PKN Jaarboek 2023

Losse nummers van het jaarboek 2023 (verschenen in Januari 2024) zijn in beperkte hoeveelheid te bestellen

voor 30 euro (excl. verzendkosten). Het boek is op A4 formaat in full colour gedrukt en telt 200 pagina's. Kijk onderaan deze pagina om een kleine preview te krijgen. Om te bestellen: stuur een email naar:


Onderstaand artikel is in de Nederlandse taal verschenen in het jaarboek 2023. Klik hier voor de Engelstalige versie van het artikel.

PKN yearbook 2023

Copies of the yearbook 2023 (published in Januari 2024), are available for ordering as long as inventory lasts, for 30 euro (excl. shipping costs). The book is printed in full colour, A4 size and has 200 pages. Check at the bottom of this page for a quick preview. To order, please send an email to:



The below article is published in the PKN Yearbook 2023 in the Dutch language. Click here to download the English version of the article.


Au Pacha, one of the first Parisian Meerschaum pipe manufacturers.

Manufacturing of meerschaum pipes began in Paris in the 19th century. The first companies to specialize in making tobacco pipes and cigar holders from meerschaum started out in the treen-making industry and moved into pipe manufacturing around 1850. Such was the case for treen maker Alfred Ferdinand Lenouvel, who established his Au Pacha tobacco and pipe shop around 1843. His operations evolved rapidly into a boutique pipe manufacturing business located on Place de la Bourse in Paris. After Lenouvel left the company in 1864, it had several other owners until around 1924. During that entire period, the company name and location were maintained and continued to gain recognition. The “Au Pacha” brand survived even longer, right up until the 1990s. During that entire period, a wide range of highly refined, mainly meerschaum cigar holders and tobacco pipes were manufactured under the name “Au Pacha”, leaving a lasting mark on what became a famous Parisian industry.


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