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batdemon

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Dec 20, 2011
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Here are two I scored from Ebay recently.

First, a nice Aldo Velani



Next is a GBD that I really like. This one was very gunked up, especially the stem. It took me 3 evenings of soaking it and working little by litte to be able to get a pipe cleaner through it. It was well worth it though because it smokes great and is a wonderful hunk of briar.




 

wnghanglow

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I'm a little jealous of that GBD! If you ever want to sell just remember you got a buyer here :p

 

batdemon

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Dec 20, 2011
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@Al, it is indeed a 9438. It is also marked "Cambridge" and on the bottom of the shank it is marked "A".

 

ssjones

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Neat, the 9438 is a favorite of mine. I have one in "Tapestry" finish, goofing around the fire pit last night:

The "Cambridge" throws me off - that is not a GBD line or finish. I wonder if the shop it came from had it stamped. Can you do a close up of the nomenclature? I love digging into the history of these old GBD's.

 

batdemon

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Al, I like the shape as well, just feels real solid in your hand.

I only recently started getting GBDs but have 3 so far, find that I really like them. Great smokers.

I'll try and get some close ups in the next day or two.