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Visited the Antique Store Today

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  1. tuold

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    This is the first time I've ventured away from my computer screen in search of estate pipes at an antique store and I was pleasantly surprised. It seems the lady who runs the local shop rents space in the store. When I told her what I was looking for she directed me to an out of the way corner stocked with vintage tobacciana as well as antique tools. I gingerly picked up a grungy looking specimen and identified a GBD 9448 through layers of grime. The price was $6.00 . In fact, all the pipes on the rack were the same price. The twelve pipe rack itself was $8.00! How could I resist! I'll definitely be checking back in a month or so.

    Here's a picture of a Dr Grabow Tru-Grain I just finished cleaning up. I'm thinking it from the early '50's.

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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  2. deithial

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    Handsome pipe, nice find

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    Nice find! Looking forward to more pics...

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    Here's another I just finished cleaning from that lot, a Kaywoodie Carburetor. The gentleman who's estate these pipes came from seems to have preferred billiards.

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    Nice! I love antique stores, I've found some real gems on occasion! Congrats on some great finds!

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    Great finds, good luck when you venture back there. I myself love going to antique stores.

    "Keep it Classy"
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    I'm thoroughly addicted to antique stores now! This is so much more fun than staring at blurry photos on eBay and waiting a week to see what I bagged. Nothing like instant gratification.

    I've got some days off coming up so now's the time to start planning my route.

    Here's the last picture I'll post from the antique store jaunt today. It's the six dollar GBD 9448.

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    That GBD is nice, that one will be a great smoker, congrats.
    ~Ron

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    Congrats, that's exactly why all my pipes are 12$ estates from a certain shop.

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    I'm worried that if I keep coming in and buying everything the proprietress will raise the prices!

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    Or they will cut you some sweet deals, lol.

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    My local shops all have TLC pipes. IE in need of a lot of it. The best one I saw seemed to have a 10+ year old pack of old tobacco laced with dust.

    BUT I keep looking.

    The second pipe is my favorite in your find. Awesome catch.

    I humbly reserve the right to post an intuitive thought here ... When ONE comes to mind.
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    Excellent finds sir

    You may call me "HerrDoctor"
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    Antique stores are where I get the vast majority of my pipes. I enjoy the hunt as much as I do owning them. It is a fun way to spend some down time.

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    Wow!

    I'm jealous! Awesome finds!

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    Nice scores! I've never been that lucky in an antique store of flea market.

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    I've looked at a few antique stores, especially when traveling, and found a few pipes, a few interesting,
    but none that I wanted to take on. I'm scouting around to see if there are several stores that have enough
    turnover that they might be worth checking from time to time.

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    My local antique store had a few clay pipes from Holland that looked more for tourists than smokers, but I see more acessories than briars and Meer's...gonna keep looking.

    That GBD looks nice, for 6 bones it looks fantastic! my estate GBD is one of my best smokers.

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    Tuold:

    You shot and scored.

    I love GBDs. What does it say on the shank beneath the GBD imprint?

    Fnord

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  20. tuold

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    What does it say on the shank beneath the GBD imprint?

    It says, "Virgin" I' not quite sure what that refers to......

    My local shops all have TLC pipes. IE in need of a lot of it. The best one I saw seemed to have a 10+ year old pack of old tobacco laced with dust

    Trust me, these were pretty nasty looking, too. I only avoid pipes that have stems that are severely damaged since I don't have a stash of replacements or the skill to cut a new button if it's been chewed off.

    The Grabow had an airway that was completely stopped up with gunk. I had to use alcohol and the shank tool on the a senior reamer to drill that out. Drafts just fine now. The amount of carbon cake, dirt and gunk can be pretty amazing, but it all comes off with sufficient effort.....as you can see.

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