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flytyer



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PostSubject: GBD pipes   Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:33 pm

Im looking for some input on new GBD pipes . It seems that the older ones are regarded as good smokers, and Im wondering if anyone has any experiance good or bad with the new pipes by this maker. I am mulling over buying one Ive had my eye on.

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:07 pm

Stay away at all costs, especially any of those you might be eying on eBay. I hate getting outbid.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:42 pm

The older GBD's (pre-1980's) are the better ones. Quality kind of nose-dived thereafter. Which is not to say you won't be lucky & get yourself a good smoker from a more recent model.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:33 am

Im fond GBDs in general, especially the Prehistorics. They're quite common on ebay so shouldn't be to hard to get ahold of one. The Perspex stems are awesome too. Cool

One of my favorites is a Collector (the second largest category) matte Lumberjack (shape 263) that I reserve for Lat and Orientals. Its one of the newer ones with a printed GBD logo, not the metal rondelle. Superb smoker so I dont mind...
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:13 pm

The older ones seem to be very well thought of and have rabid collectors.

Look for ones with a metal inlaid (embossed?) logo and (if possible) one that was made in England.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:37 pm

They're often fine pipes, and have many supporters.

What's ironic though is that you can say this of virtually any of the British upscale marques of the 1950-75 era -- GBD, Comoy, Sasieni, Dunhill, Charatan, Loewe & BBB alike.

Heck, there are even those (guilty as charged) with a fondness for Petersons made back then.

De gustibus non disputandem Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:30 am

Yak wrote:

What's ironic though is that you can say this of virtually any of the British upscale marques of the 1950-75 era -- GBD, Comoy, Sasieni, Dunhill, Charatan, Loewe & BBB alike.
De gustibus non disputandem Laughing

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So true.... Sad
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PostSubject: GBD Pipes   Thu May 19, 2011 8:23 pm

Older is better.
I am old enough to have lived through the glory days, of several well known pipe manufactures, and have been lucky enough to have several classics in my collection.
The Vintage GBS"s are still obtainable if you seek them out, But only after doing some research.The best part about buying vintage estate pipes is that they are already broken in,so once they are sanitized, they are ready to go full throttle.I have 2 smooth billards,a Marquis #117 & a Roissy #88 Made in St Claude France. I est. late 40's early 50's superb briars,with super, natural grains.Anyone lucky enough to snag a vintage GBD, will have many wonderfull years of smoking pleasure,from a 50 + year old briar.

"There's a story behind every bowl"
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Fri May 20, 2011 12:26 pm



I love my GBD Unique's, both are dedicated to virginia flakes, very nice smokers.

I may have the heart to let one go.
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PostSubject: GBD Pipes   Fri May 20, 2011 1:27 pm

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Not so old Quintex trio

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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Fri May 20, 2011 3:04 pm

A trio of beauties.

I have a bunch of old, French-made New Eras (the French manufacture stopped in the mid-fifties). They're just amazing. Perfect symmetry in design, all excellent (flake) smokers.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:38 pm

I was gifted two GBD's last week and I finished restoring them this weekend.

it took some research and cleanup to reveal the weak nomenclature. Both are Colossus models, a 9677 "Bicentennial Seventy Six" Rhodesian and the other a shape 17 Oom Paul.

The Seventy Six was bowl had not seen a lot of care, but thankfully the perspex stem was in pretty good shape. I did my usual soak/micromesh sand/buff on the wheel to both. I'm been looking, unsuccessfully (well, outbid) for a 9438/9242 and this one fits that bill/shape desire perfectly.

Here's a before & after shot of both.

I smoked each today. They each smoked wonderfully with no ghosting. Both will become valued members of my rack.

The Seventy Six Rhodesian




The Oom-Paul. This stem has some cracks and I might get Walker to make me a new stem. But for now, the patina of the stem seems to fit the bowl and it smokes fine.






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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:10 pm

I love my vintage GBDs.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:29 pm

I do not know much about the newer (post 1980) GBD's as I bought all of mine from 1969 thru 1979 but EVERYONE of the 12 I own are some of the BEST smoking pipes I own! All are some of the nicest tight crossgrains, all smooth and most are the Century model with some International's and a couple of the brass banded Garland model. They came with some of the nicest thin, wide fishtail bits ( most of mine are SBs) and I LOVE 'em! My "newest" is a new /old one I found in a box and it has become my " Virginia " pipe and I can HIGHLY recomend any of the older ones ( with the metal, brass if possible, rondeles imbedid in the bit. They were'nt extremely costly pipes, but none of mine (all bought new) have any fills and are worth every $ asked for . So save your money, do some research, take your time and you'll aquire one of the "classics" of smoking Razz
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:16 pm

Simple Man wrote:
Wow! Those are stunning... you did a wonderful job restoring them. I absolutely love that Rhodesian!
Thanks, I enjoy doing that kind of work. I spent about four hours redoing those two. The nomenclature is so faded on each, I had to be careful not to add any more wear. That Rhodesian shape (in GBD or the 999 Peterson), is a favorite and I was tickled to receive this one.

It was also fun digging out the history behind them. I contacted Jerry Hanna who has a very nice GBD pipe information page and he was very helpful.

The Oom-Paul, has a gentlemans name, "Ed Kollar" stamped below the factory nomenclature, but the gentleman who send me this didn't know him or the name.

Jerry suspects these two came from Smokers Haven in the 70's (the Seventy Six, for certain in 1976) as they were one of the largest GBD dealers in the States at the time. These pipes did come from an estate in Ohio, so that makes sense.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:34 am

I just bought this GBD Tapestry 9438 model. This is a called a "chair leg" stem. I'm hoping to restore the stem, which could take some work! (and I was complaining about saddle stems...)





While searching, I came across this interesting model. I've never seen a GBD in this shape/finish before. A local shop has an unsmoked Virgin billiard for $165, so maybe this is worth an opening bid of $295? Too rich for my blood, but a fascinating shape.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GBD-MILLENNIUM-ESTATE-PIPE-18K-GOLD-BAND-/290670302888?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43ad4cd6a8






Here's another unique shape:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GBD-pipe-/280824457574?pt=UK_Collectables_Tobacciana_Smoking_LE&hash=item4162712966

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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:05 am

The pre merger GBDs are proven performers, so I would stick with them. They are relatively easy to identify, and there are still a lot of them around, even on the bay. I have picked up several, all under $50, and some way under.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:09 am

I bought my newest GBD in Lincolnshire in 2005. It's a good one too!
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:19 pm

That Tapestry 9438 Bulldog is a honey of a pipe--pictures, please, when you get done makin 'er shine! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:22 pm

That first Rhodesian is very nice and I like that you took the time to clean it up so nicely for me.

Seriously, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the saddle bit rho. Be sure to post some pics.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Blue Max wrote:
That first Rhodesian is very nice and I like that you took the time to clean it up so nicely for me.

Seriously, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the saddle bit rho. Be sure to post some pics.
I'll definitely do a restore thread. That is an uber-saddle for sure. But, it might have to wait a bit as I have an MGB motor/transmission sitting in pieces in my garage that gets first attention....
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:53 pm

Simple Man wrote:
riff raff wrote:
It might have to wait a bit as I have an MGB motor/transmission sitting in pieces in my garage that gets first attention....

I thought that was the normal state of MGs... Laughing

Actually, I love them and have had a couple myself, but they were a bear to keep running. Mostly electrical problems for me.

My '79 has is getting a new clutch (pilot bearing went bad, might as well do the whole shooting match) as well as front/rear seals as most were leaking. My car has a updated, modern alternator and relays for the wiring, so it's pretty well sorted in that regard, providing I can get all of this reassembled......

My British pipes take a whole lot less care though!



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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:00 pm

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