Digby Rusticated Pot #9488 London Made

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kgill

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Apr 11, 2013
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I got this Digby Rusticated Pot shape #9488 this weekend. It is stamped Digby 9488 London Made London England on the bottom of the square Shank. The top of the stem is stamped D.
From what I can gather this was a second of the GBD company. It seems to have first appeared in 1976. I have never liked black pipes and have only started to like some rusticated. I think for $6 I will clean this up and give it a rotation in my growing pile.






 

petes03

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Jun 23, 2013
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Oh, you better hope the Old Cajun doesn't know where you live! He likes Digbys and black blasts!

That pipe should clean up nice, a great find, and for $6 at that!

 

bluesmk

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Jul 13, 2013
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I have a few Digby's,yes they were GBD seconds. I too got them on the cheap off ebay, clean them up and tweeked them all stellar smokes! Congrats , yes it should clean up nicely.

Dan

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kgill

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Apr 11, 2013
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Thanks everyone. I didn't know there was a difference in blasted and rusticated. Yes blasted then.
I would be surprised if this thing was ever smoked actually.
I could be tempted to trade for an old SON (Nording) throw in a few pipes either way...

 

gwtwdbss

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Jun 13, 2012
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I love the looks of that pipe. Nice score. Can't wait to see the restoration pics.

 

snagstangl

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Jul 1, 2013
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I think I have its brother. Same make, but the stamping is a bit differnt. I am going to sell it just the same.





 

plateauguy

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Mar 19, 2013
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That's one hell of a steal - should be a great pipe when it's cleaned up. Enjoy it in good health!

 

4nogginsmike

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I've owned and regularly smoked ~20 very inexpensive pipes. To me they have smoked indistinguishably from pipes that cost me hundreds. This is where I think the seasoned smoker can do well on ebay. If I only bid on auctions where the bidding is slow and avoid all the name carvers/manufacturers, I do well, spending between $50-$75.