|15 Dec, 2000
||The site has been reorganized slightly,
and a couple of new features have been added. The Comoy dating
article and the Sasieni Pages have been moved to "Pipe Stuff."
Also in Pipe Stuff can be found a "Work in Progress"
on the classic shapes, links to Peter Heeschen's and Kent Rasmussen's
superb pipes, and some estate pipes I've decided to put up for
sale. Have a look!
|11 Dec, 2000
||Pfew! Seventy retail stores and
counting - it seems the word is getting out! The popularity of
Haddo's Delight continues to grow, and the comments are wonderful!
Thanks so much to everyone who has written to tell me how much
they enjoy all the GLP blends. It's certainly been an exciting
10 months! Two big projects are still in the works, and I hope
to be able to make some announcements within a few weeks. And,
once again, thanks for your support, and for all *you've* done
to help my little business survive its first growing pains!
|29 Nov, 2000
||Just a little update of the site,
with some small corrections I also added a very nice article
by Phil Webb on why he smokes a pipe. Check it out on the articles
|14 Nov, 2000
||Well, the Sacramento show has come
and gone - small, but was a barrel of fun! Let's hope this becomes
a regular event! On other fronts, we've added still more dealers
- the list keeps growing! There are some interesting projects
in the works (that's called a teaser). Suffice to say that I'm
really excited about some things, and can hardly wait to make
a couple of big announcements...
|2 Oct, 2000
||The Sacramento Pipe Show is comingup!
Please come and support the first Northern California Pipe Show
in over 10 years!
|27 Sept, 2000
||The CORPS show was a blast, and
my side trip to North Carolina was beautiful, and mostly restful.
There are still some Kent
and Heeschen pipes left,
which can be seen on their respective pages. I've added links
to my reviews of these fine pipes on the pages, too. The new
tobacco, Heritage, was met with rave reviews. Finally, Barclay
Rex in NY is now a dealer of GLP tobaccos, which is very exciting
news, at least to me! It's raining here, so I'm going to go grab
a pipe and enjoy the weather!
|27 Sept, 2000
||The biggest news is that of the new
Kent pipes which will be available at the CORPS show in Richmond!
I've added some preview photos
to tease, taunt and tantalize you! Have a look! There are some
really magnificent pieces here!
|22 Sept, 2000
||Two new dealers joined the family
today, and I'm thrilled! There are now 54 GLP dealers in 25 States
- just a few more than the 6 we started with! Thanks to all of
you, and to all of my dealers for being part of the growth of
my little company!
|8 Sept, 2000
Haddo's Delight is slowly but surely wending its way to dealers
shelves. There were some initial supply problems with one ingredient
which slowed things down, but I'm catching up! If your favorite
dealer doesn't have it, have patience. If they haven't heard
of it, tell 'em to get on the ball and order some! ;)
The Columbus show was a blast. The NASPC tobacco, Southern
Star, appears to have gone over very well, and they sold out
early. It's an honor to participate in the fund-raising process
for such a worthy event. Both Peter's and Kent's pipes were very
well received, and I came home with far fewer than I left with.
Peter and Kent are pleased, and so am I.
|17 August, 2000
||These are indeed exciting times!
I have received most of the new pipes by Kent Rasmussen that
I will be premiering at the NASPC show in Columbus! Rather than
blather on about these lovely pipes, have a look at the preview
page! Haddo's Delight will also be unveiled at the show,
so be sure to stop by for a taste of this new blend, and to pick
up a tin of this or any of the other GLP tobaccos. The show is
just a bit over a week away, and I can hardly wait!
|4 August, 2000
||Well, the new blend is finally nearling
release, which will probably happen at the Columbus show. Okay,
I know I said it would be late-July... A few new dealers have
been added to the family. And, speaking of Columbus, I'll have
43 Heeschen pipes at the show (assuming they all make it here
from Denmark in time!), and there are some real beauties!
|22 June, 2000
||Development of the new blend, code
named Haddo's Own, is
nearing completion, and I've added a page for it with a description.
This one will appeal to those seeking a somewhat stouter weed
for their pipe. Perhaps the name will change, perhpas not!
|13 June, 2000
||A new recipe is currently under
development, and I hope to release it in late-July. It's a stout
Virginia blend with quite a healthy spiking of perique and a
touch of air-cured leaf. No orientals in this one! It's coming
along quite nicely, and will be welcomed by perique lovers. I've
also added "Out, Damn Spot" to my articles page. This
originally appeared in Pipe Friendly, and discusses a new method
of re-freshing a pipe; a must read for estate pipe collectors.
|25 May, 2000
||The Raven has landed, sporting a
new label design! There are a few new dealers on the list, with
a couple more on the way. I'm really excited about the reviews
in the current issue of Pipes & Tobaccos of the first four
GLP blends, as well as the Two Friends line that Craig and I
developed. It's quite an honour, and mom is very proud!
|18 May, 2000
||Whew! The Raven will be flying next
week! Finally, everything is in place, and early dealer orders
will begin shipping Monday, only 2 months after I had originally
thought I'd get it out! I'm glad I took extra time to really
fine-tune the blend, and hope everyone else agrees that it was
worth the wait.
|8 May, 2000
||Okay, it's been over a week. Sorry.
The good news, though, is Raven's Wing! The labels are at the
printer and the first batches are blended. Already there are
more back orders from dealers than I can count, but I'll be burning
the "midnight tobacco" to fill the supply line quickly.
A few people have had a chance to sample the blend before its
release, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. You
can read about the blend here.
|17 April, 2000
||A few Heeschen pipes were left after
the Chicago show, and though several have been sold since, a
few nice pieces remain. You can see them here.
If you would like to purchase one of these excellent pipes, please
me for more information. Raven's Wing is a little behind schedule,
but will released in May. More dealers have been added to the
list, so have a look for on near you. There's more news on the
horizon, so check back here in about a week!
|15 April, 2000
||The Chicago show was, as always,
a great experience. It's always wonderful to spend some time,
though far too brief, with rooms full of find pipes, fine tobaccos,
and, most importantly, fine pipe people. Peter's pipes were very
well received, as were the new blends, especially Cairo, which
sold out Saturday by 3pm! I've spent the week trying to catch
up,and am almost there. Thanks to everyone, sponsors, exhibitors
and atendees alike, who made this show the fabulous experience
it was! I can hardly wait for next year's!
|3 April, 2000
||I'm very pleased to announce that
I'll be representing Peter Heeschen at the Chicago Expo. Peter
is a wonderful pipe maker, and the seven that I currently own
are among the finest smoking pipes I've ever had. I'm honoured
to represent such a wonderful craftsman, and true gentleman.
Over thirty pipes will be presented. You can see a preview of
the pipes here. Please note that the prices shown on the page
do not reflect the US Customs fees, which add roughly $6-9 per
|30 March, 2000
||Two more dealers added to the list,
with tobacco on the way! These will be the last dealers added
until after the Chicago show, which promises to be a spectacular
event, with attendees and exhibitors coming from all over the
world! I'm certainly looking forward to seeing old friends and
making new ones. Just about a week to go, and I'm as excited
as a kid going on his first holiday!
|20 March, 2000
||More new dealers added, and still
many more to come! I've finally put the finishing touches on
a new Virginia/oriental mixture, Cairo,
which, if the stars are auspicious, will be unveiled at the Chicago
show. Work progresses on Raven's Wing, which I hope to release
in the mid- to late April time frame. It's a Latakia monster,
but still well balanced and loaded with subtleties.
|28 February, 2000
||I'm pleased to announce the launch
of the Two Friends
tobaccos. These blends are the result of a collaboration between
Craig Tarler, of Cornell
& Diehl, and myself. The blends have already started
finding their way to dealers and the response, so far, is quite
positive. The Two Friends page tells the whole story, so be sure
to have a look. I'm also happy to say that Cornell & Diehl
will be handling sales and distribution of G. L. Pease tobaccos.
This is very exciting for all of us, and will allow us to reach
a wider audience, and give pipe smokers everywhere easy access
to the blends. I am looking forward to a long and happy working
relationship with these fine people.
|24 February, 2000
||Finally, the first tobaccos are
being shipped, and the stuff will be wending its way to the listed
dealers over the next couple weeks. I've given up predicting
how long it will take to get anywhere, so please be patient!
The first release is of Mephisto, Samarra and Renaissance. Raven's
Wing will be coming in March, and another blend I'm working on
will be revealed soon. The Piedmont Tobacconist and Sherlock's
Haven have received theirs, as I hand carried it to them today.
|5 February, 2000
||Several dealers have signed up and
pre-ordered tobacco, and these will be listed on the DEALER page
when official release is nigh. The first release will consist
of Samarra, Mephisto and Renaissance. Raven's Wing will be released
later in March, along with another new blend, to be announced
later. [Blew that one! -glp]
|31 January, 2000
||Well, there's not a lot of news,
except that today is the launch date of this site, and the first
public announcement of the new brand. It's a pretty exciting
time for me.