to support all of our club activities such as, the monthly tobacco tastings, our summer picnic, our web site and emailings, and much more.

When you renew, we'd appreciate it if you could please take a moment to update your personal information, such as email, telephone number and address.  

We're going to have a great 2019!


Please make every effort to join us
at our Monthly Meetings!


Please remember, my goal as your President, as always, is to do what is in the best interest for the club.  I try to remember to give opportunity at every meeting, by opening the floor for discussion, your chance to let me know what you like or don't like and to make suggestions to make our club a more enjoyable experience.  We all want our Club to thrive and prosper.


Members and Friends, I'm doing my very best to continue to generate interest in our Club as well as our hobby, and to maintain a thriving and encouraging environment for our Club, so I hope that you will all try your best to help me out to that end.  As I always say, "the club is only as successful in proportion to the involvement of its members", so please get involved.

I thank you all for your continued support and interest. I realize that we are all busy folks so I want you to know that I appreciate your time in coming out to our monthly meetings and to our impromptu extra events when scheduled from time to time. It is not easy to make the time and break away from our busy lives, I realize that, but consider the great times we have when we do get together, I know I enjoy myself thoroughly and wished it could happen more often!  Our Club BBQ/Picnic, for example, was a great event, enjoyed by all who came and I hope that more of you will come out to join us next time, as well as to any of our impromptu events such as the "Smoke on the Water" night and our "Smoke in the Clouds" events!  I assure you that you will have a great time!

 
Current   Items of Note...

Come On Out to the March Monthly Meeting...

I encourage you to please join us at our Monthly Meeting as we continue to enjoy our meeting home! 


                           
There's a lot of info in this Newsletter so please keep reading all the way through!!!
       

Important Message...

ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!

 WE NEED & APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!!

 

It's that time of year again!  As membership dues renewals go out, I urge you to please  Join or Renew  your membership now! 

Our member management system will soon email reminders to renew your membership for the upcoming year.  

YOUR 
New York Pipe Club 
NEEDS... 

uncle sam
YOU!
 

uncle sam pipe

Although our Club dues are voluntary, and we'd love to try to keep it that way,

it is getting tougher to maintain a

"voluntary" dues policy.  

Remember, 
your paid dues of 
only $25 
go to support the workings of the club, the web site, the email system, our tobacco tastingsClub BBQ and much more.  Without them we'll no longer be able to maintain our website hosting fees and we'll lose the domain - I don't want that to happen!  

Also, we'd love to continue the tradition of thanking our beloved members by providing tobacco for our annual IPSD Celebration and bringing you our annual Summer BBQ which is all supported by your dues! 


Renewing or joining is easy - you can bring cash and checks to our meetings, and we accept all major credit cards via the website. See all the details on our website at
 
 Member Signup / Information 


I URGE YOU 
TO PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING YOUR VOLUNTARY DUES PAYMENT OF $25 
A PRIORITY 
FOR THE GOOD OF THE CLUB!!!



ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!  THIS SATURDAY!!!


Reminder...

           The...

2019 NY Pipe Show Sam Barnet Flyer

Don't miss this show and let's all be there to honor Sam's memory!


..and don't forget the traditional meet-up at the newly renovated and magnificently appointed, JR Cigar on Rt.10 in Whippany, NJ after the show.

All are welcome!
 

Tell a friend and See you at the show!

 
Please note, after the show...

May I extend an invitation to any and all to join members of the NY, Christopher Morley (Philly) & Hudson Valley Pipe Clubs for a "Show and Tell" along with a bite to eat and drink at the smoke friendly and smoking encouraged, JR Cigar, just a short drive on Rt. 10 in Whippany, NJ, after the show. It has become a tradition for us to head over to JR Cigar after the show (5-6pm) where we can relax in the roomy and comfortable dining area and enjoy a smoke, the sharing of tobaccos and be treated to some pretty delicious menu offerings, not to mention live jazz music! We always have a great time! 

All are welcome to join us after the show. 
 
Here's a few links to JR Cigar in Whippany, NJ:

 


IPSD  2019  Wrap-Up
 
The New York Pipe Club,
 
Joined 
the Fellowship of Pipe Smokers Worldwide in


Celebrating...

International Pipe Smoking Day

at

Barclay Rex
 
126 Pearl St., NYC
on
Saturday, February 23, 2019
BarclayFront.
 It was a complete success!!!

  Our largest attended 
IPSD Event of all!!!
It was a fantastic day for our  2019 IPSD Celebration 
at 
Barclay Rex in our fair City! 

My thanks to all for coming out to join us in celebrating our 12th Annual International Pipe Smoking Day, our 3rd  annual at Barclay Rex, BTW, this year, once again, hosted most graciously by our friends Mr. Vince Nastri and the crew at Barclay Rex, in their 126 Pearl Street shop, which is absolutely beautiful!  We had over 30 in attendance throughout the day!
Thank you Mr. Nastri, Vanessa NastriJoanna Ubowska and everyone from the shop who made it possible.  
Thank youBarclay Rex for the delicious snacks and platter you provided for us, they were fantastic!  

Ray, Jimmy and Kerry, our gracious hosts for the day!  Thank you!!!


Great job on the sign and logo work, Kerry!!!
Of course the tobacco was delicious as was the libation! 

Thank you to Mr. Vig, Patrick and Dimitri for working on behalf of the Club to set up the event and make the day such a success. 
...and finally, but not the least...
THANK YOU to all of the members and friends who came out to celebrate with us! FANTASTIC DAY!!! Your President cannot thank you all enough!!!
           
  
  

Again...
I want to thank all, specifically, Mr. Vig, Dmitri and Patrick, who have helped in securing this comfortable and splendid location for us to celebrate this year, I really appreciate it! 

We also thank our good friends at Barclay Rex, 
the last family run shop in NYC, owner, Mr. Vince Nastri III, Vanessa Nastri, sales associate, and Joanna Ubowska, sales associate, for extending the welcome to our Club!!!
To our hosts for the day, Ray, Jimmy and Kerry for taking such great care of us and making sure we had everything we needed to make the day a huge success!!!  We appreciate that so much!!!

It was also an absolute pleasure to finally meet Barclay Rex manager, Victoria, what a great pleasure it was to have met you and thank you for the tour of the upstairs lounge, what a beautifully appointed area and a great spot for a smoke!

  Dimitri, with Victoria



Best of all, Mr. Nastri extended the invitation  to host our Celebration again next year in 2020!!! 
 I look forward to next year, our 13th Annual, 4th Annual at Barclay Rex!!!  Thank you, Mr. Nastri, once again!!!











  
 

Be sure to check out the PHOTOS section of our website for all of the photos from the day!


ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!! - READ THIS!!!


Sometimes the really meaningful things are done without anyone ever knowing. You should know about this though! 

I would like to thank a member whom you all do not know,
 Timothy Hartle, Tim Hartle of Franklin, PA., for once again, sending the Club a very generous Holiday gift of several tins and bulk tobaccos for the Club to enjoy.  Tim lives too far away, Franklin, PA., almost as far as Pittsburgh, to attend meetings or events but always faithfully sends in his membership dues annually, even though he has never been able to physically be with us at a meeting or show!  That is dedication and I cannot tell you how much we appreciate Tim's support of our Club!  Thank you, Tim for the membership renewal and for the generous gifts of tobacco, we do hope to meet you in person some day and we will raise bowls in your honor!!!

On behalf of all of your brothers from the NYPC, I sincerely say...

                THANK YOU, TIM!!!

  We hope to meet you in person one of these days!


Come on out to the January Meting and enjoy samples of many fine tinned and bulk blends from Tim.  Rumor has it that there's even a tin of  Frog Morton Across the Pond in the mix!!!

 

ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!

I receive many inquiries regarding Club hats, shirts, etc...  and I just wanted to remind you that we have a way of providing you with NY Pipe Club logo'd items we like to call, NY Pipe Clubware!

READ ON!

Our New Club Logo Goes Fashion Forward!!!

NEW ITEMS ADDED RECENTLY!!!

I'd like to share with you a cool way for you to sport our new NY Pipe Club logo.

 

 Thanks to the creative brilliance of our beloved member, the late, Dan Silverstone, the designer of our new logo, and in cooperation with the internet commerce vendor, Cafe Press, I am proud to announce the...

New York Pipe Clubware Site!

 


Here's what's in the collection:

 

Along with the NYPC logo T-shirt, in an assortment of vibrant and tobacco colors and the NYPC logo white Golf/Polo shirt, we also have the trendy, 'iPipe'shirt,the never out of style 'Vintage Blends' T-shirts, the classic NYPC logo Baseball Cap, and 2 different NYPC 1" buttons!

Check the site for newly added items that you will want to add to your pipe wardrobe!

 

NOTE: If you tend to get excited wearing our Clubware and set fire to your clothing, you may want to cellar some extras in various colors.

 

A percentage of the profits go directly to our club, so break-in a t-shirt, tamp down a 1" button, pack a cap and have a bowl with your new attire.

 

Please visit this link to get yours:

http://www.cafepress.com/NYPClubware

NOW HEAR THIS!!!

ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!

       Briar Pipes 
      at 
   Bargain Prices!!!

NO KIDDING!!!

Come on out to the Monthly Meeting and take advantage of some remarkable savings on new and estate briar pipes!

At our June 2018 meeting, our own, Mr. Vernon Vig generously donated a large selection of new and estate pipes, from his own collection, - all at the remarkable price of just  $10 each, with all of the proceeds from the sales going to the Club!   It was a feeding frenzy!  There were a few new members at the meeting for the first time who were able to kick start their collection with some really nice pipes and I'm so happy about that! 

Thank You, Mr. Vig!!!

Vernon will be bringing more wonderful handfuls at future meetings and will continue to do so each month; consider it our own mini - monthly - pipe - show!  Come on out and take a look, there's got to be at least one that catches your eye!

All pipes - $10.00 - and all sales proceeds go to the Club, after all we have a Summer BBQ to plan!!!  

Thank You, Mr. Vig!!!


And, who knows what surprise tobacco blends await you!  Don't miss it!
 


Please keep reading and don't miss my note below about a wonderful Tobacco Discount opportunity  for Latakia Lovers especially!  See below...
 

ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!

LISTEN UP, PLEASE!!!
December 13, 2018 Update:
All of us who attended the 2018 Kaywoodie Show heard an email read by Mr. Vernon Vig from Alexandra about how Rolando is doing.  We learned that he is doing OK and is enjoying days filled with walks in the woods, time spent in his shop and even a bowl every once in a while.  Our dear brother John, from Jersey City, spoke to Rolando recently and reports that he is doing OK, resting and recuperating from the ordeal and  welcomes hearing (email) from friends.
We all wish Rolando a speedy and full recovery and wish him and his family the best in 2019!



Please Join In Helping Dear Brother...

ROLANDO NEGOITA

Rolando Ngoita

*UPDATE - APRIL/MAY 2018*
I was in touch with Alexandra Negoita letting her know what we are all doing for Rolando and that we all wish him the speediest of recovery. She said I could share her reply:

"Dear Louis, we are so grateful for the love and support coming our way!! No words can convey our gratitude. Rolando is on steady recovery. It is difficult, but we have hope. We do a lot of things besides the conventional treatments. I am full time taking care of him, and I have a lot of peace of mind due to the amazing support we have from all of you. Sorry I cannot keep up with contacts. I am rarely on FB these days. Wishing you a happy holiday! Please send our love and gratitude to everyone . Best, Alexandra & Rolando"


ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!

PLEASE
Read This: 

 

Dear Fellow Members of the NY Pipe Club,

 

A few weeks ago, I posted to our Facebook page about an extremely important need and a way that you could help make the situation hopefully a bit better.  You may or may not already know that one of the most respected pipe carvers in America, and more importantly, our dear friend, recently became ill. 

 

Rolando Negoita, whom many of you already know from the Northeast Regional Pipe Smoking Contest, (Kaywoodie Event), held in December, had a malignant tumor in his brain which was surgically removed a couple of months ago.  Rolando’s family set up a site for donations to help them through this difficult time (https://www.youcaring.com/rolandonegoita-1077649). 

 

In addition Marty Pulvers, of Pulvers Briar online store, has started a second effort, this one focused around asking members of the pipe community if they have any pipes in their collection that they aren't smoking and would be willing to donate.  I think Marty's idea is that while cash may be short for many of us at any given time, most of us probably do have one or more pipes that we don't smoke and are too busy to sell.  Any pipes donated will be sold by Marty on his website, and the entire proceeds donated towards Rolando's care and recovery.  If you go to Marty's website you can see his description of the effort, but you need to scroll down a bit to find it: http://pulverspriorbriar.com/index.html


As per Marty:

On the Rolando Negoita front: A thoughtful &
generous, but anonymous, member of our 
community has developed an excellent plan, it 
seems, to help raise funds for a much loved pipe 
maker in need.  In addition to the money he 
donated for Rolando's medical expenses, our  
friend is going to send me a couple of pipes for 
this site, the sale proceeds of which will all be 
donated to Rolando's care.  If  you care to donate 
a pipe or two, that you no longer smoke, for this 
purpose, please contact me and I will give you my 
home address & the pipe will be posted as quickly 
as possible. 

If you care to make cash contributions, that is
still a great option.  The site through which you
can do that is listed below, at the bottom of my
initial posting regarding Rolando's health woes, which follows here...

Folks, unlike most of my drivel, here is some
very important news, which I should have known 
but only just found out about: Rolando Negoita 
had a serious brain tumor, was operated on and 
will be under-going chemo and radiation therapy.
Pipe makers, even great ones like
Rolando, do not make the kind of money
that gets them through major medical crises.  If 
you know Rolando, and the exceptional, sweet 
person that he is, I know you will want to donate.  
This is the link to so doing.  Be generous.
https://www.youcaring.com/rolandonegoita-1077649

 

If any of you have pipes you'd care to donate, please reach out to Marty directly at mpulvers@aol.com, and he will give you the mailing address to which they should be sent.  Please remember to include a note specifying that the enclosed pipes are donations to the Rolando Negoita pipe project.


I encourage all of you to dig deep and do what you are able to help this wonderfully sweet and gentle soul, not to mention being one of the most talented and unique pipe makers in the world and who resides right here in the Hudson Valley, our brother Rolando, as he and his family rebuild after this difficult time.

See below for a quick update from Rolando and his family.


I thank you all,


Lo
u



Fundraiser Updates 1

UpdateImage

Posted on February 12, 2018

Thank you so so so much to everyone! 

Your support for Rolando and our family has been tremendous. We can't believe how well the community has come together to help us out. 

Times are tough, but we have to make the most from it and take each day as it comes. Rolando is handling the treatment relatively well. 

Rolando

Here's a photo of Rolando showing off his scar :)

Thank you for your love, from the bottom of our hearts.

-- Luka, Rolando, and Alexandra

PS: SAVE THE DATE -- Saturday, March 17 -- people will be getting together at Paula Kucera's White Barn Farm space to rally more support for the Negoita family.




Some Things to 

      Look Forward To in 2019...
 

Please be sure to visit our website's News and Articles sections for some new and important messages.
In 2018, we celebrated our 11th Annual International Pipe Smoking Day, in February,  in a beautiful new venue, Barclay Rex at 126 Pearl Street which was a delight to all!  We hope to return and have you join us in 2019 back at Barclay Rex!

To whet your appetite please visit our website's Photos page and search for IPSD to see photos of our past events! 


I'll also notify you as we get closer to the March 10, 2019 date, selected for the NY Pipe Show in Newark, NJ., the 27th Annual Show  -  the 2018 Show was a blast! 

And, of course there's the 2019 Chicago Show, in May, which is always an incredible event!

As we move into the spring and summer months, more favorable weather will allow us to gather once again on the rooftops as we "Smoke in the Clouds" of Manhattan; we look forward to more of these outdoor rooftop events - we need a new venue!!!

And, don't miss out on this years NYPC Summer BBQ-Picnic, which will be our 11th Annual, back at Charlie's in Lynbrook and news about the "Kaywoodie Event" later on in December!!!  

As always, please see the NEWS section on our club website and visit our Club's Facebook page for breaking news and important updates and details.  And, don't forget to "follow us" on Twitter at, @newyorkpipeclub!


Mark Your Calendars and Check Back Often!!!                                    
 
   
               
 


New York Pipe Club Pins
                                            Back In Stock!


That's right, thanks to the tireless efforts of beloved members Peter Guss and  the late, Dan Silverstone, our new Club Logo Pins are finally in stock, look incredibly great and are ready to be worn on your lapel, as a tie tack, on your NY Pipe Clubware cap or anywhere else you would like to pin them.  The pins are 1"x1" and look exactly like the logo below.  They turned out unbelievably great!  If I had a dollar for every time I was asked for a NY Pipe Club pin at the Chicago Show I'd be able to buy myself a Bo Nordh pipe!  At a cost of only $5.00 each, get yours while they last!  Contact or see Lou at the next meeting to get yours!



 

ATTENTION!!!  ATTENTION!!!

Exciting Club Discounts!

Latakia Lovers Take Note!

I've had these tins, selected for sale by a long time member looking to thin his herd of English Blends, for a long time now and haven't had the opportunity to price them and offer them for sale and in all fairness to him, I need to unload them, so I'll bring the entire lot of them with me on Tuesday and ifEnglish Blends are to your liking, then you can obtain them for a nice club discount - which we will have to calculate on the fly!

 Here's your opportunity to select from an assortment of fine quality aged and vintage blends, mostly of the English variety, fully sealed for 15% off retail, thanks to the generosity of one of our long time members whose deep cellar needs thinning! Once it's announced here and on the website or via email (I'm not sure yet) it will be first to contact me, first to be served as there is a limited variety of blends being offered. I still have yet to figure out how to deliver them.  Full details coming soon...

So,
 if Latakia is your leaf of choice, get these fully sealed
 tins now for 15% off retail while they last!



ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!



LOOKING TO FIND...

Long time, long lost member, 

Artie Goldfedder 

artie
If anyone has any info on his whereabouts, please contact Lou.


 
Once Again... 

Just a friendly reminder to please tip our servers accordingly as you settle your food and drink tab at the end of the evening.  It will go a long way towards securing our invitation to return.  SoHo Cigar Bar has made every effort to ensure our comfort so let's please remember to tip accordingly. 
 

I THANK YOU!

Another IMPORTANT REMINDER!!!
When visiting our Club website, be sure you log in with you user name and password so that you can unlock the "members only" features such as our Members Photo Gallery!


My heart-felt THANK YOU goes out to all of you for your generosity throughout 2018 and I look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings and sharing many bowls with you through 2019!


Come on out to the meeting and join us in keeping the bowl lit!  All are welcome!

See you on the 12th at SoHo Cigar Bar - Lou

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                  ******************************************
 

PAST EVENT NEWS...

ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!

Congratulations, Mr. Vig!!!

2017 Dr. of Pipes Award Recipient, Our Own 
Mr. Vernon Vig!

   
We have good reason for celebrating!!!

Doctor of Pipes Award

The most prestigious award in the world of pipes is the Doctor of Pipes award conferred at the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show each year, where two people, one in the Industry/Trade category and one in the Hobbyist category, are recognized for their years of dedication to and support of pipe smoking. Everyone considered for a Doctor of Pipes award has devoted at least two decades of his or her life to promoting pipe smoking and improving the pipe hobby, and each year’s Doctor of Pipes recipients are chosen by the accepted experts in the field, the previously inducted Doctors of Pipes.

The New York Pipe Club joins the entire pipe community in congratulating the newest recipient of the Doctor of Pipes award, announced at the Chicago pipe show this year, the New York Pipe Club’s own, Mr. Vernon Vig, the “Ambassador of the Pipe Community”, we thank you for your tireless work in the world wide promotion of our noble hobby.

Mr_Vig_Dr_Award

More of... Mr. Vig!!!

Catch Brian Levine’s Interview on…

The Pipes Magazine Radio Show - Episode 243

As per Brian, courtesy of Kevin Godbee's Pipesmagazine.com...

Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show
—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with Pipe Collector, Dr. of Pipes, and former President of The United Pipe Clubs of America, Vernon VigVernon is a retired attorney. He is 80-years old, and has been to pipe shops and shows all over the world, and has lots of great stories. In the Pipe Parts segment, Brian will give us a trip report on last weekend’s Chicago Pipe Show. We will have an update on the JDRF donations as well. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

vernon

http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/radio-talk-show/the-pipes-magazine-radio-show-episode-243/

ATTENTION!!! ATTENTION!!!

 The

2018 Northeast Pipe Smoking Contest

and

Holiday Party (Kaywoodie Event)

 

Was a Huge Success!!!



2018 Kaywoodie
 

You will not want to miss this end of the year extravaganza!

To convince you, simply take a look in the Photos section at past year's Events!

 

Our great friend Bill Feuerbach, maker of the Kaywoodie pipe and others, has once again hosted the annual “Kaywoodie Event” Christmas Party and NE Regional Slow Smoking Contest, held this year, for the fifth year, at the Southern Dutchess and Putnam Sportsman's Association, Wappingers Falls, NY, a change in venue from prior years at the old Kaywoodie Factory (SM Frank Co.) and which took place on Saturday, December 8th 2018.

 

Thank you Bill, Dennis, and hats off to Howie, Sean, Rob, and the rest of the Hudson Valley Pipe Club guys for all the help in securing the new venue for another go around, and all the work they put in to make the day a really special occasion for all of us.  It was so great to spend the day with old friends and making new ones for the first time!  We hope to have the event at this location for years to come!

 

Thank you, Bill for masterfully churning out over 50 wonderful Kaywoodie contest pipes!


2018 Kaywoodie Contest Pipes

2018 Contest Kaywoodie

The Contest begins...

2018 Contest

And... congratulations to new champ, good buddy, Nathan Davis for his Championship performance in the 2018 Northeast Pipe Smoking (Slow Smoke) Contest, a UPCA sanctioned event, where he reigned as King with a time of  well over 1 hour and 20 minutes!!!  Great job, Nate, congratulations and now it's on to Chicago and maybe the world!

Nate and Trophy


Be Sure to Join Us Next year!!!  You will not want to miss this end of the year extravaganza!!! 

To convince you, simply take a look in the Photos section at this and past year's Events!

Allan playing



Fire

ALSO...
Be Sure to Join Us Next year!!!  You will not want to miss this end of the year extravaganza!!! 

To convince you, simply take a look in the Photos section at this and past year's Events!


Be sure to see our Website and our Facebook page for many photos and a few videos from this years event...




ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!! 

The


New York Pipe Club's

TENTH Annual

Summer BBQ - Picnic

That's 10 Years of NYPC Summer BBQ's!!!  We've hit a milestone!
and which took place on...
Saturday
August 18th
in Beautiful
Lynbrook, LI

WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS!!!



Here's a group shot and for all of the photos from the day, please visit our website!

2018 10th Annual NYPC Summer BBQ


Thanks to all who came out for our 10th Annual Summer BBQ! It was a huge success! There were 30+ in attendance at one point throughout the day. The weather finally cooperated, although it was as humid as all hell!!! BUT, it was an absolutely spectacular day!!!

Obviously, we all missed our dear brother Dan Silverstone, who was always a fixture at all NYPC events.  His untimely passing shocked all of us.  We miss him dearly, as we also miss our brother Z, both gone waaaayyy too soon.

Dan at BBQ



We Raise Bowls to Their Memories

More about the day...

Of course a huge THANK YOU goes out to our gracious hosts Charlie and his lovely wife Marie, and their daughter, Delores, (thank you for the change of shirts!!!), who once again opened their home and beautiful back yard to us for a fourth straight year!   We appreciate that so much!!! 

And... here's the best part...

Charlie and Marie have committed to be our hosts again next year!!! Thank you once again! 

Thank You, beloved member Charlie and wife Marie, for hosting the event and we extend our appreciation for your offer to host our 11th Annual Summer BBQ in 2019!!!

 

Here’s a photo of Charlie, his daughter Delores and wife Marie, THANK YOU!!!




Thank you to Charlie’s neighbor (can’t  remember his name), once again, see him in action to the right, whose not a pipe smoker but wanted to hang with us and do his magic, for manning the grill again this year and feeding a hungry bunch, the food was awesome! Thank you to all who brought a bottle, food or desert we appreciate it! 

Thank you to those who braved long distances and heavy traffic jams to join us I am so glad you endured the journey. Once again there were members representing the Christopher Morley Club of Philadelphia and I apologize if I leave any others out.

Thanks to Les, Andrew and Zach and others who traveled near and far to make the day one of the greatest!  Thanks toall of Charlie's friends, and their sons and their friends!  Thanks to Rob Siegel Rob_Segal_of Mrble Arch. Ltd., who raffled off one helluva Ser Jacopo Pipe, Ser Jacopo BBQwon by dear friend, Frank, congrat's on the win, that is a beauty!   We had a really great time together, thank heavens for the great weather, although the humidity was brutal, it only rained for about 5 minutes!  Thank you all for making the trek! 


I also want to thank our dear friend Bob Savage of the Old Dominion Pipe Co. for his support of our Club in supplying 40 of the new and improved "Chesapeake" model!Everyone was very happy with the BBQ pipe giveaway! A HUGE THANKS goes out to 
Bob Savage of the Old Dominion Pipe Co.
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For more about the "Chesapeake" model by Old Dominion Tobacco Co. please visit the following link:

 

http://www.olddominionpipe.com/

 


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A HUGE thanks go out to our very own Club Tobacco Blender Extraordinaire, Dmitri Sassov, for offering up a very special blend made just for the day, and it was outstanding!!!

… and here's more about what we were filling those cobs with:

 

Our own beloved member, Dmitri Sassov has been making quite a name for himself within our Club with his masterful tobacco blending skills – he’s got “mad” blending skills!!!  We really do need to showcase Dmitri’s talent with the leaf beyond just our Club because everything this great man touches becomes "gold in the bowl" - and I am not exaggerating! And here’s your chance to see what I am talking about… 

 



For our special event, Dmitri created an extraordinary blend just for our BBQ.  Dmitri debuted a blend he has named… 

 

"Summertime Limited Edition"

 

This delicious blend features all premium tobaccos, including:  A Blender's Bench Decade Series Perique, McClelland Virginia, McClelland Turkish and Dark Fried Kentucky.

 

It’s a blend that  really shines wonderfully in the bowl.  This blend is delicious, trust me when I tell you!!!

WHAT A WONDERFUL SUMMER TIME BLEND!!!

 

Dmitri had ample samples for all of us to try and also is offering this wonderful blend for sale at $8.00 for 1 oz. or $15.00 for 2 oz.  I guarantee that after you try it, you will definitely want to bring some of this wonderful blend home with you!  This could be your last chance at enjoying McClelland tobaccos, as well!


WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!  
                           CAN'T WAIT 'TILL NEXT YEAR!!!


You will not want to miss out on next year's event or any of our NY Pipe Club events.

So, navigate over to our website and join our mailing list so you don't miss announcements of these events or any others we schedule throughout the year! 

As with all NY Pipe Club events, as always... All are Welcome!!!

Be sure to join us in 2019, bring your appetites! 
BTW, this event is free and is made possible by your voluntary dues payment of $25 per year.  If you haven't paid your 2018 dues, now would be a great time to do so via the website

 

Be sure to visit our website for photos of past years BBQ's in case you have any doubt about joining us next year!




ATTENTION!!!  ATTENTION!!!

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What a Great Time!!!

Join Us Next Year!

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THE  CHICAGOLAND

          INT'L.  PIPE  & TOBACCIANA SHOW!             

 May 5th & 6th, 2018

SHOW REPORT!!!

The NY Pipe Club showed up in Chicago this year with roughly 6-8 members; our attendance was way down from previous years.  But, we were treated to what has become known as the greatest pipe show on earth!   I would strongly encourage you to make every effort to make it out to that show, you will not disappointed!  


Well, it seems to always come and go so quickly but, once again, those of us who attended had a great time at the "Show of Shows" in Chicago at the Pheasant Run Resort!  Our club was not as well represented as in past years with approximately 6-8 members in attendance, however, there was no lack of billowing smoke, single malts, Brother David's delicious coffee or high end Rum for that matter!  Some special thanks go out to our west coast buddy, fellow "Brother of the Briar" and Pres. of the great Seattle Pipe Club, Matt Guss (our own Peter & Jon's brother), for once again extending to us an invitation to the wonderful Seattle Pipe Club Cocktail Party, which has become a legendary tradition!  We had a great time and it was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones!  Thank you, once again, Matt! 

As for the Show...

There was the usual huge selection of new and estate pipes, as always, as well as some wonderful new blends available at the show, especially popular were the remaining inventory of whatever McClelland blend that could be found, going for 2-5x's the original retail prices!!!

I can also proudly report that the American Pipe Maker continues to be well represented as there was a strong showing of young American carvers who had some phenomenal pipes for sale.  What a fantastic boom to the hobby to see such great creativity coming from artisans from our own shores.

Another outstanding job done by Craig Cobine, Tom Dinelli and the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club, in putting on this incredible "global" event, from the free welcome dinner on Friday night to the 6,000-square foot smoking tent which was once again "the" place to meet pipe makers and tobacco blenders from around the world!  What an outstanding job! 

 A special tribute and remembrance for legendary pipemaker, Lars Ivarsson, was realized in a wonderful display case containing many of Lar's classics and Lar's last carved pipe fetched over $23,000.00 in the Silent Auction which was donated by our friend, Nana Ivarrson.

 Our Coterie will dearly miss him!  

The display also focused on many turn of the century and older Peterson Pipes; just wonderful!  It was nice speaking with Gary Malmberg about the pipes, most of which were from his personal collection, and about the upcoming Peterson book publication which is a collaborative effort between Gary and noted Peterson Pipe expert, Mark Irwin.  I cannot wait!!!

As always, the best part of the Chicago Show is meeting and spending time with all of the fine folks of the hobby, friends old and new, from “Brother David” and his strong and tasty coffee, to Salvatore “Toto” Amorelli, who I also had the pleasure of spending more time with this year, a wonderful gentleman and so much fun to be around, and a host of other wonderful, wonderful people - and oh, yeah, the Slow Smoke Contest was a blast, thank you to the UPCA’s Doc Garr, Tom Dinelli and our own, Mr. Vig (we missed you Mr. Bull!!!).  The contest pipe, a poker sitter from Briarworks, was an outstanding contest performer - and the blend was delicious: 1 year aged McClelland's 5100, but of course! 

Why not make it a point to join us next year, you will not be disappointed, I assure you!  Photos have been posted on our Website, see the link below, and Facebook page and I thank those who took all those photos as I sadly took none!


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Here's a link to many photos, none of which I took myself so I do thank those who did!

2018 Chicago Show Photos!

Here is a link to the results of the 2018 UPCA Slow Smoke Contest and Photos page...

2018 UPCA Slow Smoke Contest Results & Photos Page 


If you need any additional convincing, please visit our Website and Facebook pages for photos from great Shows of the past!


Don't Miss This Show 
Start Planning For Next Year Now!!!


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DO NOT MISS THIS GLOBAL EVENT!!!

Tell a friend

and

See you at the

NEXT show!



ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!
 The

       NEW YORK PIPE  SHOW

25th ANNUAL

PIPE CONVENTION

Was a Complete Success!!!

Here's a few photos from the Show, which was very well attended, the most attended in recent years, I'd say, and this trend seems to be gaining traction for this long running Show.  Great job by Show Runners, Rich Esserman and Sam Barnett, as always, for keeping the Show going year after year!


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Be sure to head over to our Club website and Facebook page for all of the photos from that day!

It truly was a great Show!

...and the traditional meet-up at the recently renovated and magnificently appointed, JR Cigar on Rt.10 in Whippany, NJ after the show, was also a BLAST, as always!  

Thanks to all who came out and joined us!

Remember, as with all NYPC events, All are welcome!

Tell a friend and See you at the show!

Please remember, after each show...

...I extend an invitation to any and all to join members of the NY, Christopher Morley (Philly) & Hudson Valley Pipe Clubs for a "Show and Tell" along with a bite to eat and drink at the smoke friendly and smoking encouraged, JR Cigar, just a short drive on Rt. 10 in Whippany, NJ, after the show. It has become a tradition for us to head over to JR Cigar after the show (5-6pm) where we can relax in the roomy and comfortable Monte Cristo Lounge dining area  and enjoy a smoke, the sharing of tobaccos and be treated to some pretty delicious menu offerings, not to mention live jazz music! We always have a great time! All are welcome to join us after the show. 
Here's a few links to the Monte Cristo Lounge at JR Cigar in Whippany, NJ



IPSD  2018  Wrap-Up
The New York Pipe Club,
Joined 
the Fellowship of Pipe Smokers Worldwide in


Celebrating...

International Pipe Smoking Day

at

Barclay Rex
126 Pearl St., NYC
on
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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 It was a complete success!!!

  Our largest attended 
IPSD Event of all!!!

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It was a fantastic day for our 
2018 IPSD Celebration 
at 
Barclay Rex 
126 Pearl Street 
in our fair City! 


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My thanks to all for coming out to join us in celebrating our 11th Annual International Pipe Smoking Day, our 2nd annual at Barclay Rex, BTW, this year, once again, hosted most graciously by our friends Mr. Vince Nastri and the crew at Barclay Rex, in their 126 Pearl Street shop, which is absolutely beautiful!  We had over 30 in attendance throughout the day!
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Thank you Mr. Nastri, Vanessa NastriJoanna Ubowska and everyone from the shop who made it possible.  

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Thank youBarclay Rex for the delicious snacks and dips you provided for us, they were fantastic!  

Of course the tobacco was delicious and the Savinelli Pipes were gorgeous and I saw more than a few members smoking some new Savinelli's on the day!!!

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Thank you to Mr. Vig, Patrick and Dimitri for working on behalf of the Club to set up the event and make the day such a success. 

Thank you to Joyce Beck from STG Lane, Ltd. for coming out to join us, we always have a blast with you!

...and finally, but not the least...

THANK YOU to all of the members and friends who came out to celebrate with us! FANTASTIC DAY!!! Your President cannot thank you all enough!!!


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Again...

I want to thank all, specifically, Mr. Vig, Dmitri and Patrick, who have helped in securing this comfortable and splendid location for us to celebrate this year, I really appreciate it! 

We also thank our good friends at Barclay Rex, 
the last family run shop in NYC, owner, Mr. Vince Nastri III, Vanessa Nastri, sales associate, and Joanna Ubowska, sales associate, for extending the welcome to our Club!!!  We appreciate that so much!!!  

Best of all, Mr. Nastri extended the invitation to host our Celebration again next year in 2019!!!  I look forward to next year, our 12th Annual, 3rd Annual at Barclay Rex!!!  Thank you, Mr. Nastri, once again!!!

 



   
ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!


Our...

“Smoke in the Clouds 2”

…at the panoramic rooftop lounge...

Up on 20, Herald Square

...was a complete success!!!
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Please allow me to thank everyone for coming out to join us to enjoy our "Smoke in the Clouds 2" event Fri., August 19th, at Up on 20, atop the Hyatt Hotel in Herald Sq. 10 of us "Fired up in the Sky" where we, once again had the most enjoyable evening under the shadow of the Empire State
Building! 
 
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It was a pleasure to be able to smoke outside, in a beautiful setting and not be pestered or harassed!
 
I would like to extend my thanks to the management of this fabulous venue, and the crew who were so very welcoming to us.
 
Lastly, my heart-felt THANK YOU goes out to my dear brother and long time member, Dan Silverstone for finding this fabulous venue and for arranging the evening for the Club. We all had such a great time that we WILL plan to do another hopefully before the season changes, so, please don't miss out on it, I guarantee that you will have a great time!
 
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Be sure to check out all of the photos from the evening, including all of the "smokey" effects photos by beloved member, Michael Bernhaut, on our webpage in our Photos section and on our Club's Facebook page.
 
 
Be sure to put your email address on our mailing list so you don't miss out on announcements about this or any of our other meetings and events!
We had such a wonderful time at Up on 20 that we hope to be scheduling another event there within the next few weeks, hopefully before the season changes


Oh, No!   FDA  All Up in Our Business!

July 28, 2017 Updates! 

A Small Reprieve?

Thanks to our good brother, Kevin Godbee, I pass along these comments from his pipesmagazine.com forum:

From Kevin:


"There's a lot of mumbo jumbo, rhetoric, and pulled out of thin air $$$ claims on health, blah, blah, blah, but here is what I derived from this. Here's two copy / paste that are somewhat good news for pipe tobacco and premium cigars, which have been getting swept up as collateral damage in the FDA vs. Big Tobacco Wars.

"the agency is also providing targeted relief on some timelines described in the May 2016 final rule that extended the FDA’s authority to additional tobacco products."

"Under expected revised timelines, applications for newly-regulated combustible products, such as cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco, would be submitted by Aug. 8, 2021 ..."

So, we get some more breathing room to try to talk more sense into them. It seems some of those efforts resulted in the above, so fingers crossed.

The other general thing I get out of it is that nicotine is bad because it is addictive, so it makes people want to smoke cigarettes, and smoke is bad. However, when I decipher the wording, the impressions I get is that nicotine is bad, but it's not as bad in other forms outside of tobacco, and some people are going to get addicted anyway, so let's make sure they can still get their nicotine without smoke.

It's seems the vape and ecig makers are making better bed partners with the FDA than tobacco."

Thank you, Kevin for allowing us to quote you!


Here's a link to the latest news, stay current!!!

 

FDA Press Announcements...

OLDER:
I assume you all know something of the new FDA "Deeming" rules regarding tobacco products and even affecting pipes themselves.  Well, things are going to bumpy and downright invasive right quick.


I know good friend, Kevin Godbee wouldn't mind me referring to an article written by friend, Tom Wolfe, of the great Seattle Pipe Club, by including this link here from his great, pipesmagazine.com website, thank you Kevin for providing a sounding board for us all:


Great job sorting this mess out, Tom and I hope that some way, some how, for the sake and future of our beloved hobby, common sense prevails and we see this government over reach go the way of prohibition. 


Here's more info on the FDA's intrusion on our hobby from Kevin's site for you to ponder and puff by, and the newest article written by our good friend, Mr. Rick Newcomb...

Written by Rick Newcomb:

The FDA's Unauthorized War on Pipes and Cigars

Written by Fred Brown:

 

 

and from James Foster...

 

http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-news/ipcpr-2016-part-1-we-dont-know-what-we-dont-know/

 

and...

 

http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-news/ipcpr-2016-part-2-the-explosion-of-new-products/


  

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Old News,
 
                     but Not To Be Forgotten...! 


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You better sit down.  

Most of you already know the tragic news of the untimely passing of our dear brother Dan Silverstone, as I emailed the Club when I found out on Monday, July 16th.  The announcement read something like this:dan.

It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that I report this most devastating news which I just learned. Our dear brother and long-time Club member, Dan Silverstone, has passed. I am in complete shock right now and can’t begin to tell you how heartbroken I am. I can’t even process this. Oh, my dear God!

About two weeks ago, on July 5th, Dan contacted me to tell me that after all he has been through with his back operation, he was experiencing pain in his stomach and had to go back to the hospital where they found a tumor in his stomach. He was to have a biopsy the following day. I emailed him a few days ago to follow up with him and had not heard anything until this devastating email arrived moments ago. It is from Dan’s wife, Ginger:

Hi Lou,
Dan passed yesterday at 3:05 p.m. He had cancer in his lung and pancreas and was not able to make it. Please let his closest friends know what has happened.
I am sorry for the news. We are planning his funeral and still not certain on the day.
I will need your help later on as time goes on.
Dan really loved you.
Love,
His wife, Ginger

I don’t know what say. Obviously, on behalf of the entire Club, we extend our deepest condolences to Ginger and their family. This one hits so hard. I felt very close to Dan and have known him for so long, one of my first friends in the Club.

Please join me in raising bowls in memory and honor of our dear friend and brother Dan, if you did not have the pleasure of meeting him, I can tell you that he was one of the nicest, kindest and gentlest souls I have ever had the privilege of knowing. We will all miss him. On behalf of the entire NY Pipe Club, I extend our deepest condolences to Dan's wife and family at this time of sorrow.
dankaywoodie.
I don’t know what say… Live and Love, my friends, life is too short…

As per Dan's wife Ginger and if the spirit moves you...
Bide a wee



ATTENTION!!!  ATTENTION!!!


I recently received an email forward from our very own, Vernon Vig who received this email from the widow of our late brother "Z".  I wanted to include it in this newsletter as she offers a nice way to memorialize and remember our dear brother "Z" Kriz, who was taken from us way too soon, just about a year ago.

From "Z"'s widow, Marcy:

From: Marcy Arlin <marcyarlin@gmail.com>
Date: September 18, 2017 at 5:46:09 PM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Zdenek

Dear friends, family and loved ones,

As some of you may know, it has now been a year since Zdenek's death.You were all there for him and for me, before his illness, during, and after, for which I am so grateful.

What I hope you can do, in any way that seems right, is remember Zdenek and his decency and kindness and artistic genius, his quirkiness, his silence and how much he cared for his friends and family.

If you feel motivated, a contribution to a charity that he loved in his name would I am sure make him feel good, if that is possible. He loved wolves, and trees, and the environment. Defenders of Wildlife, Greenpeace,  Trust for Public Land, The Arbor Society, NRDC, or any other organization that cares for the earth and its creatures. 

Or plant a tree. Pet a dog. Buy a friend a cup of coffee. Drink a cup of tea and smoke a pipe if that is what you do. 

I don't have everyone's address so it would be great if you can notify others, like the guys from work, or theatre, or the pipe club, or Laterna, or relatives in Prague, anyone that cared for Zdenek.

At some point when I am able I hope to put together an exhibit of his paintings and drawings, images from the shows he designed, and maybe his poems (yes, he wrote poetry! in Czech of course).

Lots of love,

Marcy

So, let's all remember our dear brother "Z" and take Marcy's suggestions to heart - some won't even cost any money.  We all miss "Z" dearly and this would be a great way to honor our brother and remember him and the warmth he brought to all who had the privilege to know him. 



More Sad News...

 Broken Pipe...  
 Sam Barnett       




 A sad report from Rich Esserman...

So very sad to hear of this news about our longtime friend Sam Barnett, who, as almost all of us know, was the co-host of the long running NY Pipe Shows along with Rich for many, many years.  I last saw Sam at the NY Pipe Show in March of this year and I became quite concerned at how he looked.  This post from Rich confirmed my worst fears.  I know I speak for all of us, his friends, when I offer our deepest condolences to Sam's family.  May he rest in peace and we raise bowls in his memory.

From Rich...


Broken Pipe - Sam Barnett passed away on November 11, 2018. Sam had been battling several illnesses. 

I knew Sam since April or May of 1978. Sam was introduced to me at the time as another 'pipe nut". We shared many wonderful pipe adventures through out our life including hosting the NY Pipe Show for the last 24 years.
I will miss Sam greatly as he was a one of kind personality and a true friend. 

I will write more in NASPC The Pipe Collector. 

May Sam RIP.


Sam asked me to continue the NY pipe - so I will - more to be announced.


Sam was a very sweet man. I will miss him, as I am sure many will.



ATTENTION!!!  ATTENTION!!!

The NYPC's "NY State of Mind Collection"
                                                     of Fine Tinned Pipe Tobaccos...

        (NO LONGER) NOW AVAILABLE

                      at
 
           Nat Sherman, NYC!!!

 
 BIG NEWS ABOUT OUR NYPC TOBACCO BLENDS!!!


The New York Pipe Club's collection of pipe tobaccos reflects the historic and vibrant character of our City.  Therefore, it would only make sense that they be available for sale in our fair City!

 
  
 

 Announcing!!! The NY Pipe Club's" NY State of Mind Collection" of fine tinned pipe tobaccos are on the shelves and available for sale, for the first time, at Nat Sherman, International, 42nd Street, just off 5th Ave., in NYC. A huge THANK YOU goes out to our good friends Chris McGrath, Pat Felitti and all our friends at Nat Sherman for making this possible!

 
 

You heard me right, all four of our storied blends ARE and, at the time of this newsletter, stocked and available, for the first time for sale, NOW at Nat Sherman, International, our home tobacconist, and local B&M right here in mid-town Manhattan.

 
 

See the photo below and in the PHOTOS section for photos of our tins on the shelves at Nat Sherman in NYC!

 
 

Kudos and thanks to our own talented, Dan Silverstone, creator of our beautiful tin labels, who has worked hard to convert our tin labels to fit the new tin format, now that Sutliff, under the direction of our great friend and club blend creator, master blender extraordinaire, Russ Ouellette, is driving production. On that note, we are also anticipating having our blends tinned in the popular round Euro-style tins. Stay tuned for more info on that as the story develops!

 
 

And, remember at some point in the future, we can consider expanding our NYPC "NY State of Mind Collection" series to new and interesting blends yet to come! I look forward to seeing them on the shelves and in a briar, meerschaum or corn cob bowl near you!!!

 
Thanks again to our friends at Nat Sherman for making this possible, we appreciate it!!! 
 
 


 ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!! 

Hank Saatchi Website Launch!!!

Just a quick plug for Club member and friend, Hank Saatchi, who has some wonderful news!

Of course, many of you know Hank, member of the NY & Philadelphia Pipe Clubs, from the Chicago Show and others, as well as from his successful ebay pipe sales as seller named, ebuyer1932.  Hank now has a website channel to make available his many beautiful pipes that he has to offer.

As per Hank…

"INTRODUCING MY NEW WEBSITE…"

MARKETINGPIPES.COM

Featuring some hand - picked artisan pipes by talented European & American Carvers, High-End Estates and Antique Meerschaums.

Carvers, please join my vast network of collectors in USA, Europe, China & Russia and let me promote your brand.

Collectors, consign your pipes to me with confidence, for the highest possible re-sale value at affordable commission levels.

Hank Saatchi Proprietor & Pipe Collector, Member of New York & Philadelphia Pipe Clubs

732-371-7726732-371-7726

keywisdom@aol.com

Skype: airliner1001

Ebay: Ebuyer1932

Please pay a visit to Hank's website, you may find the next pipe that you cannot live without!  If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact Hank who will do his best to find whatever it is that you would like to add to your collection.

We wish Hank the best of success in his new endeavor!!!


ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!
                       
Be Sure to Catch the...
 
March 2015 New York Pipe Show Report from Romeowood, on the pipesmagazine.com website!
 
The Biggest Little Pipe Show in New York
  
Head over to the link below for another fantastic article written by our own talented and gifted, Bill Roberts, which can be found on our good friend, Kevin Godbee's, www.pipesmagazine.com, website. Masterfully written by our own Bill Roberts, who continues to enhance the hobby with his wonderful writing skill; be sure to read his article as well as all of his wonderfully entertaining material that can be found with a simple search there! His new article happens to cover the March 2015 NY Pipe Show in Newark, NJ which took place a few weeks back.
 
Check out his article, The Biggest Little Pipe Show in New York!

Lots of great photos and stuff can be found in the article as well as on the website!
 
 Head over to...
 

 
 
CIPC President, Cornelius Crans

                             Visits our NY Pipe Club!


Our NY Pipe Club had the distinct privilege of welcoming a distinguished guest at our May 2014 meeting: Cornelius Crans and his wonderful wife.  Cornelius is the President of the CIPC - Comite International of Pipe Smoker Clubs, who, thanks to our own Mr. Vernon Vig, made a stop over in our fair City after attending the 2014 Chicago Pipe Show. 
The CIPC was founded in Saint-Claude, France in 1973 as an association of national pipe clubs to foster friendship and camaraderie among pipe smokers worldwide.  Our new friend Cornelius is the current President.  The UPCA - United Pipe Clubs of America, whom we belong to, is a member of the CIPC.
Here is a link to CIPC Brochures:
CIPC Brochures

 
Also, at the May Meeting, I was the proud recipient of a generous gift from Cornelius.  Cornelius presented me with a traditional Dutch Porcelain Commemorative Pipe (for display purposes) as well as a clay version that can be smoked.  He also presented me with the traditional Troost Special Cavendish Pipe Tobacco to go along with the pipes!  I was so honored to receive them and they will take a special place not only in my collection but in my heart.
I hope that we can once again enjoy his company at a NYPC Monthly Meeting in the future!
Thank you, Cornelius for your generous gift.  It was a pleasure for us to meet you and your wonderful wife.  You both are honorary members of our NY Pipe Club.  Please stay in touch and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Lou



 
Noteworthy...!!!

 
NY Pipe Club Article in NY's Daily News!!!

      Great Press for the Club and the Hobby!!!

  


Please join me in thanking NY Daily News writer, Jason Silverstein,  for his feature article highlighting our NY Pipe Club!

The New York Pipe Club has enjoyed some great press as a feature article debuted in Monday, May 5, 2014 NY Daily News! Thank you, Jason Silverstein, feature article writer for the New York Daily News, who had the fantastic idea of writing an article about the renewed interest in Pipe Smoking in our fair City.  He took the opportunity to highlight our Club and our wonderful pipe tobacco blends!

Thank you, Jason for your article featuring our New York Pipe Club, our wonderful pipe tobacco blends and our great city!  I also would like to thank Russ Oullette, Dan Silverstone, Bill Roberts and of course Chris McGrath and Pat Felitti of Nat Sherman Tobacconist for all of your cooperation and assistance in making this article possible!  Thanks also go out to all of our Club members for their cooperation with the photographer as well as being so willing to be interviewed by Jason when they both visited us at our March Monthly Meeting, I appreciate it guys!  I enjoyed working with you Jason and hope that you find the time to join us in the future.

The article can be viewed here:



     


ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!


                              The Latest NEWS 

                                       ABOUT OUR

                        NYPC TOBACCO BLENDS!!!

              
Just a quick word to let you know that all four of our storied blends are NOW re-stocked and available for sale at NYPC Tobacco Blends at www.pipesandcigars.com.  As many of you know, if you have attempted to order at least two of our wonderful NYPC Tinned Tobacco Blends from pipesandcigars.com in the last 9 months or more you would have found that they have been continually out of stock which was cause for much frustration.  Our dear friend and master blender of our tinned tobaccos, Russ Oulette, has worked very hard to meet the demand for the blends however, due to his new role and ever expanding responsibilities with pipesandcigars.com, it became increasingly difficult for him to sufficiently meet that demand and supplies have suffered.  This is especially true of the two pressed Virginia blends which are the most time consuming to produce. 


After some valuable input, advice and suggestions from many of our own NYPC members, upon having opportunity to sample the Sutliff versions, Russ has communicated our recommended adjustments to Sutliff and as a result, 192 tins of each blend were produced.  The resulting inventory is back on the shelves NOW at www.pipesandcigars.com!!! 

Here's a direct link:



With Sutliff driving production, we can be now assured that our blends will be continuously available.  It will also help keep the royalties coming in to help fund club activities and tobacco tastings. 


Our own Dan Silverstone, creator of our beautiful tin labels, has worked with Russ to convert our tin labels to fit the new tin format.  On that note, we are also exploring the possibility of having our blends tinned in the popular round Euro-style tins.  Stay tuned for more info on that as the story develops!


We are also in discussion about having our blends be made available via other internet tobacco sales sources in addition to pipesandcigars.com, which would open up sales to a greater degree.  And finally, we are also discussing having our blends be made available in bulk form.


I am positive all this will work out perfectly for us, as it has for many of Russ' own blends, as well as other Pipe Club's and their tinned blends, which he created and are now produced by Sutliff.  This solution will enable Russ, via Sutliff, to supply the demand for our wonderful NYPC tinned blends on a continuous basis. 

 

Again to reiterate, most importantly to me in all of this is that, like Russ’ blends, our own NYPC Blends, will be made to Russ’ exacting specifications in every way.  That means using the exact same leaf quality, production processes and strict adherence to the recipes that we as a club, along with Russ, have worked so hard to achieve over a number of years.  The only noticeable changes will be the tins (containers themselves - and some great news regarding them will be revealed soon - like utilizing the round Euro-style vacuum sealed tins -) and the thickness of the cake slices, as they (Sutliff) have the capacity to cut them thinner for easier prep – which is a good thing in my opinion.

 
  And, remember at some point in the future, with Sutliff driving production, we can consider expanding our NYPC "NY State of Mind" series to new and interesting blends yet to come!  I am sure that we will be satisfied with the Sutliff versions and I look forward to seeing them back on the shelves and in a briar, meerschaum or corn cob bowl near you!!!

                                 
                       
New York Pipe Club Facebook Page...

For those of you who use social media, why not pay a visit to the New York Pipe Club's Facebook page and send us a "friend request".  There you can find a fine group who communicate occasionally via the page, as well as a number of wonderful photos to view.  Our Facebook page can be found here:

NYPC Facebook Page


NYPC Member Patrick Grant Blogs About Our IPSD Celebration...

"Folks, here's my latest blog post writing about International Pipe Smoking Day. Link to pictures provided so you can see the lovely member's only lounge they provided for our usage."



 
NYPC Pipe Tobacco Blends!

***You may have heard that pipesandcigars.com was purchased recently by Cigars International, a Pennsylvania based retailer and one of the biggest on the planet.  Well have no fear, our blends are still under the blending prowess  of our dear friend and "brother" Russ Oulette, who is now with the retailer in Bethlehem, PA.  So, not only are our blends still in the best hands they can be, the best part is that NY State residents have a reprieve from the 75% tobacco tax because the shipping originates from PA.  So, stock up on those blends now!

You can read all about the sale of pipesandcigars.com at the following link courtesy of our friend, Kevin Godbee and pipesmagazine.com.  BTW, our buddy Scott from Habana Smoke Shop, the brick and mortar arm of pipesandcigars.com, still owns the shop so if fate ever finds you in or around the Albany, NY area, please be sure to stop in and say hello!



Now back to our blends...!

As you may have heard, thanks to good friend, Russ Oulette, our own series of four tinned tobacco blends, the NY State of Mind Collection, made their proud debut exclusively on our good friend, Kevin Godbee's informative pipesmagazine.com website and "in the tins" at the 2012 Chicagoland Pipe and Tobaccianna Show on May 5th and 6th, compliments of pipesandcigars.com, where our blends were extremely well received by all!  Many thanks go out to Scotty and the gang at pipesandcigars.com, exclusive distributors of our blends, who had a ton of samples which were given away to all.  With our four blend variety, there was something to please almost any taste!




 

ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!
 
 
NASPC Pipe Collector Newsletter

                   Publishes the Saga of the

                                         NY Pipe Club Blends!!!

We've also received additional print exposure in the April 2013 edition of The Pipe Collector Newsletter, published by the North American Society of Pipe Collectors, as a colorful history of the process in developing our blends is scheduled to appear.

Our own very talented and beloved member, Bill (E. Roberts) takes the reader on the epic journey from humble beginnings of trial and error samples to ultimately - perfection in a tin - all 4 of them! 

Bill has written a masterful tale that you will not want to miss.  Not only does it include the story of the inception and development history of our blends but also notes some of the high points of our club's long and storied history, written as only Bill can.  You may already know that Bill writes periodically for our friend, Kevin Godbee's websitepipesmagazine.com, who has already published a number of Bill's works, including the exclusive report and review of our wonderful club blends, plus much, much more, just look for him there under, E. Roberts.

Thank You, Bill for your time and talents on behalf of our club, we appreciate your work!

If you are not already a subscriber, why not support this fine publication devoted exclusively to our hobby by becoming a subscriber.  Follow the link for subscription details:

http://www.naspc.org/newsletter.htm

             ...and if you missed the April 2013 edition, why not  order a   back copy!


Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine Reviews...

                                      

                                         NY Pipe Club Blends!


As I have been telling you, our club blends currently enjoy favorable and positive reviews in the Fall 2012 Issue of Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine's Trial by Fire section on fine tobaccos.  Tobacco tasting connoisseurs Tad Gage and Joe Harb have been reviewing blends for P&T Magazine for years.  Tad Gage is a blender of fine tobaccos and Joe Harb was a judge at the 2012 Chicago Show's John Cotton Throwdown.  Both are well versed in critiquing tobacco blends of all types and their opinions are of the most respected in the hobby.  

 

I am overjoyed, to say the least especially knowing how hard we all worked on achieving the finished product, that our 4 blends received extremely positive and favorable reviews from both of these gentlemen - and of course, I concur!!! (LOL!!!)  But seriously, both Mr. Gage and Mr. Harb enjoyed sampling our blends, loved the artwork - I kid you not, at the 2012 Chicago Show in which our blends debuted, I had requests from pipe smokers who wanted to buy the tins for the artwork alone - I am so proud of that, let alone the blends themselves, and both commented that they would love to revisit the blends after they have put some age on the tins.  So this is fantastic news for our blends!  Pick yourself up a back-copy of the Fall 2012 Issue at your local tobacconist or order one from the link listed below.  And... If you are currently not a subscriber to this fine publication you should really consider taking out a subscription and lend them your support.




Speaking of P&T Magazine...


If you are a subscriber to this fine publication then you will already know that the club has placed a quarter page ad which appeared, appropriately, in the "Trial By Fire" tobacco review section in the Winter 2013 Issue.  A follow up ad also appears in the Spring 2014 issue.  Here is a copy of our ad, and once again, THANK YOU, to club member Dan Silverstone for lending your expertise in graphical arts for the benefit of our club, we appreciate it!




ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!!

Our New Club Logo Goes Fashion Forward!!!

NEW ITEMS ADDED RECENTLY!!!

I'd like to share with you a cool way for you to sport our new NY Pipe Club logo.

 

 Thanks to the creative brilliance of our beloved member, the late, Dan Silverstone, the designer of our new logo, and in cooperation with the internet commerce vendor, Cafe Press, I am proud to announce the...

New York Pipe Clubware Site!

 

 

Here's what's in the collection:

 

Along with the NYPC logo T-shirt, in an assortment of vibrant and tobacco colors and the NYPC logo white Golf/Polo shirt, we also have the trendy, 'iPipe'shirt,the never out of style 'Vintage Blends' T-shirts, the classic NYPC logo Baseball Cap, and 2 different NYPC 1" buttons!

Check the site for newly added items that you will want to add to your pipe wardrobe!

 

NOTE: If you tend to get excited wearing our Clubware and set fire to your clothing, you may want to cellar some extras in various colors.

 

A percentage of the profits go directly to our club, so break-in a t-shirt, tamp down a 1" button, pack a cap and have a bowl with your new attire.

 

Please visit this link to get yours:

 

http://www.cafepress.com/NYPClubware


As always, we will also take individual orders for our Embroidered Line of fine shirts and hats, from a different vendor, just let us know what you would like and we will try to accommodate the order as minimum orders do apply.



New York Pipe Club Pins 
                                            Back In Stock!


That's right, thanks to the tireless efforts of beloved members Peter Guss and  the late, Dan Silverstone, our new Club Logo Pins are finally in stock, look incredibly great and are ready to be worn on your lapel, as a tie tack, on your NY Pipe Clubware cap or anywhere else you would like to pin them.  The pins are 1"x1" and look exactly like the logo below.  They turned out unbelievably great!  If I had a dollar for every time I was asked for a NY Pipe Club pin at the Chicago Show I'd be able to buy myself a Bo Nordh pipe!  At a cost of only $5.00 each, get yours while they last!  Contact or see Lou at the next meeting to get yours!



 



ATTENTION! ATTENTION!!!

Soho Cigar Bar Backroom
Much to our surprise, we learned at our November 2014 Monthly Meeting that Circa Tabac is now...SoHo Cigar Bar!  After a long successful run being known as, Circa Tabac, one of the oldest cigar bar's in New York City, the brand name has been changed and the lounge has been revamped! There is everything and all of what we have come to love and enjoy about the place and now after the renovations, there's even more to love about our meeting place including the announcement of their own brand of cigars, Soho Cigars; can a line of pipe tobacco be next???

The Art Deco inspired bar offers an artisanal menu and the finest cigars, cocktails and food.  As per owner, Lee Ringelheim, “I wanted to create a space that feels like you are stepping back in time and having a true New York City experience”. “I wanted to launch a cigar line that represented this city, the history of the bar and its location. It’s a craft I’m passionate about and I want to share that with my loyal customers and introduce it to new ones. My goal is to make cigars and whiskies more approachable for everyone. I want to eliminate the pretension, intimidation and many associations with them.”

The Soho Cigar Bar will also now have extended hours on Saturday's and Sunday's, opening at noon. The new menu also includes an expanded rye and whiskey selection. Space is also available for both semi-private and private parties.

CircaNowSoho_




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FYI...  Food For Thought...  I am sure you are well aware of the change in our relationship with Florio's while we were meeting there.  Effective with our February 2010 meeting, a $10 per person cover charge was imposed to use the upstairs cigar lounge. Payment of this fee enabled us to continue to use the lounge for our monthly meetings and was collected by the waitress when you entered the lounge.  The fee was for use of the cigar lounge only and did not go to the waitress.  Please note that the main complaint from Florio's management was that the waitress was not sufficiently compensated (tipped) for her service, so please, especially now that we are meeting at a new location, let us heed this message at our new venue, SoHo Cigar Bar and I urge you to please tip accordingly as you settle your food and drink tab at the end of the evening.  It will go a long way towards securing our invitation to return.  SoHo Cigar Bar has made every effort to ensure our comfort so let's please remember to tip accordingly.  

I THANK YOU!

 

A Word from our President: 
   

Greetings NY Pipe Club Members,

I want to take this moment to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your next President. No one could ever replicate the contribution of Mr. Vernon Vig or the legacy that he has left; however, it is my intention to be the leader and friend as he was during his tenure. I know I speak for all of us in thanking him for the devotion and dedication that he has shown for our club.

It is my hope and intention to continue along the path that has been forged and I will commit to promote a vibrant and enthusiastic environment and to help promote and spread the joy of our hobby.

But, I need and would appreciate your help. A club is only as successful in proportion to the involvement of its members. I encourage you to get involved. Speak to me about your ideas on how we can make the club even better than it is right now. I will listen and do my best to help make our club an enjoyable and comfortable place for all.

As always, stay well and happy smoking - and I'll see you at the next meeting!

Please join us at the next meeting,

Tuesday, 6:00pm,

March 12th

at

SoHo Cigar Bar

32 Watts St., SoHo, NYC
(212-941-1781212-941-1781)

 
For further details please see links included in this newsletter.


www.newyorkpipeclub.com


 A Splendid Time

is

Guaranteed for All!

Thanks,

Lou Carbone

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