Gdb pipe dating
I'd never paid much attention to GBDs before that, thinking them to be pretty much just cheap pipes.When I saw that pipe, I was instantly captivated by it. The grain was beautiful, but the most fascinating aspect of the pipe was the cut.This is the kind of information I am always on the lookout for because of the historical connection it gives to the pipes I smoke, collect and refurbish. I formatted it to fit in a Word document, added some photos of old advertisements and done minor editing in terms of punctuation.– Editor A number of pipe brands owe their introduction and continuation to craftsmen who gave the family name to their product and were followed for several generations by their descendants. The founders did give their names, but the ‘family’ was a partnership of men of similar skills and equal purpose of mind.It was a bold decision as these were troubled times in France.
You can see that pipe in the photo below, on the left, just above the bent bulldog.I was hoping that once he removed it that we would find that the lava protected the bowl rim from damage. It is a little hard to see from the photos of the stem shown below but this pipe had the same kind of tooth chatter and marks that the rest of the pipes in this estate had.He took some photos of the stamping that I noted above. The P stamp on the underside of the stem on the left was readable as well. They were worse on the underside of the stem but they were present on the top as well.I have 2 smooth billards,a Marquis #117 & a Roissy #88 Made in St Claude France. 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"I was gifted two GBD's last week and I finished restoring them this weekend.Heck, there are even those (guilty as charged) with a fondness for Petersons made back then.