ACCOLADES


Hi Andrew,
Just got in from a very busy day and was greeted by the arrival of your pipe. It has a very pleasing classical look and very nice briar. Love the weight and feel. Must tell you that from first light this pipe delivers all the flavor that I’m accustomed to from a very familiar tobacco I smoke daily. Appreciate that you leave the bowl interior a little rough as I believe this aids in “breathability” and cake development. Oh, love the button.


Mark Levitas
December 2016
Goshen, New York


Hi Andrew,
I trust this e-mail finds you well and warm this evening. It would be remiss of me if I didn’t take a
moment to thank you for creating such an exceptional smoking pipe. It is truly a joy to smoke with
beauty to admire. From the first light this briar is very sweet , remains dry and draws with ease.


Mark Levitas
December 2016
Goshen, New York


Hi Andrew,
Enjoying your pipe beyond words–maybe delicious will suffice.


Mark Levitas
December 2016
Goshen, New York


Just a note,
I don’t know if I ever told you this but the pipe I purchased from you is the jewel of my collection. It resides in a place of honor on my nightstand where I fondle it every so often. I’ve never smoked it and don’t plan to–I prize it too much. What a gorgeous straight grain!


Christopher Landry
December 2016
Dresher, Pennsylvania


Andrew,
I can’t believe it’s already been a year that I have had this beautiful pipe. It is still smoking beautifully, as are the other two I added to my collection. They are the envy of my pipe club, and have made quite an impression on people here at the Chicago Pipe Show this weekend.
Know that your work and passion are admired by many, from all walks of life. And thank you, once again!


Nathan Mattia
May 2016
St. Louis, Missouri


Andrew – My pipe arrived today in perfect condition. It is beautiful and a true work of art. Many thanks to you and your skills. It is just what I had in mind.


Louis Borjab, M.D.
February 2016
Carmel, Indiana


Dear Andrew,
The pipe arrived safe and sound and is quickly becoming a new favorite. The bowl size is perfect and it hangs so lightly. I am smoking it now, as I happens. I feel lucky to have it.
Slan agus beannacht i 2016!
(Irish: Health and blessings in 2016!)


Wes Hamrick
January 2016
Galway, Ireland


Mr. Marks,
I received your wonderful pipe on Thursday. I now have three of your pipes
and they are the standouts in my collection.
Aside from the superb smoking qualities and outstanding grains, the
originality of design gives your pipes a certain
flair, if you will, which makes your pipes the best I have seen.


Paul Dunn
August 2014
Brighton, Massachusetts


Mr. Marks,
The pipe is an absolutely stunning piece, with and easy draw and a magnificent grain. Your pipe shows craftsmanship of the highest caliber and is most assuredly a work of art.


Paul Dunn
July 2014
Brighton, Massachusetts


Hi Andrew,
Pipe arrived. Exceeds my expectations, fits my hand nicely and smokes well too.


Jon Contrastano
May 2014
Sarasota, Florida


Dear Andrew,
The pipe arrived sound and safe today. It’s stunningly beautiful. I love the color and the shape is perfect. I smile every time I look at it. In my hand, it just feels right.


Wes Hamrick, PhD
November 2013
Notre Dame, Indiana


Dear Andrew,
I just wanted to write and say what a wonderful and delightful visit my wife and I had at your studio and home. The pipe I picked out to add to my collection is one of the most beautiful, awesome, and sweetest pipes it has been my pleasure to have ever seen, and you have many such beauties. I’d like to put it in a glass case and keep on the mantle in the living room – a work of art!


Christopher Landry
October 2013
Dresher, Pennsylvania


Andrew,
The great pipe is absolutely beautiful, exquisite workmanship. Perfect overall length and very importantly the weight is dead on. The quality of the briar is awesome.


Pete Winkler
September 2013
Grosse Pte. Park, Michagan


Andrew,
The pipe is a beauty! Lovely grain that you’ve brought out well thanks to your craftsmanship. Beautifully and carefully made. Just receiving it and admiring it makes my day.


Robert Minnich
July 2013
Lancaster Pennsylvania


Andrew,
I LOVE the new pipe (It just arrived). The shape is ethereal– The shank has the feeling of flowing water.


Robert Shadur
June 2013


Andrew,
The Little Bear pipe arrived and, Holy Cow, it is magnificent! What an extraordinary piece. Mike will so love it. Thanks, Andrew, you make gift giving extra special and such fun!


Susan M. De Felice
Somers New York
June 2013


Andrew,
I just had the most sublime smoke from that big pipe. I think the jury is in: I like it.


Rod Howell
Yarmouth Maine
June 2013


Dear Andrew,
I did receive my horn, and it is excellent. Just what i wanted, it is perfect. Your work is perfect. You are a master pipemaker.


Robert Corrado
Athens, New York
May 2013


Andrew,
Love it, love it, love it!!


Robert Hoppes
Freehold, New Jersey
March 2013


Andrew is among the most esteemed pipemakers in the world. We collaborated upon a pipe to my specifications, and it smokes better than a Joura or Dunhill. He remains my go-to friend for all pipe purchases.


Keith Gerard
Chicago, Illinois
March 2013


Your pipes are incredible. They need no break-in and smoke beautifully. The pipes I have from you have quickly become two of my favorites. They are both beautiful to look at, feel great in my hand, and smoke incredibly well. I appreciate them all the more after visiting your studio and seeing the great care and thoughtfulness with which you nurture each of your pipes from out of the burl.


Tony Fan
Boston, Massachusetts
March 2013


Andrew,
Your pipes enjoy an esteemed reputation… and I have collected many. They’re exceptional smokers. You’re in the enviable position of
creating personal fixtures that provide hundreds of hours of meditative enjoyment to countless folks around the world.


Keith Gerard
Chicago, Illinois
February 2013


Hi Andrew,
The much anticipated egg pipe came in the mail yesterday. It is a real beauty and I love it. I smoked it last night and like the other two it smoked like a dream.


Robert Hoppes
Freehold, New Jersey
December 2012


Hi andrew,
It arrived today. My words can’t express how happy I am with the pipe in terms of shape, size, look and feel, this is my baby. The pipe feels sooo at home in my hands and in my mouth. Difficult to express. I adore the design and I adore what you do and I am so happy you do it.


David Migdal
Palo Alto, California
November, 2011


Hi Andrew,
I want to let you know that I absolutely love the pipes you have made for me. They smoke beautifuly, feel good in my mouth and are gorgeous to behold! Thanks again.


Scott Anderson
Soquel, Calafornia
October, 2011


Andrew,
I just lit up your pipe and it smokes absolutely beautifully from, literally, the first puff. I am very pleased with the pipe and have placed it in the very handy part of my rack.


Marty Pulvers
San Francisco, California
April, 2011


Andrew,
I can truly testify that an Andrew Marks pipe is broken in from the first bowl. It smokes perfectly. I can’t imagine that a pipe could possibly smoke better. You, Andrew Marks are a marvel of a pipe maker.
This is truly the greatest pipe I have ever Smoked.


Bob Gilbert
Denton, Texas
July, 2008


Andrew,
Came across your pipes on Google and fell in love with them. I live on Long Island, New York and would love some day to visit Vermont.LOVE ALL YOUR PIPES. There is something relaxed about them. They’re not overstated. I can see you put your life into these pipes, and it shows.
Thanks.


Martin Carlino
Patchogue, New York
May, 2008


Andrew,
Received your work of art yesterday, and absolutely love the pipe. The grain and feel and balance are perfect. I’ve bought a lot of pipes in my life, and I must say, yours are the best. The first time I used the
pipe it felt like I had been smoking it for years. I have never experienced this before. You are a true master. Thanks.


Martin Carlino
Patchogue, New York
June, 2008


Dear Andrew;
It is amazing how such a smaller size pipe can smoke so cool and look so beautiful to boot. I will be a repeat
customer.
Best regards, Mel


Melvin T. Mueller
Nipomo, California
May, 2008


Andrew,
The pipe arrived yesterday. It’s a real beauty and the first smoke was excellent! I love the design, the
size, and the light weight. Thank you so much for sending it to me. Your generosity and commitment to your work is very much appreciated.


Michael Williams
Rock Hill, South Carolina
May, 2008


Dear Andrew,
I received my pipe yesterday. Had my first smoke in it last night. It was wonderful. I chose a G.L. Pease red virginia mix called Embarcadero. It’s everything you said it would be. Such a wonderful feel in the hand. It’s a work of art. I’m saving up for another one already. Best personal regards.


Len McCaffery
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May, 2008


Dear Andrew,
The Volcano is beautiful in every way– form, grace, balance…and of course function. I’ll be proud to have it. A lovely way to launch 2008! You are a fine artisan and artist in briar. With appreciation, and best wishes in the new year,


John Paine
Franklin, Tennessee
January, 2008


Andrew-
Thank you so much for the pipe. I love everything about it: stem, shape and the beautiful briar. The
shape is true Marksmanship. Love it. It’s special that you made it with me in mind and spirit and subsequently smokes like a dream. The wood is fantastic. Concerning the balance, it remained in my mouth unlit as I putzed about my workshop. Why didn’t I light it? It was so perfectly balanced in my lips I literally forgot about it in my mouth. The draw is an extension of my breath itself.


Thomas Martin
Beverly, Massachusetts
December, 2007


Andrew,
Thanks so much for sharing your morning with me. I so enjoyed looking at your work. Having purchased a Marks Pipe- some 30 years ago- one that I still smoke daily and always turn to when I’m in the mood for its consistent, sweet, crisp smoke, I can certainly say my admiration for your work has only strengthened. Obviously, it was time for a new pipe! Looking through your ‘suitcase’ of wonderful pipes, I think I’ve found another great pipe,
and hopefully the next 30 years with this pipe will be as enjoyable as the previous 30! The new pipe, from the start, has smoked beautifully. ‘Breaking in’ one of your pipes is a bit of a misnomer- the pipe has
smoked perfectly from the first bowl full. The grain is stunning, and the pipe sits in my hand like it was carved for it. Thanks again for my second Marks pipe, and I look forward to seeing you again, in June, for my third pipe!


Jim Clark
Middlebury, Vermont
April, 2007


Marks’ Pipes
smoke like mellow, broken-in briar friends from the initial smoke. It’s truly an amazing experience. Be warned. After an encounter with an Andrew Marks Pipe, the discerning smoker will find it difficult to resist seeking out additional Andrew Marks Pipes. They are that good.


Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine
‘For the Love of Briar’
by Bruce Harris.
Spring, 2007


Hi Andrew, pipe #31 arrived safely today. It’s nicer than the website photos portend. And, if it smokes anything like #5, it will be a gem. #5 smokes beautifully. I had the perfect smoking experience. It’s hard to describe, but sometimes you just get that perfect, deliciously tasting smoking experience. Very rare with a first bowl. Thanks!


Bruce Harris
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
2006


In 2005, Andrew Marks was elected into the world’s most exclusive society for pipe aficionados, the Pipe Smoker’s Hall of Fame.
Founded in 1969 by Colonel L. Edward Lawrence to honor those of “outstanding accomplishments and a devotion to pipes,” the Pipe Smoker’s Hall of Fame displays the actual pipes owned and smoked by each of its’ (just over one hundred) elected members.
Among the distinguished membership whose pipes now rest in the Hall of Fame are Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Anwar Sadat, Gerald R. Ford, Christopher Morley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Basil Rathbone, Edward G. Robinson, Charlton Heston, General Douglas MacArthur, General George Patton, Bing Crosby, Norman Rockwell, Babe Ruth, Pablo Cassals, Walter Cronkite, Admiral Richard Byrd, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Sitting Bull.


Pipe Smoker’s Hall of Fame
2005


Dear Mr. Marks,
Way back in 1980 I met you and purchased one of your hand made pipes. What a fortunate event for me! This little freehand, dated 1980, soon became my favorite. It has given me untold pleasure over the years and continues to delight each time I smoke it. Thank you again for the love and the care you put into my pipe.


Martin Shapiro
Apache Junction, Arizona
2004


Andrew,
Up in our Adirondack camp- your gift pipe draws so easily. I hope to enjoy it much in the future!
My best, Tom


Tom Dunn
College Point, New York
2004


Andrew, the four pipes I purchased from you years ago are still by far the best smokers that I ever had, including my own!
Best Regards,


Al Baier, Pipe Maker
Manchester, Vermont
1996


Dear Mr. Marks,
I have traveled and met many of the world’s greatest pipe men, and have seen the most beautiful pipes in the
world, but for pure excellence in craftsmanship and for a truly great pipe that is as much a work of art worthy of the title Art, one need not trek around the world, one need only visit your little studio. I always take the greatest pleasure in sending smokers to your studio for I know they will be rewarded with one of
the greatest pipes ever made by man. You, Sir, are the Bach of Briar!


L.S. Lawrence,
Founder-President
Pipe Smoker’s Hall of Fame
Galveston Indiana
1983


Dear Andrew,
I cherish the pipe you made for me twelve years ago. Everyone, even non-pipe people, admires them when I smoke them. and the pipe-people admire them most of all. If you did those in your infancy, you must be the Rembrandt of pipemakers now! I have come to know quite a few pipemakers over the years, but your pipes, both beautiful and eminently functional are of exceptional quality.
I admire your work and I bless your hands.


Dr. (Rabbi) Murray Goldman
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
1982


Each one is a masterpiece of design – not just a pipe – a piece of sculpture.


The First New England Catalogue
The Pequot Press,
Chester, Connecticut
1976


Dear Andrew Marks,
The pipe is marvelous. Everyone admires it. It smokes like a charm.
Best Regards, Anthony Shine


Architectes et Urbanistes Consells
Montreal, P.Q.,
Canada
1975


Dear Mr. Marks,
Thank you for the extremely interesting pipes you have made. I am a great pipe smoker, and I admire your originality.


Sincerely Yours,
Norman Rockwell
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
1972