July 17, 2018

The theme of this year’s AIP conference is Export. We had a similar theme for our Gdansk conference in 2012, but there is so much to say about the trade in pipes that we have decided to revisit this subject again.

For more information please follow this link or vi...

August 15, 2017

Update on the AIP website: the "links" page has been replaced by the "resources" page. This new page features links to pages with valuable resources on pipes such as pipe databases and pipe catalogs.

Naturally, this page is not complete so if you have any suggestions...

August 8, 2017

In our ongoing effort to improve the AIP website we have now added a search bar. 

As the site will fill with with information about conferences, featured pipes and more,  this search bar allows easy access to all the site content.

August 8, 2017

This is the wonderful website of Arthur van Esveld, a dutch collector of Gambier clay pipes. His collection is probably the largest of this kind in the world.

Arthur has made his full collection digitally available through his website. For each pipe he gives the vario...

August 7, 2017

This is the new featured pipe, a heavy tobacco pipe carved from a piece of alabaster. You can ready all about it on the featured pipe page. 

August 1, 2017

This is the new featured pipe, an opulent gold leaf and enameled French pipe, made for the Ottoman market. You can ready all about it on the featured pipe page.

July 28, 2017

This is the new featured pipe, a moon shaped pipe by Morelli, Marseille. You can ready all about it on the featured pipe page.

July 27, 2017

’Wrought from the Earth’ the clay tobacco pipe industry in Northern Europe”

This year’s conference is a joint effort of the AIP and the Society for Clay Pipe Research (SCPR). The SCPR will kick-off the weeklong conference on Saturday the 23rd in the Potteries Museum in...

July 25, 2017

This is the new featured pipe, a political parody in meerschaum. You can ready all about it on the featured pipe page.

July 19, 2017

As part of our ongoing effort to expand the historical knowledge of tobacco pipes we are now publishing full digital versions of the older journals on our website.

Today we are making Journal #2, 2009 available.

Other journals will follow in the coming weeks.

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