AIP website: new resource page
Update on the AIP website: the "links" page has been replaced by the "resources" page.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 for additions please don't hesitate to share!
AIP website now with search function
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.
AIP featuring: gambierpipes.com
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 various publication dates, dimensions, description and a brief history of the topic depicted on each pipe. His website is a great resource for other collectors, and genuinely fun to browse through.
Featured pipe: French imperial alabaster pipe
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.
Featured pipe: Opulence for the Ottoman market
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.