bookreview

Marks of Clay Pipes from Gouda 1660-1940

Original title: Merken van Goudse pijpenmakers 1660-1940

D.H. Duco

This small-size publication is specially produced to be kept in the pocket while field walking. After a brief introduction in the pipe maker's mark the author offers an extensive list of Gouda pipemaker's marks. Next to the illustration of the mark the peirod of use is indicated. Except for Gouda marks also imitations from other centres are illustrated, including some out of Holland.

Since the publishing of his opus magnum Merken en merkenrecht van de pijpenmakers in Gouda in 2003 the small sized mark book is no longer the complete guide for the pipe maker's mark. Those who want to cite correctly can not succeed without the new publication, but in the field this book still is an important instrument for first orientation.

This publication, often cited as the small Duco, is the most sold book from the Amsterdam Pipe Museum. Over 3,000 copies found their way to users in Holland as well as overseas.

In 2003 the Amsterdam Pipe Museum published an updated and extended version of this list of maker's marks in The pipe-makers of Gouda, their marks and ordinances (click here for a bookreview).

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Publisher: De Tijdstroom, Lochem/Pijpenkabinet Foundation, Amsterdam, 1982

ISBN 90-6087-779-9

128 pages, 12 x 17 cm, softcover

15 photos, 727 maker's marks

Price € 20 (excluding P&P)

order mail to mailto:info@pipemuseum.nl

cover design of the so-called small Duco on Gouda pipemakers marks, 1982
titel page of the publication by Duco on the Gouda pipe makers marks
introduction into the history of the Gouda pipe makers mark covering  three centuries
the mark stamps engraved in iron and the prints on the heels of the Gouda pipes
page showing the large wooden guild tablet with all the pipe makers' marks from Gouda
register written by the clergy man of the Gouda pipe makers guild dated 1782 the tablet of the Gouda pipemakers guild with on two sides all the makers marks the reknown pipe makers mark BVB in a nice contemporary framing a hand stamp in use for stamping the marks on the pipe wrappers
printing block to advertise the Gouda pipes with space to insert the makers mark one of the many pages listing the illustrations of the makers' marks, their official name and period of use one of the many pages listing the illustrations of the makers' marks, their official name and period of use one of the many pages listing the illustrations of the makers' marks, their official name and period of use
one of the many pages listing the illustrations of the makers' marks, their official name and period of use one of the many pages listing the illustrations of the makers' marks, their official name and period of use the development in shape of the Gouda clay tobacco pipe registers to enable a quick retrieval of the information in this book

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