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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 10:09 am

Well, I've had one heck of a June and July for pipes (and life events). I was able to acquire several pipes on my "Holy Grail" list, including pieces that I wasn't sure were really attainable. The GBD 9242 has been at the top of that list for years, but one shows up maybe every 18 months and in the past, have sold for crazy money. I got lucky this week with a tired looking New Standard 9242 that was listed. The pictures were fuzzy and the bowl top looked pretty bad. Given their rarity, there was no way I could pass this one up. There were hopeful signs that a decent pipe was hiding in those fuzzy pictures: stem & button looked great, bowl beading was perfect. It had plenty of dings and marks that would take some work.

I detailed the restoration work on Steve Laug's "Reborn Pipes" blog:
http://rebornpipes.com/2014/07/12/gbd-9242-1-holy-grail-restored/

Here's the pipe as I started:

GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_before
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_before-5
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_before-2
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_before-1

And the finished pipe.

GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_gallery
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_finished-6
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_finished-7
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_finished-5
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_finished-8
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_finished-9
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_finished-10


And, finally, a comparison shot with my GBD 9438 New Standard. The 9242 is a full 10 grams lighter at 45 grams and those curves really make the pipe. This shape really captivates me and this morning, it hit me as to why. One of my favorite attributes of a woman (besides her mind) is this profile. To me, this is also what makes the 9242 the shape it is.

GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Gbd_9242_ns_finished-1
GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) 93253877-naked-young-womans-back-and-hip-close-up-gettyimages_zps25bb9f51
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Hiram-2011

Hiram-2011

Age : 41
Location : Illinois
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 10:28 am

Stunning looking job. She's a beauty, I'm sure you will enjoy her.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 10:45 am

I break her in tomorrow!
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 11:45 am

Turned out real nice Riff, good job!   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Double26
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 12:00 pm

All of my "Holy Grail" pipes go on the every-crowding, top shelf of my cabinet. They all have their own "Scottie" theme pipe stands. I just snagged this worn little Scottie, which was hold the 9242.

GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Scottie_Pipe_Stand_Prone_zps0431b20b
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 5:58 pm

That IS one DAMN FINE looking Rhoddie and once again, a wonderful job on the resto !!! cheers Just out of curiosity, Pre-Codigan or Codigan production? Doesn't really make a difference to me but I know GBD collectors tend to seperate 'em this way  Twisted Evil
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Mozjo33

Mozjo33

Age : 50
Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-04

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Absolutely gorgeous Alan. The pipe is nice too  cheers 
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 6:32 pm

monbla256 wrote:
That IS one DAMN FINE looking Rhoddie and once again, a wonderful job on the resto !!! cheers Just out of curiosity, Pre-Codigan or Codigan production? Doesn't really make a difference to me but I know GBD collectors tend to seperate 'em this way  Twisted Evil

Good question: The straight line "London, England" denotes a Pre-Cadogan era pipe. Cadogan era pipes, made after 1982, use the circle: "Made in London England" stamp.
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 7:36 pm

That's one fine restoration Al, but I would expect nothing less from you!

 Cool 


Cheers,

RR

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i.keenum

i.keenum

Age : 29
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySun Jul 13, 2014 8:53 am

Beautiful pipe brother. Congrats on getting your dream pipe.
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Briar Spirit

Briar Spirit

Age : 50
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySun Jul 13, 2014 10:31 am

That's gorgeous Al and it cleaned up very well indeed, locing the pipe stand you picked up for it, very cute.  cheers sunny 
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PlateauGuy

PlateauGuy

Location : PNW
Registration date : 2013-11-22

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyMon Jul 14, 2014 7:32 am

Beautiful pipe, Al - Enjoy it in good health!
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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 53
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 10:04 pm

Awesome score Al!

GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Billclinton_zps9ea4b365
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juanmedusa

juanmedusa

Age : 38
Location : Falls Church, Virginia
Registration date : 2013-07-06

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyTue Jul 29, 2014 11:34 am

That rim came out stunning.
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skaukatt

skaukatt

Age : 58
Location : Queens, NYC
Registration date : 2007-12-26

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyTue Jul 29, 2014 2:14 pm

juanmedusa wrote:
That rim came out stunning.

Here, here! I could not agree more, fantastic job on cleaning that rim, Al. I never seem to be able to get the tar to cooperate and clean up to the extent of the results you achieved there.


Enjoy that beauty!

Lou
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jonnylaw13

jonnylaw13

Age : 33
Location : norther WI
Registration date : 2014-05-16

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyTue Jul 29, 2014 8:07 pm

I have a Rogers that was my grandfathers that same shape, its a very comfortable fit. Yours is beautiful. Unfortunately I dropped mine and the stem shattered.
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riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyTue Jul 29, 2014 9:57 pm

Thanks guys. Getting the tar off really isn't that challenging. There were some dings hiding under that layer of crud. I popped some, but not all out with some steam. The pipe does smoke quite well and the weight is right in my sweet spot at 48 grams. An instant favorite on my racks.
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beeman86

beeman86

Age : 61
Location : Loring, Ontario
Registration date : 2014-08-02

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyWed Aug 27, 2014 7:47 pm

That is a nice restoration Riff. What other pipes are on your list?

Interesting comparison to the curves of a woman too. I agree whole heartedly and as I consider my own favorites they all have that nice sensual curvature.

I've noticed your MGB in the avatar. A '74? I had a '67 'BGT and a '69 'B...sold them for college tuition 38 years ago and regretted it ever since!
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riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyWed Aug 27, 2014 8:51 pm

beeman86 wrote:
That is a nice restoration Riff. What other pipes are on your list?
Not too many others:
- Dunhill CK
- Castello 54
- Comoys 284
- Savinelli 320 Guibeleo D'Oro

Interesting comparison to the curves of a woman too. I agree whole heartedly and as I consider my own favorites they all have that nice sensual curvature.

I've noticed your MGB in the avatar. A '74? I had a '67 'BGT and a '69 'B...sold them for college tuition 38 years ago and regretted it ever since!  

That is a '79 MGB and thanks!
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Age : 36
Location : Western PA
Registration date : 2014-08-27

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptyWed Sep 03, 2014 12:05 am

Very nice!
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riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Sep 10, 2016 9:33 pm

I think this is a record for the 9242: (Virgin, unrestored, but in good shape).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262601622783?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Sep 10, 2016 10:00 pm

That's just more money then brains if ya ask me. GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) Nuts10
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Sep 10, 2016 10:21 pm

That $610.00 would have been one hell of a TAD.... Wink
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Sep 10, 2016 10:24 pm

$610? You gotta be schmidting me!

Shocked


Cheers?

RR

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail)   GBD 9242 Restored (#1 Holy Grail) EmptySat Dec 09, 2017 3:57 pm

rr, came out nice! bill
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