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Ahi Ka

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So I picked up this pipe.

It has a push stem and a slot bit. The only nomenclature is GBD over London Made on the LH side of the shank. The hallmarks have worn, but from the cartouche shapes I can narrow these down the 1916-35.

Just wondering if anyone has any information about when GBD stopped using the London Made stamp? I know it’s a crap shot, as even if there were an exact year on record, we would still need to allow for exceptions given the time period.

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mso489

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I don't know the answer to your question, but that is a handsome pipe, and from the "good old days" of much admired GBD's. The band looks original.

There are GBD's available for half price at Iwan Ries, apparently of the lesser kind, all-black and all blast, for about 60 USD.
 

ssjones

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The pipepedia article from the old Jerry Hannah site, says it was introduced in 1978 - so that is clearly wrong.
I think your date range is reasonable.
One more of the many mysteries of GBD.
Mike Hagley posts to the GBD Facebook page,he might have more info (in the 1980's, he and his brother Terry were the GBD experts).
 
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Ahi Ka

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The pipepedia article from the old Jerry Hannah site, says it was introduced in 1978 - so that is clearly wrong.
I think your date range is reasonable.
One more of the many mysteries of GBD.
Mike Hagley posts to the GBD Facebook page,he might have more info (in the 1980's, he and his brother Terry were the GBD experts).
I found this part of the pipedia article (about 1/4 down the page) interesting, and is what made me wonder about the London Made as opposed to standard London Made giving a date range

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AJL67

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Yeah, I totally missed that one - 1983! I remember seeing that in the theater, looks worth watching again. A young Terri Garr...
I was interviewing at Intuit years ago and at a panel interview someone asked me hobbies and I replied with "I like to do a little bit of everything, I write poetry, I paint .. sculpt.." one person just started to laugh, everyone else thought i was serious.. Surprisingly I did get the job.

Sorry for highjacking (haha his name was Jack) the thread @Ahi Ka
 

Ahi Ka

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I was interviewing at Intuit years ago and at a panel interview someone asked me hobbies and I replied with "I like to do a little bit of everything, I write poetry, I paint .. sculpt.." one person just started to laugh, everyone else thought i was serious.. Surprisingly I did get the job.

Sorry for highjacking (haha his name was Jack) the thread @Ahi Ka
Bro it’s totally more interesting and entertaining than the pipe. Hijack away
 

paulfg

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I agree 1916-1935 london hallmarks.
the first stamping is the year but I cant make it out.
the second one is the lion? for silver and the third the lion ? head for London assay office.Both these are readable and you can see the three lumps at the bottom of the stamps that equate to the 1916-35 period

see the example here for 1923