Surprises While Refreshing a Peterson “Aboriginal Finish” Meerschaum 80S

I found this Peterson meerschaum pipe during a recent visit to an antiques mall about an hour’s drive from my house. I hear stories of antique shops seemingly overflowing with estate pipes, but in my neck of the woods, the pipe hunt is often more of a feast-or-famine game. Many times I don’t come across a single pipe in a shop, or the pipes that … Continue reading Surprises While Refreshing a Peterson “Aboriginal Finish” Meerschaum 80S

Refurbishing a Pair of 1990s Vintage Peterson D Shape Pipes

A few weeks ago I posted the cleanup of a Peterson Aran 80S Bulldog. In that post I made mention of a pair of Peterson D shape pipes I had acquired at the same time. Like the Aran 80S, the D pipes, a D2 and a D4, arrived in very good estate condition. They had obviously been cleaned on the exterior and buffed before being … Continue reading Refurbishing a Pair of 1990s Vintage Peterson D Shape Pipes

Restoring a Pre-Republic K&P Dublin Sterling 207 Pot

After 16 days my doctors finally tired of me haunting the hospital hallways and sent me home to convalesce in the relative comfort of my own four walls. I’ve still got a ways to go before I am declared fit, but I’m moving in the right direction. Today I was feeling relatively energetic, so I sat in my pipe room and finished off the restoration … Continue reading Restoring a Pre-Republic K&P Dublin Sterling 207 Pot

Refreshing a Republic-Era Peterson Kapet X105

This pipe was another one sent to me by a DadsPipes reader for a bit of “spit and polish”, this one coming to me from El Paso, Texas via a VERY circuitous route – when the parcel arrived, it was marked “MISSENT TO JAMAICA”. That explains the late arrival! The pipe is a Republic-era Peterson, stamped “PETERSON’S” over “KAPET” on the left shank, and “MADE … Continue reading Refreshing a Republic-Era Peterson Kapet X105

Freshening a Pre-Republic Peterson Shamrock 120F

This pipe was sent to me for refurbishment from a gentleman in Kansas. He had recently acquired it and wanted it spruced up before he started using it himself. After a brief email conversation, we agreed on a plan of action and before too long a box arrived at my door with this Shamrock inside. The pipe was in pretty good shape, though definitely showing … Continue reading Freshening a Pre-Republic Peterson Shamrock 120F

Peterson – Holiday Season 2015

The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer – high time for a Christmas tobacco review! This write-up of Peterson’s 2015 Holiday Season blend was originally posted on Confessions of a Pipe Smoker. Please click the link below to read the entire review.  – Charles “The Peterson 2015 Holiday Season tobacco is a mixture of hand blended loose cut Virginias, fine Burley and … Continue reading Peterson – Holiday Season 2015