On this page we seek to gather as many useful resources on pipe as we can find. The first two sets of resources are focusing on pipes and catalogs. The third set of resources are more diverse and can range from research papers and working groups to blogs and archaeological societies.
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AIP pipe database
The AIP pipe database is the latest effort to improve of the AIP's goal to "expand knowledge about the tobacco pipe etc.".
At this moment the database is under construction. Please check back later or follow our news feed for more news.
The Amsterdam Pipe Museum has an impressive online database covering over 30.000 pipes and other tobacco related items from the museum collection.
This wonderful page is focused solely on clay pipes made by Gambier in Givet. One excellent feature is the fully digitized Gambier catalog which shows actual photographs of the pipe and includes background information on the models. The catalog comes in french and dutch.
The British Museum has an extensive collection of pipes and pipe related articles in their collections. This collection includes part of the Bragge collection.
The Victoria & Albert museum houses many interesting pipes and pipe related objects. the link shows the search results for "tobacco pipe", items with images only. Naturally, you can use your own keywords.
Other pipe resources
The National Pipe Archive
The National Pipe Archive (NPA) was founded to collect and preserve documentary and archaeological evidence relating to the history and culture of pipe smoking. The NPA website has been set up provide a guide to our collections and to make some of the more significant elements of it available online.
Society for Clay Pipe Research
The Society for Clay Pipe Research was founded in 1983 and is based in England but with a worldwide membership. One of the principal aims of the Society is to bring together pipe collectors, researchers and other interested individuals so that they can exchange ideas and information and further their common research interests.
The German Society for Clay-Pipe Research is is a free association of archaeologists, folklore specialists, historians, art historians, researchers keen of cultural and local heritage, pipe collectors and everyone who takes an interest in the clay pipe and the story of smoking as an object of cultural study.
The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders is the successor of the first London Company of Tobacco Pipe makers, granted a charter by James 1 on 5th October 1619.
The Snus and Match Museum is a museum of industrial and cultural history. We show and describe the history of snus and matches in Sweden from a cultural heritage perspective.