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Welcome Archie!!!

 

We are so excited to have Archie Martin joining us full time here at Boswell's!  Archie is a true cigar afficionado, and he brings a huge amount of enthusiasm and knowledge. Let Archie suggest something new to try next time you order.

 
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Our website will soon have a new look, including a new e-commerce section for added convenience.  Don't worry - you can still call us with orders and questions - our committment to customer service will remain the same.  We appreciate our customers, and we are so excited to offer another option for purchasing our tobacco, pipes, accessories, and cigar bundles. 

 

We thank you for your continued patronage as we take this step forward!

 
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Introducing our newest blend.......Titus - A Gentle Giant Smoke!

Titus blend is an english mixture with a mild taste of Latakia that delivers a "gentle, giant smoke".  A mix of light cavendish Virginias, Burleys, Latakia, and Perique. Available now, $4.40 per ounce.

 
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Just in time for Christmas- beautiful Amish crafted pipe cabinets!

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Now on Instagram! Follow us at BoswellPipes.

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Now available! Our hand-blended tobaccos, in 2oz. twist top tins. 

7.95 for aromatics, 10.95 for english

 
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Thank you to everyone who came out to our 35th Anniversary Celebration!

Pictures from the Anniversary Celebration

 
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Are you new to pipe smoking or a fan of corn cob pipes?

Try our new Boswell's Beginner Sampler -

A Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob

(choice of bent or straight stem),

a bundle of pipe cleaners, nail, box of filters,

and 1oz. of Boswell's Best, Berry Cobbler,

and NoBite DeLite.

 

$25.95 + shipping

 
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Scripture pipe - we can add your favorite verse to any pipe with adequate smooth surface area.
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Samuel Gawith

Four Seasons Series -

$12.95 each or

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

 
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J.M. with our good friend Bob the Builder

J.M. and Titus working on inventory

J.M. and Titus

J.M. and Dan

 
We just finished a renovation of our walk-in cigar humidor, increasing its space by 40%. Looks great!
 
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We will soon be offering promotions and news via a mailing list.  If you'd like to be included, please forward your e-mail address to boswellpipes@comcast.net
 
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Looking for a great gift idea?

Our sampler packs are a good introduction to some of our most popular blends.

#1 - Eight 1 oz. pouches of our most popular aromatic blends.  This sampler includes 1 oz. of Boswell's Best, No Bite DeLite, Christmas Cookie, Pennsylvania Dutch Treat, Berry Cobbler, Piper's Pleasure, Bear Blend, and Raspberry Cream.

$25.00

#2 - Five 1 oz pouches of our most popular english blends. 

Includes Northwoods, Countryside, Mild English, Magnum Blend, Titus, and Railroad Station.

$26.00

 
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J.M. and Gail (with a special appearance by Mason Boswell)

 
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Watch J.M. perform the last step  - the signing of a finished Boswell pipe!

SIGNING OF A BOSWELL PIPE

 
 
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November 19th,2013 marked the 150th

anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.  To see our collection of Civil War pipe smokers,

click HERE.

 
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If you come to our store, you may have the pleasure of meeting Titus, one of our dogs.  Titus is a Giant Alaskan Malamute (just shy of 200 lbs.), and he loves to visit with customers.  Here he is "sharing" the couch with Mike DeCarlo.

 
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For more information on the issues we (and many other tobacconists) are facing, read this article by Corey Kelly.

http://internationalpipeclub.com/?p=64

 
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We Now Offer Custom Laser Art
We have the latest technology in laser equipment, combined with good old fashion hand craftsmanship to bring our pipes to life.
Now we can focus on those precise details you have been asking for.
A unique personalized pipe, how great a gift would that be - not only unique, but personalized for that special person as well.
The design of your logo, hobby, sports or initials lasered onto the bowl.
A special message can be engraved along the shank.
Lighters, glass tobacco jars, ashtrays, the options are endless.

Give us a call (717)264-1711

   
 
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Looking for Estate pipes on eBay?

Rachel is back selling Estate pipes on eBay : rachel_27

Check out her listings  - Happy Bidding!

 
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Puff, Smile, and Repeat  :)

-Gail B.

 
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A fine morning for our briar

shipment

from Greece!

 
 
 
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*We ship orders via USPS or UPS.  If you have a preference, please specify when ordering; otherwise, we will use the most cost effective method of shipping to your location.  All tobacco orders under 10 ounces are automatically shipped in the USPS small flat rate box.  Thank you!
 
 
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Looking for a new Boswell pipe?

While we put a nice selection of Boswell pipes on our "Pipes For Sale" page every week, we have many more available in our Chambersburg store.  Come and see us - it is beautiful here in south central Pennsylvania!

 
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Are you a collector of Boswell pipes?

Then you might want to check out our page devoted to BOSWELL NOMENCLATURE. 

Our nomenclature page contains information

about the dating and signing of Boswell pipes, special club pipes, and wedding pipes.

 
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*Boswell Pipes Onterview in ForbesLife*

 
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Just a Note to let you Know...... We take your privacy very seriously. 

Rest assured there is absolutely NO risk to any of your personal information

ever being given out or hacked. 

This is why we ask you to place a call to us when ordering.  

At Boswell’s we still do business the old fashioned way!

Call 717-264-1711   J.M. or Dan will take your call.

 
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Click the flag above for patriotic memorabilia.

 
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"I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new."

-Robert Service, writer and poet, the "Bard of the Yukon"          

 
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"I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment

in all human affairs,"

- Albert Einstein, 1950  

(an avid pipe smoker, Einstein became a member of the Montreal Pipe Smokers Club at age 71)

 
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NEW! Follow us on Twitter! @boswellpipes
 
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*Attention: We apologize for the inconvenience, but at this time we are unable to take any special orders.  If you have any questions, please call us at (717)264-1711.  Thank You!
 
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Are you a collector of Boswell pipes?

Then you might want to check out our page devoted to BOSWELL NOMENCLATURE. 

Our nomenclature page contains information

about the dating and signing of Boswell pipes, special club pipes, and wedding pipes.

 
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"Bring my pipe and fill the bowl, that I may puff to sooth my soul. For it is sure to clear my brain, and bring fond memories back again."
 
 
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Where in the world have you taken your Boswell Pipe?
 
Here at Boswell's we LOVE receiving pictures and emails from our customers, and over the years, we've noticed that our pipes have traveled far and wide. We're trying to put together a page devoted to our customers, and we'd be honored if you would send us your favorite pictures with your Boswell pipe, so we can share them on our website. Please email them to juliebos@comcast.net. Many thanks!
 
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Little tube of mighty pow'r,
Charmer of an idle hour,
Object of my warm desire.

~Isaac Hawkins Browne, "A Pipe of Tobacco"

 
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"The pipe gives the smoker lasting pleasure and the greatest solace." - Carl Weber
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“Pipe Lore: The Legend of Briar”

            “In 1857,” says Al, nesting into his easy chair, ever-present pipe in hand, “a French nobleman was traveling through the southernmost part of his country’s Jura Mountains.  In a small village called Saint-Claude, he settled down for a meal and the enjoyment of his favorite Turkish meerschaum pipe.  But, he broke the brittle bowl!

            “As it turned out,” Al continues, “a local woodcarver happened to have a chunk of aged root burl from the white heath tree {Erica arborea}, a woody shrub that grows in harsh, rocky soil.  It took the carver all night to carve a pipe from the rocklike wood.  After trying the new pipe,” Al puffs for emphasis, “ the elegant “Frenchman thought it far superior to his old meerschaum.  From that day on, briar’s fame spread- first throughout France, then all of Europe.

            “Today, 90 percent of all pipes are made of briar.  And, the village of Saint-Claude calls itself the world’s briar-pipe capital.”

            Briar destined for the world’s finest pipes still comes from the mountain country around the Mediterranean Sea in France, Italy, Greece, Spain, and the islands of Corsica and Sicily.  In these countries, diggers unearth the root burls and deliver them to the mills.  There, saws cut the largest part of the burls into blocks called ebauchons.  Blocks sawn from the upper and outer layer of the burl – distinguished by a pebble-textured “skin” – are named plateaux, and command top dollar.*

 

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Smoke your pipe and be silent; there's only wind and smoke in the world.  ~Irish Proverb

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"The Story In a Pipe and Cigar"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It is now generally agreed that the word tobacco is derived from "tobago", which was an Indian pipe. The tobago was Y-shaped, and usually consisted of a hollow, forked reed, the two prongs of which were fitted into the nostrils, the smoke being drawn from the tobacco placed in the end of the stem. The islands of Tobago, contrary to the belief of many, did not furnish the name for tobacco, but on the other hand, it was given that name by Columbus, owing to its resemblance in shape to the Indian pipe."

"While tobacco is now found growing in all inhabited countries, it is a native of the Americas and adjacent islands. Its discovery by civilized man was coincident with the discovery of this continent by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Columbus and his adventurous sailors found the native Indians using the weed on the explorer's first visit to the new world. Investigation has established that the plant was first used as a religious rite and gradually became a social habit among the natives. Columbus and his Castilian successors carried the weed to Spain. Sir Walter Raleigh took it to England; Jean Nicot, whose name is immortalized in nicotine, introduced it to the French; adventurous traders brought the seed to Turkey and Syria, and Spanish argosies carried it westward from Mexico to the Phillippines and thence to China and Japan. Thus, within two centuries after its discovery, tobacco was being cultivated in nearly every country and was being used by every race of men."

-The Tobacco Leaf Publishing Co.

 

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It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.  ~Mark Twain