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flytyer



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PostSubject: GBD pipes   Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:33 am

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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Kapnismologist



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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:07 pm

Stay away at all costs, especially any of those you might be eying on eBay. I hate getting outbid.
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Muddler



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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:42 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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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:33 pm

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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mattia76



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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:13 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 7:37 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   Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:30 pm

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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nosenhoj



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Pipe: Sherlock Holmes collection 22Petes ,African Meers- (30) Pioneer-Jambo, Zulu, Altinok, Ben wade Free hand
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PostSubject: GBD Pipes   Thu May 19, 2011 4:23 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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onabullit



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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Fri May 20, 2011 8:26 am



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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nosenhoj



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Penzance Haddos delight Dark star Balkan Sasieni Frog morton Westminster Jack Knife Plug Best brown Flake
Blackwoods flake NightcapRum Cake,Nut Brown Burley
Pipe: Sherlock Holmes collection 22Petes ,African Meers- (30) Pioneer-Jambo, Zulu, Altinok, Ben wade Free hand
GBD Quintex, Royal Danish,Lee limited .
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PostSubject: GBD Pipes   Fri May 20, 2011 9:27 am

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Not so old Quintex trio

"There's a story behind every bowl"
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Fri May 20, 2011 11:04 am

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 4:38 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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Simple Man



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Pipe: Most Danish styles; Nording, Karl Erik, etc. Also have an affinity for Canadians.
I predict my next pipe will be a Randy Wiley.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:53 pm

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PipePuffer



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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:10 pm

I love my vintage GBDs.
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monbla256



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Pipe: Savanelli's, Pre and Lane era Charatans as well as various GBD's,BBB's, and Edward's and S&R pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: GBD pipes   Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:29 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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