4 April 2021
Today we were informed that the well-known German pipe maker and pipe collector Anton Manger has passed away on March 31. He reached the respectable age of 92 years and was still active as a pipe maker until the very last. Manger was truly a dedicated collector. His greatest passion lay with the Ulmer Kloben, the German burl wood pipe on which he wrote a monograph. His collection contained almost too many such pipes, incorporating every single different detail. In addition, he published a book on the meerschaum pipe production in Ruhla. We will miss his enthusiasm and dedication.