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April
2003

April 19, 2003
4th Annual TSPTC Pipe Buy/Sell/Swap Show

Don Halls Guesthouse, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Sponsored by the Tri State Pipe and Tobacco Club. Contact: Robert Rhodes, Tel: (260) 749-9534, j.rhodes30@verizon.net, Web: www.tsptc.org.

May 8, 2003
88TH Annual TMA Meeting

Tobacco Merchant's Association annual meeting/luncheon for members. Panel discussions: unintended consequences of the MSA, Wall Street and tobacco. Liberty House, Liberty Park, New Jersey. Email: tma@tma.org.

May 16-18, 2003
Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show

The Mega Center, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Ill. (630-584-6300 for room reservations). Golf tournament and pre-show buy, sell, trade event on Friday, May 16, 9am-5pm. Main exhibit area open 10am-5pm, Saturday May 17 and 9am-3pm Sunday, May 18. Optional Pipe & Cigar Dinner, May 17, $60/ticket. Show information, contact: Frank Burla (630) 271-1317, or Mike Reschke (630) 889-0453, Email: info@chicagopipeshow.co, Web: www.chicagopipeshow.com.

May 30-31, 2003
4th Annual National Pipe Convention

Ramada Hotel Newark International Airport.. Sponsored by the New York Pipe Club. Contact: Richard Esserman, 238 Aycrigg Ave., Unit D, Passaic NJ 07055, Tel: (212) 455-9869.

July 18-19, 2003
10th Annual National Zippo Day Celebration

Zippo/Case Visitors Center, Bradford, Pa. Bargain tent features discounts on hard-to-find lighters and knives, discontinued souvenir items, clothing, and over-run lighters; drawings; knife sharpening demonstrations. Web: www.zippo.com.

July 26, 2003
MAPS 3rd Annual Pipe Show/Swap

Pistol Pete’s Neighborhood Grill, Brookfield, Wi., Contact MAPS, PO Box 174, Elm Grove, WI 53122-0174, Web: homw.wi.rr.com/perique, Email: jharb@wi.rr.com.

August 2-6, 2003
71st Annual RTDA Convention & International Trade Show

Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Retail Tobacco Dealers of American (RTDA), Tel: (410) 928-1674, Fax: (410) 628-1679, Email: info@rtda.org, Web: www.rtda-org.

August 23, 2003
NASPC Swap/Sell Show

Ramada Plaza Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by the North American Society of Pipe Collectors. Sat., 9am-5pm, free to the public. Features dealer tables, smoke shops, pipe makers, fund-raising raffle. Contact: Bill Unger, Secretary, NASPC, P.O. Box 9642, Columbus, Ohio 43209-9642, Tel: (614) 252-2904, Email: bill@naspc.org.

September 15-18, 2003
AWMA Distribution Summit & Executive Conference

J.W. Marriott, Washington, D.C. Two-day summit sessions; annual AWMA board meeting; and Day on the Hill congressional representative meetings. Contact: AWMA, Tel: (202) 463-2124, Email: jillk@awmanet.org, Web: www.awmanet.org.


Announcements are published as space permits. Details should be received four months prior to event. Send to: Editor, Smokeshop Magazine, 26 Broadway, Floor 9M, New York, NY 10004, Fax: (212) 827-0945, Email: editor@smokeshopmag.com.