is with great sorrow that the North American Society of Pipe Collectors
announces the passing of its longtime Secretary/treasurer Bill Unger.
Bill passed away quietly on January 1, 2013 from complications of Leukemia.
The North American Society of Pipe Collectors was founded after a long evening spent over a pot of good coffee and more than a bowl or two of good tobacco. Phil Bradford and Regis McCafferty decided that a club was needed in Ohio to promote pipe smoking, information sharing, knowledge of tobaccos, and fellowship with other pipe smokers. The club would share information via a newsletter, be open to all, and hold at least one show each year. The club was founded in 1994 as the Ohio Pipe Collectors. In March of 1997, the club had grown to include members from 28 states and Canada, and the Board decided that a new name more appropriately reflecting the scope of the membership was called for. The name was changed to the North American Society of Pipe Collectors. NASPC continues today, working to promote pipe smoking, sharing of information, and fellowship.
Current Membership • 1,096
|Jan. 15, 2013||Pipe Collector copy deadline|
|Feb. 16, 2013||25th annual Gateway Area Pipe Show & Swap • See Flyer|
|March 9th, 2013||20th annual New York Pipe Show • See Flyer|
|March 12, 2013||Pipe Collector copy deadline|
|April 13, 2013||Triangle Area pipe Smokers 16th Annual Pipe & Tobacciana Expo • See Flyer|
|May 4-5, 2013||Chicago Pipe Show|
|May 14, 2013||Pipe Collector copy deadline|
|June 22, 2013||Kansas City Pipe Show • See Flyer|
|July 16, 2013||Pipe Collector copy deadline|
|Aug. 24, 2013||NASPC 2013 Swap/Sell Show, 9 AM-5 PM, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, OH|
|Sept. 17, 2013||Pipe Collector copy deadline|
|Nov. 12, 2013||Pipe Collector copy deadline|
|Aug. 23, 2014||NASPC 2014 Swap/Sell Show. 9 AM-5 PM, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, OH|
|Aug. 29, 2015||NASPC 2015 Swap/Sell Show. 9 AM-5 PM, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, OH|
.THE 2013 NASPC PIPE
Scott Thile • Straight Bulldog
|It's the season
that I announce the NASPC pipe for the year. Again, I could not be more
pleased to make the announcement for all our anxious NASPC members. The
2013 edition will be made for us by Scott Thile. S. E. Thile (Scott) has
enjoyed pipe smoking and collecting since he was 16 and has loved wood
and working wood for as long as he can remember. His woodworking skills
have been honed over many years as a piano tuner technician and rebuilder
of vintage pianos, plus restoring and maintaining string instruments.
For many years, Scott dreamed of making his own pipe, and, in February of 2006, he finally did. It was christened as Etude #1, The Piano Tuner's Pipe, and he was hooked! Since that first pipe, Scott has dedicated nearly every spare moment to pipe making and to studying the work of the masters. More details on Scott and his pipes may be found at his website: http://www.sethilepipes.com/.
The pipe will be a black sandblast "canted" straight bulldog with a tapered diamond-shaped stem. Approximate dimensions are length, 6.20"/157mm; height, 2.16"/55mm; diameter, 1.99"/51mm; inside diameter, .87"/22mm; chamber depth, 1.65"/42mm; weight, 2.15 oz/62 grams. All of Scott's regular nomenclature will be on the pipes, plus the year 2013 and a NASPC stamp. These pipes will all be hand made, and there will be some variance among them. As always, only the number of pipes ordered and paid for ahead of time will be made. We have set an upper limit on the total number to be made at 30 pipes. If more than that are ordered, and if Scott is able to accommodate more, this number may be increased. But, at this time, we do not know if that will be possible.
The price will be $295, including shipping, and the pipes will only be available to NASPC members. They will be available to order until Friday, January 12, 2013, unless the maximum number is reached before that. We expect to send them out to members around the first week of April, 2013. Scott will at our August NASPC show, along with a prototype that may be viewed in person. It will be a great addition to the NASPC pipes.
Scott has assured us that the 2013 NASPC pipes will be subject to the same standards as all S. E. Thile pipes and will carry the same one-year guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship. "Sandblasted pipes might have sand pits or other small imperfections in them before blasting, which will remove the affected material. The goal is for the result to become an attractive part of the blast overall. Occasionally, a blast will have an extra craggy nature in the affected areas or some other unique character. Some people prefer this type of blast, while others do not. It's difficult to predict. It is extremely important to me that everyone is happy with their S. E. Thile 2013 NASPC pipe. Anyone finding that the pipe they receive is not what they were hoping for, for any reason, is encouraged to contact me to discuss the possibility of an exchange or refund."
|Club Officers and Board Members|
|Board Member||Regis McCafferty|
|Board Member||Bob Noble|
|Board Member||Charles Perry|
|Web Master||Rich Lewis|