It is with a great deal of sadness that we welcome you to the Christmas Edition of our catalogue, having taken the unbearably difficult decision to close our doors to business at the end of this year. After approximately 45 years of family ownership we believe now is the right time based on numerous factors, such as the escalating costs and difficulties of operating in today’s world, where Brexit will hamper our ability to offer our core products from Denmark, France, Germany and Italy, an irreversible decline in customer numbers due to archaic restrictions in marketing our products, a reduction in the number of reliable suppliers hampering our quest for quality and driving up prices, credit card companies who continuously threaten to stop all tobacco related transactions, and so on. Combined with the challenges of cybercrime, Covid and other macro-economic events, the future unfortunately does not look rosy.
We are painfully aware that for many of you this will be a significant blow, having supported us for many, many years and to those customers we say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your business. I trust that we’ve provided you with quality products and service in return. And perhaps a special word for our Tobacco Club customers, who have been the heart and soul of this business since its inception… we hope that you are able to find a suitable equivalent blend once our stocks dry up and once again please accept our deepest thanks for your custom.
We have tried to ensure that our stocks will continue through until the end of the year – and for Magic Inch smokers do not fear as we have secured ongoing provision of papyrate filters through our US cousins – but please be aware that once stocks have gone they will not be replenished. Everything must, and will, go. To this end, you will find many of our Magic Inch pipes greatly reduced along with several of our Guest Brand ranges from Savinelli, Orlik, Comoy’s and Vauen to name a few. Our popular giftware selections have also been reduced and our Premium cigars on page 37 have had their prices held so we’re sure you will find something to tempt you.

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18 Responses to FINAL EDITION 141st CATALOGUE

  1. avatar Harry Pullan says:

    I was so saddened by the news of your closure. I have dealt with you, on and off, over several decades and consider your service and products to have been exemplary. I can only say that I quite understand your position and sincerely send you and all involved in your business every good wish for the future together with my thanks for your help in the past. Yours etc. Harry Pullan

  2. avatar Craig Fitzpatrick says:

    This is appalling and very sad news. But what else are you to do? I’m a relatively new customer but I loved leafing through your catalogues. So much in the world has changed, and not for the better. All I can do is wish you all the best for the future.

  3. avatar Peter says:

    Very, very sorry to learn this dreadful news. I’ve been a happy customer since 1978 and will miss you all terribly.
    I’m sure many customers like me are wondering how we can buy papyrate sleeves for the many magic inch pipes we own. Any suggestions please?
    Either way, thank you for the many years of puffing pleasure you made possible and I wish you all every health and happiness in the future.

    • avatar Jenny says:

      Thank you very much for your kind email Peter. We are due to obtain some more papyrate sleeves in the next week so you can stock up before we finally close. Failing that we have a new supplier lined up and I will contact you once this has been confirmed.

  4. avatar Mark says:

    Hi sorry to hear this sad news. I bought my Carey pipe from you in the late 70s, still enjoy it. All the best to whatever you decide to do in the future

  5. Hi do you have the black semi bent pot 44 gram pipe in stock please. Thank

    • avatar Jenny says:

      We don’t have a black one but we do have a lovely sandblast in brown – Code No.201 which can be found on our website.

  6. avatar Paul Bowman says:

    Very sad to hear of your impending closure. I bought my first Carey pipe from you in the mid 80′s ! I have enjoyed our relationship, the Tobacco Club will be sorely missed.

  7. avatar martin cropper says:

    i am very sorry to hear you are closing another nail in the coffin it is a sad time for every one but mostly for you i wish you all well for the future
    a very sad world we live in and not good times atb you will be sadly missed
    thank you

  8. It’s just all part of a witch hunt now. Meanwhile I read the Thames is awash with cocaine.

  9. avatar Hector Mackenzie says:

    So very sorry to hear the news,
    Wishing you a long happy retirement,
    Kind regards,
    Hector Mackenzie.

  10. avatar Pete says:

    Dumbfounded and profoundly dismayed. Have been a customer for over four decades. Your company has put consistent magic in my pipes for the same time. Good luck, fair winds and fine weather in whatever venture you undertake. Yours Aye, Pete

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