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GBD Made Special "A" Pipe (Photos)

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    I picked this up about three weeks ago at a thrift store. From the information I could
    collect, GBD made the special "A" pipe as a private labeled brand pipe, to be stamped as the
    customer wanted. This one is stamped P. M. Vottis, which I assume refers to Pat Vottis,
    a pipe maker from New York state from the late '40's to the mid '70's. That's about all I could
    find. Thanks for having a look.






    Posted 6 years ago #
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    That's pretty neat, I had not heard of this line. Nice job with the detective work!

    Al

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks. I hadn't heard of it either but it felt really nice in my hand and the
    price was more than right. Sometimes it works out.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    That is a great looking pipe. Saddle bits are so comfortable!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    True, always loved a good saddle bit!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Robert:

    Like Charatan, Comoy and Savinelli and others, GBD made "blanks" to be used by pipe shops with spaces to stamp their respective logos.

    One of my very best burners is a GBD blank that carries a Diebel stamp. Now, Diebel still exists in Kansas City, MO and their own Diebel Benchmade pipes are stunners but they haven't made pipes in many years.

    How does yours smoke?

    Fnord

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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    fnord, it really smokes beautifully. This one will always have a place in
    my rotation. It has performed top notch every time.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks for posting pix of that pipe. Most informative.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I've never had any luck in thrift shops, but I don't get to many around here. I've been trying to plan
    a trip to that "First Monday Trade Days Flea Market" in Canton, Texas. Only about 4 hours from where I
    live. (One of these days....) Congrats on a Great Find!

    Steve 'Top' Downey
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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks. Thrift and antique stores, garage sales and the like can be very hit and miss.
    It's always worth a quick look if possible. You never know what you may find,
    pipe related or otherwise.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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