The 2021 Pipe of The Year (POY)

We are pleased to offer as our Pipe of The Year, a pipe from RC "Chuck" Sands.  We decided rather than going with a single shape by a single carver to go with a "Pipe Maker of the Year" approach.  Meaning, there will be a variety of shapes and styles to choose from.  These pipes are existing new (unsmoked) pipes carved by Chuck and will be stamped with our GNPC POY and year designation. 

From Reynoldsburg, OH, RC Sands, or "Chuck," as we call him, has been making solid, blue collar, smoking pipes for many years. Learning much from fellow Ohio pipe maker Tim West, Chuck's pipes are characterized by thick walls, stout American proportions, and affordable price.

Check out Chuck's work here:

The Pipe of the Year will be a choice of shapes/finishes and the club member cost is $150.


Please note, these are examples of RC's work, but may not represent the shapes/styles available for our actual POY.

Reserve Your Pipe of The Year

We are handling POY reservations online via the form below or by attending a club meeting in person and notifying club President, Dave Soucy or Treasuer Greg Nelson.

Deadline to Reserve the POY is November 20th, 2021

Also note that purchasing the POY is a perk of being a member of the GNPC. You must be a member in good standing and up to date with membership dues (2022 dues) to be eligible for purchasing the POY.