Unsmoked from an Antwerp shop
3 September 2017
From the descendants of the former Moeremans pipe shop in Antwerp, closed already since the 1970’s, we recently bought a series of twentieth century pipes executed in pure Belgian taste. It is extraordinary that these pipes have been stored away somewhere before 1940, when the pipes were new, untouched and never been unpacked since. So, this series of pipes is still in mint condition, showing the Belgian taste of the first half of the 20th Century. The illustrated case with four briars has been made by a so-far unknown Belgian maker in a typical Belgian 1930’s design. The lining of the case in fake fur is even more Belgian semi-luxurious. This is an unexpected addition to the pipe smoking culture we try to assemble in our collection.