The origins of this collection are a bit unclear. But it seems that there used to be a small pipe brand, named Kansas, that worked in close proximity to the Vauen pipe company. These purely Vauen pipes seem to support and honor this older brand. What we have most fallen in love with is the affordable price these tobacco pipes are accompanied with. It will be an easy addition to any collection, but it will still smoke like a Vauen pipe that cost three times as much.