This is a question which arises fairly frequently on various web discussion sites and so one I’ll address (again) here. I know that you are a father, just as I am, so perhaps you’ll easily relate to this thought: asking me to choose a favorite among my pipes is like asking me to choose a favorite among my children. Sorry, I just can’t do it. There are times when one pipe, or perhaps one shape, will be more in favor with me, just as there are times when one child, for whatever reason, is more on my mind than another. For example, right now I’m on a kick of looking for old, English-made bulldogs and Rhodesians. Yet none of those in my collection are any more loved than any other pipe, they are simply what I’m enjoying right now. 

John K. Offerdahl 
Librarian and Curator

The Oom Paul Historical Library, Museum, and Archives 

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AuthorOlie Sylvester