As a collector, my general pipe buying habit can be summarized as follows. I see a pipe I like, I know I want to have it and I go about the process of making it mine. Sometimes though, the pipe that I want is not available. Som...
A few weeks back Erwin Van Howe, a highly respected pipe collector and fellow pipe smoker, brought to discussion the unfortunate but common issue of intolerance by some pipe smokers, towards other pipe smokers who happen to enj...
Have you seen them? They tend to gather around when you are working on some seemingly simple task that takes forever. During the past three weeks I have unwittingly adopted many of them as house pets. I am ...
NASPC was founded in 1993. Since then we have grown to over 1,000 members who live in nearly every state in the U.S. and in Canada and Europe.
NASPC produces a major swap/sell pipe show at the end of August in Columbus, OH.
Our major effort however, is The Pipe Collector, our bi-monthly (6x a year) newsletter, which is available in printed form or in a PDF email version. All Pipe Collector copy is written by the members, who write articles covering any and all aspects of pipe smoking and pipe collecting. Recent member articles have been written by the likes of Fred Hanna, Rick Newcombe, Marty Pulvers, Regis McCafferty, Richard Esserman and many more. In addition, each issue of The Pipe Collector contains a list of pipe shops and businesses that offer discounts to NASPC members.
NASPC yearly dues are $18 for US members, $22 for Canadian members and $37 for overseas members. If you would rather read The Pipe Collector on your computer, we offer the same 6 issues a year in PDF format for only $10. Paypal (email@example.com) is accepted for quick sign-up convenience, but you must add $1 for PayPal fees.
Please visit our website at www.naspc.org to learn how to order and also learn about the many other NASPC member advantages. We thank you for your support.
I was born in 1976. I have been attached to the many different flavors and tastes of tobacco since 1992. I have been in love with cigars since 2003. I fell deeper in love with pipes and pipe-tobacco in 2006.
To combine a love for the taste in tobacco with the art and craftsmanship of pipe-making, is obviously a dream come true for many of us.