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For Pipe Lovers

It's bad enough when uninformed individuals roll their eyes in disapproval upon discovering that we have just lit up a cigar costing anywhere from...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By Richard Carleton Hacker

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Great Moments: A Daughter Remembers

My father was a big man who smoked a big cigar. As a young girl, I wore the golden rings from his cigars with pride. As a grown woman, I still...more

Posted: September 1, 1993    By Carol Weston

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The Art of Gallé

How much would you pay for a table lamp shaped like a mushroom? If you were the anonymous bidder at Sotheby's New York on December 2, 1989 who went...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Nicholas M. Dawes

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Panama Hats are a Dying Tradition

In the town of Montecristi, Ecuador, the art of weaving Panama hats is slowly dying. Two generations ago, there were 2,000 weavers, but in the last...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Harry Rosenholtz

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The World of Watches

Under the impatient eye of our fathers, we learned to tie four-in-hand knots. Much later, there were long sessions with the salesman for that...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Ettagale Blauer

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Cigar Cases

The pace of twentieth century life isn't your fault. But cigars were invented in a much simpler time and never meant for the baggage compartment of...more

Posted: June 1, 1993    By Michael Frank

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You've probably heard the question a thousand times: "Gotta match?" The query was asked by smokers long before lighters were portable. And before the...more

Posted: March 1, 1993    By Michael Frank

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Three-Star Heaven: Europe's Top Restaurants

Midnight is nearing, and chef Jean-Pierre Silva is coming out from his kitchen, a Sancho Panza Belicosos gripped between his fingers, to relax with...more

Posted: March 1, 1993    By Per Henrik-Mansson

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The texture evokes silk. The warmth reminds of wool, but from an uncommon origin. The price concerns no one who understands its true worth. Like...more

Posted: March 1, 1993    By Lucia van der Post

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Out on the tennis court, the methodical, machinelike precision of Ivan Lendl in his heyday never betrayed his secret passion, antique posters. But...more

Posted: March 1, 1993    By Jack Rennert

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A Glorified Smoke: Ernesto Carrillo and El Credito Cigars

"A corpadito for me and my friend," says Ernesto Carillo as he strolls up to the Cafeteria San José with a chunky, pyramid-shaped cigar dangling...more

Posted: March 1, 1993    By James Suckling

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A good humidor is more than just a box. Like a cigar, a well-built humidor enhances many experiences, rewards its owner with keen and lasting...more

Posted: December 1, 1992    By Michael Frank

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