Show Update – 2.5.2020

At the present time, we are actively pursuing our 2 alternative locations. We are aware that Pheasant Run has been cancelling room reservations and falsely stating that the show is cancelled. This is far from the truth. THERE WILL BE A SHOW THE FIRST WEEKEND OF MAY! Please book your airfare. Venue details are forthcoming. Stay tuned for more information in the next two weeks.

Show Update 1.25.2020

At the present time, we are still contractually obligated to Pheasant Run until the new owners are established and we hear from them on their desire to host the show. Until such a time, we cannot confirm plans for an alternate venue.

In the meantime, we have bids from at least 2 other venues for the show. There will be a show the first weekend of May.

Please book your airfare. Once matters are settled with Pheasant Run, we will advise which hotel to make your reservations. We will provide details ASAP.

Show Update

You have probably heard that Pheasant Run will no longer be hosting the Chicago Pipe Show. We are currently in the process of searching for and evaluating a new venue for this year’s show and for the future. We will immediately post further information as soon as a new venue is secured. Please check back on our website periodically to keep informed. The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club regrets any inconvenience that any of our attendees and visitors may be experiencing during this trying time. The club was only informed of Pheasant Run’s inability to host this year’s show a few short weeks ago and we have been diligent in finding another adequate venue.

Pheasant Run

The CPCC is very aware of the situation at Pheasant Run.  We have requested information regarding the 2020 Pipe Show but currently it isn’t forth coming.  Other venues are being approached to see if they would be willing to host the show.  Be assured that the CPCC will do everything it’s power to make sure the 2020 Pipe Show happens.  We will keep you posted as further developments unfold.

Site Updates

All, the show flyer, dinner registration and table registration have been updated for 2020!

Stolen Pipes!

Hi everyone,

Please review the document linked below. One of our fellow collectors and eBay sellers had several high grade pipes stolen. We would appreciate any help you could provide in locating these pipes. If you see them for sale anywhere, please reach out to the authorities mentioned in the document.

List of pipes stolen

Lars’ Final Pipe in the Silent Auction

Smokingpipes.com posted a wonderful blog entry about Lars Ivarsson and his annual attendance at the Chicago Pipe Show. Please be sure to read the tribute posted in the smokingpipes.com blog found here: https://www.smokingpipes.com/smokingpipesblog/single.cfm/post/one-last-gift

I won’t even attempt to write a piece as nice as the one they posted. Please be sure to check out this special pipe during this year’s silent auction on Saturday.

Broken Pipe – Michael W. Reschke

Broken Pipe

Michael W. Reschke, President of the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club, Doctor of Pipes, and Assistant Show Director of the Chicagoland International Pipe and Cigar Show. Mike died today after a battle with lung cancer that began last fall. Mike was the first CPCC President of the Club beginning July 1, 1998, and has been re-elected every year since (except July 1, 2005) including this year’s annual election for a term beginning July 1, 2016. Mike received the Doctor of Pipes Award, in the hobbyist category, at the Chicago Show in 2006. He served as Assistant Show Director from the first Show through this year’s 21 st Show. Mike was the epitome of the pipe smoking gentleman. He was a friend to all pipe smokers, and the best friend to many. He devoted many, many hours of his life to the pipe smoking and pipe collecting hobby. The CPCC and the Chicago Show will never be the same without Mike, and his wonderful smile and charming wit. We will always miss him.

The wake for Michael Reschke will be held at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL on Thursday, June 16th from 3 to 8 pm. The funeral will be on Friday, June 17th at 11 am. Please click the link above for details.

The CPCC

Doctor of Pipes Announcement

The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors club is proud to announce the election of the 2016 Doctor of Pipes:

Eugene Umberger (Hobby)

Chuck Stanion (Industry)

Both of these Gentleman ars highly qualified for this honor, and both will be a great addition to the CPCC Doctor of Pipes Program.