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A tobacco pipe, often called simply a pipe, is a device specifically made to smoke tobacco. It comprises a chamber (the bowl) for the tobacco from which a thin hollow stem (shank) emerges, ending in a mouthpiece (the bit). Pipes can range from very simple machine-made briar models to highly prized hand-made artisanal implements made by renowned pipemakers, which are often very expensive collector's items. Pipe smoking is the oldest known traditional form of tobacco smoking.

The broad anatomy of a pipe typically comprises mainly the bowl and the stem. The bowl, which is the cup-like outer shell, the part hand-held while packing, holding and smoking a pipe, is also the part "knocked" top-down to loosen and release impacted spent tobacco. On being sucked, the general stem delivers the smoke from the bowl to the user's mouth.

Inside the bowl is an inner chamber space holding tobacco pressed into it. This draught hole, is for air flow where air has travelled through the tobacco in the chamber, taking the smoke with it, up the shank. At the end of the shank, the pipe's mortise and tenon join is an air-tight, simple connection of two detachable parts where the mortise is a hole met by the tenon, a tight-fitting "tongue" at the start of the stem. Known as the bore, the inner shaft of this second section stays uniform throughout while the outer stem tapers down to the mouthpiece or bit held in the smoker's teeth, and finally ends in the "lip", attenuated for comfort.

Cigar, cigarette, and pipe smoking related collectibles, lighters, and other tobacciana.

17 inch Antique Figural Gouda Pipe ManTricorn Hat Saint Nicholas

17 inch Antique Figural Gouda Pipe ManTricorn Hat Saint Nicholas

This antique figural Gouda "Goedewaagen's Pijp" clay pipe, nicely crafted, showing a man in a tr-corn hat. It is a remarkably long 17 inches. It...
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Antique Clay Pipe, McDougall 325 T.D., made in Glasgow Scotland

Antique Clay Pipe, McDougall 325 T.D., made in Glasgow Scotland

This antique clay pipe was made by McDougalls of Glasgow, Scotland. It is Marked "McDOUGALL" on one side and "SCOTLAND" on the other, the letters T...
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Antique Denby Aonian Majolica Ceramic Tobacco Jar Humidor

Antique Denby Aonian Majolica Ceramic Tobacco Jar Humidor

This lidded Denby Aonian majolica tobacco jar humidor has a pleasing green and brown speckle majolica glaze. It was manufactured by the Denby art...
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Brown Leather Cigar Holder 4 Tube Telescoping Case England

Brown Leather Cigar Holder 4 Tube Telescoping Case England

This vintage leather cigar holder is adjustable, and judging by the cardboard insert, has never been used. It is stamped REAL HIDE / MADE IN ENGLAND....
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H. Upmann Cuban Cigar Holder Tube Humidor Container Havana Cuba

H. Upmann Cuban Cigar Holder Tube Humidor Container Havana Cuba

This is an old H. Upmann Havana cigar holder metal tube, which also acts as a mini humidor. It is about 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) long, made of light...
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Old Meerschaum Cash Prize Clay Pipe Red Label Unused

Old Meerschaum Cash Prize Clay Pipe Red Label Unused

This is an old Meerschaum Clay pipe. It has a label that reads "Cash Prize / Meerschaum / clay pipe." It is unused, but has a little wear from...
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Vint Whiting Sterling Silver Repousse Cigarette Holder Toothpick

Vint Whiting Sterling Silver Repousse Cigarette Holder Toothpick

This sterling and glass cigarette holder, often also sold as a toothpick today. It was manufactured by Frank M. Whiting Co., an American manufacturer...
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