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Sillem's is most likely the oldest brand name connected with tobacco, in that the name has roots as far back as the Hanse traders who settled in Hamburg in the 16th century. By 1816 the name was attached to Sillem's Bazaar, the first enclosed shopping mall in the world.

Sillem's is now a brand owned by Torsten Steiffert, through Seiffert & Sohn GmbH and Sillem's Design, both of which are in Kassel, Germany. They trademarked the Sillem's name in 1995. Sillem's continues to manufacture pipes and tobacco, but also makes a wide array of smoker's accessories, silver goods, household items and the like.