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GBD 9242 Lucky Antique Shop Find

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  • Started 5 years ago by dixie
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    It was sitting in a basket all by it's lonesome...Got it for a steal...Cleaned it up nice and had a great smoke!





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    Very nice! Older GBDs can be fantastic smokers, and that is a great shape. Congrats and well done!

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    Good looking burner, Dixie, and I'm glad it smoked well for you.

    Those thick-ass GBD Rhodesians are very popular around here.

    I walked by a couple of very well smoked GBD Virgins last week at almost forty each and am trying my best not look back.

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    That's a beauty of a Rhodesian! Congrats!

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    Geeeeeeez! Why don't I ever find something like that in an antique store? Congrats!

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    Great find!

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    Wow - do you have any idea what the 9242 is worth? I can't quite make out the grade stamp - New Standard?

    Al

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    Fantastic find. What a beautiful GBD Pipe.
    Love it.!!!

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    SSJones, it is stamped GBD (circled) and "New Standard" on the other side of the shank. I know the 9242 shape is a hard one to find so I pictured that side above. Thanks for the comments all! I was very excited when I saw it and the great shape it is still in.

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    EBay gets about one 9242 per year, but I haven't seen any yet this year. A beat up similar grade sold for over $300 in 2012.

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    Outstanding find! Enjoy in good health.

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    nice score.. congrats.. I have been scouring the antique stores around here lately, with no luck.. I did however find a cool walnut 6 pipe, pipe rack, with a small tobacco container..

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    SSJones, thanks for the info! That is great news. Mtnfolkmike, that rack sounds like a nice find. I regularly check the local shops and have all the shop owners keeping an eye out for me. I will look forward to seeing some of your great finds!

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    Wow. I guess I'm going to the wrong antique shops. Congratulations on your new GBD!

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    You can't find if you aren't looking. One of my buddies stopped in a VA shop on the way to the Richmond show, he bought a NIB 1963 Dunhill shell bulldog for.......$15......

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    Nice pick-up. You're lucky that the brass rondelle is still on it. Enjoy.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Very nice, I have a Pete almost exactly the same shape, one of my favorite pipes.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    That's a really nice old GBD in a rare shape. WTG and thanks for posting!

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    A good eye and nice work!

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    Great find sir, i myself have had no luck locating anything special at an Antique shop or flea market yet.

    Mike.

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    I bought my first GBD in 1970 from Smoker's Haven in Columbus...a Granitan which still smokes well today. I acquired quite a few more GBD's thereafter while that shop was in its heyday. All remain good smokers and some are truly exceptional. My personal favorites are the #269 Bulldogs in any grade and always with an English tobacco. A #269 in Virgin I bought in '72 is unchallenged as my best smoking pipe ever, better than my vintage Charatans and Comoys, and always with an English blend.

    GBD's from the '70's, including the "Sovereign's" from France, are well made and good smokers when properly cared for and restored. I'd recommend them to any seasoned smoker and novice. I've also owned Theydon's and Digby's, GBD's "seconds" lines, and wouldn't knock either for smoking quality. Unfortunately, I don't own new GBD's and am reluctant to comment upon their quality. It seems to me generally, however, that the briar offered now by the major pipe brands is less dense than that used in the seventies and earlier. This may permit some unique staining contrasts but I don't think delivers the same quality smoke as the better estates can over time.

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