Great April Fools read. Enjoy.
Well here it is April 1stagain, and as the 2017 new lines are being packed up for their journey across the pond, it’s time to light up Peterson’s switchboards with calls about the unexpected Shamrock Antique Collection.
Having taken inspiration for the 2017 Pipe of the Year from the 1906 “Jap,” Peterson jumps forty years forward to an era many aficionados love, one rich with vintage shapes, many that haven’t been in production for decades.
“The idea,” says a company representative, “grew out of a chance conversation over a pint with Finn McCool.” McCool, a lecturer in religion & culture at Queen’s University, Belfast, claims his great-grandfather (a professor at Trinity College, Dublin) not only knew Heinrich Kapp (!), but agreed to let his portrait be used for the company’s “Thinking Man” logo in exchange for a lifetime supply of Peterson Smoking Mixture and a new De Luxe System…
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