Daily Archives: September 13, 2016

An Old Savinelli Catalogue Describing Various Lines of Pipes and Accessories


This old Savinelli Catalogue gives great descriptions of the various lines of Savinelli Pipes. It gives a brief history of the brand and the workmanship used in their pipe manufacturing. The lines are described from the highest grade to the cheapest grade. It also includes a write up on Sherwood New Concept pipes, Churchwardens and Canadians/Lumberman pipes. There is a page on the Lollo compact pipe and the Roley Pocket pipe. There is a page on inexpensive pipes and lightweight pipes. The brochure ends with a page of accessories and oddities – the Kalumet, The Pipe Boy Car Pipe Rest, Snorkel and Tobacco jars. The back page of the catalogue gives the Briar Story, How to Break in your new pipe and filling, lighting and smoking the pipe.

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An Older Robert McConnell Pipe Tobacco Brochure from G. Hiltebrandt of Montreal, Quebec


Blog by Steve Laug

This is an interesting piece of tobaciana – a Sales sheet for Robert McConnell tobaccos of London England. It looks like it came from G. Hiltebrandt of Montreal – evidently a tobacconist in Montreal. It is marked with prices and blend descriptions. The brochure includes tobaccos that were tinned – all of which I recognize. It also includes blending tobaccos and cigarette tobaccos. The prices are written in and certain blends highlighted by a previous reader. I thought I would pass it on as I find it interesting.

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A John Cotton Sampler Brochure


Blog by Steve Laug

In the bag of tobacco literature there was this small John Cotton Sweet Danish Tobacco blends brochure/flyer. The best phrase is COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. It shows six new blends and gives a  description of what is in each blend. Even the names are interesting to me – Rich Mellow Virginia, Gaelic Mixture, Honeydew, Danish Aromatic, Harvest Gold and Burley. Though I rarely smoke aromatics I always enjoy the language of the older marketing – the descriptive paragraphs are skillfully worded to evoke a Pavlovian response. Enjoy

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Peterson’s Pipes Brochure from Genin, Trudeau & Co. LTD. in Montreal, Quebec


I also picked up a copy of a Peterson’s Pipes Brochure that is really interesting. It has some great drawings of the system and also of the various shapes that are available. The brochure as an order blank that the buyer can send to Genin, Trudeau & Co. at 38 Notre Dame West in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The postal code on the cover of the brochure gives it some age though I am not sure how old it is. Perhaps some of you will be able to help date this brochure. It would be great to know potential age.

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An Older Julius Vesz Catalogue


On Sunday I visited R.J. Clarke Tobacconist here in Vancouver and he gave me a bag of tobacco literature. There are catalogues, brochures, flyers, inserts and letters from suppliers. There is some pretty interesting memorabilia in the bag. I am scanning the documents and will be posting them here on the blog to give them a wide audience. The first of these is an older Julius Vesz catalogue. I have several of Julius’ pipes and enjoy them. They smoke cool and dry. So this was a great addition to the information I have on the pipes. I thought I would share it with you all. Enjoy the brochure.

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