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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{Our 6 Vintage Tobacco Pipes and Cheroot Holder}


Guess most of you have had a husband, Dad or even Granddad who smoked a pipe at some time in his life. My husband Pieter did use several different pipes. Therefore we still have a collection of 6 such Vintage Pipes and also a Meerschaum Cheroot Holder. Do you know what that is? Look at the 2nd one from the right on this teak wood pipe rack below...
The Delft Polychrome TOEBACK (tobacco) jar is a gift from my Mother-in-law on our wedding day, together with the Delft Polychrome ashtray in which a Swiss horn pipe with stem chain and silver nickel windcap is laying. The mouth piece is probably made out of buffalo horn.
The windcap was used to avoid sparks when working in straw or hay.
Hand crocheted DMC doily is done by me... will show that later...
Here the teak wood pipe rack again, in front of our leather books.
The Swiss horn pipe with stem chain and silver nickel windcap is shown here opened up.
To the left you see Big Ben Pipo wtih Ebonite mouthpiece.
Here my husband Pieter is smoking that very Big Ben Pipo...
Those were his writing years when he published most of his books.
He quit smoking when he turned 50!
Big Ben Pipo nature with Ebonite mouthpiece (click links).
Big Ben is a brand of +Gubbels The Pipe Manufacturer. The company also has a FB Fan Page under Gubbels Pipes. All the way to the bottom, below post you find a link about this company.
Big Ben Dutch pipes original Bruyere with accrylic mouthpiece.
Bruyere is French for Briar Burl from the white heath tree, Erica arborea L., a Mediterranean Lignotuber.
It also is used for pen making.
This is a Silver Inlaid Pipe that belonged to Pieter's Dad. Unfortunately its mouthpiece is broken...
This must be from the mid 19th Century and we no longer can ask questions about this family heirloom.
Incredible detail goes into such Silver Inlaid pipe. Wish I could observe them doing this intricate work of art!
Had to take this pipe out on the balcony in daylight...
Incredible detail all the way! No wonder that a FB Fan Page is called: Tobacco Pipe Artistory!
This is the  Meerschaum Cheroot, sigar holder, also from husband Pieter's Dad.
A real piece of ART! This is made out of Meerschaum (German) or Sea Foam in English. Click on link for interesting info in English with photos about these most refined and skilful pieces of labor with exact details. After World War I, cigar holders were no longer used so that shows that this must be an antique piece as well.
  The appearance of the Falcon pipe with its white aluminium stem, dark bowl and black mouthpiece was for the 1950's a most modern experience.
Read more about it here: The revolution of the system pipe
Falcon Algiers Bowl
Big Ben Leather covered pipe and Meerschaum lined.
In order to smoke a pipe, you of course do need special Tobacco.
Pieter still keeps two tins from 35 years ago!
One he received from his daughter Liz for Saint Nicholas...
Liz wrote in reverse: Van (from) Pint en (and) Siet instead of Sint en Piet...
Do you still own such vintage and antique Pipes or tobacco tins?


Related links:
A COLLECTION OF ASSORTED EUROPEAN CARVED WOOD AND OTHER PIPES | Christie's Auction showing a pipe with silver windcap
The Tobacco Pipe Artistory | FB Page about all sorts of Tobacco Pipe Artistory
Pfeifenkonsulat | Austrian Pipe Trader site
Amsterdam Pipe Museum | Very informative site with lots of photos about the worldwide culture of pipe smoking
Picture-Galleries of Beautiful Pipes | English language site with pictures from German, Danish, Swedish, Japanese Pipes
Ecume de Mer | YouTube video about the making of an Ecume de Mer - Meerschaum or Sea Foam Pipe
Meerschaum | The German word for Sea Foam or French Écume de Mer from which the Cheroot is carved
FIVE CASED MEERSCHAUM PIPES AND CHEROOT HOLDERS | Christie's showing two perfect Meerschaum Pipes
THREE AUSTRIAN MEERSCHAUM PIPES OR CHEROOT HOLDERS | 2nd half 19th Century pipes
The King of Pipes: The Meerschaum | The Art of MANLINESS info about Meerschaum  Pipes
The house of E. Gubbels B.V. in the Netherlands, established in 1870, is a globally acclaimed and leading manufacturer of fully handmade briar-root tobacco pipes. | interesting link with short video at the top
Enjoy the craft of Gubbels | The Pipe Manufacturer | short video on YouTube about the company

54 comments:

  1. those are fine collectibles - yes, very artistic. but i'm glad pieter gave up smoking. :)

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      My Dad too used to smoke pipe and cigar but he too quit in time. It is no fun to be around someone smoking; I'm glad that almost never happens here in the USA!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. How beautiful these pipes are! My brother Joe smokes a pipe and has a few pretty ones. I love them, they are elegant and a great collection, pretty unique too! I'm happy for Pieter quiting smoking when he was 50...and he didn't turn back, God bless him! Thanks for coming to my 'gringa tea', lol!
    Have a great week sweetie.
    FABBY

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Pipes can indeed be elegant pieces of art but its better to have them in a nice collection than actually smoking them. Oh, it is always very interesting to come over to your post.
      Enjoy your week as well; we're moving already rather fast into the year...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. The silver pipe has such beautiful intricate designs in it. That's a great collection dear Mariette and glad to know Pieter quit smoking .

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    1. Dearest Pallavi,
      Thank you and it sure is very fine artwork. The best part indeed is to have a healthy husband at my side and for holding on to this fine heirloom collection.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. My dad smoked a pipe and I still have it along with its stand. I wish he never smoked, but there you go there is nothing we could do to stop him.
    Hugs Kay

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Oh, I know what you mean, it is sad if smoking becomes such an addiction that leads to health issues of sorts. Tough on the loved ones for having to deal with it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Dearest Mariette,
    Wow, what a wonderful Pipe-Set.. and the Cheroot is great too ... I Love such old stuff! It reminds me to one of my oncles, when I was a little girl .......
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Guess we all do remember several people from our youth as back than so many smoked the pipe and cigars. It is interesting and I love the fine and intricate handwork!
      Hugs and lovely week ahead.
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, It is so nice to have these family heirlooms, especially ones made with such detailed craftsmanship. Family pieces are usually what we treasure most. I am very happy to hear that Pieter gave up smoking--he probably could not have made a better decision for his health. How ironic that dangerous habits (like tobacco, opium or alcohol) have produced some of the most beautiful and interesting collectibles.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      This certainly is nice for still having them and one can only admire such skill for creating these heirloom pieces. You are so right about family pieces. Yes, Pieter quit smoking at once and that was it. It is better for anyone's health. Funny indeed that those 'stimulants' did produce lovely collectibles. Probably because people were more eagerly willing to pay for such art work in order to continue using their addictive and dangerous habits. In my birth country they tried to stop people by raising the taxes on those 'stimulants' but it never did work for making people quit.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette;
    My late father smoked tabacco, didn't smoke pip. Lovely to see great collection of intricate pips and your husband looks SO handsome as if he was a movie star☆☆☆
    What a coincident; my husband husband quit smoking (tabacco) just around 50. I remember that I felt really relieved for his health. Maybe it was a good thing for me too p;)

    Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Your late Father smoked the cigarette you mean to say, not pipe? Thank you for your compliment, it probably meant he was really happy when smoking his pipe for looking that way! But he sure was handsome in his younger years.
      You sure felt relieved when your husband quit smoking as we as second hand smokers also do inhale and it does affect our health as well. I find a home without tobacco smell also a lot cleaner.
      Hugs and love to you both and stay healthy.
      Mariette

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  8. Liebe Mariette,

    das erinnert mich an frühere Zeiten.

    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, jeder von uns erinnert sich Männer die Pfeife geraucht haben...
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  9. Simpatica questa tua pagina!Buon martedì!Rosetta

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    1. Cara Rosetta,
      Grazie e altretanto un buon mercoledì!
      Baci,
      Mariette

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  10. Dear Mariette,
    wonderful vintage pipes! Once in his lifetime my father has been also a Pipe-Smoker (but he hasn't so
    an exclusive pipe as you show us) and I loved the smell of the Amsterdamer-Tabacco very much...... But it was good for his health, he stopped smoking.
    Viele Grüße,
    Mella

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    1. Dearest Mella,
      Thank you for your nice comment and we're just lucky for having these family heirlooms left from a time that smoking pipe was more common. You are right about the smell of that tobacco, I can remember very vividly how that was when Pieter entered a growing room at our practical training college for mushroom growing. We noticed him by the smell of this tobacco... When walking around or in nature, smoking pipe was more pleasant than inside the home. But indeed, a good thing that your Father and also my husband stopped smoking all together.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Dearest Mariette,
    I was very happy to see your husband smokes a pope with beautiful Falcon pipe,
    My hasband was very haby smoked man and I still keep with lovely Falcon pipe....I still thinking of him with love so much.
    Very hot day for another 47" three days!..
    Hugs and love to always!
    Michiko
    '

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      That is just a coincidence that your husband too did smoke a Falcon pipe! Certain pieces, like that Falcon pipe, will always bring back fond memories... We never forget!
      47°C is very hot indeed and three days will do. Hope it cools down soon so you can enjoy your golf.
      Hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  12. Dit komt mij heel bekend voor, mijn man heeft ook zo'n verzameling met pipo and meerschuimen pijpen. Als je er eentje hebt moet je er kennelijk steeds meer hebben. Ze staan nu op zolder, hij is in 1986 gestopt met pijproken.Harry Mulisch had ook een hele verzameling met wel twee of drie rekjes zag ik eens op een foto.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Grappig dat je man ook die Big Ben Pipo e.d. had. Je kunt ze weer afstoffen en neerzetten, het gevaar dat hij ze weer gaat gebruiken zal wel ècht geweken zijn!
      Ja, ook schrijvers zag je váker met een pijp, in díe tijd.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  13. Hi from Scotland. Fascinating post! I've never seen pipe like these before.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Dearest Liz,
      Thank you, and maybe because these pipes were made in other parts of Europe but I guess they got also exported.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Incredible, but i've never have met anybody who has smoken pipe!!! no sé si he escrito demasiado bien la frase.....nunca he conocido a nadie que fume pipa!!! pero tu propuesta me parece preciosa.
    Leti
    Sin pereza

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    1. Dearest Leticia,
      Oh, don't worry about your English, you did express yourself well enough! The reason that you don't know anyone that has smoked the pipe is because you are too young! Oh, they sure tried to make it into a luxury item and a kind of status or whatsoever and they succeeded for quite a while I bet. There are beautiful pieces of art and for collecting them, without actually smoking them I like especially since they were family heirlooms.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Dearest Mariette,
    How lovely your pipe collection is, and how wonderful that they all belonged to cherished loved ones! It is too bad about the pipe company going out of business - I was sad to hear that. My Father smoked a pipe and I have his favorite one, but I don't know what happened to the rest or the stand. You have a real treasured collection! I have the very same leather books which I inherited from my Mother and Father! I have read nearly all, but there are still a few I have yet to tackle. What a handsome photo of Pieter smoking his pipe. I can still smell my Father's favorite pipe tobacco in my mind. Lovely post - wishing you a good week, Dear Friend.

    Hugs xo
    Karen

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    1. Dearest Karen,
      Sure this post is all about nostalgia to many of us that recall a loved one having smoked pipe and yes, I very vividly can smell the pipe tobacco, it smelled like caramel to me...
      Happy week to you as well!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Mariette, that is such a lovely pipe collection.Wow! The inlaid one is absolutely fantastic. My dad did smoke a pipe when I was little. So interesting to see all the different ones you have and the history behind them. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Thank you and it is a lovely collection, they look pretty against our leather books. Most of us do recall a family member smoking the pipe, I do recall my Dad smoking his. We never had such inlaid ones but this is of course a much older heirloom piece.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  17. A very nice collection, dear Mariette !!!!You already know about mine (of my late father's pipes) and I also have two tobacco jars, one of them is quite old. Happy to read Pieter has quit smoking them
    Hugs to you!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Thank you and yes, I recall your blogpost: http://latelierdemarieanne.blogspot.com/2013/10/27.html in which you showed us your late Father's pipes and boxes. What a change in lifestyle over the decades and I'm sure glad Pieter quit smoking completely. It does damage ones health.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  18. Dear Mariette,what an interesting post!!!How lovely your pipe collection is!
    My father used to have pipes as i remember.Thank you for sharing!Hope you have a lovely week!!
    Hugs! Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Thank you and this piece of history is interesting and it certainly did yield some beautiful pipes. This brings back childhood memories to most of us; which is good.
      Happy week to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  19. I am going to forward this to our "pipe expert" friend :) he would definitely enjoy this

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      Oh, someone who collects pipes will definitely enjoy any information about them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. Dearest Mariette,
    What a gorgeous collection!!! I also loved the Delft Polychrome tobacco jar and ash tray!
    Enjoy your week, my friend! Hugs from the Alps!

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    1. Dearest Anna,
      Thank you and yes the Delft Polychrome is very beautiful.
      Happy week to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  21. Bardzo ciekawa kolekcja . Śliczna jest fajka inkrustowana srebrem. Pozdrawiam.
    A very interesting collection. Cute is a pipe inlaid with silver. Yours.

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    1. Dearest Giga,
      Indeed, the silver inlaid pipe is the prettiest I guess.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  22. My dad always smoked a pipe. Yours are so pretty Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Dee,
      Most of us have a connection with one or more pipe smokers... We love ours and even more since they are family heirlooms.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  23. Hello Mariette,
    Many thanks for kind comments!
    Unfortunately one of the posts was not due to come out today and I removed it.... sorry ;-)

    Those pipes are superb, what a great idea to show us these pictures!
    Funny enough, its like I have a feel of that special tobacco in my throat, looking at them!!
    Enjoy your evening, hugs

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    1. Dearest Moushka,
      We all make this publishing mistake once in a while, no problem.
      Pipes were once very much a lifestyle and they are pieces of art; so why not share this?
      Thanks for your comment!
      Mariette

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  24. What a collection! And filled with memories I suppose...My dad used to smoke a pipe...Thank you Mariette for sharing and for all your sweet comments on my blog!
    A warm hug from me, Olympia

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    1. Dearest Olympia,
      Guess for Pieter there are even more memories attached to those antique pipes and especially the one that his Dad used to smoke. I only remember the ones that Pieter smoked and of course my Dad was a pipe smoker as well.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  25. Dearest Mariette,
    this Silver Inlaid Pipe looks so pretty! You are right, in my surrounding there are many men who smoked pipe: My father, my brother and my husband did it... but not only the men: I always loved the smell of pipe tobacco and so I had a time in my life when I smoked pipe, too (When I was about 25 or so) :o))
    Thank you so much for your nice and clever comments!
    Lots of hugs,
    Traude
    ✿ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿ ♥♥♥♥ ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ

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    1. Dearest Traude,
      That makes you the first and only woman I met (however virtually...) who smoked a pipe!
      You see, we all do go back this very same road of Memory Lane where lots of relatives smoked a pipe. The silver inlaid is a gem indeed.
      You are most welcome, always a pleasure to visit you.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  26. Adorei teu blog, cheio de belas inspirações. Que bela coleção de cachimbo.
    Tenha um feliz 2014.
    Anajá Schmitz

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    1. Dearest Anajá,
      Thank you and your blog is likewise inspirational.
      This is a beatiful pipe collection indeed.
      Hugs to you and I left you my best wishes for the year on your blog already.'
      Mariette

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