"Vintage Smoking Pipe" (1950 GBD 9242)

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ssjones

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May 11, 2011
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I lucked into this GBD, which was advertised with one picture, and listed as "Vintage Smoking Pipe". The seller send me some additional photos, confirming it was a 9242. While heavily used, it looked solid and I was able to strike a deal with the seller.
I finished the restoration this evening, with full details on the Reborn Pipes site

https://rebornpipes.com/2018/08/15/vintage-smoking-pipe-1950-gbd-9242/
At 65 grams, it is definitely a chubby Rhodesian!
Before





1950 Hallmark "P" (Thanks Dave for confirming!)

After






 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Another incredible save Al, really nice job. I'm always amazed at the before and after shots of rims.

 

lawdawg

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Aug 25, 2016
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I don't yet own a Rhodesian shape, but when I eventually do, I'd like it to be just like that one :puffy:

 

osiris01

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Dec 21, 2017
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Great refurb, and what a beauty. You did a great job on the rim - I find bowls like Rhodesians that gain girth at that angle are difficult to get right; take off a few microns too many, and things go south quickly. (Also nice to see a datable GBD for a change!)

 

danielplainview

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Mar 30, 2014
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Nice save Al. That turned out great.
That baby is a double whammy. Silver band and 9242. You’re killing me over here.