27 May 2018
Internet brings people together, we got the proof this weekend. The grandson of Henk van der Hoef, the most important Dutch pipe collector before World War II, was looking for more information about his grandfather. He actually found it on our website. Telephone contact was the next step and finally we met each other to exchange information. Since our museum owns a large number of pipes formerly owned by Van der Hoef, his grandson presented us some photo albums of the family, containing pictures of the pipe collection in situ. During the 1930’s the proud collector always carried a small album with pictures of his pipes, as a group and in detail. We appreciate the generous gift of Van der Hoef junior as an interesting documentation on this part of our collection.