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THIS SPACE AWAITS YOUR CONTRIBUTION!

Your favourite pipe?
Nomenclature:

Comment:

From the collection of:                               
 PCoL #
NOTE: The Collectors' Corner pages are exclusively for displaying items in the collections of members of the Pipe Club of London.
FOUR VICTORIAN LEG TAMPERS ("Stoppers")

Tampers from top left clockwise:
bronze, pewter, brass, bone

From the collection of: John Wade Long, Jr. PCoL #UK 603F
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PIPE REAMERS -
eight specimens from
the Johnny Long
collection - including:
"the king" of reamers,
the Kleen Reem, and,
gathered in an
aluminium WW2 RAF
KIRSTEN ashtray:
Terry's Hedgehog, BBB,
Buttner, Dunhill,
Parker-Dunhill, Sir
Walter Raleigh and
Morabb.
Collectors' Corner Main

Pipes of all Types

Briars - 1850 - 1900

Briars - 1901 - 1945

Briars - 1946 - present 1

Briars - 1946 - present 2

Briars - 1946 - present 3

Briars - 1946 - present 4

Calabashes

Clays - antique & modern

Corncob pipes

Ethnic & Tribal pipes

Figural pipes (people & animal)

Meerschaums

Novelty pipes

System pipes

Pipe Accessories

Pipe Tampers, tools & reamers

Lighters

Match Safes (vestas)

Pipe Rests & Racks
The humble pipe "stopper" (tamper)
gets honourable mention in Isaac Hawkins
Browne's ode to the pipe (1736). The pipe
was a clay, viz. "lip of wax." The tip of the
clay stem was often dipped in wax - or
painted - to prevent it sticking to the lips.
Ben Rapaport writes: "This (the tamper) was the only object on which the English smoker prided himself.
It was made of various materials--wood, bone, ivory, mother of pearl, and silver; and the forms which it
assumed were exceedingly diversified... a bear's tooth tipped with silver at the bottom and inscribed with
the name of Captain James Rogers of the Happy Return Whaler, 1688; Dr. Henry Sacheverel in full
canonicals carved in ivory, 1710; a boot, a horse's hind leg, Punch, and another character in the same
drama, to wit, his Satanic Majesty; a countryman with a flail, a milkmaid, an emblem of Priapus (a penis),
a bottle, Hope and Anchor, the Marquis of Granby, a greyhound's head and neck, a paviour's rammer,
Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and Bonaparte.
HERE IS A LINK to the most incredible group of pipe tamper photos you're likely to see anywhere.
NOT to be missed! Click
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"A Pipe of Tobacco"

"Little Tube of mighty Pow'r.
charmer of an idle Hour.
Object of my warm Desire.
Lip of Wax, and Eye of Fire:
And thy snowy taper Waste,
With my Finger genly brac'd:
And they pretty swelling Crest.
With my little Stopper prest:..."