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Help and useful information for beginners

Guernsey Liberation Day Celebrations – Office closed Thursday 9th May 2019

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Corona Old Boy Briar and Brass Pipe Lighter (Flint and Gas)

A new addition to our Corona lighter range – the ‘Old Boy’ style is the ultimate pipe lighter and makes a very good cigar and cigarette lighter too. Featuring an…

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Multi Ceramic Jar

NEW Ceramic Tobacco Jars with Rubber Lid

NEW IN. Super little jars to hold 50gms of your favourite tobacco. Only £14.95 each. Available in 3 colourways – black, multi and Aztec design. Item code no’s:- 1006, 1007…

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Vauen Mastro de Paja Poker

Vauen combined with Mastro de Paja make beautiful pipes

Exclusively designed for Vauen by the Italian maker, Maestro De Paja, are the best of German and Italian tobacco pipes in one range! The Vauen Mastro de Paja is a…

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Carey ‘Magic Inch’ Pipes

For those of you who have yet to dabble in the world of Carey Magic Inch pipes, maybe this customer can persuade you to give one a go! Take a…

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Beginner’s Guide to Vaping – Definitive Guide To Using Your E-pipe

With new technology comes new challenges and the e-pipe (or vaping pipe, or vape pipe), despite actually being a reasonably simple piece of kit, seems to throw up more than…

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Is it possible to mix exactly the same blend of pipe tobacco, time after time, so as to obtain an unvarying flavour and aroma for many years?

An interesting question from a pipe guide book from the 60s when blending one’s own pipe tobacco was not uncommon: Is it possible to mix exactly the same blend of…

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tipe tobacco moisture

How moist should pipe tobacco be? Can excessive moisture harm the tobacco?

A simple test can tell you whether your pipe tobacco has the proper moisture content. Grasp a handful of pipe tobacco and press it together for a few seconds, in your fist.

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Beginner’s Guide to Vaping – What is an E-pipe?

Electronic pipes… what are they, and what are they like to ‘smoke’? I suppose the first thing to say is that they aren’t like normal tobacco pipes.  It sounds obvious…

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History of Pipe Tobacco and Pipe Smoking Part 1

Huron Indian myth has it that in ancient times, when the land was barren and the people were starving, the Great Spirit sent forth a woman to save humanity. As…

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