Oh Captain, my Captain Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän (Danube steamship company captain—the longest word in German). Our interest in  German compound words is only compounded by our interest in German objects. Or at least objects handpicked by Germans who know their Bleistiftspitzer (pencil sharpener) from their Windschutzscheibewaschanlage (windshield-wiper squirting device). We’ve found such a mensch in Sebastian Kaufmann, purveyor of the illustrious online boutique Kaufmann Mercantile. Each piece is carefully selected and then gorgeously and unfussily displayed. We’re honored to carry this concentrated collection. Ihr Willkommen.

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