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Out of the Humidor

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From the Print Edition:
Premier Issue, Autumn 92

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(wife of) Ray Schipani
Edina, Minnesota

Editor's Response: You sound like a great wife. And Ray's a very lucky guy.

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Nov. 19, 1991

Dear Marvin:

We are a much maligned minority. Does the phrase, "Pipes and cigars prohibited" stick in your craw? I am smoking a cigar, and I am beginning to feel the world closing in on me.

There are fewer and fewer public places in which I feel comfortable taking a draw on a cheroot--even some of the club-like leather and brass restaurants now ban cigars. Even the Palm in Washington, D.C. seems disconcerted when there is even a suggestion that a patron (meaning me) might fire up a heater. What is this world coming to?

I really do not want to impose my fancy on others if they want to avoid it, and I will not, but cigarette smokers seem to have a real advantage. Our voice must be heard, if even only by ourselves. Your magazine might serve that noble purpose.

Good luck and Congratulations,

Bruce D. Collins
Washington, D.C.

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Gary Frandsen — Port Byron, Illinois, usa,  —  April 12, 2013 2:15pm ET

Dear Marvin:

After reading the latest edition of Cigar Aficionado,I realized that our article about Laurence Fishburne left out an acting credit. He was in the 1986 CBS TV Show
"Pee-wee's Playhouse" as Cowboy Curtis.
I do enjoy reading your magazine cover to cover and will be a life long reader. Thanks

john zakes jr — La Porte, Indiana, USA,  —  May 13, 2013 12:17pm ET

I have been a subscriber for at least 15 years. love the articles and especially the ratings. Enjoy the pictures also. I just wish they would print only pictures with the cigars actually lit. was no big deal for awhile but in the last year,I have seen people holding unlit cigars the wrong way!! the wedding pictures are really prone to this. just doesn't seem to be right-my opinion.

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