dinsdag 27 september 2011

New Releases Zippo Limited Edition

On the fair I got the chance to order these beautiful Zippo lighters. There is one 80th anniversary, Annual lighter 2011, Jack Daniel's and a dragon from Anne Stokes. All are Limited Editions. This order will arrives in 2 weeks, I suppose.

maandag 26 september 2011

Intertabac Dortmund

I never want to miss the trade fair in Dortmund, it is the place to be for everyone who is dealing in tobacco and smoking accessories. Every brand or company is there. I am not looking for tobacco, cigarettes or cigars, altough I've got some nice samples to taste. I am always looking for new Zippo lighters and pipes.

I bought at a new company, I have never done any business with them, 10 random Zippo sets. So I will get 100 new lighters. Random means that I can't chose, but I hope there will be some nice lighters. As customer you can take advatage of that, because I be selling those for a very nice price. I can't wait to get them in. You can daily take a look here, normally I will list 4 new Zippo lighters daily.

I also bought a lot of new pipes; Butz-Choquin, Design Berlin, Stanwell, Peder Jeppesen, Poul Winslow, Savinelli and only one Roger Wallenstein. I will listed those the next few weeks. Already listed is one Stanwell and one Poul Winslow:

From Lorenzo were no new pipes available. I would like to buy more of them, but I don't like to buy the same again. I expect that a company is looking in the future and would like to grow. Maybe next year.

donderdag 22 september 2011

Pipe Chacom Oscar by Tom Eltang

The renown French pipe factory Chacom is making pipes now for almost 200 years. Chacom pipes always have a good quality and some very beautiful designs. But pipe smokers are always looking for something special, they want a special shape, design or technic. Most pipe factories react on that and started to work with freehand pipe makers. This combinations gives the customer the possibilty to buy a special designed pipe, because it is less expensive.
Chacom combined their experience and knowlegde with Tom Eltang. Tom Eltang is a great Danish pipe artist, who worked before with Stanwell (Featherweight pipes). Eltang is one of the most talented Scandinavian pipe artist.
The model Eltang designed and Chacom produced is named Oscar. It is a great piece of art and has a very good quality. The serie consist 4 pipes all in the same shape and design, from rustic to smooth. Eltang named the serie Oscar, because his grandson was born on the same day he designed this beautiful shape.

maandag 19 september 2011


The Royal Dutch Pipe Factory by the house of Elbert Gubbels & Zonen B.V., established in 1870, is known for her innovating shapes and finishes, but also for the classical tobacco pipes in which a tradition of 4 generations craftsmanship is shown.

The company grew steadily and after its 100th anniversary (in 1972) they were granted the predicate "Royal", the prerogative appointed by the Queen of the Netherlands of which they are very proud.

Over the years production has changed in the same way the smokers have: the traditional pipe smoker used to be a simple man smoking a simple pipe but nowadays pipe smokers (male and female) take time for enjoying their pipe. The cleaning, filling and smoking has become a ritual and the pipe emphasises ones personality and lifestyle. As a result pipe makers also had to improve the quality and follow the fashion.

E. Gubbels & Zn.B.V. has no trouble doing this, their products are handcrafted with the greatest care and dedication by some 60 employees. Their brands Big Ben, Hilson, Royal Dutch and Amphora belong to the top of their field and no less than 70% of their production is exported to all the countries in Europe, the United States, Canada, South-America, the Middle East and Far East.

E. Gubbels & Zn. B.V. is one of the leading producers and as world-wide suppliers of premium smokers' accessories, today their products are available in many countries.

By using a product of E. Gubbels & Zn.B.V. you are guaranteed to have a great quality product and a distinguished good taste.

zondag 18 september 2011

Zippo Special Spider on th Edge

Except the standard catalog zippo lighters there are always special lighters. There has been a lot of zippo lighters with spiders, this one is one of the latest productions. All have beautiful webs and great designed spiders. This limited edition is extra special, not because there were only 1000 numbered pieces made, but the packing is really great. The zippo is packed in a nice metal 3D spider. It loks real great in every collectors showcase!
On the front of the high polish chrome zippo there is a nice gold coloured web and a 3d spider emblem crawling into it. On the back you can see that it is a numbered and limited edition.

Normally I only write in English on this blog, but my dutch blog is not working for a few weeks. So this is the Dutch translation.

Buiten de standaard catalogus zijn er altijd wel aparte Zippo aanstekers op de markt. Er is weer een nieuwe Zippo met een spin geproduceerd. Daar zijn er inmiddels al velen van. Allemaal met een mooi web gegraveerd en een geweldig embleem van een spin. Dat zijn echte collector items, mede natuurlijk ook, omdat het bijna allemaal limited editions zijn met zeer beperkte oplages van maar 500 of 1000 stuks.
Nu is er een nieuwe limited edition van een Zippo Spider. Dit is een Zippo high polish chrome met een goudkleurig web, daarin zit een 3D spin. Wederom helemaal tot in detail uitgewerkt.De Zippo zit in een metalen verpakking in de vorm van een spin. Deze staat geweldig en de vitrine van elke verzamelaar.