Saturday, June 14, 2008

Vintage Ad: Faron Young and Prince Albert

A sad one here but I'll post it anyway. Faron Young left the Grand Ole Opry in 1965, so this ad must have been before that time. Prince Albert is another of those old traditional American pipe tobaccos that I can't stand. The shape of the pipe in this ad is, appropriately enough, called a "prince."

This one is sad because Faron Young was stricken with severe emphysema in the mid 90s and between very poor health and bad depression, he committed suicide in 1996 at the age of 64.


  1. You are an admirable man cool hobby, but do you smoke yourself if not it is even cooler? where does your interest in pipes derive from, best regards cigar entusiast from Norway

  2. Yes I enjoy smoking the pipe. Check the archives for posts about various pipes and tobacco that I enjoy.