2019 Pipe of the Year: Ordering Information

We are anxious to announce that Tim West will be carving our 2019 Pipe of the Year. The style will be a Paneled Pickaxe shape with choice of 2 finishes.   The sandblast finish will cost $220, and the smooth will cost $260.

Pictured below is an example of the paneled pickaxe shape by Tim West, but may not be identical to the one he’s creating for us.  We’ll update the club if we get a new picture.


Ordering Information

To order a Tim West Pipe of The Year, e-mail Ted Laird at:  lindated@comcast.net

Specify if you want Smooth ($260) or Rusticated ($220)*

Deadline November 1st

Payment is due upon delivery.

Tim West Pipedia





16th Annual Pipe Show, Swap and Sale April 22nd

Buy, Trade, Sell

Meet World Famous Pipe Makers !

Meet Pipe Repairmen !

Meet Pipe Shop Owners and Tobacconists !

Trade, Sell or Buy Pipes, Tobacco, and Accessories.

Have that old pipe collection in your attic appraised.

Learn more about the Great Northern Pipe Club.

Chat with experts about pipes and tobaccos.

Bring your pipes and enjoy great discussions with friends.

Open to the public.   Free Admission.  Anyone 18+ welcome.


Sunday, April 22nd 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Legion #39
2678 7th Ave. E, North St. Paul, MN 

Directions: 1 mile South of Hwy 36 on hwy 120/Century Avenue

New Club President

Congratulations Dave Soucy, our new Club President.  Dave will assume his duties officially on January 1st, 2018.   Mark Barsness was also re-elected as club Vice President.  Gregg Nelson will continue as Secretary/Treasurer and John Enger will continue as Communications Chair. Together, we have a great leadership team to take our club to the next level.

Happy Smokes All.

Club President Election

We are accepting nominations through December 15th for Club President.  We will be holding the election at the December meeting (Dec 16th) at Noon at the Perfect Ash.  To nominate someone, please e-mail info@greatnorthernpipeclub.org or you can make the nomination in person at the November or December meetings.



Dave Soucy
Mark Barsness





2017 Pipe of the Year

We are excited to announce that 2017 Club Pipe of the Year is being carved by Marco of Moretti Pipes. The pipe will be a Canadian style pipe dedicated to the memory of Tony Soderman (founding club member who passed away in 2016). It will have a black acrylic stem (note the photos show a swirled Lucite stem), black rusticated finish, with a smooth rim.


Specs:   Length: 6 3/4 to 7 inches,  Height of bowl: 1 7/8 to 2 inches, chamber dia: 13/16 in.

The pipe can be purchased by all current club members (in good standing on dues) for $175 with shipping included.


Order deadline, including full payment is January 20th, 2018.


(Photos shown are similar to the pipe that will be carved for the club pipe of the year.  Note the differences mentioned above.)


Passing of a Friend

It’s with heavy hearts that we deliver the sad news that club member Tony Soderman has passed away due to complications of recent health issues. Tony was a driving force of our pipe club since it’s inception and served as our club President for many years. Tony was known world-wide for his commitment and knowledge of pipes and pipe collecting, pipe history and developing strong relationships within the pipe collectors community. He will be dearly missed.


Remembrance Planned for Nov 7th

Come join us at the Perfect Ash for a Remembrance and celebration of life for Tony Soderman. Please bring your favorite “Canadian” to smoke and you are encouraged to bring photos and stories of Tony.


Monday, November 7th

Perfect Ash
809 Sibley Memorial Hwy.
Lilydale, MN




Site is Back

Our site suffered from some sort of hack/virus and brought all our pages down.  We’re in the process of bringing the site back.   Sit back, light a pipe and please be patient as we get things sorted out.

You can keep in touch with the club via Facebook as well:    Facebook Page