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  1. ssjones

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    Someone recently asked for a shot of my GBD collection. I had not yet assembled them in one photo. Here they are, collected over the past two years. All are restored estates (Black Prehistoric Billiard was unsmoked). With one red-headed stepchild, a recent Digby in the mix.

    A couple of 9438's, three persex stemmed pipes, two Prehistorics, two Tapestry and one Fantasy finish pipes. Two Seventy-Six pipes (one Colossus from member Weezel).

    Show me yours!

    Al

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    The 9242 stands out like a big rhino guarding the herd. LOL. The old cajun

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    I only have one and it is in bad shape. Its a Concorde 780. I am going to do a restoration on it next week. Its rusticated. I have never restored a rusticated pipe so i have some research to do. I'll post next week.

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  4. ssjones

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    Rusticated pipes are fairly easy, no dents to pull, etc. Check out some of the Reborn Pipes blog, plenty of rusticated restorations in there. (see my #357 Prehistoric Prince)
    http://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Nice collection of GBDs Al!!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Glad you posted them together. It always makes for a good thread. I don't have any GBDs but now I want to try one.

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    Al, I think you had a pic of the 2 pipes in the middle of the rack, with the logo on the stem...are those the same shape?? what are they called?

    Thanks!

    I have one GBD, a pinner giant...I'll post a pic tonight at work!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great collection Al, thanks for sharing it with us. Here is my one GBD, it is a Virgin Conquest. I had a replacement stem put on because the original is pretty dirty, I kept it and will try and clean it one day. Mine is a large group 5 or small 6.



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    Wow, a Virgin Conquest, nice one! Cleaning really dirty Perspex stems is tricky. The stem on my Oom-Paul Colossus was pretty stained and cracked, but I think it gives the pipe some character and patina.

    Al, I think you had a pic of the 2 pipes in the middle of the rack, with the logo on the stem...are those the same shape?? what are they called?

    sjpipesmoker: Those are 9438's in Tapestry finish. I actually have three of the same pipe. Two are wonderful, the 3rd, has a broken button that I'll try to repair. The really dark 9438 is in Fantasy finish.

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  10. papipeguy

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    Very nice, Al.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Just the nice little GBD Bent Billiard you restored for me!

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    I only have one but I love it.

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    Al, I really know nothing about the GBD's is a Virgin Conquest considered a relatively higher grade within their line or is it a lower grade? What is a the best way to clean those stems? I did grain alcohol and my usual on it when I got it but it still looked nasty so I got the new one. There was something about putting the nasty one in my mouth that skeeved me out. It was probably clean but it doesn't look like it. Do these stain so badly that they will always look nasty but are really clean?

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  14. ssjones

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    Virgin grade GBD's are pretty close to the top.
    In acending order:
    Pedigree
    Pedigree I
    Pedigree II
    Straight Grain
    Prodigy
    Bronze Velvet
    Virgin
    Varichrome
    Prestige
    Jubilee
    New Era
    Prehistoric
    International
    Universe
    Speciale Standard
    Ebony
    Tapestry
    New Standard
    Granitan
    Sauvage

    You can use an alcohol soaked bristle cleaner, but don't leave it in there too long and than run a cleaner dipped in water thru it. The alcohol will fog the stem if left in too long (although I think a clean, fogged stem line looks better than a stained one...).

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    Thanks Al, appreciate the info.

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    That is indeed good info Al. Mine in the pic above is a Speciale Standard. I really like it though. It is a good pipe to take along on walks.

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    What happened to member hnryclay? He had a lot of beautiful GBD's. I don't think we've heard from him in a while.

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    Only have one older forward cant, bought it because I like horn shapes and it is similar.

    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."
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    These are some great looking pipes! No GBD'sin my stable... Yet, bwahahahaha

    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. gwtwdbss

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    Here's another pic of my Speciale Standard paired with a Smokin Dragon tamper. To me it kinda looks like they were made for each other.

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  21. ssjones

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    Cool tankard! You are right, that tamper matches it nicely.

    Shaintiques Zulu is also pretty nifty, I love that shape. In fact, both of those shapes are missing from my rack, must check Ebay.......

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    My wife gently reminded me this evening that I said I wasn't going to buy any more pipes this year (did I really say that?) so I passed on this GBD Seventy-Six that went for a measly $16 on Ebay this evening. I really am out of rack spaces and I don't much care for straight pipes.........but shoot, it was a Seventy-Six and I've learned they seem to have a really nice grain. I hope someone here grabbed it, looks like an easy restoration.

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  23. cigrmaster

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    Al, you must have been sick watching that go for 16 bucks. Do you think your wife could really tell if you added another pipe? Tell her that she probably spends more on make up and getting her hair done. Tell her who's boss dammit. I want to see more GBD's in your collection. I love seeing pictures of your refurbished projects.

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    If I hear about about Al's death announcement or funeral arrangements in the next few weeks I'm blaming you Harris!

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    The curse of one joint checking account....I told her I missed a nice GBD for $16 and she said, well that was foolish, why didn't you buy it.......we've been married 32 years and I'm still trying to figure this one out!

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    ha ha. Us men will never understand the mind of a woman.

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    Beautiful pipes! I am willing to drop whatever I am doing and contribute a snap of my own darling little babies....
    clockwise from left;
    Tapestry 1971
    Conquest fantasy 9645
    Collector prehistoric 9641
    Pedigree 9465

    "Mount quickly and ride! There is a miasma over this village!"
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  28. photoman13

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    Wow those are great irishflake!

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    Bravo irishflake! Man, I really need a Pedigree grade GBD! (Virgin's up are wonderful)

    Ok an update on my mandate: no more pipes this year, UNLESS I find a deal on a Virgin grade or higher! And of course, I cannot be responsible for my behavior at the Richmond show...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  30. shawn622

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    Wow. A lot of beautiful GBD Pipes. Mine is a low end 70's Concord 789. Its not really as beautiful as the rest, but I fixed her up as good as I could. Here she is.

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  31. gwtwdbss

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    I like it shawn!

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    Nice one Shawn, all GBD's and lines are welcome and appreciated here!

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    Yeah I like it too shawn.

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    very nice irishflake!

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    A Gigante and a Export

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  36. ssjones

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    igloo: GBD really makes a nice, polished beveled top!

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    While stopping by Smoking Pipes to pick up some Wessex Brigade Campaign tonight I started perusing the estates and saw this little GBD International freeform. The price was right and it gave enough to get the free shipping discount for orders over $50. I am pretty sure it is Pre-Cadogan Era according to the stamping. I haven't seen a GBD in this shape before and it just called to me. I think it will go nicely with my current collection of GBD's which until today was one(1).

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/estate/england/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=98227

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    That is an unusual shape and it looks mint. I'd say that is a pre-Cadogan pipe. I love the twisted shank!

    I added trio of GBD's in the past few months, all 9438's.

    A Prehistoric restored last weekend:

    A Virgin that came via a trade on another forum, hopefully enroute to me soon:

    A New Standard restored a few weeks ago:

    Posted 6 years ago #
  39. gwtwdbss

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    Those are awesome Al! I am still looking for that Prehistoric poker like the one you have in your collection. I have seen a few pokers but none quite like the one you have that is similar to the Post-Cadogan one that I PM'd ya about on eBay a few months back.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    You might be thinking of someone else on the Poker. My only Poker shape is a David Jones. Wish that I did have a GBD Poker, that is one shape I'd love to add.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I just picked up another GBD estate today. Its a bent billiard 508 Granitan. Still having difficulty with figuring out the approx. age. Is not a perfect pipe, but is nice enough. Has the linear "LONDON, ENGLAND".
    Will try and post a pic soon.
    Jason

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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Prehistoric
    New Era
    Popular

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 6 years ago #
  43. papipeguy

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    Here are mine.

    Photobucket

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    Here's the only one I have and I'm thinking of putting on Briarbid.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  45. loneredtree

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    Here are mine. I took a long time to get them photographed.

    Left to Right

    Estate Pedigree billiard , Bought in 1963 Virgin 206, Estate Lumberman International 263. Estate Canadian New Standard 1451

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    Looks like I need to reload the pics. TBC

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    Very nice loneredtree!

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    Well, it looks like I'm victim perhaps of a pipe swindle with that Virgin pictured, it never showed up. The trader says he sent my pipe back (a Mark Tinsky...). I'll know Tuesday. Morale to this story, don't trust just anyone and don't post a picture of a pipe you don't yet have...

    Those are real handsome Lonetree!

    Posted 6 years ago #

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