Anyone have a GBD Prehistoric Poker?

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bluegrassbrian

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A local antique shops has a 60's GBD Prehistoric Poker. It includes original box and cloth. It's certainly been smoked but doesn't appear to have been abused.

Their asking price isn't bad, and I think it would make a decent restoration project for me.
Does anyone have one of these guys in good shape that you could photograph,so I could use as a reference? The Prehistoric finish that GBD did looked quite worn and earthy when they were new so I don't know exactly what's correct and what's a byproduct of age/use.
Thanks in advance!

 

voorhees

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Here is one on Smokers Haven.
https://www.smokershaven.com/gbd-estate-pipe-prehistoric-1345-sandblast-poker-1970s/
Here is the shape chart by number.
http://www.perardua.net/pipes/GBDshape.html

 

pagan

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I have a half bent GBD Prehistoric, I'll remember to put a couple photos when I get home if all you need is finish reference

 

bluegrassbrian

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Thanks for the links!

Maybe smokershaven can furnish a couple more pics for me.
Pagan, I'd welcome any detailed pics of the stummel finish/detail.

 

bluegrassbrian

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When I went to check it out I didn't take any pics, but my friend who spotted it sent me one.. not the best picture but you get the idea.

Stem was still good and tight. Clear Perspex has the textbook staining but didn't have any noticeable chomp marks.

Really just needs a good cleaning and reaming I think.

 

bluegrassbrian

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Awesome Pagan! Much appreciated.

I think I will go pick it up if they still have it.

More pics to come if that's the case...

 

bluegrassbrian

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Oh man..you guys are going to love these pics when I get home.

The box included a few items I didn't notice previously.

 

pagan

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My phone craped out on me so I couldn't get ant pix of mine but I found that one on ebay, same dam one I have at a better price, oh well!

 

bluegrassbrian

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It's definitely smoked lol..but I think it's going to clean up nicely.

The box reads 9442, which is a straight pot, but the heel of the pipe reads 9574 which I assume is a bent pot perhaps..with saddle stem. Interesting to know it came from Smokers Haven..