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Update on the AIP website: the "links" page has been replaced by the "resources" page.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.

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