For his long-term study of and commitment to the history of the pipe and the culture of pipe smoking, Don Duco has been granted the prestigious European Heritage Award, or Europa Nostra Award.
Ventura Cigar Company announced in a press release last week that the pipe and pipe tobacco brands 4th Generation and Comoy’s of London will now be available under the VCC umbrella.
By pure chance the curator of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum found a brown leather case in a private library in Belgium. It contained 80 pages of designs from the 1860’s of tobacco pipes to be carved in meerschaum.
The scene is small and everyone knows everyone, but signs of a trend reversal are there. There are in fact individual, young, cigar-smoking Danes around – a harbinger that Danish cigar culture is slowly gaining momentum again.
Peter Heinrichs, a lad from Cologne, an avowed Catholic and an extremely successful entrepreneur in the tobacco retail trade. And this year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of Heinrichs’ Pipes by his grandfather Jakob in 1908.