Condomerie - Amsterdam
- Hi chaps,
Let me begin by saying welcome to all the new members who have
joined since we started in February. I did not expect much response
to this group but we have nearly thirty members already. I will try
and post an update every month to let you know how my collection is
getting on but anyone wishes to add their bit is more than welcome.
We condom collectors are a rare breed so it would help us all to
stay in touch.
Ive just returned from a visit to Amsterdam and while I was there I
visited the Condomerie. It is a small shop in the heart of Amsterdam
city and sells the biggest range of condoms from around the world I
have ever seen. The shop is run by Theodoor Van Boven and was
established in 1987. If you are planning to visit Amsterdam I
strongly recommend you give the Condomerie a visit. You will not be
While I was there I purchased a great book called "Remember your
rubbers" and written by GK Elliott, G Goehring, & D O'Brien. It is
printed by Schiffer books. The book is full of collectable condom
tins with values, dates and other useful information. Being an
American book it deals mainly with American condoms but I am sure
you will find it useful where ever you live.
If anyone out there has visited any unusual condom shops on their
travels around the world I would love to hear about it here.
Likewise I am always looking for new books and articles about
condoms and related collectables.
Happy collecting and keep me posted.