11 April 2018
Today we received by post a big carton box with all kinds of pipes. On top was the note shown here, saying “a pity to through away”. The old pipes smoked by grandpa will have little value, they often remain unsold in the internet. But ... for the Amsterdam Pipe Museum definitely worth to look through. And guess what? One of the pipes has a previously unknown mark, while another can be reused for the restoration of a pipe in our collection. And a part is indeed not really worth keeping, they go to the museum shop and are taken for a euro as a souvenir. All in all a excellent idea to offer your old pipes and other tobacco paraphernalia to our museum. Many thanks to the unknown Anke & Willem Janssen on the note. Here is a call to all other Dutch people who still have some oddities! You are welcome at our place.