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The Second European Pipe Show Report (2004 ~ Cuxhaven)


Rolf and his two daughters, Inga and Birte, did a truly Herculean job this Second European Pipe Show. In spite of the Tall Ship Race that was taking place in the city of Cuxhaven the same weekend, Rolf, Inga and Birte made sure no one had a transportation or an accommodation problem. They got out of their way time and time again to make sure the show was successful, and they achieved that noble objective with flying colors.

The show lasted three days, August 13-15, and welcomed almost 100 exhibitors from different countries, European as well as non-European. Most of the well known pipe makers from Denmark and Germany were present; also, there were makers from Italy, Portugal, the USA, Bulgaria, etc. In addition, the show was not in anyway lacking on tobaccos, accessories, and new ideas. There were many retailers from all over the world offering a wide range of products.
The show included a silent auction which was meant to generate some funds for the organization of the show. Also, there was a pipe smoking competition on Sunday afternoon.
Rolf's private house and garden were open every night after the show and for as long as your stamina can go. Food, beer and soft drinks were kindly and generously provided FREE OF CHARGE by Rolf and his family.
If you enjoy going to pipe shows, I recommend you put the Third European Pipe Show on your 2005 agenda.

The following are snapshots of the show and the people who made it a success.

An alternative way to view all the pictures of the show is through: The SlideShow.

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Me, at my table.

Me, at my table
The Italian flag, theitalianpipe.com

The Italian flag, theitalianpipe.com
An overview of the show.

An overview of the show
Entire length of the show room.

Entire length of the show room
My wfie filling in for me

My wife filling in for me
B. Baldi & Luca Di Piazza

B. Baldi & Luca Di Piazza
The promising Italian maker, Salmastro (Michele)

The promising Italian maker, Salmastro (Michele)
Maurizio Tombari, maker of Le Nuvole

Maurizio Tombari, maker of "Le Nuvole"
Overview of the show room

Overview of the show room
Romeo (Mimmo) & girlfriend, Karen

Romeo (Mimmo) & girlfriend, Karen
Only US pipe smoker/collector, John Henderson

Only US pipe smoker/collector, John Henderson
Frank, showing the Frank packing method

Frank, showing the "Frank packing method"
Italian maker Gabriele Del Fiume & father

Italian maker Gabriele Del Fiume & father
The talented Manuel Shaabi from Germany

The talented Manuel Shaabi, Germany
Lee Von Erck & Tom from USA

Lee Von Erck & Tom from USA
Giant stage pipe

Giant stage pipe
Outside park

Outside park
The promotion ladies

The promotion ladies
Jeff Folloder & Michele Salmastro

Jeff Folloder & Michele Salmastro
Filippo Panepinto

Filippo Panepinto, maker of Fili Pipes
Tom & Pia Eltang

Tom & Pia Eltang
Italian maker Tonino Jacono

Italian maker Tonino Jacono
The Italian Fili family & their pipes

The Italian Fili family & their pipes
Per Billhäll

My friend Per Billhäll of scandpipes.com
The Eltang 7-day set

The Eltang 7-day set
Birte, Rolf, Inga, & Tonino

Birte, Rolf, Inga, & Tonino
Smoking contest prizes

Smoking contest prizes

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