Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ad (1953): Kaywoodie white briar

Another ad I captured from somewhere on the internet that was cropped a little too closely, featuring Kaywoodie's white briar.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Featured Pipe Smoker: Santa Claus

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"Merry Christmas to All" by Thomas Nast, 1865.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ad (1947): Kaywoodie

A fine collection of Kaywoodies, including cigar and cigarettes holders made of meerschaum.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Featured Pipe Smoker: Santa Claus

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"Here We Are Again!" by Thomas Nast, 1878. Apparently Santa has run into the New Year, or something. This was made to accompany a poem titled "Santa Claus Belated," but I have not been able to find a copy of it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ad (1952): Kaywoodie

Perhaps of special note are the two pipes at far bottom right. Uppermost is an Allbriar, which was made with a briar stem and tends to sell for high values on eBay, and below that the EZ Set Vest Pocket in white briar, with a flattened design so it would go in your vest pocket more comfortably.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Of Holmesian interest

This is not about pipe smoking, but I thought it might be of interest because it's about Sherlock Holmes.

Hidden Clues, an article written by a medical doctor, discusses how Arthur Conan Doyle used his medical expertise in many of Watson's descriptions of various characters, and further makes the case that Doyle, in his many descriptions of Holmes, may have been describing the symptoms of someone with Asperger's Syndrome, some 70 years before the syndrome was diagnosed by Hans Asperger.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Featured Pipe Smoker: Santa Claus

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"Caught!" by Thomas Nast, 1881.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ad (1935): Old Chum pipe tobacco

I'll have a few vintage ads that are Christmas-themed for next four weeks leading up to the holiday. First, here's a 1935 for Old Chum, which I have never heard of outside of this ad.