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About Old German Clay Pipes

Welcome to one of the only and by far the largest wholesale clay tobacco pipe distributors in North America.

Old German Clay Pipes (US) is the United States distributor of the famous hand-pressed clay pipes produced by Markus Fohr. This site is designed for retailers and the shop pages are restricted to wholesale customers who have registered and have been approved.

If you would like to see the pipes available at retail, please visit Old German Clay Pipes – Retail where a full line of Markus Fohr clay pipes can be purchased.

003Markus Fohr is a pipe maker who lives in Montabaur, Germany, about 70 Miles from Frankfurt, Cologne and Düsseldorf in the region of Westerwald.
His family has been making clay pipes for generations. He uses the fine white clay of the region which has been prized for centuries and is used to create the famous pottery of this region.
Some of the molds used are originals going back 240 years.

“I make pipes in the traditional way…” Markus Fohr

“I sell goods the old fashioned way, with personalized service…” K.C. Ellis, owner and Old German Clay Pipes (US)

KC_EllisK.C. Ellis has been selling pipes and pipe smokers accessories online since 1998. His retail website carries many of the Markus Fohr clay pipes found on this site as well as other pipes and accessories. As of the launch date of, he has partnered with Markus to be the U.S. distributor of the fine hand crafted clay pipes that Markus produces in Germany.

Old German Clay Pipes is a division of Grunge Works Studios, LLC.

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