Diary excerpts from Don Duco
2 October 2019
While fifty years of active collecting can turn into a rich collection, it is also a period in which you experience adventures as a collector. Every find is an event on itself. Digging for clay pipe fragments, but also going to an antique market or auctions that offer the chance of a trouvaille. Later you discover on long journeys how trilled you are to be able to buy an ethnographic smoking instrument, still warm from the user. All experiences, often at unexpected locations and with special people. Don Duco writes in a series of posts on Facebook and the website of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum diary fragments with memories from the past fifty years. This gives the museum collector a human face. Follow the episodes in this true "soap" for the next 50 weeks. Note the title Diary fragment in Facebook or go on our website to the museum section where this series will eventually be listed in full.