A Historical and Pictorial Guide To American
The American Christmas Pipe was first made at the suggestion of
John Hayes in 1983. John had openned up his own store in Fair Oaks
Mall in Fairfax, Va. two years previously. He served his
apprenticeship at Georgetown Tobacco . After pouring through much
of the pipe literature and catalogs my partner Curt and I had
collected, we decided upon a shape out of the Pipe Dan catalog,
out of Denmark. It was a very graceful, small, Danish apple with a
curved shank. We thought to increase the size a bit without losing
its graceful proportions. The 1983 Christmas Pipe was born.
I think that year we might have made 8-10 certainly no more.
They ranged in price from $35 -$100 at most. The dating on them
The next year we were looking for a different more robust shape.
Something difficult and unusual to make as to show off our pipe
making skills. We settled upon a full bent panel. As before not
too many were made, probably 18 pieces, with a price range similar
to the '83 pipe.
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