• Short Summary

    Claimed as the biggest
    pipe collection in Europe, and possible in the world, these 600 smokers' museum
    pieces, filmed at Langeskov, Denmark, have been sold for an undisclosed figure.

  • Description

    Claimed as the biggest
    pipe collection in Europe, and possible in the world, these 600 smokers' museum
    pieces, filmed at Langeskov, Denmark, have been sold for an undisclosed figure.

    The result of 38 years' collecting by the Larsen family, the pipes are passing
    out of the hands of Mr. and Mrs. Marius Larsen and are being taken over by the
    Danish town of Areskobing. the town is to use them as the basis of a world pipe
    museum and the Larsen family, all the members of which are retired, will act as
    guides.

    Mr. and Mrs. Larsen are saying nothing about the value of the pipes but Visnews
    cameraman heard rumours that the sale was probably in the GBP2,500 region.

    And that, which works out at a little over GBP4 a pipe, isn't too bad for pipes
    smoked by the Danish and Swedish royal families, King Henry 5 of England,
    Napoleon and Eastern potentates, to name only a few.

    There is some doubt about whether Napoleon actually smoked his two pipes - but
    at least they carry his signature.

    Many of the pipes were given to the family as gifts. Others were bought off
    seamen who had bought them in remote corners of the world.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA54N95UEEFI5KXP92V6HS7TGRJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA54N95UEEFI5KXP92V6HS7TGRJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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